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Friday, December 21, 2012

12 x 12 - 94





Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers and scallaps. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Any teachers out there?

I don't know if any of you are teachers, but I've started a blog about my "other life".  I'd love for you to check it out or pass on the word to your colleagues!







Friday, December 14, 2012

12 x 12 - 93





Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers and pattern paper.  You can find more of her work at her website My Digital Art Studio   The flowers and pattern paper are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 x 12 - 92





Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers.  You can find more of her work at her website My Digital Art Studio   The flowers are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Friday, November 30, 2012

12 x 12 - 91




Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers and buttons. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers and buttons are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Friday, November 16, 2012

8.5 X 11 - 20





Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers.. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers.  You can find more of her work on her website My Digital Art Studio.   The flowers are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Friday, November 9, 2012

12 x 12 - 90




Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers.. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers.  You can find more of her work on her website My Digital Art Studio.   The flowers are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Friday, November 2, 2012

12 X 12 - 89





Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers and buttons. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers and buttons are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers.  You can find more of her work on her website My Digital Art Studio.   The flowers are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

12 x 12 - 88

School has kept me super busy, but I've got a new sketch today.  There are also several more scheduled to post in the future.  Thanks for understanding!!



Thanks go out to Meghan Mullens for use of her digi pattern papers. You can find more of her work at Sweet Shoppe Designs. These papers are from her FREE No Place like Home kit.

Thanks also go to Mari Koegelenberg for use of her digi flowers.  You can find more of her work at her website My Digital Art Studio   The flowers are from her FREE Sunny Daze Kit.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

8.5 X 11 - 19




In an effort to make my sketches look a little better, I've talked to a digi designer about adding some of her digi elements to my designs.  Thanks go out to Julie Billingsley for allowing me to use her digi designs.  You can find more of her work at Sweet Shop Designs. The elements (star and star pattern paper) I used are from her FREE kit titled Space Cadet.

Friday, July 20, 2012

12 X 12 - 87






supplies:

pattern paper and felt flowers:  American Crafts
rub-ons:  Making Memories
brads:  Happy Hammer
cardstock:  Bazzill

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sketch Organization

I wanted to share how I store my sketches.  I use to have two Cropper Hopper Photo Supply Cases but I recently went through my sketches and now have about 1/3 of what I originally had.


If I have a digital picture of the sketch, I print it directly on the 4 X 6 notecard.





If I see a layout that I like, I have templates that I have printed out and I draw the sketch on them.




Inside the photo case everything is sorted by size of layout, # of photos and orentation of photos.

Examples:

1 photo horizontal 12 X 12
1 photo horizontal 8.5 X 11
1 photo horizontal 11 X 8.5
1 photo horizontal 8 X 8

and so forth. I do have some 5 X 7 sketches mixed in, but the majority are 4 X 6 photos only. 





How do you store your sketches?  Please leave a comment sharing how you organize and store your sketches.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I need your opinion!

I've heard some say that they like certain sketch artists because they include size measurements of the papers with the sketch.  Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do all of that with teaching full time during the school year and then doing training sessions in the summer.  So, I come up with some other ideas that might help.  

I make all my sketches on graph paper. So I could also post my drawing (ignore the "X" on the pic as I always cross them out when I have created them on the computer), although sometimes I make changes to it as it goes to a digital format. For this particular sketch, I moved the pictures apart a little bit.

#1 - Sketch

I could also put this grid over the top of it.

#2 - Grid Overlay

Or I can put a grid behind it.

#3 - 1/4 in grid

#4 - 1 in grid

I would also ALWAYS include the original digital sketch, but would one of these other options help you out when using the sketch?  Please post what number(s) you would like to see whenever a sketch is posted.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

12 X 12 - 86



Supplies:

cardstock:  Bazzill cardstock
pattern paper, felt flower and marker:  American Crafts 
letter stickers:  Chatterbox

BTW, this is my first layout in two years. I can't believe that I actually got something done!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sticker Giveaway from PrintRunner.com

Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will receive a set of stickers for hosting this.

  • Details of the giveaway prize:      Stickers
  • Sticker Shape : Standard Stickers
  • Flat Width : 2"
  • Flat Height : 3.5"
  • Quantity : 250
  • Paper : Premium Sticker Stock
  • Colors : Full Color ( 4 Color Process), Black and White
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  • Proof : NONE
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To enter this giveaway, post a comment stating what type of sketch you would like to see in the future (ex. 12 X 12, more 8.5 x 11, I need a 12 X 12 sketch with 3 horizontal and 2 vertical photos.)  Giveaway ends on May 12th at midnight EST. When the giveaway end I will randomly pick one winner.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Guest Sketch Artist: Zaira Ivette


Hello, 4x6 friends!

Once again, this is Zaira Ivette blogging for Amy. Today I'll bring you another single-page sketch by Amy, stretched to a double-page design.

Since the last time I presented a sketch that had all the photos on a horizontal orientation, I'll change thing a little bit today. Let me show you the initial sketch:



I didn't want to fuss around too much with that elegant, soothing sketch, so I just extended it to fit five vertical photos:



If you create a layout with this sketch, please link us on the comments area to see your creation!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Guest Sketch Artist: Zaira Ivette


Hi everyone! This is, again, Zaira Ivette, taking advantage on Amy's generosity, and sharing a sketch with all of you.

If you have been following Amy for a while, you might remember when, back in 2009, she took one of her own single-page sketches and transformed it into a beautiful double-page sketch. Well, what I'm bringing you here today is the same concept!

Here you have one of my favorite single-page sketches by Amy:



With a little bit of creativity (and another little bit of ingenuity), I transformed that lovely 2-photo single-page sketch into a huge 6-photo double-page sketch.



I hope you like this "alteration"... And, if you do, let Amy know in the comments area so we can keep working together to bring you more of this ideas. And don't forget to share your layouts using this sketch!