Monday, March 18, 2013

Sketch N Scrap News! Design Call

It is hard to believe that Sketch N Scrap has almost been around for a year! Since its inception Sketch N Scrap has undergone a lot of changes and we have had TONS of fun getting creative together! As we prepare for our upcoming first birthday party, we are excited to announce a new addition to Sketch N Scrap ~ CARDS!!! I don't know about you but I love making cards! I think cards are quickly starting to be a "lost" art form due to the advancements in technology. So we have decided to add a card sketch into the fray! So in addition to our layout sketches posted on the 1st and 15th we will be adding two card sketches a month posted on the 5th and 20th! Exciting huh? Our card sketches will debut in May on the 5th, just in time for our birthday month celebration! So in anticipation of our new venture we are having a DT call for a card designers!  We are seeking 4-6 card designers and one card sketch artist.  All card makers/paper crafters experienced or novice are welcome to apply, no prior DT experience is necessary. This call is also open to everyone, international crafters are welcome to apply!  Now on to the details of this call:

How to apply:

Email the following info to
  • your name and city/country
  • link to your blog (Must have a blog to apply)
  • list of your DT experience if any (none is required)
  • If you are applying for the sketch artist position please include a card sketch you have made
  • 3 cards that you have recently created
  • deadline for submissions is April 3rd at 5 pm CST
  • Card designers will create 2 cards a month based on sketches provided.
  • Card sketch artist will create one sketch per month & one card per month 
  • Are required to comment on ALL participant's entries
  • Must join our Design Team Facebook page (so a Facebook account is needed)
  • Must agree to committ to the term of May 1st through December 20, 2013
  • Maintain an active blog and post your DT reveal within two days of SNS reveal
  • Must promote Sketch N Scrap on online sites as allowed and on your blog
  • Participate in special events, such as blog hops etc  (no more then 3 per term)
  • Submit your card/sketches by required deadline
We look forward to your submissions! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Challenge #29

Is it really the middle of March already? Time flies when you're having fun! Speaking of fun, check out the newest sketch from Sketch N Scrap! I had fun playing with this one, make sure to you head on over to the site to upload your layout!
 I took these photos almost a year ago. My son was sick with a high fever that refused to go away. We were out of town, on a weekend, in the middle of the night... Of course. Why would children think to get sick at any other time, right? Anyway, after the we drove 20 minutes to the hospital and went through the doors, his temperature disappeared. Just like that. During our visit there, the only thing that he was worried about was running out of cookies.
 The papers I chose for this layout are from Basic Grey. I needed a solid sheet, but stark white was a little too much, so I misted it with some Tattered Angels spray and the distressed look matched perfectly with the patterned papers. For the title piece I again laid it out in Illustrator then cut it with my CriCut.
I added a little journaling spot to the layout as well. When making up the strip across the middle I layered 3 papers. The green is the main color, the grey I ripped for a distressed look and then I added a little strip of red to tie in the title color.

Items I used in this layout:
Basic Grey • Wander • Tarmac
Basic Grey • Little Black Dress • Tuxedo
Basic Grey • Indie Bloom • Polyvore
Basic Grey • Oliver • Office Tabs
Basic Grey • Oliver • Chip Stickers
Tattered Angels • Glimmer Mist • Black Magic
Ranger • Distress Ink • Pumice Stone

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sketch N Scrap Challenge #28

Is is Spring yet? Almost right? Well here's a little something to keep you busy if you're still stuck in the cold. Another sketch brought to you by Sketch N Scrap. Don't forget to head over to the site and upload your take on this great sketch!

 For my layout I chose 3 photos of my daughter when she was having a bad day. Her pouts are simply adorable, sometimes... Check out the list of products I used in this layout, I managed to mix 7 different companies in this layout.
  I drew up the title piece in Illustrator and cut it out with my cri cut. I seem to do that a lot, I can never find the right alphas or title card and this works pretty slick for me.
I layered the journal spot with another rectangle to add color and a doily for frills.
Items I used in this layout:
Basic Grey • Indie Bloom • El Camino
Basic Grey • Hello Luscious • Inviting
Basic Grey • Olivia • Office Tabs
Echo Park • Life is Good • Grandma's Quilt
My Minds Eye • Stella Rose • Gertie You & Me
Crate Paper • Emmas Shoppe Collection • Accent Cuts
Crate Paper • Mai Collection • Water Lilies
Dear Lizzy • Neapolitan • Cheerful Notes
Claudine Hellmuth • Milk Truck Chipboard Kit
The Paper Studio • Little Girl 3D Stickers