My starting point, the sketch that my layouts are based off of from Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 3.
Layout #3 - "Standing Tall"
Patterned paper - Piggy Tales, My Mind's Eye (orange solid), transparency - Creative Imaginations, alphabets - American Crafts, felt shapes - Fancy Pants Designs, brads - Doodlebug Designs
Variation #1 - Again, the first thing you probably notice is the pictures (and Jackson's crazy "bed head" hair!) With these pictures if I would have cropped them down to 4" x 4" like suggested on the sketch I would have been either cutting off Jackson's head or his legs (which play a pretty important part in the story.) I, instead, kept the 6" height of the photo and cropped the width down so I could include more photos than just four. The whole photo block ended up being a little bit wider across the layout than the suggested size on the sketch but it's not enough to alter the overall look.
Variation #2 - On this layout, unlike the last two, I did follow the sketch exactly on the accent cardstock tabs. However, the embellishments I decided to use are different...
I used felt shapes and added my own little touches to them like hand stitching and brads. I also added some word stickers, one of my scrapbooking supply staples. I probably use them too much but I can't resist. They are such an easy thing to add and you can fit them in the smallest of spaces.
Variation #3 - In place of two squares of patterned paper I used a transparency with words printed all over it. Not a huge variation and probably not that noticeable but something a little different.
There weren't as many variations on this layout but, like I said in the post on Monday, this sketch really doesn't need a lot of variations to look different. The patterned paper background is such a huge part that simply changing the papers, changes the whole look.
It's a clean slate for day three and the giveaway! :)