Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's a Give-Away!!

I recently got the chance to play with GCD Studio's brand new line called Artsy Urban, designed by Melody Ross seen here. Super cute stuff if I might say so! I have 2 collections to give away. There are 12 designer sheets in each Artsy Urban collection.
So here's what you have to do to win:
Simply tell me what you like or don't like about sketches in general. I will randomly choose 2 of the comments to win the prize.

You have until 10/31 to leave your comment.

This is only open to US and Canada residents.

72 comments:

scrappinpsycho said...

I love sketches because they are a great starting point.

scrappinpsycho said...

There is not much I don't like about sketches - except that I want to do them all - and there just aren't enough hours in the day!

Nicole said...

I love that sketches give me a starting point. Sometimes my LO's look exactly like the sketch, sometimes they look NOTHING like the sketch. But, they tend to give me that kick in the right direction that I need.

Dawn said...

FREE PAPER!!! I am in...I love to use sketches because it gives me a jumping off point.I am so addicted to using them.Thanks for the chance to win.

Nathalie said...

How generous of you to have this giveaway! I LOVE sketches, whether I follow them closely or just use them for inspiration, I think they are a great way to get me started on a page.

Jamie Harder said...

I LOVE sketches!!! I love to try different sketches to inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and do something new!

Rene said...

Sketchesw are great for helping me get all my photos into albums. If I didn't use sketches, it would take me forever to scrap!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Lovin' Life said...

Oh my goodness, easy peasy ~ sketches are the perfect inspiration to either give you that kick in the butt or give you that last little somethin' somethin' to complete your LO! I love them and use them OFTEN!!!!!

Amber said...

I recently started using sketches and love that they can inspire me and give me a starting point. When I'm not feeling that creative they really help me get started!

pictures2pages said...

sketches are a fantastic way to grow as an artist, because sketches can make you try stuff you might not try usually.

Cropaddict said...

I am just getting into using sketches and they have helped me create some of my favorite pages. A sketch can give me a place to start, which I often need.

Tanya said...

I love sketches as a starting point for my projects-and the freedom they give to follow in detail or not. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristi B. said...

This is a great collection of paper I would love to add to my stash! I love sketches cause they help keep my mojo flowing. I don;t get frustrated my design isn't coming together & I don't use up the little scrap time that I have trying to come up with a design.

wendipooh13 said...

I like sketches to give ya a jumping point to start off at and kick start your mind going.. I don't like it when sketches are soo specific you can't alter them up a bit.
what a fun giveaway too

Kristin said...

I LOVE Sketches, they help me alot when I can't find a starting point. Some times I follow them to a T but most times I put my own spin on them. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!! I LOVE your sketches LIZ!

Carly said...

I love the sketches because they include so many great elements in them! I hate that I get behind so quickly!

the Holmes Crew said...

I love that sketches give me direction and still give me room to make my layouts my own!

Audrey Yeager said...

I LOVE sketches! I like to think of Lo's in my head and sketch them out on paper. But I love looking at other sketchs too as inspiration.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

I love sketches!! They give me a great starting point - my layouts usually don't end up *excatly* like the sketches, but sometimes they do. Probably about a third of the layouts I do start with a sketch.

ashjoy said...

I love sketches, they help me to add layers I wouldn't normally think of adding myself.

LisaM said...

I love sketches! Sometimes a sketch is what gets my mojo going! It's a great starting point on a layout.

Marguerite said...

I like to use sketches because they help me to visualize how I can use my pictures in a new way. Sometime I end up using the sketch just like it is, and sometimes I just use an element of it. Helps keep me out of a rut.

Jamilie said...

I love sketches because they allow you to thin less about where everything goes!! :-)

Blessings, Janine said...

Not trying to butter you up or anything,....but, first I want to say that YOUR sketches are fabulous!

Being the meticulous planner that I can be, I love sketches because it takes one step out of the planning process. When I have a sketch, I can move right on to the colors and embellishments.....

Suzy said...

I love sketches because it helps me break out of my go-to photo placements.
~Suzanne
suzyq28024@gmail.com

Jocelyn said...

I love Sketches.....sometimes I just feel stuck and then I pull my trusty Sketches out and BINGO...inspiration!!! How much better is that!!!! :-)

Jodi said...

When my creativity has taken break without notifying me first, I go to my album of sketches that I keep near me at all times. Sketches can take a plain boring layout to a fun inspiring one without so much trouble.

Diana Fisher said...

I love working with sketches, but am thrown off by them when they are way too busy.

Bev said...

sketches are a great inspiration and the idea is to think outside the box so it gives lots of options to alter to your liking...

Diana said...

sketches are great because they take the major think out of a layout/card for me! :)

Stacey said...

I love that sketches give me a starting point, especially if I am not feeling too creative.

Karee Sue said...

I love sketches because not only are they a great starting point, but they are also a great help when you need to do a quick layout and are stuck for an idea.

Angele said...

Sketches are such a help to me; they give me the idea for many of my pages. Often I follow the sketch really close, or if I do my own thing with it at least it got me started.

Joni Parker said...

I use sketches as a starting point. Then kinda go my own direction. When I'm "done", if I think the layout needs a little something...then I go back to the sketch to see if there is another idea that I can pick up.

Tami said...

I couldnt scrap without those sketches and believe I tried. They have brought my scrappin to a whole new level-even now I can get some pages done without one but dont quite like them NEAR as much!

Tricia said...

I have to have sketches for an inspirational jump point. They really help me with balance and perspective!

Shelley said...

I just LOVE sketches! I love that they give me an idea. Sometimes I have a really hard time trying to decide what I want to do and then I can look through my sketches that I have loaded on my laptop and BAM! I have an idea of what I want it to look like...most times not exactly like the sketch and that is fine! That just means that I have given it a piece of me!

Rita said...

I love sketches! I almost always start with a sketch and then go from there....sometimes I follow it completely but for me, it's there mostly for inspiration. Great giveaway Liz!

Amanda said...

Sketches are a wonderful inspiration and can jump start my creativity -- the also help me think about pages in a way I may not have considered before.

jillybean66 said...

There isn't anything that I don't like about sketches...I love them and use them all the time. It is hard enough choosing paper and embellies, so if I had to spend my time thinking how to place my pictures etc...I would never get one page completed. It is awesome to see the sketch and then see what the DT did. I get so much inspiration from the sketch and the awesome designers you have here. I always look forward to the monday reveal!

Tffny said...

I love using sketches to get out of a rut. They help to jump start my mojo when needed.

Scarlett said...

I adore your sketches Liz.... I use them often but typically don't make it within the time frames to email them to you, but I soo love them and make sure I check in to see what cool funky and fresh LO inspiration you have!!

Karen Reichel said...

Love sketches! I am often at a loss in doing something new...stuck in a rut, doing the same thing over and over! A sketch will help break that cycle!

Lynnette Davis said...

Sketches FOR ME gets my mojo going to create something. It gives me a starting point. I use it as my base for inspiration. I love it when I can just take a look at a sketch and come up with an idea on what to create off the top of my head immediately. Who doesn't love when that happens?

On the flip side....there are some sketches that can put me at a halt. When that happens though I substitute what I can and make it mine.

I LUV me some sketches!!!

Rose S said...

I love how sketches give you a starting point when the mojo goes out the window.

Shana Dilldine said...

I'm a sketchoholic and I just can't get enough!!

Shana Dilldine said...

I just love your sketches Liz! They rock!!!

Shana Dilldine said...

Oh yeah! that paper rocks too, give it to me!!! I could work some wonders with the sketches and that paper.

Mama Tuttle said...

Your sketches are great!! I'm going to have to try some out . . . I love working with sketches . . . especially when I have no mojo!! They always start a spark and then I get taken over all over again by the scrappin' bug!! Oh wow . . . I love those papers! The butterflies are so great!!

Scrappin Kaz... said...

I use sketches because they give me a starting point. My pages get done quicker and i'm not having to think about how to start my lo's off!!

Lindsay said...

Hey Liz! I LOVE sketches and love that they take the design aspect out of scrapping for me. I don't have much time with three little ones at home and I love that sketches provide a backdrop for my scrapping! Thanks for the chance!

SAR girls said...

I absolutely {adore} sketches. I love the versatility that they offer. A great jumping off point for my creativity!

~jan

Nikki Love said...

I like that sketches help with time and can help make fast page. When designing my own pages, I spend a lot of time just deciding what I will put where and how the design will be but when working with a sketch, a lot of the guess work is taken care for me :)

Terrific give-away :) Keeping my fingers crossed for sure ;)

Ilene said...
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Ilene said...

I love sketches because they are a great starting point in helping me conceive my LOs. I love sketch sites because they help me churn out a number of LOS a week. The only problem I have with sketches is that they usually don't allow for a lot of pictures on a page.

Leah Crowe said...

I think sketches are COOL... but I usually have a hard time using them unless I switch something up on it. I try not to use them unless it's for a challenge somewhere... or if my mojo has flown the coop nowhere to be found. ;)

jeannie said...

I love that line it looks awsome! and I love sketches they keep me from scrappers block and give great inspiration when i have pic or paper that stumps me...

CJandErik said...

Sketches get me going. I rarely scrap without them. They keep me on track and make me infinitely more likely to have a well balanced LO at the end.

I dislike it when design teams don't follow the sketch (doesn't need to be precise but sometimes I don't even see the sketch in the their results)and I prefer sketches have dimension markers on there somewhere.

Angela L. said...

I am a huge fan of sketches although I always start with one, by the time I'm finished with my layout, I've always went in a different direction and made it my own.... The most awesome thing about sketches is that they can really motivate a person. Thank you for the chance to win one of your very generous prizes!

alwayscharlie said...

I enjoy using sketches as a starting point. It seems that when I scrap my layouts often take on a life of their own once I get STARTED and sketches help me start!

Diana said...

wow! very thoughtful of you- honestly I was scared to death of sketches for the longest time. Black and white and gray was too hard for me to process- I guess it because I live in COLOR :) I could easy look at a LO and lift it but sketches were a no-go.
Once I challenged myself to use them, I love them

cindy said...

I really enjoy sketches because then I get something done. I find the pictures that work for it and go to town.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love sketches because they take some of the stress away that comes with starting a layout. I love seeing what different people do with the same sketch. The layouts are always different and exciting in their own unique way.

Heather A. said...

I love sketches because they get my creative juices flowing and take me in a direction that I would not normally go.

BlessedinTexas said...

I love sketches for multiple pictures since I take so many and even love sketches for 2 pages which are so few.

I love what your DT team does with each sketch and how creative each lady is with the same sketch. I am always amazed and in awe.

So happy to have found your site today through 1 creative chick's blog.

Have a great week,
Diana

Alecia Castro said...

I LOVE sketches, such a great way to kick-start the scrappy mojo!! You do such FAB sketches... off to print some out. Thanks for the chance!!

banana pancakes said...

Sketches are the BOMB!! Sometimes after scrapping so much, you feel like you run out of ideas. I'm a big time scrapper and use sketches all the time for inspiration. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

KellyG said...

I love sketches, sometimes I follow them exactly and sometimes they just get me started.

Sally Cranney said...

I love sketches because they get me going. They're a great place to get inspiration and then I can tweek it as I create to make it unique for me. Since I started using sketches, I find the process much quicker as I don't have to spend all of my time figuring out where to start. I do love sketches!

KimR said...

I loooove sketches!!! Sometmes I copy them exactly, sometimes I take one element...but I just love them! Sometimes I see one and know immediately that it is what I was looking for for certain pictures I was struggling to scrap. I just love to turn to them for inspiration!

A Sarasota said...

Sketches help me to balance a LO, and they are a necessity for me for multiple photos!

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