Monday, 18 January 2016

*~Let's Scrap DT Call~*

We are so excited to announce the call for Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team!!

Do you LOVE to play with sketches? Do you have an active blog? Do you love to inspire others with your creative flair? Then we want to hear from you!!

We’re looking for talented scrapbookers who love to create layouts with sketches, and are committed to creating quality layouts/cards each month.

To apply send us your take on this sketch to and include Let’s Scrap Sketch DT Application in the subject line.

Please include the following information:

Name, Address and Email:
Blog Address:
Facebook Name/Page URL:

Please answer the following questions:

1)  Why would you like to be part of Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team?
2)  How would you best describe your style?
3)  Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, please list the teams and monthly commitments.
4)  Do you consider yourself social savvy and enjoy sharing your projects and connecting with people on Instagram, Facebook and other social networks?

What we expect from our Design Team:

1)  Commit to a 6 month term (beginning March 1st).
2)  You will be required to complete 2 sketches per month, due 3 days before the reveal.
3)  You will be required to participate in a Blog Hop mid term (looking at May)... You will also be responsible for the prize from your blog (mailing out a prize or a gift certificate to an online scrapbook store or digi place)
4)  Keep an active blog, posting your project on reveal day and link back to Let’s Scrap Sketches.. this is a MUST!
5)  You must have a facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook.
6)  You must become a follower of our blog
7)  You will be required to comment on layouts left by participants. This is essential.

If you cannot fully commit to the above duties please don't apply. If you are chosen and don't complete the above duties we will drop you from the DT.

There might be some ‘special challenges’ through your term (National Scrapbooking Month - May) that you will be required to participate in but there will be at least a 30 day notice. Occasionally we will have digi stamp sponsors that want us to use their images in our creations… you will be notified of this when the sketches are provided for the Design Team Term.

The deadline for applications is February 15th at 11:59 p.m. Previous design team experience is not required. International applications are welcome! The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email no later than February 20th and the new team will be announced on our blog February 22nd with your application layout revealed on March 1st on the blog and on facebook.

We look forward to seeing who wants to join us...

So get busy with this beautiful sketch by Mich and send it in to us!!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Let's Scrap Sketch 1-15-16 ~ *Globe Trotter*

Dear Arty Scrappy Friends,

it has been a hectic week with our school year starting.
I am one tired mamma this Friday afternoon, so sorry my post is a bit late.
We had such a lovely and blessed holiday in which our family had the FANTASTIC opportunity to see more of our country's lovely Limpopo province!!

Christmas was quite relaxed, having it at our home with my parents and New Year we made a bonfire in our garden, braai'd lamb chops and sandwiches and sat next to the bonfire until it burnt out in the cool summer's night, watching the stars, awaiting 2016.  Tremendously special.

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team layout for the Let's Scrap Sketch #1-15-16...
*Globe Trotter*.

This layout is about some of the pics my husband has taken from inside planes, mostly of planes, on his travels for work that takes him all over the globe. I plan on doing a few more layouts on some of the nicest pics he took.  He is not a vivid photographer though, so I always have to beg him to take pics for me so I can see what the places look like that he passes through.  He is a no nonsense man and go to do a job.  Once he said that he saw more in London in one day with me than he ever saw in something like 10 visits to London for work. :-)  I plan on taking him to see even more in the near future!! <3

Well, this is the fantastic sketch we got to work with by the ever so talented Michelle van Wyk...

I found this sketch as the most challenging of all the sketches I had to work with during this term at Let's Scrap... and I totally loved it!!!   I tried out several different strips, in different colours with different ideas...  I had this layout on my table for days... wondering how to do the globe part in the middle... as I loved the idea of a traveling layout with the globe in the middle, and that is what I wanted... so I was happily surprised in finding the clock transparent, papers, tags and gold alphas in a stacked away light green folder in my stash, goodies we received years ago from Heidi Swapp at the SA Scrapbook Convention, needless to say, it was perfect for what I wanted to do!!!

This is my layout called:

*Globe Trotter*

I made use of a mist colour called Espresso which I spritzed and also splashed all over.
I used Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in Vintage Photo {my favourite!}.
I also distressed the photos, {not using inks, but scissors} the other way to distress as in scraping the photos all around with a small sharp scissors to create an old vintage feel to it.

The close ups...

Here you can see the strips a bit closer...
I also distressed these a little bit with scissors so that the white part could show and give it more of a vintage feeling too.


The round clock transparent from Heidi Swapp...

 I used a lot of stamping... the stamp at the bottom of this photo is of a map which worked beautifully on the tag.  I crinkled the small cream tags I also found in the green folder, stamped all over them, distressing with Vintage Photo and writing on it in my own handwriting.
The stars and "postal waves" are also stamps.

 This photo is one of my favourites that my husband took from inside the plan just before it took off using the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone.
I tried to use pics that he took of planes from inside a plane,
but this one I could NOT resist, it's beauty is outstanding!!

Well, this is it for today friends, please remember to check out my card *Catch Your Dreams* for the Feeling Sketchy DT here...
of which the challenge #137 were also published today and come and play with us on both blogs!

 Thank you so much for visiting,
I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Have a lovely weekend!



*~Feeling Sketchy #137~* *Catch Your Dreams*


My Dear Arty Scrappy & Cardmaking Friends
I surely hope your New Year 2016 has been awesome so far...
remember to enjoy every moment and to cherish your memories forever!

Here is this weeks Design Team card I created with the Feeling Sketchy Card Sketch #137 which went live today 1-15-16...

Our beautiful sketch...

My card...

*If you really want to catch your dreams
you have to go out and chase them*

Some close ups...

Thank you so much for visiting, have a wonderful day!


{and don't forget to be awesome!! ;-) }


Friday, 1 January 2016

*~Feeling Sketchy #136~* *Hugs*


My Dear Arty Scrappy & Cardmaking Friends!!

 May 2016 be everything you have ever dreamt of and may you & 
family be blessed beyond measure!!

What a wonderful day to post this card...

 This is this weeks Design Team card I created with the Feeling Sketchy Card Sketch #136 which went live today 1-1-16...
I must say, I LOVE this card...
I used Marion Smith's beautiful collection Motley,
which I bought a whole stack of and can't get enough of making pretty things with!!
As you can see, I fussy cut the flowers.
I used Sticklers for a glitter effect and washy tape for the flags.

This is our gorgeous sketch...

And my Card:



Thank you so much for visiting, it is always lovely to see you!!
Please remember to leave some love! :-)

Have a Beautiful & Fun Filled New Year's Day &
Enjoy Every Moment with Your Loved Ones!!



Let's Scrap Sketch 1-1-16 ~ *Wishes & Dreams*

Well, Hello there My Dear Arty Scrappy Friends, it is so great to see you again!

So today is the first day of a brand new year...
I surely hope that all your scrapping dreams come true in 2016!!
Today I want to share with you my Design Team layout for the Let's Scrap Sketch #1-1-16...
*Wishes & Dreams*.

This is the fantastic sketch we got to work with...

This is my layout:

*Wishes & Dreams*

 These papers are super busy and super awesome!!

I decided to use black & white photographs with only the one color splurge of blue in the left photo... I did some blue splatters only on the right side of the layout to pick up on the blue in the photo.

And herewith some close ups...

The title and the bird are die cuts on which I used Tim Holtz' Distress Inks, I also applied some clear crackle paint and mists to give it a rusty look.

Thank you so much for visiting, it is always lovely to see you! :-)

Have an Absolutely Awesome New Year's Day &
All the Best for 2016!!