Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We Have Been Awarded!

I sent you a Liebster BLOG Award 

I came home to a wonderful surprise today, found out that I am a recipient of the Liebster Blog Award.  I feel so honored to be recognized by a bloggy friend!  Thank you so much! The award is for blogs who have less than 200 followers and helps promote their greatness! I want to thank Tracy at JGs Pumpkins Crafty Side

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but "the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them. 

Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award
         1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
        2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know                   
        3. Post the award on your blog
       4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

Okay, now to the best part! Here are the five blogs I have chosen to receive this award:



Susan
Tamara
Ali
Kerys
Titi
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Please share this award, as it was shared with you. The idea is to promote blogs with less than 200 followers, which I think is a wonderful idea. There is so much talent out there that may go un-noticed without awards like this.  Ladies please grab your award below!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Impromptu Challenge Winner Announced

Congratulations to Paula Jennings! You are the winner of Let's Get Sketchy's Impromptu Challenge!

You have 7 days to contact me at our LGS email to claim your prize.(Please grab your winner's badge from the right side of the main page). Our main prize winners are randomly selected using a Random Number Generator ( 24 Random numbers generated Feb 28 2012 at 19:8:16 by www.psychicscience.org )

Here is our winning layout by Paula

In addition to our main prize winner please check out 4 of our favs!  
Ladies please grab your "fav"  badge from the right side of the page and add it to your blogs!





Thanks for playing along.  Be sure to join us Monday for our first official challenge!

Monday, February 27, 2012

General Housekeeping Info


With our grand opening just right around the corner I thought I should provide you with a few "housekeeping" details for Let's get Sketchy:

1.  Our challenges are posted every Monday; they are due by 8 p.m. MST on the 30th of each month.  We will randomly select a grand prize winner each month.  You MUST participate in at least 3 of our 4 weekly challenges to be eligible for the prize drawing. 

2.  All of our monthly grand prize is donated by generous sponsors, If you live outside the US, you will be expected to pay any additional postage to over the full international postage rate ONLY IF THE SPONSOR DOES NOT AGREE TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY. 

3.  The LGS design team will choose WEEKLY favs so please be on the lookout for your entry.

4.  All layouts submitted for LGS must be original layouts and not previously submitted for any other online challenges.

5.  Members of LGS Design Team are not eligible to win monthly prizes.

6.  You may only enter ONE layout per weekly challenge.

7.  Please remember to upload your entries using Mr. Linky located at the end of the challenge instructions.

Please know that our Design Team appreciates and makes every effort to comment on each entry submitted to our challenges. However, if you are posting to a member-only site or if we have to continuously enter the word verification  we may not be able to leave a comment, so we ask that you please turn that feature off.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Sidenote: Remember our first official sponsored challenge starts March 5th!

Final Design Team Reveal~~Meet Our Founder



Hi I am Brenshevia (SheShe). I live in Colorado with my family. I am currently in grad school pursing my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I have been scrapping since 2007 and I LOVE to create! Layouts, Cards, and even Altered Art, once I get going there is no stopping me. My Inspiration: My children, my grandchildren and the love of my life are my inspirations for scrapping. I want for each of us to be able to look back someday and say “I remember when….” What better way to capture all your memories than to lay them out. My Style: I am all over the map when it comes to style. I don’t really have a certain style; I just create what I feel at the moment. I absolutely love, LOVE prima flowers and bling.  I could never have enough of those.......lol.  When I am not scrapbooking I am reading, watching TV or enjoying what little free time I have.  In addition to this sketch blog I am also founder and admin of Colorful Creations, an online scrapbooking community.  We love having you here with us!  Please visit me at my blog: http://brensheviapapermemories.blogspot.com/


Remember our first official sponsored challenge starts March 5th, you dont want to miss it.  These talented DT members have some great inspiration for you all!
Now lets get sketchy!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mini Sketch Challenge Winner Announced!

We have our first ever Let's Get Sketchy winner..............Congrats Mandi you are the winner of our 1st ever Mini Sketch Challenge! You have 7 days to contact me at our LGS email to claim your prize.(Please grab your winner's badge from the right side of the main page). Our main prize winners are randomly selected using a Random Number Generator (24- Random numbers generated Feb 26 2012 at 20:10:38 by www.psychicscience.org)

Main Prize Winning Layout

In addition to our main prize winner please check out 4 of our favs!  Ladies please grab your "fav"  badge from the right side of the page and add it to your blogs!







Mini challenge closed

Well ladies our first mini challenge has officially closed!  Please check back later today for the winners of the mini challenge.  The Impromptu challenge will run till the 28th of Feb.  Smooches!

Design Team Reveal Day 16

Our last Design reveal is Marilyn Peter

About Marilyn:

Hi, my name is Marilyn Peter and I live in rural South Australia. I am so excited to be joining the Lets Get Sketchy team!  I have been married to my school sweetheart for 38 years and have 4 wonderful children (2 boys and 2 girls) and 8 beautiful grandchildren which are the subject of most of my scrapbooking. I am semi-retired, we have owned and operated several business (it has been a busy life) and now I am having more time to do the things I love... being with my family, scrapbooking and photography.  I have a small craft shop attached to our house and I teach scrapbooking and card making during the week. I have been scrapbooking on and off for the past 8 years but since retiring from our businesses I am totally addicted!!  I love doing multi-photo layouts and sketches...as I love to tell the story with photos.  What I enjoy most about scrapbooking is knowing that I am recording memories about my family for them to enjoy in years to come. My grandmother left several albums of beautiful photos but no-one knows who they are or anything about them, which is a shame.  I am really looking forward to being a part of this wonderful new adventure, hope you will join us.  Cheers Marilyn

Visit Marilyn HERE

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 15

Today's reveal is Kerri Powell

About Kerri:
My name is Kerri Powell and I live in Panama City, FL. I'm different things to many people but most importantly I'm the Mommy to a precious miracle named, Michael! He is what drives my passion for documenting the memories of our lives. Everything I do is for him. I've yet to find a way to make time stand still and keep him little forever nor have I found a way to bottle up his sweetness and put it on the shelf for "later", but documenting his life through digital scrapbooking allows me the chance to capture everything humanly possible and relive it over and over again! 

Thanks,
Kerri

Friday, February 24, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 14

Help me welcome Kerys Sharrock to the Design Team!
About Kerys:
My name is Kerys, I am 37 years old and live in Utah, US. I have a loving husband and 2 beautiful children, a son  aged 11 and a daughter aged 8. We moved from the UK to the US in June 2010 - I think the hardest thing we have done. We are now settled and loving it, although miss family and friends tremendously. I started scrapping in January of last year when my mum bought me lots of scrapping 'stuff' to stop me getting bored in a new country! I can certainly say I have not been bored since! I am completely obsessed with scrapping, and I am always learning new things from great ladies like yourselves. I am still developing a style and love to scrap whenever possible - normally when the children are at school or have gone to bed and the house is quiet! The children always seem to be my focus of layouts but I am desperately trying to scrap other people - I like to be behind the camera rather than in front of it so you will rarely see pictures of me!

Kery's BLOG


Kery's is also our sponsor coordinator so she is the one you will go to when you win all of our wonderful prizes!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 13

Today's reveal is Melinda Gardner:
About Melinda:

Hi!  My name is Melinda Garner, and I proudly call Oklahoma home!  I have been with my soulmate and my very "scrap" supportive husband, Pete, for 18 years. We have 2 beautiful, awesome children, Aubrey, 14 and Levi, 11. They keep me so busy and continue to inspire me every day!  Like most of you, I am completely addicted to scrapbooking!!  I am so excited to be a part of LGS DT and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!!

Visit Melinda HERE

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Impromptu Challenge

Hi ladies!

Our grand opening is right around the corner but we wanted to give you something to tie you over until then!  We are presenting you with this impromptu sketch challenge.  This challenge will run until the 28th of February.  Please use the links below to upload your entries.

Here is the sketch you will have to work with:


Check out the beautiful inspiration our Design Team has put together for you:

Belinda

 Bev

Brenshevia

 Kathleen

Kerri
 

Kerys
 

Kyoko
 

Laura

Lynn
 

Sarah
 

Stacia

Marilyn
 

Marit

Jenessa

Martine
 

Titi

Laurie


Design Team Reveal Day 12

Today we are revealing Titiyan (Titi)
About Titi:
Hello! Everyone! My name is Mai Watanabe, (also known as titiyan)
I live in Japan and two cute daughters and husband.
I love Scrapbook leave even simple things everyday! Favorite color matching when creatinga layout I often get inspiration from movies and fashion.
I am very happy to be able to enter the design team to have met a wonderful site!
Thank you very much!!
Visit Titi's blog HERE

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 11

Next up on our Design Team reveal is Jenessa
About Jenessa:

Hi!  My name is Jenessa, and I live in Southern California with my husband Noé, our son Santiago (who will be 4 in April)  and our daughter Paolina (who will be 2 in June).  I first discovered scrapbooking in high school, and I made my first album using construction paper and rubber cement…yikes!  More than ten years later, I've become quite passionate about this constantly evolving art form. Having always endeavored in arts & crafts such as drawing, painting and cross-stitching, scrapbooking seemed a natural evolution.  I’ve also become obsessed with not only scrapbooking, but cardmaking and altered art.  My husband has been incredibly supportive of my hobby by allowing me to take over our home office as my own personal studio and hanging out with the kids when I need some creative therapy.  I am so excited to be part of the Let's Get Sketchy team!!!


Feel free to visit Jenessa's blog HERE!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 10

Our next designer up is Kathleen Margaret Charity B. Hernandez

I know I have a long name but you can simply call me Kath. I’m single & I live in Manila, Philippines. I'm a Certified Public Accountant and had graduated with a BS in Accountancy degree from a good university.

I had no time for crafting in my younger years for I was intent on finishing my studies and finding work. Now, I stay at home with my loved ones taking care of their needs and having time for my previously shelved crafting hobbies.

I got started into scrapbooking & cardmaking when I learned of and joined Colorful Creations last Sept. 14, 2010. And I've been enjoying the craft since then. 
My scrappy friends characterize my style as FUN & BRIGHT (just not sure if bordering to whimsical) for I love pastels and bright colors. In my point of view, my style is CLEAN & SIMPLE. But at times going for simple minimalist layouts. And most of the time, it's just anything goes. I like planning my layouts and winging it out with blings and embellishments.

Though we don’t have local crafting magazines in our country, I wish to have my layouts  & other works featured in one in the future.  I was lucky to be published in a few US online magazines since February 2011 and still striving for more. . . eventually in print someday. 
I still have lots of styles and techniques to learn and wouldn't hesitate to share these with my fellow crafters.  You could always find me at my blog (Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/) where I share my hobbies and creations. Drop me a line when you visit. =)

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Giveaway Time!

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Hello again!  If an effort to increase our following I have decided to offer up some great blog candy!  There are THREE chances to win. 

1.         FIRST Become a follower of our blog here and leave a comment under this post letting us know.

2.         SECOND For a second entry, you can create a post about our new challenge blog to help us spread the word.  Please leave a comment under this post with a link to your post.

3.        THIRD Thirdly, add our giveaway button to your blog's sidebar.  (To add the button, just copy and paste the code underneath the post and paste it in a new HTML section of your sidebar.)  Please leave a comment under this post with a link to your blog.  
For each of the 3 you do above your name goes in for the drawing so if you do all three that is three times your name goes into the "pot".  This event ends Feb, 29th. 

The winner will be randomly selected to win the new Collection from Echo Park called A Boys Life.

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The winner will be randomly selected to win the new Collection from Echo Park called A Boys Life.


DON'T FORGET OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL!

Design Team Reveal Day 9

Today please help me welcome Martine:
About Martine:

My name is Martine Labelle and I am from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I share my life with my boyfriend, my three cats, and more scrappy supplies than I’ll ever be able to use!  Although I had dabbled in it before, I got really hooked on scrapbooking in 2005, after my first trip to Europe. I have always loved photos and crafty things, so when I discovered scrapbooking, it seemed like the perfect hobby for me!

I love scrappy supplies, especially clear stamps and patterned paper! I love distressing, inking and layering on my layouts. I love finding just the right papers to match my photos and the right embellies to balance everything out. But most of all, I love the escape that scrapbooking allows me.  You can visit my blog at www.scrapcatslove.blogspot.com

I am so excited and honoured to be part of the team! I hope you join us for some scrappy fun!  Visit Martine HERE


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 8

Help me welcome Laura to the LGS Design Team

About Laura:

My name is Laura Whitaker,  I am currently a stay at home Mom .  My husband, Ian,and I have been married for almost 25 years. We have three boys; Christopher, 22, Jonathan, 20, and Timothy, 8! The kids provide me with endless photo opps to supply my scrapbooking passion with a plethora of photos!  I am thrilled to join this Design Team and look forward to creating both sketches and layouts with  the hopes of inspiring others to embrace this wonderful past time, that is as much about creativity and art as it is about family memories and therapy!  Check Laura out here 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 7

Today we reveal Design Team members Carla
About Carla:

Hello!! I'm Carla Ironside.  So excited to be joining the Let's Get Sketchy team from up North in Alberta, Canada.  A little bit about me:  I am a wife, mom of two great kiddos, a proud cancer survivor, a Chartered Accountant by profession, and a Close to My Heart consultant for the last 3 1/2 years.   I've been scrapbooking for about 10 years now but my hobby truly became my passion when I entered the blogging world about 3 years ago!  I am constantly amazed at how much talent and inspiration can be found surfing craft blogs!   You can find my little spot in the craft world at http://carlacreates.blogspot.com .  Pretty much every project I create starts with a sketch of some kind - - so I am really looking forward to being a part of this great new adventure.   Thanks!
And Stacia
About Stacia:
Hi!! My name is Stacia and I live in Manheim, Pennsylvania.  My home consists of my fiancé, Keith (we will be married March 23 in Florida), my 9 year old daughter, Alyson and our rambunctious Pit Bull, Roxy.  I’ve recently graduated from Penn State with my BS in Business!  I've just taken a new position so my job is changing as well...With all of those changes in my life, the one thing that has remained constant is my love of  scrapbooking.   I began scrapbooking in 2002 while pregnant with my daughter and I have been addicted ever since!  I would consider my style to be very clean and graphic. I think it is extremely important to have my photographs take the center stage rather than the “decorations”.  I am looking forward to my time with Let's Get Sketchy and hope that you will join us for our exciting new sketches!!  Check out Stacia's blog.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dont' Forget!


Dont forget our Grand Opening is the 1st of March (and boy are you in for a treat!) these ladies have created some beautiful layouts for your inspiration.  In the meantime, please check out our mini challenge and check back for a surprise challenge later this week!

Design Team Reveal Day 6

Today's Design Team reveal  are Laurie
About Laurie

My name is Laurie LaRiviere and I am so excited to be here to design for Lets Get Sketchy!  I have been married to Fred for 15 years and have three children.  Ben 14, Analise 12 and Zacahry 4.  I am a stay at home mom and love to make scrapbook pages and cards in my free time.  I was invited to a Stampin' Up party when my oldest son was a baby and had no idea what stamping was all about, I just went for a girls night out!  By the end of the night, I was fascinated with what you could do with stamps.  I bought a few things, and the rest is history, I've been making cards and scrapbook pages ever since.  The part I love the most about this hobby is that I can record a story to go along with the photos so that someday my children know can have stories to go along with the photos, and it's just a really fun creative outlet for me.  Check out her blog here.

and  Bev
About Bev:
Wife of 41 years to dear husband Ken, mother of two boys Chris and Tony both with families.  Gramma to four amazing grandkids 3 girls and 1 boy. They all are the subjects of my scrapping. I reside in Ontario Canada during the summer months where we go to the family cottage and relax with friends and family. During the winter months minus Christmas we spend time in Florida to escape the snow and icy roads. My favourite times are those spent with family and friends and now with scrapping being a big part of my life I enjoy time with my new online family and love sharing in my passion with them. I have been able to meet a few of them in person and some day hope to meet face to face even a few more. I am excited to be here with the launch of this new site and hope to get to know you better too... Happy Scrapping ... Hugs Bev.  Check Bev out here

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 5

Next on our list of Design Team reveals is Belinda Griffin.
About Belinda:

'Hi! I'm Belinda, I'm a 25 year old Australian. I'm originally from Melbourne but we're currently posted to country NSW (my husband Daniel is in the Army). I've always loved arts and crafts and have been scrapping since I was a teenager. I took a bit of a break from it all for a little while (life got in the way), but now that I've rekindled my love with scrapbooking, it's stronger than ever before! I love photography (though I'm still trying to learn all the functions on my DSLR), travel (USA trip planned for Nov/Dec, can't wait), girly tv shows, cooking & chocolate. And my husband would say I spend far too much time on the internet. We only just married in December so watch out for the wedding photos, they'll be coming fast and furious on my layouts in the coming months! I'm super excited to be on this design team and can't wait to see all your wonderful creations'.  Check out Belinda's blog
Thanks,
Belle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Design Team Reveal Day 4

Next on our DT reveal list is:
Charlotte
About Charlotte:
Hello!
My name is Charlotte and I'm, a totally sketch addict! I live in Denmark with my dear husband, who is very supportive and our two boys 12 and 14 years old.
I work as a medical secretary in a hospital near by our home. When I'm off work I love sitting in my studio and do what's best in the whole world: Creating layouts.

I do not consider myself having a particularly style, as it changes from time to time. I do love creating layouts telling a story - and almost every layout I create have some kind of journaling on it. It's important to me to tell the stories behind the pictures. And when I look at my childrens faces, when they look in my albums, it's all worth it. They LOVE reading about themselves and see what have been going on in our famlily in the past years. 

As I have a job that can be rather stressful and intense I find that scrapbooking helps me to relax and bring me back to a non-stressful feeling. And it just feels great to have my fingers in the glue, touching nice paper, using beautiful embelishments. It's pure therapy! 

I am honored and happy to be given this opportunity to be with Let's Get Sketchy!  Check out her blog 

Love,
Charlotte