I am so thrilled to be spotlighted as the March guest designer over at Sketches: Creatively Yours, a fun, free and inspirational sketch blog. I believe it was May 2010 when I met Ali MacDonald (team leader of S: CY) during Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day challenge. She started a thread on the discussion board offering crock pot recipes to save time for scrapping and my ears perked up right away. I've since become a member of her facebook resource, "Ali's Recipes to Share" and many of the recipes from there have become mainstays in our menu rotation.
As for a scrapper, I've always admired Ali's work. She shares so many beautiful photographs of her family and through her journaling it is evident how much she is devoted to them. She always chooses perfect embellishments and always adds just the right amount of distressing or inking to set her elements apart. In addition, Ali is such a supportive and encouraging friend. She is always active in commenting providing meaningful feedback. I only wish Close to My Heart would allow her to sell internationally as I would be a faithful customer for sure!
If you are looking for some inspiration and an encouraging pat on the back, check out Sketches: Creatively Yours. Whether your style is clean and simple or more elaborate and decorated, the sketches are versatile enough to meet your needs. I am excited to add this resource to my scrapbooking repetoire.