January Sketches

January 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Challenges

This is the first month of our new challenge format where we will be posting a card, single page, and double page sketch for you to work with the entire month. You can upload one creation for each of the sketches for up to three entries. One lucky person will be drawn from the entries to win a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Express store. In order to have a monthly winner, there will need to be at least ten entries. The winner will be announced on the first of each month when the new challenge is issued.

January’s sketches are brought to you compliments of  Becky Fleck and PageMaps .

First up is the card sketch. I loved all the layering and the banner…I never get tired of banners.

I chose this sketch for the single page sketch. I liked the clean simple lines and the space for two photos.

Finally, for the double page sketch I thought this one would be great for those of you wanted to do a December Scrap Your Year layout. There is room for lots of little photos of your holiday adventures. While it is a 8-1/2″x11″ sketch, it can easily be stretched into 12″x12″ format. That leaves you room for more or larger photos.

I decided to use the single page sketch for my first project this month.

Bo Bunny Press Powder Mountain
Flakes 12×12 Paper
Stripe 12×12 Paper
Combo Stickers
Denim Blue Bouquet Blossoms
Queen & Co. Rhinestone Snowflake
Rnager Distress Ink: Pumice Stone

The challenge: Create a card, single page, or double page layout for each of the sketches above. You can only submit one creation for each sketch, for up to three entries for the month, and it must be the same type of project for which the sketch was designed (i.e., card for card sketch).


Participants must register in the Scrapbook Express forums and gallery. It is free. If you haven’t already registered please remember it might take up to a day to be approved. Participants should upload their projects into the “Blog Contest” section in the gallery. Please title your project with the month of the current challenge and the sketch you are entering. (i.e., January double page sketch)

Projects must be new for this challenge. Projects cannot be combined with any other Scrapbook Express blog challenge. By submitting to the challenge, participants give the right to the Scrapbook Express Blog team to post pictures of their entries on the winning announcement post.

Participants will have until the last day of the month at midnight MST (January 31st for this month) to upload entries for the current month. In order for a gift certificate to be given, there must be at least 10 different entries for the month. Happy scrapping!

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