Thursday, December 31, 2009

Come and Play with US this Month!

This will be the last month that So Sketchy! will be with us I decided we needed to go out with a BANG!

I have gathered a whole bunch of my So Sketchy! Sista's this month to create using one last sketch and provide a piece of inspiration for you using that sketch!

We have tons of prizes and a few sponsors this month too... The Cutting Cafe has supplied us with a great prize and I have some my Stamp BOX goodies for you to win too. I have tons of other prizes to give out too! I will be showcasing some of the prizes throughout the month.

So join us beginning tomorrow for your first sketch!

How to participate this month:

Create a page or card using any of the sketches showcased this month; December.

Please reduce the size of your image to below 150kB. Please name your sketch photo like this: "title_by_your name.jpg" (ie: hi_card_ by_allison.jpg)
Please include your name and title of your creation in your email.
Please also identify what sketch number(s) you used for your creations.
Please put "December Sketch Contest" in your subject line.
Please email your submissions to:
You can enter the contest as many times as you wish.

I will only take email submissions for the contest. No links left in the comment sections will be entered in to the contest.

PLUS.... you must have commented on at least 3 posts during the month to be eligible.

DECEMBER CONTEST DUE DATE: December 31st, 11:59pm MST.

Contest has been extended. Due date is Jan.15th, 11:59pm MST.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December Sketch #16: Card

One final card sketch for the year...

by Tina Quintas

Tina has been a part of the So Sketchy! Sistas for the past 6 months. I just love the touches of distressing and layering she always adds to her card creations! They are always full of so much thought. I also have the honour of co-designing with Tina on the Card Team at Let's Capture Our Memories this term. I love the soft feel of Tina's card and the way she interrepted this sketch. Great job Tina!

Why not check out more of Tina's beautiful creations on her scrappy blog, Sow.Sprout.Bloom. Thanks for all your inspiration for 2009 Tina!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December Sketch #15: 8.5x11

A fun and simple 8.5x11 sketch today...

Best Buddies
by Jennifer Stevens

I have had the honour of knowing Jenn for almost 2 years now and had the pleasure of working with Jenn as part of the Sweet Pea Designs design team. Jenn has also sponsored the So Sketchy Sista's twice in the last year with which I am so thankful to her and awesome talent of creating fun journaling jotters at Creative Chaos. I just love the way that she always looked at my sketches with a new light and took them and made them her own.

Make sure you check out Jen's Etsy shop, Creative Chaos. Wonderful page girl!


Monday, December 28, 2009

December Sketch #14: 12x12

A fun 2 photo sketch today...

Lil Moma
by Frances Sylvia

Frances has been a part of the So Sketchy Sistas for the past 6 months. She has an amazing sense of space and she is one of the only people I know that could ANY kind patterned paper on a layout and make it work! I love how Frances has used the frames for this page. So adorable!

Make sure you check out Frances' blog, Forever and a Year, for some amazing inspiration!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December Sketch #13: 12x12

Here's a sketch with LOTS of layers for you...

"No Mama!"
by Nicole Nowosad

Nicole has been a So Sketchy! Sistas for a year now and I'm so happy to have had her join the So Sketchy! team to share her amazing talent! I love that Nicole has taken this sketch and simplified it to suit her photos and design. I love all the little touches, like stitching, that she uses!

Make sure you hop on over to Nicole's blog, Just Nick, where she shares some amazing layouts and creations! Thanks Nicole for sharing your extreme talent with us for all of 2009!


Monday, December 21, 2009

December Sketch #12: Card

Here's a fun shaped card for you today...

If Friends Were...
by Leah Cornelius

Leah was one of my first card designers for So Sketchy! and I'm so glad that she was able to join us for our final farewell. I love her adorable image on the front of her sweet card! What wonderful colouring and detail!

You can take a gander at more of Leah's delicious designs on her blog, Paper Blossoms. Make sure you visit her blog for all kinds of cool inspiration!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

December Sketch #11: 12x12

A simple 3 photo sketch for you today...

You're So Goofy
by Tonya Boone

Tonya was one of the very first So Sketchy! Sistas and I just adore her use of embellishments in her work! I love that she has taken the sketch and given it a turn 90 degrees. Super cute page Tonya!

You can check out more of Tonya's wonderful work on her blog, Tonya Boone. She has lots of eye candy posted for you!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Sketch #10: 12x12

Here's a fun 2 photo sketch for you to work with...

by Aphra Boyler

I just love Aphra's sense of whimsy! She always adds the cutest touches, like that adorable little apple tree, to her pages that just says "look at me!". I love that Aphra can make patterned papers work too! A gift indeed! Aphra has been a wonderful part of the So Sketchy! Sistas for the last 6 months.

To check out more of Aphra's amazing creations, be sure to stop by her blog, My Scrappy Life, for lots of wonderful ideas and eye candy!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December Sketch #9: 8.5x11

Here's a fun 8.5x11 sketch for you to play with today...

by Jen Benoit

I just love Jen's soft and flowing style! I love that she has taken this sketch and given it a tilt to add visual appeal. A wonderful page Jen! Jen has been a So Sketchy! Sista for the final 6 months here and also been one our Guest Designers as well.

Make sure you check out Jen's blog, Life, the Jen Way. Jen just loves to share her amazing talent with all kinds of neat pages and projects. Make sure you tell her Ally sent you!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Sketch #8: 12x12

Here's a simple 3 photo sketch for you...

Christmas Wishes
by Zoe Nemburt

This gorgeous layout is by Zoe. Zoe is part of the last group of page designers for So Sketchy! I just love Zoe's attention to detail and taking a sketch to a new level. This page is no exception! A stunner indeed!

Visit Zoe's inspiration filled blog, Cedya's Scrapbooks for all kinds of wonderful pieces of scrapbooking goodness. You won't want to stop scrolling!


Monday, December 14, 2009

December Sketch #7: Card

Here's a simple card sketch and holiday inspiration for you today...

Let it Snow
by Dawne Ivey

I love this adorable holiday card by Dawne! Dawne was a part of my first group of So Sketchy Card Sistas. I love how Dawne has taken today's sketch and rotated it to use her cute little snowman scene. Adorable card Dawne!

Be sure to check out Dawne's blog, {A Day in My Blog}. Her blog is filled with gorgeous cards and creations to get inspired by! Thanks Dawne for helping me celebrate So Sketchy!.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Here!

The final issue of 2009 is here! Make sure you grab a copy at your local scrapbook store or at least make sure the owner knows all about this FREE magazine so they can order it for their store for next season!

You can also download a copy of the Winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today for FREE! Click here for details.

This is my last issue as the magazine's sketch artist so if you enjoy my sketches, make sure you snag a copy for yourself.

Scrapbook & Cards Today is also having "12 Days of Holiday Giving" on their blog. Make sure you check out all the cool prizes they are giving away all before Christmas!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

December Sketch #6: 12x12

I guess we'll feature another large circle layout today too...

The Cow Whisperer
by Wendy Sommers

This adorable page created by Wendy, one of my first page designers for So Sketchy!, is too cute for words! I love the little cow image set in the center of her photo cluster. I love the way Wendy has used this sketch! Wonderful page Wendy!

You can check out more of Wendy's creations on her blog, Everyday Moments. Wendy is creative with patterned papers so make sure you check out her blog.


Friday, December 11, 2009

December Sketch #5: 12x12

Let's have some fun with a large circle today...

by Jana Eubank

Jana was part of my fabulous first design team for So Sketchy! I also had the honour of working with Jana as part of the Sweet Pea Scraps design team in 2008. I know Jana loves to work with circles so I knew she would create a wonderful piece of inspiration to share with all of you with this sketch. Gorgeous layout Jana!

You can catch Jana on her blog, From my Feathered Nest where she shares amazing creations almost everyday. Make sure to check out her stuff!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Sketch #4: Card

Let's have another card sketch today....

Snowy Poinsettia
by Melanie Muenchinger

Melanie was also part of my original So Sketchy! design team as one of my first 3 card designers. For her card, I love the use of glittery cardstock and her beautiful personally designed poinsettia stamp as her focal image. Gorgeous holiday card Melanie!

Join Melanie at her blog, Hands, Head and Heart. She has lots of wonderful inspiration there!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our November Sketch Contest Winner!

This past month we had an amazing amount of very talented sketch contest participants!

Here's all the entries in the November contest...

Amazing work everyone!

Now... one lucky person is about to win the amazing prize from our November sponsor, My Little Bit of Whimsy. Thank you to Stephanie for that amazing prize! And that lucky participant is....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-12-08 03:53:30 UTC

And project #4 belongs to....

"At the Zoo" by Ilene

Congrats Ilene! I will contact you in the next 24-48 hours for your mailing information. Good luck on the December contest everyone!


Monday, December 7, 2009

December Sketch #3: 12x12

It's Monday! Let's start off the week with a simple sketch...

Fall is in the Air
by Virginie Delbecq

Virginie was also part of my original design team when So Sketchy began and she has joined us today all the way from her home in France. I love the rich and earthy colours Virginie has used throughout her layout design. A beautiful page indeed!

Join Virginie on her blog, Sur Mon Nuage... for a load of wonderful inspiration!

On a side note.... join Virginie and I on the myStamp BOX blog today at 4pm EST for our "Let's Party" blog hop style! Come and see some fabulous party projects showcasing some fun myStamp BOX stamp sets! We're giving away stamps! We hope to see you there!

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