Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Lets Scrap Sketches design team announcement - drum roll please.......

Its official:

Our Design Team for Sept 1st thru February 15th is:

Ada - Returning
Fiona - New
Jonnece - Returning
Katy - Returning
Kristine - New
Laura - New
Lisa-Marie - Returning
Misty - New 
Rhoda - Returning
Stephanie - Returning
Tammy - New

So get ready to be inspired by these lovely ladies starting Sept 1st!!!

Welcome to our new ladies,  the next 6 months will be so exciting. 

Remember to mark the 1st September for the first sketch reveal from the new team.

Happy crafting

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches August 15 2016 Challenge: Note to Self "STAY CLEAN" Layout

I have wanted to scrap this photo for a while now and I found the perfect single page sketch to help me on my way:  My inspiration is from the Stuck?! Sketches challenge blog.

The sketch

And here is my layout.

For this layout I used a Kaiser paper from the "key to my heart" collection and some Prima embellishments and I also recycled some of the packaging.

First I stencilled the paper and recycled some packaging:


I always try to have a base plan however often the 
layout turns out quite different.

I place my pieces just to check that it looks OK, if all good ( above is my draft layout) then I put the layout together,  here are some close ups:

 You will note I decided against the banner behind the photo and instead I used a clip frame which I inked and cut in half and placed at either end of the photo
 I placed one of recycled Prima packaging card behind the photo and below is the other packaging that I made into a tag.
And the photo is of Kiwa after he picked on his older brother at the beach.
(And yes there were tears to start with until he realised the sand was still on his face.)
The Black sand at Waverley beach in the Taranaki really does stick to you, LOL.

Happy crafting.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Lets Scrap sketches : 08-15-16 - Sibling Harmony

The second of the Lets Scrap August challenges. 

And here is the sketch from the talented Michelle.

And here is my take:

Some great times at home and at the beach with my oldest and youngest boys. 

Each side section can be opened to reveal more photos and journaling.

 I included a couple of tags that I have stencilled and inked

I did a little of everything on this layout, stamping, inking and stencilling .



Hope you like it.  Would love to see your take on this sketch.

Happy crafting

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Thank you and Farewell card for the Teacher

I am sure we all have them, you know,  one of those nights when one of the children tells you at 9.00pm, he would like a farewell card for the School librarian who is leaving tomorrow. 
Yes tomorrow! 

Here it is,  probably one of the quickest cards I have made in a while.

 And yes,  a card that every one in the class can sign.  The inside section folds open to a 12 inch journaling panel for the kids. 

As the inside section made the card a little chunky,  I included a ribbon tie. 

Well, it could have been worse,  he could have told me in the morning.

Happy crafting

Monday, August 1, 2016

Design team call for Let's Scrap.

A fantastic opportunity

We are so excited to announce the call for Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team!!

Do you LOVE to play with sketches? Do you have an active blog? Do you love to inspire others with your creative flair? Then we want to hear from you!!

We’re looking for talented scrapbookers who love to create layouts with sketches, and are committed to creating quality layouts/cards each month. 

To apply send us your take on this sketch to and include Let’s Scrap Sketch DT Application in the subject line.

Please include the following information:

Name, Address and Email:
Blog Address:
Facebook Name/Page URL:

Please answer the following questions:

1)     Why would you like to be part of Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team?
2)     How would you best describe your style?
3)     Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, please list the teams and monthly commitments.
4)     Do you consider yourself social savvy and enjoy sharing your projects and connecting with people on Instagram, Facebook and other social networks?

What we expect from our Design Team:

1)     Commit to a 6 month term (beginning September 1st).
2)     You will be required to complete 2 sketches per month, due 3 days before the reveal.     
3)     Keep an active blog, posting your project on reveal day and link back to Let’s Scrap Sketches.. this is a MUST!
4)     You must have a facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook.
5)     You must become a follower of our blog
6)     You will be required to comment on layouts left by participants. This is essential.

If you cannot fully commit to the above duties please don't apply. If you are chosen and don't complete the above duties we will drop you from the DT.

There might be some ‘special challenges’ through your term that you will be required to participate in but there will be at least a 30 day notice. Occasionally we will have digi stamp sponsors that want us to use their images in our creations… you will be notified of this when the sketches are provided for the Design Team Term.
The deadline for applications is August 15th  at 11:59 p.m. Previous design team experience is not required. International applications are welcome! The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email no later than August 20th and the new team will be announced on our blog August 25th with your application layout revealed on September 1st on the blog and on facebook. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me thru Let's Scrap Sketches facebook page or thru my email ( just make sure you put Let's Scrap DT Call in the subject so I can spot it easier... :)

Lets Scrap Sketches 8-1-16 challenge

The first of the Lets Scrap August challenges. 
And this time an opportunity to scrap a layout of Arahi, the oldest of the McLachlan clan.
Here is the sketch from the talented Michelle.

and here is my take.
 Arahi loves bright colours so a winter yellow was a good choice for him. 
 And unlike some I like flowers on layout whether it is for a boy or a girl.
I love this photo of Gregor and Arahi.  



I used Bo Bunny papers and embellishments with prima letters and flowers.  I double matted each photo with stampin up cardstock.  

Hope you like the layout,  can't wait to see your take on the sketch.   

Happy crafting.