January 28, 2015

"Family" Layout by Rochelle

Good morning everyone!
Today's inspiration is the creative work of Rochelle, inspired by our
Rochelle shared this about her page and the challenge:
"For this layout I took the main idea of what I saw in the sketch and used one photo instead of two because I couldn't crop it down. 
I also love layering embellishments so the sketch was prefect for that. 
For the stash item - Sequins - I actually added some to my title and layered it with rhinestones. 
Great challenge!"

Here is this month's sketch, created by our January Sketch Artist, Bev Code. 
Remember your must add SEQUINS!!!
If you would like to check out more of Bev's sketches and/or beautiful work, visit her blog:

This awesome prize from our sponsor, 17turtles is up for grabs...
All you have to do is complete one or both our our January Challenges and link up by 
January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)  to be entered into our monthly prize drawing!
For each challenge completed you will receive an entry!!!


January 27, 2015

"Believe in the Magic" Layout by DT Tracy


Hello Crafters!

 Thank you for stopping by for today's inspiration by DT member Tracy.   Here's her wonderful layout based on the January sketch challenge:
 Here's what Tracy says about her layout:
"Yes, I still believe! You're never too old, right? I still get butterflies when I see Santa and I hope that feeling never goes away.

For this sketch challenge I mixed it up a bit, but the basic concept is still there. That's what I love about following a sketch, it's such a great starting point to get your design going. Additionally we were asked to incorporate sequins and I used plenty. Circle sequins along the chevron side border and also as the centers of my diecut snowflakes. Snowflake sequins were sprinkled throughout as well to add to my holiday theme. Let me point out my title, this is a cut file by 17 Turtles. With them being our sponsor this month we were given the opportunity to work with their files. So be sure to check them out!

Now it's your turn, go have some with it! I look forward to seeing your creation."


Here's GSA Bev Code's sketch...and don't forget to add SEQUINS:

You still have a couple of days to submit your entry!!
Please link your layout to the sidebar no later than January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win this generously donated prize by our sponsor:

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* Need cut file inspiration...visit 17turtles Blog

Have a great day!

January 26, 2015

"Today was a Good Day" Layout by DT Kate

 Happy Monday!!

 Today we start off our week with this beautiful layout from our Design Team member Kate:
 Kate shares this about her layout:

"Used the Pie Chart cut file from 17 Turtles along with the fab sketch by Bev Code. I only used one picture so that the cut file would show through; loved all the hearts! Used white on white paper but misted for a watercolor look. Used washi down the sides for the color to match my embellishments. Loved this picture of us on Christmas Day before eating Christmas diner."

Here's is a look at this month's sketch created by
Guest Sketch Artist Bev Code:
And... remember, you must include SEQUINS!!!!

For complete challenge details, click HERE!!!

All entries are due by January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate generously offered by our 
January Sponsor



* Shop the 17turtles Etsy Shop

* Visit 17turtles Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

* Need cut file inspiration...visit 17turtles Blog

Have a great day! a wonderful day!

January 25, 2015

"Cheers" Layout by DT Becky

 Hey Crafters!!!
Today's inspiration comes from our fabulous Design Team member Becky:
 Here's what Becky said about her Layout:
"This layout features two of my favorite things - lots of paper layers and cut files. I used the "Swirl and Twirl" cut file from this month's sponsor, 17turtles. Also, believe it or not, this was my first time using sequins, but it won't be the last. Cheers!"

And here's a look at this month's sketch created by
Guest Sketch Artist Bev Code:
And... remember, you must include SEQUINS!!!!

For complete challenge details, click HERE!!!

All entries are due by January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate generously offered by our 
January Sponsor



Make sure you stop in tomorrow for more inspiration!

Have a wonderful day!

January 24, 2015

"Sunday Drive Along PCH" by DT Claire

Good Morning! 
Today's inspiration is this lovely page created by DT Claire, inspired by our 
January Sketch Challenge.
Check out how Claire used a cut file provided by our sponsor, 17turtles on her layout:
Claire shared this about her layout:
"When I do a layout for Scrap Our Stash I always look to my older stash first, then add newer stash to complete the design. For this layout I used Echo Park This and That papers (old stash) because I wanted newsprint along with greens and browns with a bit of teal. To that I added, Basic Grey stickers from Marjolaine (new stash) and die cuts from 17turtles,  
Circles within Circles cut file. 
Of course to complete the layout, I added wood grain color sequins (requirement for the challenge) along with wood veneer hearts.

For more details and photos, head over to my blog, Three Waters Creations

Now it's your turn to create a layout using the sketch and sequins. I am looking forward to seeing what you create. 
Enjoy!"

Here's this month's sketch created by our Guest Sketch Artist,  Bev Code:
Stash requirement...SEQUINS

We can't wait to see how Bev's sketch inspires you!

Entries need to be linked up no later than january 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win this month's awesome prize:
generously donated by our sponsor,
 17turtles!!!

Please show your support for our sponsor by visiting the links below:

* Shop the 17turtles Etsy Shop

* Visit 17turtles Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

* Need cut file inspiration...visit 17turtles Blog

Have a Scraptabulous day!

January 23, 2015

"Bone Sweet Bone" Layout by DT Robin

Happy Friday!!!

 Today's inspiration comes from our DT member Robin!  Here's her beautiful layout based on this month's sketch:
Robin shared this about her layout:

"This was an easy challenge this time around. The sketch, so beautiful and use sequins? Easy-Peasy! To top it off, we got to use cut files from our January sponsor, 17 Turtles. The bold title, Bone Sweet Bone is the cut file I used for this layout. I just love it!"

For more detailed shots of this layout, please go to my blog...http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios/

Here is a look at this month's sketch created by
Guest Sketch Artist Bev Code:
And... remember, you must include SEQUINS!!!!

For complete challenge details, click HERE!!!

All entries are due by January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate generously offered by our 
January Sponsor


Have a wonderful day!

January 22, 2015

"A Cat's Life" Layout by DT Nicole D.

Hello and thank you for stopping by to check out today's 
January Sketch 
inspiration created by DT Nicole:
And here is what Nicole shared about her reveal:
"A Cat's Life" - I'm very happy today to share with you this layout of my kitty cat Sugar doing what cats do best... napping! Yes, I woke her up while taking the photo. Bad Mommy!  smile emoticon I based my layout on Bev's sketch using different big block of pattern paper on a pattern background. I digged in my paper scraps and found an old stash of My Mind's Eye "Indie Chic" which went well with the picture. I also love how the 17turtles' cut file "Good Kitty", designed by Juliana Michaels, gave me awesome layered paper embellishments to complement the photo and the sketch. I also added several black and green sequins, as required by the challenge. Like what you see? See more on my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com/"

Here is the sketch....remember to include SEQUINS!!!
Click HERE for the challenge and complete details!!!

Love the cut file Nicole used...visit our sponsor, 17turtles to check out all of the wonderful cut files available to enhance your creations.

How would you like a chance to win this month's prize donated by 17turtles?
All you have to do is create a layout inspired by one or both of our January Challenges to be entered into the drawing!
You will receive an entry into the drawing for each challenge completed.

Thank you for visiting us today and return tomorrow for more
Sketch Challenge inspiration from our Design Team!

Enjoy the rest of your day!