Friday, August 2, 2013

July Winner & Favorite

Congratulations to Amanda S!

You are our randomly chosen winner for the month of July.

Please contact me at with your mailing info so that I can get your prize out to you.  Thanks for playing along with us at SWC!

Congratulations to Dani Cristina!

Your layout was chosen as "favorite" for the month of July. Thank you for participating in both the sketch and color challenge!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 1st Challenge

Welcome to Sketches With Color! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in July. Are you ready for a new sketch? Don't forget about the changes we made effective July 1st...there is now a single challenge posted each month. And the color palette is no longer a requirement for submissions. However, using it in conjunction with the sketch will gain an additional entry for the prize.

Here is the sketch for the month of August (required)...

And the color palette (optional)...

August Guest Designer

Stacia Brandt

Hi!! My name is Stacia Brandt and I am excited to be Guest Designing this month for Sketches With Color. I’m the mother of 2 children, Alyson, age 10 and Rilen, age 8 months. Currently, I’m a SAHM. I love being home with my children and watching them growing. We also have a Pitbull named Roxy.
I’ve been scrapbooking since 2002 while I was pregnant with my daughter. I had previously been an avid cross-stitcher. While pregnant, I had a lot of pain in my wrists and fingers and couldn’t hold a needle….But, I found that I could scrapbook. This was back when there was nothing available but paper and stickers; and I immediately fell in love with the hobby. Here I am, 11 years later, still scrapping away.
I’ve been a member of 5 design teams and have recently started my own blog challenge. I’ve been published in Scrapbook News and Review and will have a layout featured in the November/December issue of Creating Keepsakes. I also have ventured into the world of Etsy by opening my own shop and having my own scrapbook service website.
I hope that you enjoy the layouts I have created for this month’s challenges. I enjoyed working with the sketches and hope that you will be inspired by my pages!

And here's what Stacia did with our sketch and palette...

And here is what our designers came up with...


You have the entire month of August to submit your layout or other project. Don't forget that to be eligible for the randomly chosen prize, you must use the sketch and have a U.S. mailing address. For a second entry in the drawing you can use the color palette with the sketch on the same layout or project.