Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Card Week, Part 3 and a Sponsor Giveaway

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Each day we venture further away from the sketch. The way I see it, there are zero rules or limitations when it comes to sketches. That's the beauty of them, you can use them as a starting point and incorporate your own style, ideas, and themes with ease.

Card Sketch #2


You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the card sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


In My Heart by Allison Davis
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper and chipboard: BasicGrey; Embroidery floss: DMC

Variation #1 - A super easy way to change up the look of the sketch is to change the shapes and/or theme. I went with hearts instead of the circles on the sketch. They still somewhat follow the same placement as the circles on the sketch with a few minor changes due to the size of hearts I was working with.

Variation #2 - Because I feel the need to stitch on anything I can pull a needle through, I added a hand stitched border around the three patterned paper hearts. Stitching is perfect for adding an extra detail and finishing touch to a simple shape.

Variation #3 - I rounded the top and bottom corners on the right side of the card.

Sponsor Giveaway - BasicGrey

Would you like to win some goodies from the BasicGrey Hopscotch collection? This awesome giveaway includes everything you see in the picture below.


To be eligible for the giveaway leave a comment, we'll randomly select a winner, and will announce the winner on Friday.
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Anonymous said...

It is so much fun to see all of the variations for the card sketch. Great giveaway!

Linda from KS

Amy said...

Love the sketch and all the example cards! Such creativity!

Michelle*G said...

These are gorgeous! I love the Go Team version - great layering!

rozmom said...

Love this collection! And loving the sketches! Thank you for doing this.

Sue Bone said...

Loving the new website so far. More sketches and more inspiration, a great start. Happy New Year tp all.

Julie G said...

the sketch is amazing, the cards are all wonderful and the new site is so inspirational. you guys at SG are all just amazing for doing this. Thank you so much.
Julie

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

awesome variations... I am loving the new site!!

Staci

Jenn said...

Great sketch and I love all the different takes on it.

Laura J said...

I am loving the new sketch site! The card sketch has been fun and I love that there will be so many sketches!

Tiffany said...

I love sketch support! It is so great seeing all the different projects from one sketch.

Sharon said...

I am LOVING the new site!! It's now the first thing I check each morning. Such talent!!!

Mary Bez said...

WOW....the new site is everything you promised and more. I already have an idea in my head for a page layout from this weeks card sketch. Thanks so much for this site!

PS..Basic Grey is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the new site!!! The card sketch is great. Beautiful cards!!!
Thanks!

Jennifer D

Musings by Me said...

I love the new site!

Denise said...

Cute card ideas. This is my "go to" web site. Great job:)

L said...

The new site is great, and I am really enjoying the different variations on the sketch. Such creativity!!

Lulo

JodyJane said...

Love the new site. Card sketches are so beautiful and fun. Great job everyone

sunny-wyatt said...

I'm really enjoying waking up each morning to such beauty and creativity.

Maggie G. said...

Love the new site!

LeAnne Smith said...

I am so loving your new site! Thank you for your coninued inspiration & encouragement...and cool give aways!

Anonymous said...

Just found this site. Awesome cards and sketches! Mary

Leanne said...

Loving this new site, cant wait to get inspired and see whats next !

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous cards!

Jessica said...

I love all of the cards that have been made with this sketch- it is so inspiring!

Erin said...

Love the new site!! Really like the heart card!

Stacy Haworth said...

Thank you for all the cool card ideas this week! I have also printed off some scrapbook sketches to use!

Christina said...

Shari and Allison, your cards are beautiful! I know I can't win the giveaway but I love it and will be very jealous of the winner. LOL!

Robin said...

today's cards are absolutely adorable!
being a sports fan I especially love Shari's card that is the cutest thing!

April said...

It is SO cool seeing all the different uses for this sketch!!
- April W

Frances said...

OMG!! I love the new Hopscotch Collection...thanks for the chance to win. And BTW, your cards are simply beautiful!!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Shari and Allison your cards are amazing. Good luck to everyone on winning the prize pack!

Jenny Mick said...

I absolutely LOVE the new website and I absolutely LOVE seeing everyone's takes on the sketches (both card and scrapbook)!!!

Lisa F. said...

I am loving the new site, and looking forward to inspiration each week!!

Janet Z said...

Thanks for helping us think outside the "sketch"!

Amy said...

Love the layering on Shari's and those hearts & stitching on Allison's! And good luck to everyone on the giveaway..too cool.

Heather K said...

The new site is fabulous- so excited for all of you. This weeks card sketch is great and the examples so far are so creative- the variations are interesting and fresh looks on a great sketch.

Susan said...

Ooooo....pretty papers! Love the sketch!! Definitely gotta try that!

kfqamie said...

Got my Christmas Card idea for next year already! Thanks yet again!!

Karen B said...

I love the new site! The go team card is amazing! Nice job selecting the design team. I am impressed by all.

MaryAnn said...

I love your sketches and it's great to see how different each person uses the sketch. I like the stitched circles card. All fantastic examples for a great sketch. Thanks.

Laura said...

I am loving this new website. I usually don't make cards, but this sketch is really inspirational along with all the great examples.

Laura said...

I am loving this new website. I usually don't make cards, but this sketch is really inspirational along with all the great examples.

runzalot81 said...

I love the card sketch and can't wait to try it out. This new site is great! Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Jennifer Cowan said...

Loving the new inspiration!

seashell said...

i love the different takes on this sketch! i may be using the heart one for my valentines cards!

Catherine said...

Love the sketch inspiration...used it last night for a card. Thanks!

janet said...

oh my..LOVE the new site.
over the moon and it is only week ONE...woo hoo!

dlhfks said...

Loving the new sight!!! Thanks for all the hard work.

Casey Wright said...

I'm so loving this sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

HeatherC said...

Oh, I love these cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jayne said...

I'm loving all the cards so far, it's great to see so many interpretations of one sketch. Congrats on a great first week of the new blog!

Jill Sarginson said...

WOWZA ... I love the variations on this sketch! The Go Team card is awesome Shari and Allison, I love the hearts!

Very creative and inspirational!!!

Rebekah said...

I love Basic Grey! I love Sketch Support!

heatherk said...

Love the card sketch & your new blog--thanks for the inspiration :)
Great prize give-a-way too!!!

Romantic Living said...

BasicGrey is my favorite paper line. Your new site is fantastic!

Lisa S said...

Beautiful work on the cards, ladies. You are all truly inspiring!!

Lisa S. San Jose, CA

Samantha T. said...

I'm loving Sketch Support! What a great site and great projects!

Creanijn said...

Love the new blog and will try to visit regularly. and maybe try out some of the lovely sketches as well!

Brittney said...

Fabulous giveaway! Love all of the takes on the sketch - as always!

judybob3 said...

LOVE the new Hopscotch collection.........and the cards are awesome too!! :)

LouAnn said...

I'm loving everything I've seen so far. Great cards!

arleigh said...

that's a super sketch! thanks for the inspiration!
-arleigh

Kristina said...

I am LOVING sketch support! Makes me want to scrapbook and make cards every day!!

nanapatty said...

I haven't tried making cards yet but your sketch and the examples are showing me how simple, easy, and gorgeous they can be. Got to try them now!

Janice D-P said...

I am so happy that you've launched your site. Congratulations!

pammc said...

I'm new to the site and love it already. What a bunch of BG goodness!

Steff said...

I'm so in love with this website already! It's wonderful seeing so many variations of the same sketch! Living up to my expectations...perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Sketch Support. Can't wait to see what else you do!

Lori H.

Destiny said...

What an awesome site.Love these card sketches what a great use for all my scraps, Love the variations on the to.

KarlaW said...

It's fun to see how people vary the original sketch. Thanks to all designers for sharing.

April G said...

I have never made or been excited to make cards before this this week. I think I have changed my mind. I'm hooked!

Glynis said...

Its amazing that you manage to come up with so many variations from one sketch!! So many fabulous cards, I feel inspired to create one myself!! TFS :O)

Laura T. said...

Love the new site ... can't wait to get creating. What a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

mustangkayla said...

Oh my! What fabulous cards! Just fabulous!!! This is the best site ever, I', lovin' it!

Brooke Gale said...

Allison, I love how you hand stitch on all of your layouts and cards! It adds such a nice touch. I think I need to try it out...any tips?

Stacy said...

I loves these & this sight! I can't pick a favorite card because they are all so creative.

Karen Fink said...

I am loving Sketch Support!!! Can't wait to see what else is in store.

Catherine Chiarino said...

Wow-very cute cards! They give me lots of inspiration!

Christel said...

Love the sketch and all the different cards everyone has come up with.

COScraps said...

Loving the new site! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

carissaH said...

I am LOVING this new site. Great ideas and great talent!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!

JLC said...

Can't wait to check-out the new website daily for inspiration! Love the anticipation of something new each day!

Jennifer said...

I am so impressed with the variations off one sketch! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love all the examples!
KimPBJ

shelley said...

I love all the cards. Its neat to see how everyone uses the same sketch in diffent ways.

Mandy said...

Great sketch! Love the examples!

CodyandTraci said...

LOVE these. Thanks so much, Traci

Elisabeth said...

I always love seeing what other ladies do with the sketch! they are all really sweet and original. Great giveaway, too!!!!

Jaynne said...

These cards are great! I am always amazed at how one sketch is interpreted is so many cool ways.

Cindy said...

Love the sketches! You are right Allison when you say they sometimes are a jumping point.

KimR said...

Oh my--I am just discovering this site--and I already love what I see! I love using sketches--and these look great!

I really struggle with cards--so I love seein all of the different takes on the same sketch. Thanks for all of the inspiration! (Funny about there not being any rules...I often ask my DH his opinion on things on my layouts. His reply is always, "Let me check the scrapping rule book..." Joking of course!)

beccanay2 said...

Love the card sketch and all the variations! My fav is "in my heart" using BG's Hopscotch...too cute!

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful cards made from the sketch, girls! Love seeing the variety! And... what a wonderful prize to give a way! Would really enjoy that BG stash... thanks for the chance!

jeanae said...

The cards are awesome! So inspirational! and what a great giveaway.
Would love to win this one.

Anonymous said...

Mailyn said...

I don't do many cards, but I can see this sketch as a border on a scrapbook page. Great ideas!

Kelly said...

Love these cards, esp the sports themed one! GREAT card for a boy!

Mary Mullineaux said...

I haven't been this inspired to create in some time. So glad I found your site through 2Ps!

nandmmom said...

I have the books, not sure why I missed the site. This is GREAT!

Ninotschka said...

wow, the prize looks awesome, but the cards are even more better! I love looking at other people's work just to see where their creativity in following a sketch will go...

BeuryS said...

love the cards and thanks so much for the chance to win BG!

Marcia said...

Loving the new website. Thanks for sharing.

scrapbookobsession said...

Those stitched hearts are so stinkin' cute! Thank you for all the inspiration.
~Erika

Peg said...

Amazing idea and beautiful examples. Found you here via today's post at Write, Click, Scrapbook and I'm ssoooooo in! I do both cards and scrapbooking and this seems perfect! Thanks for the chance to win. I love, love, love BG!

JadeCook said...

I have loved every card this week!!! I cannot wait to start on my own!

Stacy Perrus said...

Love the sketch!

suzeyq said...

Loving these cards! Thanks a bunch!

Jennifer said...

Love the new site and all the variations from the same sketch.

Lynsey Nolan said...

I love the cards,I need some inspiration at the moment.

ruth said...

Cute cards!

Scrap Vamp said...

Oh, those cards are beautiful! I agree that sketches allow you a starting point and that each person makes them their own! My favorite is the heart card but I love the stitching on the sport card, too!

ellencee said...

Great new site & sketches!

Anonymous said...

Love the BG collection! I'm so excited about this sketch website! R. Powell

Scrappinwendi said...

Ali, I simply adore your card. I am so so so excited about the new blog and cant wait to see what is next!

Arjanne said...

Great cards! I especially like the one with the hearts, very classy. And I totally love BasicGrey, so I would be superexcited to win this collection!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I just found you--thanks to Tammy T. You are NOW bookmarked for daily watching and learning. Love the giveaway..Just saw this paper and I truly love it and want it. KSH

Lisa said...

I am loving what I am seeing on this site. I love seeing the different angles that each designer has for the same sketch. It is so inspirational and gets my creative juices flowing. Love to be challenged to step outside the box.
By the way... I am in love with this Basic Grey line!!!

Marti said...

Thanks for doing these card sketches! I have never made a card- too scared, for some reason. Ithink I am going to be brave and give it a go! Loving the new site! Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen K. said...

oh my gosh i love that collection! its so colorful which is nice to see in a White Snowy World i currently live it!

KellyG said...

Love this sketch and the examples are awesome!

Erica said...

Great cards! Love all the variations and different themes!

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

Just found this site! LOVE the hearts! The sketch and samples are great.

Audiene said...

Neat site! I am a first time vistor and I am glad I found this place. I will be stopping by more often.

M Salazar said...

Very impressed with all the designs, great ideas!

Kate's Life said...

Just found your site and I love it!!! I am a big sketch user and I am loving seeing all the variations fir each sketch! Great site!

anet said...

Great sketch and love the examples. For not being a card maker, Alison, you did a great job!

Meridy said...

I just found this blog and I love it!!! I'm going to start following right away!

Erica Hettwer said...

Love these cards!!!

LMcBurney said...

I just found your website by following a link from Tammy Tutterow. I learned so much from just today's post alone. I love the combination of sketch, multiple examples, and the explanation of the element changes from the designer. Super helpful for me! I will be back.

Penny{scraps} G said...

It IS a Happy New Year - awesome Sketch Support sided AND free Basic Grey! Wootie woot. Thanks for the amazing FREE ideas and also for the chance to win some BG!

Anonymous said...

Great new site!:)
Thank you again for all the inspiration.

Linda J

Paper Doll said...

I love the new site ... something beautiful every day! Wowza, 120 comments so far!

Michele

debbie susee said...

Love all the cards but the sports themed card is my fave. I would have never thought of using balls for the circles in the sketch. Great idea!

Colleen said...

Love the new site, and while I'm not a card maker, this site may turn me into one. Can't wait to see what the next days will hold!

Tori said...

I am loving your site and can't wait to see how out of the box sketches are used. I LOVE this card sketch and have a great layout in my head dying to get on paper using it as my inpiration. Keep up the GREAT work!

Wendi said...

What a fun site! I love the different ideas based on one sketch! Sometimes it is so hard to look past one idea and see it multiply! Thank you for doing this! Also, thank you for a chance to win my favorite line of paper!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

all so beautiful! thanks for sharing! michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Diane Iversen said...

I think I am really gonna like this new site. Loving all of the variations to the sketches! Everyone is so talented!!

Christa Allgood said...

I love the sports card...I have a hard time creating boy cards and this would be perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoying the new site!! Thanks for all the work put into it. All the variations make it very interesting.

Bev from MN

Katy Q said...

Shari your cards are great, I love the website.

Tamra said...

I started using the sketches recently and I am loving them. Can't wait to see who wins.

Adventures In Alice Land said...

The cards are so great! My fav has to be the hearts! Beautiful work. And yes, I'd love to win BasicGrey Hopscotch! Who wouldn't want all this gorgeous paper delights!

Merri Lynn said...

What a wonderful, great and very helpful idea you have had. I know I will enjoy all that you and the "team" have to show us in the future (since I have already really liked what I have seen) Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!

Aphra said...

Love the sketch and all three of today's cards....my FAVORITES so far! What an amazing giveaway, too. Thanks for the chance. :)

mimisimon said...

Love the sketch. That giveaway is very awesome.

Catherine Schroeder said...

Great sketch! Those are fabulous examples! And I love Basic Grey! Awesome prize! :D

Cynthia B. said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love Shari's sports-themed one, although I'd probably pick out Alison's lovely heart card quicker to give to a girlfriend. TFS!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards ladies! Love the new site and this is a really fun sketch!

Suzann said...

Just love the site and such inspiration!!!

Suzann

Lisa G. said...
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Suzanna said...

Shari and Allison your cards are fantastic and so incredibly inspirational!

Brittany said...

I'm so excited about this new site. I have all of your sketchbooks so far so I will be getting a LOT of use from this place! Thank you!!

Lisa G. said...

Lovely cards! Great giveaway!
Can't wait to see what tomorrow holds!

NanaBeth said...

I came here from Tammy Tutterow's blog and I've added your blog to my daily go to list. I really appreciate how you explain all the different takes on the same sketch. I learned a lot of useful information in one short visit-thank you!

wendy said...

I'm loving your new sketch support site! It just amazes me all the different ways people can interpret one sketch!

Anonymous said...

Love the website - love the card sketches! Thanks for all your inspiration.
- Heather B

Elizabeth said...

Those cards are all amazing! Makes me wanna go out and make some! And of course love me some BG! ;)

Tammy said...

I love the cards, what a versatile sketch! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas to sew clothes and home decor, but I may have to try to use it on some scrapbook projects, I really like how it looks!

Melanie said...

Great sketch and cards! Love the prize too :)

Yvonne said...

Great Sketch. My favorite is the hearts.

Christine said...

great sketch & awesome giveaway!

dawn said...

My computer isn't working right so I had to wait till today to catch up here. I love love all these cards. The dream team this week has done an amazing job with these cards. It's so neat seeing so many projects everyday instead of just one, so much more fun. I love love the giveaway and love the colors of it. Thanks for everything this week.

Carol C said...

This is the first time I have visited this site. I would love for a chance to win this kit. It looks like lots of fun!!

tape said...

Awesome cards - I'm inspired!

craftychick said...

found you thru scrapfriendzy and love your site!! love all the takes on a sketch and your heart card is adorable!!!
TY!

AmyInKy said...

All of these cards make me want to make some. And, I rarely make cards!

Sherri Thompson said...

I love how you changed up the sketch a bit by adding the banner-I am loving banners right now! Thanks for a chance to win, too-great giveaway. Love me some Basic Grey! :)

Joy said...

Love this sketch and the card examples have my ideas flowing! Thanks for the chance to win some Basic Grey!

Dr. J said...

What great sketches. I will be back often for sure for some inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

Megan B said...

I'm loving all the different card looks that have been created from the one sketch!

Ann said...

I love working with sketches for layouts, but find it harder to use a sketch for a card, for some reason - maybe because I tend to stamp on cards, rather than make scrappy style cards? Not sure. Anyway, this week has been fun watching everyone work with your sketch.

Linda E said...

I just found your blog and love the sketches. I will definitely be a return visitor. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

Penny Peck said...

I really enjoy making cards and you have provided sooooooooooo many great ideas! Thanks bunches!

TerriB said...

I love the new site and all of the variations on one sketch. It is nice to see all of the different options that one sketch can provide.

Linda said...

Absolutely LOVE this blog and your sketches!

Janelle H. said...

Really love having Sketch Week every day!!! I can't believe how many variations from one card sketch. It's awesome!

Michele Mc said...

Just when I think I can't be any more amazed at the level of creativity out there..... Wow! I'm blown away. All of the cards are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Love all the interpretations from sketches. Thanks Tammy for directing me to this site. I've put in in my fav's.
FL-Cindy

jodi said...

What a great collection. I could make some fabulous cards with this.

Janet said...

I love love love Basic Grey's designs. I bought so much years ago that I'm still using paper from 2008! Would love some of the newer designs.
Janet

Veronica said...

All of these cards are great, I might have to make one myself! Basic Grey is one of my fav's!!

Peggy said...

I just found your blog from Tammy Tutterow's blog. Wonderful sketches and projects. God bless, Peggy Allen

Jean said...

Congrats on such a wonderful start! I just love seeing what is posted each day and how each card it derived from the sketch! Thanks for such great inspiration! And for a chance to win!

Kary said...

I am loving the new sketch site.Very impressed with all the designs, great ideas! GBY!
Kary

scrapmom said...

I love BG! Looks like a great collection! Love the new sketch site!

Miranda said...

Loving the new site!!

Anonymous said...

Love this site.great job
Christine D

Corbi said...

I'm enjoying the new Sketch Support - thanks for the inspiration!

Chris said...

Love the sketch!! I must try it!!!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

WOW!!! These cards are FANTABULOUS!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

so many possibilities with this card sketch! Love all the samples that are posted!

Laura
from MS

Wendy Crowe said...

Love the new site! So glad I found you and can play along! What a great way to start off the year!

Pam said...

awww BG continues to give us beautiful papers ... (some of us just can't convert to digital :-O

Stephanie G. said...

Love looking at the designers' variations of the sketch! So glad you're including card sketches.

Kathy Skou said...

Allison, LOVE the heart card and LOVE the BG collection!

Inkerbelle said...

I am enjoying this blog so much, it's just the jumpstart my creative juices need. The sample cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing them.

Robin W. said...

Love this new site, the card sketch, and this Basic Grey collection! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Amy from KC said...

The new sight is so much fun! It is great seeing all of the cards from different designers this week.

capturinglifesart said...

I love sketches and am very excited about this new site. I love seeing the work of all of the different designers.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Congratulations on the first Card Week! So much fun already! Best of luck with the new site and can't wait to see all the exciting things you have planned!

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