Saturday, February 26, 2011

The end of the line

If you are following the blog hop from Sketch Support, I'm the end of the line. Which also means that you traveled from Holland (Mireille's blog) to Missouri with the click of a mouse.

I know I probably say this about almost every sketch but, I think this is one of my favorites.


I love creating layouts that have a group of elements that sweep across the page. It adds such an eye-catching detail that, in my opinion, is fun to create.

Supplies - Alphabets: Doodlebug (black); Jewels: KaiserCraft; Everything else: BasicGrey

I followed the sketch exactly with the exception of trading the stars on the sketch for butterflies on my layout.

I have a feeling that I'm going to get "the look" from my mom about this page. I'm positive she won't be too fond of the focal photo of her butt. I knew it when I was putting the page together but couldn't resist the cute photo of her and Jackson holding hands while taking a walk. It was a sweet moment that I was glad I captured with a picture, butt and all.

As far as the questions:

1. When it comes to paper crafting I am...
Addicted. I mean, seriously, I can't stop.

2. Where do you craft?
It usually a toss up between on my bed (I know! Weird, right?) or Jackson's Lightning McQueen 24 x 24" table. Why, you might ask. Because this house is incredible too small for us. My closet is half clothes, half scrapbooking supplies. Thank goodness out of all the small spaces in this house, we were fortunate enough to have big walk-in closets.

3. When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me...
Sugar free Red Bull,
my tool caddy thing,
music,
and a mess, because that usually means I'm in the zone and getting stuff done

4. When I'm not creating you can find me...
Chillin' with my boys - watching movies, coloring, washing mud out of clothes, breaking up fights, letting Jackson drive cars on my head, reading books, cleaning the rocks out of the dryer, building tents, trying to figure out it it's a pop tart mashed into the carpet or a strawberry fruit bar,  jumping on the trampoline, playing with Legos, explaining to Drew why we don't yell "poop" in public. You know, the normal mom of boys stuff.

5. When it comes to sketches I...
Well, of course, I'm going to say I love them. 

I love using them and the time and headache they save me. 
I love making them, I could sit in front of the computer all day designing sketches.
I love seeing others using them. It's always cool to see how different each person's interpretation is. 

I hope you enjoyed the Sketch Support "Get to Know the Creative Team" blog hop! Are you tired of giveaways yet? Surely not. How about one more?

I've got a giveaway today for a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume choice is all yours. Leave a comment and I'll announce the winner on Monday. And if you've hit every blog on the hop and left a comment, make sure you head over to Sketch Support to let us know! 
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183 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the photo of your mom with Jackson. It manages to convey the love between them. Thanks for the giveaway. Lina F.

shanna said...

great use of the sketch. I love it. Such cute pictures.

April said...

Fabulous layout!!
- April W

sillypea said...

Your sketches are a new discovery for me and I am in awe! Also love your butterflies on this one and the commentary on buns - you are too darling for words!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous layout! And a great way to use those flashy coloured papers! I also love so many butterflies :) Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Friederike said...

Sweet pages. And butterflies are always great! Always :D

scarthur said...

This is fantastic!! Love, love, love the butterflies!! Thanks for always inspiring us with the sketches!! :)

Jody B. said...

I absolutely love your layout. Lovin' the basic grey and the butterflies are so cute! You are such an inspiration.

Mireille said...

end it with a big bang.. completely in style!!
awesome layout girl!
Loving the butterflies!! i really do!

Christi said...

I love the butterflies. And I wouldn't have even noticed your mom's butt if you didn't mention it. I was focused on them holding hands!!

pennyscraps said...

Girl you are amazing. Your mom and hubby must be so proud. Love the LO - thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win! I have all the scrapbooking books, but have been eying your card sketches! :-)

Amy13 said...

As always, the layout is gorgeous and I love the sketch.

I'm still trying to figure out the Sketch Support site...hopefully I can sit down today and work on that.

Stephanie M. said...

Aww the memories. I raised 6 boys and 2 girls. Lots of boys stuff. Now I'm the Grandma walking the boys and girls. Love it!!

Your layout is beautiful. The elements acoss the page is stunning.

Whitney said...

So pretty and such a sweet moment you captured! Love the use of all the butterfieis!

joel & ginny said...

I had fun on the blog hop! Love the LO you posted. I have that butterfly paper, and my wheels are now turning about what to make with it.

Laura said...

Such a great layout. I love your sketches- just got my first book for Christmas and I'll definitely be adding to the collection.

Renee said...

What a fun blog hop! Thanks for so much for inspiration along the way! It was great to see how everyone put their own spin on the sketch. :) ps. Love those butterflies on your sketch.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, what a stunning layout. I love how you usedthe butterflies. really stunning layout!

Charity Becker said...

love the kaiser craft you used.

Glynis said...

Love this sketch with those fun groupings of embellishments! What a great layout :O)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Can I tell you THANK YOU so much for putting this hop together? I loved hopping along and now have 14 new blogs to follow for inspiration. THANK YOU! I love your layout even with the butt pictures, since I have some of those shots and you are right it is a must have butt and all! Thanks for sharing! Is it strange that being a mom to a girl I still nodded yes to over half of the things you do when not creating?

Lisa F. said...

Your work just blows me away! Thank you so much for starting sketch support, and for all you do. Great layout too!! Beautiful job!!

Karen S. said...

You layout is awesome! I love the colors and the butterflies!

I'm new to your sketches (thanks to people over on the two peas messageboards) so I would LOVE to win any of your awesome sketch books! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

OhSuz said...

What a lovely layout-the orange-y colors really complement the blue in your pix; and I LOVE those pretty butterflies!

Rachel said...

it's nice to know that you're about to create such beautiful things without the perfect scrap space.

Jayne said...

Great LO Allison, lovely colours, photo's and beautiful butterflies!

janet said...

What a way to end some serious blog hopping. I loved everyone's take on your sketch and I agree with you about how movement on a layout is just totally awesome!
Thanks for your contining inspiration. I love my sketch books, your site, SBGenerations blog, my Super Sketch Club membership...so yeah, A BIG Fan.
Smiles from PA!

Lona said...

I love the sketch and the butterflies. I have the perfect pictures for this sketch and am now motivated to scrap!

GLOANN said...

My first time ever to do a complete blog hop. I had said that I would do 3 or 4 and then come back later to do some more. But once I started I could not stop until I finished. I loved visiting every single blog and got so many neat ideas for using this bonus sketch. Hope to do a LO this morning with it. Love yours and that BG paper. It's one of my favorites and I believe I have a few sheets left. Thank you so much for this fun I've had this morning.

Haven said...

I love the switch to butterflies - so beautiful. I may have to borrow that idea for my layout of our trip to the local butterfly conservatory - perfect!

Christine said...

of course another great sketch! I love your sketches & use them constantly :)

Jaime said...

Your sketches are Amazing!

Jessica said...

I love what you did with the sketch and, as usual, I love the sketch.

oh yvonne said...

I have enjoyed this blog hop, all the designers do amazing and inspiring work! I am such a fan!

AmyBug said...

How funny about the butt and all. I can totally relate to the typical "mom of a boy" stuff. I have dealt with a few of those myself. I love the mixed title and the use of butterflies across the pages.

Lisa G. said...

Love your layout! Your description of when your not creating, makes me giggle!
Side note, I noticed the top of your blog changed, looks good!

Colleen said...

Another great layout! One of my favorite pictures I have is a shot from behind of my son holding hands and walking with my parents.

Jill Sarginson said...

Allison, I could never tire of looking at your layouts! This one - you hit out of the park, as usual! I just LOVE the butterflies!!!

jan farnworth said...

love the details

Mary Bez said...

Allison, I know I have said it before but I want to say it again thanks so so much for Sketch Support! It has given me so much inspiration and has elevated my scrapbooking. Your take on the sketch is beautiful and love BG too. Thanks again.

Laura B. said...

Love the butterflies and the theme of the page! Sweet!!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh how I love your "mom of boys" routine. Don't have kids but after working in childcare for years I found myself nodding and smiling. hehe...

It is pure JOY to be on this team. Thank you Allison for being so passionate about creating fab sketches for us to use!

alisonm said...

What a great way to end this hop! Thanks for the adventure!

Sue Bone said...

I love the colours you've pulled from the jumper.

Mare said...

Thanks for the hop. Your lo is great but the best part is the photo the reminds mr to take a different perspective. I always forget about the "walkaway". Thanks. I love sketch support and visit everyday.

Paula said...

What a wonderful day off following this blog hop... Thanks... love your sketch books and website...

Amy said...

You make me smile..isn't being a mom of boys the best, most entertaining, teaching experience in life? I love it! The layout is pretty great too. Love the butterflies and pics. Thanks again for making all this possible!

momtotucknlexi said...

Love this layout...and the feminine touches on your son's page. Still totally a boy's page though. Laughed at the similarities of your life and mine with my 7yo son. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!!!
Michelle C Bittner

Anonymous said...

Love this layout! For the record, I didn't notice your mom's rear end just that they were holding hands which I thought was adorable. Hopefully, she'll think the same.

Lovin' that you used some "older" Basic Grey product on this page. It's great to raid the stash sometimes and use up what we have on hand, isn't it?

Thanks for the opportunity to win a sketch book! Love to have one!

K in PA

dlhfks said...

Another awesome layout. I so love the website and appreciate all the work you put into it!!

mama2bailey said...

Just discovered your books and sketches. love your work

Romy said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog hop! I really enjoyed seeing all the fabulous takes on your fab sketch! You truly inspired me to start making two pagers myself too. I totally love your take on the sketch too...such a wonderful, summery layout. Oh gosh...love those butterflies!

Cindy said...

LOVE it!! Your work is brilliant! Thanks for the introduction to the DT team! A wonderfully talented group of ladies!

scrappydappydoodler said...

Your sketch is awesome! Love your lo, butt and all,lol. I actually have that same striped paper and the matching butterfly paper, never wanted to cut it before. Hhmmm, may have to now. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your creativity.

http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

Pam M. said...

Another great layout. Love the butterfies. I love your sketch books and use them all the time. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

Victoria said...

Goooorgeous LO! Love the papers you chose!

v.lau@comcast.net

Scrappinwendi said...

Thank you for making scrapbooking fun for me! I bring your sketches to every crop and have gotten all my friends hooked on them. Ali, you truly inspire me. What can I say about this layout...wow. The butterflies are perfect! Thanks for the amazing site, amazing sketches and all the inspiration!

photochic said...

I have loved 'traveling' on this blog hop! It's been so fun! Yous layout is adorable- I love the butterflies!! :)

lovin2scrap said...

I am a brand new fan.. just found your scrappy goodness! I bought my first sketch book and ordered some kits from the store. Love everything! But most of all, I am sooooo looking foreard to attending the Branson retreat and meeting all of you! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Nilsa said...

Awesome layout! Love your sketch too and cute photos!

Rosanne Kruse said...

Love the blog hop...super fun! Thanks for all the inspiration...must get scrappin!

susan ott said...

Thanks so much for this blog hop. I loved seeing all of the wonderful layouts. I love your sketches SO much.

debbie susee said...

I absolutely love your sketches. Thanks for sharing them with us, and for the great inspiration.

Lisa said...

Those butterflies are stunning! Beautiful layout!

Joanna said...

Love the pic of them holding hands, even if you do "get the look" for putting it on this layout. great job on the sketch.t

saraOH said...

This blog hop has been so much fun! So many good ideas. I may be a novice but now I know where to begin—with sketches, of course!

Merrilee said...

I love how you used the butterflies! Your sketches are my all time faves!

Shanan said...

Like the old BG, one of my faves. I use your sketches a lot, they are a great starting point. Sketch Support is really cool, glad you started it.

LouAnn said...

Great layout and what a sweet picture of them holding hands.

mimisimon said...

Love those butterflies!

Live.Teach.Create said...

A-

I totally love your sketches each week and look forward to printing them out so that I can recreate them in my scrapbooking. Too bad I don't always get to them that week because I can't always get them in for the end of the month round up. :)

Keep up the hard work!

shelley said...

Love the colors you used. Very bright and cheerful.

Sheila Mayden said...

This is an awesome sketch! I truly love it! Thanks so much for all of the sketches. I purchased your most recent sketch book and cannot wait to purchase more!

I did leave comments on all of the other hop stops!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your layouts--the colors and butterfly. thanks for sharing

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I adore your layout! Those butterflies are great! I am a huge fan of your sketches and books, keep 'em coming!
I made all the stops and had a great time along the way, very inspiring!

Connie said...

you do beautiful work!!!

onescraphappymomma said...

Absolutely love this layout! And, better yet, I have this paper so I can totally scraplift it!

Cassie said...

I love your layout and the use of Basic Grey. I know my mom would say the same thing about the photo of her backside. But the picture is priceless!

Jennifer said...

Such a sweet page and photos! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Katrina said...

hee heee.....I LOVE it.....we know how to "get" your mom with the pictures!!! Remember the one of Palooza...that she thought SHE had the only copy of?! LOL Great layout girlie...and LOVE being on the team!!!! hugs, Katrina

Tulip Scrapper said...

Allison, one of the girls at Club CK posted this blog hop and I'm glad she did--I didn't know about Support. I'm glad I found this website--it is definitely bookmarked, and I've already printed out this sketch.

I've noticed a lot of butterflies on LOs, both here and at Club CK.

Thanks for the fun morning!

Mary said...

What an adorable layout! I love those butterflies....and the Basic Grey...gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, and the fun blog hop.

hkstarflower said...

Great LO, love your sketches. I've also recently scrapped a photo of my friend's behind on a similar theme holding hands with her kids and mine (haven't shown her yet!)

Lauram said...

I love, love, love the butterflies. I would also love, love, love to have one of your books!

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your sketches! It's helped so much in my scrapbooks, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
Stephanie
scrapadelic@gmail.com

karensay said...

I have a layout with my MIL holding hands and walking with DD when she was a toddler. I love those kinds of layouts. Thanx for sharing yours.

csewy said...

Totally love your layout and sketch!! I didn't use sketches when I started scrapping, but can't seem to scrap without them now, love your work!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

tape said...

You scared me with that post title!
Great layout as always :)

QuartetDesigns said...

I always love your LO's! And the butterflies are beautiful!

COScraps said...

Love the butterflies! As always another great LO. Thank you so much for sharing. You inspire me!
Connie O.

JLC said...

You may have been last, but not least! Always a fan, felt like I was saving the "best for last". I'm addicted to your sketches, not able to complete a layout without relying on one of my 'Sketches' books!

Linda said...

I love your work! Keep it coming!!!

BrendaB said...

Love your layout! I'm sure your mom will, too. (Us grandmas like anything that has pictures of us and our grandkids, LOL!)

Luv2talk said...

Sketches are my favorite way to 'lift' a LO but still make it my own. Thanks for letting us all play along today!

dawn said...

Hi Allison, it's 6:04p.m. my time and I didn't get on the compter this morning so I didn't even know about the blog hop so I'm getting started now and then come back again. I love blog hops and your Q/A was fun to read about you.

Sarah said...

Another beautiful layout, I love the butterflies, and the wonderful photos of your Mom and Jackson.

Thanks for a chance to win!

Suzanna said...

What is it about pics of little people holding hands with their grandparents that just MELT my heart? I have oodles of them... sigh... Fantastic Allison, as always!

Christel said...

Love your layout and how the butterflies sweep across the page. Actually, I didn't even notice the focal-point butt until you pointed it out in your post. lol! This is the first "blog hop" I've ever particpated in all-the-way-through and I have to say it was fun getting to "know" everyone! :^)

Leslie said...

I agree that this sketch is a keeper!! I love it and it can be used with so many themes!! Thank you for continuing to inspire me with your work. I love seeing each project and am in awe of your talent!! Interesting to know some little facts about you and your scrapping habits.

Janet Z said...

Your page is awesome! Love all the butterflies!

Leslie said...

All those butterflies are fabulous! And I, too, have a picture of my mom's butt while she was bent over blowing bubbles with my girls. She hates that part of the picture but agrees that it is worth it for the look on my girls' faces in the picture. This hop was one of the best parts of my week. Thanks!

scrappyJO said...

Ooh butterflies look great with this sketch thanks for the great hop!

Steff said...

Love your sketches, Allison---all of them! I use them all the time and have become a huge fan of your new sketch website. Thank you, thank you for creating it! I would so love to win one of your books---for those times when I don't have the internet at my disposal!

ljensen said...

Amazing layout. I love the butterflies.

Kathy said...

Beautiful layout! Moments like that are fun to capture! (I'm sure your mom will forgive you) Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

That is such a beautiful layout. Thanks so much for the Blog Hop and all the inspiration, as always.

Audrey said...

Love your layout.You have a good thing going for yourself. Keep it up.

Yvonne said...

I like the butterflies. I have a bunch that I have never used.

Karen B said...

As always your lo and sketches are wonderful scrappy inspiration. The butterflies are the perfect touch!

ScrapyTiff said...

Too funny! Didn't even notice her butt until you mentioned it... so tell your mom that the layout does a great job of drawing the eye away from her butt :o)

Sandy said...

Those butterflies are absolutely awesome!!

Liz in MO said...

I love your sketch. Starting at the end because I am having trouble posting on the first couple of blogs, hopefully can get on by the time I work my way up. Really enjoy your sketches.

Erica said...

Beautiful as always! And I didn't even notice your mom's butt, I just saw the cute holding hands! =) Thanks for all the great layouts, I am glad you are obsessed!

dawn said...

Thank you Allison for ending my day in a fun way. All the blogs were amazing and full of ideas. I love your layout and always like it when you do a page about the boys and their grandma/aunt stacey. Thank you for the giveaways and for all the hard work you do for us. I know I say it every time but it's true. This is my first stop every morning except for today of all days. Have a great weekend and loved your answers by the way, the little table of Jackson's gave me a chuckle.

Christina Hoffman said...

Allison, girl you rocked it! Love the butterflies and I know your mom would be very proud of this layout. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity you have given each of us design team members. Hugs, Christina!

bakscrap said...

I love using sketches, and 2 page layouts so I am thrilled at discovering sketch support! I'd LOVE to win one of your books. Thanks for the opportunity.

Patricia said...

I so love this layout! Thanks so much for your inspiration! floresfour@aol.com

Wendi said...

I love your ideas, layouts, thoughts, and inspiration! THANK YOU!

Jessica said...

WOW, awesome layout and fabulous sketch. I am so excited that I stumbled across this blog hop and found your awesome talent! I LOVE two page sketches and use them almost exclusively! I'm super excited to use this one. Thanks for the great opportunity to win such a yummy treat!

Darcy said...

those butterflies are to die for! wonderful sketch and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Arika said...

So cute..I love it. I'm really stoked to have discovered your sketches. They are just right for the way I scrap. I love sketches in general, but your have really blown me away.

alwayscharlie said...

Love the layout and the sketch! I think it IS one of my favorites! Thanks for always sharing with us!

http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

Joanne said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colors and the photos! Thanks for the chance to win!
Joanne xo

Beatrice said...

I always love your sketches- they mesh so well with my style- your online class was great too and helped me understand the principles behind your design and techniques- thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Paper Doll said...

Great layout, but I always love your stuff!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

SO CUTE!!! The butterflies are absolutely adorable!!!! I love how each layout is so different. Hard to tell it is even the same sketch.

THANKS FOR AN AWESOME HOP!!!!!!

slotr04@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Love, Love your sketches and what they have done for my pages! Thank you!

Kapoor's said...

Great layout! I love how you used the butterflies in the layout!

Robbin said...

I love all of your sketches, and cannot wait until my next scrapbooking weekend so that I can use a few more :)

Cynthia B. said...

I think you made the BEST choice for your focal photo. So sweet that grandmother and son are sharing this time together. I love the butterflies across the page!
Thanks for organizing this fun hop. SO many talented folks on your team!!

Ginny said...

Love your take on the sketch, especially the butterflies!

Katey said...

nice fall colors!

Heather said...

That was such a fun hop!!! I hope you do more in the future :)

Ann said...

I love your layout! Butt shot and all! The Blog Hop was a fabulous idea and has been a lot of fun!

Lynne said...

Love your LO, and got a kick out of learning more about how you scrap. I had to laugh at your list of things you do when not scrapping. As a Mom of 2 boys myself, I can so relate to each and every one of them! Thanks for the blog hop and all the chances to win...

Peg said...

Ahhh, those butterflies are lovely and I agree, the holding hands shot is irresistible. Thanks for the chance to win and for the blog hop. This was fun!

Christine said...

Oh how I love those butterflies and what you did with the layout. Your Mom looks like me trying to hold on to my grandson who always thinks he's big enough to do it himself. I am so into the layouts that if I win I will want Cards #2 because I already have all seven sketch books. That means you've done a real good job.

Julie said...

I love, love, love your sketches!!! You make scrapping so simple and easy!!!

Thanks for sharing your art with me!!!

scrapinbabygal said...

Thank you so much for being an inspiration and creating these wonderful books!! I love your 2pger; it showcases such priceless memories!!

Frances said...

Lovely layout and super fab sketch!

cjsimplyscraps said...

it took me a while to make it to the commment form but i made it. love the butterflies. they work perfect. i work in my bed too. i have a bad back and don't last long at a table or desk. you can really spread out your stuff and catch up on shows.

sodapach said...

The BG Ambrosia is one of my all-time fav paper lines... love it!

Arjanne said...

I love that paper! Such great colors! Beautiful page!

seashell said...

i love that basic grey paper one of my favorites from years past! I have to tell you i gave your sketch book to a good friend for valentines day! i had it for a few weeks before so i used it a little too! i would love to get one for myself!

Wendy Shoemaker said...

What a beautiful layout. I have several of your sketch books. They are my lifeline when I have "scrapper's block".

Paula in Ontario, Canada said...

awsome blog hop

Oklahoma Granny said...

Loving the colors in your layout - and the subject matter!

Brittney said...

This is stunning - very pretty! The photos are great, too!

Lisa said...

Hello from snowy Buffalo, NY!! That was quite the trip!! LOL
LOVE your layout as usual, and as a Mom of 2 boys also, I LOVE LOVE getting a chance to get my "girly" fix in on my pages too! The butterflies are Awesome! I love checking out all "THE GIRLS" of sketch supports blogs all the time, soooo inspiring!
Thanks Lisa Z

Andrea Amu said...

Just gorgeous with the butterflies! Love this sketch too!

Heike said...

Thank you for the sketches and the fub on the blog hop.

MaryAnn said...

love the butterflies in place of stars. Cute layout A walk with Grandma and your mother will not be upset about the butt photos as her grandchild is the main focus of the layout, and that's the best part of being a grandmother.
Love all your sketches and have followed Sketch Support since inception. Have some of your sketch books and would love to get more soon.

reen said...

Allison, I've been following your blog, and loving it, for quite a while. This layout sketch is great, and of course you've done an awesome layout. I always love seeing what you've done.

tammy said...

As always, I absolutely love your layout! :) Thank you so much for this wonderful blog hop that was truly inspiring. Now I'm off to sign up for the ultimate grand prize.
2goofy at cox dot net

Charlie said...

I love the colors and the butterflies on your layout! They are great. Thanks for the awesome inspirations!

tallyscrapper said...

The butterflies on your layout are beautiful. I have recently discovered your sketch books and only have one so far. I love it,
your sketches have saved me a lot of
time when sitting down to scrap and
they are well thought out. Keep up the good work.

Christy B said...

Love your work Allison...fabulous~~

gmlindsey said...

This has been a great hop. I've got lots of new blogs to read for inspiration now. Thanks Allison! Your layout is awesome too. Love the butterflies!

Lisa said...

I can't believe I made it through the entire blog hop! I've found so much inspiration from you ladies and have found many new ones to bookmark and check for daily inspiration! I love what you did with the sketch and can't wait to see more from you. Now off to leave my final comment back where I started so early this morning.

DanaMK said...

Such a great LO based on a fabulous sketch! Love the butterflies. :)

Þorbjörg said...

This is such a great sketch! I'll probably use it very soon! I just love your 2pg sketches because I'm making a wedding album with only 2 pg LO's and your sketches for the 2 pagers are aaaawesome!

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Susan said...

I love this sketch too! a 2 pager and lots of photos! thanks for the fun!

Bethany said...

Can I just say how much I adore your sketches. :) Really lovely!

grace2-8@hotmail.com

Shirley said...

I love your sense of humor, Allison! Your answers to "where we can find you when you're not creating" cracked me up. :) I love your sketches and sketchbooks. May you never get tired of creating them!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with others.
PS: I have that BG butterfly paper... can't wait to cut them out now and use them on something!

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

Love this sketch, how it groups the photos in the middle so they really take center stage. Love the colors on your layout! This has been an awesome blog hop!

nanapatty said...

I love the layout of grandma with your little boy. There is nothing better than grandkids!!!! I get to enjoy those special moments with mine close by. I have enjoyed the blog hop and love your sketch books.

sunny-wyatt said...

Thanks for the fun blog hop. I enjoyed it. Always a fan of your work.

Julie G said...

awesome sketch. amazing layout. i say every sketch i see of yours this is my favourite yet so i know how you must feel :)

scraphappy said...

luv sketches! save me from the hard work and let me have morebtime for fun!

likearose said...

I have this paper and I'm TOTALLY going to copy this layout. I was chastised just a few days ago about all the "walking away" photos I use. There is just something sweet about the hand in hand shots - I don't even think about the butt part until someone points it out to me! Love your work, Allison!

Cindy - FL said...

Love your sketches and so glad you are sharing them online! Your layout is awesome and the papers and embellishments go so well with the photos!

Lisa said...

Your layout is fabulous. I have that paper and it is making me want to take it out and use it!! Thanks for setting up the fun hop.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful chance to win one of your books. Love your scrapbooking style !
jillbill94@msn.com

Paper Doll said...

Hey Allison, I forgot to mention that I love the new look of your blog!

mmcadoo7 said...

Amazing as always, Allison! No butts about it, you always manage to convey great feelings through your layouts! ;)

Kathy Rollender said...

I've got to know did you really cut out all those butterflys?

Shari Thurman said...

Sweet layout and you can obviously see that the focus is on the two of them holding hand not her bottom. I love it.

*Denise* said...

What a beautiful lo. Thank you for your sketches- you provide so many of us with inspiration to get those memories documented with works of scrappy art.

Anonymous said...

I can't say thank you enough for your sketches! They sure do make my scrapping life easier! THANKS!

Kristan G.

McCoko said...

I love that you all did this. it was really nice to see the other design team members work and how they adapted the sketch, as well as other works they have created. I would love to have one of your sketch books. Using the sketches makes me feel as if I can actually create beautiful works of art like you!

mthata said...

This was fun. It was great to see all the awesome layouts by the different designers. Kudos to you Alison for this website. Absolutely LOVE it!!!! So many wonderful ideas and talented designers.

mustangkayla said...

Man that was a lot of comments to scroll through! I need to head back to the beginning of the blog hop! LOVE your layout!

MBstang said...

I just recently became aware of your sketches and I love them! I ordered the latest book and I cannot wait to get it! Scrapbooking has become a lot more fun for me since I started using sketches because they help get me with my hardest part---getting started!!! Thanks! =)