Monday, May 20, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

Yay! It's time for Sketch Week! If you are new to Sketch Week here's a little rundown of what it is:

Each month I'll be using the free download sketch that you can find in the Scrapbook Generation online store. (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 May 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 May Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, May 21


"Hot Chocolate Happiness"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Alphabet stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart; Corner rounder: Fiskars; Jewels: KaiserCraft

Variation #1 - I followed the sketch almost exactly, except for the embellishments. I used snowflakes to fit the theme of my layout. I also used an add-on sketch from Sketch Support for the hot chocolate mug.



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, Spring/Easter, Birthday, or Girls/Mother's Day).

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 May 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

46 comments:

hrk_md said...

Yeah for sketch week. what an adorable layout and I love the little mug embellishment. Can't wait to see the rest of the layouts and download the sketch.

Janet Zeppa said...

The sketch is awesome and so is the layout that you created with it!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I hope to make time this week for a layout....I always love the sketches!

Scrapthat said...

Love it!! Super cute girl!! TFS!

Lynn Furr said...

Cute layout. I love the way you made the little mug out of a square, circle, and corner rounder. Ingenious!!!!

Martine said...

I love that sketch! It's a great 2 pager, plus the left hand side would make a great single page too! your LO is so cute! love the cute pics and the color combo!

Diane said...

The mug on your layout is like the marshmallow in the hot chocolate...the proverbial icing on the cake! Can't wait to see the rest of the week.

Steffanie said...

So adorable! Love the different expressions in his eyes!

Michelle said...

Love the sketch and the layout!!

jkstiles77 said...

What an adorable layout .... always love your sketches!

tape said...

Beautiful! I too thought the page on the left would work on its own as well.

Alisha B said...

so simple but so eye catching. I can't wait to do this.

Liz said...

Love this layout and the fact that it uses lots of pictures! Can't wait to try it out on some pics of my grandsons.

Clara said...

What a wonderful sketch and super cute layout! Thanks for sharing.

Laura_J said...

Allison, this is such a great sketch! Can't wait to use it and I can't wait to see how YOU use it the rest of the week. I really like this layout, it's just beautiful! And the handstitched steam coming off the mug embellishment is awesome!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Another great sketch & adorable layout! Darling photos!

MaryBB said...

You read my mind. I was just looking for a layout that could feature 5-4x6 photos and several smaller ones & viola, here it is.
Thanks Allison. I'm guilty of not saying thank you enough but please know that I appreciate all that you do to bring us sketches!

LouAnn said...

What a great sketch. I love that is has several 4x6 photos.

Michelle Guest said...

Cute! Love the cocoa "stitching" steam!

Julia said...

Love this sketch and I love the laoyout you created with it!! Love the steam swirls you stitched!!

Chanel's Owner said...

Love how amazing all your photos seem to capture everything about the moment.

Kelli Tuter said...

Thank you thank you, once again a great sketch, can't wait to use it.

wteagon said...

That is so cute! I love the mug and the stitched steam. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for this sketch and to download it tomorrow!

Martha L said...

Love the sketch and the layout! Will be fun to make this

Julie B said...

Why Sketch Week is better than Christmas:
1. I don't have to clean up from it.
2. I don't have to plan, prepare, cook, buy or wrap anything.
3. No fruit cake.
4. It is always a gift of crafty goodness that I will surely love.
5. No traveling with a toddler and a baby...it comes to me right here on my computer!
6. No weight gain.
7. When it is over, I don't have to wait a whole year to do it all over again!
Thanks Allison!

Cathy A. said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this sketch all week. Yea!!

Numberfool said...

Working my way through Sketch Support, and loving it. I may have to use this sketch soon!

dawn said...

Hi Allison! I love Julie's list above, so dang cute and soooo true this is!

Happy Sketch Week is here, yippee!!

I love this layout, only you could make a simple thing like hot chocolate look awesome. How lucky for you that Drew let you take this many pictures at one time of him. Sam barely lets me get one of him.
He looks so cute and is totally enjoying his yummy drink too.

I really like the design of this 2 pager. AWESOME JOB!!

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Jennifer E. said...

Love this sketch and can't wait to see what else you do with it.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh, mine i love this sketch and layout so stinking cute.. this actually came at perfect time for one picture I was trying to decide how to do it..

Tasha said...

I love this sketch!

M Salazar said...

Love that it is a two page sketch this month! The colors on the layout make me feel warm and cozy.

Marty said...

I'm so glad I found your site, your sketches are so awesome and versatile!

Erica said...

I love the sketch. Can't wait to see more examples, the hot cocoa is so cute.

janet said...

Such a nice sketch this month. So use-able; like they all are. Such cute pictures too. LOVE the mug and stitching. Thanks for sharing your time and talents once again.

Marty said...

I love that you take the guess work out leaving you free to create a lovely page with your sketches

Isbaha said...

Thanks for the sketch ! Your layout is beautiful, love the mug !

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GLOANN said...

Once more you prove that something worth having can be free! I have a whole binder filled with all these wonder sketches from SBG.

jackie said...

I love your sketches and want to thank you for the inspiration you give me! Thanks Allison!

jackie

Marty said...

Your sketches are so much fun and make scrapbooking such a breeze, especially when you have a creative block.

jackie said...

Allison, I am sharing these with my sister inlaw who is grieving the loss of her son and she told me WE rekindled a spark in her and is so grateful ..
Your work here means more than you know! hugs!
jackie

momtotucknlexi said...

So many things I like about this sketch...I take most of my photos in vertical orientation and this sketch let's me get not 1 but 5 on 1 layout. As always thanks for providing me with a great springboard for more layouts!
Michelle Bittner

LauraB said...

Great layout! Love that alphabet font and that you used the add-on sketch!