May Designers and a New Sketch Challenge #126!

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Wow! Can you believe it is May 1st? We have an exciting month planned here at Skipping Stones Design! Let’s kick it off by introducing our Guest Designers for the month of May!

Our Visiting Sketch Artist is none other than the fabulous Heidi Van Laar!

Heidi is a stay at home mom of three boys. Married eleven wonderful years. In her former life (before kids) She was a graphic designer, now she just loves to play with paper! She grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon, now she lives in a teeny tiny town in Southern Washington.

And our two guest designers for the month are…
Jennifer Rzasa

(You may recognize this fabulous box with Skipping Stones Grunge Stamps from a recent cover of Paper Crafts Magazine!)

A bit about Jennifer:

My name is Jennifer Rzasa, and I am a 28 yr old music teacher (1st-5th grade). I live with my husband in MA, about 25 min outside of Boston. I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer this month at Skipping Stones Designs! My crafting style is most definitely CAS, although you can occasionally catch me trying something new as well 🙂 When I’m not making cards, I’m teaching private instrument lessons, playing video games, skateboarding, or eating. I also love to paint, sew, and make jewelry.

And, a familiar face, Taylor Usry!

A bit about Taylor:

Hello! My name is Taylor Usry, and I live with my husband, two kids, and one cat in southern Virginia. I’ve been an avid crafter my whole life, but I’ve only been obsessed with paper crafting for the last 7 years or so. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a crayon, marker, glue stick, ribbon, or something crafty in my hands!

I’m often asked if I have a particular style – I’d say it’s eclectic. There really isn’t much I don’t like, or anything I won’t try – just give me goodies and let me play! I love every aspect of the creative world.

I’m honored to currently be part of several talented design teams, and am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be a guest designer with Skipping Stones Design this month!

And now for our sketch!

To play along this week, simply create a card based on this sketch and link it up below for a chance to win free stamps! We ask that your card obviously use the sketch and that you do not combine more than five total challenges for the project. The winner is chosen randomly and you don’t even have to use SSD stamps, but we LOVE it when you do!!!!

Here is what our guests and our team have done with this wonderful sketch!

Heidi Van Laar

Taylor Usry

Jennier Rzasa

And for our team…



(You HAVE to check out Stephanie’s blog to see the inside of her super cute card, too!)


Wendy Price

(Check out Wendy’s blog to see how she used her stamps for this neat technique!)


Live the Life of Your Dreams


WOW! Don’t you love how the sketch has been flipped, flopped, and turned in so many fun ways? This is a great sketch and we REALLY want you to play along! Link up your design below! don’t have to use SSD stamps, but we love it when you do! AND…please combine no more than five total challenges. Thank you!


Comments 5

  1. Wonderful sketch and I finally got my card made using it. The designers gave me great ideas and helped my card come together quickly once I set out to create the card.

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