Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sketch Week, Part 4

Part four of Sketch Week brings our first Guest Designer of the week. Say hello to Andrea Friebus! There's a good chance you've seen Andrea's pages before, she's been published is several magazines, and you can definitely see why.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago when my sister dragged me kicking and screaming to a Creative Memories party. She knew that if I gave it a try I would love it and she was right!!


Why did you start scrapbooking?
All of the fun products! That first Creative Memories party took place about a month before I was getting married in Las Vegas. Once I saw all the Vegas themed patterned papers and stickers, I knew I wanted to make a wedding album.


What is your favorite "go-to" scrapbooking supply?
Patterned paper and mini brads always end up on my layouts. Oh and I love Thickers!! You can never have too many Thickers!

How often do you use sketches?
Almost every layout I make starts with a sketch. For me, sketches take the guesswork out of where to place everything and lets me get straight to the fun part of choosing paper and embellishments.

What do you love most about Scrapbook Generation sketches?
I love that they use a lot of photos and a lot of embellishments. The photos are important to me and as a product junkie, the patterned papers and accents are also important. By using these sketches, I don't have to sacrifice anything, I can get it ALL on the layout and it will still look balanced.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

* I hate to cook but love to clean.
* I'm addicted to Project Runway and Diet Pepsi.
* I'm a Harry Potter and Star Wars fanatic.

The sketch, from Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 7, that has been the starting point for all the layouts this week.

Layout #4 - Surf Punk by Andrea Friebus


I know it’s cold weather for a lot of us, but this sketch was perfect for the photos I had of my son playing at the beach! I stayed pretty close to the sketch but I did make a few changes.

Patterned paper: I kept all the measurements the same, but switched the location of the second and fourth strips. I wanted the larger strip on the bottom to house my title. I also tore along the bottom of that strip for some texture.

Photos: On the left page I changed the sizes of the three photos across the top. The first one measures 2.75 x 2.5 and is trimmed down to crop out some distractions in the background. The center photo measures 2 x 2.5 and I cropped it to that size to eliminate a lot of the white space and put the focus on my son. The third photo measures 4 x 2.5 simply because all my photos were horizontal so I had to use the 4 inch height. The remaining photos are all the same measurements as the sketch, the only difference being I left margins between the photos on the right page and also eliminated the smallest photo and replaced it with an embellishment.


Title and journaling: I kept these in the same locations as the sketch but I did journaling strips instead of a journaling block and made my title much bigger than the sketch title.


Embellishments: I liked the three circle accents on the sketch and placed my cork buttons in similar locations. The other little finishing touches I added were border stickers and brads. (A note about the cork buttons: I thought the cork looked good with the beach photos and I had these cork embellishments from Pink Paislee but they had pink and black designs on them. So I flipped them over, punched two holes in them with my Crop-A-Dile, tied some thread through and made them into buttons.)

I hope you enjoyed my take on Allison’s amazing sketch!!

Thank you Andrea for sharing your layout with us today! 

Today is the fourth chance for the Jillibean Soup and Sketches for Scrapbooking giveaway!  *I wanted to let you guys know that I'm going to answer all questions from the comments in the wrap up post on Monday. :)

86 comments:

mmspiker said...

It is always interesting to see someone else's take on Allison's sketches. Even though it is based on the same sketch, it looks totally different. Thanks for sharing your ideas Andrea!

Pokey Puppy said...

I love the color choices in this layout. Also, what catches my eye (besides the photos) is the different circle patterns. It's a fun layout!

Sharon said...

Love the layout! Cute pics!!!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Great take on the sketch!!

Tiffany said...

Love the placement of the mini brads. Very cute!

ScrappinKaren said...

Loved the variation on the sketch! The pictures are great - makes me want to go for a walk on the beach!

AmyBug said...

I like the added brads and how you switched the picture out for an embellishment. I've thought about doing the same thing with my PP cork buttons that are red & blue.

Karen B said...

Great layout! I really like the colors and your pictures are great!

Erica said...

Nice to "meet" you Andrea! Great design and layout. I love the paper choices and how you repurposed the cork embellishments! Thanks!

Beatrice said...

Very cute- super fun layout- I love this sketch:-)

Anonymous said...

Greay layout. It's great to see another take on the sketch.

Jennifer D

Kelly said...

That background paper is PERFECT with those beach photos.... really makes it all pop.

Sonya said...

The brown and blue beachy papers are perfect here!

Yvonne said...

I love your layout. The colors, the pics, the variations...

dawn said...

Welcome Andrea, love love this page. It's so refreshing to see a beach layout with these colors instead of the typical blue theme. These are fun photos and a great layout.

I started scrapping the same way as you, being dragged by my sister to Creative Memories party. We had just gone to Disney for the first time so she bought me a Disney album and all the papers and helped get it started. I was instantly hooked, went out to Joann's and bought tons more and now I have to do some kind of scrapping everyday. My sister though works on it every few months. It was great to see your layout here, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Nice layout. I still have some of these papers so I may have to "lift" some of your ideas.

Linda from KS

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful layout Andrea. Amazing photos and very refreshing at this time of year.

Laura J said...

Nice take on the sketch! I love the cork buttons...thanks for the reminder to look at things from another perspective.

Kristina said...

I love the papers you chose for this layout! Makes me wish I was on the beach right now! :) Good job!

Patricia M. said...

Wonderful LO Andrea. The papers are perfect and the pictures super cute. Thanks for sharing :)

joel & ginny said...

I like how she included a tag on the center photo! TFS!

Scrapthat said...

Great job with the sketch! The papers are great for this LO!

Jessie said...

Love it!!!!

Jody B. said...

I love your take of the sketch. The colors are so beautiful. Great Job!

Heather K said...

Andrea, that is a beautiful layout and I love the pictures of your son playing on the beach. The cork buttons are great and what a great idea to just flip something over if the colors don't work.

L said...

The color combo is very pleasing to the eye, and what a great suggestion about the cork buttons! I'm going to have to start turning things over from now on!

Lulo

Stacy said...

Awesome! Great take on this sketch!

connie said...

Great job on the sketch. I have those cork buttons and never thought to turn them over!

Janelle H. said...

Love the colors on this layout! I also liked how you used a circle theme in papers and embellishments! Awesome!

LouAnn said...

Great layout Andrea! Love the patterned papers that you used.

Melanie said...

Great colour scheme - perfect for the beach.

Anonymous said...

Keeps getting better!!

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

Beautiful take on the sketch, Andrea!

Megan B said...

Great job on your layout Andrea!! :) Love how you used the cork...very beachy!!

debbie susee said...

Cute layout. Great photos.

MegL said...

Wow, great layout. This is so fun to see all the variations. Thank you guys so much for doing this. I look forward to it.

nanapatty said...

Tearing the edge of paper, which I like to do, adds another dimension.

Michele Mc said...

Great job Andrea! I was nice reading your summary at the beginning - I enjoy "getting to know" fellow scrappers.

Love this color combo - so soothing. Neat buttons and what a cute kid!

Cynthia B. said...

Great job with the sketch! I like the cork+twine accents and the tag on the larger middle photo - nice touches! And- that title and the playful photos re so fun- thanks for sharing!

Shannon Hager said...

I love the colors and very cute pictures!

Jakki said...

great way of using the beach photos.

wifenavy73 said...

I love seeing how other people interpret the sketch. Andrea, you did an awesome job!

Rebekah said...

I love the beach theme! My daughter's been wanting to go for awhile, and I will not pull out pictures from her last visit. Thanks!

M said...

I like this idea of having someone else use your sketch. It gives the layout a whole different look even if it's the same sketch. Thanks for sharing.

Luv2talk said...

I think you stayed truer to the sketch than AD usually does. LOL!

Nice job making it your own. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great Job Andrea! I love the cork buttons!

Anonymous said...

I scrap lots of beach photos, so this was perfect for me!

Kathy R

shelley said...

Nice sketch,love the pictures

Erica Hettwer said...

Great layout! I love seeing how other people use Ali's sketches!

Erin said...

Love your story about how you started scrapbooking!! I was dragged kicking & screaming by my sister in law, as well. Great use of the cork by flipping them and turning them into buttons.

rt said...

Thanks for sharing

janet said...

great layout Andrea- love the cork buttons, brad placement and the color combo. Add all of them with ADORABLE pictures and you get a great layout. thanks for sharing!
(p.s.) I will cook at your house if you clean at my house, deal?) ha! Merry Christams Wishes!

julie.schellin said...

great job - thanks for rocking the sketch!

Arianne said...

Another great LO! It's always so fun to see how many different things you can do with one sketch!

Samantha T. said...

Great layout! Love the papers and the feel of this one!

AmyInKy said...

Love the idea to flip the cork over!

Anonymous said...

I love the layout and can't wait to get the new Vol. 7 Sketch book. I've had to wait because of Christmas and taxes (boo). But, atleast this way I'm getting a sneak peek. I like the changes you made in the layout. I tend to do that too. Thanks---Christine Rantz

sunny-wyatt said...

Love your layout Andrea

ruth said...

Very cute layout!

LeAnne Smith said...

Great way to improvise when the cork embellishments didn't match! Awesome job!!

anet said...

It really is fun to see someone else's take on the sketch. Great job!

dlhfks said...

Love the beach theme.

Hannah Clark said...

I love it! The paper is just perfect for those photos!

Sue Bone said...

Great layout. I agree you can't have too many thickers

PamS said...

I like Andrea's take on the sketch. Her own little touches seem to bring the water onto the cardstock.

Ann said...

Great to see a water layout in kraft colours instead of typical blue - how adventurous of you! Nice job on the sketch!

tape said...

Lovely layout and great ideas!

Kim said...

You did a fabulous job with the sketch, such cute pictures too.

Merri Lynn said...

Love the title of this layut--he sure is a cutie. And the papers are great too--along with the layout-- of course!!

Paper Doll said...

Nice choice of colour. Very nice indeed.

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorites! I love the colors and the peaceful feel of this layout. This sketch is so versatile. Love it!

JLC said...

Love the versatility of the sketch and interpretation by a "guest" artist!

lesley said...

I love this new inclusion of a guest designer. Your pages are absolutely beautiful, Allison, but by seeing someone else's take on your sketches, it allows for more versatility and creativity in my own interpretation instead of just copying you start to finish.

Karina said...

Adorable layout !!! Cute pics !!!

Karina

Tammy said...

Great colors with the pics, I always love beach LOs!

Brooke Gale said...

What a great layout, I love the colors. Great usage of Ali's sketch!

Steff said...

Love how your title flows onto your photo! Fabulous layout, Andrea!

Shannon Marie said...

cute layout!!!

Melanie said...

Great layout Andrea!

Arjanne said...

Lovely page!

CodyandTraci said...

Great version of the sketch. Thanks, Traci

Christel said...

Great layout! :)

Amy13 said...

Really like the paper colors on this layout...makes the photos really stand out.

Rebecca H, said...

I love the colors in this one-- orange, blue and brown are so great! Cowabunga dude!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Awesome lo, I love the colors & your title... great take!
Staci

Raimi said...

perfect color combo for beach photos. Thanks for the inspiration.