Friday, September 19, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch #91

Hello everyone! This is Audrey and I am hijacking this post! :)

As you know, we post sketches on the 1st and 3rd Fridays.  We are going to be featuring a guest sketch artist on the 3rd Friday each month to give you some different perspectives on sketches and try to mix up styles and design a bit.  A few months ago, I asked Nadine (who has been on the sketch team for a while) to take over coordinating the sketch blog.  She is doing just an awesome job, so I thought it was only fitting she be our first featured designer!

Be sure to visit her at her blog:

And let's get to know her a bit better:

A little about me: My name is Nadine, I am a stay at home mom of an 8 yr. old (almost 9 yr. old) daughter and I also have a 19 yr. old son who is away at college right now in Washington. My husband, and our 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and I all moved to Texas from Nevada about 4 years ago. Before moving to Texas I owned my own business as a hairstylist and I was also a part owner to a local scrapbook store. I'm really not used to having so much time on my hands now that I am a stay at home mom and sometimes start to feel a little stir crazy. Scrapping really helps me keep my I do really love having the extra time to spend with my family now and also having more time to play with all my scrappy stuff! 

My scrapbooking background: I have been scrapbooking for about 17 years now with 12 x 12 layouts and cards being my favorite things to create. Every since I was a kid I always kept everything and either taped with scotch tape (bad idea) or glued it into some kind of a scrapbook. I made my 1st "real" scrapbook (with lots of stickers and matted everything) when my son was just a toddler because I wanted a way to document his first years of life. My hubby got me a Cricut for Christmas and shortly after that I started making cards and selling them in the hair salon that I owned. One of the manicurists that worked for me told a LSS about me and they called me asking if I would like to teach classes on how to make cards and on how to use the Cricut. I had never taught anything before and really didn't think I was good enough to do it but I went to the store and showed them my work and about a year later I was a part owner and taught about 90% of all the classes. Then a few years after that I discovered online scrapping and made the 1st design team I ever tried out for and then became the advertising and sponsor coordinator for the store and forum. I really just work better when I have too much to do!!

My sketch making process: I have always had a secret infatuation with computers... shhhh, don't tell my husband! lol During my earlier stages of scrapbooking I discovered sketches and I really loved using them to help get me started, even though my pages very seldom ever looked like the sketch when I was done. Then one day for no particular reason and since I have this thing for computers and this really cool Adobe Creative Suites Program I decided to try and make my own sketch. It was kinda fun! So I just started to make and use my own sketches. I make all my sketches with no particular picture or layout in mind, I just create.

My 5 favorite products/tools right now: Hmmm, anything messy! I cant live without Gesso, Modeling Paste, mists, paints and my ATG. A page just isn't complete to me without some kind of a mist or paint on it. :)

Okay, I have rambled on long enough! Here is my 1st sketch for My Scraps and More Sketches and our ever so talented design teams take on it!


Don't forget to link up your pages in the September Link Up area in the sidebar. You have until midnight Sept. 30 to upload your pages for a chance to win this months super fun prize from the My Scraps & More Store. We would also love to see your pages added to our new Flickr Gallery!


  1. Loving the sketch and what everyone created!!!!!

  2. This was such a fun sketch to play with.
    Beautiful layouts ladies!

  3. Great sketch and fun to learn about more about the DT. Yay Janessa, Go Cards is right, I'm a huge Cards fan! :)

  4. I get to finally sit down and pay with paper today do thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Woohoo Nadine! Love the sketch and all of the inspiration!


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