Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1st Wednesday Card Sketch ~ with Special Guest Designer!

Well, Happy September, people! It's hard to believe that another Summer is behind us and Fall is rapidly approaching! But here we are with the first Card Challenge of the month! 

Are you ready for a new card sketch? We sure are! This one was prepared  by co-leader Sandi Clarkson.  Lots of room for wide interpretation! Can't wait to see what you do with this one! 

Next, we are super, over-the-moon excited about our very special Guest Designer this month. It is none other than our scrappy friend, Frank Garcia! Take a bow, Frank! This man is on fire with great ideas and has so much talent! Here is a bit about Frank in his own words.

My name is Frank Garcia and I have been scrapbooking for almost 5 years now. I was introduced into this craft about 4 years ago when me and my best friend first went into a craft store to pick up our first supplies. Since then, my love for this craft has grown to never ending levels and continues to grow each and every day. I love preserving memories, I am an avid photo taker, and take pictures almost on a daily basis. I love creating and sharing my creativity with others and truthfully scrapbooking has become a part of my everyday life. I always tend to create in new and creative ways and love to be inspired and love to inspire as well. I will have to say that my style is an ever-changing art form. I don't think I have a particular style as I am always inspired by everyday events and moments.

Frank Garcia
PaperHaus Magazine
Basically Bare Creative Team Member
Jodie Lee Designs Creative Team Member
Paper Issues Creative Team Member

And here is the card that Frank created for us! Swoon! 

Is that gor-g-eous or what? Thanks for joining us this month, Frank!
Card makers, be sure and come back on the 19th to see Frank's next card creation for SOUS! Also, please visit him at Haus of W to see more of his work! 

Alrighty then! It's time to see what the rest of the DT has created this time! Here we go!

Thank You 
Sandi Clarkson
Happy Birthday To You

Have a Wonderful Day

See The Flowers Smiling

Treasure Forever
Jane Stirling
 Happy "Belated" Birthday
Vivian Lake

Thank You
Alissa Wells

Becky Litz
Scrap Circus

Erica Oritz

Sprightly Snowman
Lesley Foley

We can't sign off without posting our Top 3 from the last months First Wednesday sketch.

Ladies, please leave a comment with your email addy so that we can send you your Top 3 badge! 

Now the fun begins! You have until midnight September 18  to post your card creations based on today's sketch. We can't wait to see them, so be sure you link not just to your blog but to the specific post where your card appears! And please feel free to do more than one! 

Have a great rest of the week! We'll see you back Friday for our new Die Cut Challenge. 


  1. It was fun working with the sketch, gorgeous cards ladies, beautiful work here and amazing talent!


  2. Awesome job ladies.. love every single card, you gals are amazing..

  3. oops! forgot to thank Frank for guest designing for us :) Your card is absolutely breath taking..

  4. HI.. Oh what excitement for me to be mentioned in the top 3!! Yippeee! and the next sketch is a beauty too!! and Franks card is stunning!! My email addy is Thanks again!!

  5. Wonderfully done, everyone! Frank, we are so excited to have you as our GDT this month! Your work is so inspiring!

  6. oh my goodness thank you so much for choosing my card in the top 3 :) congrats to the other winners :) my email is

  7. WOW, amazing job from the team... and what an honor to have Frank as our guest!!!!!

    And I also want to congratulate the Top 3 winners!! Way to go ladies!!!!

  8. WOW, awesome creations from Design Team. Frank's work is amazing and so inspiring. Lovely sketch as always. So excited as well for making it to top 3, thank you for makes my heart sing!
    my email:

  9. Frank, thank you SO much for having joined us!
    What a treat! Look forward to seeing your next creation as well! =)

    And the rest of you lovelies..wonderful projects, as always!

    Love the Top 3 picks! woohoo!

    Hugs, Leah

  10. wow Frank, your cards are amazing, you are way talented, I think I may need to scrap lift some of these! Am off to visit you at your Haus. BFN


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