Friday, October 1, 2010

~October Sketch Challenge~

Welcome OCTOBER!!! I think this IS my favorite month. The kids are settled into school, the weather is cooler, the leaves are changing...I just adore this {very welcome} change of seasons. I snap thousands of photos during Autumn providing me with plenty of scrappy material to work with. I also cook up a storm this time of year. I just love getting back to baking and even more ~I love the wonderful smells that come along! This morning banana bread is in the oven, a favorite of my entire family! When I can cook something that pleases SEVEN people at once...well, I may have to fix up a layout for you...stay tuned for that in an upcoming post;).

Today though I am revealing our new sketch challenge. The talented Cheri O'Neill from Let's Scrap has designed our sketch this month and here it is!

Yes, there will be another fantastic prize up for grabs, a Harvest Kitchen Kit from Cookbookin'!!! Contents may vary a bit but this will give you an idea of the goodness you could win.

And to get your creative juices flowing, here is some inspiration from the design team.

Joanne used the super cute Sugar and Spice collection from Cookbookin'. I just love all the beautiful trims and flowers she used to enhance the pretty papers.

I used the Halloween Goodies collection mixed with a little Harvest Kitchen for my layout.
I love banners, who doesn't these days? I made this one with teeny tiny letters from Jenni Bowlin and an ultra thin piece of floss from Karen Foster.
THEN, I used the adorable Halloween Goodies stamp set to make my circle embellishments. I cannot rave on enough about the QUALITY of these stamps!!!

To play along in our challenge just use Cheri's sketch to inspire your layout or card and link your creation to this post in the comments section. There will be a random draw after the end of the month for the winner of the kit. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

The winner of the September Sketch Challenge will be drawn this weekend!!! Good Luck to all who entered~


  1. What a fun sketch! I love both dt layouts - really wonderful!!

  2. Cool challenge, and love the work posted here for inspiration!

  3. Love the sketch! Look for my November calendar on the 1st using this paper! :-)

  4. Love the sketch and the designs teams layouts. Thanks for the inspiration. I have created a layout at this link

  5. Super cute little banner, Kristie!

  6. Here's my take :)

  7. This is my first layout using food pics and a recipe. I loved doing it, and will play along in more of your challenges. Thanks!! Here is my take on the sketch:

  8. My layout based on the October sketch is on my blog!! :)

  9. Hopefully, we had until midnight tonight! Here's the link to my page for this cute sketch, and thanks for the challenge!