Friday, August 21, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #112 - Guest Designer Gina Lideros

Hey, everyone! We have another Guest Designer for you and this month it is the talented Gina Lideros!


Let's get to know Gina a little bit:


1) Hi, I'm so excited to be guest designing for My Scraps & More! I currently live in Northern California with my military husband of 17 years and our two
kids Kalee (16) and Matthew (13). My hobbies are: scrapbooking, working on DIY projects, camping and hiking. You can find my current blog at:
http://canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com/. I have been scrapbooking for about 19 years, I started just out of high school, back then there was only decorative scissors and stickers. I'm so glad that it has evolved so much since then!!


2) I would describe my scrappy style as trendy and fun. I usually get started on my scrapbook projects in the morning, after I have dropped my kids off at school. I take a break during the day, to take care of household things and then I usually get a burst of energy at late at night, while everyone's asleep.

3) When working with a sketch, I make the sketch first and then my page. Working with a sketch cuts down on the time it takes me to create a page. It takes the guessing work out of where to put things, and I work much faster when using a sketch.

4) The 5 trends/techniques that are my favorite right now are watercolors, stitching (machine or hand stitching), geometric shapes, electronic die cutting, and spray mist. You can usually find all five of these on most of my layouts!

Here is Gina's MASM Sketch #112
This is an 8.5 x 11 sketch, but feel free to adapt it into a 12x12.


And here is Gina's beautiful page using the Amy Tan Finders Keepers collection.


Gina has created a .png file for you all to use on your cutting machines to go along with this sketch! Click HERE for the link!







Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Echo park teachers pet collection ( all the papers and two 12x12 sticker sheets) fancy pants chalkboard tags and tape. Basic grey high line chalkboard wood veneer and two MME enamel shape packs.



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

Friday, August 7, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #111

Hey, everyone! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal of the month.

MASM Sketch #111

Ange



 Jean




Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Echo park teachers pet collection ( all the papers and two 12x12 sticker sheets) fancy pants chalkboard tags and tape. Basic grey high line chalkboard wood veneer and two MME enamel shape packs.



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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

July Top 3 & Winner

Hey, everyone! It's been finally time to announce the top 3 and the winner from last month's sketches. Thank you to everyone for scrapping along with us, we love seeing your takes on the sketches.




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, csewy-csescrap13!!!
Here is what she created.

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!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #110-Guest Designer Juliana Michaels

Hello, Scrappy Friends! Today we have another talented guest sketch designer, Juliana Michaels. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better, and these are her answers:


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself (where you live, hobbies, blog addy, scrappy background, etc.) 
I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands thanks to my creative mom. She also photographed and documented things about my daily life, and she kept all of these photos neatly organized and displayed in photo albums. About 15 years ago I found my true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and the photographic documentation of my daily life. Since 2008, I have been creating and sharing paper crafting projects on my blog 17turtles. (http://www.17turtles.com/).
I have been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and I been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books, and I have had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. Most recently I began creating graphics and doing product design as a graphic artist for Jillibean Soup. 
I am married to Danny, my best friend, and the love of my life. I am also Mom to a Golden Retriever named Lincoln, and an American Paint Horse named Woody. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles and antiquing. In my spare time, I enjoy running, working out, cooking, and reading science and historical fiction.

2) Tell us about your scrappy style and habits 
I guess I tend to have more a clean scrappy style, but I love to play with new products, try new techniques and follow the latest trends. I almost always start by selecting the photos that I want to scrapbook and then picking products to coordinate with my photos.

3) Describe your sketch making process (i.e., do you make the sketch first or the page first? Where do you get your ideas for sketches?) When I create sketches, my sketch making process really depends on when the sketch is due! If I have time to do the layout first I will, but sometimes I do the sketch and then the layout. For this challenge, I drew the sketch first and then created my layout later. 

4). What are five products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now?
My top 5 favorite things right now are:
1. Silhouette Cameo
2. Watercoloring and/or Spray Inks
3. Gold Foil
4. Wood Veneer
5. Brush script or hand drawn lettering

Make sure to follow Juliana on her social media channels:

Here is her fun sketch and layout:



and the MSAM sketch teams take on the sketch:






Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Fancy Pants Summer Sun prize pack with papers and embellishments.


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

Friday, July 3, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #109

Hey, everyone! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal of the month.

MASM Sketch #109

Ange



 Jean




Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Fancy Pants Summer Sun prize pack with papers and embellishments.



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