Friday, June 28, 2013

A Giveway and Life Documented with Simple Stories

It finally time! My first project for Simple Stories as a part of their Life Documented Team! Apologies for the excessive "!" at the end of each sentence! I might be a little excited!

Excited because my project includes more than just a layout! There is a sketch too! Of course there is a sketch. I bet anyone who knows me saw that coming a mile away. I do kind of love sketches.

Each month I'm going to be creating a sketch and layout that has one side following the more traditional route of scrapbooking and the other side using the Sn@p! Pocket Pages. I think it's a fun concept to combine the two. Especially for people like me that love the Pocket Pages and cards but still want to get in some regular scrapbooking too.

Here a look at my first Life Documented sketch:


I still haven't scrapbooked the pictures from our vacation two years ago. Honestly, it's just too overwhelming. There are so many pictures! One day is 800 pictures and about 400 different little stories and moments and memories. It's a lot to take on!

However, I think this whole mix of traditional and the photo album-ish thing, like the Pocket Pages, is the way to go. I can have a little fun but also get it done quickly. The layout I created (below) has a ton of detail and it took very little time thanks to the cute cards. Those Pocket Pages made it so incredibly easy.


If you want to download the full sketch with all the measurements and directions be sure to go check out my post at Simple Stories. There is a link in my post, under the sketch. Plus, if you want to get a closer look at the details on my layout, there are tons of close up pictures showing a lot of the little details.

To celebrate my first post I say we do a giveaway! Leave a comment here AND on my post at Simple Stories and I'll randomly select two people to win a copy of Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories!


I'll announce the winners on Monday! Hope you enjoy the post and have a great weekend! :)

94 comments:

Pokey Puppy said...

So glad to see your take on Pocket Pages. Love it!

Cheri Reed said...

Love your layouts. So glad you are a dt member of Simple Stories. I like the pocket page ideas. I am enjoying my recently purchased "sketch fusion." Thanks for sharing all your inspiring ideas.

michelle norstrom said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I am enjoying my summer scrapbooking on these hot summer days!

Cynthia B. said...

I love your sketches, and I love your layouts from them! I think it's a fabulous idea to combine traditional scrapbooking with the Simple Stories pocket page concept. Thanks for the chance to win this copy!

Lori said...

I love your page, I love your sketches and I love that you combined traditional with the pocket page!

serenarepsold said...

Awesome pages! You have such talent! I'd love to own another SG book!

Trisha said...

Your pages are so much fun. Thank you for sharing your talent :) I love the sketch books.

Annelies said...

I love your take on this, use a sketch to create a regular layout and use the protectors to quickly use some photos and document the story! I think I will work the samen way on the album of my little boy born in january.

blupixy said...

Love the sketch and how you used it to make a great layout! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Love this layout!! Your sketches are the best!!

Julie said...

I am so excited about this also!!! I love your sketches and I love Simple Stories...and this is the way I like to scrapbook!!! Can't wait to see more in the future!!

Jill Tate said...

I just found your sketches a few weeks ago and I am hooked! I really love this concept of using both the pocket pages and regular pages together. Using this method, I might actually get caught up on my pages!

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy of this sketch book!!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Another awesome layout & sketch! Love all of the fun colors and papers, very happy to see your first layout for Simple Stories! I only have one of your sketch books, would love to win! Funny thing, I am scrapping today using one of your awesome sketches! Thanks for more great inspiration!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Love your style, love your sketches and now I love you + Simple Stories! You never cease to inspire me Allison!!!!! (And you can never use too many exclamation points!!!)

silly_girl_823 said...

I am pretty excited about this layout! I have loved the idea of pocket pages but just stayed away because I love traditional scrapbooking more, but seeing you use both is awesome! I too have yet to scrapbook our vacation from a couple years ago because there is just so much!! Thank you!!

Amy V

Sue said...

Oh, I love this idea. I don't want to go entirely to the pocket pages - I love 'regular' pages too much - but this gives me hope that our many vacations from the past few years might finally make it into books.

Judi said...

Love the layout and the paper collection. So much so that I need to get some. I have got back to scrapbooking after being in a lull for ages. I'm using Simple Stories for my daughter's travel album. she is disabled so Simple Stories means she can participate.

Cori Duepner said...

I am loving your sketch and layout! I am trying to get caught up so I really like this format.

Anonymous said...

Your sketches are always amazing. Love the multi options they inspire.

jr ney said...

I absolutely LOVE your sketches and sketch books. I call them my sketch 'bibles'! I hope I can win!!

Suzanne Wilber said...

I love this layout using the best of both worlds!

justasiam said...

I love reading your blog each day for inspiration and fun! Now if only you provided sketches and sketchbooks in 8.5 x 11, I would be completely and blissfully happy!!

Karen K said...

Love the layout and the concept!

Karen said...

Love this combo! I really think I can start on some trip photos too!

Merrilee said...

What a great layout and I love that you are going to have new sketches too!

Kathy said...

Love the ideas for how to use these products ! Great layout.

MJ said...

I love the pocket pages. And love your layout! It's an awesome way to get a lot of pictures in an album with out doing all traditional 12x12 layouts!

marylouh said...

Love the two page layout. Having one "fancy" page and the other with leftover pictures that are too good to leave out is a great idea. Not only does it cut down on the work but it gives you a chance to use a lot more pictures.

Judy said...

I have loved SG for years and years! Couple that with my new found love for SS and it's a match made in heaven! Love the smashup!

Celeste B. said...

I have started combining traditional scrapbooking layouts with pocket page layouts to get all those vacation photos scrapped quicker. Sounds like your sketch book would be perfect for me.

Jen said...

Great ideas with a half scrappy page and half a pocket page! I would love this book!!

Raewyn aka whinney said...

Great to see some of your DT work with these wonderful products.

Ruth G said...

I'm so with you mixing the traditional with the pocket pages! You really made it so seamless and wonderful! <3! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of your book!!! (see, I like the exclamation points, too;-)!

Cristine said...

I love how you incorporated a standard 12x12 layout to correspond with a PL page. And, being from the KC area, I am a huge fan of yours. I use your one page sketches book frequently and would LOVE another one!

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DeDe Jackson said...

I love this concept! I have not ventured into the pocket pages yet other than the small SN@P books....I'm excited to try this sketch!! Thanks for the great idea!

Naomi Armenta said...

would love the concept of more ideas to create beautiful layouts!

Laura C said...

I love seeing your work with one of my favs - Simple Stories!

Susan Kachler said...

I love this concept for vacation photos! Thank you for the inspiration to start scraping my own vacation pictures. This layout is so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win!

Amy Myers said...

I love your sketches so much! I'm so happy to see your take on pocket pages. Seeing your combo of traditional with pocket pages is awesome!

dragonflygirl said...

Your work is the best!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the snap pages.

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June Mahan said...

I so agree about using a mix of the traditional scrapbooking and photo album. I am trying to do the same thing to make a little headway on my stash. I love Simple Stories so it would be a thrill to have this book. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Baker said...

Love that you are using a traditional layout with the Simple Stories.

MaryBeth said...

Love tis layout! Simple Stories and Allison Davis are a perfect combination. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!!

RJPG said...

I am new to SNAP and it's great to have good, fresh ideas! Great job!!

Sue Hudek said...

Love your layout and Simple Stories!

jkstiles77 said...

Always love your sketches ... these layouts are awesome! Love Simple Stories, too!!

Cindy Andrews said...

Wonderful LO! Would love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Karen L K said...

What a great idea! The chalkboard title goes great with the colors you used here. I wasn't quite sure what I would do with the chalkboard embellishments.

Marita said...

Time to use my pocket pages which were still in the closet waiting to get used.... Thanks for the inspiration!

scasa said...

I love how you combined a traditional layout with a pocket page. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tabitha Stewart said...

I love my 12x12 pages, but combined with the pocket pages it is a new refreshing look. Can't wait to try them out!

Rodriguez Family said...

I am loving this combination of regular and page protector scrapping! I am so excited to see more of this from you in the future!

Lucy Newton said...

Great sketches and layouts!!!

wteagon said...

I am so excited about this for you! I have been looking and waiting for when you were going to be the featured designer. This sketch is so cute. I'm trying to get all sorts of ideas for pocket albums as I am trying to encourage my mom to start scrapbooking this way. It looks wonderful!

Kathy Adams said...

The sketch is great. I like seeing the finished page for it, too. Love Simple Stories, and will be starting my Alaska vacation sb with Urban Traveler.

Linda said...

I left a long post on the Simple Stories blog. Yes, I expected a page with a sketch! Love it, Allison.

Scrapthat said...

Ooo I'd love to win this Ali!
I have started taking pictures and now I need a way to document it all.
Crossing fingers!

McNally#8 said...

I'm going to purchase some of the Simple Stories Lin from your online store and hope to win the sketch book. Thanks. This is gonna be fun!

SueZee Alg said...

Your pages are fabulous. The 2 pairing of a traditional 12x12 with pockets is great. I like to do this from my PL.

rhibrix2 said...

Awesome idea to include both styles of scrapbooking. I have been thinking about doing this too...want to make sure I stay up to date with my pics ;)

Betty said...

LOVE this and perfect timing as we are leaving for our Coast mini vacation!

Mendi said...

Oh my goodness! I've been dying to get my hot little hands on this book so it would be a thrill to win it. Your layout yesterday has been my favorite of all the reveals to date. You're such an inspiration, especially to traditional scrapbookers like me who might want to only dabble in the pocket pages. :)

tluiz said...

I like the idea of mixed layouts with traditional and pocket pages. I like the creativity of traditional but the quick and fun part of the pocket pages is calling me! The mix might be just what I need to do.

dawn said...

I'm so excited for you Allison, these look AMAZING!! How fun for you to fill up these pockets and make more sketches!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! Oh and you can always share lots of !!!!! with us, we LOVE YOU and are thrilled whenever you are!!

That is one awesome swingset the boys got. Thanks for the laugh and good thing you didn't take any pictures. Enjoy the new memories this will make and hope you do a layout soon about it!!

sharon g said...

The colorful paper is soooo pretty. Nice job designing the whole thing. I need to start doing this.

Marcia said...

You scored a home run on your debut layout. You took the SS pieces and upped it up a notch. I'm so happy for you.

Kaatje said...

beautiful layouts. And I love sketches, helps a lot to get started

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

I love all of the summery colors. Great sketch and layout!

Darlene said...

Love the Simple Stories paper line and always enjoy your sketches. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.
Darlene

Nancy James said...

I love your pages and sketches Allison.Thanks for chance to win. Nancy J

Barbara Wiley said...

I love your layouts. I am album all about me with simple stories.I appreciate and hope I win.

Blessings
Barbara

Benwah said...

Interesting to see how both techniques were amalgamated. Great work. Thanks

Smcl said...

What a great sketch. I know I will have fun with it and combining with a PL type page will be something different for me.
Thx for the chance - that book is on my list!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I love the idea of one side being a traditional scrapbooking layout, and the other side using the pocket pages!! The best of both worlds!! Of course I love that you will be creating a sketch each month too :)

Gina200 said...

I've just discovered your blog & layouts and am loving everything. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Janisa said...

I totally love what you are doing, and would love a copy of the book! The layout I am currently working on is the same concept, I figured it would help me get more accomplished when I have tons of photos!

Patricia said...

Your layout is adorable Allison! I love how you incorporated the PL stuff into it so nicely! Thanks for the chance

Annelies said...

Great sketch Allison! Thanks for the inspiration! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jennifer E. said...

You have every right to be excited and proud! I always love to see your work, it's such an inspiration!

Jill said...

I so agree with you abour how silple stories helps get all those pictures scrapped quickly but also love the traditional scrapbooking ...would love to have the book since I too am a sketch loving girl!!!
Thanks for this great GIVEAWAY!:)

Jill said...

OOps ...I meants " Simple Stories!

Rhonda Tenderholt said...

I am so far behind on my scrapping for my sons' album. I need some extra help and inspiration. I'm glad I found your site to give me that, I hope.

Kim M said...

I get really challenged coming up with ideas, so needless to say, I am super excited to see you combining layouts with the pocket pages, that is so cool and definitely something I would never have thought of. Keep all the great inspiration coming!

Julie in Sweden said...

Great sketch. Love the way you layer things in the pockets an still manage to squeeze in sime pictures.

Isbaha said...

Your pages are gorgeous, and I love the sketch too !

Theresa said...

Your sketches and layouts are so inspiring!! Thanks for the chance to win, too!!!

Heather said...

I adore this LO! SO bright and summery.

Pam's Place said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I love using pocket pages and scrapbooling the traditional way. Sketches always help me out!

Jan said...

Love your layouts!

helloalissa said...

Oh! Traditional fused with pocket pages... LOVE it!

Alissa said...

^ That was from me. Alissa H.

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