May 3, 2013

3rd Annual Creative Crop & a Giveaway!!

Tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day!!  If you don't have any plans yet, I'd like to invite you to join me along with nine other teachers from Big Picture Classes for a 10 hour FREE crop.  You can register here, or by clicking on the image above.

So what is the Creative Crop 2013?
10 hours of free scrapbooking challenges, prizes, chats, and more!  Every hour on the hour, for 10 straight hours there will be a new scrapbooking challenge that will inspire you to create, stretch, grow, and play. Throughout the day, you'll also have the opportunity to live chat with industry experts, amazing prize giveaways from the event sponsors, and constant inspiration and interaction!  The fun starts May 4th, 2013 at: 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central / 1pm Eastern

I'm going to be in the chat room from 1:00-1:30 pm PST and I hope to see you there!!

In honor of the big day, I have one spot to give away in Lisa Day's upcoming class 28 Days of Sketches: Round 2.

Here is a little more about the class:

Lisa Day is back with another round of 28 sketches—again! 28 Days of Sketches: Round 2 delighted nearly 400 scrapbookers last summer, and this is your chance to get in on the action.

In this daily email class, you'll receive a new 12" x 12" sketch every day for 28 days, each accompanied by a layout from Lisa and a layout or card from one of eight fabulous guest stars! In addition, you will see each sketch adapted to a double-page layout and an 8 1/2" x 11" sketch.
There are 60 exclusive projects in all to inspire you to create beautiful layouts and cards quickly. All this means MORE inspiration and MORE ideas of how to make a sketch work for you!

I was asked to be a contributor to the class along with these amazingly talented scrapbookers.


Lisa was a contributor to my new eBook, Stretch Your Sketches 2.  While our sketch styles are very different, we both believe the same things about them:  sketches provide a foundation for your creative process.  They are not meant to limit or control your creativity, rather they give you the freedom to focus on other aspects of the scrapbooking process such as product choice, color, techniques and storytelling.

If you want a chance to enter this giveaway leave a comment telling me what you love about sketches.  When you comment, please be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.  Comments for this giveaway will remain open until Monday, May 6th, 11:59 pm PST.  I will select a winner at random and they will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Happy Friday!


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  2. I love sketches because I' m "spatially challenged" ;) and it gives me the kick start I need to get the photos & supplies I've chosen onto the page fast!

  3. Looking forward to NSD not long to go now until the 1st challenge. Thanks for a chance to win a place on class. noseycritters(at)


  4. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I have grown to love sketches. They take a lot of the work out of scrapbooking but also allow me to be as creative as I want to be. It is fun to turn them around and use them again or flip them or whatever. So many great idea!

  6. Without a sketch I spend so much time "shuffling everything around the page and taking hours to get the page done - a sketch helps me get my page done sooooo much faster ..... and it looks so much better.
    Thanks Donna for a great half hour at Scrapbook Day !

  7. I love sketches because they Speed up my scrapbooking and I can fit more Pictures on my layout.
    Thanks for your time in the Chat and this great giveaway.
    Greetings from Germany

    bastel.antje at

  8. Thank you! My problem is looking at a blank page. I am a "copier", with my own twist on things. I have not scrapped in a while, as I have been drawn into art journals. I DO want to scrap while I'm off in the summer.

  9. thank you for the chance to win a spot in this great class!

  10. I love using sketches as a kick start to my pages. There are so many ways that you can put the different elements together from the one design. It gives me more time to focus on my journalling and write the story. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class it looks fab.

  11. I love sketches... as a slow scrapper, I love anything that helps get my creativity moving.

  12. I got your two ebooks and LOVE them !

    1. Thank you! I wrote them with the purpose of being practical guides for using sketches so I hope you continue to enjoy them and get lots of use out of them! =)

  13. I am learning to love scrapbooking sketches. I find I have an easier time with them the fewer photos there are, so one of my goals is to start working with sketches with more photos. Thanks so much for the chance to win!


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