Desiree Saskiw


Check out Desiree’s take on the August sketch featuring DoCrafts , Sizzix and Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. SUPPLIES: DoCrafts patterned paper, self adhesive fabric and designer die cuts, Sizzix embossing folder, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Echo Park chipboard accents, Clearsnap ink, FabScraps jewels, Zip Dry glue, Sharpie pen, May Arts Ribbon. Desiree ran a piece of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock through her Big Shot die cutting machine using a Sizzix embossing folder to created that funky border stripe on the bottom of her layout!  Fast and FUN! Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful week!

Happy Friday! Time for another WHERE YOU CREATE! Last year we took you inside the creative spaces of our Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine team members. I’d like to share another. Desiree is one of our Guest Designers; you can find her work in the magazine and on our blog. Her bio can be viewed on our home page at: http://www.canadianscrapbooker.ca/images/about/bios/desiree_saskiw.html  I know I am not alone in loving Desiree’s creative style, so let’s take a peek where it all happens! I wish I could say that my scrapbook “retreat” was as neat and tidy as I often see in magazines and on-line; however, my reality is FAR from it!  I am forever “pinning” ideas on how to be better organized in my office space, but the fact of the matter is, I NEVER keep it tidy! Although my office is not something I am proud of, I am happy to…

Love this fun layout designed by Desiree Saskiw featuring BasicGrey! SUPPLIES: BasicGrey “RSVP” patterned paper, alphabet stickers, die cut cardstock, transparencies and canvas frame stickers, Prima Marketing vintage trinkets, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives. Desiree based this layout on our Jan sketchy challenge Join the fun – visit our Sketchy Gallery – we would love to see your work. Happy Thursday everyone!

Check out Desiree Saskiw’s take on the April sketch featuring graphic 45 SUPPLIES: graphic 45 patterned paper and stickers, Dollar Store doily, Prima Marketing floral embellishment, My Mind’s Eye transparency, American Crafts cardboard alphabet, Zip Dry glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful week!

Hello everyone – Desiree Saskiw here on the blog today! This was my first crack at a mixed media project! As I dug through my supplies looking for products to use I came across the Spellbinders shapeabilites “Sweet Treats” diecut template as well as the Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Fleur” custom design template. I then grabbed the matching Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Collection” paper pack and set to work! I was very pleased with the flowers that I got from the die cut template and how they added great dimension to my piece. I also loved the Spellbinders lemonade cup, which gives subtle tribute to my friends innate ability to turn “lemons in to lemonade!” My friend in the photograph is soon turning 40 so I figured that instead of giving her a bunch of flowers that will wither and die, why not create a scrapbooked, lasting bouquet! Thanks for looking…

Desiree Saskiw here! I must admit that I had taken a stamping hiatus for some time, but this fun Magenta “Savvy Symbols” stamp set inspired me to pull of the ink and embossing powders and get to work! I have always been drawn to using circles as part of my paper creations so this birthday card was no exception. I enjoyed the contrast that was created between the use soft lines in the circles and hearts, with the straight lines of the arrows. The number stamps were a fun addition; counting up to the Happy 10th birthday for my niece Jaeanna! SUPPLIES: Magenta stamps, Clearsnap ink, DCWV patterned paper, May Arts Ribbon, Stampin’ Up! embossing powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares and tape runner. Happy Stamping

I am a big fan of “fussy cutting” and paper layering so the Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock was the perfect choice for this project. I created texture on the papers with the Sizzix template and then sanded the paper to really make the pattern stand out. I love sanding the papers and the seeing the two-tone effect because it adds a rustic, roughness that is perfect for scrapbooking my boys. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, graphic 45 patterned paper, chipboard and alphabet stickers, Sizzix dies and embossing folder, May Arts Ribbon, Gesso, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Liquid glue. Thanks for looking