Monday, October 18, 2010

Sketch Week - Wrap Up

Another Sketch Week comes to an end. What a fun week it is and I'm always a little sad to see it go. However, there's always the next one to look forward to.

Here's a look at all five layouts together.







The winner of Friday's giveaway is...

Susan said...
Gorgeous page ~ you are all very talented!

You can email me at alidavis1919@hotmail.com with your shipping information and which volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking you would like.

Mark your calendars! The next Sketch Week will start on Monday, November 8. Another five layouts, another guest designer, and a new sponsor.

There's still one more giveaway for today. To be eligible just leave a comment telling me - what is your favorite thing about our sketches? I'll announce the winner tomorrow (along with another little surprise).

Happy Monday!

87 comments:

Sue Bone said...

I love your sketches, because they are formulas for guaranteed success but each one looks so different.

Jodyjane said...

I would have to say the versatility. You have shown us so many ways to use one sketch, i feel I never have to buy another book. Just the sketch books from you. :)

Scrapthat said...

I'm always sad to see sketch week end too! :(
My favorite thing about your sketches is how easy it is to pull together a coordinated clean LO full of photos and it never looking too busy! Easy Peasy!

Amy from KC said...

My favorite thing about your sketches is that I can copy one easily and end up with a fabulous layout, or I can re-work pretty much any element and make the sketch work for whatever I have. I love Sketches for Scrapbooking! They make my scrapping life...and layouts...better!!!

Michele Mc said...

It's hard to pick just one favorite, but if I must I would have to say that you remove a lot of the difficulty by providing explicit measurements. Of course, you don't have to follow those to a "T" but at least you have a great starting point and can manipulate them to customize the layout.

Thanks for another great sketch week!

dawn said...

Congrats to the winner!!

I have to say it's hard to pick one favorite thing but if I had to it would be that your layouts look so clean, uncluttered, beautiful photos. Thank you for inspiring us and giving us this fun week with you every month. Cant' wait till next month.

Thanks again Debbie for sponsoring this week and making a layout.
I really loved seeing all the layouts together this week.

shelley said...

I like that they have measurements on them. I hated to do 12 x 12 layouts until I found your sketch books now they are easy and simple to do.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Congrats to the winners! I love that you create a "road map" to follow! Also, I think it is awesome that you do sketch week to show us the oh so many ways to work that sketch so it looks differnt each and every time it is used! Thanks for the additional chance to win...fingers crossed!
Staci

LouAnn said...

What I love most about the sketches is that you make it so easy for me to pull a layout together. I love the fact that the measurements are there and there is no guessing. The hardest part for me now is choosing which papers to use.

Lisa and Eddy said...

Great week!
My favourite thing is the measurements, I've never been one for looking at something and saying "oh that looks like a 2x2 square"...so that you have all the measurements....makes my life easy! :)

mytwoandras said...

My favorite thing about using the sketches is that because you give all of the measurements, I am able to use what I have as long as it fits in the same total space. Easy.

Miss Misi said...

I love that they are double page sketches!

joel & ginny said...

I love seeing the versatility of the sketches and of course all the creative inspiration!

Beatrice said...

I love so many things about your sketches- I rarely find one I wouldn't use- they are super versatile, they are double page layouts (which is hard to find) and they use 4x6 photos or can easily be adapted to 4x6s. Your samples are always bright, fun and cheer too- which is also very motivating:-)

janetk said...

oh this is an EASY one- double page layouts!
woo hoo!!over the moon about them.
I recommend your books to EVERYONE!
thanks for sharing..love Sketch Week!

kroller said...

I love that I don't have to figure out the balance of all those layouts and love that I see all those papers I need to use in a new light!

Melanie said...

Just one thing I enjoy about your sketches??? lol They rock! They are easy to use - versatile and the measurements work with lots of photos.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I love the versatility of using the same sketch over and over, yet achieving different results!

Laura J said...

My favorite thing about your sketches?? The base design of the sketches is always so solid...they are always well balanced and grounded. If it were a house, you'd say it had good bones! It just shows good design sense!

A close second favorite would have to be how versatile they are...I'm always floored at how many looks you can get out of these sketches!

L said...

This one is easy...my favorite thing is they're double page sketches with room for lots of pictures. It's the way I scrap...the way I've always scrapped, and the way I will continue to scrap.
I'm so glad I discovered this site!

ruth said...

I love seeing all the layouts together like that. :)

My fav thing about sketches is knowing that it will be easy because you've done the hard work for me. :) I love book #6 so very much!!

Megan B said...

I love how versatile they are...you can use larger photos, smaller ones, or a combination of both. My other favorite thing is that they are usually 2 page layouts and those are my favorite ones to do since you can really tell the story and include lots of photos!

kgbell said...

I love the amount of photos I can get on a layout. Finding your blog got me back into scrapbooking. I was so frustrated and felt noncreative. You have helped me find my creativty again! Thank you! PS all my fellow croppers were jealous of my LO and I was hesitant to share my new found source, but I did! Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Your sketches contain measurements. Big plus! I also like that they are two page layouts and that they are so versatile.

K in PA

Sharon said...

My favorite thing about your sketches is how easy they are to follow!! The hard part is done (measurement, embellishment placement) and I get to spend more time putting the layouts together!!!

tape said...

All the LOs are just gorgeous!
I like that you give the measurements and the kind of patterns to use - so helpful!

Lynette said...

I LOVE your sketches...it is so versatile and just makes life so much easier when you want to scrap and don't know where to start.

Tiffany Grant said...

My favorite thing is that they work for anything. Lots of photos, a few photos, lots of detail or a more simple page. I just love them!

Karen Fink said...

Love them because they are so versatile. They are very easy to copy exactly or mix it up a bit and get a completely different look.

Debi said...

I love that you are able to put so many photos on a 2 page spread; I also love the exact measurements and the ideas for what kinds of patterned papers to use.

Luv2talk said...

I really appreciate that you include the measurements. Saves me time and ensures I don't 'waste' any paper.

There are LOTS of things I love about your sketches, but this one came to mind first!

Karina said...

I love versatilty and how just making little chanches the layouts look completely different!!!

Janelle H. said...

I love how one sketch can have so many looks with just a few changes. They really help me get a lot of pages done!

debbie susee said...

Your sketches get me started and then I have the freedom to take over from there and make it my own. It's the little push I need soemtimes to get me started.

Howard12b said...

I love the sketches cause they give me a jumping off place, the possibilities are endless from there.

AlliR said...

I love the fact that your sketches are double layouts as I really like doing them but struggle to get started sometimes. And the fact you give so many variations for each one is just great!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love how I can just use one tiny portion of the sketch or the whole thing. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the sketches, I like your style and it's great to see how many diferrent layouts you can get from one sketch. I always looked forward to sketch week. Can't wait until next month!! Thanks!

Jennifer D

Anonymous said...

I like that I don't have to worry about design and I can just concentrate on the fun stuff like papers and embellishments! Tracy C.

anet said...

I love your sketches because if I just give myself over to them - my pages turn out fantastic!

Rebekah said...

I love the versatility and that they are 2 pages!

AndreaFriebus said...

My favorite thing is seeing the different interpretations of the sketches. It shows just how versatile they are.

April said...

My favorite thing about them is how many different looks you can get from the same sketch! It's really amazing. :)
- April W

Heather said...

I love sketches, but I've always been far too literal with them. Your site has helped me to use sketches as a springboard for my own creativity.
Also after finding your site last week I was able to complete two darling LOs in no time flat! Thanks!

MaryBez said...

I love the versatility of the sketches....how they can be changed for different themes and they key for coordinating the paper. I never scrap without them.

mmspiker said...

I had a hard time starting a layout before. Even if I had my papers and photos, I wasn't sure about the design. Your sketches give me a great starting point so I can spend time on the finishing touches, and not use up all my energy on photo placement.

CodyandTraci said...

I love the clean photo centered focus of the 2 page layouts. Thank you so much! Traci

Samantha T. said...

I love how easily the sketches can be adapted to fit the theme or number of photos I'm working with. Oh, and sketch artist herself is ridiculously sweet and generous (seriously, I'm not just trying to butter you up!)

Rebecca H. said...

My favorite thing is definately that they are double page sketches. I have a much harder time putting together 2 page LOs and sometimes I just have too many photos to do a 1 page LO. These sketches make the 2 pagers so much easier! Thanks Ali!

Amy13 said...

VERSATILITY! I love how they can be adapted to fit my needs and used over and over again, but each time look unique.

holly b said...

My favorite thing about your sketches is that they are 2-page, multi-photo layouts. I have so many event photos that are sitting around in stacks, and every time I look at one of your sketches, it's perfect for one or more of my events. I've used your August sketch 4 times! Your sketches help me get my memories onto pages!

nanapatty said...

My favorite part of the sketches is their versatility. As a two-page, multi-photo scrapper they adapt to fit my needs and photos. Thanks.

Katrina said...

I love the look of one or two picture layouts, but I have too many pictures! I love that by using your sketches I can get the same "feel" of a simple, clean layout while still packing in bunches of my favorite shots.

Jennifer D. said...

I love your sketches because I had forgotten how to complete a 2 page loayout. When I forst began scrapping, I only completed 2 pagers, then I gave into 'scrapressure' and became a one page scrapper. Now, I have returned to completing 2 page layouts. Thank you!!!!

Yvonne said...

My favorite thing about your sketches are the comments from my family. They say my layouts look professional now.

Anonymous said...

Your sketch week shows how versatile a sketch can be. Changing the number of photos, width of a border, etc can be incorporated into the same sketch and it will still work. Love this.

Kathy R

Melissa said...

My favorite thing about your sketches is how easy they are to follow. Love how they tell the size of the photos and all the paper. Makes it easy to copy or change up a little bit if needed. Just LOVE them!

Misty R. said...

I love the flexibility of taking the primary sketch and being able to adapt it to make it work with whatever you might have on hand.

connie said...

Before using your sketches I spent way too much time deciding how to use all the beautiful pattern paper I have collected and where to start on my LO! I don't have that problem anymore. I let one of my friends borrow my 2 sketch books to take on a weekend scrap retreat and she could not believe how much they helped her. Thanks for the Sketches and the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing is that you include the measurements. For a beginner, that is very helpful.

Linda from KS

JadeCook said...

why I love your sketches? They are so easy to follow and the end product is a fab LO! And I always love all the examples b/c they are different ways to use the sketch and are all so great. I look forward to every sketch week!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about your sketches (and your mom's sketches)is they are easy to follow and are adaptable to what I need! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! - RacheT

dlhfks said...

Being a math professor, the sketches are like formulas. Making the problem easier to solve.

Kim said...

I love sketches because it takes all the thinking out of it for me. I don't have to sit there wondering where to put this and where to put that.

wendy said...

I love how one little sketch can look so different every time. And I love the variety of changing out picture sizes if need be.

wifenavy73 said...

Your sketches are by far the best out there. I love how you give us the measurements and the type of paper (paterned or plain) in the directions. I dont leave for a crop without them : )

MarciaD said...

I love how you show us you can vary from the sketch but still maintain the basic balance and design.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

There are so many reasons I love your sketches : great composition, easy to duplicate, creative, and fun but the number one reason I love them is that you always get so many photos on a layout which is awesome for a button happy camera girl like me :) Thanks!

AmyBug said...

I love that they are so detailed as far as measurements go. I like knowing the sizes so if I want to follow the sketch exactly. Even if I don't want to follow it exactly I like to know reference of size. It's also neat that you put solids/stripes and where they would look best.

Avril Tanner said...

I love the fact that they are so versatile and that you take the time to create the legend that goes along with them indicating use of strype, small patterned etc.. this is extremely helpful when looking to create something quickly! Thanks also for all the wonderful inspriation you provide along with the Sketch weeks! I have been learning so much lately!

Colleen said...

I love your sketches because they help me get over my indecisiveness about where to place my pictures and off so many possibilities.

Paper Doll said...

I've always used sketches, they're huge time savers! Now, why do I love YOUR sketches? The layouts look fresh ... clean lines and well balanced.

Can't wait till Nov 8th!

reen said...

I've always said I have no original thoughts, but once I have an outline (sketch)in front of my I'm fine. So of course I love your sketches because they're an outline. But when you post the variations through sketch week it teaches me to step out of lines and make the layout my own.

Tammy said...

That's a hard one, I'd have to say that my fave thing about your sketches is all the different ways you can interpret them to come up with so many different variations!

Mom2TwoBoys said...

I love that the focus is always on the pictures and central. You're eye is always drawn to them by the placement of the papers and design. They are so easy yet I could never come up with it on my own. Thanks!

Emily said...

My favorite thing abotu your sketches is that luv2talk likes them. ;)

Bev said...

I like that you do 2 page layouts, and that your sketches are so versitile.

Merri Lynn said...

I love the sketches because they help a "scrapbook challenged" person such as myself come up with fun imaginative designs that I can make my own in one way or another and feel proud to put my name on. Keep up the fantastic work.

MeganL said...

My favorite thing is I'm getting more pages done that ever. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It's very straight forward and it's also organized too.. Any questions you have about the sketches it has all the answers you want to know like how long is a strip needs to be and things like that.

Ashley L

9isfine said...

My favorite thing about sketches is that they speed things up for me. I have more time to tel the stories when I don't have to worry about how to lay all my photos out.

Melanie said...

My favorite thing about your sketches is that my layouts always turn out fantastic when I use them! I like how they are multi-photo too!

Arjanne said...

I like it that I don't have to worry about the placement. I know it will work, because I see it in the sketch and examples!

capturinglifesart said...

I love the measurements and knowing where to put everything. Plus, I love the versatility of them. One sketch can provide so many different layouts and looks.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love how versatile they are and how the measurements are there for those days you just want to craft but do not want to think!

Gretchen Lindsey said...

I like the fact hat you use a lot of photos and alot of them are 4x6. I also like the new sketches with the die cut papers. Just fabulous.

Kim said...

I just found and your blog! WOW! What's NOT to LOVE about your Sketches!! AWESOME!! I have become a follower and will be keeping tabs on you! LOL! GORGEOUS LAYOUTS!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim