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!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sketch 71: Cards, an ATC, an Altered Canvas &

I hope you have been enjoying the Shimmerz creations using Sketch 71! Today we have a lot more for you including a layout I didn't post yesterday! So, sit back and enjoy, and be sure to note your favorite Shimmerz colors!

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card by Chelsea
Papers: My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow
Shimmerz Paints: Shimmerz Blingz Gold Glimmer (painted on the wings of the butterfly and the centers of the flowers on the background paper)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Butterfly Beauty, Inkadinkado sentiment
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Tools: Sewing Machine with white thread, Creative Memories Circle cutting system
4 1/2 x 6 Card by Danielle H.
Papers: Bazzill, Crate Paper
Shimmerz Paints: ?
Stamps: SU cupcake stamp
Embellishments: Doodlebug gems, Darice gems, Crate Paper, Scenic Route rub-on
Card by Danielle W.
Papers: Bazzill, Lily Bee
Shimmerz Paints: Flashee Fushcia Blingz
Tools: EK Success Deco Scissors, Swiss Dots Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder, EK Success Circle Cutter, Marvy Uchida Scalloped Square Punch
Embellishments: Lily Bee rub-on, SU grommet, SU ribbon, Prima flower
5x5 Card by KellyJean
Papers: SU Handsome Hunter, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Shimmerz Paints: 4 Leaf Clover Spritz w#2 paint brush
Stamps: SU Love You Much
Tools: SU heat tool, Circle Scissor Plus, and tool kit
Embellishments: SU Crystal Clear embossing powder, SU Melon Mambo ribbon
Note: I spritzed the Spritz around the edges of my white circle before applying it to my card. I used the paint brush to color in the "LoVe" with the same Spritz.
Card by Kim Dellow {Shimmerz DT} Card by Lori Renn {Shimmerz DT}
Papers: Bazzill Basics
Shimmerz Paints: Paint: Shimmerz Spritz in Ruby (on scalloped circle), Shimmerz Fire Engine Red (on heart)
Embellishments: Archiver's Yours Truly scalloped circle, We R Memory Keepers lace hearts, Teresa Collins chipboard sentiment, Heidi Swapp tulle, Me and My BIG Ideas jewels, machine stitching
Card by Melissa Bove {Shimmerz DT}
Shimmerz Paints: Shimmerz Spritz in Cotton and Truffle, Shimmerz paints in Pink Poinsettia, Hotty Pink, and Celery
Stamps: Flourishes
Tag & Card by Melissa Sauls {Shimmerz DT}
Wedding Tag
Shimmerz Paints: Baby's Breath Spritz (I inked up my backgrounder in Versamark, sprayed the Shimmerz Spritz all over, and then embossed.)
Layout by Stacy Cohen {Shimmerz DT}
Papers: Bazzill, Graphic 45
Shimmerz Paints: Lilac Shimmerz (on the lace), Sea Foam Spritz (used with the masks on the white cardstock)
Embellishments: Prima flowers, leaves, and crystal flourish, Basic Grey alphas, Stickles, Heidi Swapp mask, misc. lace, misc. butterfly
Altered Canvas by Susan
Papers: Basic Grey Lemonade
Shimmerz Paints: Magenta
Embellishments: Basic Grey chipboard, American Crafts Thickers, misc. ribbon
ATC by Tanis
Papers: We R Memory Keepers Grandma's Kitchen collection, Bazzill, Crate Paper Lillian collection
Shimmerz Paints: Apricot and December Sky
Stamp ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Tools: hole punch, Martha Stewart circle cutter
Embellishments: misc. blue grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories Love Notes tiny alpha stickers, misc. button, fine tip black marker
Wow, just amazing work and inspiration from BOTH teams this weekend!!! Be sure to get your entries in by Thursday, Sept. 3rd, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Post a link to your entry in this thread here. A winner will be announced the next morning! Have fun, and see you next week!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sketch 71: Layouts & Shimmerz!

Oooh, do we have an exciting weekend for you! Shimmerz Paints is sponsoring Triple the Sketch this week! The Shimmerz design girls also played with our sketch so we have lots of amazing inspiration ahead for you today and tomorrow! And a HUGE thanks to Stacey of Shimmerz Paints for offering today's prize and sharing her amazing products with the TTS design team!
And now for even more exciting news! Shimmerz is offering a selection of a Spritz, a Shimmerz, and a Blingz to one lucky reader! You can see all of their amazing product here. How do you enter? Create a layout, card, tag, or altered item using Sketch 71, and post a link to it in this comment thread by Thursday, Sept. 3rd, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. One random winner will be drawn to receive this amazing prize and posted next Friday! :) Let's look at the sketch all of the designers worked with: Now, if you haven't played with any Shimmerz products yet, I hope you will be excited to try them after viewing these stunning layouts.

12x12 Layout by Alisa
Papers: Bazzill, Fancy Pants Sweet Peas
Shimmerz Paints: Silver Bells and Pink Poinsettia Blingz
Alphas: Heidi Swapp ghost alphas
Embellishments: Making Memories brads, flowers, butterfly paint, & buttons; American Crafts ribbon
Layout by Deanna Kroll (Shimmerz DT) 12x12 Layout by Elizabeth
Papers: Studio Calico, Bazzill
Shimmerz Paints: Shimmerz Coal {used on the red flowers}, Shimmerz Ultra Marine {chipboard flower}
Tools: CM corner maker
Embellishments: misc. ric rac, Making Memories letters, October Afternoon letters, Pop Dots, Zig black writer

12x12 Layout by Gloria
Papers: Bazzill, K&Company, Creative Imaginations
Shimmerz Paints: Shimmerz spiced cider
Tools: Edge distressing tool (Close to My Heart), Circle dies (Spellbinders), computer with Ariel font for journaling
Embellishments: Close to My Heart fibers, Heidi Swapp flower, misc. brad
Note: The Shimmerz was applied to the white silk flower with a foam brush.
Layout by Jana Eubank (Shimmerz DT)
Shimmerz Paints: Hi Ho Silver Blingz, Sapphire Spritz
Note: Blingz put over white crackle paint on the chipboard flower and chipboard border. The Spritz was used on the background.
12x12 Layout by Jen
Paper: We R Memory Keepers, KI Memories
Shimmerz Paints: Shimmerz Sugar Plum, Spritz Sea Foam
Alphas: K&Company, American Crafts, CK Ali Edwards Offical Font
Embellishments: Kaisercraft rub-ons, Making Memories ticket, spray paint, thread, ink, & notebook paper
Note: Used a recycled element to create the painted "holes" on the paper with the Shimmerz. Added the photo. You can use Ranger Inc's Blending Tool or just a cosmetic sponge to apply.
12x12 Layout by KellyJean
Papers: SU Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip card stocks, Frickle Pickle Lucky
Shimmerz Paints: 4 Leaf Clover Spritz
Embellishments: Frickle Pickle die cut elements and buttons
12x12 Layout by Marcee
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Everafter
Shimmerz Paints: Butter Cream
8x8 Layout by Rebekah
Paper: The Paper Co. white CS, Me and My Big Ideas
Shimmerz Paints: Sunny and Plum Pudding Spritz
Embellishments: Basic Grey rub-ons, yellow tulle, old clothes from my stash to make a couple of the flowers
12x12 Layout by Susan
Papers: Basic Grey, Bazzill
Shimmerz Paints: Ice Lavender and Magenta
Embellishments: Basic Grey, American Crafts, misc. ribbon
Layout by Tanisha Long (Shimmerz DT) We hope you have enjoyed ALL of the incredible creations today! Tomorrow we have LOTS of goodies to share too!! So, stop back then and get working on your entries. Have a blessed Friday!