Monday, December 30, 2013

Colorful Creations design team call

Hello everyone! Colorful Creations has moved and to get started at their new place they are looking for a few talented and creative scrappers to be on the design team. Their challenges will consist of the following themes:

Inspired By
Plus Challenge

These would vary month to month, each month there will be 2 themes. 

Your term would run Jan 15- July 15. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • Complete 2 projects a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment WEEKLY on participants entries (this is a MUST, any DT member found not to be doing this will be IMMEDIATELY removed from the team)
  • Commit to a 6 month term (Beginning January 15 through July 15)
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the CC Blog.
If you are interested and would like to be considered for a position then check them out here for all the details. Good luck!

Let's play Bingo!

Hello everybody! Let's Get Sketchy has a super fun challenge for this fifth Monday. It's a Bingo challenge! I went straight down the "O" line using a mask, punch, 3 pattern papers, tags, and a doily for my page.
You need to complete 5 squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally. That means you must use the product or technique on your layout that is listed in each square of your line. And if you play your card right, and use a line that has the peppermint candy in the middle, you only have to use 4 products/techniques on your layout. Be sure to specify what line you used on your layout. Your layout does not have to be Christmas related. But some of the squares on the Bingo card are good incentives to get those Christmas photos scrapped. Look at these fun choices.
And speaking of Christmas, have you checked out the LGS Inspired Christmas Edition?
If not check it out here.
This is the page I created for this edition
And remember submissions are now open for our next Sketch Inspired Magazine. This issue will go live online Feb 1, 2014. The deadline for submissions to our February 1st Issue is January 10, 2014. You will find the details here.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate your time and support. And I hope you have an amazing New Year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Resting up

Happy Monday morning everyone! Can you believe that in just two short days it will be Christmas? With that in mind I did a Christmas themed inspiration page for today's sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy.
Doesn't it look like he's resting up before his big job tomorrow night? Lol Well I thought so anyway. For this page I used Pink Paislee papers and embellishments, Echo Park bingo cards, tape and flair from Recollections, and the stamp and star sequins are from AC.

And here's the final sketch for the year, which I turned counterclockwise
If you are able to find some crafty time between your Holiday festivities to join us, I'd love to see your creations. Thanks so much for stopping in. I want to wish all of you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas full of blessings! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Now taking submissions

         Do you have work that you'd like to see get published? We are now taking submissions!

We are NOW taking submissions for our next full issue. Here is what we are looking for:
Submissions are now open for our next Sketch Inspired Magazine. This issue will go live online Feb 1, 2014. We are looking for the following projects:


· Gallery pages Any theme

Special Section Gallery Pages

· To “Die” For­
Layouts created using your fun die cutting machines

· Paint the town
Using paint in some form or fashion

· Not so picture perfect
Layouts showcasing a not so perfect picture

· Selfies
Go ahead and scrap yourself. We as scrappers are always scrapping others but never ourselves!

· Let’s Get Sketchy
Layouts created using sketches from LGS

· Mixed Media
Any theme

· Mini Albums

· Project Life Pages

Any Theme

· Mini Albums

Any Theme

The deadline for submissions to our February 1st Issue is January 10, 2014.
Previously published work will not be accepted (print or digital). You may however, submit work that has previously appeared in online galleries or blogs. All work submitted must be no older than 60 days.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Just the way you are

Good morning all! It's Monday, and that means another sketch has been revealed at Let's Get Sketchy. Here is my inspiration page based off this week's sketch.
For this page I used Crate Paper's Flea Market papers with tags from the DIY collection. The lyrics are from one of my daughter's favorite songs by Bruno Mars. I had a lot of fun making this page, but of course the song got stuck in my head and I caught myself singing it all day. I'm glad I was home alone most of the day because a good singer I am not. 
And here's this week's fabulous sketch that I turned counterclockwise 
Now it's your turn and I can't wait to see your takes on the sketch. Link your projects here under the Dec. week 2 link.Thanks so much for stopping in for a peek! I truly appreciate your time and lovely comments! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

She flies

Hi there scrappy friends! It's time for the girls' challenge at Boy Meets Girl. As promised we have moved the reveal date up to give you more time to join in. Instead of waiting for the reveal on the 15th of the month we will now have our challenge reveals on the 5th of every month. For the December challenge we would like for you to use the same photo more than once on your page. Super easy, right? Here's what I came up with
For my background I started with a piece of plain white cardstock, and did a little playing around with stamping and stenciling. After it dried I decided try out some metallic watercolors that I purchased a while back. I have to say the shimmer they give off is beautiful IRL. The journal card tucked into my layers says "With brave wings she flies." My daughter's a teenager now, and I definitely see her venturing out more, testing her wings so to speak.
Remember you have the entire month to enter. So grab your photos and join in. I'd love to see your creations. Thanks so much for stopping by!

A bit of exciting news to share

I have been asked to join the Stick It Down team! Here's the announcement...

Please welcome our first Design Team!
After a fantastic first call and some hard choices, we are pleased to announce our very first Design Team!

Single Page team 1
(new sketch revealed the first Tuesday of each month)
Sketch and layout designer: Cecile
Michelle M
Michelle L

Card team
(new sketch revealed the second Tuesday of each month)

Sketch and card designer: Cathy

Single Page team 2
(new sketch revealed the third Tuesday of each month)

Sketch and layout designer: Brenshevia

Double Page team
(new sketch revealed the fourth Tuesday of each month)

Sketch designer: Shelby

And there you have it! Our first Design Team! Congratulations ladies, we can't wait to see what you come up!
Please stop by and play along. I'd love to see some familiar faces =) (hint, hint)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Upon us all a little rain must fall

Good morning all! A fabulous new sketch has gone live at Keeping the Best, and I have my inspiration page to share with you.
I used Crate Paper's DIY collection for this page, along with some doilies and misc. embellishments. For a bit more texture and interest I added a few large splatters of paint and a bit of random stamping to the background. I made the raindrops using Glossy Accents.
And here's sketch #74
I hope you get a chance to join us. I'd love to see your take on the sketch. You have 2 weeks to link your creation here. Thanks for coming by for a peek!  I really appreciate your time and lovely comments. Happy scrapping =)