Friday, October 31, 2008

Sketch 31: Layouts

Happy Halloween! I imagine everyone has lots of plans for the weekend! I hope you take lots of pictures too so that you can scrap them with our sketches! :) We would love to see your Halloween pages in our new gallery!

Today's sketch leaves room for lots of interpretation! The designers have really done lots of fun and different things with Sketch 31!Look how they flipped the sketch! And look how Traci used two photos and matted them, and I love the frame Carrie decided to use for her photo. I also love how Elizabeth used three photos and used a huge flower, and Hope used a precious branch with an owl instead! And look how Marcee got four photos on an 8 1/2 x 11 layout! Yeah! Lots of creative ways to interpret and use this sketch!

8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Pink Paislee (blue); Kaiser Crafts (lined)
Alphas: Doodlebug letter stickers
Embellishments: Prima felt frame, Creative CafĂ© scallop journaling spot, Basic Grey buttons, Scenic Route ‘love’ chipboard piece, Basic Grey cardstock border (gold piece), Joann Fabrics twine, SEI rub-on
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV, Paper Pizazz Bright Tints Pink Gingham, KI Memories Love Elsie Roxie Daisies
Alphas: K&C Company adhesive chipboard letters
Tools: Fiskars threading water punch, Pop dots, Sticky tape, Zig black writer
Embellishments: Walmart ribbon, Making Memories brads

12x12 Layout by Hope
Papers: Pink Paislee
Alphas: Pink Paislee, Making Memories
Embellishments: Scenic Route labels, misc. ribbon & jewels

8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Bo Bunny Press Beautiful Life Collection
Tools: Ranger Ink Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Press Beautiful Life Collection cardstock stickers

Layout by Traci
Papers: Pink Paislee, Making Memories
Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Embellishments: Glitz bling, Pink Paislee stickers

Have tons of fun scrapping, and I hope you get lots of "treats" tonight! :) See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sketch 30: Cards

Happy Saturday! I see several of you joined our gallery! Thank you! I can't wait to see your creations. I would love to see more of you join in. It really will be an easy way to see lots of creations made with our sketches, get inspiration, to comment on everyone's work, and to get some love back! So, come join in! :)

Today we have five spectacular cards for you using Sketch 30. Look how the design team members turned the sketch, and look at all of the different sized cards! Fun, fun!

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Papers: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. Something Within set
Embellishments: American Crafts buttons and ribbon, misc. heart brad, tulle used in flower

4x6 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, SEI, & Reminisce
Tools: Circle punch
Embellishments: Melissa Frances trim, K&Co. bling and embellies, craft store twine, DMC thread
5x5 Card by Ember
Papers: Bazzill, American Crafts, Tinkering Ink, Luxe
Alphas: Adorn-It letter stickers
Embellishments: Two Girlz Stuff label from Etsy, misc. trim

5x7 Card by Julie
Papers: Heidi Grace
Embellishments: Imaginisce bling, Heidi Grace chipboard, Scenic Route rub-on, Fancy Pants trim

Card by Traci
Papers: Bazzill, Fancy Pants
Alphas: Making Memories tiny alpha stickers
Embellishments: Fancy Pants chipboard shapes, Stickles baby blue

I hope you enjoy these, and we can't wait to see our gallery fill up!!! Have a great rest of the weekend! Blessings,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sketch 30: Layouts, RAK Winner, & NEW Gallery!

Happy Friday! Let's begin with some fun! Thanks to all of you that participated in our fun RAK challenge this week. There were so many wonderful entries. Our winner of the Pink Persimmon RAK is:

Here are your random numbers: 2
Timestamp: 2008-10-24 13:02:25 UTC

Our second entry came from Rona! Rona, be sure to e-mail me your address so that I can have Pink Persimmon mail your RAK to you! Thank you all for playing. I know we love seeing your entries!

Now, I also wanted to announce our New Gallery! Yes, now you can easily see everyone's creations, comment on their work, and share your own. You can find our new gallery on Flickr here. There is now a permanent link to the gallery on the right-hand side of the Triple the Sketch blog too so you can easily access it! I hope this is a nice addition for you all! So start uploading and commenting. Please be sure to put the sketch number in your title if possible (i.e., TTS30). This will really help people as they are looking for inspiration. This can really grow into a huge place for inspiration! I hope you will enjoy using it!

Now onto our sketch for this week. On Sketch 30, you will see a couple of boxes that can be used for pictures, patterned paper, fun elements, whatever you can think of. There is also a spot for journaling but again, feel free to use this anyway you are inspired.
Here is what the design team came up with using Sketch 30:

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: MME (background); October Afternoon (blue lined); Basic Grey and Kaiser Crafts (flower strips); Basic Grey (journaling spot); Cosmo Cricket (car/trailer)
Alphas: Making Memories chipboard letters; Making Memories tiny alpha stickers; Doodlebug letter stickers (‘on’)
Embellishments: Autumn Leaves buttons; Basic Grey buttons; MME chipboard border; Prima stamp (42 cents stamp); MME rub-ons; SEI rub-ons; DMC floss

12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Cloud 9 Cinnamon Stick
Alphas: American Crafts thickers, Pink Paislee letter stickers
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker, Pounce wheel, Ruler
Embellishments: Cloud 9 Design cinnamon stick borders, littleBIG words cardstock stickers, elements cardstock stickers, & basic cardstock stickers

12x12 Layout by Hope
Papers: Fancy Pants, Glitz
Alphas: American Crafts
Embellishments: Scenic Route chipboard, Maya Road sheer, Creative Cafe felt ribbon

12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Crate Paper Lemongrass, Bazzill
Alphas: American Crafts velvet letter stickers white
Tools: CutterBee, Piercing Bugs rotary tool, PaperShapers nesting scallop circle punch
Embellishments: Crate Paper glitter borders and die cuts, Signo white Uni-ball pen

Enjoy, and come back tomorrow for cards and more! And be sure to post you creations in our new gallery, and don't forget to leave comments too! I know we all enjoy getting a little "love"! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sketch 29: Cards

Today we have three fun cards for you using Sketch 29. We have a wonderful Halloween card, an adorable card for baby, and an everyday card. Lots of variety for you to choose from this weekend! Here are the design team samples:

4x6 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill; Reminisce
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye glitter chipboard, DMC floss, misc. wire, KaiserCraft bling, K&Co. bling
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder

5 1/2 x 6 1/2 Card by Hope
Papers: Bazzill; Basic Grey; Making Memories
Embellishments: Maya Road chipboard, My Mind's Eye tag; paint & ink
5 x 5 1/2 Card by Traci
Papers: Bazzill; Foofala; Colorbok
Embellishments: Melissa Frances stickers; Martha Stewart glitter; Scenic Route chipboard heart; Making Memories safety pin; twine and lace from craft store

I hope you have enjoyed these and are having fun with Sketch 29! Remember to post a link to your work in yesterday's comment section so that you are entered to win the amazing prize pack by Pink Persimmon! You have until 11:59 p.m. CST Thursday, October 23 to get your entries in! Good luck, and have fun!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sketch 29: Layouts & a RAK!

Happy Friday! We have a fun weekend planned for you with a prize pack from Pink Persimmon! We also are introducing the first of several changes. As you look at the design team examples, you will notice that we are starting to add product lists. We hope that this will help some of you find some of the things that the TTS amazing designers are using on their creations. First, let's look at our prize pack for this week:
Pink Persimmon is generously offering this RAK to one lucky winner this weekend! What do you need to do to enter? You need to use this week's sketch (Sketch 29) to create a layout, card, tag, or altered item. Then you need to link it in the comment section here by 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, October 23. One lucky winner will be chosen and announced on Friday, October 24th. If you want to see details on the items in the prize pack, you can see the Wise Old Owl here, and you can see the Swirl Journal here. They are amazing stamps, and I know you all will want to get your entries in for this AMAZING prize! Now, let's look at the sketch you need to use to enter: Sketch 29! I thought it would be fun to play with our circle cutters this weekend! If you don't have a circle cutter, a plate from your kitchen works perfectly! Just trace and cut out! Or do as Carrie did, you can stitch a circle or use some shaped patterned papers. There are many options! This sketch also has a bit of layering and a place for one or more photos! Let's look at all of the wonderful examples the designers created for you this week.

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Creative Imaginations (background), Bazzill embossed cardstock (house & brown strip), Kaiser Craft (roof), Basic Grey (green/red strip & chimney)
Alphas: American Crafts letters (title), Karen Foster number stickers
Embellishments: Flowers: Joann Fabric flowers, Offray flowers, Offray ribbon, misc. twine, Bo-Bunny brad, DMC floss, Joann Fabrics felt

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill cardstock; KI Memories hopscotch red hot lace papers;DCWV Black & White asst. circle papers
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers
Embellishments: Black Sharpie; Martha Stewart flower

12x12 Layout by Ember
Papers: Bazzill; Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, American Crafts
Alphas: Making Memories
Embellishments: Pink Paislee rub-on on flower; Darice chipboard flower; Staz-on ink; Sakura pen; Scarlet Lime stamp; misc. trim
12x12 Layout by Julie 12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Basic Grey Granola Collection
Alphas: Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers; Chatterbox Alpha Stickers
Embellishments: Basic Grey rub-ons; Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen; American Crafts Slick Writer Fine Point Brown
Tools: EK Success Cutterbee; Piercing Bugs Rotary Tool

So, stop by Pink Persimmon! Be sure to check out the Paper Medallions Tutorial too! They are super fun to make and look beautiful! We can't wait to see all of the entries! Tomorrow we will have card samples for you! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sketch 28: Cards & an ATC!

Good Saturday morning! I hope y'all are enjoying the cooler weather! I hear some places are calling for snow. Now I am not ready for that kind of cool weather yet! :) Anyway, we have some beautiful cards to share today.

Card by Danni
I just love the colors Danni used here and how she used pop dots for the owl and flower. This is just a very fun card!
Card by Elizabeth
Elizabeth created this gorgeous Christmas card using Sketch 28! Wow!
ATC by Julie

Julie created an ATC for the Scripture Challenge I host. I love how she took this sketch and used it for such a tiny card. Every little bit is perfect!
Card by Marcee
Marcee's use of color, lace, and the Unity stamp are perfect for this card! Love the scalloped edge too!

Card by Shanna
Shanna used some fun KI and Pink Paislee papers here to create a colorful birthday card. I just love how she used the huge number 7 on the card too. Just perfect!

Card by Traci
Traci created this gorgeous holiday card. I love the use of the pine needles and the berry. Just the perfect element to add to this card!
I hope you are inspired to create today! Let's see those links so we can enjoy your creations! And join us next week when we offer a fun RAK from Pink Persimmon! Have a great week!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sketch 28: Layouts

First, it is with great sadness that I announce that this week will be the last week you will see work from our fabulous Renee and Shanna! Both of these girls have had to step down. Shanna is doing more work for Bo Bunny Press, and Renee has some other things going on that require her time. They have been a blessing to work with, and we will miss their inspiration each and every week. Thank you girls for an amazing 6 months!!! We will miss you!

Second, did you see our post on PubCalls? If not, you will want to look here. Pink Persimmon stamps are amazing, and I know whoever wins this RAK will be one lucky person! So be sure to join us the weekend of October 17th!!!

Now onto our newest sketch, Sketch 28! Once again, this sketch leaves lots of room for fun. Junk it up as much as you want, keep it simple, twist it, turn it, whatever!
Our DT members have done another amazing job. Look how Carrie and Elizabeth flipped their layouts. This could be page two of a 2-page layout! Chelsea flipped hers also by putting the layering at the bottom of the page. Your second page on a two-page layout could move the layering to the top of the page! And look where Ember, Hope, and Renee placed their titles. All different; all fun!

12x12 Layout by Carrie
12x12 Layout by Chelsea 12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
12x12 Layout by Ember
12x12 Layout by Hope 12x12 Layout by Renee Well, stay tuned for tomorrow. We have our cards and even an ATC card for you! Have a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WCMD Winner!

Thank you all so much for playing along with us on World Card Making Day! I know there were SO many sites with activities, and I appreciate each of you that took the time to play along with us! And welcome to our new subscribers! We are glad to have you join us at Triple the Sketch!

Your cards for WCMD were amazing! I love the mailbox stamp that Tina used. Stephanie created an amazing set of cards. Char's use of color was awesome! And Far North, I loved how you used a Rolodex card on your Christmas card. How unique is that? Rosanne chose to use a bit of pink on her card, and that was fun! Rleen, your use of shimmer and bling was very fun! And Susie Little used the cutest reindeer with holly! Everything I saw was awesome, and I thank you all for playing!

Now onto our winner! Our winner was No. 4, which was Far North! You will receive a 1 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review!! SNR should be contacting you with details on your subscription! Congrats!

And our winner of the Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:4
Timestamp: 2008-10-07 12:20:06 UTC

I hope you will join us this Friday for our newest sketch, Sketch 28! I think you will enjoy it! :) Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

{Special} World Card Making Day Challenge!

Happy World Card Making Day! We are so excited to co-host this challenge along with Scrapbook News & Review!! I hope you will join us in our challenge! Here is your exclusive WCMD Sketch:
Your challenge? Make a card (any kind)! But, wait! Leave a comment here on the TTS blog with a link back to your card in the SNR gallery, and you will be eligible to win a 1 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review!! Winner will be determined by a random draw on Tuesday, Oct. 7th. All links must be posted back here by 11:59 p.m. CST Monday, Oct. 6th. To upload to the SNR gallery, you will be required to sign up for a free account but this is quick and very easy!

Now here are some amazing Christmas card examples from the TTS DT and the ladies as Scrapbook News & Review! Your card does not have to be a Christmas card but these are the fun examples we have for you today!

Card by Anne
Card by Charlene
Card by Chelsea
Card by Danni
Card by Hope
Card by Jenna
Card by JulieCard by Traci We can't wait to see what you do with the sketch! Have fun! And remember to post your link back here!