Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15th Challenge

Hello and welcome to our second challenge of March. Please take the time to read the How We Work section as I have made some changes to the rules of SWC. And without further ado, the sketch and color combo...

Now that you have the challenge, let's check out the great inspiration our Design Team has for you!

Don't forget to get your projects uploaded by March 30th to be eligible for the random prize drawing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Design Team Call

We are hoping to expand our Design Team and are looking for an undetermined number of talented and committed scrapbookers to join us.

What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • Complete 2 layouts per month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance)
  • Be able to take clear photos in good lighting
  • Comment on ALL participant entries
  • Commit to a 6 month term (Beginning of May through the end of October)
  • Have a Facebook account (this is how we keep our DT informed) and be active in the DT Facebook group
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge with your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Sketches With Color blog
To apply please email us the following:
  • Design Team Call in the subject line
  • Your name
  • Link to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • 3 projects that best represent your style. One of these layouts must be from the below sketch:

Please feel free (in fact we ecourage you) to post your submitted layout as well as information about this Design Team call on your blog...we would love to get the word out there!

We are accepting applications through April 5th. New design team members will be notified by April 8th and the first reveal will be May 1st.
Your application may be sent to 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Let Me Introduce Myself...

Hello everyone! Jenessa here. Although I will not officially be taking over the administrative duties of Sketches With Color until April 1st (as I am still consumed with unpacking and settling into our new home after our recent move from Southern California to Dallas, Texas) I wanted to take the time to introduce myself.

I first discovered scrapbooking in 1995, and I made my first album using construction paper and rubber absolute archival disaster! Fast forward to the present, and I've become quite passionate about this constantly evolving art form. Having always endeavored in arts & crafts such as drawing, painting and counted cross stitch, paper crafting has been such a natural progression for me. My husband has been incredibly supportive of my hobby obsession by allowing me to utilize half of our spacious family room as my own personal crafting area as well as hanging out with our kids when I need some creative therapy.

I serve on several Designs Teams...Let's Get Sketchy!, S.W.A.T., All About A Boy, and of course Sketches With Color where I have been the resident cardmaker. I also design sketches for Colorful Creations and Let's Get Sketchy!

Not only am I in love with the many aspects of paper crafting...scrapbooking, cardmaking and altered art...but I have to say I LOVE color!  For the most part it's what attracts me to art (and well fashion too!). I either choose the papers to revolve around the colors in my photos or if I find papers that I really love with no coordinating photos, I will print them out in black & white just to be able to use the desired paper. I've even been known to stage my kids in particular outfits just so they will coordinate with the paper I want to use lol.

So basically when I was offered the opportunity to take over SWC, I could not have been more delighted, as this challenge blog focuses on two of my biggest passions. I hope that you will continue to find inspiration in our bi-monthly color-focused sketches. I look forward to seeing what all of you create!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1st- Color Plus Challenge

Hello everyone, welcome to our March 1st Challenge.  Your challenge is to create a layout using the following:
(color combo + sketch + border punch)
Upload your layouts below.  Thanks!

Check out our DT inspired projects!

Guest Designer Brandi Matos