Friday, July 17, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #110-Guest Designer Juliana Michaels

Hello, Scrappy Friends! Today we have another talented guest sketch designer, Juliana Michaels. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better, and these are her answers:


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself (where you live, hobbies, blog addy, scrappy background, etc.) 
I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands thanks to my creative mom. She also photographed and documented things about my daily life, and she kept all of these photos neatly organized and displayed in photo albums. About 15 years ago I found my true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and the photographic documentation of my daily life. Since 2008, I have been creating and sharing paper crafting projects on my blog 17turtles. (http://www.17turtles.com/).
I have been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and I been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books, and I have had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. Most recently I began creating graphics and doing product design as a graphic artist for Jillibean Soup. 
I am married to Danny, my best friend, and the love of my life. I am also Mom to a Golden Retriever named Lincoln, and an American Paint Horse named Woody. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles and antiquing. In my spare time, I enjoy running, working out, cooking, and reading science and historical fiction.

2) Tell us about your scrappy style and habits 
I guess I tend to have more a clean scrappy style, but I love to play with new products, try new techniques and follow the latest trends. I almost always start by selecting the photos that I want to scrapbook and then picking products to coordinate with my photos.

3) Describe your sketch making process (i.e., do you make the sketch first or the page first? Where do you get your ideas for sketches?) When I create sketches, my sketch making process really depends on when the sketch is due! If I have time to do the layout first I will, but sometimes I do the sketch and then the layout. For this challenge, I drew the sketch first and then created my layout later. 

4). What are five products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now?
My top 5 favorite things right now are:
1. Silhouette Cameo
2. Watercoloring and/or Spray Inks
3. Gold Foil
4. Wood Veneer
5. Brush script or hand drawn lettering

Make sure to follow Juliana on her social media channels:

Here is her fun sketch and layout:



and the MSAM sketch teams take on the sketch:






Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Fancy Pants Summer Sun prize pack with papers and embellishments.


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "July Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight July 31st EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #109

Hey, everyone! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal of the month.

MASM Sketch #109

Ange



 Jean




Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Fancy Pants Summer Sun prize pack with papers and embellishments.



To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "July Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight July 31st EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Top 3 & Winner

Hey, everyone! It's been finally time to announce the top 3 and the winner from last month's sketches. Thank you to everyone for scrapping along with us, we love seeing your takes on the sketches.




Beautiful work! Please be sure to grab our Top 3 badge HERE!

Now it's time for our random prize winner
and the winner is..........

Random Entry

Congrats, Kim!!!
Here is what Kim created.

Here is what you won from the MSAM Store!

Please contact Audrey at info@myscrapsandmore.com about receiving your prize. You only have 1 week to claim your prize.

Make sure to come back again tomorrow for an all new sketch reveal!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #108

For our second sketch of the month, we have the talented Katrina Hunt as our guest sketch designer. Let's get to know her a little:

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I live in Springfield, Missouri with a roomie and four Cardigan Welsh Corgis that are pretty much the subjects in my layouts a lot! If I am not scrapping, I am either at my full time job, watching TV, playing on the iPad or hanging on the computer! I swear I should have been a tech geek! I started scrapping in 2009 and haven't looked back. The funniest part is, I used to laugh about people buying all the paper, stickers, etc. Now, I am the one wondering when the latest and greatest is available. I have been on several design teams, including sketch teams and manufacturer teams. Currently, I am on Therm O Web Adhesives, {a flair for buttons} Etsy shop, CREATE magazine and most recently joined the Maya Road design team. I love the challenge that a design team gives me, and I actually scrap better with a challenge.

Blog: http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/katrinahunt13
Instagram: http://instagram.com/katrinahunt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katrinahunt13
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katrinahunt

2) Tell us about your scrappy style and habits:
My style is so hard for me to define. I am drawn to bright colors, I find them so much easier to work with. I am a night owl scrapper, occasionally I may not start scrapping until about 9 or 10 at night. This is on a work night! I don't have a dedicated scrap room like most people, just a table set up in the living room with some stuff around me. This is easily (haha, if not packed with stuff on it!) put away if company is expected, etc. I am a slow scrapper most of the time, but there are times when I can get something done that I am happy with in about an hour. It doesn't happen often, just so you know!

3) Describe your sketch making process:
I actually made the layout first and then based the sketch off of that. Anytime I have "made my own sketch" this is how I have done it. Now, if I am following a sketch someone else has made, it usually looks nothing like the sketch by the time I am done with it!

4). What are 5 products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now:
1. Doilies-I love them and they will never go away in my stash. I get teased about them even!
2. Faber Castell Gelatos-I have had some for awhile and recently pulled them out to play. LOVE them and now I have just about all the colors. They have more color than basic watercolors.
3. Silhouette Cameo-Love it. I may not use it on every project, but I like to know it's there.
4. Instagram- I know, not a product, but a trend! I love finding inspiration on there and new ideas.
5. Enamel Dots-I don't always know what to do with them, but I love them!

Here is Katrina's fun sketch and the layout she create for it! 


and here is the My Scraps & More Sketch teams take on it.






Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Bella Blvd Rover, Riley, and just Add Color papers. Bella Alphas, Chipboard borders, trinket stickers, and 4x6 Little Bits stickers.


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "June Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight June 30th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #107

Hey, everyone! Welcome to our 1st sketch reveal of the month.

MASM Sketch #107

Ange



 Jean


Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on the sketch!
Bella Blvd Rover, Riley, and just Add Color papers. Bella Alphas, Chipboard borders, trinket stickers, and 4x6 Little Bits stickers.


To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "June Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight June 30th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize.