Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Card sketch #100

We are so excited to be celebrating our 100th card sketch with you today!  When I started making card sketches almost 4 years ago I wasn't sure that there would be much of a demand for it, but here we are 100 sketches later and still going strong!!!  So please enjoy this special sketch.

Inspiring cards by our DT:
Karen:

Angela: 

Tina:

Brandy:


Lisa:

To give you more motivation to play along with this sketch and share it with us, we have an amazing prize up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner!  This month's prize is an amazing 6x6 paper pad by Carta Bella called Beach Boardwalk!  What a perfect set of papers for your Summer projects!
But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch.
  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com)
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog.
  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!
Link up your projects by June 30th at 9:55 pm CST

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sketch N Scrap #131

I hope every one is having a wonderful June! I am back today with our second layout sketch for youl
 Here is some samples from the design team:


To give you more motivation to play along with this sketch and share it with us, we have an amazing prize up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner!  This month's prize is an amazing 6x6 paper pad by Carta Bella called Beach Boardwalk!  What a perfect set of papers for your Summer projects! 
But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch.
  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com)
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog.
  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!
Link up your projects by June 30th at 9:55 pm CST

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Announcing our newest design team members!

Good evening!  I am thrilled to say we have chosen our newest design team members for the Summer-Winter 2017 term!  Thank you to all who applied, it was a very hard decision to just pick a few.  We had so many very talented people apply it made the decision a very hard one!  So without further ado here is our Summer/Winter 2017 Blog Design team:
 My name is Christine (Chris) and I am recently retired. I have been married to my wonderful husband since June 1988 and between us we have a blended family of four children and five grandchildren.  I have been scrapping for almost 17 years and I have the stash to prove it!  My scrappy style has changed quite a bit over the years - I started with 8 1/2" x 11" single pages, moved to 12" x 12" double pages and now I mostly scrap 12" x 12" single pages.  I am super excited to be a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.  I love sketches and look forward to sharing my layouts and cards with everyone.  You can find me at  My Blog or on Instagram @chriscassidy84. 

 My name is Joanna Ford and I live in The sunny state of Queensland Australia. I first found Scrapbooking on a trip to the US about 15 years ago, and I have been hooked since then. I like scraping in many different styles but my fav would be clean and simple with the photo being the focus of my page. I work as a chef in aged care home and I am also a Cub Scout Leader with the local sea scout pack, So all of this gives me lots of photos to scrapbook. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for Sketch n Scrap.....you can see more of my work on my blog: Www.madcookcreations.blogspot.com.au

 My name is Naomi Kamifuro.  I am from Japan.  I am very happy to be part of the design team for Sketch N Scrap.  I like flower arranging and traveling.  My family consists of myself, my husband and my niece and nephew. To see more of Naomi's amazing work you can visit her blog.

Hi! My name is Stacey and I am so happy to be a part of the Sketch N Scrap team! Let me tell you a little about me. I have been married to my best friend for 26 years (this month!) and together we have two amazing children and a yellow lab that pretty much rules our house. We currently call the beautiful state of Virginia home. I started scrapbooking in 2005 and discovered cardmaking during one of my husband's deployments. Slowly cardmaking took over and I seem to create more cards than anything else. Besides cardmaking and scrapbooking, I also like to create mini albums, alter items, make 3D projects, and am also discovering pocket style scrapbooking and loom knitting. You can find me at my blog Stacey's Creative Corner.

Returning members of our Blog Design Team are:





We are also introducing a new team to Sketch N Scrap!  In order to keep offering fun online crops for our followers as well as to continue to inspire and challenge not only our blog readers but our Facebook followers we are introducing our first ever Social Media Design Team! 
 Here is our first Social Media team:
 Julene Matthews lives in Sydney Australia and has been scrapping for 16 years. She currently is on 3 design teams and enjoys scrap challenges as well as card making. Her blog is http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com

 Hi, I'm Meena from India. I'm a differently able person (bedridden from past 11years). I have started doing Art and Craft from childhood as a hobby. I got interested in this by seeing my aunties. When I was diagnosed with Spinal muscular atrophy type 2 when I was 12 years old my life stopped there because this disease has no cure. I was broken and all my dreams were also broken. At that time I didn't know what to do and how to come out of that. At that time my mom pushed me completely into the craft world. I did one year course in art and craft. I wanted to learn more in craft but no one was ready to teach me because I was differently able person, but I never gave up. I learnt everything from YouTube and from books.   I took my hobby as my professional from year 1999. I make fun fold cards, watercolouring, mixed media, DIY, altered work, scrapbook layouts, hand embroidery, soft toys, decoupage,  etc. I started blogging in February 2016. I don't have any particular style. I love working on every style and try new techniques and things. To me crafting is everything because through this I see outer world and can keep in touch with them. It is the only one thing which makes me to forget my disease and worries.  To see more of Meena's work please visit her blog

Hello, my name is Sharon Fontenot and I live on the north side of Houston, Texas. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren (which you will soon be tired of seeing in my layouts). My dog, Riley, is in charge of the household.
My blog is called Higgledy-Piggledy Crafts. Each time I start a project the paper starts flying. Hence, the name Higgledy-Piggledy, which means in confusion or disorder. My craft room gets a little trashed during projects, but I straighten, organize, and clean, then start all over again. When I am not crafting, I enjoy riding my bike and spending time in the pool. I am beyond excited to be joining the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.

And of course our Senior Design Team will continue on as well with sketch artists: Lisa and Heather  and Social Media Coordinators/Design Team Members: Lori and Angela!  While we welcome new members it is always hard to say good by to our old friends and team  members.  Please join me in wishing a fond farewell to DT members: Karen and Brandy as they move on newer adventures!  A HUGE thank you to these inspiring and creative ladies who have been such a valued part of my team and become my good friends!  Tune in July 1st to see our new team in action and thank you for supporting Sketch N Scrap!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Card Sketch #99

We are back again today with a card sketch from Heather. There is a fabulous prize this month, check it out below & look through the rules on submitting your cards & layouts this month there as well. We hope you have time to play along.
 Here is your inspiration from the design team:
To give you more motivation to play along with this sketch and share it with us, we have an amazing prize up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner!  This month's prize is an amazing 6x6 paper pad by Carta Bella called Beach Boardwalk!  What a perfect set of papers for your Summer projects! 
But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch.
  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com)
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog.
  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!
Link up your projects by June 30th at 9:55 pm CST

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Winner and Featured artists for May!

We had an amazing month in May!  Thanks to all who played along with us on the blog as well as at our crop!  As they say all good things must come to an end but we have lots of new fun challenges and inspiring layouts for you this month as well!  This month we will announce our new DT as well as our four sketches!  We will be adding a new Facebook team in the coming weeks so that we can transition to bring you crops every other month!  I know many of you love our online crops and we are wanting them to continue but since they take a lot of time to plan we are bringing on a new team for that!!  But now let's get down to business.....we had 62 entries for our May challenges!!  And our randomly chosen lucky winner for May is..........................................#40......Willa Jean!!!

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Congrats to Willa Jean!  Here is her winning entry using card sketch #98
I just love this beautiful card using such pretty patterns, colors & cute seed packet!  Willa Jean will be receiving this fun birthday themed prize package! 
Willa Jean make sure & email us at sketchnscrap@gmail.com to claim your prize!
Now on to our Featured Scrapper for May!  This month the DT chose Brenda who submitted this amazing layout:
The DT loved the fun tag and embellishments as well as the engaging color palette and photos!  Isn't Brenda's granddaughter rocking these specs?

Next up is our Feautured Card make for May!!  This month the DT picked this lovely card by Chantal!!
The DT loved the amazing flowers on Chantal's card as well as the beautiful use of colors and texture! Whoever the recipient of this card is will surely treasure it!
Congrats ladies!!  Don't forget to grab your blog button from the right sidebar of the blog!  June is going to be another inspiring month full of creativity!  Look for our new DT to be announced on June 7th!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sketch N Scrap #130

Is Summer in full swing where you are?  It's starting to get hot here in Texas!  I know we are just getting started, not looking forward to the heat July and August will bring, but it is certainly good pool weather!!!  Today I have our first sketch of the month for you!  Here is the sketch by Lisa:

And here is what our creative DT came up with:
Diana:

Lori:

Brandy:

Angela:



I hope all this eye candy will inspire you to get crafty in the upcoming week ahead!  To give you even more motivation we have an amazing prize up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner!  This month's prize is an amazing 6x6 paper pad by Carta Bella called Beach Boardwalk!  What a perfect set of papers for your Summer projects! 
But remember you can't win if you don't play!
Here are the details of how to play along:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch or a layout or card based on our sketch.
  (DO NOT USE THE DIRECT LINK, use http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com)
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar.  Make sure and link up a DIRECT link to your blog post to allow us to easily locate your entry on your blog.
  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create!
Link up your projects by June 30th at 9:55 pm CST



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fifth Birthday Bash sketch #5

Wow!  What a month this has been!  It is hard to believe May is drawing to an end but we still have ONE MORE fun challenge for you today!    Our last and final challenge for our amazing 5th birthday bash is to create a layout based on this sketch by Lisa:

And now for some inspiring layouts made by our creative DT:

Wendy:

Lori:

Brandy: 

Lisa:

To play along with our crop please see our event page on Facebook!!  We will be cropping the rest of the month of May in fact, all challenges FOR THE CROP are due on June 2nd, so there is plenty of time to play along with all SIX CROP CHALLENGES.  The regular blog challenges will be like they are every month and will cut off on May 31st!   We are offering an amazing crop prize to one lucky cropper! We will draw ONE name randomly from all entries!  To enter all you need to do is complete each challenge and then leave a photo of your completed layout or card for each challenge in the comments section under that challenge on our Facebook event page!  Super Simple!   But make sure and "join" our crop HERE so you will be notified when the winner is posted!   Did I mention how amazing the prize is?  Thanks to Lori, Senior DT member for sponsoring this awesome Elle's Studio prize package for our crop!
 Thanks to all who have joined us this month for our fifth birthday bash crop!  We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have and we hope to have another crop again real soon!  If you have enjoyed the crop and would like to see more crops make sure and let us know, we would love your feedback!  Happy creating, we can't wait to see what you create!