Saturday, September 1, 2012

S: CY Sketch #27-12 and things to come...

Good day everyone! Hope you're enjoying it!
Here's our latest S: CY Sketch!

Sketch #27-12
created by
S: CY Team Leader
 Ali MacDonald
"Driven" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
 "Herman" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

(Tammy's notes: The background is a picture of the beach.  The font is called "Parchment" but I've had if for so long I can't say for sure where it came from and none of the ones coming up on a search seem to be exactly the same.)

"Box car"  layout
created by 
S: CY Design Team Member

 Tammy Pyette
(Tammy's Notes: Is there any better toy than a cardboard box?  LOL! The boxboard is from the New doggie kit by scrappynat.com and the red bg from computerscrapbook.com . The title is a free font called JI Toy Train. Font from fontspace.com)
"Jersey Shore" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Caryn Kidwell
"Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith
And here's Kelly's LO as part of a 2-page spread! :) 
Created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith
"Fall" layout created by
  S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko
If you try the Sketch, be sure to LMK by leaving a "comment" below, and I will pop over to your Gallery or Blog and have a peek. Who doesn't love comments on their work!? (**grin**)

The end of August has come, and with it the end of the current Design Team Term has also arrived. I want to thank each and every Team Member for their hard work on layouts and cards since the term began in March. Creating and sharing is easier with folks like you who love to scrap!

Ann, S: CY's Senior Designer, my friend and right-hand girl: THANK YOU for the Sketches and the ever-present help. Good Luck as you return to university to add a Bachelor of Education to your history degree. You will be an amazing teacher, of that I am sure.

There are "plans" for the S: CY Blog. There will be a different format in the coming months, and a different schedule and manner of sharing, too.
Please stay tuned as I get the details ironed out!

I promise to keep you all posted!

For now, THANK YOU to the S: CY Team: Ann Seleshanko, Caryn Kidwell, Chelle Kuijer, Cassie Wiscarson ,Elisha Pharr, Julie LaKose,
Kelly Smith, Liva Kalnina, Simona Lolli, Stacey Hillesheim, Tammy PyetteVikki Whittington, and Yati Dali
You make it fun to be a Team Leader. 
GREAT JOB GIRLS!!!!!!!! Thank You.
Have a wonderful week, everyone- enjoy the end of summer and the start of autumn! Be sure to make memories and scrap scrap scrap 'em!
xox

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Friday, August 31, 2012


 Hi everyone, due to a few unforseen happenings this week, I have had to postpone the usual Friday S: CY Blog post. Be sure to check tomorrow when we will have lotsa goodies for you to enjoy!
See you Saturday!
 xox
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

S: CY Sketch #26-12

Welcome everyone!
Can you believe that August is almost over?? WOW...
Our family had plans to go camping over on beautiful Prince Edward Island until Friday this week and so I emailed the Team a few weeks ago to say that I was postponing the usual Friday post. I pre-planned it and scheduled it so that it would go out on Saturday this week. :) Love being able to schedule my posts! 
Grab a coffee and enjoy! Bossy, aren't I? LOL *wink*
Here's a brand new 12 x 12 Sketch and the 
S: CY Design Team's interpretation of it. 
Hope you are inspired!! Off we go!
Sketch #26-12
created by
S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
"Bless this Nest" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Yati Dali
"No! My not smile!" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette 

(Tammy's Notes: I made the bg with colours from the picture.  The elements are from www.scrappynat.com paisley collection and the font is a free font called Little Trouble Girl.)

"Everyday life" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith 

"Green" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
"Buddies" layout
 created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Cassie Wiscarson 

"Little Skiers"  layout
created by
S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Gentleness" layout
created by
 S: CY  Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
(Ali's notes: The curved, bead-embellished leaves were fussy-cut from a cotton sundress that had outlived it's "clothing-life" but was still pretty. This is a photo of our son Noah, age 10, asleep. He is with his Autism Assistance Dog Guide, Argo- a black Lab. Photo was taken by Daddy.) 
A big thanks to all of our S: CY Designers for sharing their work this week. Everyone did a great job interpreting the Sketch!! 
A warm thanks for coming by this week, readers and blog followers. We'd love to see your interpretations of this sketch! Just leave us a link in the Comments Section and we will pop by to see your creation and leave you some luvs. :) 
Have a lovely end-of-the-summer (for those of you for whom it **IS** summer, LOL) and enjoy your week! :)  
See you soon-- next Friday morning, as usual, to be exact!!  
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Friday, August 17, 2012

CARD Sketch #812

This week we are pleased to present you with a brand new, always-free CARD SKETCH created by our Senior Designer, Ann Seleshanko. This one is "pieced" in such a way that you could use up some of those ever-present scrappy-scraps! What will YOU create with it?
Here's that Sketch. Now, go!!

S: CY Card Sketch #812
created by
Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko
Our S: CY Card Designers had some super fun with this one. Just look at these gorgeous creations! 

"Happy Birthday Sweet Girl" card
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Chelle Kuijer  
Floral all-occasion card
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Liva Kalnina

"Happy Birthday" card 
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Stacey Hillesheim
"Love you" card 
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Simona Lolli

"May All Your Dreams..." card
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Vikki Whittington


"You're Bee-utiful" card
created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko 
"Thinking of you" card
created by
 S:CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald

And, there you have it: this week's card sketch and the creative card interpretations from the gals on the S: CY Card Team!
You can enter your creation via Mr. Linky, below, if you'd like us to pop on by, see your artwork and leave some positive feedback. We'd love to do that! Please leave us a comment in the comments section after you use Mr. Linky, so we know you've been here. Thanks! 


"Thank you" to Designer Ann Seleshanko for such a perfect card sketch! Love it!
This week's post also comprises the last Card Sketch interpretation you will see from the "Card branch" of our Design Team "tree."  
Sketch #812 marks the success of another fantastic S: CY term of inspiration and creativity in the card-making "arena."  
Liva, Stacey, 'Chelle, Simona, and Vikki, we've appreciated ALL your creativity as you made beautiful things with Ann's monthly Card Sketches. We have loved seeing your work. 
Being able to check out the Blogs that go along with the "Card Team" has been a treat as well!
 I encourage all our readers to take a quick (or more leisurely) tour of each S: CY Designer's blog using the links provided above, and located under each card. You won't be disappointed! Thanks again, S: CY Card Design Team Members! Wishing you all well as you travel along in your creative journeys...
And away we go... have a super week everyone, and get lots of creating done! :)  Happy Friday! 

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketch #25-12

Hello everyone!
Here's a brand new, fun and free sketch created by 'Yours Truly' just for YOU! 
I created this one to help you scrap a larger photo.... or maybe a few smaller ones! Love to see all your creations.

Sketch #25-12
created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald
Want to see what the Design Team "dreamed up" with this one?
"Fun Time Memories" layout
created by
 S: CY Designer
Cassie Wiscarson 
Cassie's notes: "I used a template from Kerri Bradford to create the photo block using Adobe Photoshop Elements.  I then used three digital kits on this layout: Carolina Chic, Border Stitches & Crazy Little Thing."

"May Blossoms" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette
Tammy's notes: "The background  is from computerscrapbook.com paperkit-nantuket2 with the colour changed.  Dots and ribbons are photos of the dots and ribbons on the girls' dresses. The heart stamps on the polka dots are also from computerscrapbook.com jbaechtold_heart_stamp (s) 2 and 3."

 "Graduation Day, May 2011" layout
created by
 S:CY Design Team Member
 Elisha Pharr
"And the Story Begins" layout
created by
 Design Team Member
 Yati Dali
"Everything" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
 Julie LaKose

Note~ Julie still has a fun and FREE class called "Promises for you" available to all over on her blog.... HERE are the DETAILS so you can join in on this self-paced class.  You are NOT behind!! Please  check it out, play along and have fun in the process. 
"Happy Birthday" layout
created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko 
"Special" layout
created by
Design Team Leader
Ali MacDonald

[Photo Credit: Danique Rowsell of Century Classic Photography, March 2011]
Thank You ALL so much for popping by to see the creations from the team! We hope you'll try this Sketch. When you do, please link up your creations using Mr. Linky, below. 
Also, when you link up, please leave us a quick note in the "Comments" section, below. Then we'll know very quickly that you were here and we can go visit your Blog or Gallery, see your creation, and leave YOU some luvs!! :) 
Thanks to the S: CY Team for the AMAZING interpretations of the latest S: CY Sketch. So many subjects & themes are represented on the pages you created. What a huge variety. We also see every colour combo: from darks, to lights, to brights and neutrals.  l love what you've done! 
Have a wonderful week everyone!!!  See you next Friday with the monthly Card Sketch from Ann!
Now: go scrap! LOL
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PS: Be sure to check out Julie's FREE class HERE.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sketch #24-12: by our Senior Designer!

Ann has created another amazing 12x12 layout sketch for us to enjoy here at S: CY. This week, her Sketch features a colour-blocking effect and multiple photos. There's lots of room here for your creative inspiration! Here it is!
Sketch #24-12
 by S: CY Senior Designer
 Ann Seleshanko
"All Played Out" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Tammy Pyette

Tammy's notes: Background and ribbons were made in Photoshop.  The flower and notepaper are from www.shabbyprincess.com vintage floral collection, but I changed the colour of the flower and removed the lines from the note paper.
"Celebrate" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith

"Scrap Happy: Enjoy the Journey" layout
 created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson

Cassie's Notes: This is a digital layout and I used quite a few kits: Chevron Template, Enjoy the Journey, Retrospect Badges, Maybe Solids Collection, Retrospect, All You Need is Love (Persnickety Prints), The Sprats, Happiness is... and Sequin Splatters (discontinued).
"We did some weird stuff when we were kids!"
layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
Julie is offering a FREE ONLINE CLASS on her Blog. Please go HERE  to find out MORE! You can join in at at any time, so please consider popping by to read about the class. :) Enjoy!
"Pool Flow" layout
 created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Caryn Kidwell

"Gakis Girls" layout
created by S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko 
"You and me: 11-2011" layout
created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald

Ali's notes: All papers, inks, embellishments & lettering (except buttons and "me"script) are from CTMH.
Great job, S: CY Team! We appreciate all your creativity and hard work at making the Sketch  "come to life" for our readers. Thanks Ann, for another creative and useful Sketch!
And, "Thanks a bunch," everyone, for joining us this week. If you can, try the Sketch. We'd LOVE to see what you create, and you can link up below using Mr. Linky. Just please remember to drop us a quick "Comment"  (in the section just below the post) so we know you were here and the Team members can go check out your S: CY Sketch-inspired creation.

Have a wonderful week everyone! 
So go on--- 
Get scrappily-happy!!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Sketch #23-12

Well, hello there!! ;) So happy to see you again!
Here we are, already time for a new fun, free weekly Sketch!
This 12x12" layout sketch  was created with some of my summer 2011 pictures in mind. It features a horizontal embellishment, "bracketed"  journaling and a set of 3 photos in varying sizes.The sketch shows the photos matted, but you can do your LO with or without mats. Remember, scrapbook sketches are just a "jumping off" point! Use them to create something you love that reflects YOU and YOUR tastes.
Wait 'til you see what the Team did with this one ... Hope you enjoy the creations as much as I did!

Sketch #23-12
created by
S: CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald

"Club Med: 2011"
layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Yati Dali
"Adhesive Addiction"
layout created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Kelly Smith

"Our Field Trip" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Tammy Pyette
Tammy's notes: "The tag is from computerscrapbook.com and the rest I made.  Background is a picture of Ross Farm."
{Us} wedding layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
Julie LaKose
Julie's notes: "I rotated the sketch, used one of the photo squares for the cross stitch wedding gift from a family friend and extended the other square into a space for all the   hearts.The cross stitch is by Dorothy Wharton. The photo was taken by my mother-in-law."
Don't forget about the FREE online class that Julie is offering on her Blog RIGHT NOW... the intro is here so you can read all about it. Her class is called "Promises for you." Be sure to join her for some learning, fun, and friendship!

"April 2012" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Tammy Pyette
Tammy's notes: "Background and elements are from computerscrapbook.com"


"Hallowe'en" layout
created by
 S: CY Design Team Member
Elisha Pharr

"Fun in the Sun" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Tammy Pyette
 
Tammy's notes: "Elements and background from computerscrapbook.com"


"High Above" layout
created by
S: CY Design Team Member
 Cassie Wiscarson
"Thanksgiving 2010" layout
created by
 S: CY Senior Designer
Ann Seleshanko  
"Roller Coaster" layout
 created by
 S: CY Team Leader
Ali MacDonald


Journaling:  Bryan and Daniel, summer 2011, Upper Clements Park. 
The Tree Topper Roller Coaster is Atlantic Canada's largest roller coaster & the only wooden one. The track is 323 metres long (1,050 ft) and reaches speeds of 75 km/h. It can hold 20 people. The roller coaster was built in Dallas and it was themed to represent an old iron mine, similar to the one that used to be in Clementsport.
Ali's notes: "For this LO, I rotated the sketch 1/4 turn counter-clockwise."
Thanks to the S: CY Design Team for their awesome and varied interpretations of Sketch #23-12 this week. Creating the Blog post this week has been an interesting creative exercise. I was lucky to see "firsthand" how everyone interpreted the same sketch in such a wide variety of ways! 
Readers, remember that our Team would love to see what you all create with Sketch #23-12, and we'd also love to read your comments and feedback. Please use the "Mr. Linky" (a free service) below to add a link to your blog or Gallery. We will be sure to visit and say hello, see your work... leaving some love along the way!! 



Please also leave us a comment so that we know fasssssst that you were by to visit! :)  Appreciate that! Have a wonderfully creative week everyone! 
Chat soon!
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