Friday, March 30, 2012

Sketch #10-12

 Sketch #10-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

We also have a nice surprise this week! It's a gift to  S:CY readers from our March Guest Designer, Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper. Below, you'll find a Digital Sketch created using S: CY Sketch #10-12 as inspiration. Thanks Jennifer!  Please use and enjoy.  Here's the link to a spot where you can easily download Jennifer's Sketch... CLICK HERE.
Digi Sketch Creator: Jennifer Wilson 
Let's have a peek at what the DT came up with using S: CY Sketch #10-12 this week! First, we have the pleasure of seeing another beautiful LO from our Guest Designer, then  a view of all the creations from our talented Design Team. Thanks for  being here, everyone! So happy you've come by to visit!
"7 Months" layout created by
 S: CY March Guest Designer
 Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper
(Jennifer's notes: Worn by One Little Bird and Sahlin Studio,
staples by Patti Knox, Pea XOXO font.)

"Little Girl Play is Magical" layout 
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Julie LaKose
"Special Delivery" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Cassie Wiscarson

"Snow Build" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member

 Tammy Pyette 

"Willa's Turn!" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

 Tammy Pyette 


"The Years Go By..." layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member 
Kelly Smith
 
(Kelly notes that she turned the sketch upside down when designing her layout.) 

"13 Years" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
 
"Making Plans" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
 Photo Credits: Danique Rowsell; Century Classic Photography 

JournalingYou and Grace worked hard, both in your lessons and the training Alissa taught you to carry through with your horse.  In July 2011, you knew it was time to look toward the future and start planning for a different home for Grace.  In February 2012, a new family inquired about her. As things developed, we knew it was the right time, the right place and most importantly, the right people.  In March, Grace went to live with the ABCDE family on Prince Edward Island… the perfect place for a gorgeous mare! 

Today, as we prepare to complete another month,  it's time to say a HUGE "Thanks" to our March Guest Designer Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper. Jennifer, we've appreciated the tips, the tour of your site, today's Digital Sketch gift and the inspiring layout ideas you've brought along during your visit with us. We enjoyed seeing your work and having the pleasure of getting to know you better. Thanks so much, and please don't be a stranger! Ann and I both hope you'll visit S: CY as a Guest Designer again. 
Hope that S:CY readers will try this week's layout sketch. We'd love to see what you create! Just use Mr. Linky (below) to post the link to your layout, card or altered item, WHATEVER the sketch inspired!  We'll come by and see, and leave YOU some luvs! 



Thanks Team for another great week at S: CY, sharing FREE sketches and FREE inspiration!! :) Catch you next Friday!
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Sketch #9-12

 Hello Everyone! Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a new sketch with you all! Here's a clean, graphic style S: CY Sketch that you can use to create  a LO with lots of white space... or use it as one with LOTS of room for embellishment. Enjoy! 


Sketch #9-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Our Design Team came up with some lovely pages using this Sketch! Here they are... 


"Let it Snow!" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Tammy's Notes: Elements were all from www.computerscrapbook - the "Chilly" Collection.]


"You Make Me Happy" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Cassie Wiscarson
"Like For Ever" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Cassie Wiscarson
Journaling reads ~ “You really love being silly.  Even though you have a big girl bike at Grammy & Poppy’s house you still love to ride your trike.  You thought it was so silly to not even sit on the seat. 17 July 2011”] 

"Love lives here" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member Julie LaKose
"Face to Face" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Elisha Pharr
"Murphy at one" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Kelly Smith


Journaling reads ~ 
"Dear Murphy,
You came into our lives as a tiny 5-pound bundle. You now tilt the scales at five times that. After Chance died, we didn't know if we could open our hearts again to that kind of pain but once we met you, we knew we wanted to take the chance.There have been many heart aches over the past year - from thinking that you may have a neurological disorder to finding out that you need surgery for your knee. You came with a two-year guarantee and your breeder offered us a different puppy in exchange for you. We never even thought about it! You don't shed (much). You don't bark (often). You are very obedient (for the most part). With your left-spinning ways, you are one of a kind and have firmly entrenched yourself in our hearts and lives. We can't imagine life without you."
"Six years and counting" created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Caryn Kidwell


"Seven is cool" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko


"Luv You" layout created by
S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

[Journaling reads~  "This is my Auntie Carolyn & Uncle Richard with their four grandkids, ABC, DEF, GHI and new baby JKL. The photo was taken in October, 2011, at Halloween. (My Auntie Carolyn is your Grandpa Critter’s younger sister.) Photo~ XYZ, USA"]
Hope everyone has enjoyed this sketch and the creations of the Design Team! We'd love to see what you create using the Sketch. Please use Mr. Linky (below) to post your creation so that we can go visit your site and leave some luvs. Remember to leave a comment in the "Comments" section so that we know you've visited! 




Have a super week and be sure to "get scrappy!" 
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Card Sketch #312

Welcome to S: CY!
Once every month we feature a Card Sketch and cards, cards, cards from our talented S: CY Card Design Team! And... today is the day for cards in March! So glad you've popped in!

Ann Seleshanko, Senior Designer here at S: CY has created another beautiful card sketch for us.
Card Sketch #312 by
S: CY Senior Designer

Ann Seleshanko


Today our talented Card Design Team  will "strut their stuff" and show us what they created with this versatile Sketch. 

Butterfly card created by
 S: CY Card Design Team Member

 Liva Kalnina
Cupcake card created by
 S: CY Card Design Team Member
 Stacey Hillesheim
"Good" card created by
 S: CY Card Design Team Member

Simona Lolli
"Wishing you all the Best" card created by
 S: CY Card Design Team Member

Vikki Whittington
"The older I get" card created by
 S: CY Deisgn Team Member

Chelle Kuijer
 [Chelle's Notes: Image from Bugaboo stamps and Card Kit from Scrap~tures
Springtime all occasion card created by
 S: CY Senior Designer

Ann Seleshanko
"Dream" card created by
 S: CY Team Leader 

Ali MacDonald
Loved seeing the beauty that our Card Design Team created this week... Keep up the wonderful work! So much versatility and so many details and creative 3-dimentional touches! Those just make everything so special! I also see lots of butterflies in today's cards. LOL We must all be yearning for beautiful weather and warm sunny days.
Thanks to our S: CY Card Design Team!

Wanted to remind everyone that our March Guest Designer Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper has an amazing site that will inspire your creativity and enhance your scrappin' time. Simple Scrapper offers "Solutions for stress-free memory keeping." Be sure to check out her ideas! 
Grab a cuppa and go spend some "me-time"-- enjoy!


Have a wonderful week everyone! Thanks for visiting us. Remember to tell a friend about our free Sketches and inspiration, and be sure you are a "follower" of the S: CY Blog so you never miss  a Guest, an update or a new & inspiring sketch. See you right here-- next week!
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Friday, March 9, 2012

Sketch #8-12

Hello everyone, welcome back to S: CY! So glad you're here!
Here's a new sketch you can use to feature a single large, or several smaller pics. There are linear elements and space for use of a 'journaling spot' or shaped embellie.  Enjoy using  your creativity to make something beautiful. Be sure to upload your creation to Mr. Linky (at the end of this blog post) so that we can go see your work and leave some luvs! :) Please leave us a note in the "Comments" section of the blog so we know you've popped by!! 

 Sketch #8-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Our first layout this week using Sketch #8-12 comes from our Guest Designer, Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper

"Hope Lives Here" layout created by
 S: CY March Guest Designer Jennifer Wilson

[Credits: Olive Tree kit by Sara Gleason] 

"Happy Birthday" layout created by
 S
: CY Design Team Member Cassie Wiscarson
"Wondering" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie LaKose
[Julie notes that the j
ournaling strips feature lyrics from "Wonderin'" by TobyMac.]

"Ball Pit" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Tammy notes that the font for the title is a free one from http://www.dafont.com

 called "Disney." She made the background and elements in Photoshop.]

"Motherhood" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Yati Dali 
"Beautiful Time" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Kelly Smith
"Someone Special" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member  Elisha Pharr
"Winter 2010" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko 
"This boy sayz..." layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Today our Guest Designer Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper, has something very special to share with us. Jennifer, who is an organizational whiz, says that she understands time crunches. Speaking to her readers, Jennifer adds that "there are never enough hours in the day. I bet you are a lot like me and you LOVE to find ways to save time!" 
Here is some wisdom from Jennifer on this very topic!
 "Top Ten tips for Saving Time & Being Organized"

1. Do one thing at a time - You are far more effective if you stop
trying to multi-task. Close everything else and focus!

2. Make a list - I often forget what I'm supposed to do if I don't
write it down. Eliminate trying to remember that one little thing
by keeping a pen and paper handy.

3. Cheat the system - You don't have to do everything from scratch.
Use shortcuts, recipes, templates and ready-to-go packets to get
going faster.

4. Say no more - It's natural to want to make everyone happy, but
it's just not possible. Learn how to define boundaries that work
for you.

5. Respect your own time - Set limits for yourself and actually
stick to them. Make appointments with yourself and show up. Honor
the true value of time.

6. Be present - Once you stop multi-tasking, you will find yourself
being even more deliberate and aware of time-wasters. Show up and
just get things done.

7.  Do the hard stuff first - Stop puttering around tinkering and
procrastinating. Dig in to that big project to enjoy the momentum
that comes from real accomplishment.

8. Divide and delegate - You don't have to do everything yourself.
Find the time you need by having others help with your list.

9. Let technology help - I'm all for tradition, but don't forget
that modern tools can really help make your life easier.

10. Have fun - Time enjoyed is time well spent. Really appreciate
the time you squeeze out to serve as a reminder to stop messing
around with the less-fun stuff.



Did you enjoy these tips? I hope they resonated with you as much as they did me. Jennifer wants to extend to each S: CY reader an invitation to sign up for email updates from Simple Scrapper. You'll receive, FREE, more tips just like these, on topics that will be useful and creatively-inspiring for you. You can sign up today right HERE.
Thanks Jennifer for your LO and ideas this week. They make being organized MUCH more attainable. 
  
Hope everyone has been having a GREAT week and we'll see lots of creations using Sketch #8-12. Remember to use Mr. Linky if you try the sketch. Leave us a link to your creation and be sure to make a quick comment in the "Comments" section so that we know you popped by.








See you all next week!   

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Sketch #7-12

Hi everyone! Happy Friday wherever you are!
Today our fantastic new S: CY Design Team Members are going to show you how they interpreted Sketch #7-12.
The sketch  was created by Ann Seleshanko and features CS or pp  strips, a large focal-point photo, and lots of space for embellies and journaling. Yes-- Ann has drawn yet another versatile and fun-to-use Sketch that will help you make YOUR scrapbooking easier and faster - not to mention keep the viewer's eye on the photo(s)! 
Off we go! 

Sketch #7-12 created by
Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
 
"What a Cute Girly Girl" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member Yati Dali
"Learning to Twirl " layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member Elisha Pharr
"Crazy in Love" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Caryn Kidwell
"Tween" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Julie LaKose
"Xander's 4th Birthday" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette

[Tammy's notes:  http://www.computerscrapbook.com
 "Nantucket Collection" is where I got the colours, background and some elements. I used the backgrounds and textures in that set to create the ribbons.]
"Rain Toboganing" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Tammy's notes: The 
2-page spread background is from http://store.scrapgirls.com/product/25058/ . The elements are cutouts from the background.]
"There was a Little Girl, who had a Little Curl" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member Kelly Smith

"You are loved" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Cassie Wiscarson

"Happy Birthday Spud!" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
"Love to Play- Spring '07" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
"Noah Adam Scott- 2011" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Photo Credit: Tammy Pyette Photography
Thanks to everyone on the S: CY Design Team for the beautiful and varied layouts. They cross so many thematic areas and styles that they will truly capture the creative imagination of those who see and enjoy them. 
S: CY Readers/Followers, please try the Sketch and add a link to your interpretation to 'Mr. Linky,' below, and leave  us a comment in the "Comments" section. We will come visit and see your creations, plus of course leave some love!! Can't wait to see your creativity shine through!



See you all next week with some new scrapbooking yumminess! 

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