Friday, March 20, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #102

We are super excited to have Ashley Horton as our guest sketch designer this month.  Read below to learn some fun facts about her and to see her fun sketch.

 
1. Hi, guys! My name is Ashley Horton, and I live in Alabama with my hubby and our three kids. I have been scrapbooking for about 9 years now, as a traditional scrapbooker. I love the process of creating a page, and playing with paper, embellishments, die cuts, and spray mist. I am currently designing for American Crafts, Simple Stories, Hip Kit Club, and A Flair for Buttons, and I own an Etsy shop called The Cut Shoppe, which sells digital cut files. A lot of my free time is spent working on layouts or scrapbooking in some capacity, but I also enjoy reading and cooking! You can find more of my work on my Blog, ashleyhortondesigns.com.

2. I would describe my scrappy style, as someone who likes to use a lot of embellishments and create large titles. I usually like to cluster my embellishments and title near the photo on my layouts, to help draw the eye to the picture. And I also have to clean up after every layout, even if I'm starting on another one right after. I can't handle all of the clutter!!

3. My sketch making process varies based on my creativity and schedule at the time. If I'm stretched for time or creativity, I will create the sketch first because it's a quick process and gives me an immediate starting point to create a layout. Other times, if I create a layout, and it's a design I want to share, I will go back and create the sketch based on the layout. I usually draw my sketch inspiration from popular trends/shapes that are out there, and I always use the photo area as my starting point for the sketch.

4. This is always a tough question to answer because I think things change so quickly. But I definitely love using my Silhouette Cameo to create die cuts for my layouts. And an oldie but a goodie is stitching. I've always loved the look of hand-stitching on my layouts, and I recently purchased a sewing machine, so now I can add machine stitching too. I've also recently started to dabble a little more in adding watercolors and paints to my layouts. And I would say some of my favorite products right now are Flair Buttons from A Flair for Buttons and the new Fine & Dandy collection from American Crafts/Dear Lizzy!

Ashley's MSAM Sketch #102

 

The MSAM Sketch Design Team take on the sketch.





 Jean






 Tina


Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!
Basic Grey Prism collection. 9 papers, alpha stickers, title stickers, and shape stickers.


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "March Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight March 31st EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 


Friday, March 6, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #101

Welcome to our first sketch for March! Today's is also the first reveal for our new sketch team and they rocked this sketch by Audrey. 















Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!
Basic Grey Prism collection. 9 papers, alpha stickers, title stickers, and shape stickers.


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "March Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight March 31st EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

We would also love to see your pages added to our Flickr Gallery too!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February Top 3 & Winner

Holy tons of amazing entries for February's sketches! I think the design team literally had to do the eeny meeny minee mo game to pick the top 3.




Beautiful work! Please be sure to grab our Top 3 badge HERE!

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

Random Entry


Congrats, Kim!!!
Here is what Tina created using sketch #99.

Here is what you won from the MSAM Store!

Please contact Audrey at info@myscrapsandmore.com about receiving your prize. You only have 1 week to claim your prize.

Make sure to come back again tomorrow for an all new sketch reveal!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Welcome to the new Sketch Team!

I want to thank EVERYONE who applied for the My Scraps & More Sketch team this time around!  While I LOVE seeing all the entries, I hate having to pick only a handful....it is really tough!

If you were not chosen this time around, PLEASE continue to apply in the future!!!  You never know when something about your work will catch an eye!

Here are the new team members who will be starting with the first March sketch!  Congrats ladies! Please visit their blogs to check out their wonderful work!







Friday, February 20, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #100

Wow, 100 sketches!! If it weren't for you, our followers, we would have never made it to this many sketches. So thank you all so much for your continued participation and support! For our awesome milestone, we have a sketch from the very talented Laura Whitaker. Before we get to her sketch, let's get to know her a little better.

I am a stay at home mom, with 3 boys and a puppy. My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and we live in Hamilton, Ontario. I began scrapbooking about 12 or 13 years ago, mostly to create Lifebooks for our foster children at the time. A couple of years after that, I began creating albums for our family too, and that is when I truly immersed myself in the hobby. Aside from scrapbooking, I like to crochet, dabble in home decor. I spend the summers in our trailer up north where we swim, boat, have camp fires and hang out with friends and craft (well I do, while my husband fishes after dinner and my youngest plays with his friends). I don’t have a set time of the day to craft; I just create whenever I can. I also enjoy creating class and kits for the store that I design for.

I belong to a few design teams; an online store (ScrapMuch?), a kit club (Boys Rule) and a small Canadian manufacturer (Evalicious), and run a sketch challenge site (Stuck?!), as well. I love to try out new techniques and consider my style mostly clean with a love for layers. I have a passion for patterned paper and fun dimensional embellishments. 

Usually, when I create a sketch, I sit and try to create a few at a time. Most often I start with an idea of how many photos that I want to include and play around with my go to shapes until it feels done. Sometimes I will create a sketch based on a layout that I have recently created. 

My favourite products and techniques are patterned paper (many patterns on a page, I do not use a lot of cardstock), water colour paints, masks, Mr. Huey’s mist, buttons (I rarely do a page without buttons) and smaller scale photos because I really like ‘'”white space”.


MSAM Sketch #100 by Laura


and Laura's amazing layout!

Here are even more amazing layouts by our MSAM sketch design team...



 Lisa


 Tina




Now, here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!

Don't forget to link up your pages in the February Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Feb. 28th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

We would also love to see your pages added to our Flickr Gallery!

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #99

Hello everyone! Are you all ready for our 1st sketch reveal of the new year? 
Check out this awesome sketch by Audrey and all of the DT inspiration!

MSAM Sketch #99


 Lisa




Now, here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!

Don't forget to link up your pages in the February Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Feb. 28th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize.

We would also love to see your pages added to our Flickr Gallery!