Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sketch 50: Cards & a Tag!

Good Saturday everyone! We haven't shared a tag in a while on TTS, and Tanis is bringing us one today! We also have two gorgeous cards for you! Let's look!

Card by Danielle W.
Papers: Making Memories, Jillibean Soup, Bazzill
Embellishments: Stampin' Up ribbon, Prima flower, EK Success button and 'Thinking of You' sentiment, corrugated cardboard
Card by Ember
Papers: Collage Press, Bazzill, K&Company
Tools: Martha Stewart punch
Alphas: Making Memories, American Crafts
Embellishments: 7Gypsies chipboard, K&Company rub-on, Art Institution antique glitter

Tag by Tanis
Papers: Scenic Route Sonoma, Coredinations cardstock
Tools: Stampin' Up corner rounder to make scallops, Martha Stewart circle cutter
Stamps: Hero Arts Stamps Asian Frames, Hero Arts All Occasion
Stamp Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Crate Paper brad, Making Memories mini brads, misc. ribbon, Bic Mark It! permanent markers
I hope you enjoyed our sketch this week. Now remember, to join us for a new sketch next week as well as our One Year Anniversary blog hop with the design team. There will be RAKs along the way and fun to be had by all!! We will begin at 9 a.m. CST next Friday, April 3rd! That will be 10 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Central, 8 a.m. Mountain, or 7 a.m. Pacific time next week! See you then!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sketch 50: Layouts

Well, I cannot believe we are posting our 50th sketch! And next week we celebrate our One Year Anniversary! Wow!!! I will share details at the end of this post as to how we will celebrate next week! :)

Okay, so let's look at Sketch 50! Circles, butterflies, shaped paper--Sketch 50 has it all! But remember, these are just ideas! Use this fun sketch as a jumping point to design your own great creation!The design team shares a WIDE variety of layouts with you today! I think we have a little something for everyone this week!

12x12 2-Page Layout by Alisa
Papers: Amercian Craft, Bazzill
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co., Scarlet Lime ticket stamp
Alphas: American Crafts thickers
Embellishments: Pink Paislee topsiders chipboard stickers, Chatterbox stitched felt, Scenic Route chipboard
12x12 Layout by Chelsea
Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain, Bazzill
Tools: Sewing Machine with white thread
Embellishments: Basic Grey Sugared chip stickers, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan ink
12x12 Layout by Danielle H.
Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Autumn Leaves
Embellishments: Making Memories stickers, metal, and die cut; Doodlebug stickers; Pink Paislee stickers, Michaels ribbon, American Crafts ribbon
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Embellishments: Offray ribbons, Basic Grey undressed monograms, Stickles, Making Memories words, generic paint
12x12 Layout by Gloria
Paper: Making Memories, Tinkering Ink, Bazzill
Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Stamp ink: Stampin' Up
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker
Embellishments: DCWV stickers, Autumn Leaves stickers, ribbon and flowers from craft store
Journaling: "Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee. - Job 12:8"
2-Page Layout by KellyJean
Papers: Brocade Blue and Night of Navy Card Stocks by Stampin' Up!, K&Co. Cub Scouts paper pad
Other: Boy Scouts of America "Grand Adhesion" 3-D Stickers by K&Co.
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Everafter
Stamps: Stampin' Up Garden Whimsy, Stampin' Up Dreams du jour
Other: Basic Grey alphas, misc. lace, Quickutz butterfly die
I hope you enjoyed all of the fun ideas from the design team! Now a bit about our Anniversary Celebration next week--we will hold a blog hop with the design team. There will be RAKs along the way and fun to be had!! We will begin at 9 a.m. CST next Friday, April 3rd! That will be 10 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Central, 8 a.m. Mountain, or 7 a.m. Pacific time next week! Start spreading the word, and get ready for some inspiration and fun!

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and join us tomorrow for some amazing cards!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sketch 49: LOTS of Cards & Altered Art!

As I shared yesterday, we have new designers debuting their work with us this week! Alisa debuted a digi layout yesterday, and today she shares a card with us too! And Gloria shares her first card with us here on TTS! I know you will love it! We also have other gorgeous creations along with an altered wall hanging made by Ember. Be sure to look at how Ember used the Jenni Bowlin chipboard button packaging to create her wall hanging. Now that's a great way to recycle! Let's look at the team's gorgeous creations!

Card by Alisa
Papers: Amercian Crafts, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Stamp ink: Colorbox
Embellishments: Craft Essentials ribbon, Making Memories flower and brad, embroidery floss, unknown clear buttons

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Patters: Basic Grey Offbeat
Tools: Sewing machine, hole punch
Embellishments: Black thread, Tres Jolie buttons, Colorbox black ink
4x6 Card by Danielle H.
Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Stamp Ink: Ranger Staz-on
Ribbon: Michaels
Punch: Marvy Uchida
Altered Wall Hanging by Ember
Papers: Pink Paislee
Alphas: Pink Paislee, Basic Grey
Embellishments: Pink Paislee
6x6 Card by Gloria
Papers: Daisy D's, My Mind's Eye, K&Company, Stampin' Up (brown), unknown (cranberry)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities smooth circles dies, Close to My Heart distressing tool, Stampin' Up punch
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Stamp ink: Close to My Heart
Embellishments: misc. button, recycled ribbon, DMC floss
Card by Tanis
Papers: Coredinations cardstock
Tools: Circle punches
Stamps: Hero Arts Stamps Asian Frames set and All Occasion set
Embellishments: Copper cord, Colored pencils and OMS, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Whew, now wasn't that a LOT of gorgeous eye candy today! :) Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and see you next Friday!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sketch 49: Layouts!

Welcome to another wonderful Friday! This week we have three of our new designers debuting their work for you: Alisa, Gloria, and KellyJean. Gloria's card will be shared tomorrow but you get to see Alisa and KellyJean's fun creations today! I am so glad to finally be sharing all of their work with you!

For Sketch 49 today, I thought we would have some fun with a shaped edge! Now of course, you don't have to use shaped paper but it is always a fun addition! There is also space for several photos. You choose how many! Just have fun!We have a digi layout today, a two-page layout, and then several stunning one-page layouts! Let's look at the designers layouts for today!

12x12 Digi Layout by Alisa
Digi Papers: Miss Mint Wild Weekend kit paper and elements, J Barrette solid blue paper
Other: VT Portable Remington font, Jailbird jena font, Dfran sundried teeny tag, mco journaling tag, jack-n-me alpha blank
12x12 Layout by Danielle W.
Scarlet Lime March Kit
Papers: GCD, SEI, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Embellishments: Making Memories buttons, Prima flowers, We R Memory Keepers glitter lace, My Creative Mess (Etsy) journaling spot, Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons, Shimmerz paint
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Bazzill, Chatterbox
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker, Cricut machine, Hole punch, Graphically Speaking cart
Embellishments: misc. buttons, Computer font is Bradley Hand, Jenni Bowlin

2-Page Layout by KellyJean
Papers: Stampin' Up Real Red CS, Stampin' Up Basic Black CS, Stampin' Up Rockabilly
Embellishments: Karen Foster Design Luv 2 Cheer Die Stickers, Doodlebug brads, misc. ribbon
Designer Note: KellyJean trimmed 1/2" from two sides of my Rockabilly DSP and adhered them to her second page. This is a great way to make patterned paper go further making a better investment.
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Basic Grey Poreclain
Embellishments: misc. ribbon
I hope you enjoyed the variety of layouts today! And FIVE of them for you to get inspiration from today! Wow! Now be sure to join us tomorrow. If you thought five layouts were fun, wait until you see all of the goodies we have for tomorrow! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sketch 48: Cards

It is with deep regret that I start my post today with a goodbye to one of our amazing design team members. Today will be Danni's last piece of work that will be shared here at Triple the Sketch. Danni has been a blessing to me, and I know a huge inspiration to each of you. Please be sure to wish her well. And thank you Danni, for the blessing of your friendship and your stunning designs over this past year! We will miss you! Now let's look at the gorgeous cards we have for you today using Sketch 48.

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Papers: Making Memories Chloe's Closet
Tools: Sewing machine with white thread
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. Shine On set
Stamp Ink: Colorbox Chesnut Roan Chalk ink
Embellishments: Making Memories Chloe's Closet buttons, DMC white floss
4 1/2 x 6 Card by Danielle H.
Papers: Making Memories, Garner Studios (card base)
Embellishments: Melissa Frances rub-on, Prima flowers, Maya Road flowers
Card by Danni
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey offbeat
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiskars punch
Alphas: Doodlebug
Embellishments: cardboard recycled from packaging, Basic Grey chipboard, flower from supply, Creative Cafe button, Martha Stewart bling, Darice hemp
4 1/4 Square Card by Tanis
Papers: Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper scraps
Tools: sewing machine
Stamps: Flourishes Open to Love set (bird and flower vase stamps), Unity Stamp Co. Simply Said set (sentiment)
Embellishments: flowers cut from October Afternoon paper (Weathervane), Dew Drops, Me and My Big Ideas rub-on swirl, Bic Markers, ribbon
Enjoy the week ahead, and we will see you next Friday!

Friday, March 13, 2009

{1,000 Subscribers} RAK Winner!

Well, we have a RAK winner! Here is the number generated for me today:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-03-13 10:48:48 UTC

And just who was lucky number 29? It was Beth B.!!!! Huge congrats to you Beth! Here is what Beth shared with us:

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!
March 7, 2009 11:13 AM

And to address Beth's comment about sketches using 3-5 pictures, ironically today's sketch does allow for 3 pictures. I hope you like it! :) However, if you notice a lot of our designers will use many photos even when there is only "space" for one. Or for instance today, even though there is space for 3 photos, Ember chose to use one photo. That's what's so fun about our sketches. They don't dictate what you can and can't use. I allow the design team to do whatever they want with the sketches. I want them to show how versatile they are, and they certainly do that AMAZINGLY! I hope you enjoy that about our sketches!

Well, huge congrats again, Beth! And thanks to all of you for your encouraging words about the team and the sketches! We do truly appreciate each of you! Beth, please e-mail your address to me so that I can get your goodies off to you! Have a joyous Friday, and see you tomorrow!

Sketch 48: Layouts

Agh, Friday! The end of the week! Time for some more sketch fun! Today, Sketch 48 includes space for 3 pictures, journaling boxes, embellishments, patterned paper fun, etc. Be sure to look closely at how uniquely the design team used these three boxes!12x12 Layout by Danielle W.
Papers: October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Bazzill
Alphas: American Crafts
Embellishments: DMC embroidery floss, Bazzill flowers, American Crafts flowers, EK Success buttons, October Afternoon journaling card (hidden behind die cut paper)
12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Big Lots
Tools: Creative Memories corner maker, Pounce wheel
Alphas: Making Memories words, American Crafts felt thickers, Jenni Bowlin letter stickers
Embellishments: Making Memories Hul-lu-a-boo flowers
8 1/2 x 11 Layout by Ember
Papers: Stampin' Up, Making Memories
Alphas: American Crafts
Stamp: Martha Stewart
Stamp Ink: Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Making Memories journaling sheet and trim, Maya Road house
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Webster's Pages Your Life
Alphas: Making Memories Tiny Alphas, Pink Paislee Alphas
Embellishments: Making Memories flower, Doodlebug bling, Webster's Pages trim
Enjoy, and please stop by tomorrow as we have some AMAZING cards to share!