Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Seize the Sketch - The Nifty Fifty

Hello sketch enthusiasts!

Over the last several weeks, I have been putting my sketches into a document that I lovingly call Seize the Sketch. I started with my oldest post on Splitcoast Stampers (way back in August of '05) and moved forward. Any card I created without the assistance of another sketch or CASE is included. These are my first 50 sketches.

I encourage others to do this sometime. It's amazing to see the phases you go through as a crafter. You will notice that my sketches started very simply, then became more complex as I participated in more and more challenges.

So here is my challenge to you, blog friends. From now until August 15, choose at least one of the sketches to use to create your own card. Remember that a sketch is just that, a sketch. Minor things can definitely be altered, but the "spirit o' the sketch" must be kept. Here's laywomen's terms... if someone looks at your card and says, "Hmm, how did she use the sketch?", it has been altered too much. Otherwise, get those creative juices flowing.

What would a good challenge be like without blog candy?! Woo hoo! The blog candy for this challenge is the SEI kit shown. It includes: flower chipboard album, eight 12x12 papers, 7 die cut circles, 4 yards of ribbon, puff stickers, beaded stickers, rub-ons, chipboard flowers, and binder ring.

How to play:

1. You may complete as many entries as you want before August 15 at 11:59 PM Central. After that time, I will randomly choose a winner from the entries received.
2. Make a comment to this blog entry. The comment should include: a link to your creation (SCS, your blog, whatever you wish), the number of your comment, the number for the sketch (ex. STS 22), and your first name and e-mail address (the e-mail is only for me to notify you if you win).
3. If you have no way to post your card, you can also send me a picture or scan at, and I can post it to my blog for you, giving you full credit. Please still create a comment so that you can have a chance for the prize.
4. Just for fun, if you are an SCS girl, let's make a gallery. If you post it to SCS, I sure would like a shoutout to this contest. In your keywords, please reference this as STS50 (no spaces).
5. Have fun!


Bev said...


I used STS26 as my sketch. Makes a neat card. Will go back later and check out some more. My card is posted in my SCS Gallery;

And will be on my blog later:

Thanks for this fun challenge-

Bev J.

vampme3 said...

I just LOVE your "Seize the Sketch" document!!! Wow! Thanks so much!!!...Val

SmilynStef said...

What a great idea and wonderful sketch resource. Here's my:
Dressed Up Chandelier