Friday, May 15, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #106


Today we have a fabulous sketch by our guest sketch designer Ana Castro.

We asked her a few questions about herself so we can get to know her a little better. Here are her answers.....

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself (where you live, hobbies, blog addy, scrappy background, etc.)?
Hi, Ladies! I'm Ana Castro from Brazil. I live in a city localized in an Island in the south of Brazil, named Florianopolis;
I'm clinical engineer, am married to my husband Rafael
and am mom to my 9 year old son Daniel, who is the
subject of most of my scrapbook pages!

I began scrapping in January 2009, mostly creating 12x12 layouts and altered items. My style is clean and I love boy’s pages and whimsical style.
If you want to know more about my work and style, you can visit my blog and galleries.

My Blog Link:
http://www.anarubicastro.blogspot.com/
My Layouts Link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anarubicastro/sets/72157634545668679/
My Sketches Link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anarubicastro/sets/72157634545639339/

2. Tell us about your scrappy style and habits?
My favorite techniques are distressing, stitching and adding dimension to my pages. I like to try new things every time and I love boy’s pages! My style is clean and I used to find find inspiration in my life and outdoor.

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?)
I am used to starting my process by the photos, but sometimes I do the sketch first like in this case.
I love to use new papers and products. This really makes me happy!!

4. What are 5 products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now?
Definitely I love stamps and new patterned papers. Actually I love cards and project life products. It’s so easy to use!!

Check out this amazing sketch Ana designed and the layout she created for it!


and here is the wonderful My Scraps & More Sketch teams take on it.




 Jean




Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this sketch!
Echo Park I Love Sunshine papers, alpha stickers, banner stencil, and chipboard.



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

Friday, May 1, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #105

Hey, everyone! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal of the month. Audrey has provided us with another fabulous sketch to play with.


Ange



 Jean




Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!
Echo Park I Love Sunshine papers, alpha stickers, banner stencil, and chipboard.



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

April 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, Donna!!!
Here is what Donna 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, 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.