Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October Sketch: Circle

A simple circle page sketch for you this month.....

by Virginie

I love Virginie's version of the circle sketch for this month! She's made her page so girlie and pretty! Wonderful inspiration Virginie!

Don't forget about the Guest Designer spot for the So Sketchy Blog... check out the details here. Your submissions are due November 1st. Good luck!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Sketch: 12x12

I love the use of squares on a 12x12 page so here's a sketch all about squares!

by Christine
I love the way Christine has substituted one of the journaling blocks from the sketch and replaced it with a photo. Her gorgeous digital colour palette compliments her unique photos for sure! A stunning page Christine!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

October Sketch: 24x12

Here's a two page layout sketch for all your double page creators!

On My Own
by Kristii

I love the fact that Kristii has used some of the mini squares on the sketch as some of her many photos on her fantastic page! Her large main photo sets the width across her page and her matching title and floral elements are very cool! Wonderful 2 page spread Kristii!



I have a RAK of journaling stamps up for grabs on my home blog, Your Memories. Check out the details here!

Good luck!


Friday, October 24, 2008

October Card Sketch

Another simple square card for you this month.....

Good Luck
by Jen

This gorgeously green card was made by the talented Jen! I love her use of dots and that cute row of shamrocks! One fabulous card Jen!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

September Contest Winner

Thanks for being patient everyone! I know you have been anxiously awaiting the winner of the September contest.

So with the help of Random.org....
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-10-20 21:28:02 UTC

And lucky entry #23 is.....

"Hallowe'en Cuties" by Lucy!!!! Congrats Lucy!!!

Check out all the great entries for the month of September....

For the month of October, the monthly contest will be a bit different since we've had a short month. For this month, complete a page or card using one of the So Sketchy sketches for October and send it to sosketchy@live.com (see the right side of the blog for further details).

DUE DATE: Nov. 9th 11:59pm MST

Good luck everyone! I love seeing what you do with the sketches!!!

**Don't forget about our Guest Designer Call. More details here!**


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October Sketch: 12x12

I wanted to get crazy with circles this month and here's the sketch I came up with....

Silly Girl
by Jana

I just love how Jana has interpreted this sketch. I love her bold, bright print on the back ground and then her super cool colour palette used on her picture frames and journaling block. Gorgeous page Jana!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Card Sketch

Here's your second card sketch for the month.....

Friends for Life
by Jess

This gorgeous autumn coloured card was created by Jess! I love that she's taken the odd shape on the card sketch and stretched it across the surface of her card to allow her cardstock o peak through! Super creative Jess!


Monday, October 20, 2008

October Sketch: 8.5x11

Some of the shapes that have come out in products lately are amazing! Here's a sketch with a more popular shape on it....

Silly and Sweet
by Wendy

Wendy took the sketch and stretched it out to fit here glorious 6x12 page. Look at those sweet faces of her little ones! I love all the distressing and the pop of colour on the black back ground! Wonderful inspiration Wendy!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

October Sketch: 8.5x11

I love seeing scrappy pages with multiple photos of different sizes. Here's your first official 8.5x11 sketch for October. Enjoy!

Bring on the Birthday Cake
bu Wendy

Wendy's sweet birthday creation has been rotated to accomodate her large focal photo of her daughter. Instead of using the large circle shapes on the sketch, Wendy has used a strip of fun birthday themed paper to draw you eye to the fun photo and journaling. Super sweet page Wendy!

The Hotel Birthday
by Jana

Another super cute birthday page here, Jana has used her subtle sepia toned photos to allow for a soft, girlie colour palette on her page. I love how she's used her pink buttons as part of her title! A super cute page Jana!


October Card Sketch: Window Card

Here's your first official card sketch for October... a window card! Enjoy!

My Friend
by Jess

I love the touches of 3D detail that Jess has added to her card. If you look closely, she has some small gems and she's also used a dimensional paint. Stunning tree stamp and colour scheme! A gorgeous fall card indeed Jess!

Happy Harvest
by Jen

This gorgeous autumn stunner is packed full of embossed goodness! I love the plaid paper with the fall colour palette and that cute little pumpkin stamp! A perfect autumn harvest card Jen!

Sugar & Spice
by Alli

This pretty window card by Alli has so many wonderful layers that make it up that Alli had to share the details below with all of you....

With a pretty touch of paper lace and some fun, fresh colours, I know anyone would love to receive this beautiful card made by Alli!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wanna be a Guest So Sketchy Sista?

How would you like to be a guest designer for the So Sketchy blog?

Here's how YOU can be our FIRST guest designer:

1. Complete a page using the sketch provided above. (It can be a 12x12 or a 8.5x11 version.)
2. Take a photo or scan and send your work to: sosketchy@live.com
*File must be smaller than 300kB.
*Please name your file with the title of your page and your full name (ie: allisoncope_titlehere.jpg).
*Please put "Guest Designer Sketch" in your subject line of your email.
*Please provide your full name, email address, location (city, state/province), page title and supplies made to create your page.
3. DUE: Nov. 1, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Late entries will not be accepted.
4. Do NOT post your finished page on your blog or in any gallery until after Nov. 1, 2008.

NOTE: If you do not follow the above rules, your entry will be voided from the contest. Please read the rules carefully.

The winner of the contest will be decided by the current design team members. The winner will be announced as soon as all the votes are cast and winner has been decided.

Good luck!!!


Friday, October 17, 2008

October Sketch: 12x12

I love using multiple wallet sized photos on my scrapbook pages, so here's a sketch for just that....

Crazy Days
by Kristii

I love that Kristii has interepted the circles of the sketch as her beautiful large red blooms on her gorgeous page! So creative! She even has a touch of hand sewing making up her fine black border for her project. Wonderful inspiration Kristii!

Xperience Bayen
by Savitri

Savitri always makes using colour a wonderful event! I love all her layered patterned and coloured papers as her background. Savitri, like Kristii, has blown up the photo sizes and used multiple larger photos on her page. Stunning work Savitiri!


October Sketch: 12x12

Welcome So Sketchy readers! As promised... here is your first October sketch!!!

I love using multiple 4x6 sized photos on a 12x12 page so here's a sketch using just that....

by Virginie

I love the way Virginie has used a black background to make her patterned papers to pop! What a fabulous photo to showcase on her page! Wonderful page Virginie!

by Christine

I love the ornate frame that Christine has used to highlight one of her photos! I love the colour scheme and those sweet photos of her fur-baby! Wonderful use of the sketch!

Stay tuned for the next few days as I am going to load a whole bunch of new sketches and lots of wonderful design team inspiration. We are also going to have a Guest Designer contest announced this weekend so get out those papers and embellies... maybe you'll be the next Guest Designer for the So Sketchy blog.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yippee!!! Some Hope on the Horizon!!!

I was informed this afternoon that the moving truck containing all of our belongings will be here tomorrow morning!

So that means that I will be working hard to load some new sketches within the next 48 hours!! AND that also means that I can get on with the next issue of the So Sketchy Subscriber and hopefully get out this month's issue by next Monday!!

So stayed tuned... I'll be back in the next 2 days with LOTS of inspiration for you! Thanks for hanging in there with me!


Saturday, October 11, 2008


And the lucky winner of the fall issue of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-10-11 17:48:56 UTC

Lucky commenter #4 is.... Karla!!!!

Karla said.....

Congrats on the move I hope your belongings arrive safe and sound. Fall I love the colors of the changing leaves but very sad to see summer go!


Congrats Karla! I will send you an email and you can send me your mailing details. Congrats again!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Celebrating our Homecoming

In a celebration of our home coming to the beautiful province of British Columbia, and for reaching almost 20,000 hits on the So Sketchy! blog, I'm offering up a copy of the latest and greatest fall issue of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

All you have to do for your chance to win is leave a comment below indicating your first name, an email address and an answer to the question "My favourite part about fall is..."

Good luck! I will pick one lucky winner from all the entries on Friday October 10th.

Psst... there's a second chance to win on my home blog, Your Memories, too! :)

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