Thursday, April 13, 2017

A fun giveaway!



Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine holds a special place in my heart.  They are releasing their Card Maps Volume 5 next week.  I created five cards for the issue and I can't wait for you to see them.

Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your cardmaking endeavours covered!

Here is the link to their website for more information to order 

One winner will receive the SCT Card Maps 5 Special Issue and two Paper Smooches product of choice.  You have until Sunday at midnight to comment...winner will be announced here on Monday, April 17.  Please comment to tell us if you like to use sketches to design your projects.  If you are new to the sketch concept, I think it's time you looked some up - they make fabulous guides.

xx Kim

97 comments:

  1. beautiful cards :) thanks for the opportunity!
    yes, I do use sketches to design my projects. I think it really helps the creative process by channelizing one's creative flow. Having a sketch to follow kind of narrows it down for me and since that is sorted I then concentrate on other elements like stamps, grouping the images, color combos etc.
    cheers
    preeti

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  2. I've seen this magazine online and wondered about it. Looks like a great place to get ideas. I'm always in need of a little structure to help me with the creative process. Thanks!

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  3. Well how cool is that!?!? Beautiful book of ART!

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    1. I love using sketches not just for cards but layouts as well. They are a great jumping off point! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I rarely use sketches - I should do it more often!

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  6. I definitely use sketches to make cards! I'm fairly new to cardmaking and it really helps me make a more interesting and well laid out design. I purchased several of your stand alone dies recently. Great bits and pieces to add to my cards!

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  7. I never used sketches yet but I sure should try!!

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  8. I have never had the pleasure of working with card maps. They sound so interesting. I would love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity to win !

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  9. I will use sketches for both cards & layouts on occasion. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  10. I just love card magazines and can't wait to see this one!

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  11. I love using sketches, and Cardmaps (+Pagemaps) include some of the best! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I have used sketches and they add a wonderful arrangement to the layout. TY for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  13. I have used card sketches before that I have seen online. I didn't know they had a magazine of them to buy. I just love some of the sketches I've seen. Thank you for the chance to win such a helpful magazine.

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  14. I love card sketches when I get in a stump it helps to get the creativity goinh.

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  15. I love using card sketches and seeing where they take me. How exciting that you contributed several cards to this awesome CardMaps issue! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  16. I love using sketches - sometimes they inspire what my project will be! Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

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  17. I uses sketches for cards and layouts. What a fun giveaway.

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  18. I like sketches; however, when they add color restrictions and subject matter too, well, I just can't keep track of that many restrictions and get lost along the way. I'm just not good at following directions I guess. I am impressed that you have been published in this great magazine and can't wait to see!

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  19. I love sketches, sometimes I follow them very closely and sometimes use them just as a jump off point!

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  20. This book looks amazing and I love sketches! They are great for taking the guess work out of cardmaking and they challenge you to be creative

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  21. I do like sketches. They are great when the mojo is lacking. What a great opportunity. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I love to use sketches for cards. It's my go to way to create if I have no ideas. This would be an awesome help in designing. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  23. I have to say i haven't used sketches much but I tend to look thru them when I am in need of inspiration, when my mojo has gone awol!!!
    This would be a great reference for those times which seem to occur more often at the moment!!!!
    Kathleen Mc xx

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  24. Congratulations on having your designs in the book! I'm not surprised though, as they're always fabulous! I used to use sketches a lot but haven't lately. I must get back to it!

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  25. Congrats on being included in this magazine! How exciting! Yes, I have used sketches as a jumping off point for cards and scrapbook pages. Sometimes it's all I need to get the creative juices flowing! Can't wait to see your cards!

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  26. Yes, I love sketches! Just ordered this--can't wait to see your cards!

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  27. If I'm struggling with ideas then sketches are great but sometimes I find them a bit constricting....

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  28. Yay! I don't necessarily look for a sketch when I am creating a card from scratch, but I LOVE to make cards using a sketch when it is a challenge! I love to twist the sketch and often make several different variations of the same sketch :)

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  29. I am fairly new to card making so I am always looking for inspiration. Sketches help to get me started. I have never seen this magazine it looks wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I love using sketches and I am always looking for new sketches to try!
    Thank you for the chance to add more sketches to my stash

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  31. Yes sketches are the way to go when I need inspiration! I love Pagemaps as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win this new book.

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  32. Yes, I like to use sketches for my card making.

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  33. I never have used sketches for cards, but always use them for my scrapbooking layouts.

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  34. I love using sketches. It helps to have a starting point and creativity flows a little easier. What a fabulous giveaway!

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  35. I love sketches, sometimes I follow them exactly and some times I use them as inspiration!

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  36. I'm currently working my way through SCT's Spring 2017 issue. There is so much inspiration to be found. Love the idea of card maps. Sometimes a sketch is just the jumpstart you need. Looking forward to seeing your cards, Kim.

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  37. Love sketches for cards and scrapping! I could put this to good use!

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  38. I can't wait until this comes out. I LOVE to use sketches when I get a mental block and just cannot seem to pick a starting point for my design. Congratulations on your contribution!

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  39. A fun giveaway indeed! Yes, I am using card sketches more and more. I love the creative and balanced elements and it's so much better than relying on my trial and error!

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  40. Love to use sketches for cards and layout.

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  41. I do like to use sketches but sometimes I feel more creative when I am left to just do what I feel. Congrats on your creations in this magazine!

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  42. I must admit that I am a card sketch junkie! Is there a 12 step program for that? lol Anyway, I would LOVE to win this new Cardmaps volume. Thanks for the chance! :D

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  43. I want to win just to see your cards Kim!

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  44. Oh, there is nothing nicer than having the pleasure of flipping through REAL pages of INSPIRATION! I enjoy using sketches, they give my mojo a boost and give me cards completely different to my usual style :) ... hmmm, I really do need to use them more often.
    Congratulations Kim and Thank You for the chance to win!

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  45. I did a challenge with a couple of friends where each week we used a sketch. It was fun to see how differently each of us interpreted the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Congratulations five cards in the next edition, who could ask for anything better than that to make your day. Well done Kim.

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  47. I do like sketches but I also like to push them to the limit...lol....I look at them as great inspiration to get started but for a challenge sometimes I find it difficult to stick strictly to it....I'm a rebel...what can I say! Congrats ! Can't wait to see it!

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  48. I haven't done much cardmaking lately at all, so perhaps some sketches would get my creative juices flowing... Thanks for a chance to win =)

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  49. Nunca he usado bocetos, pero me parece una gran idea! Tengo que probar, gracias por la oportunidad! Felicidades por sus creaciones en la revista!

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  50. Congrats on your publications!! I do enjoy sketches, it's a great starting point, especially if your mind is at a blank. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  51. Congratulations on having five cards included! i've never used sketches but i'd like to try.

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  52. Yes - I have used sketches - this is a great way to get creative with papers and such - TFS - congratulations on having 5 cards published - blessings

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  53. I love sketches! I can't wait to see your five cards. This is a great book for inspiration.

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  54. I love sketches! It really helps me make my cards better. Can't wait to see your 5 new cards!

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  55. I love sketches! They make it so much easier to design a card.
    Can't wait to see your cards!

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  56. I don't always use sketches but I think they are very useful as a starting point.

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  57. looking forward to seeing your cards in this issue; congrats! i usually don't use sketches, but when i'm stuck in a rut, this magazine is a great resource!

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  58. Oh yes, sketches are needed when I create cards. I love this magazine.

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  59. YEAH!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! I LOVE sketches and usually Draw a Sketch for EVERY Card I create!! I haven't ever used the Magazine though, so that might be FUN!! Have a BLESSED EASTER WEEKEND!! =)

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  60. Thanks for an opportunity to win! I often use sketches for inspiration but like to change them up a little here and there.

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  61. I use sketches to start then somehow it's totally different in the end. Haha

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  62. I have used simple sketches but for some reason I feel confined? Restricted? Then I break out in hives. It's like "Thou shalt color within the lines using only primary colors, y'hear?" Then the itching starts. But I'm willing to take a Benadryl and give it a try again.

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  63. Thank you, Kim, for the chance to win. Sketches are a great starting point.

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  64. I do like to use sketches! Thanks

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  65. I am new to the sketch concept, I have some magazines from Scrapbook and cards today! But, just to look what are the new products! I like the idea to have a guide! Thank you Kim :)

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  66. I am not very old to the sketches. I follow sketch as it give and develop within us great ideas. Challenge using sketch is very helpful. love to follow the same.

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  67. Yes, I do like to use sketches to get myself going! I don't always end up with something that looks like it came from the sketch, but I often start with one :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

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  68. I do enjoy using sketches. They give me that little hit of inspiration that I sometimes need. Thanks for the chance to win! I am crossing my fingers!

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  69. I don't really use sketches but I do appreciate the ideas. I am still learning how to use the sketches but I am sure once I get the hang of it I will use them all the time. I love how beautiful the cards are and hopefully can come up with my own ideas.

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  70. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks!

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  71. I've never used a sketch, but a neat idea. Would make life easier.

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  72. I love to look at sketches and try to tweek them a little - sometimes I just need a little spark! Would love to win this and some Paper Smooches products - thanks for the chance!

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  73. I like to use sketches when I'm in a crafty rut. Thanks for the chance to win and happy Easter! He is risen!!

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  74. I hardly ever use sketches but I want to start using them. Sometimes I lose my mojo and I think that might help to get it going again.

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  75. I love using sketches! Great that someone comes up with the idea, but nice to be able to make changes to suit your pictures! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. I so need this, my imagination is hybernating! Cant come up with any new fresh ideas for nothing!!

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  77. Would be thrilled to win Card Maps - always
    need inspiration for my greeting cards.
    How exciting to have to pick out a couple
    of stamp sets.
    thanks for the amazing offer

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  78. Great giveaway. I love SCT and their magazine and their blog and their kindness too, just like you Kim. I love your products too. Great combo to give away.
    I love the sketches but by the time I finish creating it might not look nothing like the sketch, :). I like to do my own twists here and there.

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  79. I use sketches frequently for inspiration for card making! And I adore Paper Smooches products.

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  80. I rely heavily on sketches and use them all time.

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win! I love PS and I do enjoy sketches for cardmaking too!

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  82. I definitely like to sketch out my ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. The layout of a card is where I get stuck & sketches are what I use to helps me bring my card together. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Thanks for the chance to win. I've never used sketches, but would like to try!

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  85. I just started using sketches in card making, and I must say the sketches provide the inspirations I need to create and finish a card. Thanks for a chance to win. I love Paper Smooches products!

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  86. I haven't used sketches but I think they'd be a HUGE inspiration!

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  87. I've just started using sketches....it gives me a push. I love the magazine. Nothing makes me happier than sitting on my deck with a cup of coffee and this magazine. Love to be inspired. Thank you.

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  88. I LOVE using Cardmaps Today magazines for inspiration for new designs for cards. I have several on hand and refer to them often when wanting to make cards.

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  89. I'm new to sketch concept. Need to try someday. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. I need to remember to use sketches more often! Looks like a great publication!

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  91. I'm new to using sketches myself, but I love seeing how people interpret them! I have to give it a try!

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  92. As a newby in this card making art , i really need all the help i can find thank you

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  93. Congratulations for being in Cardmaps Today magazine---times 5! I do like to use sketches--in fact I keep a stack of pages of sketches for reference when I need ideas!

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  94. This looks exactly like what need to take my cardmaking to the next stage. Thanks so much posting this!

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  95. I honestly cannot make a card without a sketch or example for inspiration! Would love to have this book! You guys always have the best card maps and the most fun products. Thanks for the chance!

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  96. Why am I just seeing this now!!!? Would love to have this!

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