Yep, it is Mum again…Kay will be back later tonight. 🙂

I have a giveaway!

My dear, wonderful friend Kelly Purkey said I could give away a spot in her new online class, Sketches 2. I know the first one was a hit, and here is a bit more about the second…

Sketchbook 2 is a four week class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun.  From August 2nd to August 27th a PDF will be delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can work at your own pace.  By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 original sketches, 36 layouts, and an additional 36 sketches based on those creative pages. All the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class… you won't see them anywhere else! The best part is that you will be receiving an example layout from me for each of the sketches, along with two example layouts from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team.  The class will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats – all on the awesome Studio Calico website. 


If you are interested in winning, just leave me a comment letting me know your best source of inspiration by Monday night and I will pick a lucky winner! (If you win and have already paid/registered for the class, Kelly will refund your payment.) Good luck!

Also, I have some fabulous news. FABULOUS. Dear Kate McRae was the first ill child we ever collected cards for. And after LOTS of praying, Kate's PET scan came back with negative for cancerous activity. Please click HERE to read all about it. SO happy!

More from Kay soon!

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292 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY… and GREAT news!”

  1. My best source for inspiration are my photos. When I come across the perfect one, I go from there! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class, I love sketches!

  2. When I get stuck I like sketches, but my best source of inspiration is challenges. It hardly matters what the challenge is, it gets me jump started and pushes me in a direction I might not have otherwise gone.

  3. Would love to join the class! My greatest source of inspiration comes from the awesome blogs I read such as yours and Kelly’s!

  4. My best source of inspiration HAS to be the internet–with so many blogs, videos, and images–the possibilities are ENDLESS! Thanks so much for the inspiration YOU give to all of us…you are remarkable! 😀

  5. This would be so much fun to win so a person could try this type of class and see how it goes and not have money put into it in case it’s not as you wish.

    I love to look anywhere and everywhere for inspiration.

  6. My inspiration can come from anywhere. Once I got inspired by am image created when a paper jammed in the scanner at work, and ended up feeding at various speeds. I think it is more when am I receptive to inspiration.

  7. This is really awesome. My source of inspiration is and creatingkeepsakes. love all the wonderful inputs 🙂

  8. Inspiration come to me from my children. Funny things they say and do make me want to capture it all in a scrap layout.

  9. My best source of inspiration is the blogs I read. I print so many picture off them and add them to my binder of ideas!

  10. I would love to take Kelly’s class! My best source of inspiration is magazines, the internet and you!

  11. Decor magazines are my favorite inspiration source. It’s amazing how a room set up or quilt can inspire the colors and layout of my pages. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. This would be a great class – we’ve just returned from vacation & this would be an awesome jumpstart to get all those photos scrapped!

    I get a lot of inspiration from blogs (of course!) & from products – color schemes, accent ideas, all that beautiful paper!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Some of my best sources of inspiration are the fabulously talented scrappers (like you!) who blog their little hearts out, and so generously share their talent with the rest of us. It is MUCH appreciated! 🙂

  14. just wanted to let you know that kate did a great job. she is a talented young woman. her blog entries were so much fun.

  15. My best source for inspiration are all the wonderful blogs I subscribe to. Okay, I’ll say it, “Hello, my name is Marianne & I’m a blog addict.”

  16. I can always find inspiration on the internet between blogs and galleries. Very good news too about Kate!

  17. I have lots of sources of inspiration but one of them is surely your blog (and I’m not just sucking up.) I also like and the Hero Arts site.

  18. Looove to win a spot in the class! My favorite sources of inspirations are from magazine/catalog layouts and none other than the SC community!

  19. I cried when I read the good news about Kate!
    God is god!!!!

    I always find great inspiration online. I have a list a favorite blogs that I try to visit 2-3 times a week!

  20. What inspires me most are several (a lot !) of blogs, magazines and sometimes my own older layouts. I challenge myself to scraplift myself every now and then.

  21. My best source of inspiration is from magazines and blogs with all the creativity out there…. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

  22. Sketches on blogs are a huge help for me… It’s neat to see how everyone else is inspired. I’m off to take a different look at my pottery barn catalog.

  23. Great giveaway! And I love anything that Kelly Purkey does. She is so inspiring. I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. I like to read lots of blogs for inspiration. I love sketches, especially those that use multiple pictures. I also love seeing other people’s ideas. Thanks for the chance to win the class.

  25. My fav source of inspiration is sketch challenges! Sounds like a great class; I’ve got my fingers crossed! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  26. Would love to win a spot in this class – desperately need some inspiration right now! I get my best ideas from blogs and online galleries but sure could use some of Kelly inspiration!

  27. I love to look at all the galleries and online but also look at magazines and sales catalogs also. I’d love to win a class so I could improve my technique.

  28. My best sources of inspiration??? Oh Jenny they are so many, starting with wonderful blogs like yours, prima, studio calico, scraletlime, magazines like Creating Keepsales and Scrapbook Trends, and everyday my family, the aromas, the colors, catalogues, unending sources, the only thing sometimes its difficult for me to translate all that into paper!

  29. My best sources of inspiration are seeing what others have done – that and my brand new granddaughter. Sometimes I just also pull some colors together and start playing with embellishments & paper and see what turns up!

  30. I have so many inspirations, I don’t know where to start. If I were to pick one I guess it would be from all of the blogs I visit, (usually on a daily basis). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  31. Magazines are my best source of inspiration, but I collect tidbits from here and there and compile them in a homemade idea book. I love flipping through it b4 I start to create!

  32. My best source of inspiration is your Thinking Inking Videos, I go back to them time and time again, and have shared the link with all my crafting friends. My second source is Dawn McVey from Raspberry Suite, lover her work.

  33. Such wonderful news about Kay! I’m thrilled! I look through magazines and on-line scrapbook galleries and blogs for inspiration!

  34. My best source of inspiration is your blog, Laura Vegas’ blog, Dawn McVey, and Stephanie Howell. I make sure that i read all of your blogs everyday and i miss you if you dont post – LOL! Great news about Kate – i had read that too and we are rejoicing for them and still praying for her!

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