Happy – Final ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Yes, the title is true. This week’s reveal is my final reveal for the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday design team.  After 2 amazing years of hard work and dedication heading up the design team (creating our sketches, colour challenges, and keeping us in check), and even longer as “THE”designer at ScrapMuch?, Laura is taking a well earned semi-retirement.  I feel very fortunate to have been with the team since the very beginning. I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I read the email that I was a successful applicant to the team.  It’s been a great ride. I owe a lot to Laura and to ScrapMuch? for helping me to find my scrappy “voice”, and inspiring me to expand my creativity. For many years my true passion was making mini albums and I used to find sketches nice, but limiting.  Now I can fearlessly tackle a sketch, make it my own (if needed), and take creative license if the mood hits.  Thank you Laura and ScrapMuch? for the amazing ride, for believing that my creations could be used as inspiration for others, and for giving me the inspiration to return to 12×12 scrapping. I also want to thank my fellow team members who have inspired me, supported me and pushed me to “up my scrappy game”. I hope to keep in touch in the blogosphere or other social media.

When I created this layout I had no idea it would be my last for the team. It was only with one person in mind, who was just celebrated a week ago for Mother’s Day, and will be celebrated again next week for her birthday.  I’d like to think she’s tickled pink about this page (pun intended!). So here is this week’s reveal:
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I built this page with a 6×6 paper pad (really making an effort to use these since I can’t stop buying them), some washi tape (see same reason as 6×6 pad), more minc words and shapes, and my fav flourish stamps to form part of the backgound.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week:

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So what does this all mean? I don’t fully know. ScrapMuch? will continue to be an awesome mobile store and host crops and retreats through the year. I will continue to scrapbook, though I may try to work more on pocket pages since they’ve been quite back-burnered since I started with the sketch team. I’ll still blog but it won’t be as regular as I have been. And who knows what the future holds!

What I do know is this is your last chance to join in on the Sketch-y Friday challenges for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize as we know it!

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until May 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Thank you Laura, so proud to call you a friend.

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Good Times – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal!

Hello everyone! We’re stating May a little bit early at ScrapMuch? and it’s time for the Team A 2 page layout reveal!

For this week, I went back to my beloved October Afternoon Girl Talk collection, and some pics from a super fun night in Vegas when I, with 6 of my scrapbook wolfpack, went to see Jeff Dunham at Planet Hollywood. Even though I’d already seen him there 6 months earlier it was still awesome and I still laughed all night. So here is this week’s reveal:

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And here is the sketch we had to work with for inspiration:

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So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration! Then share your sketch inspired creations for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until May 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Adventure – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hi everyone! It’s time once again for a ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A reveal!

This week I went with a whole mishmosh of my travel themed scrapbook things. What I really like about how this came together, is I used products from several manufacturers and it still managed to work (if I do say so myself).  The picture was at the start of the epic trip that took way longer than it should thanks to a mechanical delay for the second leg.  I took a selfie when it was all over – it was significantly less flattering. So here is my layout for this week:

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I have a mix of Jillibean Soup, Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon, and Evalicious in the paper and embellies. I stamped with some Teresa Collins and Dear Lizzy stamps, used some Tim Holtz distress ink, some Wink of Stella marker on the geotag heart, and some Heidi Swapp colour shine mists. And of course put in the important details with an amazing uniball signo white pen.

Here is the sketch we had to work with:

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So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration! Then share your sketch inspired creations for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until April 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Celebrate – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

No foolin! It’s April!  It’s also the first Friday in April which means it’s time for another ScrapMuch? Team A double page layout reveal.

I dug into my stash and used some of my hoarded Cosmo Cricket wedding themed paper – so you know this is a pretty special layout! Cosmo Cricket used to be my absolute fav scrapbook paper company and I don’t have much left. So, I used it to feature one of my fav couples who just tied the knot and I am so grateful I got to be there for the amazing celebration of this special couple. Without further adieu, here is my layout for this week:

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I managed to mix in some new with the old by using my Heidi Swapp Minc again with a few Minc shapes for the embellies. The washi tape is Graphic 45. The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch. I got to use my Dear Lizzy roller stamp to stamp the memorable date as part of the embellishment cluster. And the title is American Crafts.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week. I personally have never managed to get slanted photos to work in a way I’m happy with – I own that I’m more clean and simple than I am whimsy. And that’s ok.  I otherwise stuck pretty true to the sketch:

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So now it’s your turn to hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration! As always, I hope you decide to join in on one of the sketch or colour challenges and share with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Here is a run down of the Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in the ScrapMuch? sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until April 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great weekend!

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Delight – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello everyone! It’s time once again for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A reveal!

Indulge me while I share another selfie from my trip in my layout for this week. It was just one of those moments, I was so blissed out, so loving my scenery, so happy to have had a great day surprising Mom. It was pretty much a perfect day.

I drew on some YouTubes for some inspiration for this layout. I was watching some Jen Schow process vids, specifically on 6×6 love.  I have so many 6×6 paper pads and I definitely don’t use them enough.  I used to use them for cards a lot, but I’ve barely had time to scrap these days much less make cards.

So here is my layout for this week:

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Most of the papers were from a Teresa Collins 6×6 paper pad.  To deal with the seams on the side I just used a doodled line to unite them.  The gems on the page are also Teresa Collins. The wood, flair and puffy sticker are from Evalicious. And last but not least, the delight title is a Heidi Swapp word that I of course, sent through the Minc with rose gold foil.  The machine I never thought I’d use gets used on almost every layout. Go figure.

I flipped the sketch on it’s side to show how versatile sketches are. Please don’t feel limited to use them as illustrated, they are but an inspiration jumping off point.

Here is the original sketch we had to work with:

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Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration this week.

Here is a run down of the Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in the ScrapMuch? sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until March 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great weekend!

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Good Times – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello everyone and Happy MARCH!! Spring is right around the corner!

I had an absolutely amazing time away. It was so much fun to surprise my mom by arriving a few days earlier than planned.  We really had an amazing time just the 4 of us and I can’t wait to do it again.  I didn’t take as many pictures as planned, even though Santa brought me a great new point and shoot camera that even takes underwater shots.  I think I was so busy being in the moment that I really wasn’t thinking about capturing the moment.

It is the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for ScrapMuch? Team A’s double page layout!  I am using some of the pictures from the trip for this page. I also took a little bit of licence with the sketch this time, but not much. So here is what I created for this week:

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I used mostly my Jillibean Soup Sightseeing Stew pack for this layout.  It truly amazes me how many layouts I get from a paper pack, no matter which one I buy.  I grabbed some ruffled ribbon from my stash, some October Afternoon washi tape, some American Crafts thickers, some Evalicious wood accents, a flair button from Lawn Fawn, an accordion flower from Pink Paislee, a Heidi Swapp Minc chipboard element, a couple of cards from We R Memory Keepers for the journaling and heart accent, some jewels from Ki Memories and lastly some colour shine mist by Heidi Swapp.

And here is the sketch we used to work with for this week:

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So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration. You have until the end of the month to link up with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! As always, I can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

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Friends – Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello and happy Friday! It’s once again time for a ScrapMuch? Team A Sketch-y Friday reveal! This is going to be a short and sweet post for me today because I’m blogging from my happy place and my laptop has decided to be inconveniently moody.

My layout this week features some of my amazing friends and I used the Simple Stories We Are Family paper pack again.  I am honestly amazed at how versatile this paper pack has been. The friends title is an American Crafts thicker, and I cut the ampersand on my Silhouette. Otherwise everything else on the layout is from the Simple Stories pack.

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Here is the sketch we had to work with for this week:

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So now it’s your turn to hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration.  You have until the end of the month to link up with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! As always, I can’t wait to see what you create!

Have a great weekend everybody!

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