Monday, April 5, 2010

Go-to Sketches

Happy MONDAY Morning! It is Go-to Sketches week over at Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab World. Woo HOO! The Go-to Gals are playing along all week LOTS of fun & excitement ahead!

Do you have your copy yet? It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I seriously could have eaten it for Easter dinner. :) Okay...I am sort of joking. :)

Each of us Go-to Gals came up with 11 different sketches for the publication. I tried to create sketches that would appeal to designers of ALL levels and styles because I know what it is like to be a newbie and needing a little push to get the creative juices going. :)

These sketches were then sent out to some AMAZING designers. The genius editors over at Paper Crafts picked out the BEST of the BEST for each sketch. It always amazes me how they balance style AND occasion. What a TASK. :)

Then Matt, the art director, took over and created a WHITELICIOUS masterpiece that even Luke Skywalker would drool over. :)

Back in September, we were asked to pick a color to wear for the photo shoot. Of course, I relied on my stylish friend, Jimmi, for help. She informed me that 'purple' was the IN color. BOY was she right! There were hundreds of purple shirt options last fall. YEAH!!
As many of you know, I laugh when I am nervous...and when things are funny...and when there is too much attention on me...and not only do I laugh BUT I also laugh a bit louder than most. Well...let's just say that I laughed A LOT during the photo shoot.

It is amazing that 6 women can meet and instantly bond. I made 5 friends in about 5 minutes that I will treasure for a lifetime. And yes, it was EXTREMELY difficult to NOT laugh for the group shot! :)

I am so proud of the way that Go-to Sketches came out and honored to have been apart of it. It came together magically. The sketches have ENDLESS possibilities.

You can even use them for your scrapbooking! :) :) Here is a little mini-book that I put together using some of my favorite sketches from Teri, Kim K, Kim H., Betsy & Jess. :) It is of some of My Go-to Favorite Peeps. :) I haven't journaled yet...there are stories to be written down about rental vans, games, and lots of laughter....but I will get to that soon. I noted the page number of the sketch that each LO corresponds with for your reference.

Teri's sketch on page 12. :)

Kim H's sketch on page 64 & Kim K's sketch on page 86

Betsy's sketch on p. 126 & Jessica's sketch on p. 144

Kim H's sketch on p. 68 & Kim K's sketch on p. 92

Betsy's sketch on p. 128

Be sure to hop on over to Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab World for more fun.

Also, you won't want to miss the other outtakes from the shoot....... :)


Kim H.

Kim K.



Hope you have a thrilling Monday. Enjoy all the possibilities that come with a new week! :)


Unknown said...

ok, your mini book is too too cool, LOVE it!!
thanks for sharing your behind the scenes experience, sounds like FUN!!
LOVE this issue :)

Jessica said...

so fun to hear about your experiences for the photo shoot! how awesome! fabulous mini book, too!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your mini book is great. Love the pics of the photo shoot. Hopefully the magazine will be available here in the Netherlands soon.

Joy said...

So awesome Maren!!!! :) Very very cool!

StampinCathy said...

Another over the top mini album. All the pages are so inspiring and all the shoots from the photo shoot is amazing.

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

You are SO cute! What a fun post - and that mini book is awesome!! Wow - you blow me away.

Leah l'Orange said...

LOVE your little mini-book! what a great way to pay homage to such a talented, fabulous bunch!

Susan R. Opel said...

Umm, dude! What's up with my face? I'm gonna OWN it, though! :)

You're one of my favorite go-to peeps for sure!

Jimmi said...

and of course you look GORGEOUS in all of the pics :D
Adorable little mini-book!

Carolyn King said...

You are so adorable and you look fabulous in purple!! GREAT mini book---you always rock them. GREAT post---had fun vicariously through you!

Ravengirl said...

Wow Maren, what a wonderful experience!

Carol Metully said...

Maren, I've heard much about your laugh. Rest easy, that's how I am. And I love it!! I also lvoe the mini-book you made. What a great little showcase of all of you talented ladies!

Melissa Bove said...

Your mini book is awesome Maren! Sounds like you all had a blast!! :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh glad you could all be together and have so much fun. The photo shoot pictures are great. I love your mini album. I will truly enjoy the new new ideas.

karahoward said...

Such a good idea!!! I'm so anxious to get this.

Melanie said...

I'm loving seeing these photo shoot pics! How much fun! You look wonderful. I got my sketch book this weekend! You gals did a fabulous job with this! Congratulations!

lynn said...

love this album, maren

KarenB said...

Sounds like you all had heaps of fun!!

Unknown said...

You all are so talented!

patricia smith said...

That mini book is so special! You are very talented. Hugs, Pat Smith