Monday, February 18, 2013

Sketch Week is Back!

I am so glad to be bringing Sketch Week back to my blog. It's been a long time since the last one, at least two years! Over those two years lots has changed but one thing that hasn't is my love for using sketches and sharing that with others.

Sketch Week will basically be the same as it used to but in a little bit of a scaled down version. Instead of one sketch with five layouts shared Monday through Friday I'll be using one sketch and creating three layouts posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I can't promise that will happen every single month but it's definitely going to be something I do as often as I can.

The whole point of Sketch Week is to show how you can take one sketch and get multiple uses and looks out of it.

Each month I'll be using the free download sketch that you can find in the Scrapbook Generation online store. (For those of you that don't know: On the third Tuesday of the month we introduce a bunch of new sketches both as individuals and as groups of sketches that you can download for a small price. We also offer a free sketch each month. I'll post all information for the new February downloads tomorrow.) Today you are getting an advanced look at the free sketch since it is the sketch I'm using for Sketch Week.

Scrapbook Generation's Free February Download
*available for download on Tuesday, Feb. 19


"Charming" 


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Chipboard buttons, banner piece and circle: My Mind's Eye; Brad: My Mind's Eye; Twine: American Crafts; Alphabets: American Crafts; Word stickers: My Mind's Eye; Embroidery floss: DMC

I followed the sketch very closely without changing a lot. It just so happened to work perfectly with the group of pictures that I wanted to use.

Variation #1 - I created a banner out of several different elements instead of making the heart banner as it is on the sketch.


I used a combination of chipboard buttons, banners, and circles, patterned paper banners, and a brad all stitched together with the brown twine. To finish it I added small bows on each end.

Sketch Week Giveaway

You can't have Sketch Week without a giveaway so of course we are going to do that too! This week the winner of the giveaway will receive their choice of one of my online classes (Sketch Support, 6 x 6 Paper Pads, or Photo Arrangement Replay) or one of the sketch bundle downloads (Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Winter, or Love).

To be eligible you can leave a comment each day. If you just comment one day you have one chance, if you comment on two days you have two chances, and if you comment each day you have three chances. (If you comment twice on one day, only the first comment will be eligible for the random drawing.) After Sketch Week is over I'll post the winner of the giveaway on Monday. 

Be sure to check back:

Tuesday - to get the information and links to the new February downloads
Wednesday - to see layout #2 for Sketch Week
Friday - to see layout #3 for Sketch Week
Monday - to see who won the download giveaway

99 comments:

Susan Reid said...

So very happy to see you doing this again. Thank you.

Kelly said...

love this sketch. You really got a lot of journaling on there with those strips. LOVE that! CUTE CUTE! Can't wait to grab this sketch tomorrow! THANK YOU!

Lori said...

I am so happy that you are doing this again - and using the free sketch! Thank you!

scasa said...

I am so excited to see sketch week back. I love what you did with the sketch this week. Can't wait to see the variations on Wednesday and Friday!

Scrapthat said...

So excited that you are BACK with your sketch week!
Awesome LO Ali!! TFS! :D

tbrighton said...

I am so happy that sktch week is back! What a great one to start with. I love everything about this...can't wait to try it with my own photos.

beccaf1970 said...

So glad to see you brought this back! Thanks for sharing your layout...can't wait to see Wednesday's and Friday's pages too!

Amarilys said...

glad to see this brought back! you are an amazing sketch and layout designer and I've always loved seeing the different takes on the same sketch! Love this first sketch and your take on it! Will be back tomorrow for more :)

Stacey said...

Glad you are doing this again!

Carla said...

So excited that sketch week is back! Love the sketch with that thick border!

Lynette said...

So glad to see you back. I missed this.

Patricia said...

So glad to see this great inspiration come back! Great sketch and layout!

joel & ginny said...

I'm thrilled with this news! What a great way to start my Monday! Thanks, Allison!

CodyandTraci said...

Glad this is back. I hope it will be enjoyable for you! I think I will play along; this is a great sketch.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I've missed sketch week.
- rt in GA

thetachigurl said...

ADORABLE LO!! I was in need of a single page layout sketch and now i have found one!! Thanks Allison!

LouAnn said...

So happy that you are bringing back Sketch Week!

justasiam said...

I love that you have posted a sketch...now I will try to resize it to fit an 8.5 x 11. Great inspiration!

GLOANN said...

I am so happy to see Sketch Week back. Have missed it so much. And I love the Feb. download and how you used it.

Colleen said...

Yay! So excited this is back! And what an awesome sketch and layout to kick it all off with. Definitely downloading this one tomorrow. Thanks for starting this back up again!

MaryAnn said...

I'm THRILLED that Sketch Week is back! Love this one and love your layout using it. Can't wait to use it!

Heather Crawford said...

YAY for sketch week! LOVE this! Thank you so much...I have a few of your books :)

Heather

Lisa P said...

Very excited to see this happening again. I love your work and your sketches are so incredible. I think your sketches from Sketch Support were what started me on sketches! :)

Craftmom said...

Glad to see this again.

Steffanie said...

Yay! I am so glad to see you back with Sketch Week! I was a fan way back when and loved this feature. Always love your sketches and how you use them. Thanks for bringing this back!

kimba720 said...

I love your sketches. I use them all the time and have completed so many layouts because of them. I am so glad to see Sketch Week is back.

Charlene said...

Thank you Allison, it is great that you are bring sketch week back.

Miss Misi said...

Nice to see sketch week back! TFS.

Tasha said...

Thank you so much for bringing back sketch week!! It has always inspired me so much, and I need all the inspiration I can get these days. Love your layout and love that you did a 1 page sketch! I hope you do more of those!

M Salazar said...

Can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you are bringing your sketches back. Oh how I've missed them! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

Beth said...

So happy these are back....I missed them on your blog to get inspiration!
I love the ideas you share ...keep it up!

Christi said...

I printed out the sketch - I know exactly what I want to scrap with it! Thanks for bringing back Sketch Week!!

Michelle said...

Love this sketch!!
So excited that you are doing this again!! WooHoo!!

Tracey said...

You've made the scrapbook world very happy indeed. Thanks for all you do to make this. It's very much appreciated.

Cathy A. said...

So excited to see Sketch week make a return!! THanks!!!

wteagon said...

I am so thrilled to see this back again!! I am looking forward to seeing your design elements and variations of the sketch. I definitely love this one and will be getting my free download tomorrow. Thanks for another chance to win with this wonderful give-a-way!!

Andrea Green said...

Great sketch and LO!!! Newbie to sketch week but believe I am going to enjoy following along, I love your sketches!

Marisa T. said...

love the sketch. can't wait to see all you do with this.

kelly said...

So excited you are bringing this back. I love all your ideas. They provide so much inspiration for my own pages.

Heather said...

Love this sketch! I'm always looking for sketches that feature three or more photos, so I know this will get used right away!

Teri said...

I'm so happy for Sketch Week! I love this sketch!

cutiephinphin said...

I SUPER happy for Sketch Week! And what a great sketch to get started.

Love your literal take and love all your layering! Can't wait to see the rest of your take on the sketch.

Lisa in Texas said...

Great sketch and lovely layout! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!

Laura Leininger said...

Love this sketch! Can't wait to use it this weekend when I scrapbook!

Fountain City UMC Pack 55 said...

THRILLED to see Sketch Week return! Love your take on this sketch - so fun!

alytrue said...

So happy to see Sketch Week return! Love, love this sketch and your layout - very fun!

reen said...

Woohoo! Love the sketch, it's charming!

allimci said...

I heard about you from another forum and came to check out your site. Love it and would love to win the 6 x 6 class!

Dutchgirl said...

Thanks for bringing this back...it is always such an inspiration!

tape said...

Love your layout and looking forward to more inspiration!

Julie in Sweden said...

Yay. So excited that you are doing this again. An extra reason to look forward to yhe third week of the month. Great pictures of the men in your life, large and small.

teresa said...

Love this sketch and your layout is awesome !!

Anonymous said...

So excited that you are doing this again. Love the sketch and the layout is great!! Can't wait to see what's next.

Jen D

Lynne said...

Love your style and I look forward to more. Thank you!

LauraB said...

Very excited that Sketch Week is back! I've missed it a lot!

Jayne said...

Woo-hoo! So excited about this :)

debbie susee said...

So excited to see sketch week back again. I've missed it.

Robin Kay T said...

You are so talented! Thank you for sharing and for making me look creative too!

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you bring back sketch week! Love this first one. It's very versatile. Thanks for all the hard work you put into bringing us your sketches!
Shara

shutterbuggin said...

Love your sketches and so excited to see you doing this again. I can't wait to download the sketch and try it for myself.

Michele said...

Allison, I'm so glad that you are doing this again, I've missed it! Great Layout!

Michele

Devra said...

I am so happy! I miss sketch support! Beautiful page.

Cynthia B. said...

I absolutely love your sketches, and even more - your layouts! So great to see your work on the blog. Looks just fab, and I can't wait to see your other variations.

Robin W. said...

I love your sketches! I have many pages in my albums thanks to your inspiration, and I'm so happy to see you sharing your pages like this again!! I love your style and enjoy really looking at all the little details you add to each page you create--thank you for all the great ideas!!

Erica said...

I am so excited to hear about sketch week, I was directed over here from twopeas. I use a sketch for almost every layout I do!

Erica

Staten Island Chick said...

I just saw on SG's facebook that you were going to do this and wanted to thank you so much!!!! Wish I could hug you!!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

Yeah... I always love to see your sketches in action!!!!!

Welcome back!

Rodriguez Family said...

Yahoo!!! So excited I almost peed my pants!

Selenaintx said...

So happy you're back!!!!

staci said...

I am SO happy that you brought sketch week back! It was what attracted me to your blogs, what inspired me to purchase your kits...so thank you!

Laurel Geisbush said...

Oh Allison you've made my day! I've missed your sketch weeks so much. This is a great way to show how to use the free download each month. I can't wait to see your LO's!! Thanks for bringing it back.

hrk_md said...

So excited sketch week is back, I love seeing the different ways you interpret a sketch. I can't wait to see all your creative layouts.

Jennifer A said...

Thank you for bringing the sketches back to your blog - I do so love a new sketch to try out!

Yvette Moore said...

Glad to see you back!

Marcia Sc said...

I am so glad that sketch week is back. I so missed your inspirational layouts and seeing pictures of Drew and Jackson.

lunetapatineta said...

Thank you for the Sketch Week....LOVE your style!!!
Looking forward for all the great inspiration!!!

Judy P said...

So excited you have started this up again, thanks for all the
inspiration!

momtotucknlexi said...

Yay! I am so excited that you are bringing back your sketches on the blog. I am loving getting my SG SSC every month and putting it together. Thanks for all your inspiration !
Michelle Bittner

mthata said...

Glad to see this back. I find examples motivate me so much more than just a sketch.

Julie B said...

Yay! Sketch Week! So glad you are bringing this back! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

Robin Kay T said...

Downloaded the sketch. Thanks again for sharing! Love the free sketches!

Susan said...

Just downloaded the free sketch! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. I'd love to win the 6x6 class!

Anna M said...

I'm so happy that Sketch Week is back! Thanks for another great sketch, Allison.

Kim M said...

ditto, so happy to see sketch week back again!

Angela L. said...

SO thrilled that you've brought this back and I really am liking the new format!

Chris said...

Welcome back!

Merrilee said...

I'm so happy to see Sketch Week return!!

Janelle H. said...

Love what you did with the banner. It's so nice to have Sketch Week back!! Thank you!

Laura J said...

I'm very happy to see Sketch Week return!

Great layout! The sketch looks great as is but also looks easy to stretch into a two-page layout if you want

janet said...

How AWESOME it is to see this. Yeah! Sketch Week is back. Allison- you are just too kind and sweet for words! What a GREAT sketch and what a great layout. LOVE the colors you chose and of course all the pretty papers...And you know I adore your stitching.

Thanks for being to wonderul to share with us again. What a pep you put in my step today!

Karina said...

Welcome back !!! I am glad you are doing this again !!!

Linda said...

It is so good to see your layouts again. This page is fun! You can see the boys and dad have fun together.

Jennifer Cowan said...

Yeah so glad to see sketch week back. I dove right in and made this layout tonight.

Thanks Allison!

Liana S. said...

How exciting! So glad you are back with your beautiful layouts.

dlhfks said...

I have missed sketch week so much. So glad you are back.

Jennifer E. said...

I'm very excited that Sketch Week is back...have really missed it!!

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Lovely sketch and great example I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks Alison

Dana L Cheney said...

Whew Hoo Sketch week is back, so so happy!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!One happy scrapper

Jocelyn Parker said...

What a great sketch! Love your banner made with various elements, what a great way to use up odds and sods of embellishments!! Keep the ideas coming!!