22 May 2014

A new card and... A Design Team Call for Sketch-N-Scrap!


There is a new card sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog ! (And also... A Design Team Call, scroll down for more informations!)  
I used my homemade embellishments (fabric flowers and faux-metal frame).

card with a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Pebbles and cardstock by American Crafts - Embellishments : homemade fabric flowers and faux-metal frame - Stamp by Stampin'Up - Other : machine sewing, button and ribbon.

Voici le nouveau sketch de ce mois-ci sur le blog de Sketch-N-Scrap, et la carte que j'ai faite. J'ai utilisé mes embellissements fait-maison (fleurs en tissu et cadre en faux métal). 

And here is the beautiful sketch by Lisa :

Card sketch by Sketch-N-Scrap

Don't forget to link your project on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, there are THREE awesome prizes to win this month !

The first one is a 15$ gift certificate offered by The Robin's Nest :

The second one is a 15$ gift certificate offered by Paper Bakery :

And the last one is a beautiful Chic Tags prize package offered by Paper Secret!

I would like to finish this post by an exciting new: Sketch-N-Scrap has a Design Team Call! 

Je voudrais finir ce message par une super nouvelle : Sketch-N-Scrap a un nouvel appel DT!

J'ai beaucoup aimé travailler avec cette équipe créative et dès que j'aurai plus de temps, je tenterai à nouveau ma chance, c'est certain. J'ai adoré les sketches, j'ai adoré qu'il y ait des règles claires par rapport à ce qui était attendu de nous, j'ai adoré que tout soit planifié longtemps à l'avance ! Je voudrais remercier Sketch-N-Scrap pour m'avoir choisie en janvier, et je voudrais surtout remercier Lisa ; elle a toujours été si chaleureuse et j'ai beaucoup appris à son contact...

I really enjoyed working with this Design Team and I am looking forwards to apply again myself when I will have more time. I loved the sketches, I loved that there were clear rules about what we were required and I loved that everything was planned so much ahead! I would like to thank Sketch-N-Scrap for having picked me in january, and I would especially like to thank Lisa : she was always so supportive and I learnt so much from her...
Sketch N Scrap is excited to announce we are having another design team call! We are looking for both layout design team members and card design team members!  If you love creating with our sketches then please consider applying.  No experience is necessary and international members are welcome to apply!  When applying please specify whether you are applying for a card or layout design team member position (please pick only one).


How to apply: 
Email the following info to sketchnscrap@gmail.com 

  •  your name and city/country
  •  link to your blog (Must have a blog to apply)
  • list of your DT experience if any (none is required)
  • tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be on the Sketch N Scrap team
  • 3 layouts (if applying for layout DT)  or cards (if applying for card DT)  that you have recently created
  • deadline for submissions is June 4th at 5 pm CST
  • Designers will create 2 layouts (layout DT members) OR cards (card DT members)  a month based on sketches provided.
  • Are required to comment on ALL participant's entries
  • Must join our Design Team Facebook page (so a Facebook account is needed)
  • Must agree to commit to the term of July 1st, 2014 through December 31st, 2015
  • Maintain an active blog and post your DT reveal within two days of SNS reveal
  • Must promote Sketch N Scrap on social media and on your blog
  • Participate in special events, such as blog hops etc  (no more then 2 per term)
  • Submit your layouts by required deadline

Design Team will be announced on June 16, 2014.  We hope you will consider applying, we'd love to have you on our team!  

16 May 2014

Happy Birthday Sketch-N-Scrap !

Sketch-N-Scrap blog is turning two! Happy birthday to this wonderful and inspiring challenge blog.

Today, this is my turn to host a challenge and it's all about decorative bow... Paper bow, ribbon bow, twine bow? It's your choice! Let's bows being the star of your project.

Here is the birthday card I made for this challenge (the sentiment means "Happy Birthday" in French):

Papers : Patterned papers by Pebbles and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools : Quickutz alphabet and tab dies, and Martha Stewart edge punch - Stamp: sentiment stamp by Stampin'Up - Other : machine sewing, rhinestone and ribbon. Additional link for the origami bow : http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-bow.html.

If you want to play, create a new project (no back linking), make sure you are a follower of Sketch-N-Scrap blog, and link your project using Inlinkz below. Please, add a link to Sketch-N-Scrap blog in your blog post. 
The deadline for enter this challenge is May 31st.

Happy scrapping ! Don't forget to check the other challenges on Sketch-N-Scrap blog.

15 May 2014

Inspiration jar


Sometimes, there are techniques I want to try but I forget. Or I have stuff I have but never think to use. Or it looks like I'm always making the same projects, using the same stuff...
That's why I was thrilled when I discovered this wonderful idea on Kaleidoscope's blog: the inspiration jar!

Kaleidoscope's blog is packed with brilliant ideas, like how to make solid foam stamps with your cuttlebug, or how to punch notches for envelope making.
But today, I want to share with you her inspiration jar. She even made a list of ideas to try, ready to print (link on her blog)!
You can use it like it is, or choose what you want to keep, add your own ideas...
As for me, I decided that I will continue to add small ideas when browsing Pinterest: I always think "Oh, I want to try that!" and of course... I never do. Sounds familiar?

I wrote my ideas on strips and I rolled them up. Some ideas are written several times. When I will have used an idea, I will throw it. That way, I hope that I finally will try ALL my ideas at least once! Optimistic, isn't it?

inspiration jar (Kaleidoscope idea) for scrapbooking
Papers : Patterned papers by Crate Paper and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools : dies by Quickutz and Lawn Fawn, edge punch by Martha Stewart and stamp by Bloomini Studio - Other : acetate, twine, ribbon and brad.

Quand j'ai découvert la boîte à idées de Kaleidoscope, j'ai immédiatement su que je voulais la mienne ! Je trouve l'idée géniale : une jolie boîte dans laquelle on met de petits rouleaux de papiers avec des idées à essayer sur notre prochain projet... Il y a même une liste d'idées prête à imprimer (en anglais) sur le blog de Kaleidoscope ! 
J'ai fait un petit tutoriel pour la fabrication de la boîte sur le blog de Scrap Your Scraps.
J'ai hâte de l'utiliser pour mon prochain projet !

Kaleidoscope embellished a recycled box, but I didn't have any, so I decided to make my own. There is a tutorial on Scrap Your Scaps blog.

I am so excited to use it for my next project! Don't forget to take a look at Kaleidoscope's blog, there are so many great ideas!