The gallery is looking great with all the entries from Sketch #43 !! Keep them coming !! The Design Team has created more samples to spark your inspiration for this sketch ... starting with another GORGEOUS digital design ...
Digi by Mary Matrinez
Great job everyone ! Looking forward to seeing more of your Sketch #43-inspired projects in the gallery. Please tag your projects '#43' when you upload them to the gallery to qualify for this month's fabulous prize !! Have fun creating !!
Hello and Happy Friday !! We are loving all the gallery entries for Sketch 43 ... please keep them coming !! The card version of the sketch is soooo cute and just in of time for St. Patrick's Day or Easter !! Anja and Elanie, our fabulous IB Card Designers came up with some stunning cards to help inspire you !!
Card Sketch #43
Anja Curvers Cards
Lovely cards Anja and Elaine !! Have fun creating and remember to tag your cards '#43' when uploading to the gallery for a chance to win a FABULOUS kit from What's Old is New Kits !!
Congratulations to Jennifer, who won our random prize drawing for the month with this beautiful layout:
Jennifer receives a great prize pack from our February sponsor, Artistic Document Scrapbooking.
Here are some of our favorite layouts from February. Thanks, everyone, for continuing to play along with us! :)
Please give a big IB welcome to our guest designer for sketch #43 the super talented Danielle Flanders! You have seen her beautiful work in all the major scrapbook/paper crafting magazines and she designs for many of the top scrapbooking manufacturers including: Pink Paislee, Melissa Frances, Jenni Bowlin Studios and Tattered Angels!!!
We are so thrilled to have her here at IB this month and we hope you are inspired by her work as much as we are!!!
Here is a little bit about Danielle...
Hi! I'm Danielle Flanders and I currently live in upstate N.Y. near Saratoga Springs with my hubby of 10 years. We have 2 pretty girls, Taylor is 10 and Kati is 4! I am lucky enough to stay at home with them now. Previously, I worked as an elementary teacher for K-2 grades (in one room together) on the Indian Reservation in South Dakota. That was the most interesting job I've held, well besides being a mom, of course! Never a dull moment! I've been scrapbooking for 10 years and started when Taylor was born to create a baby book for her. I love every minute of creating and usually stay up late at night to scrap when it's nice and quiet. Thanks so much for having me here today!
I was inspired by the curve on the left of the sketch and found this Jenni Bowlin paper in my stash that had the brown sides on it like that already. I wanted to print out all of the different things my daughter likes to play now at this age, but don't have a 12x12" printer. So I printed them out on an 8.5 x 11" page of vellum and layered it over the center of my page. I repeated the text, because I couldn't think of enough things to fill the whole page. The repeated text was great, because then I didn't have to feel bad covering any of it up with my photos. I added 3 stars cut out from patterned paper to represent the journaling strips, since I already had my journaling in the background.
Check out more of Danielle's amazing work on her blog:
Welcome March !! Many of us in the States are sooo happy to welcome this month as the winter season is "gettin' old !!" Enough snow, slush, shoveling, plowing etc !! The season is great for photos though ... snowpeople, sledding, and gorgeous scenery !! So now that you have all these great winter photos wouldn't it be great to have an inspiring sketch to help you scrap ?! Well here's one that you're going to LOVE !! Sketch 43 is perfect for 3 photos and the scalloped-shaped element is so fun !! Feel free to change the sketch up and make it your own !! Here's some of our Design Team's interpretations on the sketch ....
12 x 12 by April Yap
12 x 12 by Lynn Kopas
12 x 12 by Jennifer Yates
12 x 12 by Akiko Kuroki
We hope this has inspired you to jump right in with this fun sketch !! We look forward to seeing your great projects in the gallery and as a reminder please tag your projects '#43' when uploading to the gallery to qualify for a great prize. Our March Sponsor and Guest Designer will be announced soon ... so stay tuned !! Have fun creating !!
Glad to see all your entries in the gallery for Sketch 42 !! To help inspire you we have more takes on the sketch by our fabulous Design Team !!
Digital Design by Mary Martinez
Great job ladies !! Keep your projects coming and make sure you tag your projects '#42' when uploading to the gallery !! Have fun creating !
Better late than never! Sorry about that everyone.
This month's sponsor is Artistic Document Scrapbooking.
At Artistic Document Scrapbooking, you will find a community group where the focus is on building a community of friends who scrap together, providing encouragement and support to their members and where a family atmosphere is paramount. Sounds good to us! This month's challenges at their site look fantastic. Click on the blinkie above to register.
Artistic Document Scrapbooking have very generously offered this prize pack for this month's winner.
Make sure you upload your takes on Sketches 42 and 43 to the IB gallery by midnight Sunday, 28 February 2010.
Where has February gone? Its the 22nd already and we haven't posted the winners from last month yet! January's prizes have been generously donated by Scrapware...a fantastic chipboard manufacturer located in Australia.
Congratulations ladies!! You have each won a gorgeous chipboard pack from Scrapware! Each pack is worth well over $40!! Ladies, please email your address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can forward your prize.
As always, the design team have been so inspired by all the layouts and cards submitted during January...here are a few that caught our eye in January 2010.