Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sketches 75 & 76 and our Last Post & Blog Hop!

Welcome to our final posting here at Triple the Sketch. And for today's fun, we have another blog hop for you!!!! I hope you enjoyed the hop yesterday, and I hope you will enjoy the inspiration today too! If you missed yesterday's post about my decision to close Triple the Sketch, please see yesterday's post here. Now onto our final two sketches--Sketches 75 and 76 followed by the blog hop order. And note that both of these sketches were created by our amazing TTS designers, Jen Evans and Alisa Schenck! Thank you Jen and Alisa!Alisa Schenck
Chelsea Cook
Danielle Holsapple
Danielle Wycough
Elizabeth Carney
Gloria Stengel
Jen Evans
KellyJean Gettelfinger
Rebekah Williams
Susan Coish
Tanis Giesbrecht

So, start with Alisa, then hop over to Chelsea, etc. If you encounter a bump along the way, just come back here to this list and keep hopping! :)

Now, it's time to say good-bye to each of you, Triple the Sketch, and the uber-talented design team. I will miss this site greatly but I know at this point in my life I need to step back. Thank you ALL for an amazing 1 1/2 years. I have been blessed beyond measure, and I pray you have too!!!! I know I will continue to see some of you on my blog, Triple the Scraps, and I hope you will continue to follow the amazing design team girls too! I also hope you will leave the design team girls some love as they post on this last day of TTS creations! Blessings and joy to each of you!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sketches 73 & 74, a Blog Hop, and Our Goodbye!

Welcome to another week of fun sketches here at TTS! Before I share what we will be doing here on TTS today and tomorrow, I must tell you about a decision that I have had to make. It is with much regret that I have decided to close Triple the Sketch. In April, I was called to a new position in Bible Study Fellowship. It is an amazing opportunity but it will keep me very busy thus I will have to cut back on some of my design work to do what He has called me to do. The team and I truly appreciate ALL you for sticking by us and joining in on the fun since April 2008! I can't believe we have grown to over 1,100 subscribers!!!! I will continue to share my design work, my organizational posts, my Tuesday's Tips, the His Holy Name challenge, the Scripture challenge, and other creations on my personal scrappy blog--Triple the Scraps. I also will continue to share my sketches but probably on a monthly basis without design team samples on my scrappy blog, Triple the Scraps (not Sketch). I am thinking of doing a "Saturday's Sketch" post once a month. :) I just don't have the time to keep up with both sites anymore. I pray you all understand and that you will thank the team for their AMAZING and dedicated work for the past 1 1/2 years! These women have been a blessing to me and each other! Thank you girls, and thank you to our subscribers!

So, what are we going to do today and tomorrow? We are going to share our last four sketches via a blog hop! Today we are sharing Sketches 73 and 74. You will then hop through the designers blogs to see their creations for these two sketches. This will be a chance for you to thank the team members, to subscribe to their blogs, whatever suits your fancy. Then tomorrow, we will have a hop again doing the same thing except this time with Sketches 75 and 76! We hope you will think this is fun and a great way for us to say good-bye to our dear subscribers!

Now, here are Sketches 73 and 74 followed by the blog hop order. And note that both of these sketches were created by our amazing TTS designer, Jen Evans! Thank you Jen!Alisa Schenck
Chelsea Cook
Danielle Holsapple
Danielle Wycough
Elizabeth Carney
Gloria Stengel
Jen Evans
KellyJean Gettelfinger
Marcee Rodgers
Rebekah Williams
Susan Coish
Tanis Giesbrecht

So, start with Alisa, then hop over to Chelsea, etc. If you encounter a bump along the way, just come back here to this list and keep hopping! :)

Now, join us tomorrow for our last two sketches and our last blog hop! Also, just so there is not any confusion--Triple the Sketch will remain open for you to continue to gather inspiration from; however, we will no longer be having new sketches or inspiration each week. So, come back for inspiration as long as you need to! :) See you tomorrow, and enjoy the hop!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sketch 72: Cards, an Altered Box, and a Canvas!

Wow, we have some fun things for you to see today using Sketch 72. So, sit back and soak in the inspiration! Here are the design team samples using Sketch 72:

5 1/2 x 4 1/2 Card by Alisa
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey
Embellishments: misc. buttons, American Crafts ribbon & chipboard, Chatterbox chipboard, Stickles
5 1/2 x 5 Card by Danielle H.
Papers: Bazzill, Pink Paislee, Making Memories
Stamps: Stampabilities
Stamp ink: Ranger
Embellishments: Making Memories buttons
Card by Danielle W.
Paper: Bazzill, Nikki Sivlis
Tools: Martha Stewart Double Scallop Punch, Stampin' Up Label Punch, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Emblossing Folder, Glue Dots
Embellishments: All cut from Nikki Sivlis paper
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Gloria
Papers: Bazzill, DCWV
Tools: CTMH edge distressing tool, Fiskars deco scissors
Embellishments: Stampin' Up rub-ons, misc. flower, Shimmerz bubble gum, misc. fabric, misc. button, DMC floss
Altered Box by Rebekah
Clamshell packaging container: Star Wars undies
Papers: Bo Bunny Grease Monkey Torque & U Bug Me; Teresa Collins Life Measures (A and B tabs on front)
Stamps: Catslife Press
Alphas: Font used on "Amazing Alphabet" and on cards: Penmanship Print downloaded free from
Letter stickers: Bo Bunny U Bug Me (back of cards), Scenic Route (letters below pics on cards)
Embellishments: 7Gypsies antique silver pull plate, Making Memories arrow brad, misc. ribbon
Notes: This is a box I made from a Star Wars undies container to hold magnetic alphabet letters and alphabet cards. I made the cards using photos of things belonging to my son or about him. One feature I love that isn't shown, I put magnetic strips across the bottom so he can build words inside the box with his magnetic letters.
Card by Susan
Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill
Embellishments: SU stamps, misc. ribbon
Altered Canvas by Tanis
Dollar store faux canvas
Papers: Basic Grey Bittersweet, Bazzill
Stamps: SU canvas background stamp
Stamp ink: SU white craft ink, mellow moss dye ink
Tools: sewing machine
Embellishments: misc. buttons, Tim Holtz, Grungeboard butterfly & latches, misc. crocheted trim, misc. craft paint, misc. wire, Heidi Swapp She Brown chipboard alphabet
I hope you have enjoyed these amazing creations. Be sure to join us next week for more sketchy fun! See you then!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sketch 72: Layouts & a Shimmerz Winner!

Thank you all for playing along with us this past week. There were some wonderful entries for our Shimmerz prize. I had pick our winner, and that lucky winner is:

Here are your random numbers: 8
Timestamp: 2009-09-04 11:21:46 UTC

Our 8th entry came from Roxanne (Roxx)! Huge congrats! You can see her entry here. Roxx, please e-mail me so that I can get your information off to Shimmerz! And a huge thank you goes out to Shimmerz for allowing us to play with their wonderful products and for sharing their creations here with us on TTS last week! Thank you!

Now, let's look at our new sketch for this week--Sketch 72.And now for the design teams take on the sketch (let me just say WOW, they've done it again)!!!

12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: Pink Paislee Fascinating
Stamp Ink: Colorbox Black bird chalk ink
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers, Doodlebug
Tools: Sewing machine with black thread
Embellishments: Heidi Swap bling, Pink Paislee Fascinating chipboard
Lyrics from the song, Not Ashamed by the Newsboys.
"I'm not ashamed to let you know I want this light in me to show. I'm not ashamed to speak the name of Jesus Christ."
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Scenic Route Background Blue Grid White, Scenic Route Garden Grove, Dream Street Fresh Renew
Alphas: Paper Truck alphabet letter stickers, Cloud 9 Design Large Alphabet stickers, Computer font Tahoma
Tools: CM corner maker
Embellishments: Scenic Route Garden Grove Superstar chipboard, Pop dots, Zig black writer
Journaling: Scripture Colossians 1:11
Layout by Jen
Papers: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route
Stamp Ink: Ranger
Tools: McGill, Fiskars
Embellishments: Prima flower, KaiserCraft rhinestones, American Crafts stickers, misc. photo corners, misc. thread
12x12 Layout by KellyJean
Papers: SU Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip CS, Frickle Pickle Lucky
Embellishments: Frickle Pickle Lucky die cuts and buttons, 4Leaf Clover Spritz by Shimmerz
Journaling: "Dear God, everything we see in this world reminds us of you. Your power is revealed in the mighty mountains and the pounding sea. The heaviness of fruit trees at harvest time tells of your abundant gifts. God, your glory shines through the golden glow of each sunset. And your faithfulness is praised when the sun rises each new day. Thank you, God, for creating such a beautiful world. And thank you for telling us of yourself in your creation. God, we ask that you help us to look for you and to celebrate you as we appreciate the world we live in. In Jesus's name, amen."
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Tomorrow we have a couple of fun altered pieces for you along with cards. Be sure to join us for more inspiration from the Triple the Sketch design team!