Monday, December 1, 2008

Sketch #5

Hello and welcome to December! We can't believe how fast time flies and we're approaching Christmas and the end of 2008. We know this is the busiest time for everyone but we still want to keep the scrapping inspiration in the form of 2 brand new sketches for this month!

First up is Sketch #5. This sketch was designed by Kim and it's a great sketch to use if you have a big, focal picture or even 2 pictures (see Christy's example).


And here is Kim's layout...

Supply list:
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, October Afternoon
Stickers: Bo Bunny, Making Memories
Die Cut: Scenic Route
Jewels: Prima
Transparency: Bo Bunny
Flower: Junkitz
Twine: Stampin' Up!
Paper frill: Doodlebug
Punch: Stampin" Up!

And layouts by the rest of our designers...


Supply list:
Patterned paper - Scenic Route, Collage Press
Alphas - American Crafts
Chipboard - Riff Raff Designs
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Making Memories
Stamp - Scarlet Lime
Others - Ranger Crackle Paint


Supply list:
Patterned paper: Scenic Route, Jenni Bowlin, Fancy Pants, Pebbles
Bingo card: Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard house: Scenic Route
Flower: Maya Road
Alphabet felt letters: Making Memories
Buttons: Creative Cafe
Ribbon: Maya Road
Stamp: Pink Paislee
Bling: Misc.


Supply list:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Scarlet Lime
Chipboard: Basic Grey
Stickers: 7gyspies; Hambly; Basic Grey; Heidi Swapp
Rubons: Urban Lily; Basic Grey
Rhinestones: Kaiser; MAMBI
Tag: Scarlet Lime
Ribbon: Making Memories

Also for this month, we have a guest designer with us.... Ann Freude. Ann was the winner of a challenge at Lifetime Moments last month and was invited to guest design for us.

Here's a little about Ann:

Hi, my name is Ann Freude.  I live in Michigan with my sweet wonderful husband of twenty years, Scott.  We share our home and lives with our four dogs.  Molly is our black lab.  We also have three shelties named Scamp, Paisley and Magee.  Our dogs are the main subjects of my photograpy and scrapbooking.  I started scrapbooking over 11 years ago.  I love the creative aspect of scrapbooking as well as preserving our families memories.  I'm honored to have my layouts on Inspired Blueprints.  The two sketches were so much fun to work from while creating my layouts.

Supply list:
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey patterned papers,die cut,rub-ons,chip shapes and chip alphas
Fiskars border punch
Kaiser rhinestones
Heidi swapp bling
Making Memories glitter letter stickers
Jenni Bowlin  mini die cut paper

Thank you, Ann... for your wonderful layout and inspiration. :) You can see more of Ann's work here.

And because this is a new month, we have a new sponsor and an all-new prize giveaway. This month, we're honored to have Lifetime Moments as our sponsor.


For over 6 years Lifetime Moments has been providing excellent customer service, offering the latest and greatest in quality scrapbooking supplies. Actual shipping costs and free shipping offers available. Their site also includes a friendly, active community, an informative blog and an extensive gallery. The LM Kit club is a monthly membership (29.99/month for a 12 month membership plus $7/month shipping). Each kit contains an assortment of the latest patterned paper from multiple manufacturers, Bazzill cardstock, and perfectly coordinated embellishments with an MSRP value of $34-37. You also receive an idea sheet with each kit with 3-5 examples created by a Design Team member, and are able to participate in a monthly contest to win a free month's kit. 3 and 6 month memberships also available.

And Lifetime Moments has generously sponsored their Nov kit for this months' giveaway.

This kit contains:
9 sheets GCD patterned papers
1 SEI flocked cardstock
9 sheets Bazzill cardstock
MM mini shimmer stickers
glimmer mist
Heidi Swapp chipboard
7 Gypsies good photo turns
7 Gypsies velvet leaves
Kaiser pearls
Doodlebug flocked brads
Autumn Leaves buttons
2 ft. brown ribbon
2 ft. sheer white ribbon
2 ft. Cosmo Cricket green velvet scallop ribbon
2 ft. Websters trim - green

What a fabulous kit!!! And to get a chance at this giveaway, simply upload your layouts inspired by any of this month's sketches (sketch #5 or sketch #6 which will be released on 15 Dec) to our online gallery by 31 Dec, 1159hrs. You can submit as many layouts as you wish, as long as they are inspired by either of these sketches. We look forward to seeing your layouts in our gallery! :)

In other news, we've received an overwhelming response to our Designers Call. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED!! Applications are now closed and the difficult task of selecting our new DT members begins! Due to the number of applicants, it's going to take us a wee bit longer to go through everyone's applications. We will be announcing the new additions to our team on 4 Dec, together with our prize winner for Nov. Thank you for your patience on this... it's really going to be a hard choice for us! :) Stay tuned for the big announcement!! :)


  1. Great sketch again girls! I will be working on it tonight! Good luck picking the new DT member!

  2. What a fabulous sketch!!! And those examples are totally inspiring! Thanks gals =)

  3. Finished up Sketch #5 this past weekend. FUN sketch for sure!!