Friday, April 12, 2013

Sketch 4-13

Hello everyone!
We have a BRAND NEW Sketch and inspiration for you this week!!
Here it is...
Sketch 4-13 created by
S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald

Inspiration photo
(Cards and staging by Ali MacDonald
This week, we have a Pattern and Texture Mixing” Inspiration Photo- When you create your layout, please use the photo above provide inspiration for mixing patterns & textures in your layout.
Use any patterns, colours, textures or combinations of those you see in the photo as inspiration for what YOU create on YOUR layout! 
Use Sketch 4-13  as your guide as you work thru the challenge.  
There are no “rules.” Just have fun!

When you're finished, use Mr. Linky, below, to link us up to your LO and thus be entered to win the fabulous prize package being offered by our April Guest Designer, Jenifer Cowles

We'll be by to visit and wave hello, so be on the lookout! 

Here are the interpretations of our wonderful Design Team...

First a layout created by our April Guest Designer!

"Spring" layout
created by
S: CY Guest Designer

Jenifer Cowles 
Jenifer tells us that she "really had a good time with the texture part of the challenge along with the feminine/masculine contrast with the colors."

"I am enough" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Elisha Pharr

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

Patchi Moussatche
Patchi writes: "I loved the idea of combining different textures! Those flowers had been sitting in my embellishment drawer for almost 3 years. I'm so glad I had an excuse to use them :)"

"Texas MSW Crop 2012" layout
 created  by
S: CY Design Team Member
Karen Zabuska 
Karen writes- "Your picture inspired me to use greens and blues, so that is what I did and I did a layout of some online friends I got to meet last summer. We had a fabulous time and scrapped and saw some sights and talked (in person to our hearts content). Another fun sketch that I knew exactly what I wanted to do with."

"Fall 2012" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Heather Bridges Topich

"Cromwell Road" layout
created by
S: CY Senior Designer

 Ann Seleshanko
Ann told me that "it was the colors that inspired me, the light green, teal, brown, combined with the textures."

"Cute Zoo Horses" layout
created by
 S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald 
JournalingIt’s funny… I never really used to “notice” the horses at the Zoo until we had one of our own for Kate. As soon as we got Oakley in 2007, and then Grace in 2009, I took more notice of these magnificent animals. Pete took photos of them more often, too. They were just more “special” to see and watch.  Even the miniatures at the Zoo commanded our attention! They are such perfect little creatures--Noah knows that, too! Just look at this special photo of him connecting with this baby pony!
Photos: Spring 2012
Journaling by Mom:  Spring 2013

And now,  here's the chance to win big!

Remember to link us up to your creation for this Challenge using Mr. Linky, below. 

Each layout you create will net you a chance to win the prize package being offered by our Guest Designer, Jenifer Cowles

Jenifer will be doing a Prize Draw by on April 30th from ALL the LO's linked up this month!

Each LO will be assigned a number based on when it was received. First April LO received via Mr. Linky will be #1, the 15th LO received will be #15, and so on. If we have 20 entries, the random draw will be from the numbers 1 to 20. 
YES: you can enter more than once for any April sketch!

The winner will be notified here on the Blog! 

Want to see that prize again? Sure thing!  
Awesome Prize Package for April 2013
 from Guest Designer
 Jenifer Cowles
Jenifer writes..."Included is a Lovely Day collection from My Little Shoe Box, a Super Stick from Therm-o- Web and coordinating May Arts ribbons. :)  I will probably add more to the box depending on participation and comments."

Here's Mr. Linky! 

A HUGE thanks to our Guest Designer Jenifer Cowles for sharing her beautiful floral LO with us today. Additionally, the Design Team has "knocked this one outta the park..."  Thanks girls! :) 

Thanks for stopping by everyone, please be sure to use Mr. Linky to enter the contest and show us what you create! 

REMEMBER:  When the new sketch goes up on April 26th, this Mr. Linky will disappear and go on THAT post, so be sure to get your entry for this sketch in before April 26th for a chance to win!!! 

Thanks for coming by! 


  1. Great sketch! Gorgeous layouts ladies. :)

  2. LOVED all the layouts! What a pleasure to post them! Special shout-out to Guest Designer Jenifer this AM- thanks for the pretty LO. :) Great job everyone! ~Ali

  3. Great inspiration this month! I love how everyone interpreted the sketch with different textures.

  4. Wow the Team did a fantastic job with the sketch, I love it :) So excited to be here:)

  5. Finished mine! This was fun - thank you!

    1. Stephanie, You did a GREAT job! Happy to see you here with us!

  6. What a fun sketch this was to work on!! Thanks

    1. GREAT LO Cheryl, I love the Echo Park pp you used!
      Glad you're here with us this month!