I'm changing up this blog a bit! I'll be posting sketches but there will be a twist! You have to BLEND the sketch with a song! I love listening to Sirius radio and The Blend station plays a wonderful "blend" of great songs! So I'll be posting a layout and card sketch ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH, and along with it 5 songs to choose from to inspire you. You can let the title inspire you or choose a stanza from the song, or even let the theme of the song inspire you!

Looking for Sponsors!

~~~If YOU would like to sponsor a monthly prize, please EMAIL ME at deanneburton@gmail.com . Thanks! It would be greatly appreciated and I WILL advertise for you all month that you sponsor. I will also keep a permanent link on the sidebar of this blog.~~~

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just My Sketches...taking a break

for the summer months!!!!!!

Be back later with more sketches and challenges!!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We have a winner!!!

Hi Everyone!
Just stopping by to announce our Blog Hop Grandprize winner!
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to Cropstop.com and Dawn Olchefske for so generously donating the prizes!
Now, without further ado...
Can I have a drumroll please!
And the winner is:
I used Random.org for the drawing, and since some of the entries were email and some were blog comment I used time stamps to give everyone a number and as you can see Shalini was the 3rd entry.
Congratulations to Shalini, we will contact you via email soon to give you the details of how to claim your prize and for everyone else don't forget that if you entered you are eligible for a 10% off voucher at cropstop.com I have contacted all the entrants with their voucher code, but it's always possible that I missed someone, so if you entered and you haven't received a code leave a comment with your email address and I'll get a code out to you.
Thanks to everyone who entered for making this a success and I also want to give a big thanks to Lynn, without her great organisational skills we wouldn't have got this thing off the ground!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating Mothers Blog Hop!

At JMS the DT love our mothers and to show our appreciation for everything mothers do we are celebrating mothers in our blog hop this week.
The hop officially kicks off at 9 am (NFLD time zone), and ends at Midnight (NFLD time zone) 14th May.
There are 16 stops along the way, some have blog candy up for grabs (but you'll have to find them for yourselves we don't want to ruin the fun!). Here are some of the beautiful creations you can see along the way:

(Only a handful are shown in the collage so if you want to see the rest you will have to start hopping!)

Because it is what we do best we have used Sketches and songs for the inspiration behind our creations:

A Mother's Prayer by Celine Dion
Mother and Child Reunion by Paul Simon
Baby Mine by Bette Midler
I'll Always Love My Mama by The Intruders
If I Could by Regina Bell
Come On Get Happy by The Partridge Family
In your travels don't forget to collect the words to complete the quote about mothers and bring it back here to win the grand prize consisting of:

Thank you so very much to CropStop & Dawn Olchefske for generously donating these prizes. Please make sure you pop over and check out their sites!
PLUS - Everyone who enters (with the correct quote) will receive a 10% off voucher from Cropstop.com so make sure you leave your email address when you enter so we can email you your voucher code.

The Fine print:
  • You don't have to create anything for a chance to win, simply hop around and complete the quote to bring it back here and leave a comment on this post to enter.
  • For a 2nd entry post your creation made with one of the sketches and songs in an online gallery or blog and link back here, then come back and leave a comment to tell us where to find your entry
  • Entries close 9pm 14 May 2010, prizes will be drawn 15 May and winners will be notified by email as well as on the blog
  • The individual prizes and blog candy along the way are the sole responsibility of the owner of that blog, so there may be additional conditions for entry on those blogs.

ETA - All the links are now up and running! So Hop away! 
Also ETA - In case you have any trouble finding them towards the end of the week here are the direct links to each blog hop post along the way:
  1. Deanne
  2. Monique
  3. Cropstop
  4. Lynn
  5. Lisa
  6. Lesley
  7. Ana
  8. Spharda
  9. Melanie
  10. Janice
  11. Julie
  12. Annmaree
  13. Zarna
  14. Stephanie
  15. Margie
  16. Ann

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Blog Hop starts Sunday!

Make sure you come back on Sunday for our mothers day blog hop!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st Sketch Reveals and Song Challenge

Wow! May!!! Can you believe it!!!

Here are the songs for this month. Click HERE to read the lyrics.
Kris Allen
Keith Urban
Bette Midler
Tyler Hilton
Lionel Richie

This is the card sketch:

~Spardha Angra

and mine

Awesome work ladies!!! 

This is the layout sketch.

~Melanie Jarocki

~Ann Lenth
~Stephanie Puccini
~Zarna Gould
~Julie Thornton
~Ana White
~Lisa Johnston
Thanks so much ladies!!! Lovely layouts!

To get your name entered, simply create a card or layout using one of the songs as inspiration. Add your name by leaving a link to where we can find it.  (or add your link to the COMMENT section) At the end of MAY a random name will be chosen (using random.org) as a winner.

Challenge details:
~You will have 2 chances to get your name in for the monthly draw! There's a layout sketch and a card sketch you can do.
~Please only NEW projects, don't link back to a card or layout that you have previously done.
~You CAN combine this challenge with other challenges in blogland! That's the fun of challenges, seeing how many challenges you can include with one layout!!! Woohoo!!! Just remember to link back to Just My Sketches.That would be greatly appreciated.
~You have until the END of the MONTH to get your card or layout done for this month's prize.

~~~If YOU would like to sponsor a monthly prize, please EMAIL ME at deanneburton@gmail.com. Thanks! It would be greatly appreciated and I WILL advertise for you all month that you sponsor. I will also keep a permanent link on the sidebar of this blog.~~~ 


Irit Shalom's Designs!!!

Congratulations!!! Please EMAIL ME and I'll get a RAK sent out to you ASAP!!!

Thanks to all who participated!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Ready...

A Blog Hop is coming!
Get ready to hop to it with the JMS & the Blend blog hop coming to a computer near you soon!
With a grand prize worth $30 as well as blog candy along the way, this is one hop you won't want to miss out on!