Monday, July 15, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

Yay! It's Sketch Week! I love this week!

I'm so happy to announce that many of the Sketch Support creative team members will be joining in each month with Sketch Week! It will be much like last month when Katrina and Lynette both created layouts based on the Sketch Week sketch. It will kind of turn Sketch Week into a blog hop without the specific order. They will post their versions of the sketch on their own blogs and I will post the links to them here. I've missed working with these girls so I'm beyond excited to do this together! And, how awesome that there will be many more layouts for Sketch Week!

If you are new to Sketch Week here's a little run down of how it works:

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 July 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 July Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, July 16
 "I Love That Stinker Face"


Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park, and October Afternoon; Heart punch: Martha Stewart; Chipboard camera: Simple Stories; Stickers: Simple Stories; Alphabet stickers: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC

These pictures crack me up! I happened to be in a moment that I could catch Jackson's "stinker face", as we call it. I've had these pictures waiting to be used for awhile so when this sketch came along I thought they would be a great fit. I didn't change a whole lot on the sketch for this layout.

Variation #1 - This isn't really a big variation since I mostly followed the sketch but, instead of using stars in a row I used hearts.


I also added the chipboard camera and a small picture.

Variation #2 - I had a few more pictures that I wanted to include on my layout so I added three 2 x 2" photos to my layout. I added one on the left edge of the 7 x 5" photo. (see above photo) There was enough open space in the picture for me to add another photo there.

I also added two 2 x 2" photos on the right page. One of the photos is below the two 3 x 5" photos. I also added a few sticker embellishments with it.


The other one I added underneath the journaling.


Since the photos were so small I didn't need to make any adjustments to fit them in.

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, Girls/Mother's Day, Boys/Father's Day, or 4th of July).

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 July 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

31 comments:

HeatherK said...

Yeah sketch week is back. Love all the pictures in the sketch and how you were able to include even more. Can't wait to see the other layouts.

Jennifer Cowan said...

Another great sketch...and a two pager! Sadly I will be out of town this week so I won't get to play along :(

JudyP said...

Great sketch, thanks for the inspiration!

GLOANN said...

Not sure I can wait until tomorrow for the download to use this sketch. May have to go ahead today with it.

Isbaha said...

Your sketches and your pages are always wonderful and I love the explanations about variayions ! Thank you for inspiration.

Scrapthat said...

Yep...I'm with Gloann...may be on this one today (if I'm lucky!) LOL! Thanks for a great sketch!!and for an adorable LO ...cute little stinker face! :D (I of course mean that in the nicest of ways!)

Tasha said...

Sketch week already! Yay!!!

Love this sketch, both sides could very well hold their own as single pages.

scrapcreator said...

I really like this double page layout because it features a larger picture. Thanks!

Miss Misi said...

Too cute!

michelle norstrom said...

yeah! your layouts are always a source of inspiration!

Chris K said...

Love the sketch and your layout! Can't wait until tomorrow to download!

wteagon said...

I love the use of a 5x7 photo! This looks amazing, thanks so much for your inspiration!

justasiam said...

Let the games begin!

Serena H said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

dawn said...

How cute these pictures are, you are right about that!! I am always impressed with how many pictures you get in a row of your boys, so lucky!!

Great sketch, super cute and fun!!

I believe you have a birthday this week, YAY!! Happy early Birthday Allison!!
Thanks so much for sketch week!!

Anonymous said...

Love the sketch! Too cute!

Jennifer D

janet said...

YEAH! Sketch Week. Such an AWESOME sketch. Great as a 2pager or a 1page layout. LOVE those adorable pictures too. Thanks for sharing once again and for the FREE Sketch.
Smiles!
Janet

Susan said...

Thanks for the sketch and the stinker face is too cute!!

Annelies said...

I'm so happy it's Sketch Week again! And I think it's a great one! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Clara said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Love the sketches! :)

Marcia said...

I like how you added those little extra pictures with no problem and no clutter. Jackson is so, so cute.

Carey said...

Great sketch! I like how you added the smaller photos, and of course love that stinker face!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout...love that little face ;-)

Love the hearts and the little chipboard camera.

Lara said...

I love your sketches and the way my pages turn out when I use them. Thank you for the great ideas!

LauraB said...

Once again- a great sketch! Really like how you mixed and matched the different collections for this layout. I think its really a fun layout!

Ruth said...

I love this sketch, Allison, I just did a double page using it with a handful of 4x6 photos cut down and it was so fun!! I'm going to blog it tomorrow after i take photos and ill come back with a link for you. Thanks for doing sketch week, it is so fun!

Steffanie said...

Another fabulous sketch with so much versatility! Thanks, Alli!

Pam's Place said...

I,m new to your blog, but will be visiting on a regular basis: I love sketches! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie in Sweden said...

Great sketch. I like that you show how you can add more photos. Cute pictures.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Very cute! Love the additional photos added to the original sketch!

momtotucknlexi said...

Thanks for another free sketch- love the use of the horizontal 5x7 photo and that you were able to add some extras in too. Keep the inspiration coming... I love it!
Michelle B