Friday, May 24, 2013

Sketch 7-13

Hello S: CY Peeps! 

It's Friday and that means REVEAL DAY! But first, let's have a peek at the prize for this month!

Our prize for the month of May is a beautiful "My Acrylix" stamp set from Close To My Heart! It's called "Year 'Round Cheer." It was a Limited Edition set and is no longer available, making it highly desirable for your personal stamp collection!
This premium CTMH stamp set comes with a foam stamping sheet, a sturdy, handy snap-closed envelope, and TWELVE versatile acrylic stamps that are sure to make your scrapbooking & cardmaking projects shine.

Let's have a peek at the May prize, shall we? 
S: CY May Prize
 "Year 'Round Cheer" Stamp Set
The greetings on this stamp set are: Fresh Start; I Love You; Stay Lucky; Sing in the Rain;  Happy Mother's Day; World's Best Dad; Hello Sunshine; Back Yard BBQ; Back to School; Trick or Treat; Give Thanks; and 'Tis the Season. These are so cute- each greeting sports a cute icon depicting those words.
The winner of this set will be thrilled. :)

How do you win? 
Well, we will do things exactly the same way as we have done in other months!  
Here's an explanation.

How does the Challenge work?

We will draw for a prize at the end of EACH MONTH. There will be TWO layout  sketch challenges every month, so that means you'll have two chances to win the monthly prize. 

The amount of time you have to enter varies with each Challenge, so be sure to check carefully in the info on the Sketch you are creating your layout for. The due date will be CLEARLY NOTED for you. :) 


When a new layout Sketch is posted on the Blog, you will also see an inspiration piece accompanying the Sketch.

Three things make up an S: CY "Sketch challenge"... 
1) The layout sketch 
2) The inspiration photo
3) A Challenge described in words

What should you do for a chance to win the monthly prize?

1. Look at the layout Sketch and Inspiration photo. Read the challenge.
2. Check and write down the due date! It will be clearly noted in each challenge. (One challenge will be finished before the next one starts.)
2. Create a layout that fits the challenge.
3. Post your PAPER OR DIGITAL layout on your Blog and share it with us by the Due Date, using "Mr. Linky." Mr. Linky can be found at the bottom of the post, but ONLY until the due date! Once the due date passes, Mr. Linky disappears. 

What does the Team at S: CY do?
1. After links are posted, the S: CY Team will visit every one of them to leave some "love." :)
2. I will send you an "I Played Along..." badge to proudly display on your Blog! :)
3. I will compile a list of all the links to LOs for each Sketch Challenge into a permanent link list in a post on the blog. Each entry will be numbered in the order it was received. This number becomes the number that will apply to you in the prize draw. (Example: If you are the third person to post your work, yours will be link #3 in the list.) Then, if, using, your number (ie: "3") is drawn, you are the winner!!
3. We will do a PRIZE DRAW using at end of the month. Draw dates will be announced as each month starts.

 QUESTIONS? Shoot me an email at peteali @ eastlink. ca (NO SPACES).

** PRIZE this month is a beautiful Close To My Heart Stamp Set called "Year 'Round Cheer." **
**DUE DATE  for today's Sketch Challenge (Sketch 7-13) is Thursday, May 30th, at 12 midnight, Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
**You will use Mr. Linky to post the link to your completed Sketch Challenge entry. Mr. Linky will be at the end of today's post!

**PRIZE DRAW FOR MONTH OF MAY will be on May 31st, FRIDAY after 9 PM AST
**REMEMBERwe welcome both paper and digital layout entries!
**International participants are welcome to enter the contest!

Here's today's brand new fun, free Sketch:

Sketch 7-13 created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
And today's inspiration piece:

Painting created in Nov. 2011
by Ali's son
Noah MacDonald, age 10

Here's what our Guest Designer, the fabulous Keely Yowler came up with this week!

"Sweet Silly You" layout
created by
 S: CY Guest designer
 Keely Yowler
The S: CY Design Team came up with some wonderful layouts too. Here they are:
 layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Heather Bridges Topich
"Don't Want to Forget This" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Karen Zabuska
"Dino-Land" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Patchi Moussatche
"Back in Time" layout
created by
S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Reward: School Dance" layout
created by
S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
Note: This is my little guy, Noah, with his Educational Assistant, at a school dance. (Noah painted the inspiration piece for this week.) He has Autism Spectrum Disorder and was enjoying himself so much, the school staff had a hard time getting a great photo. I was so glad to have these, and loved the pictures, so they went on a layout anyway, blurry or not!
Journaling reads-
Event: School Dance
Reward for: Participation in recycling program 
Grades:  Primary to three 
Date: April 2012 
Noah had just turned 10 yrs old and these photos were snapped by his Resource Teacher, Mrs. W. He was dancing with his main EA, Mrs. S., alongside the other kids, and as you can see by their smiles, they were all having a grand old time! 

Thanks to everyone for stopping by this week!!  Special thanks to Keely Yowler for bring a wonderful and talented Guest Designer this month- We hope you can come play again soon! :) Thanks for inspiring us.

Remember, you have until May 30th at midnight (AST) to enter your interpretation of Sketch 7-13. 

Use Mr. Linky below, and you'll have some S: CY visitors, receive a Blog badge to display and gain a chance to win the prize this month! 

(Note: We have very few entrants this month, so please do enter, and you'll have a really great chance of taking home our Stamp Set!)

See you all soon, when we announce the **winner of our Stamp Set** on the evening of May 31st!  


  1. GOOD JOB Everyone!
    Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer Keely- you have done a wonderful job working with us in May! Your LOs and card have been so inspiring -you are awesome at layering and I have learned a lot seeing your work! TY so much! ~ Ali

  2. Great pages! Loads of inspiration!

  3. Very nice.
    Love the sketches here...
    hoping to get to play soon.
    I'm more of a sketch only person gets rid of my older stash.

    1. Hi Liz!! So happy you like or Sketches! Please do enter the draw by using the sketch and linking it up to us... we'd love to see your interpretation! It closes on May 30th midnight AST! :)