Thursday, January 17, 2013


Closing Date is  February 11, 2013
Scrappers from all over the world are welcome!
NOTE: No previous DT experience is necessary!   
Please read all requirements carefully as you prepare to apply.

How to Apply: 
  • Send a short bio. 
  • Include a link to your Blog.
  • Attach a small picture (headshot) of yourself.
  • Send us one LAYOUT created with S: CY Sketch 1-13 AND one CARD created with archived S: CY Card Sketch 5-12 (both Sketches are below).
Send your creations and information to: as email attachments, NO LARGER than 1 mb each, please.
VERY IMPORTANT~ Please include your name in BOTH files you attach.

 You will receive an emailed note when your application is received.
 (If information is missing, application cannot be accepted.)
*Closing Date is  February 11, 2013 at midnight (AST).
*Successful applicants will be notified by email on Feb 13, at 9 PM (AST). 
*The new S: CY DT will be announced on the Blog on Feb 15, 2013.

S: CY Design Team Members' Basic Responsibilities: 

* An email will be received by DT members very early (1 month before+++) due dates  with sketches and corresponding challenges designated for every second week of the next month. DT interpretations of the Sketches are due back on Wednesdays on "posting week."  Midnight AST is the cutoff time.  

* In months where there are 5 Fridays, there will be also a Card Sketch and corresponding DT interpretations posted.  This means that in some months, DT members will interpret 2 LO Sketches, and in others, 3 Sketches (2 LOs plus one card).   

* I will post the sketch and the matching DT creations on the  S: CY blog on the designated Fridays.  

* It is IMPORTANT  that DT members comment on the work of fellow DT members and Guest Designers when new creations go up on the Blog.

* It is expected that DT Members visit blogs and comment on the work of any participant who provides us with a link to their work.  :)

*Please display our "I Design for" Blinkie on your blog and wherever else permitted. (This will be provided to all DT Members.)

*Schedule a short blurb and a link to S: CY  to go live on YOUR blog  when new Sketches and DT interpretations are put up on the S: CY Blog every second Friday. Please share your creation on your blog at that time.

*Tell others about S: CY and invite visitors to join the site.

By applying to the S: CY DT, you agree that you will fulfill these responsibilities if you are chosen as a DT Member, unless there are extenuating circumstances. :)  

*Term is 4 months: March 1, 2012-  June 30, 2013

(+++ Except for March, where the turn-around time will be shorter. That month, since the DT members will just have been notified of their  positions on Feb 13th,  the sketches will be received just 2 weeks before the first March interpretation "due date" rather than 4 weeks before. Four weeks' turn around time will be the norm, though!)

  • You'll receive a "Proud Designer for..." blinkie to display.
  • Your work and your Blog link will receive excellent exposure on our beautiful Sketch Blog  every time we do our posts. 
  • You will be listed on the sidebar of the Blog as a DT Member. A link to your Blog will be included. 
  • We often host interesting & talented Guest Designers. Having your work featured alongside theirs will be a positive experience. 
  • You'll have convenient access to a private DT-only Blog site where communication with the Design Team will take place. 
  • I'll provide you with a well-written letter of reference should you ever need one about your time as a DT Member at S: CY. There is no time limit to this benefit, and I will do it as many times as requested.  No problem! 
Since we are not affiliated with a store we cannot send out kits or other incentives to our Designers. Design Team Members are not eligible for monthly prizes. 
Questions? Please feel free to contact Ali MacDonald,

S: CY Sketch 1-13
by Team Leader Ali MacDonald
Design Team  Application 

Archived S: CY Card Sketch 5-11
 by Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
 Design Team Application
What will YOU come up with?? 

Thanks for visiting our friendly Sketch Blog, and applying for our Design Team.

We look forward to seeing your submission! 

IMPORTANT... **Please remember to read ALL requirements & DT application instructions carefully.** 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013


 Due to HUGE demand... 
YES, the S: CY Design Team Call is coming VERY soon!!!!!!!!! 
Please be on the lookout!

After much thought, and consideration of the Survey results, I have made some changes to the Blog. :) 

So excited to announce that this is how things will work at S: CY for  a trial period of 4 months! 

We will re-open on March 1st, 2013 with a brand new Design Team!!

I'll post a Layout Sketch with corresponding fun "Scrappy Challenge" every second Friday during the month. You will get to enjoy our Design Team's interpretations at those times. There will be either 2 or 3 sketches posted EVERY month depending simply on how many Fridays fall in that particular month!! 

In months when there are 5 Fridays (ie: in March & May), I will use the "extra" Friday to post a Card Sketch and fun "Card-maker's Challenge!"  DT interpretations will be featured here as well. 

Participants in all Sketch Challenges will be able to post their creations to the Blog by using Mr. Linky. They will have until a specified date to do so. That date will be clearly stated when the Challenge is posted. :)

Participants will be entered into a random draw for a scrappy prize at the end of every month. YAY!!! Prizes!!!!! 

Guest Designers WILL be featured on the Blog in the coming months. 

An "I Played Along" Blog Badge will be mailed to all participants the first time they take part in the newly-developed S: CY Challenges. :)

Now.... please stay tuned for the DT Call!!!!

Some special people can also expect an email from me in the next 24 hours:  be on the alert!


Monday, January 14, 2013


Sharing a little local info this AM. It was sent to me by Merrilee, who was part of the Design Team here at S: CY a few years ago! Thanks for sharing it, Merrilee.

[Merrilee's daughter is in the beginner band at Middleton High School in Middleton, Nova Scotia... that's the next town over from me!]

The Band Association is holding a Paper FUNraiser on March 2nd, 2013.
This is such a great idea I figured it'd be fun to share it on S: CY.

Hope ALL local scrappers & cardmakers here in the Annapolis Valley area can come, enjoy, scrap and really make this a successful fundraising event for the band kids through the Band Association!!

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9:00am until 5:00pm

Where: Middleton Baptist Church  111  Commercial Street

What you get: A 6' table all your own for you to work on your scrapbooking or papercraft project

Cost: $25.00 per table (early Bird rate- book by Feb 1)
Lunch provided. 
Plus a silent Auction and a 50/50 draw!!

Interested in a day of FUN? 
Contact: Crystal Freeman at 

Check out the facebook event listing HERE.

Thank you for supporting Scotiabank's fundraiser for the MRHS band program.

Hope everyone in the area can make it! 


Early Bird Registration by Feb 1st - $25
Lunch included
Surprises and Giveaways happening!
Ticket auction will be going on all day!!  
There is limited seating, so please register early and take advantage of the Early Bird rate.   


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Sketches: Creatively Yours" Survey

Hi everyone!! If you would kindly take a few minutes to complete our survey (below), it would help me learn how to best meet the needs and interests of readers here on the Blog. THANK YOU so much! :)
Click here to take survey


A New Year...

Hello everyone!
I am happy to welcome you to a brand new year through S: CY.  I've had many emails asking about "what's up" with Sketches: Creatively Yours in the past few weeks, some from as far away as the land of Oz! :)

It warms my heart to hear from you all!

I am thrilled to tell you that a new Sketch will be posted VERY soon for you all to enjoy and have fun with. Please keep your eyes peeled and share this site with your friends!

What kind of sketches are YOU most interested in for the coming year?
I'm all ears!

Love to hear from you- feel free to leave a Comment on this post! :)

Happy, happy 2013 my friends.

Be well and be creative!