Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenge #109 -- Layout Sketch

I can't believe that we are already into the month of March. Time really is going by fast. But I must admit, I like it that way. I know it will eventually feel like my life is dragging. But for now, I am going to enjoy the fast pace of things.

With a new month brings new changes here at the Sketches! {by tamara} blog. We are starting our Guest Designer Spot. So today, we will be our first Guest Designer of 2010. And don't forget, you too can be a Guest Designer. Every month, we will be holding a Guest Designer Challenge. And I will randomly choose four people to be Guest Designers for that Month. It is not too late to try for the March Guest Designer Spot. The deadline is tonight, Tuesday at Midnight. I will be doing a random draw Wednesday Morning and will contact the winners via email directly after that.

Our Guest Designer for today is Vanessa Haynes. I chose Vanessa because she was the first person to upload a page on the Facebook Fan Page. You can get to know Vanessa and see her AMAZING layout below.

Don't forget, we are also now on Facebook. You can see bonus Sketches and Challenges each month there.

This week, we our featuring a multi-photo Layout Sketch. You really have to see what the Design Team came up with. Without a doubt, Fabulous!

If you decide to use the sketch, we would love to see your layout. Just link it up in the comment section here on the blog. Or, head on over to the Sketches! {by tamara} Fan Page on Facebook, and upload it there.

Hope you all have a great week!












Guest Designer: Vanessa Haynes

Hi there :) My name is Vanessa, or Nessa, and I live on the beautiful Oregon coast with my husband, our 3 kids and 7 cats and dogs (I'm a sucker for a homeless animal!). We live in a darling tiny town with tons of opportunity for picture taking! I've been scrapping since my oldest daughter was a baby 14 years ago, but really got into it four years ago when I was home and not able to drive while pregnant with my 3 year old. I discovered all the beautiful paper manufacturers and that was the end of that! I really never had a crafty bone in my body up until then.... can't draw a stick figure to save my life. I love making layouts, cards, and mini albums. My most recent passion is altering and I've filled most of the rooms in my home with altered items! Paper crafting is my main hobby, but I also love to wander around the coast and am obsessed with baseball, specifically the Chicago Cubs. I'm a fanatic and haven't missed a game on TV in years! All of our pets also have special Cubs names. Go Cubs Go! :) I also have an Etsy store where I sell mini albums and tags, and am currently working on new lines of handmade embellishments.

Thanks Tamara for this wonderful sketch! It produced my very favorite layout which is now hanging in my home!

My Blog: http://onescraftylady.blogspot.com/
My Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScraftyPaperLady


Janine Rachau said...

Fun sketch! Awesome variety! Congrats Vanessa, Your page is gorgeous!

Joanie said...

What stunning layouts from the DT! YOu ladies "Rocked" that Sketch!
I really enjoyed this sketch...thanks Tamara!
Congrats Vanessa! LOVE your page...the details are beautiful!
(Chicago Cubs fan here!)

Jo Hooper said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jo Hooper said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jo Hooper said...

maybe 3rd time lucky if not my full blog address is below, sorry to mess up so many times LOL.

Jo’s entry is here!

Full blog if not


~Christina~ said...

Congratulations Vanessa!! I have not scrapped in months and you are inspiring me to get back to it! Great sketch challenge as well!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Here is mine! http://teenabugg.blogspot.com/2010/03/couple-of-challenge-los-promo-and-pix.html

Julia said...

I thought this was a great sketch and had to have ago at it. It is on my blog here.


Momma Bird said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I haven't scrapped in YEARS! These are wonderful!