Saturday, June 22, 2013

Welcome to Simple Sketches!

What can be shared about Simple Sketches before it's open? I'm sure many of you are curious as to what the, "simple" part of Simple Sketches means. The basic idea started when I guest hosted a sketch challenge on, as I was asking the participants what they preferred to see in a page sketch, and the resounding answer was this:

Sketches without all of the fuss so that we can decide what embellishments or extras to do ourselves.

Now, my sketches aren't completely devoid of extras. There may be distressing or a flower or two thrown on, just for suggestion, but for the most part, that extra is left up to you, the person actually making the page! I love to create sketches and have been doing so for a while. You can find some in my gallery, along with a couple other sites out on the web, and a few on my personal blog.

There are a few places where we are working to create a buzz and spread the word about Simple Sketches. The first is Facebook, and you can see all major announcements there. Another is Flickr, where I've created a group for people to share their pages. And finally, I've created a Twitter feed where I will try to keep those who aren't on Facebook up to date with the latest news between now and the launch date, and beyond.

In the meantime, I will give a tiny peek into what the design team call will be. I'm looking for a variety of styles, from those who are considered "simple" to those who love to embellish like crazy. I'd like to find a handful of traditional, digital, and hybrid scrapbookers, and maybe even a modular scrapbooker, if the sketches can be translated for that. I'd love to have scrapbookers who stick to the basic ideas of the sketches, and those who take the sketches and run with them until they've created something truly unique. In other words: I could be looking for you and your scrapbooking style, whatever that is!

So please stay tuned to this blog, to the Facebook page, or to the Twitter feed for more information about how you can join the Simple Sketches team. In the meantime, I will try to populate the sidebar of the blog with a badge for followers and buttons for all of the places you can find Simple Sketches.


  1. Can't wait to see more of your sketches!

  2. Way to go Melissa. I can't wait to start on some great sketches. Come on Sept. 1

  3. I'd be interested in designing for ya Mel :)

  4. This is very exciting...I can't wait :)

  5. Hello Melissa!! I went to your gallery and used a sketch for my post I did at Clearly iStamp Blog! Check it out. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.

  6. Looks like a talented group of scrapbookers! Can't wait for you start :)