Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sketch 42: A Tag, a Card, and an Altered Frame

For this week's "extras" using Sketch 42, we have a tag, a card, and a gorgeous altered frame! Are these girls awesome or what? :) Anyway, just look at the creativity using Sketch 42! Wow, they never cease to amaze me!

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 Hybrid Tag by Danni
Paper: Bazzill
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Digital Stitches: Katie Pertiet
Embellishments: Oscraps "Hopes & Dreams," KaiserCraft bling, Dream Designs flower, Making Memories stick pin, Autumn Leaves button, Darice hemp, ribbon from craft supply, Melissa Frances trim
Altered Frame by Ember
Papers: Bazzill
Other: Tim Holtz crackle paint, Distress and Staz-on inks, Glossy Modge Podge, Plain white frame made out of trim
Embellishments: Maya Road chipboard key, Prima flowers and crystals, Paper Valise pins, misc. tag, ribbon and fabric
Card by Marcee
Papers: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink, misc. buttons

I hope you enjoyed these creations as much as I did! Now since it's Super Bowl weekend, maybe you could have a super creative day and use this latest sketch!! Have fun, and we will see ya Friday!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sketch 42: Layouts

Sorry for the late post. But I hope you think it is worth the wait. :) I am in a hurry so I will keep it short today! First, let me share Sketch 42 with you:
This sketch can easily be flipped, turned, used as a simple layout, or really junked up! Look how some of the designers kept the sketch exactly the same and how some flipped it! And be sure to check out how Hope used the sketch for an 8 1/2 x 11 layout!

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Bazzill, Heidi Swapp
Alphas: American Crafts Thicker letter stickers
Embellishments: American Crafts brads, Kaiser Crafts journaling spot rub-on, EK Success Cookie Monster embellishment
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Paper: All Sassafras Happy Place
Alphas: Making Memories tiny alphas
Embellishments: Sassafras stickers--heart, cloud and scalloped edge, KaiserCrafts Basics Rhinestones in blue, silver and red (various sizes)
Other: Sewing machine with black thread, inked all the edges with black Colorbox ink. Handcut pattern paper and added foam circles to selected pieces to "pop" and add dimension
Layout by Danielle H.
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Making Memories felt and stickers, Doodlebug stickers and gem, buttons from craft supply
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, 3Bugs
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Alphas: Stickapotumous letter stickers
Embellishments: Bazzill cardstock strips and flower, red scrap paper, Jenni Bowlin rub-on, Making Memories chipboard
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Hope
Papers: Hobby Lobby, Sassafras Lass
Alphas: Creative Imaginations, Imagination Project
Embellishments: Creative Cafe, Heidi Swapp, misc. ribbon
Well, I hope you enjoy these! Stop back tomorrow because we have three unique pieces to share! And it will post at 3 a.m. CST if anyone wants to check in early tomorrow. I am late today but I will be really early for tomorrow! LOL! Have a great Friday!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sketch 41: Cards,

Before, I share our cards today, I want to tell you that I am so excited for Danielle's debut!!! If you remember, Danielle Holsapple joined us about a month ago; however, she needed time to jump in and get on our schedule! I am pleased to announce that she is officially in the rotation and creating for Triple the Sketch! And no, you are not confused. I did just hire another Danielle last week. So, you will have to watch closely when Danielle Wycough begins to share her creations since we will have two Danielle's here at TTS. :) I will always include their last initial so hopefully that will help keep everyone straight!

Now onto today's creations! For our cards today, look at the different decorative edges each designer used for this sketch! I just love the variety!

Card by Danielle H.
Papers: Bazzill Bling, Pink Paislee
Embellishments: American Crafts rub-ons, Basic Grey rub-ons, Heidi Swapp chipboard, DMC floss
4x6 Hybrid Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Oscraps "Hopes & Dreams"
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment: Sande Krieger "Altered Thoughts"
Embellies: Oscraps "Hopes & Dreams", Circle Clip: Craft Supply circle clip, KaiserCraft bling, Martha Stewart bling
5 1/2 x 6 1/2 Card by Hope
Papers: October Afternoon, DCWV
Alphas: Rose Moka
Embellishments: October Afternoon, Magistical Memories, Tim Holtz
Card by Marcee
Papers: SU! cardstock, Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven
Alphas: Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Pearls
I hope you enjoyed these beautiful cards! If you need to make a few birthday or Valentine's cards, these would certainly be great inspiration for you! Have a great week creating, and we will see you on Friday with yet another sketch! Blessings,

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sketch 41: Layouts

Welcome to another Friday and another sketch! Before we start with our new sketch, I want to introduce yet another new designer. I am SO excited to announce that Tanis Giesbrecht will be joining the Triple the Sketch DT! Chelsea and I have both known Tanis for a while, and she is an amazing designer! I am more than excited that she has decided to join us. You will start seeing her creations in about 4 weeks or so. Until then, be sure to visit her amazing blog here and welcome her to TTS! Welcome Tanis, we are so glad to have you on board!

Now for our 41st sketch, we have space for shaped paper, space for 4 photos or journaling boxes, a fun space for a title or design work, really anything that this sketch inspires you to create. Elizabeth even created a 2-page layout for you this week using Sketch 41.Let's look at the design team's amazing creations!

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, Pine Cone Press calendar paper
Tools: Fiskars threading water punch
Alphas: Making Memories tiny alpha stickers
Embellishments: Hambly rub-ons (Note to self and camera), KaiserCrafts rub-on (vine), American Crafts brad
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Paper: My Minds Eye Laundry Line
Tools: Making Memories edger, sewing machine
Stamp Ink: Chestnut Roan chalk ink
Alphas: American Crafts thickers, Making Memories tiny alpha stickers
2-Page 12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Cloud 9 Designs
Alphas: Making Memories letters, Jenni Bowlin letters
Embellishments: Cloud 9 Designs cardstock stickers
Layout by Ember
Papers: Cherry Arte, KI, Luxe, Creative Cafe
Alphas: Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin
Embellishments: AC Thickers accents, Bazzill just the edge, vmilan Etsy journaling card
Other: Making Memories paint, Charcoal Ink, AC Slick Writer
I hope you enjoy the sketch and the design team creations. Stop back tomorrow for more inspiration using Sketch 41. Have a great Friday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sketch 40: Cards

Before I share our creations for today, I wanted to introduce our newest team member to the Triple the Sketch Design Team! We have added Danielle Wycough to the team! Elizabeth Carney, one of our other designers, highly recommened Danielle to me. Then after looking at Danielle's blog and praying about it, I knew she was supposed to be a part of this team! Please welcome her, and then stop by her blog too. You can see Danielle's blog here. You will begin seeing Danielle's work in about 4 weeks. I like to give the team plenty of time to work on their creations so it will be just a bit until you see Danielle's. But in the mean time, you can keep up with her blog! :)

Now for today's creations using Sketch 40, we have some cards, a gift card holder, and an altered lunchbox! Plenty of inspiration for you to create something fun this weekend!

4x6 Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Teresa Collins Crush
Tools: Martha Stewart punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Embellishments: Teresa Collins chipboard and sheer, Bazzill ruffled trim, Delish Designs rub, KaiserCraft bling, K&Co. bling, Darice hemp
4 1/2 x 3 Gift Card Holder by Ember
Papers: Creative Cafe envelope, Bazzill, Heidi Grace
Embellishments: Making Memories button, Creative Cafe button, Martha Stewart floss
6 1/2 x 5 1/2 Card by Hope
Papers: Scenic Route
Embellies: Scenic Route, Fancy Pants, Tim Holtz
Altered Lunchbox by Marcee
Papers: Stampin Up! Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Stamp ink: Staz-on blazing red
Embellishments: Tim Holtz grungeboard hearts, Stickles stardust, Bo Bunny flourish rub-on, Scenic Route Hugs & Kisses rub-on, misc. ribbons
Enjoy your week ahead, and have fun crafting! See you next Friday!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sketch 40: Layouts

Welcome to our 40th sketch! Wow, I can't believe it has been that many already. Our "Previous Sketches" gallery is really filling up! If you need inspiration, be sure to check that gallery!

And it is with much regret that I tell you this will be Julie's last week with us. She has had to resign due to other commitments, and we will truly miss her. Her designs have been an inspiration to many! Be sure to wish her well! And thank you Julie for beginning this journey with me in March 2008! You are amazing!

We do have a guest designer this week! Jen Martakis has joined us for this week, and she created an amazing digital layout! I think she is convincing me that I need to try some digi stuff! :) Anyway, to see Jen's amazing work, look at her blog here.

For this week's sketch, we have a little bit of layering and lots of space for embellies, journaling, a title, whitespace, whatever! Here is Sketch 40, and then let's look at the design team's creations! 12x12 Digital Layout by Jen
Digital Software: Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus
Papers and Embellishments: Creative Memories "For Her Digital Kit"

12x12 Layout by Carrie
Papers: Jenni Bowlin 12x12; Making Memories (red); October Afternoon (brown)
Alphas: Doodlebug letter stickers
Embellishments: Luxe circles rub-ons; Hambly owl sticker; American Crafts brads
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Papers: My Mind's Eye Laundry Line "Coastal", Kraft Paper
Stamp ink: Chesnut Roan chalk ink
Tools: Making Memories edger, sewing machine
Alphas: American Crafts Thickers, Pink Paislee brown alphas
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye Laundry Line leaf and swirl and journaling tags, hemp, crystal beads
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Creative Imaginations Narratives, Bazzill, Doodlebug Design glitter papers, Collage Press Camden Doubletake Schooner
Tools: Cricut
Alphas: Cloud 9 Design letter stickers, Making Memories letter stickers
Embellishments: misc. red embellishments, Target brads

12x12 Layout by Julie
Papers: Scenic Route, Hambly, Scenic Route, Collage Press
Embellishments: Savvynsassy ribbon, Basic Grey chipboard
Stickers – American Crafts (thickers)

Be sure to join us tomorrow for more creations and the announcement of our newest TTS designer!!!! She is AMAZING! You won't want to miss this announcement!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sketch 39: Cards, Tag, and an ATC!

We have quite a variety for you today using Sketch 39! We have two cards, a tag, and an ATC! We also have a guest designer joining us today--Kristina Proffitt. Kristina is an amazing designer, and you can look at her wonderful blog here. You won't want to miss visiting Kristina, and we are thankful that she has offered to join us at TTS! Now onto our gorgeous creations for today!

Card by Kristina
Papers: Bazzill, Creative Memories With Love kit
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Embellishments: Creative Memories epoxy stickers, clear sticker and die cut from the With Love kit; American Crafts ribbon and brads; misc. button; misc. thread
Card by Carrie
Papers: October Afternoon shaped page (doubled for card), SEI (blue & black), Basic Grey (red)
Embellishments: American Crafts brads, Creative Café tickets, Pink Paislee snowflake rub-on, Bo-Bunny flourish rub-on
ATC by Julie
Papers: SEI Windsor
Stamp ink: Staz-On
Embellishments: misc. brads, SEI Windsor die cuts
Tag by Marcee
Papers: Chatterbox Together collection
Stamp: Unity Almighty God
Stamp ink: Colorbox Ink brown
We hope you found something that has inspired you to create this weekend! Enjoy, and we will see you next Friday! Have a joyous week ahead!