Friday, 16 December 2011

Sketch #10

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas around here! What's it like where you are? Do you have feet of snow or are you going to suffer from a green Christmas? It has yet to be seen what the Jolly Red Fellow will see when he arrives in Fredericton, NB

This is the last sketch of 2011! We are going to change some things up in the new year. Stay tuned!

Thanks Dana!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Sketch # 9!

Today's lesson will be brought to you by the letter F. An odd letter isn't it? Not something we use commonly like S or T, but something that is saved for special occasions like Frosting or Flowers

Four stripes of patterned paper 

  Four legged Friend

can't you just see the love in this picture?


Thank you to Aurelie for these 3 great Fs!

my son getting his first pair of glasses! 
This picture is very special to me and I am glad to share it with all of you

isn't she cute up in that tree?

Thanks Marie!


I can't wait to see what great ideas you can come up with. 
Don't forget to share with us here on the blog

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sketch # 8

Hello to you all out there in scrappy land!  How is the month treating you? Are you all prepping for your holiday seasons? Got your shopping done? Or even started? 

Whatever holiday you celebrate, make sure that you make some time to get your scrap on. Here is some inspiration for you




Diana #2


and Suzy!

Thanks ladies! We pulled this one together at the very last minute!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sketch # 7

As we all prepare for whatever holidays we celebrate, we like to keep things simple. Here is a simple sketch that can be embellished for your own flare. 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sketch # 6 - Fall Favorites

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. We have beautiful colors at every turn. This also seems to be the time of year that I am most inspired and most productive. Perhaps it's the scrapbook I am working on for my baby sister's 18th birthday or the jewelry I am frantically trying to make for Christmas, but I just seem to get more done in these months. 

Our lovely ladies this time around produced some great examples here!



And Pam... busting out two! Way to go!

Until next time...

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sketch # 5

Hello again to all my friends, I'm glad you came to play.....  oh wait... am I quoting Barney? I think its time to get some time away. Hahaha!

Can you believe it's October already? What are some of the things you love about Fall? I love the fall colors and the leaves falling. Fall temperatures sit much better with me then the searing heat (sorry to all you Sun Babies out there). The best thing about Fall?? Everyone gets back to scrapping this time of year! 

Here is a simple sketch that I came up with that can be manipulated and mastered to suit every style. Enjoy!


Lori D


Monday, 26 September 2011


Have you been enjoying the sketches so far? Do you want to help us out here at A PILE OF SKETCHES?

Send me a little e-mail with blurb and a link to your blog or online gallery at

I am looking for a stockpile of people to help me out every month with making examples of the sketches. You can participate once or every month. The choice is yours! You will receive the sketch, with the return date, at the beginning of every month.  Let me know what works best for you.

This is not a design team per say, but just some talented people showcasing what they can do.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

SKETCH # 4 - Crop for the Cure

This past weekend, my LSS held a special Crop for the Cure event to raise money for our local Run for the Cure team.  We had a fantastically pink time with great company, great prizes and great fun!

I decided to dedicate this reveal to our Ta-Tas with a special pink sketch. 

This sketch was provided to all the participants at our Crop for the Cure event. Everyone completed a LO and entered for a fantastic prize provided by A PILE OF SCRAP!. The winner was determined by votes from the participants.  

Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Congrats Denise!

Friday, 2 September 2011


Sorry for the delay ladies (and gentlemen??). Hurricane Irene visited us last week and the 14 hour power outage fried my modem and we had to wait 5 days for a technician to come and fix us all up. Don't these companies understand that we have scrappy inspiration to share?? 

Without further adieu.... sketch #3 ! 

Jen - my gifted friend from a far!

Aurelie - mon belle amie francais! 

Meg - rocking the new Echo Park. LOVE IT!

Thanks ladies for helping us out. You did smashing jobs! 

Friday, 19 August 2011



Welcome to the first special sketch just for you! You can see the instructions on the Online Crop thread over at the APOS forum. Please post your creations there, but don't forget to share them here too. 

Happy Cropping!! 

Monday, 15 August 2011


Well here we are! Thank you for joining us a second time and we hope you are enjoy this ride as much as we are. We have a great sketch for you this week and we were assisted by some great ladies. Please check out Dana and Cheryl's blogs to see some more of their crafty creations. 

Each of these examples documents someone special in each of our lives. Whether it be our children, our nieces or nephews, or our beloved four legged friend, each LO that we create takes a little bit of us at that very moment and commits it to paper. 

I hope this sketch inspires you and moves you to create something special to add to you albums. 

Me (Vicki)

Saturday, 13 August 2011


I have to send out a big thank you to everyone who participated in our very first sketch.
We really appreciate it very much and can not wait to grow and expand with everyone. 

Here are the great LOs that were submitted! You can check out the comments on Sketch 1 to see other great works by these great ladies!  Thank you for finding your way here and we hope you continue to join us in the future. 

Stay tuned ... a new great sketch coming your way on Monday!

Monday, 1 August 2011



You have found your way to A PILE OF SKETCHES!  We are so very excited to be starting this new adventure of our own sketch blog. We have been so inspired by others and hope to pay it forward. 

We will not have a DT persay, just some wonderful ladies who are willing to help out every now and then so we very much encourage you to participate because you never know when we may need some help!

So here we go! Sketch #1! 

These examples were created by some fabulous ladies that I draw daily inspiration from and I wanted to share their gifts with you. They are all not only great artists with fantastic vision, but fun and loving people with whom I love to share a weekend scrapping adventure. 


If you want to share your creations that were inspired from this sketch, just post a link in the comments so we can admire your work too! 

Have a lovely, sunny day wherever you may be!