Friday, June 29, 2012

Sketch #20-12

Welcome to the end of June everyone... 
Today we have another brand new S: CY Sketch!! Hope you like it! 

Sketch #20-12  created by
 S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
"Teddy Bear" layout created by
 S: CY Design  Team Member
 Tammy Pyette
[Tammy's notes:  The backgrounds are from computerscrapbook.com and fishscraps.com
Elements  such as hearts and photo frames were made from the backgrounds and a free PS brush called blanket stitch.Title was made from the background and the free font PC Blanket Stitch]

 "This makes him an everyday hero" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie LaKose

Julie notes, "Our family photo is by http://www.flickr.com/photos/createdbystacywest."

"Together in a Winter Wonderland" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Cassie Wiscarson
"Wild Berries: So Sweet" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith
"Summertime Fun" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Elisha Pharr 

"Yes Santa, we've been good" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko 

"Oma Luvz  U" layout created by
S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
Don't you enjoy seeing all the different "takes"  designers come up with, using the same sketch? Awesome! Great job everyone!
**An extra big "Thank You" to Georgana Hall of ADORNit who has been with us here at S: CY all of June and has shared some of her creations using S: CY Sketches and has helped us to "pass the word" about S: CY!  We appreciate it so much Georgana! Thanks for being a part of things at S: CY this past month. It sure went by FAST.** 
Readers, we're so glad each of you could join us. Please do try this sketch. We'd love to see what you all create! Can't wait: what will YOU make with Sketch #20-12? :)
Here's  Mr. Linky... drop in the link to your creation for us so that we can all go visit, admire your work and leave you some luvs!!!! 


If you use Mr. Linky, also please be sure to leave us a comment in the S: CY "Comments" section below, so that we know you were here. See you soon!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! See you all next Friday with a brand new Sketch. 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Sketch #19-12

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to S: CY for another brand new, free and inspiring Sketch! Hmmmmmm.... what have we this week...? Let's have a peek! 
Sketch #19-12 created by
 S: CY Team Leader

 Ali MacDonald
This week's Sketch was originally created as a "map" so that I could scrap some HUGE 11 x 13" photos... the ones you say you'll never buy, and never display. These HUGE photos often come as part of  dept store's photo-package. (LOL) Well, it always ends up more economically sensible to buy the darned things and then, as "cute" as they are, they sit in a big ole' envelope 'til someone can DO something with them! LOL That's our story, anyway!  
For our family, this just means that at some point, Mom (me) scrapbooks 'em. You can see by the date on my pic below that this took just "a few" years (Ahem... yes, 1997- 2012 is just a few years. LOL!!) 
So... that's the scoop on the creation of this rather "different" sketch. Let's have  a peek at what the S: CY Design Team created with this unusual layout map! 


"Say Cheese" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Yati Dali 
 "Music Buddy" layout created
 by S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

[Tammy's Notes: The  background & elements are from stationery that my Grandparents gave me when I was a kid!  I just scanned it in & edited it to suit my needs. The title is a free font called Feathergraphy2 with flowers added from the stationery.] 
"Here and There Observations" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson 

"Let's Play" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie LaKose

[Julie's journaling reads: Teaching my kids to play hopscotch was so much fun! It almost felt like being on the elementary school playground again!]


"Family Man" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith 
"Volcanic Hot Springs" layout
created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko


"Cutie- Summer 1997- Greenwood, NS"
 layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
 (Ali's note: Yes, this little girl graduates from High School on June 29th... **sniff sniff** A more recent pic of her is below... *smile*)
Kate Lillian~ 2012
 WKDHS Grad
Readers, we're so glad you could join us! Please do try this sketch. Ann, I and the entire S: CY Design Team would love to see what you can do with it. 
Soooooo.....what will YOU come up with using Sketch #19-12? :) "Give us all ya got!" LOL
Here's  Mr. Linky... drop in the link to your creation and leave a comment in the Blog's "Comments" section, below,  for us so that we can all go visit, admire your work and leave you some luvs and encouragement!!!


A VERY BIG "Thanks" to our wonderful Team of Designers for their work this week. It's all so creative and varied, it truly makes me smile. So proud!!

**Remember that our Guest Designer this month is the uber-talented Georgana Hall of ADORNit.**
Feel free to pop over to the ADORNit store, or Blog or Georgana's Blog to see what she has been up to!  You can also follow Georgana on pinterest, HERE. There is always LOTS going on, a real feast for the eyes! 


Have a fun and scrappily-productive weekend everyone! See you all next Friday with a brand new Sketch. Can't wait!
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Guest Designer Creations using Sketch #612

We have a very special Father's Day treat for you today here at Sketches: Creatively Yours! 
Our June Guest Designer, Georgana Hall, used sketch #612 to create a beautiful trio of cards!
Crisp and sleek, these cards help celebrate the roles that a Dad plays in our lives.
On we go, to enjoy Georgana's card creations, which she made  using the new ADORNit Father papers
 Card Sketch #612 created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"A Father is Someone..." card created by
 S:CY 
June Guest Designer
 Georgana Hall
"Dad" card created by
  S: CY June Guest Designer
Georgana Hall 

" I {heart} my Dad" card created by
 S: CY Guest Designer
Georgana Hall
A trio of Georgana's Father's Day cards displayed together...

Cards created by Georgana Hall of ADORNit
Many thanks to Georgana for sharing her cheerful and classy Father's Day cards this week. They are soooo eye-catching and I am sure the dads who receive them will be ABSOLUTELY thrilled! 
For even more  interpretations using this Sketch, please scroll down to the post directly below this. You will see what the S: CY Design Team has created!
See you all this coming Friday when we unveil a brand new layout sketch and the creations of our Design Team!
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S: CY Card #612

Hello everyone!
It's card week again here at S: CY! Welcome.
Before we get to the gorgeous cards for the week, we wanted to remind you that our Guest Designer this month is none other than the multi-talented Georgana Hall!  Why not pop on over to her Blog and see what she's been up to?! Another spot where you will find Georgana's influence and fun style is on the ADORNit Blog  and the ADORNit store's site. Go on, treat yourself to a peek! 
Without further ado, here's the latest sketch that S: CY's Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko has designed for us, Card Sketch #612.
Card Sketch #612  created by
S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
Greeting card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
  Liva Kalnina  
"Dreams" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Stacey Hillesheim
"Love" card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Simona Lolli

"You are one of a kind"  card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Vikki Whittington
"I love..." card created by
 S: CY Design Team Member

Chelle Kuijer
"Thank You" card created by
S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Gratitude" card created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
Readers, we're so glad that every one of you could join us here for S: CY Card Sketch reveal day this week! Please do try this sketch. It's definitely another great one created by our very "own" Ann! I know that the whole S: CY Design Team would love to see what you can do with it. 
Soooooo.... let's see it! Who will be the lucky recipient of YOUR card? :) Or, are you wonderfully multi-talented and can you turn this card sketch into a layout? We wanna see!! LOL 
**Here's  Mr. Linky... drop in the link to your card (or LO!) creation for us so that we can all go visit, admire your work and leave you some luvs!!!!**

Have a fun and scrappily-productive weekend everyone! See you all next Friday with a brand new layout Sketch. 
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Sketch #18-12


Hi everyone in Blog-land! :)  Happy Friday! :) 
It's wonderful to have you with us here at 
S: CY today because we have a brand new Sketch to share with you all. This one has plenty of room for embellies, some journaling and multiple photos. Hope you like it! When I drew it I was thinking of using it  to scrap some summery photos of the kids, and it came in handy for that. 

Sketch #18-12 created by
 S:CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
 

"2nd Birthday" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

 [Tammy's notes: All papers and elements are from the princess collections at  computerscrapbook.com]

"Rilla Roo, what's up with You?" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Tammy Pyette

[Tammy's notes: I used computerscrapbook.com for the bg and elements, &andall-free-download.com for the brush mask that I used to crop the picture with the heart on it.] 

"I love the Sun" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson
"Super Secret Agent" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
"Easter egg" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith
"Playing in the Aegean: Ryan July 2010"
layout created by
S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko 
"Water Fun! Upper Clements Park"
 layout created by S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
Thanks for the exceptional work this week, everyone.
Please do try this sketch. We'd love to see what you all create!  How about a transferring the sketch to a card, or using it for something special like a mini-album? Maybe you'll make a cover for an album that's all about last summer's vacation trip.

What will YOU create with Sketch #18-12?  We can't wait to see! 
Here's  Mr. Linky... drop in the link to your creation for us so that we can all go visit, admire your work and leave you some encouraging words! 

Thanks for visiting us today! :)  See you next Friday!!


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Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome to our June Guest Designer! PLUS Sketch #17-12

Hello everyone... It's June already!! 
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 Georgana Hall, President of ADORNit!


S: CY June 2012 Guest Designer
 Georgana Hall 
Georgana was kind enough to send us a little bio so we can get to know her a bit better. 


Bio~
Hi! I'm Georgana Hall. My favorite color is green and my fav holiday is Fourth of July. I love all things crafty such as scrapbooking, sewing, and papercrafting. I am a mom to three handsome boys which makes my house full of toy trucks, trains, and all other boy toys. Crafting helps me stay in touch with my girly side. :) I work at ADORNit as President of the company, did I mention I grew up in the crafting industry? My mom Carolee introduced me as a young child to creativity, tradeshows and teaching. I guess that’s why to some it’s no surprise I work full-time beside my mom and sisters and do a little bit of everything at the ADORNit headquarters. Enough about me, I'm so excited to guest blog and share some fun layouts with you. Thanks for having me!

Here are a couple of Georgana's fave layouts... 


"Charmed" double-page layout
created by Georgana Hall 
"Garden Fun" layout
 created by Georgana Hall
Georgana, Welcome to S:CY!! We can't wait to see what lovely things you'll be sharing with us this coming month!  
Readers, you can catch up with Georgana in several ways. Here are some links:
Pinterest 
Facebook
Georgana's Blog

Our sketch on this very special first week of June is #17-12. Here it is: 
Sketch #17-12 created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
And, without delay,  here are our S: CY Design Team Members' beautiful  sketch interpretations!
"She just loves doing this over and over!"
layout created by 
S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
 Julie's emailed note ... "A TWO PAGER (gasp). Sooooo exciting to have a two pager I love. That is all thanks to the sketch!"

"You are One of a Kind" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Yati Dali 
"Ready, Aim, Fire!" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

[Tammy's digi notes: Papers & ribbon are from www.computerscrapbook.com "Princess" collection & the alpha is from www.shabbyprincess.com " Promise" collection]
"Spectacular view" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson
"The Castle Gwynn" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Elisha Pharr 
"This boy LOVES his bath..." layout
created by S: CY Design Team Member
 Kelly Smith

"My Day" layout created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Caryn Kidwell
"Lunch with a View" layout created by
 S: CY Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko 
"Bottoms up!" layout created by
 S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Thanks Ann, for another great sketch. I really LOVED using it, and, as I'm certain everyone can tell, so did the other gals! Thanks for the exceptional work, everyone.
An extra big welcome and "Thank You" to Georgana who will be with us all this month and will be sharing a couple of her creations using S: CY Sketches! 
Please do try this sketch. We'd love to see what you all create! A card? A LO? The cover of a mini- album? The title page for a 12x12 album?? What will YOU create with Sketch #16-12?
Here's  Mr. Linky... drop in the link to your creation for us so that we can all go visit, admire your work and leave you some luvs!!!! 


See you soon!
Have a lovely weekend everyone! See you all next Friday with a brand new Sketch. 
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