Friday, February 12, 2010

1 sketch, 6 layouts - Part 5

Friday means it's the last layout of sketches week. :( I'm enjoying this so much that I already can't wait for next month!

My starting point, the sketch that all of my layouts are based off of from Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 3.

Layout #5 - "Drew at Age Four"

Patterned papers - Crate Paper (blue, green, yellow), October Afternoon (dotted), BasicGrey (orange), rhinestone embellishments - Prima, alphabet stickers - Doodlebug Designs

Variation #1 - On the last layout, "His Favorite Girl", I divided the large patterned paper squares into smaller 2 1/2" squares. This layout follows that same pattern except I did this with the pictures. I have one focal photo that is the suggested 4" x 4" size while all the others are small 2" x 2" photos.

Variation #2 - Circles took the place of the suggested accent cardstock tabs this time. I added cute little emotion rubons to each one and adhered them with pop dots. 


I also added rhinestone embellishments onto opposite corners of the photo block. This doesn't really come from a suggestion on the sketch but I thought they would be a fun touch. On the upper left one it goes down the left side of the photo block to somewhat stand in for the accent cardstock tab on the sketch. Same goes for the bottom right, it reaches far enough to the journaling block to somewhat count for that tab on the sketch.

Variation #3 - The journaling block on this layout is quite a bit larger than the one suggested on the sketch. To make some room for the bigger block I left out two of the 2" x 2" photos and then added my journaling block so that overlapped into the photo block in place of those two photos.


Drew was very happy to be my little helper again on this layout. This time we made up a little quiz with a lot of questions for him to answer. I really want to remember to do this every year and see how much his answers change over the years.

Today is the last chance for the giveaway and with the help of random.org, I'll announce the winner on Monday! :)

Thank you all so much for the super nice comments throughout the week! It's great to hear how many of you are enjoying the sketches. I know that I love doing this feature and can't wait to get started on next month. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day weekend! :)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, super lo's!! I love your work, thanks for the insperation!!
lg Manuela from Switzerland

MarciaD said...

Thanks so much for doing this series. I am looking forward to next month too!

reen said...

Thanks for another awesome LO and another example of how to make the sketches come to life.

debbi said...

I have really enjoyed checking your blog all week and I'll be referring back to it when I sit down to scrap. Love the way you captured Drew's 4-year old personality in photos and journaling. Now I plan to interview my grandson. Looking forward to next month, too.

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I so enoy sketches week!

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I so enjoy sketches week!

Sharon Fry said...

Love this sketch with the different sized photos!!! Thanks once again for the chance to win!!!

Scrapthat said...

Great work again! Fun LO! What a cutie patootie! a boy after my own heart...CHocolate's my favorite food too! :)
TFS Allison!

Cindy Leggett said...

Thanks for another great week of ideas. Looking forward to next month.

LJ13 said...

Love this layout especially the use of the different size pictures. I've done journaling like that before but what a great reminder to do it every year as I'm sure the answers will change.

LouAnn

Shari said...

I love the interview style journaling, especially with kids 3-5 years old. Priceless responses. My 4 year old has a girl that is his friend also. He calls her "My Bestest Friend".

Amy from KC said...

Sketch week is always over too soon. (But it has been GREAT!)

I love how you used the picture area to create a photo collage with a mix of photo sizes. It really changes the look of the whole page. The extra journaling space is also a nice thing to have.

I have to say that this sketch is one that I have skipped over in the sketch book, but I have loved all of the layouts you created with it, and am definitely going to use it now.

Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love the bling on a boys page!
Really enjoying the sketch week.

Kathy

dawn said...

This is my favorite layout this week I think, it is hard too choose. I like all the different face shots, just like on Jacksons from the Jan. sketch week. I always ask my kids these questions too the day before their bday and take one photo. I like this way better with all the face shots. I will try this one. I'm glad I was wrong and today wasn't the last day for a sketch. Thank you for the help about the airport if I can come out. I did a layout kinda like this week's sketch and it will be on my blog tonight if you can check it out. I didnt copy the whole thing but most of it. Here is where you can see it http://everydaymemorieswithprojectlife.blogspot.com Thanks for a fun week and can't wait till next month. Have a Happy Valentine's Weekend.

Lori G. said...

I'm always so hesitant to put "bling" on my son's pages but the way you do it looks great.

I also really like the idea of interviewing your kids. My daughter loves to scrapbook with me so that's a non-issue. However, my 13 year old son's response would probably be "IDK". Oh, it would be so funny.

Thanks for another great week! Looking forward to March!

CodyandTraci said...

I love the small photos, and I can not wait to interview my kiddos. thanks again, Traci

Patricia Manley said...

Ali, I really like how you used the small pictures. That is a great way to fit in a lot more pictures on a layout. The journaling block is great too, I don't think I would ever come up with that, but that is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your wonderful layouts with us.

Kara said...

I love your new blog ideas and can't wait to see what you do next month too! Great LOs as always! :)

Anonymous said...

love your use of color. I always have trouble coming out of the blue/green for my boys. Im encouraged, thank you! cant wait til next month. Off to order a volume! Jody, IA

Erica Hettwer said...

Love all the pictures on this one and the quiz! I'm going to ask little man those questions (with a few changes) today!
Thanks for all the great inspiration! :D

Anonymous said...

Another great layout! Thanks for helping us think out side the box on using sketches.

Stacie in Oklahoma

Renee said...

Love how you switched this up using smaller pictures as one big picture. Looks different and yet kept the sketch is the same. Thanks for sharing all these great layouts based on the same sketch. Can't wait to see the next feature sketch!

Jen**SugaredSongbird** said...

Great sketch variations, once again. Course the subjects being so cute help and all :)

Kristen said...

love the quiz idea!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

Linda from KS

Kim M said...

I loved this week on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing all your techniques and insight.

Luv2talk said...

You really do prove that the possibilities are endless. You are really helping me think outside the box with the sketch books I already have. :)

Melanie said...

Love all the photos and bling on a boy layout!

tiffanyfarhner said...

i love sketches week....i agree...they end just to quickly! thanks for all the inspiration...can't wait to get scrappin!

kroller said...

this is such a cute layout! I love the faces sprinkled throughout and the questions are a great idea!