Monday, March 18, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

This Tuesday is download day so that means that today is the first day of Sketch Week!

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 March downloads tomorrow.) Today you are getting an advanced look at the free sketch since it is the sketch I'm using for Sketch Week.

This month the free download is a two-page sketch.

Scrapbook Generation's Free March Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, March 19


"Meeting Mickey"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Pinecone Press and Queen & Co.; Alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; Title piece: EK Success; Mickey punch: EK Success; Embroidery floss: DMC

This theme of this layout is very fitting for this week. We just returned yesterday from a trip to Florida and Disney. It was such a fun vacation but I have to admit that I'm exhausted!

I stayed very close to the sketch for this layout.

Variation #1 - I used a longer and larger title than suggested on the sketch.


The title fills in the space of the larger embellishment on the sketch and I was still able to fit a small Mickey embellishment in that space too. Actually, the title piece, aside from the "meeting", and the Mickey is all one piece. Talk about easy!

Variation #2 - Instead of hearts I used small little Mickey ears. I kept the banner very simple since the papers are so bold and the pictures have so much going on in them.

Sketch Week Giveaway

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, Love, or Spring/Easter).

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 (evening) - to get the information and links to the new March 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

64 comments:

Janet Zeppa said...

Another fabulous sketch!! I just adore those little Mickey ears!

tape said...

Beautiful page & sketch!

Jennifer Cowan said...

oooo i love the sketch. It will be easy to adapt to 8.5x11 too!

P.S. Great news for SG this morning!

thetachigurl said...

Love it!! And I'm so excited about SG expanding to online shopping!!! :)

Amarilys said...

another awesome sketch! Love your layout about meeting mickey mouse! so cute!

jkstiles77 said...

Great sketch and absolutely love the Mickey layout! Very excited also about the new SG online store!!!

CodyandTraci said...

love all that is going on here. Great job and THANK YOU!

Nicole B said...

So cute! Love the tiny Mickey heads. Love seeing your pages.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh, my goodness girl you have outdone yourself.. love this sketch and layout.. awesome..

dawn said...

Hi Allison,

This is such a cute layout!! Love the colors and fun theme!

Guess where I will be in 3 weeks?? At Disney in Florida, so this made me especially happy to see. We can't wait to go!! How was the weather for you? We are packing shorts/tops and pants/jackets since the weather is crazy everywhere this season.
Thanks for the inspiration for my photos I will be taking!!

So glad to see it's sketch week, missed you!!

Kim M said...

Love this sketch with the banner and it could not come at a more perfect time, I still have tons of disney pics to scrap and this will be a perfect start for that!

Lara said...

Awesome! Looking forward to the great ideas you have this week. THanks for the sketch! love it!

nursela said...

Love, Love, Love getting these sketches. I'm going to try very hard to keep up this week with all that you do with it! I'm elated that SG will be opening up an online store!

Anonymous said...

Love this sketch and your layout! I think I will have to use this sketch very soon.

Ann McKuin said...

I'm anonymous!

LauraB said...

Was just thinking this morning (before I looked at your blog) that I needed to do a couple more layouts from our Disney trip so this was perfect timing! Love the sketch, will be very versatile for many different events. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love the sketch and the Disney layout is awesome. Reminds me that I still have tons of disney photo to scrap myself. Thanks!

Jen D.

Anonymous said...

So glad I finally found you!! Just my style. Keep it coming:)
Ingrid D.

Lissa said...

Thank you so much for the sketch! I'll be checking back all week for the updates. Thank you!

M Salazar said...

I just have to say "thank you" again for bringing back Sketch Week, I've missed it dearly. Love the sketch, the amount of pictures, and variety of things that can be done with the banner,title, and embellishments. Can't wait to download it!

Chris said...

What fun!

Kalea said...

LOVE this sketch!

Ashley Smith said...

Love the sketch! A great way to gets lots of photos on the pages.

shannon said...

I love your sketches!!

Miss Misi said...

This is adorable!

shutterbuggin said...

Thanks again for another wonderful sketch. I'm working on my Disney album right now so I might scrap lift entirely!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I know just the project to use this sketch on. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jayne said...

I love when you see a sketch and you think I have just the photos and paper to use with this! It will come together super fast now! Thanks fr the inspiration!

Robin Kay T said...

Great sketch. I love the look of banners and flags on just about any layout! So this is right up my alley. Thank you!

Julie in Sweden said...

Thanks for another great sketch. Love the papersyou chose.

tbrighton said...

I love disney and your layout captures the magic! Great sketch too.

Lisa P said...

Love this sketch. Super cute Layout too!

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for this double-pager! When I have too many pics for a single page, I know I can turn to your sketches for guidance. Your Mickey page looks great!

Marcy said...

like the 2 page sketch and the use of many photos.

Martine said...

what a wonderful sketch and LO! love the photo placement and the long banner!

Kim E said...

Awesome 2 page sketch. lvoe it and your LO is awesome!

Penny G said...

You had me at Mickey! But the SKETCH is awesome and the layout ROCKS! LOVE IT!! ~ pennyscraps

reen said...

Sketch Week! Woohoo!
I love the look of banners on layouts.

Cathy A. said...

Hooray for a new sketch! I am truly so happy that you are doing this again! Thanks.

Marcia said...

We are headed to Disney in Sept. will be happy to "borrow" your layout idea.

Sara Cordaro said...

Can't wait to use the new sketch.

Nancy M in NJ said...

Nice sketch! Looking forward to using it.

Ruth said...

Thanks for another wweek of your wonderful sketches. I love these!

justasiam said...

I love,love,love the sketches and use them often. This is dependent on how suited they are to being resized to 8.5 x 11!

Chanel's Owner said...

Love the Mickey page!

Karina said...

I love the page and the sketch !!! So versatile !!!

Thanks for doing this and for the chance to win !!!

Karina

shutterbuggin said...

Super excited to get started! Stalking the website for download. LOL

LouAnn said...

This is a great sketch and an adorable layout to go along with it. I love the banners.

Robin Kay T said...

Okay...got the free layout thank you very much. Now, where to begin? Excited!

wteagon said...

I think this sketch is great! I love your banner too. I always have a difficult time thinking outside of the box when it comes to banners. I always want to put them on my pages, but can't seem to incorporate certain shapes to things to go with my theme. This is wonderful!

Merrilee said...

Love this sketch! Can't wait to get the download.

Lisa Dones said...

Darling layout!!! Love the flower in your hair!!

Ruth said...

Hi Allison, this is my second comment so please don't count it for the giveaway, but I wanted to let you know I used this sketch for my project life spread this week.. it was a bit experimental, but a fun way to switch it up, I would love you to have a look at it here:
http://scrapmachine.com/?p=229
Thanks allison!!
cheers
Ruth

Laura_J said...

Great sketch! Love the little details in the layout of the mini Mickey heads on the banner...adorable!

Unknown said...

Love what you did with the sketch. Such inspiration. Roseann H.

Julie B said...

I love sketch week!!! Great layout...can't wait to see what else you do with it!

allimci said...

New to Sketch Week but loving the idea behind it. Inspire me more!!!

Julia said...

Love this sketch and of course I love what you did with it!!!

McCoko said...

I missed this! Love that you are doing this for us. I will definitely be scrapping to this sketch!

Marisa T. said...

very awesome! Can I give you some of my pictures to scrap?

Steffanie said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Allison! I still have last year's Disney trip to scrap!

Deb said...

New to the sketch idea - and love it! Definitely will be following your blog, sketches and samples!

Wendy Palmer said...

Love your sketches! Your sketches are always so versatile Thanks for sharing your talent.

cutiephinphin said...

Love your sketch and love how your LO came together.