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Check out Desiree’s take on the March sketchy challenge SUPPLIES: Stampin’ Up! patterned paper, ink, journaling pen, crystal embossing powder and framelit dies for Sizzix, May Arts ribbon, Recollections sticker alphabet, Be Creative Sookwang tape, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. Desiree used May Arts Ribbon twine to mimic fishing line on her layout. She adhered the twine down using Tombow Mono Aqua Liguid Glue Desiree also used some Stampin’ Up! framelit dies for Sizzix- On Film and Word Bubbles We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Hi everybody, Connie here with my take on the March sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker It’s a Sketchy Challenge .   I stayed pretty true to the sketch this time around and used it to feature a favourite photo of my boys and I on a vacation in the Rocky Mountains a few years ago.   Heartfelt Creations has a beautiful paper collection called ‘Celebrate the Journey’ that went perfectly with my picture.  The papers in this line come in soft hues of teal, pink, green and brown and feature subtle travel themed patterns such as words, script, maps, bicycles and balloons.  Matching stamps and dies are also available. Inspired by the flourishes on the March sketch, I reached for a Heartfelt Creations flourish backgrounds stamp and added some subtle blue touches to the page behind the photo mat. For embellishments, I just cut out pieces’from another piece of patterned paper in…

Another month, another Sketchy Challenge! I love working with sketches. They give me a place for my left brain to rest and my right brain to take over; sometimes the transition is that obvious! Sometimes a sketch speaks to me so much I work with it just as it is, but most often I want to change it up and make it mine. I rotate them, flip them, add more pictures or less, it is the starting point of so many options. For this month’s sketch, I flipped it as if looking into a mirror! I pulled some gorgeous paper and product from Close To My Heart [CTMH]. I have wanted to play with this Wanderful Workshop to Go for some time. The layout is done with patterned papers from the kit. I cut all the country and city names from one of those papers and love how they completed…

Hi, Connie here today. This layout was inspired by the February sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker It’s a Sketchy Challenge and the new Kaisercraft Shine Bright collection. The latter turned up in my mailbox as part of the latest Scrap Shotz monthly kit and the colours were so striking – bright yellow and black and gray – perfect for some older soccer photos in my collection. I knew I wanted to create a soccer ball to use as the circular element suggested by the February sketch and quickly realized that my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine could make that soccer ball an easy thing. I simply googled ‘soccer svg’ and found a lovely free soccer ball cut file on the internet.   I imported the file into Ecal (the software used with the Eclips2) sized it appropriately and then cut it out on a couple of different colours…

Hello everyone!  Can you believe that it’s already Feb 3rd?  2015 is flying by! A few days ago, I posted the February sketch in our Sketchy gallery.  In case you aren’t familiar with our monthly sketch challenge, let me be the first to enlighten you!  Each month, I create a sketch and post it in a new section in our challenge gallery.  Each month has its’ own gallery which contains the monthly sketches, along with lots of inspiration from our talented team members and readers! Quick tip:  If you want to see all of the sketches at once, you can find them HERE in my gallery. This month, the sketch features a single photo but you can easily adjust this sketch to suit multiple photos by simply enlarging the circle elements and adding more photos.  In honour of Valentine’s Day and its’ theme of love, I created this layout using…

Hello everyone! Kim Gowdy here!!!! It’s January and I’m already behind! Actually I was late getting my November 2014 Sketchy Challenged done, so really THAT doesn’t count! No worries I’ll get behind in 2015 too! My point is…it doesn’t matter! Scrapbooking is meant to be fun. It’s my time to escape the routine and sometimes chaos of daily life. Lucky for you, we keep our sketches in an online gallery that is ALWAYS available for you to browse and use! Just because we put a date on it, certainly doesn’t mean you need to create with it at that time! …so here I am to reveal my layout for November’s sketch. Our sketches are designed by the talented Sue Sykes. Play with them and share how they have inspired you! Remember…our Sketchy Gallery is open 24/7! Happy Sunday everyone!

Quick share today on the blog! I LOVE working with Sue Sykes’s sketches that she designs for our Sketchy Challenge! Every now and then I come across one that’s difficult to work with,  though sometimes it’s just MY state of mind at the time! That being said, this months sketch was awesome from the moment I laid eyes on it! I knew from the  time it was revealed which pictures I would work with. I pulled out my Simple Stories DIY collection!  It is colourful and fun; like the pictures I was using! No special techniques here, just some layering of paper and stickers! I did pull out some old chipboard alphas (that fit my space perfectly) and painted them with Viva Decor’s Inka Gold paints. I love the punch of colour and shine it adds to my page! If you like sketches as much as I do, you’ll LOVE this…