Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sketch 22: Cards, Tags, & Altered Art

Good Saturday morning!!! Before I share the DT samples for Sketch 22, I wanted to take a minute to share with you what people are saying about Triple the Sketch:

"Thanks again for the amazing inspiration your sketches em, love em, love em!! Hugs and God Bless, and thanks again!!!" JA

"Layouts, cards and altered items ALL FROM THE SAME SKETCH!!! THAT IS JUST BRILLIANT!!! I don't believe I have seen that anywhere else although I have personally taken sketches and used them to alter. I am totally impressed!!! I will be coming to you often." WW

"I am really grateful for TTS. It's really helped me accomplish and reach a level of creativity I never thought I'd reach on my own. I just look at the completed projects in semi-disbelieft that I made that! All with the help of TTS and God, the Creator of course!! Thank you so much for doing TTS!"

"Your sketches are wonderful!!! I'm bookmarking you." TH

This is just a small sampling of the e-mails and comments we get! Thank you all for taking the time to write, and we love getting comments on the blog too. We also will have some changes coming in the future. The design team and I are talking about that now so be on the lookout! :)

Now onto our samples for today using Sketch 22. We have cards, a tag, and an altered box for you today! And lots of fun elements/techniques too--fabric, stamping, mesh, sewing, etc. How about trying to use something new on a card this week? Maybe some fabric? Give it a try, and post your link back here. We would love to see what new things you try using our sketches.

Card by Danni
Tag by Julie
Card by Marcee
Card by Renee
Altered Box by Traci
Enjoy the holiday weekend (for those of you in the US), and happy crafting!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sketch 22: Layouts & RAK Winners!

First, let me say thank you those of you that played along last week with Sketch 21. Here are our 3 RAK winners:

**jackieann wins the newly released 6x6 paper pad of Basic Grey Ambrosia.

**judy wins the newly released 6x6 paper pad of Basic Grey Offbeat.

**And java diva (mommystamps) wins a gorgeous unmounted rubber stamp from Unity Stamp Co. called Everlasting Romance.

Please e-mail me your addresses so that I can get your prizes off to you! Congrats to you all! Now onto our sketch for this week. We have Sketch 22 which has a bit of layering and some fun elements. The design team used this sketch in many different ways. Look at the number of pictures each designer used. Anywhere from 2-6 photos. Wow! And once again, look at the fun layout sizes! Have you tried a 6x12 yet? Share it with us!

6x12 Layout by Carrie
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
6x12 Layout by Ember
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
12x12 Layout by Shanna Enjoy, and please share those layouts. We also would love to know what you love about Triple the Sketch! Let us know in the comment section! See you tomorrow with more fun things using Sketch 22!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Okay, for two weeks in a row now I have noticed that Feedblitz has sent out the updates to Triple the Sketch an entire day late. I am SO sorry! So, I have just changed my distribution schedule so that I can send it when I want instead of on their schedule (which doesn't seem to be working). Anyway, you should be getting this note now and the card post below. Make sure you read it because I have three RAKs to give away! :) And you should have gotten the layout post earlier this morning in another e-mail. Again, sorry you are getting on a goofy schedule. It shouldn't happen anymore since I have changed the distribution. Enjoy, and happy crafty weekend!

Sketch 21: Cards & Altered Art

Happy Weekend everyone! I would like to start off by saying thank you again for enjoying our sketches each and every week! Our subscriber numbers continue to grow, and the messages you send to us are very encouraging! Thank you! And because I have been gone almost this entire month and I am in a "give-away" mood, I have decided last minute to have a RAK drawing! How does that sound? So, here is what I will be giving away, and here is what you have to do to enjoy the fun:

Three lucky winners will either win a newly released 6x6 paper pad of Basic Grey Ambrosia, a newly released 6x6 paper pad of Basic Grey Offbeat, or a gorgeous unmounted rubber stamp from Unity Stamp Co. called Everlasting Romance. This is a deeply etched rubber stamp that will fit on your larger acrylic blocks and will work for scrapbook pages, cards, and altered items. So, what do you have to do to win one of these fun items?

**First, create anything from Shanna's amazing sketch this week (Sketch 21).
**Second, post a link to your creation here in this comment section. Only those that have a link posted here will be entered into the drawing.
**Links must be posted here in this comment thread by 11:59 p.m. Central Wednesday, August 27th.
**Three lucky winners will be picked from a random drawing of all entries. Winners will be announced with our Friday posting of Sketch 22! Good luck everyone, and we can't wait to see what you do with Shanna's sketch! :)

Now onto our cards for this week. We have four absolutely stunning cards and another gorgeous ATC card done by Traci. The team is always thinking of creative ways to use the elements on each sketch, and I love seeing what they come up with each week. I hope you do too!

ATC Card by Traci
Card by Chelsea
Card by Danni
Card by Ember
Card by Shanna

Happy creating, and let's see those creations so that you are entered to win one of our three fun prizes! See ya next week when our winners will be announced! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sketch 21: Layouts

Welcome to another week at Triple the Sketch!!! I have been on vacation since August 1st but am back and hoping to bring you some new fun things in the near future! First, I want to share that I have decided to bring Chelsea on full time! Her creations as our guest designer were so amazing that I just couldn't let her go. She will be helping when other designers need time off, are on vacation, etc. Thank you Chelsea for agreeing to stay with us. We LOVE having you girl! Please give her a huge welcome to the team!

Now for our sketch this week, we have an amazing sketch done by our very own Shanna Vineyard! Yeah Shanna!
I am lovin' the fun circles and the flowers. I hope y'all enjoy it too! And be sure to look at how the designers used the circles. I love how Carrie stitched hers. Awesome girlie! And look at the variety of pages sizes we have this week! So fun!!

6x12 Layout by Carrie
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
12x12 Layout by Julie
12x12 Layout by Marcee
6x6 Layout by Renee
Enjoy this week's layouts, and we will see ya tomorrow!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sketch 20: Cards, Tags, and Altered Art

Today we have such fun goodies for you! We have cards, a tag, and an ATC card for you--all from Sketch 20! I absolutely love everything the team did here. Everything is SO yummy! Look how differently everyone used the elements from the sketch. I love how Danni chose to use stitching and buttons where the ribbon was on the sketch. And Carrie's use of patterned paper and brads where the shaped paper was on the sketch is such a great idea! Everyone's work just makes me want to come home from vacation and start creating!

ATC Card by Traci
Card by Shanna

Card by Danni Tag by Carrie
Card by Hope So, enjoy these amazing pieces by the design team, and do a little crafting for me since I am gone. :) Remember to post a link to your work in the comment section so we can all enjoy! See you next week everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sketch 20: Layouts

This week before I share our newest sketch, I want to thank Chelsea for stepping in at the last minute to design for us these past 4 weeks. Her creations have been amazing, and she is a true joy to work with. I pray that each of you have enjoyed the inspiration that she has shared with you. Chelsea, you are such an amazing talent, and we thank you very, very much for sharing it with us!

Now onto your sketch for this week. For Sketch 20, you will see that we have some shaped paper, circles, and a few other fun elements for you. Use your imagination, and have fun with it!And as you will see, the amazing design team has used anywhere from one to three photos on their layouts. And journaling and titles are all placed differently.

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
12x12 Layout by Ember
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Layout by Renee
I hope you enjoy the sketch and inspiration for today! We will share some fun cards for you tomorrow! Happy scrappin'. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sketch 19: Cards & Tags

Today we have three fun cards and a tag for you using Sketch 19. Look at the embellishments the designers used and how Ember used tags for two of the blocks from the sketch. These are all so fun, and I hope that you are able to create a fun card or tag too. And be sure to link them here so that we can all enjoy them! Have a great week, and see you next Friday with Sketch 20!

Card by Carrie
Tag by Ember
Card by Marcee
Card by Traci

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sketch 19: Layouts

This week we have a fun sketch for you with three blocks that can be used for photos, journaling blocks, or even removed from the design to add embellishments or other fun elements. Here is Sketch 19 for you:For the layouts using this sketch, you will see how Elizabeth and Hope used different sized pictures on their layouts but each chose to still use 3 photos. Chelsea also used three photos but look how she changed it up a bit. Love it! Renee used the sketch to make a 2-page layout, and Danni chose to only use two pictures and put a larger journaling box. And look at the different sized layouts we have for you today--12x12 layouts, 8 1/2 x 11 layouts, and a 9x9 layout. Wow, I just love the versatility!

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Danni
2-Page 9x9 Layout by Renee

I hope these inspire you, and we can't wait to see your layouts too. Be sure to link them in the comments section here, and we will see you tomorrow with cards and other goodies! Happy Friday!