March 21, 2010

Sketchbook Class Giveaway




Want to win this amazing sketch class led by Kelly Purkey?

Just leave a comment here letting us know if you've ever created a layout based on a sketch.

Winner will be chosen Monday, March 22.

Class Information:

Sketchbook is a 12 day class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. Beginning on March 29th to April 9th, a PDF will be delivered to your inbox each morning so you can work at your own pace. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 sketches and over 30 example layouts. For each of the sketches you'll be receiving an example layout from Kelly Purkey, along with one or more example from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team.

All of the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else! Sketchbook will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website.

To register or see more sneaks, please visit Kelly's blog.

ETA: Winner:
Sabrina L said...

I never have...isn't that horrible? I usually just scrap-lift...so I need to branch out more!

March 21, 2010 1:57 PM


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summer said...

I'm a guilt scrap lifter, I'm just starting so I live for sketches and well done pages that I can make my own- while I'm figuring out my own style. It makes it easier to focus on the journaling and the images, halleluja for sketches

*~Annette~* said...

I've seen sooo many positives about this class, if I don't win, I may just sign up anyway! I *heart* sketches. When I am sitting down to scrapbook, I usually pull out my binder full of sketches and also a current magazine with inspiration! :-) LOVE using sketches all the time!

Asil said...

I love using sketches when I scrapbook, they make it so much easier to get started if I'm stuck! :)

Erin said...

I love sketches when my mojo is lacking. Looks like a fun class!

Sophia said...

I sure do, love sketches...great for inspiration!!!

jediflame said...

I think a better question is have I ever created a layout without a sketch. LOL!! I can't seem to scrap without them.

Ally said...

Hah! Have I ever used a sketch? That's like asking if I create layouts on cardstock!

JoannaRuns said...

Oh man, sometimes a sketch is just what I need to get into a page. I've definitely used them, even the Sunday Sketch a few times!

Gioconda said...

I have. I used up Becky Higgins sketches book when it first came out. It really helped me get layouts done quick. And I always put my own ideas into the sketch, just for fun.

rmeyfe said...

Sounds like a great class!!

cortaline said...

Waouuuuuuuuuhhh ... I want it!!! ... all my layouts are based on a sketch ... it's very important for me ... Merci La Biz La Delf

Miss Violet said...

I'm completely new to all this, so I'd love to take this class. :)

Jennifer Larson said...

tarted using sketches again--I used them a lot when I first started scrapping 9 years ago.

becky said...

i never used to, but now my LSS is doing a sketch contest each month, so i am at least trying those...

Sue said...

I love sketches! So flexible, so reusable. By turning any sketch 90 degrees you get a different layout. So much fun!

Astrid said...

Yeah I love sketches, especially the SC sunday sketches, try to do them every week!

Mia C. said...

Yep I've used a sketch or two! I'd love to win a space in the class.

Angèle said...

Yes! I love to work with sketches and I want to thank you for the chance to win this class!

Heidi said...

of course i've created layouts based on sketches!!! i'm the co-founder of sketchy thursdays!!!!! woohoo! but i use any sketches that tickle my fancy. the layout of a page is my hardest scrapping obstacle so i take all the help i can get!

Lena said...

I love sketches.
And I often scrap with them.

Maya said...

I use sketches all the time when I scrapbook. It's so much easier to get started.

Brittney said...

I love sketches; they're pretty much how I get started on every layout!

Malinda Andrew said...

yes i have! I LOVE using sketches! sometimes it's just what you need to get your page going in the right direction!

Joannr Walton said...

I am absolutely sketch dependant, love them, bring it on

Sabrina L said...

I never have...isn't that horrible? I usually just scrap-lift...so I need to branch out more!

ashacpatel said...

I am an avid card stamper/maker that has recently started scrapping. I love using sketches to boost my ideas and help me when I'm in a creative rut!

Jenny said...

I love using sketches! Using them makes it easy to focus my creative juices on the story I'm trying to tell.

Joanne Walton said...

I lurve sketches, bring it on

Sandy said...

I love to use sketches!!! Takes away the guilt of scraplifting...LOL

Kiera said...

Absolutely! They are a great starting point...or even a complete point if the mojo just isn't happening!
Sounds like an awesome class.

Hanna Long said...

I would love to win a spot in the class.

Briana said...

I love using sketches, they are so great to get your inspiration going!

Doreen K said...

I really enjoy looking at sketches for scrapbooking and would love some new ideas.

Patricia said...

I love sketches and use them most times to help jump start my layouts! Love them!

Fiorella said...

Sketches are so helpful when I am short of inspiration! This class looks interesting!!!!

Jennifer said...

Yes, I've done some pages from sketches... I love the idea and have started my own sketch 'book' of sketches I've found. Unfortunately, I need 'samples' to help get me going, as I just can't get my supplies out and get it done. Hoping to keep improving so I'll get there one day!

~Jennifer in Vancouver WA

cannycrafter said...

This would jusr be so cool!!

DAnett said...

I like using sketches. It is a good inspiration for me :)Wooohh it sound like a great class! :))

Nadine said...

I usually like to rely on sketches
for a layout inspiration ;)

Keely Yowler said...

I love sketches! They are so much fun and provide tons of inspiration for my projects.

AlissaG said...

I use sketches to jump my creativity all the time!

Shirley said...

I love using sketches as a starting point but my finished layout rarely looks like the orignial sketch. Sounds like a great class!

Amy said...

I have never used a sketch to create a layout before. It is something that I have always wanted to try. I guess is just intimidates me a little bit - lol

Stéphanie said...

I love sketches...So fun, so inspiration... Thank you

{s}crap happens! said...

ive only recently started using sketches and i love them :0)

Susan said...

I've used card sketches, and scrap lift for layouts! =D

Michelle Wooderson said...

Yes, I've used tons of sketches. I started out using Becky HIggins' sketches and now I use sketches from blogs, CK magazine, etc. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm dying to take this class!

Giselle said...

Yes, I've used sketches & it's great to look through them to get ideas flowing.

PamS said...

I do use sketches part of the time. Sometimes you just sit there with photos and paper in front of you and you just have no idea what to do. That is where sketches really help.

Jennifer said...

My first ever sketch-based layout was for a Studio Calico challenge and I loved it! Made the process so much easier, faster and with awesome-looking results! :)

Genhen said...

Sketches are so great. Especially at time when I can't get my creative mojo flowing.

homedotmade said...

I love sketches! And the Studio Calico design team is so talented--I can't wait to see what they've come up with for this class.

Þorbjörg said...

I love using sketches, they inspire you to do something different every time. You focus on different things when you're not designing as you scrap, even though that is fun to :)

*JEM* said...

If it weren't for sketches I wouldn't have scrapbooks.

jessical50 at hotmail dot com

lapenelopedu54 said...

hello,
I'm a french girl who loves sketchs

Carole said...

I love sketches - love the different ideas when I am lacking creativity - gets my MOJO back !!

Solblomst said...

I love sketches. I love to work with them.

jill said...

Scraplifting is the only way i get anything done these days, love you guys!

Beth said...

I love sketches! I especially use them if I am feeling a bit out of creative sorts...it really helps jump start a layout if I don't have to think too hard about the design.

Kathy said...

I love sketches especially when I'm stuck

Kathy said...

I love sketches especially when I'm stuck

Sue said...

Sketches are great to use...love the inspiration and they force me to think outside of my comfort zone sometimes :)

Suzy Girl said...

I don't usually!

Sarah said...

A good sketch gives the ol' mojo a kick in the butt! I've used one on many occasions! :)

Rebecca said...

I love sketches - I use them fairly often. Thank you very much for the chance!!

Leah said...

I love sketches...especially the sunday sketches here! thanks for the chance to win!

TracyG said...

I've recently discovered Studio Calico, so I'm very excited to take this class. I need inspiration to get back to scrapbooking. About a year ago, I "discovered" cardmaking and rubber stamps, and I've neglected my scrapbooks. The sneak peeks are very enticing. I've never done work from sketches, but I'm anxious to get a kick-start on my scrapbooks. My ultimate goal is to be able to combine stamping, scrapping, altered art and cardmaking and work on them interchangeably. Here's to inspiration! Looking forward to the class - thank you!

MARISA said...

I love using sketches! I think it is a great source of inspiration especially when I am feeling "blah." The interesting thing is that most of the time the finished product looks a lot different, which I love!

Cornelia said...

I´d really like to win this faboulous prize! I really love sketches and it always inspire me to create from sketches!

I live in Sweden and hope it´s ok?

linda said...

I do use sketches ! but I thinck I am more a scraplifter !!!!!
hello from France (cote d'azur )

kalck67 said...

J'adore !!!
je veux moi !!! quoi de mieux pour faire de nouvelles pages sensationnelles ????

amberlee said...

I have used sketches in the past. I tend to start with them to kick start my scrapping and then veer wildly off course!

fl_connie said...

This would be an awesome class to win! I do uses sketches for many of my layouts.

Summer Braxton said...

Yes yes yes!! I almost ALWAYS use a sketch. I feel much more confident when I do.

Carol said...

I love looking at sketches, and the layouts based on sketches - but I have yet to just jump into this hobby and I guess actually using the sketch (not always just looking) is a great way to begin.

dwnoce said...

I sure do, love sketches

ShellyJ said...

I always use sketches :) sometimes I use other peoples and sometimes I create my own ... love 'em!

Ann said...

I love sketches. I use them more and more, the longer I have been scrapping. They are so inspiring to me; and flexible too. I can either "copy" verbatim or just use a small part of it. It is most inspiring to me because although I can do a layout without a sketch, I prefer not to. And I could NEVER come up with drawings of sketches on my own.

Renata Pacheco said...

Yes!! I always create layouts based on sketches! I think it's the best way to start a new layout! I'd love to win this class, I love Kelli's work! Thank you for the chance!

tccba said...

I have never used a sketch! I have been inspired by layouts, but I always twist them into my own spin. I would like to challenge myself to actually use sketches and see what happens.

Christine

judyc said...

Of course ! Sometimes I have to have a sketch to get my page going, even if I abandon it along the way. Would love to win this class.

Scrapamum said...

I love sketches. I don't usually copy them but I do turn to them for glorious inspiration. They always save me when I'm in a rut!

Melinda M. said...

I love sketches!

Cathy said...

I love sketches, especially some I have found on Page Maps. I try to bring a few with me, where ever I'm cropping.

Chris said...

i use sketches ALL the time. i'm not about re-inventing the wheel, i'm about getting my photos into albums!!

thanks for the opportunity!

Kim said...

I LIVE by sketches. Even if my end layout doesn't look exactly like it, at least I had something to inspire me and get me going....a little push. Sketches are a great thing!!!

peanut63 said...

i would love to learn this

Lou Spiden said...

I would love to win this class to get my mojo back - it's sadly been gone for several months.

Lou

Dorans said...

Yes, I scraplift all the time. I love checking your site for beautiful designs. Thanks!

nanns01 said...

Hi. My name is Nancy and I'm a sketch addict. There, I've said it! I would love to participate in this class. It is just my kind of thing. Plus all the great talent from SC...sounds like a win/win to me!

lindam said...

I love SC's Sunday Sketch challenges, so Yes! I use sketches! I'm going to take a peak at the class now...

thecozyfarmhouse said...

I do use sketches every so often, especially if I'm in a real pinch. But then again, creating my own layout blueprints is just as fun! Love KP and would love her class! Thanks so much! :)

Erica Hettwer said...

I've used them for DT assignments and for challenges. :)

Sharon F. said...

I am so intrigued by sketches and how the originators came up with the idea. I actually never have produced a layout from one. I have torn out many pages and sketches from magazines that I liked and hoped to make a layout from, but had not gotten to it. This class looks quite interesting and I think could help me actually accomplish this! Yay!

Bel said...

Yes, I have used a sketch for a layout before, and it was a great way to jumpstart those creating juices! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Vernell said...

I have used sketches for layouts but I always try to put my personal spin on the sketch. Sketches are a great way to get the creative juices flowing when you are in a slump :)

Debi said...

I would love to have this class and yes, I definitely have created layouts from sketches.

Victoria S. said...

NO but i want to learn how to! I have some sketch idea books that i have looked and looked at but never really pulled it off.

Stephanie Baxter said...

I've only used sketches a couple of times, but every time I have, I've loved it!! It's fun putting your own spin on something like that!

Robin said...

Never used to and then I started doing the SC sketches every week--not sure what's changed but it's a nice break from overthinking the placement of everything on a LO when it's already done for me!
Robin

NATHALIE said...

Would love to win as started scrapbooking recently and sketches are real inspiration. Also, having less and less time to go physically to classes : this is a great idea!

Sonya said...

I love using sketches to create LO's. They help me get outside of my rut and use more patterned papers, layering and better embellishment placement. Yea for sketches!

Créabulle said...

J'utilise des croquis tout le temps quand je scrap. C'est tellement plus facile pour apprendre et s'aider. Je tente ma chance

Taniwha said...

I've done a few LO's based on sketches and I've even done a bunch of sketches myself for a class I was teaching :)

Shirley said...

I often have intentions of using sketches, but I don't get around to it. I will usually mix and match different sketches I see around.

Donna said...

I have used a sketch a few times when there were some examples with it. This does sound like a fun class.

Mabel said...

I've used skteches before and is sooo easy to start a new page, really fun!!

Thanks for the chance, love Kelly's work!! =)

Lisa aka Raining said...

I love sketches! Use them often to get going. They really help take away the worry about a lo being balanced!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love using sketches! It helps me so much when I feel like my creativity needs a lift and I can complete a layout faster.

cindy said...

Love using sketches. They always get me out of my ruts and inspire me to change up my layouts.

Leslie said...

I'm a big fan of sketches... used some recently from classes from Ali A. and Cathy Z. :)

Steph said...

I uses sketches ALL the time! In fact I keep a folder on my desktop of sketches so I have easy access when I need inspiration

Michelle said...

Sketches are one of my favorite starting points.

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love using sketches...especially when my own ideas don't seem to be flowing well, sketches help jumpstart my creativity!

Minerva said...

I love sketches! I often used sketches because it´s more easy to begin.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

While I have "flown on my own" a time or two when doing layouts for the most part I live off sketches for sure!!! So glad that there are so many talented people out there that provide an endless supply of great ideas for layouts!!

scrapandthecity said...

Sketches make it so easy! I use them often!

Debbie said...

I scraplift ideas but have not done alot with sketches. I think I will have to try some out!

Adventures of an Aquagirl said...

I love using other people's sketches. For some reason I can't make up my own, but I am really glad there are so many great sketches out there for me to use. Will this class help me make my own? Can't wait to see who wins!

Lainey said...

I use sketches all the time! What a great class - I'm so excited!

Christy B said...

Where would I be without sketches? I shudder to think!!

pattyhamilton said...

This sounds like a really fun class!

Starr said...

I often use sketches for my scrapbooking. I don't like to copy them exactly but have fun trying to create my own interpretation.

Class sounds & looks fab, wining a place would be great :)

Kristin Summer said...

I'm a big KP fan, and I would LOVE to win a spot in this awesome class :)

Judy said...

I love the use of sketches. Sometime just a minimum switch of elements changes the whole feeling of a page. Really helps with the placement of page elements especially journaling, titles and embellishments. Sketches make me scrap-happy!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I use a LOT of sketches for both digi and paper scrapping. I'm a little more confident with my digi skills so even when I start with a sketch or template, by the time I'm done you can't tell it cuz i go my own direction....lol. Ppaer scrapping.....for soemr eason the ideas just don't come on my own....so sketches are great way to actually get a LO done.....I also live for sketch day around blog land!!!

Lulu said...

I love sketches, and Kelly's are great! :)

Debbie in STL said...

I use a lot of sketches! I would never be able to get anything scrapped if I had to come up with my own designs all the time.

rebol said...

i use sketches all the time...great starting off point

Kari said...

I love using sketches. It is so easy and something I can do while watching my favorite show.

Melissa Mann said...

Oh yes! Love using sketches!! And would LOVE a chance to be a part of this class!

jill marie barrett said...

i love sketches.

Haberdawoman said...

I use sketches once in a while and I have to admit that every time I have used a sketch I've loved the end result.
Good luck to all the ladies :)

Ally's Corner said...

I'm a big scrap lifter but I have used sketches in the past and they were great. I loved the ones at sketch it out.

Karen said...

After 12 years of sbing I've started using sketches and just love the results! Basically I'm have a very simple style and now I'm creating bee-U-ta-ful layouts that are amazing! I'd LOVE to be part of your class and participate with others using the same sketches! If I had the $ I'd sign up on my own. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick my name (lol)!!!

Krista Wells said...

I love sketches. One of my fav days is Sunday because Studio Calico posts their weekly sketch. I use them regularly. They're a great jumping off point!

Ruth said...

I am so looking forward to this class. I will have to take it even if I don't win:(

Amanda said...

I use sketches all the time. I actually used a couple yesterday to get some pages done.

gudrun said...

ood sketches, they allways seems to spark my cretivity. :)
I would LOVE to attend Kellis class!

Denyse said...

I love sketches! Lately, I've been using them a lot. They are such a great way to spark my creativity!

Lori said...

I always us sketches .. can't live without them!

sandi said...

This would be a great win! It would be nice to have all those sketches at your fingertips...I want to win!

julie said...

I didn't use sketches much until I started reading the Studio Calico blog!! I now try to complete at least one layout each week with the sketch challenge. Love it!

debbieback said...

sketches are great inspiration !~ love the Sunday Sketch on the SC blog. =) thanks for the chance to win!~

Roda said...

I've copied some layouts but I try, try, try to come up with my own layouts.

kmassman said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

SusanD said...

I have used templates in digi scrapping, but not sketches! Exciting.

Marion said...

Nope, I've never scrapped from a sketch. I've looked at sketches and the LOs that people have made from them and yes, I know that they can be turned any which way, but I usually can't recognize any resemblance to the sketch so I obviously don't get it!

Agata said...

Yes, I do use sketches from time to time! Looks like a fun class!

janel said...

I love sketches and use them when I'm stuck for an idea. This class sounds awesome plus I love KP's style!

Beth S said...

I can't get enough sketches. They really help reduce my scrap planning time. In the end my LOs sometimes look like the sketch, sometimes they don't. But the inspiration I get from them certainly makes the whole process more enjoyable!

Amy Coose said...

This is going to be an awesome class, hope I get picked!

Dri Noleto said...

Well, I always follow sketchs because they are a wonderful way to learn new techniques.

penny said...

I've used hundreds of sketches! And I still do!

elissa said...

I love sketches and making layouts from them. I also make sketches based off my favorite layouts and use those a lot!

Heidi said...

I loooooooove sketches!!! Use them almost every time I create layouts. Or at least there is a sketch in my head somehow... What I love the most is to create different looks from each sketch!!!

Roxane F. said...

I love to use sketches they are great whenever need inspiration.

Heather M. said...

I love sketches! They are one of the best ways to get my mojo going again! This class looks AWESOME!

SherryG said...

I love sketches! I use them quite often especially for inspiration when my scrapping mojo is waning.

KarenP(kphike) said...

I love to use sketches - they get me out of my "box" sometimes -especially w/ 1 photo layouts which I don't do a lot of!

leslie said...

I have done a few off of pictures of scrap pages and changed every paper and color so, I think that would be the same as just stealing aka.. scrap borrowing the sketch underneath. I would love to get my creative juices flowing just off a sketch

Mercedes said...

Yes, I do , it´s a good way to go a LO quick and get some inspirational ideas in the composition. That class sounds great!!

Now It's Just Camie... said...

I definately always use sketches and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this class! Our local scrapbook store just closed it's doors and I am in need of ideas and goodness :)

Tam said...

Yes, yes, yes! This class looks delightful :)

Brenda said...

Yes, I do use sketches, but I usually put my own twist on it.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy using sketches for lo's & cards
Lynda
hipljp@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

No, but i would love to.

Alyson said...

Yes! I think a better question is have I ever created a page without using someone's sketch!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Alyson

Melanie said...

All the time...and always looking for inspiration, sometimes i get a little crazy and mix two sketches together!! LOL

Jen L said...

I have used sketches,and when i do, i always wonder why i don't do it more often. They can challenge you and make it easy all at the same time.

nicole said...

Yes...love doing sketches to jump-start the mojo...

Kataroo said...

I just checked out her site...Wow!!! her work is amazing!!! I have used sketches a few times so this would be really cool to try:)

Chris said...

I enjoy using sketches and manipulating them - thanks for the chance to win

Rhian said...

I love to use sketches, the class looks great, would love to win x

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness - what a rad giveaway!! I would love to jump into this class and soak up some scrap knowledge and inspiration. :)

My fingers are crossed!

-Michelle Clement
michelle.a.clement@gmail.com

aggie said...

I love using sketches! They really hekp when I am in a rut or don't feel very inspired. I love that there are so many ways to interpret sketches!

Marti said...

I use sketches all the time- I have a nice 3 ring binder full of them. Really looking forward to this class! Thank you for a chance to win!

Keshka said...

I've actually never directly used a sketch--but maybe this class would make me try!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a Great class!!! I love sketches and I use them for just about all of my pages.

Diana said...

Most of my LOs are based off sketches...

Heather said...

I love using sketches! They are usually a starting point for most los that I make!

Oooee said...

I'm not sure that I have sketched for scrapbook pages...just pops out of my head and onto paper. I'd love to know what you do in between--sketching?

Judy said...

I find scrapbooking so much easier when I have a sketch. I can see what I have that would match the layout as far as paper and pictures and then I can just create. I love getting sketches, and this sounds like a fabulous class.

Marie-Hélène à Madrid said...

Of course I use skecth ...
Lot of kiss from Spain
Marie-Hélène

thati penna said...

yes, but I want to use more!!!

jenney said...

I love sketches and use them a lot. I'd love to win a spot in this class!

Lynne Mann said...

Raising my hand..."Hi I'm Lynne and I'm a scrap lifter!" Thanks for the opportunity.

em said...

I would love to win!
I use sketches occasionally and have been thinking that I need to use them more to make things easier!!

scrappin_in_AK said...

I love scrapping from sketches and try to add a little twist to the interpretation

tammyig said...

I may use another's layout for ideas but I don't sketch out my ideas...it requires too much thought! :) I'm all about the speed and getting the story written.

Bethany said...

Sketches definitely help jump start my creativity! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class...looks like a great class!

Jennie said...

I've used a skech more than one time! In fact, once I used one sketch to make 12 layouts! :)

Joan said...

Sketches are a great place to start. "Oh, I can whip that out." Famous last words.

JgWM said...

I love sketches and they are a great way to exercise your creativity. The are a great reference point when putting together a page.

ToneF said...

I love sketches!!! They give such a great inspiration, often to where I should start, and then after, it is sooo fun to play with the sketch! It gives so many possibilities, and also it is so fun to see how others interpret the same sketch, always so many different and great results ;)

Of course I would looove to win a spot in Kelly's class :o)
Thank you so much for the possibility to win ;)

b.ary said...

I really do love sketches, and the sneaks of the class looked really neat! Thank you for the chance to win!

Elizabeth said...

This is so cool! I LOVE sketches!!! I probably start 1/2 of my layouts with a sketch so this is totally up my scrappy alley! ;) thanks!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

I love sketches as they are a quick way to get me scrapping when I have limited time. They are great time saver tools

julie said...

I often start with a sketch but nearly always alter it so I end up with something completely different!

LiserC said...

This looks like such a great class and I'd love to win a spot! I do use sketches from time to time, and I think it helps take the pressure off when I'm in a design rut, but still want to create. Thanks for the opportunity!

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