Friday, April 27, 2012

Sketch #13-12

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun Friday at Sketches: Creatively Yours! Today we feature a multi-photo sketch that is quite ready to be altered to suit your unique needs.
So... let's see what our S: CY April Guest Designer and our talented Design Team came up with!!
Sketch #13-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald


"Bathtime for Lexi" layout created by
 S: CY Guest Designer
 Deanne Clarke-Saunders
"We are family" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

 Cassie Wiscarson
"Nap Time" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member Tammy Pyette
[Tammy notes that all backgrounds and elements are from www.fishscraps.com] 

"Love looks like this..." layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie LaKose
"Dyeing" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Elisha Pharr 
"Happy Easter" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Caryn Kidwell
"Visiting the Acropolis- 2010" layout craeted by
S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko
"Treat Bags: Noah's Zoo Party 2010"
layout created by S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
A big thanks to Deanne this week for donning to April Guest Designer cap! Loved having you with us! 
Thanks to the members of our fabulous Design Team. You are all doing such a great job with the sketches.
Much appreciation goes out to all scrappers who came to visit today! Please try the sketch and post a link below using Mr. Linky. Then we can go leave you some "loves." LOL We'll be over soon!!! 

**IMPORTANT** Please be sure to also leave a comment in the Blog comments box, and then we will know you came by! :) 
I'm deep in the midst of fundraising here so it is very, very busy. Will thus have to keep this "short 'n sweet" this week. Thanks for understanding... Have a wonderful week everyone! 
See you next Friday! 
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Friday, April 20, 2012

April Card Sketch #412

Our Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko has outdone herself yet again with an incredibly versatile card sketch.Wait 'til you se the variety of creations that the current month's sketch inspired among the talented S: CY Card Design Team!
Please sit back with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy this gorgeous Sketch and the cards it prompted!!

Sketch #4-12 created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko
"Bon Appetit" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Liva Kalnina
"Happy Birthday" Card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Vikki Whittington
Humorous card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

 Chelle Kuijer

(Chelle's notes: The digital image is from Bugaboo stamps [Canadian] and the sentiment is a digital one from Graphicat Stamps.)

"Happy Birthday" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Simona Lolli 

(Simona's notes:  For this card, supplies included twine & craft foam)
"Hello Sweetie" card created by
 S: CY  Design Team Member
 Stacey Hillesheim
"You make me quiver" card created by
 S: CY Senior Designer 

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

Ali MacDonald
(Notes~ This card was created with pics of the rhododendrons in our front garden...)
Thanks to our visitors for coming by to see today's Card Sketch, and to enjoy the creations of our Design Team members.  I was so excited when I saw what this week's sketch had brought to us!  
Be sure to try this sketch, and when you do, place  your link here via Mr. Linky. Members of our Team will come by to leave you some love!


We sooooo enjoy seeing what our readers and co-crafters create! Be sure to leave us a comment too so we'll know you came by to visit us at S: CY.
Have a wonderful week everyone! Do lots of crafts, scrapbooking and card-making!! And be sure to share your card using Sketch #412 with us!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Sketch #12-12

Sketch #12-12 created by
S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
"Time's fun when you're havin' {pies}" layout
created byS: CY Guest Designer
 Deanne Clarke-Saunders 

"Playtime" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Tammy Pyette
[Tammy's notes: "I made the background in Photoshop and the swirls used in creating the elements were from www.all-free-download.com"]


"Love you" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member

Cassie Wiscarson
"Good Clean Fun" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Kelly Smith
"Spring" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member 

Caryn Kidwell
"Wishing" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Yati Dali

"Grateful for you" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
"Dawg: doggone cute" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Journaling: "This is our sweet Argo in photos taken shortly after he arrived home in December 2010 as Noah’s Autism Assistance Dog Guide. He’s such a BEAUTIFUL BOY!  Just look at that face! In the photo above, he is wearing his Lions Foundation of Canada red bandanna. We bought it for him at the LFC Dog Guides’ store when we were there training with our amazing AADG. Bless his heart!"

Photos: all late December 2010
Thanks everyone for coming by to visit here at S: CY  today. We appreciate you all! TY to our Guest Designer Deanne Clarke-Saunders, and to our talented Designers for their creations  this week. 
Hope you try the sketch... when you do, place your link here using Mr. Linky so we can go visit, and see your work. 



Also, please place a comment in the "Comments" section so we'll know you were extra busy and tried out Sketch #12-12.
Have a great week! See you soon!!  ~ Ali 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sketch #11-12

Hello Everyone! So happy you were able to pop in!
Today we have a gorgeous and versatile new Sketch by Senior Designer, Ann Seleshanko
Sketch #11-12 created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
First, let's  have a look at a summery fun, "cool pool" layout from our Guest Designer, Deanne Clarke-Saunders... Then we'll have a peek at what our Design Team Members created with Ann's beautiful new Sketch!
"Poolin' Around" layout created by
 S: CY April 2012 Guest Designer
 Deanne Clarke-Saunders

"Christmas in March" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Tammy Pyette
[Tammy's Notes: The papers and ribbons are from www.shabbyprincess.com
 The stitching was called "stitching element." Source was an unknown free site.] 
"Relax, breathe, enjoy every moment" layout
created by S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson
"2 Alike" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

 Yati Dali 
"Patriotic Pride" layout
 created by S: CY Design Team Member

Julie LaKose
"Time to Shine" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Elisha Pharr
"Reading rumble" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith
"Little Men" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko 


"Together We Learn" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
[Photo Credit: Danique Rowsell- Century Classic Photography ]
Warm thanks to our Guest Designer Deanne Clarke-Saunders for her fun layout this week. It's great having you with us, Deanne! Thanks to our talented Design Team for their wonderful work. As always, it is inspiring and creative.  And... special thanks to S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko for yet another excellent Sketch!
Have a "go" at using Sketch #11-12 and post your link below in the next available "Mr. Linky" spot. We'll come by and see your work. Who doesn't enjoy seeing some luvs left on their Blog!?! Our Team  loves to see what you create with S: CY Sketches!



Oh- and be sure to run over and check out the cool Sketch over at Scrapdango... a fun Forum and Kit club site where you can socialize and see the latest and greatest! Why not join in the Sketch Challenge there this month? I would be so excited to see what you do with the exclusive April Sketch posted there! 
Have a wonderful week- see you next Friday! 
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Guess what???

For the month of April, we have something very special going on! Heather Bridges Topich, a "Hall of Fame" Design Team Member here at Sketches: Creatively Yours,  is carrying out the role of Design Team Member at an awesome Kit Club called Scrapdango.  This month, Heather asked me to create an exclusive Sketch for their site and I did so. It went live this morning!  Here's the LINK, so please be sure to pop by and see what's up!
If you don't yet know about Scrapdango, you will love this DIFFERENT kind of kit club. Each month, there are two different kits to choose from a masculine(ish) Spice kit and feminine(ish) Sugar kit or you can subscribe to both. 
For each year subscription that you purchase, you receive your 13th kit for FREE! The April kits will be available April 5th, and just for you... a NEW MEMBER SPECIAL - START A NEW 6 OR 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION AND GET $5 OFF EACH OF YOUR FIRST 3 KITS!
I have to say... *grin*...it's so exciting being asked to draw exclusive Sketches... I love doing it!
Hope you have time to check out my Sketch over at Scrapdango!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

S: CY April Guest Designer!

Hi everyone!
Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to someone whose work I have admired and followed for awhile. She is a scrapper, a sketch artist and a friend. 
Let's extend a warm S: CY welcome to Deanne Clarke-Saunders as she takes on the role of Guest Designer for April 2012!
S: CY Guest Designer 2012
 Deanne Clarke-Saunders
Deanne  was kind enough to send in a Bio so that you can all get to know her a little better...
"Hi Everyone,
I'm Deanne Clarke-Saunders. I'm recently re-married. Hubby and I went to Cuba for our Honeymoon, What a beautiful place! We have a doggy named Lexi! She's a Bichon Poo. Oh, and two Hermit Crabs named Bud and Blossom the Third. We live in Fort McMurray, Alberta. I've been scrapping and card-making for YEARS!!! 
I just started a new blog called "A Little Bit O' Paper", because I do have a little bit, errr ok, a LOT of paper to use! My husband says I'll never have to buy another sheet of scrap paper! Yeah right!!! Haha!"
Here are a few recent scrappy pages and cards Deanne has created:

"My Little Girl" layout
created by Deanne Clarke-Saunders

"I cherish U" card
created by Deanne Clarke-Saunders
"Be Happy- eat a cupcake" card
created by Deanne Clarke-Saunders
"Fun in the Sun" layout
 created by Deanne Clarke-Saunders
So happy you could be with us for April, Deanne! :) 
Welcome to S: CY!
Stay tuned everyone... over the next month Deanne will have a few treats to share with us!  It's going to be another great month! 
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