Monday, February 28, 2011

Sketch 109

Hello crafty people! Today's post is a little bitter-sweet for me. This is the current design team's last reveal here at The Scrappiest. They have been an amazing inspiration to me and I am sure to you too. A few of them are staying on for another term but you'll have to wait till I announce to new team to find out who. Hee hee hee!

Sketch 109

Wendy Kwok
Daddy's Girl

Carrie Labani

Monique Liedtke
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Sara Zenger
Energy Outlet

Kylie Symons
Extreme Fun

Luzma Bruna
I Love You Because...

Brigitte Van Linden
Jurassic Park

Since this is the last day of the month, all entries for this sketch will go towards the March prize. That sponsor will be announced soon.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Hey there! I feel kinda' bad I haven't been able to share too many projects using my DT goodies from Best Creation. A good part of the creations I've made have been picked up for publication in a few ezines. So look out for the April issues of and and you'll see about 5 of them there.
Here are a few I can show you. These come from my FAVORITE line called Jubilee. If you've worked with Best Creation before, you know that everything has a touch of glitter on it. I love that!!

Check out the official site HERE to see all the newest releases.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Emboss Me, Please

Cheery Lynn Designs has the coolest embossing plates and I'm going to show you a few of them today. One thing I like about these plates are the large size. At 5 7/8 x 7 3/4, they are definitely not just for card makers. I love to use them on my embellies and die cuts to give them great added texture.

Petite Hearts

Dotted Swiss

I used both of these plates in my layout below.

Instead of just leaving the clouds a plain ol' blue, I embossed them with the adorable Petite Hearts plate to make them a little more interesting. What do you like to emboss?

Here is a list of other fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs dies that I used for my project:

Basic Optimistic font
Buttons 3
Never Ending Love Hearts
Circles -Little Stackers Nesting Die
Floral Heart

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sketch 108

Hello, hello! Welcome to sketch Monday! Here is this week's sketch:

Sketch 108

The DT made some wonderful layouts using the sketch so feast away!

Monique Liedtke
1 Bird 2 Boys

Kylie Symons
Happy Days

Brigitte Van Linden

Carrie Labani
Fun With My Walker

Wendy Kwok

Try the sketch for yourself and you could win a fabulous kit from our sponsor, Birds Of A Feather. You have til Feb 28th to upload them to Mr. Linky below.
:) :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hey guys...just a reminder to get your submissions in for The Scrappiest design team call. Read all of the details HERE.
Deadline is on Monday.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweet Peach Feb sketch

TGIF!! And it's my day off so its double great for me!
I want to let you know that Sweet Peach Crop Shop's Feb Sketch Challenge has just been posted on their blog.

Here is this month's sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch. I used papers and embellies from Sweet Peach's Feb main kit. It is beautiful! (I also used a few Cheery Lynn Designs dies in there.)


Try the sketch, leave a comment with a link to your LO in the blog post HERE by March 5th and you could win this!!

Say hello to the kit that could be yours! Isn't it cute?? Hey, I even see some Best Creation in there!

Feel free to use whatever papers you want, they don't have to be from Sweet Peach at all! You only have about 2 week so get scrappin!! :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


By now you have noticed the trend...doilies are IN! They add such a touch of elegence to any page. I added the beautiful Canadian Keleidoscope Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs to my page below which is full of bright colors and clean lines and guess works!

My Life Would Suck Without You

Papers are Jillibean Soup
I used Sketch 107 for this layout.

See the little white hearts scattered around my layout? Those are from the insides "leftovers" of the doily. Gotta's love a 2 for 1!
Here is the complete list of Cheery Lynn Designs dies that I used for my page:

Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily
Poinsettias 2 die
Tropical Flower
Small Dimensional Leaves
Never Ending Love Heart die
Buttons3 die
Embossed Loves Me, Loves Me Not Border

Check back next Thursday for more ideas using Cheery Lynn Designs dies.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sketch 107

Its OK to like my own sketches, right? Because I LOVE this one. I cannot wait to use it for myself.

Sketch 107

Our fabulous DT made some beautiful layouts using the sketch.

Sara Zenger
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Monique Nicole Fox
Sew Happy You're Mine

Monique Liedtke
Mood Swings

Wendy Kwok

Kylie Symons
Cheeky Pair

Try the sketch, add it to Mr. Linky below and you could be this month's winner! Birds Of A Feather is giving away one amazing kit to one lucky winner here at The Scrappiest.

Hope you are having a day filled with love and kisses. :)

Baby Hungry??

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Today I am hopping along with the Scraptacular design team. As you may know I provide a few sketches every month for the members of Scraptacular so we are going to show you our takes of the sketch now.
The hop starts at the fabulous Lisa Wilkinson's blog so start there if you are just joining us.
Here the sketch:

I had to use Valentine's colors for my layout today...I couldn't help it.

Baby Hungry?

No, its not me that's baby's my husband! You'd really think that 4 kids is MORE than enough but apparently not for him. Oy! At least we can enjoy all of the new babies that our families are having. This is my husband's new cousin. She is a twin and they are both adorable!

Now hop on over to Julie's blog to see what she has in store.

See you later today for our Monday sketch!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sooo Much Love

Its Thursday so this is my day to share a project made with lots of fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
As you know, Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I made a love-theme layout.

So Much Love

(I used sketch 106 for my design.)

Cheery Lynn Designs has so many amazing heart dies that I combined a few of all of them for this project.

Here is the complete list of dies used:

Never Ending Love
Floral Heart
Bird on a Branch
Micro Mini Alphabets
Embossed Hearts Scalloped Border
Heart To Heart Doily
French Flair Nesting Dies

Check out the Cheery Lynn BLOG everyday for lots of great ideas and inspiration from the CLD DT.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Design Team Call!

It's that time again!! We're looking for a new group of talented design team members to represent the scrappiest in us all.
This call is for a 6 month term and its open to anyone from anywhere.
Design team members are required to complete at least 3 layouts a month using my sketches.

To apply, please email the following to
1. Send in 2 of your favorite layouts you have created. (does not have to be new)
2. A short paragraph telling me why you would make a great design team member.
3. A link to your online gallery and/or blog.

Please put The Scrappiest DT Call in the subject line.

There is no compensation for this position but this is a great way for you to get some experience and recognition as well as getting some layouts done. (What could be better than doing what you love, right?)

Submissions must be sent to me by Feb 21st. Chosen design team members will be notified shortly after and start their term on March 7th. I can't wait to see your work!
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winner, Winner chicken Dinner!!

Ok, thank you all for being so patient with me while I looked through all of the amazing entries. I am so impressed at the work you all did in such a short amount of time. You rock!!
Please help me in congratulating the following winners:

Celest B -Winner of the January sketch challenge. Celeste, you've won a fabulous kit from
Sweet Peach Crop Shop!

Liza - Winner of sketch 100. Liza, you've won a gift certificate to Crop Chocolate!

Karen Helmes - Winner of sketch 101. Karen, you have won the first ever kit from Memorable Seasons!

Jennifer Shaw - Winner of sketch 102. Jennifer, you've won a fabulous prize pack from Epiphany Crafts!

Teresa Jaye - Winner of sketch 103. Teresa, you've won a beautiful kit from Transparent Touches.

Sally Cranney - Winner of sketch 104. Sally you won a beautiful lot of swiss ribbons from Crafty Ribbons!

Will each of you winners please email me with your mailing info and we'll get your prizes out to you.

Thank you to all of you who participated at the sketch event. If you didn't win this time, don't worry we have a challenge every month with great sponsors!
A special thank you to all of our generous sponsors and my fabulous DT as well as our guest designers! We couldn't have done it without you!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sketch 106

**Check out the Best Creation blog hop in the post below**

I've got a sketch for you all today, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Sketch 106

The Scrappiest DT made beautiful creations using this sketch. Check them out!

Carrie Labani
I Adore You

Wendy Kwok

Brigitte Van Linden
Me and My Brother

Star Rork

Best Friends

Kylie Symons
Being Funny

Monique Nicole Fox
You Hold The Key To My Heart

Sara Zenger

Luzma Bruna
Aren't You Just The Tweetest

Monique Liedtke

Aren't they so great?? Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky below and you could be this month's winner sponsored by Birds Of A Feather Kit Co. You have till Feb 28th!

Have a scrap-happy day!