Sunday, May 1, 2011

Card Sketch #6, May Guest Designer, and National Scrapbook Day


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

I'm going to be completely honest here. I almost didn't use this sketch. While I loved it, I was afraid since it is so specific, that we would have a card week full of cards that all looked exactly the same. I am proud to say, the creative team proved me wrong! Over this week you'll see several different ways to construct this sun design and will see how fun this card sketch can be!

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May Guest Designer - Angela Ploegman

Angela Ploegman is a midwest scrapper who started scrapbooking in 1999 when she moved to Iowa. She has been published in a variety of idea books and magazines including Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Simply Handmade, Stamping, Scrapbooking and Stationary (Hobby Lobby), Memory Makers and Scrapbooking Memories. Angela is a current member of both the Reminisce and Xyron design teams. She is married with two wonderful children and enjoys showing others how to create quick, easy and attractive paper projects. In addition to scrapbooking, she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling and taking pictures.

Come by and visit me anytime at my blog at

You are going to love Angela's projects! We look forward to sharing them with you and are so happy to have Angela working with our sketches this month.

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National Scrapbook Day - Saturday, May 7

Of course we are going to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! Here's what you find at Sketch Support on Saturday, May 7:

• a fun "scavenger hunt" blog hop with our Creative Team
• a bonus sketch
• a big giveaway
But we aren't stopping there! We love National Scrapbook Day and this hobby so much that we are going to celebrate it all month with several bonus sketches posted every Friday for the month of May. 

With almost every sketch we post here at Sketch Support we also share a project that uses the sketch for a different purpose. Like a layout from a card sketch, a two-page layout from a one-page sketch, a card from a two-page sketch, etc. We are going to follow that trend with the bonus sketches. The bonus sketches are all going to be based off the regular sketches for May. You'll see a one-page sketch based on a card sketch, a two-page sketch based on an add-on sketch, and many more! 

This month we'll be sharing 11 sketches total instead of the usual four! It's going to be a month full of sketches, projects, and fun! 


Scrapthat said...

Sounds Super fabulous Ali! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Angela is from my area. I have seen her work up close and personal. She is a very talented lady-a good choice! Can't wait to see what you all do with the new sketch. Sounds like a fun week with all the extra goodies and ideas you have planned. Love your blog and check it daily. I have used several sketches for some layouts of my own. thank you for making it easy and fun! ksh

COScraps said...

Yeah! Sounds like it's going to be a great month.Can't wait to see all you have in store for us. I am glad you kept this sketch I like it and am excited to see what everyone comes up with. I may just have to go make a card I feel inspired just form the sketch! Looking forward to a fun month!

Sue Bone said...

Oh my, can't wait for all those sketches. Our NSD crop is a weekend later this year so I'm thinking we might incorporate a few sketch based challenges as all the girls love your sketches.

dawn said...

Hooray for NSD, it's my favorite day of the year almost. This might be the first one that I miss, sadly. I usually scrap all day and my hubby takes the kids out for me. This year though hubby has to work and the kids have activities planned. Still going to hope to do some scrapping. Thanks so much Allison for making it a fun day and a fun MONTH for us. Can't wait to see all the extra's.

Welcome Angela, looking forward to seeing your projects.

angela ploegman said...

Thanks girlies!! Waving to Kristy across the city!! I'm super excited to be playing along with the crew at Sketch Support this month!!