Monday, January 26, 2009

Once a Month

If you're looking for fresh ideas for sketches and challenges, here are sites that are updated monthly:
  • Scrapjacked--This is updated on the 15th of the month. Each time, they pick a random layout they have seen and liked, and they post it on their blog. The design team 'scrapjacks' that layout and makes their own version of it.
  • Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--If you love to send handmade Christmas cards but the thought of making them all at once is just too intimidating or time consuming, this is a great alternative for you. Each month, they post a challenge. The purpose of their site is for you to do a few cards each month. Just by doing 5 cards for each challenge, that gives you 60 Christmas cards by the end of the year--easy!!
  • Page Maps--Several sketches and beautiful examples are posted once a month. The site is also well organized and easy to navigate to find exactly what you're looking for.
  • Sheetload--If you've followed my blog for awhile, you might remember this post in which I made several cards in one evening using a formula from Sheetload. Every month, this website provides you with instructions on how to make multiple cards (4, 6, or 8 usually) from minimal paper. The directions include where to cut your paper to make the most of it. It's a great resource if you're looking to build your card stash. I love being able to have cards to send out for the right occasion already pre-made.
  • Gettin Sketchy--I love the style of the sketches on this site, and the Creative Team is wonderfully talented.
Thanks for visiting today!

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