Friday, September 19, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #91

Hello everyone! This is Audrey and I am hijacking this post! :)

As you know, we post sketches on the 1st and 3rd Fridays.  We are going to be featuring a guest sketch artist on the 3rd Friday each month to give you some different perspectives on sketches and try to mix up styles and design a bit.  A few months ago, I asked Nadine (who has been on the sketch team for a while) to take over coordinating the sketch blog.  She is doing just an awesome job, so I thought it was only fitting she be our first featured designer!

Be sure to visit her at her blog: http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/

And let's get to know her a bit better:


A little about me: My name is Nadine, I am a stay at home mom of an 8 yr. old (almost 9 yr. old) daughter and I also have a 19 yr. old son who is away at college right now in Washington. My husband, and our 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and I all moved to Texas from Nevada about 4 years ago. Before moving to Texas I owned my own business as a hairstylist and I was also a part owner to a local scrapbook store. I'm really not used to having so much time on my hands now that I am a stay at home mom and sometimes start to feel a little stir crazy. Scrapping really helps me keep my sanity...lol. I do really love having the extra time to spend with my family now and also having more time to play with all my scrappy stuff! 

My scrapbooking background: I have been scrapbooking for about 17 years now with 12 x 12 layouts and cards being my favorite things to create. Every since I was a kid I always kept everything and either taped with scotch tape (bad idea) or glued it into some kind of a scrapbook. I made my 1st "real" scrapbook (with lots of stickers and matted everything) when my son was just a toddler because I wanted a way to document his first years of life. My hubby got me a Cricut for Christmas and shortly after that I started making cards and selling them in the hair salon that I owned. One of the manicurists that worked for me told a LSS about me and they called me asking if I would like to teach classes on how to make cards and on how to use the Cricut. I had never taught anything before and really didn't think I was good enough to do it but I went to the store and showed them my work and about a year later I was a part owner and taught about 90% of all the classes. Then a few years after that I discovered online scrapping and made the 1st design team I ever tried out for and then became the advertising and sponsor coordinator for the store and forum. I really just work better when I have too much to do!!

My sketch making process: I have always had a secret infatuation with computers... shhhh, don't tell my husband! lol During my earlier stages of scrapbooking I discovered sketches and I really loved using them to help get me started, even though my pages very seldom ever looked like the sketch when I was done. Then one day for no particular reason and since I have this thing for computers and this really cool Adobe Creative Suites Program I decided to try and make my own sketch. It was kinda fun! So I just started to make and use my own sketches. I make all my sketches with no particular picture or layout in mind, I just create.

My 5 favorite products/tools right now: Hmmm, anything messy! I cant live without Gesso, Modeling Paste, mists, paints and my ATG. A page just isn't complete to me without some kind of a mist or paint on it. :)

Okay, I have rambled on long enough! Here is my 1st sketch for My Scraps and More Sketches and our ever so talented design teams take on it!



 Lisa








Don't forget to link up your pages in the September Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Sept. 30 to upload your pages for a chance to win this months super fun prize from the My Scraps & More Store. We would also love to see your pages added to our new Flickr Gallery!

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #90

Are you ready for our new sketch? Of course you are! I'm loving what our design team did with this cool sketch by Audrey. Very inspiring!








Fun sketch, huh? Now take a look at these yummy Studio Calico South of Market papers and embellies you could win just by entering in your take on this month sketches! 


Don't forget to link up your pages in the September Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Sept. 30 to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 
We would also love to see your pages added to our new Flickr Gallery!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

August Top 3 & WINNER!!

Wow, you all have been rawkin' the sketches! We love seeing what you all create each month and your take on our sketches!
Here are the design teams top 3 picks for August, it was a tough decision.....

20. sashiko#89

31. Nicole McNamara - Au

36. Cynthia B. - #89

Such beautiful work, ladies! Please be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from our sidebar!

Now it's time for our random prize winner
and the winner is..........

Random Entry #28

Congrats, June Swart!!!
Here is June's super cute page she created using sketch #88

Check out these October Afternoon Public Library goodies you won from the MSAM Store!
Please contact Audrey at info@myscrapsandmore.com about receiving your prize.

See you all tomorrow for our 1st sketch release for the month of September!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #89

It's time for our 2nd sketch of the month, this month is flying by! Audrey designed this super fun sketch and as always our design team "rawked" it! Check out all their fabulous takes on this sketch.







 Lisa



Don't forget to link up your pages in the August Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Aug. 31 to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 
So get scrappin'! We can't wait to see what you all do with this sketch!

Friday, August 1, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #88 and Winner!

Wow, I can't believe it is August already! Are you all ready for our 1st sketch of the month?
Well, here it is along with our talented design teams inspiration....









Here is the prize you could win for this month, October Afternoon Public Library!

Remember, you have until midnight Aug. 31 to upload your layouts for a change to win this months awesome prize. 

We have a lot to post today as we also have last months winners to announce. There are so many amazing layouts entered for our sketches each month that our design team always has a hard time choosing only 3 of them. We want to thank you all for playing along with us on our sketches, we love seeing your creations!
Check out July's top 3, all beautiful layouts!

3. #86 Sailor Mickey

6. MarciLB

15. Nicole McNamara - Australia

Congrats ladies, please be sure to grab our Top 3 badge on the sidebar!

***Now for our random lucky winner of ***

Randon entry #14

Congrats Peggy!
14. Peggy/#86
Please contact Audrey at info@myscrapsandmore.com about receiving your prize!!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this months sketch, we would also love to see your pages added to our new Flickr Gallery!

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #87

Welcome to our 2nd sketch for the month!  Just a reminder that you have until midnight, July 31st, to upload your projects to win the prize this month!

Also, have you noticed a few changes here on the blog?  Nadine Carlier, one of your sketch DT members, has been helping spiffy up the place!  Thanks Nadine!

OK, here is today's sketch:



Michelle G.


Wendy R.

Jenessa

Stacia B.

Lisa M.

Tracy R.


Jessica

Nadine

Missy W.

Tracey G.



I just LOVE how different all these pages look!  Everyone interpreted the sketch so differently!  Awesome!


I also want to invite you to join our My Scraps & More Flickr Group!   We are going to be switching to a new gallery using Flickr for the store and forums.  There are already a TON of layouts and projects in there!  Come and take a look!  Read this post for more information on how to join the group:

http://myscrapsandmore.blogspot.com/2014/06/check-out-gallery.html

Hope to see some of your sketches in there!!!