Friday, April 17, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #104

I am SO excited to welcome Nicole Nowosad as our April guest sketch designer!!!!


Let's learn a little bit more about Nicole!

twitter - @nicolenowosad
instagram - @nicolenowosad

Tell us about YOU!
My name is Nicole Nowosad, and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - pretty much dead center of Canada. I work full time by day and am a mommy to three kidlets by night. I am a busy person by nature and try to get involved in the community through my children’s school and sports activities. I have been scrapbooking for over 15 years now and have been fortunate to be on some great DTs. I am currently on the design team for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants (social media team), Silhouette and Hip Kit Club.

Tell us about your scrappy habits.
I do most, if not all of my scrapbooking 2 days a week - Friday and Sunday. My husband works nights, so I get a lot of time alone to sketch out or work on projects in my free time when the kids are in bed! I would say my style of scrapping is colorful. I tend to lean more to the over colorful side, but with clean details… if that makes sense? I also design cut files and have some exciting things in the works in that department soon.

What is your sketch making process like?
I usually get a basic idea and sketch it down. Maybe it is circles or layers of paper or who knows, then I sketch it out and go from there. I do all my sketching on the computer in photoshop so I can play around with layers, etc. and move things to see what works best. I guess I get some inspiration from ads or graphic design on the Internet, but that is rare and only if I am really in a jam.

What are 5 products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now?
  1. Watercolors - I love the look, but I am not so artsy!
  2. Layers. Always in style if you ask me
  3. Pops of Black - Black is back and popping up all over. Every page should have a small hint of black in it ��
  4. Gesso - I love the look of it but dang, I am not artsy!
  5. Large titles. I love that bold funky look. Will be doing that a lot!


Nicole provided us with this awesome sketch for the 2nd half of the month:


Look at the incredible layers Nicole created on her page:





And here is our awesome design teams take on Nicole's sketch...




 Jean







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


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "April Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight April 30th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #103

Hey, scrappy friends! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal for the month. Just like always, Audrey has provided us with another fabulous sketch to play with.


Ange

Audrey



 Jean



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


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "April Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight April 30th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

March Top 3 & Winner

Hey everyone, it's finally time to announce the top 3 and the winner from last month 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, Charity!!!
Here is what Charity created using sketch #101.

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, 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.