Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sketch 47: Cards & a {RAK}

Wow, wow, wow! Look at the message I got from Feedblitz yesterday after I sent out the sketch update:

1 entries were sent to 1006 subscribers for "Triple the Sketch"

Did you notice the number in bold? I can't believe we now have 1,006 subscribers! And that is just a count of those of you subscribing through Feedblitz. It doesn't count those of you subscribing through different methods! Wow! Thank you all SO much for enjoying your sketches each week. And because I was so excited to see such an amazing number, I am offering up a little RAK today! The winner will receive 6x6 papers by Black Market Society, Daisy D's, and K&Company, 3 yards of ribbon from Bazzill, Deluxe Designs heart and arrow chipboard, and a Close to My Heart stamp set (Super Set).To be eligible to win, leave us a comment telling us how long you have been a subscriber and anything else you would like to share. Comments must be received here in this post by Thursday, March 12th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. A random winner will be drawn and announced on Friday, March 13th!

Now for our amazing cards today using Sketch 47!

Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Chatterbox
Tools: Cuttlebug, Fiskars punch
Embellishments: tag from supply, Be Blessed rub-ons, Martha Stewart bling, My Mind's Eye buttons, Creative Cafe buttons, Darice hemp, ribbon from craft supply
Card by Ember
Papers: Bazzill, Tinkering Ink
Alphas: American Crafts, Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Luxe labels, Creative Cafe buttons, DMC floss
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Card by Tanis
Papers: Bazzill, Wild Asparagus Birthday Boy
Alphas: Heidi Swapp chipboard letters
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Whimsical Birthday set, Odd Bird Planet Happy Birthday stamp
Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Craft Laquer, Stickles waterfall, Bic markers
I hope you enjoy this amazing creativity by the design team. And remember to leave your comment here to be entered into the drawing for our 1,000 subscriber RAK! Thank you all for subscribing and enjoying our sketches each and every week! Enjoy your weekend!

98 comments:

Michelle LaG said...

Oh I hate being the first to leave a comment - no chance of winning.... But I have been with you Patter since the beginning, the first day of the blog and love it and use the cards and LO's as inspiration when I sit down at the weekend. Love it and keep it coming....

MarieMc said...

I can't believe it but I have been following you for a little over a year Patter. I lave having fresh ideas put in front of me every day. Thanks for the hard work!

Bet said...

I have been following the blog since its first post! Actually, I have been following your blog and your designs since the start of the Scripture Challenge in 2008. Thanks for all your hard work and keep the great ideas coming!

Betty

dstandard said...

I think I've followed this post since you started it and love it. Awesome designs here and great designers. What adorable cards yet again!

Misty said...

Hi there! Another one here that has been with you from the beginning :) I absolutely LOVE the sketches and look so forward to them in my "Inbox"...absolute INSPIRATION...no other way to do it!! Thanks for all of the hard work and creativity that is put into each and every sketch!! Keep 'em coming :D

~Misty

Joanne said...

I am totally addicted to sketches and have been following you since the beginning, keep on the good work

Warm n Wonderful said...

I love your blog and have been following you for some time. How can we find out how long we have subscribed? I checked the feedblitz site, but it doesn't say there.
I have also forwarded ideas on to friends.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this great blog candy.

Betty Jo said...

Enjoy getting your blog. I subscribed at the end of last year or first of this year, when you posted the scripture challenges on Splitcoast. I love your challenges and have gotten more blogs from your Hip Hop on Thursday and ordered some stamps from Unity. Great work.

Tracey said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure how long I have been following?!?! At least as long as I have had my Google Reader which has been several months now. :)

Love your sketches!!

Teri said...

I've been following Triple the Sketches since the beginning. I love the sketches but I really love all the samples used with the sketches. It's my weekly inspiration!

Debbie said...

I've been following you for about two months now and am in awe everytime I receive an e-mail update.
Such talent! I just love what you do.
Take care and congrats on the large numbers!
Debbie

cinmfoster said...

I've been following since the scripture challenge in 2008.

HaleyD said...

I've only been following for a few months- wish I'd found you sooner. You gals are fabulously talented. Thanks for sharing for the rest of us!

Joli said...

I am not sure how long I have been a subscriber, but I know I love them all!
Thanks for all the great inspiration Patter!

Amy Chomas said...

I have been a subscriber since the very first sketch! I love them!

CindeeQ said...

I have been a suber for about 6 months. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Cindee

lesleyworth said...

I have been a subscriber for not quite a week yet! LOL! I recently started my own blog with some friends and was searching around the blogosphere for inspiration and came across Triple the Sketch! What a fab design team!!!

Kathy said...

Congratulations. I am not sure how long I have been subscribing but love seeing what you are posting. I hope I win.

Kendra said...

I have been a subscriber since the beginning! I love all your sketches.

I read through Google reader and really need to take more time to comment on all the blogs I read.

Crafteemomof2 said...

Wow!! I don't even KNOW how long I ahve been following. at least months!!I LOVE SKETCHES!!!!!!! Plus the inspiration on this blog is wonderful!! KEEP UP THE FAB WORK!!!!!!

crafteemomof2@yahoo.com

Karen B said...

I have been a member for over a year. I found your site from a thread on Splitcoaststamper. I love your ideas and and have many saved.

Indiansugar said...

What a great site! Put you on favorite blogs on my blog!

http://indiansugar.blogspot.com/

soccerboyzmom said...

I have been a member close to a year and you sketches , cards, pages have inspired me. I have never uploaded my picture and that is my goal within the next 2 years to do that, since I have to finish my Master's and I don't do the sketches immediately and on time.

Kristen said...

I will be honest in saying I just signed up to follow. BUT, I do always come to look at everyone's gorgeous work. I cannot believe how talented your team is!


off to try to layout sketch! :)

Ziggyeor said...

Hmm I remember Elizabeth telling me she was creating over here when it first started so I think I've been here since the very beginning or at least a few sketches in :D

Ziggy Melissa

Natalie said...

I've been a follower for a few months now, as a matter fact your blinkie was the first one I put on my blog!! I found you through the Create My Keepsake blog. Have a blessed week and thanks for all your great inspiration!

Holly said...

not sure how long I have been a member, just know I joined as soon as I found you...I love the whole concept. I have always found card sketches that translated well into a layout or vice versa...So this was a great fit!!
hugs,
Holly

A girl and three boys said...

I'm pretty sure I've been subscribing since the birth of your blog :) I absolutely LOVE the designs! :)

Beth B. said...

I think I've been subscribing since the begining. I LOVE getting the emails when you update your blog. I'd like to see sketches using 3-5 pictures. I love how the designers change up your sketches. Keep up the great work!

Janet S said...

Gosh, I don't know how long I have been a subscriber. It has been awhile though. I would bet at least a year. I just love sketches and always save yours for future uses. I definitely give you the credit for the sketches, too. By the way, you are announcing the winner on March 12. That's my birthday!!! I would love to win. What a great present that would be! :D

Jacey's Mom said...

Not really sure how long I've been a subscriber but quiet awhile. I love the sketches and I love seeing all of the great work. I've had a ton of inspiration from my Triple the Sketch emails. Thank you so much and keep them coming.

buggin2stamp said...

I've been following your other blog, but was not aware of this blog. Where have I been? How awesome that you have over 1,000 subscribers. Well since I just found out about this site I guess this week's sketch will be my first. Off to play.

Dana N said...

I haven't subscribed to your sketches all that long, and I don't really know why not! I have enjoyed your work for a long time as well as your challenges. I love paper crafts that incorporate our faith and I am continually inspired by you and your creations. Thanks for sharing with us!

rachel_kokes@yahoo.com said...

I have been a subscriber since the beginning. Keep up the great work, and congrats on 1000 subscribers!

lenore said...

I have been following the blog for a while now but nor sure when I subscribed. Congrats to hitting 1000 subscribers! Thanks so much for all the awesome inspiration!!

Wendy West said...

I am pretty sure I have been following since the beginning!

Cristina- "Scrap4Brains" said...

Woohoo! I have just been a subscriber for a few months and I must admit that I love the sketches and ideas from the creative team. I'm originally a paper scrapper, I turned digital when I moved to Taiwan because it was too expensive to get quality scrapbooking supplies. But I'm back now and slowly getting back to paper... I love the hands on feel of all those textures... it's almost therapeutic! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Lee said...

I've only been a follower for a short time, but always love my visits to your blog! Congrats on all of your success!

carabecca said...

I've been following your blog via Google Reader for at least 6 months now. I love all the inspiration here!

suzbell said...

I've been a subscriber for about a year, I think. I love your sketches and all the designs from the sketches are amazing!!

moredayslikethisplease said...

Hey Patter! I've been around since the beginning of Triple the Sketch! Can't beat all the inspiration I find here! I've copied all the sketches and they are now in the binder with all my other sketches! Some day I'll get around to using them!
Garsy

scrappysue said...

i signed up for an RSS feed direct into my MS outlook inbox within the last month - so glad to have found you guys! thanks for the RAK. greetings from nz

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

I love getting emails every fri and sat from triple the sketch, they motivate me to get more scrappin done, and i love all the sketches and inspiration!
keep up the great work ladies!

Elizabeth said...

What great things everyone is saying! I am just glad to have everyone around for these fabulous sketches and cool inspiration!

Twobees said...

I've been following your site for about a year now, and since I've worked how to subscibe, I know I never miss anything :) Thanks for the inspiration :)

Starr said...

Love the blog, sketches & inspiring LOs. I've been following since sketch #4 at least & have taken inspiration from many of your sketches. Thanks so much :D

pattyb said...

I am so new at this but I have been a visitor for a few months...now I am a subscriber. So now I know I won't miss anything, right? Thanks for teaching me something new.

Ashley said...

I just subscribed to Triple The Sketch in February. I love it and have recomended it to several other people who also subscribed. Your ideas are so cute and fresh. I have already made a few layouts off of your sketches. Thanks so much for your weekly inspiration.

jennifer said...

I've been reading your blog (thru Google reader) for about 6 months now. I have used several of your layouts and love your inspiration.

Jen K. said...

Just looked back at my confirmation email and I started subscribing on 3/13/08. So almost a year!!

I save every email I get to refer back to for inspiration. So many beautiful ideas here!

Rita said...

I have been following you from the beginning! I think I found you on a thread on 2peas announcing the start of your sketches. I have a binder filled with your sketches, and love them all!! Congrats!

Rita in Texas

**Nancy** said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I have been following your blog once i discovered the scripture challenges on Faith Sisters so it's been quite a while already!!

Pricegirl said...

I have been receiving messages through FeedBlitz since the beginning. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon this, but I am very glad I did. I love the sketches and inspiration from the designers! I have been wondering if Danni could mention her setup for photographing cards. I really like the lighting. Thanks!

scraphappy4067 said...

I actually just found your blog tonight and joined!

From what I have seen so far, your blog is AWESOME!

Thank you for sharing!

Kelly

Rosanne said...

I subscribe via bloglines and have for awhile now! Love the inspiration found here!

Fiorella said...

I've just discovered your blog through Danni's one and it has been great! Thanks for sharing and for the inspirations.

Groovy Deborah said...

I just joined and am LOVING everything I have seen! I follwed you through Sisterhood of Scrap and am looking forward to coming here regularly :)

Cher said...

Hi...I have been following you for almost a year and I must say I never get bored here...awesome ideas...you really do inspire us...I am certain like you the number is well over 1000 by now! Congrads...and please enter me for a chance ...Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Sandie said...

Wow Congratulations on sooooo many subscribers. How exciting!!!! Well done.

I have been subscribing to your blog as long as I have known Renee Lamb. She put me on to your place and I've stuck around since.

There is ALWAYS so much inspirational work - I usually just look at it and stare!!!!

Keep up the great work!!!!!

I'm going to make a card with this new sketch and share it with you.

Luv Sandie (Australia)

Sue Bone said...

I have also been a visitor to the site since it started. I love being a subscriber as you get the info direct into your inbox. Congratulations.

Candace said...

I've been a subscriber since the end of last year. I love that you can come to this one site and see so many different takes on a sketch. It inspires me to look at all sketches in different ways. The DT here puts together some beautiful projects and I always look forward to seeing what they have to share.

cathygalloway89 said...

I love your blog. It is great inspiration to see how your sketches can be used for both scrapbook pages and cards.

dannisdoodles said...

The comments in the last couple of days are so amazing & it is so incredible to hear how our "creations & love for paper" has inspired your "creations & love for paper", what an immense blessing for sure.

Pricegirl has asked about my setup for taking pics of my cards/projects....here goes :)

I always take pics of my cards/projects outside on a chair, using a white lace or linen tablecloth. I drape the tablecloth over the chair. The trick is to find the sunlight at the right angle in the morning & early afternoon. If the sun is just coming up, it will be directly to the side leaving too much shadow & each element will be shadowed. If you take it with sun directly above, say noon, it is too direct & washes out the colors. I generally take my pics at 10:00 a.m., give or take & 3:00 p.m., give or take. These are times according to the sunlight where I live, you may have to play with it. We are in the mountains & these times work for me. I don't rush my pics. If I am going to have bad weather in a couple of days but today & tomorrow are great weather days, I try to find the time to finish the project so as to get the pics in before there's weather. If I have created on days with weather, I wait to take pics until I have nice weather (no, it doesn't always work out, but I do try to keep that in-mind when deciding when to take pics) After taking the pics, I crop & sharpen in photoshop & then get them labeled & either sent off or placed in a folder for when I need to send them off.

Long explanation, but it's really timing & the white back drop.

Thank you so much for the question, I really hope it's explicable & that you find times that work for your projects.

hugs & love!
danni

~michelle pendergrass said...

I just started following a couple weeks ago! :)

Jean said...

I am a new subscriber but what a great place. Sketches are so helpful to me and my work. I am not the most creative person so these give me a place to start.

Thanks for a chance to win.
Jean
mjmarmo2comcast.net

Sherry said...

Hi Patter. I have been following this blog since you created it. I absolutely love the sketches and all the wonderful creativity of everyone. Thanks and Congrats on the 1006 subscribers!!

lisa said...

I've been browsing the blog for about two months now. I LOVE how you give so many different takes on the fabulous sketches. Love that it is applied to cards and various sized LOs! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Christine said...

I don't subscribe because I check your blog a couple of times a week anyway, I get so many emails already.

Thanks for the chance to win!

kristie sessions said...

I just came across your blog not too long ago, so I am a newbie, but having so much fun!

simplyhandmaid@yahoo.com said...

HI!
I don't usually join much of anything. I have been a part since 8-08-08. I have been so blessed by the sketches.
I like small projects as my time for scrapbooking is shared with homeschooling, quilting, parenting, knitting, and other activities.

I am also a christian woman who has been sooooo blessed by the scripture challenge.

Please enter me in your drawing and thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us....

Marty

ashjoy said...

I've had you in my favorites for a while but am just learning about subscribing and following. So I made sure you wee there also. Looks like some awesome blog candy, and congrats on your subscribers.

Dena said...

Hi, I've been a follower for several months now. I found your great blog when I was a stay at home mom. I love seeing all the fresh ideas! Keep up the good work and congrats!

Sandie said...

Okedokey, I have made my card using this great sketch.

Here it is here.

http://sandie-sandiesplace.blogspot.com/2009/03/triple-sketch-47.html

Thanks for looking

Luv Sandie (Australia)

Karry Weaver said...

Congratulations Patter! That is a big number! I have been subscribed since the very beginning! Every week I look forward to your great sketches and the talented inspiring work that your team creates! Thank you!

April said...

I've been a subscriber since I found your Scripture challenge last year Patter...I believe that was around the end of Novemeber. And now I follow both of your blogs! You have some great ideas and are very inspiring...
- April

Ceal said...

I've only been a subscriber for a little over a moth now I think. But I am glad I ran across your blog because I love your sketches and artwork

Patrina said...

Hey! I've been a subsrciber for about a month now I guess and I have loved every sketch I've seen. Sometimes I am a little lost int he creative department and these sketches help me get started. TFS!
Patrina

Frances said...

I have been following your blog since December of 2008. I use your sketches for inspiration often. I love the trendy and fresh look of your sketches. Great job and thanks bunches!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Patter, I have been following your blog Triple the Scraps blog for about 8 months or so now, and last week discovered Triple the Sketch (I know I was obviously not paying very close attention! LOL!) I was so excited to find your sketch blog, and am saving every sketch for my upcoming crop so I can get a lot done!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for all you do for us!
Lori West

Laurence said...

I've been with you for months now, can't remember how many... I love your sketch ideas, and I regret that so few people are posting in the gallery... including me, because I don't find it easy.But I love to see the DT's work every week.

Sonia said...
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Sonia said...

Hi Patter
Congratulations!!!... I have been following your blog Triple the Sketch blog for about some months ago. Discover this blog in another website. I look forward to your Great Sketches and the Talented Inspiring Work.
Thanks so much for your Weekly Inspiration.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Patter,
I just subscribed tonight and I haven't figured it all out yet, but I will. Sketches are great inspiration for cards and scrapbook pages.

JenE said...

I absolutely love this blog!!! I check every week, and have lots of sketches lined up for LOs. Keep up the good work and thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes!!

daiva e said...

I've followed your blog for a little over a year now, but just recently subscribed to it - probably within the last 2 months. I love your sketches and the inspiration you provide. Thank you!!

ilil ziv said...

I very new here, less than a month, and I love it here!
Thank you

Pamela O'Connor said...

I've been a subscriber for several months now...after coming across your Scripture challenges on Faith Sisters. Thank you for sharing your faith with us all...it's very refreshing and uplifting.

Sweet blessings, Pamela

DeAnna said...

I have been following for about a year now. I love all the different LO's and sketches and the inspiration I get from this site!! You are doing a great job Patter!!

Jen H said...

I don't remember when, but it was back near the start of the blog. You gals are so inspirational

Anonymous said...

Davidnbrenda@sbcglobal.net....
Brenda Armstrong says: WooHoo Patter, What a Blessing for you that God has led so many women from around the world to you and your work.God has truly given you a gift and so many women are being spiritually and creatively involved in your site and teachings. I have been with you for a long time and have done the scripture challenges and then carried them over to my church ladies group..And, changing my scrap room everytime you give us new ideas. I get so hipped up when you give us things to do and new sites to go to and the scriptures and sketches, WOOHOO.... Your site has truly grown and has been a blessing to me that I check it twice everyday to make sure I don't miss a thing. But, in the end from here your work travels to my womens group as well and how Blessed the girls are that I show them things you teach us on your blog. Thru all things we all benefit one thhing or another and I praise God everyday for sending you and your time to all of us out in internet land of scrapbooking for our Faith. Your work is so talented and wish we all could meet in one place to meet you. Bless all sisters here,keep scrapping and sketching...and oh I got the magazine that had your work in it and showed everyone in my scrapbook store that I knew and they all had to have one, Congratulations Patter.

Kim said...

Just joined today as one of your subscribers... I've been following along for awhile now, but didn't even notice that I could subscribe until I read this post... Thanks for all of the great inspiration each week and the chance to win some great scrappy goodies!

Susie Little said...

Hi Ladies,
Long time no be around!!
Here's where you'll find my effort.

Susie xx

Kristi B. said...

I just found this blog through Danielle Wycough's blog tonight. I love it! All the projects posted are super cute & I'll be participating in these challenges for sure! :o)

Heart of Home said...

I have been a subscriber for a month...wish I had known about your blog earlier, but I have made up for lost time by reading your archives. I love your blogs and always feel inspired when I read your posts. Congratulations, Patter, you've blessed many.

Maria

Leslie said...

I've been a subscriber since the first post on SJ announcing your new blog. While I was in a scrap funk for a little while, I have recently gotten back to it and have used several of your layouts for inspiration recently. I love the work that you and your designers do and appreciate your willingness to share it.

Cindy said...

Hi Patter! I am fairly new to your site, and I wish I had found you sooner! I spend every spare minute I can reading archives and catching up. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.
Cindy

bugg said...

WOW that's a ot of luck people. I just started reading and using your wonderful sketches for about 2 months now. Keep up the Great work.

Doris said...

I subscribe for about 1 month or something like this, conrgrats on soo many followers:) greetings from Poland