Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketch #16-12

Hi everyone, 
Welcome back to S: CY for another free sketch and some free inspiration!  So glad you made it over for a visit. Here's today's Sketch... it's a multi-photo one, with lots of room for embellies! 
Sketch #16-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
And, here is an interpretation of Sketch #16-12 created by our May Guest Designer, Stephanie Hart. Stephanie has a wonderful shop called "My Little Bit of Whimsy". I'm sure you'd enjoy spending time there so be sure to go on over and have a peek at her wonderful, whimsical creations! They're sure to embellish YOUR scrappy creations beautifully! 
"My Love" layout created by
 S: CY Guest Designer 

Stephanie Hart
 of My Little Bit of Whimsy
"Xander's Birthday" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

[Tammy's digi notes: Journalling paper was the center of Dustybear_Casually-free_paper.png , the BGs are by Carrie-Stephens at http://www.4shared.com
the ribbon is from www.shabbyprincess.com, and the starts are by DDDmysteria.]
"Love you" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Cassie Wiscarson
"Wisdom" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
"The Renaissance Faire" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Elisha Pharr


"Lazy Summer days " layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"2 ipod buddies" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

Journaling
Noah learned to use an ipod this year (2010) when it was introduced at school  in Grade 2 as part of his individual program plan (IPP). He and Argo enjoyed sitting on Argo’s plump, soft pillow on the livingroom floor. Argo would sleep peacefully while Noah played an animal game on the ipod. Each was relaxed in his own little world. It was so darned cute! They were ipod buddies!!
Thanks to the members of our fabulous S: CY Design Team. You are all doing such a great job with the weekly sketches. :) 
THANK YOU So very much to Stephanie Hart, our May 2012 Guest Designer. Loved  being able to share with others about the  "My Little Bit of Whimsy" shop! 
Much appreciation goes out to all scrappers who came to visit and have a peek at S: CY  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! :) 
Have a wonderful week everyone! 
See you next Friday! 
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Card Sketch #512


Today is Card Day here at S: CY! 
Once a month, we feature an innovative Card Sketch by our Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko, Then, we show you what our Team of S: CY Card Designers has created with it as inspiration. These gals are from all over the world and they never disappoint--ALWAYS managing to create some beautiful things to share! 
Sketch #512 created by S: CY Designer Ann Seleshanko 
Here are the "takes" of our Design Team!!!  


"Birthday Wishes" card created by
 S:CY Design Team Member
 Chelle Kuijer


"Happy Birthday" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Liva Kalnina


"Happy Birthday Card" created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Vikki Whittington
"Tanti Auguri" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Simona Lolli

"We're the Perfect Blend" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member 
Stacey Hillesheim


"Happy Birthday" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Vikki Whittington
"Peace" card created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko 

All occasion card created by
 S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald 

(Ali's notes: these are some of our rhododendrons~ they grow on a large bush in our front garden. They make great embellie pics for cards! Photo~ June 2011.)
Thanks to each of our talented Card Team Designers for their beautiful work this week, interpreting another of Ann's versatile and creative Card Sketches. 
And... remember that our Guest Designer for this month is Stephanie Hart, of My Little Bit of Whimsy. She'll be back next week with a brand new LO for our S: CY site. In the meantime, you can pop by Steph's Blog or her Whimsy Shop to peek at her beautiful WHIMSICAL creations! They are a treat for the eyes and will inspire the "craftiness" in every one of us!! 
Please try the card sketch and post a link to your creation below using Mr. Linky. Then we can pop by and 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! :)  We soooo enjoy seeing you! 
Be sure to come by NEXT Friday... We have another LO Sketch for you! ~

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sketch #15-12

Welcome everyone! Today we have a brand new sketch to share! Enjoy it, and if you do try it, please link it up for us through Mr. Linky, below this post (down near the end) . We will come visit and leave you some loves!!
Please remember that our Guest Designer for this month is Stephanie Hart, of My Little Bit of Whimsy. She'll be back on Friday, May 25th with a brand new LO for our S: CY site. In the meantime, you can pop by Steph's Blog or her Whimsy Shop to peek at her beautiful WHIMSICAL creations! They are a treat for the eyes and will inspire the "craftiness" in every one of us!! 




Without further ado, let's see what the latest  S: CY sketch looks like!! 
Sketch #15-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald


"Together Forever" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson 
"Beka's First bike" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith

"Daddy' Girls" LO created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Yati Dali
"Cousins" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Elisha Pharr
"Let's go for a hike" layout
created by S: CY Senor Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Making C'nnxions Across Time" Layout
 created by S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald  

Journaling: Connections can be astounding when you look at the overall framework of life. I made this cross stitched picture of a black lab for Pete when he was away from 4-Wing Cold Lake, “on course” in St. Louis, Missouri for 9 weeks. I had just moved to Alberta to be with him & was working as a pediatric RN. I worked my shifts & cross-stitched when I was off to help pass the time while he was away. We knew we’d soon be moving in together & he would have to leave Shady, the black lab he shared with Gil, his roommate, behind. The picture had been stitched with this passage in mind. 
   When I went to Edmonton to meet Pete’s plane, I gave him the framed picture, which I had toted along with me. The cross stitched lab pup hung in our home when we moved in together a few months before our wedding in 1992.
   ...Fasssssst forward to 2010… to Nova Scotia, near 14-Wing Greenwood. An Autism Assistance Dog Guide (AADG) named Argo joined our family to help our little boy, Noah, the youngest of our four kids, who had Autism Spectrum Disorder. The cross stitch picture was Argo to a “T.” The black lab pup in the cross-stitch even had what looked to be some brindle colouring like Argo! That colouring is somewhat of a rarity in the breed, but the head AADG trainer at the Lions Foundation of Canada (LFC) told us that it did show up at times in the LFC’s breeding program.
  It’s fitting that I had been drawn to creating that cross stitch so long before we were married & had 4 kids, including a little guy with special needs who would need a dog like Argo- the dog in the cross-stitch. The picture I had cross stitched 18 years before was a pup who could have been Argo. 
Love you, Pete. Love you, Noah. Love you, Argo.
That cross stitch is now hanging in the entryway of our home, & there it will stay.
Photo of Argo: December 2010
Journaling: March 2012
Just look at all the colourful and well-put together LOs we have here on the Blog this week! Many many thanks to the S:CY Team for their work and  dedication. Thrilled to see the diverse interpretations of this sketch!
Please try the sketch and post a link below using Mr. Linky. Then we can pop by and 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! :)  We soooo enjoy seeing you! 
Be sure to come by NEXT Friday... that's our May CARD SKETCH DAY! 
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Sketch #14-12

Hello peeps! Welcome to our fun little Sketch Blog! Here we are today with a gorgeous new Sketch from our S: CY Senior Designer, Ann Seleshanko!
Sketch #14-12 created by
 S: CY Senior Designer

Ann Seleshanko 
And without delay, let's have a peek at what our May Guest Designer Stephanie Hart of My Little Bit of Whimsy has created with this sketch!


Visit the Whimsy Shop...
You'll be so happy you popped in!


"Born this Way" layout created by
  S: CY Guest Designer
Stephanie Hart of "My Little Bit of Whimsy"
"Oh what a Joy, my Baby Boy" layout
 created by

S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette
Tammy's notes:
-glass dots created by Carrie Stephens at photobucket.com
-the note paper is from www.shabbyprincess.com
-the frame is from www.scrapsofmind.com 
-the background is from www.computerscrapbook.com

"Back to School" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Cassie Wiscarson
"Princess" layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Yati Dali
"Learning to Fly" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie Lakose
"I'll show you how this works " layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith
"Beautiful Bras D'Or" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Li'l Gals- 2002" layout created by
S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
Thanks a bazillion to our Guest this month, Stephanie Hart of My Little Bit of Whimsy for sharing her fun & colourful layout!
Thanks so much to the S: CY Team as well for the creativity that we can all see was put into this week's work. :) 
To Ann, my right hand gal, "THANK YOU" for yet another versatile sketch! 
We hope you've enjoyed our Guest Designer and Design Team Members' interpretations of Sketch #14-12!
Please do try the new layout sketch, and post a link below using Mr. Linky. Then we can pop by and 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! :) 
See you all next Friday! Bring a friend! 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome to our May Guest Designer!!

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to Sketches: Creatively Yours for another awesome month of  free sketches, free inspiration and lots of friendly faces!! We have a wonderful treat today for you, to start off the month! 
We're introducing a new Guest Designer... 
Today I'd like you to help me extend a warm hand of S: CY welcome to Stephanie Hart of My Little Bit of Whimsy. She's our May Guest Designer and we're so happy she's here!
May S: CY Guest Designer
Stephanie Hart of My Little Bit of Whimsy
Welcome Stephanie!!
Interestingly,  Stephanie is a gal who lives in Nova Scotia, not that far from the little town where I live. I didn't know this until I had been following her MLBOW Blog for some time, LOL. Small world!
Here's Stephanie's bio so you can get to know her a little better...
"My name is Stephanie,  and welcome to my little Whimsy Shop!  It all began when shortly after I took up scrapbooking in 2008… I really enjoyed the creative process, and before I knew it, I was hooked!
My style is a bit whimsical,  I love doodling and ink on my pages along with bright bold colors and funky embellishments.  It wasn’t long after I began scrapbooking that I realized I couldn’t find the buttons, pins and embellishments I wanted for my scrapbook pages anywhere, so I took up with my old stash of Polymer Clay and My Little Bit of Whimsy was born.  It began with one little mushroom button and I haven’t looked back. I love sculpting my little whimsical critters for people all over the world! 
You can visit my personal blog here."

Readers can go have a peek at some of Stephanie's wonderful work-- in her Whimsy Shop! She hand-sculpts tiny embellies from polymer clay, and they are the sweetest things ever! She creates rocketships, buttons, wee purses, mushrooms, frogs, tiny flowers, bumblebees, sweet little birds and OH-SO-MUCH more to embellish your scrappy pages!! Please fell free to pop by the Whimsy Shop and help yourself to some "retail therapy!" You can also find Stephanie on Pinterest.  So very glad you're with us this month, Stephanie... We can't wait to share your work with our Design Team and readers here at S: CY!

See everyone on Friday, right here, when we reveal a new Sketch and the work of our S: CY Design Team! 
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