Friday, October 17, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #92

Hello everyone! Today we have another guest sketch artist.  Tracy is one of our very talented design team members and she has designed a fabulous sketch!

Make sure to visit her on her blog: A Scrap at a Time

Lets get to know Tracy a little better......

Hi, I’m Tracy and I live in the Piney Woods of East Texas. I swore when I went away to college I would be moving off somewhere to the mountains or other part of the world yet once we started a family we came right back here. Amazing how children change your views on life. My husband and I just celebrated our 20 year anniversary this past May with an 8 day cruise to the Caribbean all by ourselves. We love our children but sometimes you just have to get away. We have 3 children that pretty much run our lives and I wouldn't have it any other way. Jacob is 13 and in 7th grade, so we are immersed in football season right now. Austin is 9 and in 4th grade and rebels against being involved in anything (kind of a nice change). Our baby girl Autumn is 7 and in 2nd grade. If she had her way I’d be running to anything and everything 24/7. I've made her knock her choices down to one. She chose dance, of course between regular classes and her dance team it seems like we go 24/7. Somewhere in there I fit in a job as a pre-k aide and am currently working on getting my masters and teaching certificate. Yes it’s a busy life.

I of course find time for my scrapbooking. I've been on the My Scraps and More design team since shortly after the store opened. I've loved being a part of this amazing team. I have also been a member of the Scrap Friendzy and Scrap Fit design teams. I've been scrapping (what we now call scrapping) for the last 10 years, though even back in high school I was putting together memory and photo albums. I just didn't have all the cool supplies that we have now. Probably a good thing since I couldn't afford it back then.

I love sketches. I have used them for my inspiration for many years. They are such a great jumping off point. I will admit that I do not create sketches for myself to use. I do love creating them but when I create sketches for others to use I make my page first and then I create the sketch off the page I created. So I hope you all enjoy my sketch and I will keep using everyone else’s.

Here is Tracy's sketch and the design teams take on it. Sketch #92

Don't forget to link up your pages in the October Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Oct. 31st 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 Flickr Gallery!

This months prize!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


WOW!  You ladies totally rocked the card challenges!!  There were 72 entries in 3 days!  That's amazing!!

Remember that you can STILL link up your cards to the October monthly challenge link...please note that if you already linked up for WCMD there is NO NEED to link up again!  All the cards from WCMD will be counted towards the monthly prize.

So here are your two winners:

1.  First, the winner of the $10 store credit for commenting came from Michelle G.'s blog!  And that winner is:

2.  And the winner of this lovely kit of goodies was card entry #69, and that was Ginni G!  Here is Ginni's card using Audrey's sketch:

Blue Joy Circle Card

Ladies, please email me at to claim your prizes!  And thank you EVERYONE for participating!

Friday, October 3, 2014

World Card Making Day BLOG HOP!

Hello and welcome to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog blog hop!! Today, each of our design team members has created a CARD sketch to celebrate World Card Making Day. That’s TEN different sketches!!!

There will be TWO prizes given out for the blog hop:

1. One person will win a $10 gift certificate to the store just for commenting on and following one of the designers blog posts. I will choose one of the DT members blogs and then choose a random commenter from that post. 

2. Another winner will be chosen from all the card sketch entries uploaded to the In Linkz on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. For each card you create based on a sketch, create a DIFFERENT link up. So if you complete all 10 sketches, you will need to do 10 link-ups! (On your card link please be sure to mention whose sketch you used and link back to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog. If you’d like you can also leave the DT member a comment with a link to your card so they can see what you did with their sketch.)

Here is the grand prize for the card sketch blog hop:


All comments and card sketches for the Blog Hop must be linked up by Monday, October 6th at 12 pm EST.

BUT, if you don’t complete all the card sketches by Monday, that’s OK….you can still upload them through the end of the month for the monthly prize drawing on the sketch blog! The more sketches you do, the more chances you have to win!

Here is our regular monthly blog prize:


To see all the sketches, check out the DT members blogs below:

Audrey Y. -
Nadine C.-
Wendi R.-
Lisa M. -
Jessica S.-
Michelle G.-
Tracy R.-
Tracy F.-
Jenessa F.-
Missy W.-

Thanks for hopping along with us!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

September Top 3 & Winner

Another awesome month of entries! So many talented people out there.
Here are the design teams top 3 picks for September! 

1. Kicka (it)

3. Julie Tucker-Wolek

10. # 90 Birgit (Austria)

Way to go, beautiful work! 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
#15. Stamping With Cher: 11 months and walking.

Congrats, Cher!!!
Here is what Cher created using sketch #90

Here is what you won from the MSAM Store, some Studio Calico South of Market goodies!
September Prize!
Please contact Audrey at about receiving your prize. You only have 1 week to claim to your prize.

Make sure to come back again tomorrow as we have some fun stuff planned for you all!!

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:

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 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!


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 about receiving your prize.

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