Thursday, August 1, 2013

Say Cheese with Simple Stories and a Giveaway!

It's time for another Life Documented sketch and layout at Simple Stories!

I am having so much fun with these sketches! One side of the sketch follows a more traditional way of scrapbooking while the other side uses the Pocket Pages (divided page protectors).

Here's a look at the new sketch:


The Pocket Page I used for the right page actually has the one 6x8 pocket and then four 6x4 pockets. I changed it up, just like I do with sketches, to fit what I wanted to work with. I wanted to include a few more pictures so I broke the 6x4 pockets up into two 3x4 pieces, one side is a picture and the other side is one of the cards. I was able to include two more pictures this way.

If you want to download the full sketch with measurements and placements be sure to visit the Simple Stories blog and check out my post! You can find the link to download right under the picture of the sketch.

Here's a look at my layout:


I have a feeling that I'm going to be using the Say Cheese line a lot! Jackson absolutely adores Mickey Mouse and we've been to "Mickey's house" a couple times now so I've got a ton of pictures that go well with this line.

Now, I understand that since I am working with Simple Stories that this might sound advertisy (that so isn't a word!) but I'm being 100% honest when I say that his is by far my favorite magical, Mickey-ish (again, not a real word) collection I've seen. It's cute without being over the top cutesy. It's versatile and can work for many themes other than Disney or Mickey. And, I love the blue added in with the traditional black, red, and yellow color combo.

After we at Scrapbook Generation saw the Say Cheese collection we immediately wanted to put together a new sketch book featuring this collection. So, we have teamed up with Simple Stories yet again to bring you another sketch book, Sketch Magic with Simple Stories.


I'm so excited for this book! Partially because I love this collection but also because this is going to help me get a lot of those vacation photos from our trips to Disney in an album!

This time, in celebration of the new sketch book, I'm going to giveaway a copy of this book to two people! This book won't be available until mid-August so the winners can expect to receive the book around then.

To be eligible leave a comment on this post AND my post at Simple Stories. Be sure to use the same name on both posts! I'll randomly select two people to win and announce them on Monday.

89 comments:

kimdal said...

Allison I am such a huge fan of your sketches and I love the combo of tradition scrapping and pocket pages! Love the say cheese line too...can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Linda said...

Love the layouts! I agree about the papers. I do not have any Disney photos but I HAVE to have some of this paper.

Anonymous said...

I was just introduced to your blog and it has become a daily read for me! Love the sketches, they totally work with my style!

JParma said...

Love your layouts, I have pictures
from Disney when we took our kids
back in 1995! Obviously, I'm very behind. Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration.

jdahman said...

I love to take pictures at Disney, I love to scrapbook them (for the first 20 pages or so), then....I lose my momentum. This sketch book would save my sanity! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome LO Allison!! I was just thinking about you yesterday as I was in a funk with no mojo and my lack of kid friendly papers and here you come to try to save the day!!
I don't know if this will help me but I'll give it a go! (I don't have say cheese but I'll still try to find something!
Dolly/scrapthat

wteagon said...

I love the layout! I love the idea of combining the traditional look with the fast and easy pocket pages. I'm so excited for this sketch book to come out and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

Megan B said...

Love what you did with this new sketch...printing it off right now. :)

Theresa said...

LOVE this post today! The layouts are fabulous!! (The sketch is pretty darn good, too!) I would LOVE to win a copy of the idea book for this, my favorite line this summer!!!

Tasha said...

Gorgeous layout! I've put off scrapping our Disney trip for 5 years waiting for this collection! At least that's the story I'm sticking with.

Tessa Iszler said...

Great layout! I can't wait for this book and this paper line, I need to get my Disney pics off my computer and into an album!

Bridget Clay said...

Can't get enough of the Disney layouts, such inspiration for me since I have a daughter who thinks her number one man is Mickey. LOL!!

Kelly Elkins said...

As always, a great sketch!

Peggy A said...

Another WOW! Love your layout and especially the little details. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

scrapcreator said...

I love your sketches and sketchbooks so I cannot wait to get your latest! It will be a great addition to my collection. :)

Debbie P said...

Oh my gosh, this book looks awesome! I have hundreds of Disney photos I need to scrap and I just get so intimidated by them. The Say Cheese collection is soooo awesome! You used it perfectly! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book! That's so exciting!

Connie B said...

Taking my 5 year old grandson for his birthday in Nov. Trying to start pages to get him to take pictures. Figure if he has a book started he will be more flexible for pictures. This will help me finish his book fast when we get back. He is so excited. Just found this site how awesome.

carrie said...

Your layouts are so fun. I love this line from Simple Stories. Great job mixing traditional and PL in your scrapbook projects.

Christie said...

Love these! I have a ton of Disney pics to scrap and this is going to help me so much!

Claire said...

Love the layout and love this line not long backi from disney and between my family we have 8500 pics from our 2 week stay Eeekkk! This book will help to get this pics scrapped!

CodyandTraci said...

I believe everything you touch turns to scrapbook gold! I love all your wonderful work. Traci

Casandra Bennett said...

I just love this paper line so much. It's so versatile and can be used for more than just Disney. Cute layout. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynn Furr said...

Love, love, love the sketchbooks!
I use them all the time and have them all!

Deanne said...

Love your sketches and I sure hope the winner gets a signed copy of the book :)!!!

Clara said...

I love the sketch books and I'm so excited to see a new one coming out!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

nerdgrl said...

Mickey, Allison, AND Simple Stories? Woo Hoo! Printed off the sketch. Thanks!

Tiffany Sanders said...

Love the layout and Simple Stories. Just ordered Sketch Fusion and am so excited to get it in! Awesome work!

Christy said...

Once again... I love your work! The Mickey collection is adorable!

Marcia said...

I like the combination of the traditional page and the page protector one. Seems like it would make scrapping quicker and easier.

Kelley said...

This book and whole collection are tops on my wish list right now.

Tammy Caudle said...

I would love to have this. I'm such a huge Disney fan. Plus I have our trip from 2011 to scrap.

Tammy Caudle

Laura T. said...

Love your sketches, layouts, and sketch books.

Laura Toriello

Anissa Gore said...

What a fantastic book to win. Thank you for the chance.

Mendi said...

Always love your days of sharing projects over at Simple Stories. Your sketch and layout are AWESOME and I'm so happy for the chance to win the newest book! :)

lynne moore said...

I love to look at your sketches and layouts. I really enjoyed the first sketch book with Simple Stories.

Christine K said...

Allison, I love your sketches and I love Simple Stories! Perfect combination!!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle McClure said...

I'm so glad you have another sketch book coming out! Glad to see you scrapping again, I always learn so much from your examples and explanations.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Another adorable layout using the Pocket Page with your sketch....love it! (csescrap13)

Stella said...

I can hardly wait to see the new sketch book! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the ones that I already own. I keep them right by my desk where they are handy. Crossing my fingers that I might be the lucky winner!

Renee said...

Love your layouts and would love to win the book.

Patricia said...

Such a fun layout! Love Disney! Thanks for the chance!

Janet N. said...

I love this idea of combining a full 12X12 with the pocket pages and, as always, your sketches make it so easy to do. Looking forward to the new sketch book!

Ruth G said...

So wonderful! I love the sketch, your LO and this collection! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

Marcia said...

Just getting ready for a trip o Disney. Would love this.

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Kimberli said...

I love this sketch and your LO is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan said...

Would love to win this!!!

Susan Ott

Lorraine said...

Love this collection! And you have done an awesome job with the layout!

Cathy A. said...

What a great giveaway..thanks!!

Merrilee said...

I love how versatile your sketches are!

stace said...

Thank you for yet another great free sketch! Very excited about the new book!

Anonymous said...

Love getting your emails! Thanks for the chance too win!

Alicia Emrick

dlhfks said...

Adorable layout. I can't wait to get my hands on your new book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

JulieM. said...

Another adorable layout! Love all your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win!

Christel said...

Love your layout and the sketch too. How exciting that SG is coming out with a new sketchbook! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it. :)

Ann McKuin said...

As always, I love everything you do! Can't wait to see the sketch book and the collection!

BSI said...

Such a nice giveaway. Thank you. Love your sketches. :)

lula1206 said...

Love your work, and would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!
Laura C.

Laureen said...

Amazing that you create another sketch book! I have lots of Disney pictures to scrap and I will be thrilled to win this sketch book! Thank you for being generous with giving out 2 books!!!

dawn said...

Allison, I'm so happy for you!! This is awesome and so exciting!

Great pages as always, is there anything you can't do or scrap!! How fun to have a Disney theme sketch book. It's the only place in the world for me and might just live there one day.

Thanks so much for your continued inspiration!

gmlindsey said...

Have a ton of Mickey pictures. Can't wait to get the book. Love your new sketches.

Cheri Reed said...

Perfect. This collection and your layout are adorable. I LOVE your sketchbooks...and I've never been a sketch user. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I love your sketchbooks and so excited for this one. Can't wait, I have tons of Disney pictures to scrap. Thanks.

Jennifer D

Yvonne said...

The first trip to Disney World I did two albums for the two grandkids without using sketches. The second trip I did four albums for the four grandkids with sketches. What a difference sketches make. I am going to stock pile Say Cheese and the Disney themed sketch book for the next trip. I have all of the Sketch Books from Scrapbook Generation, I have bought all of the digital downloads from Scrapbook Generation and I have tons of sketches from Scrapbook Generation classes kits and clubs. Ninety nine percent of my layouts are from Scrapbook Generation sketches. You can imagine my excitement when Scrapbook Generation teamed up with one of my favorite paper companies, Simple Stories.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh, my goodness I just love this sketch... and the paper lines... You always inspire me to mix up all those patterns .. thanks so much for sharing.. and crossing my finger you'll pick me.. it would make a great birthday gift.. wink.. lol

Bev M said...

I am so excited about this new sketch book. I can't wait. I keep looking at my Disney pictures and have done nothing with them yet, and now I know why...I was just waiting for this book.

Bev M

scrapping-by-the-sea.com said...

Oh I love this. I am totally inspired to go back and finally scrap my Disney trips! Now I just need to get my hands on this paper!!

Tootie said...

Allison you have done it once again, I love this sketch and your layout. Truly amazing. I cannot wait for the new Sketch Fusion book.

HeatherK said...

Love the new sketch. What a great combination of traditional scrapping and pocket scrapping which is so popular right now. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book

Kim M said...

I love this layout and sketch! And I must say I totally agree with your assessment about the Say Cheese line, I am always on the lookout for Disney looking papers and this has to be one of my all time favorites! Disney papers can tend to look too-cartoonish for my tastes but these papers are spot on!!

Isbaha said...

This is a beautiful page !

Erika @ Scrapbook Obsession Blog said...

So glad the SG girls teamed up with Simple Stories for another book! You are my Top 2 favorites. Can't wait to see more of your layouts with this line :)

Denise said...

Awesome! Another great team together! Love everything you and SS does!

allimci said...

I need this! I have many years of Disney visits to scrap.

Annelies said...

After a long scrapbooking break, I've finally started with an album again. I'm sure you'll be a great source of inspiration and winning your book would be fantastic! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jaime's Creations said...

Love your sketches Allison and I agree this line of paer is great!! Makes me want to go to disneyland again.

Nancy M in NJ said...

Love your layout! And I agree, that Say Cheese line looks adorable and I can't wait to get it. Your new book looks pretty nifty, too :)

Christine G. said...

Love your sketches, Allison.
We live 1 hour from Disney World, so we go over there often! Your new book with the Simple Stories paper is perfect! Thank You!

mmd_designs said...

Absolutely love your sketches and have all of your other books. Drove from middle of Kansas to see your store, (awesome!) Only downside was not getting to meet you!

michelle norstrom said...

I love being inspired by your sketches! Thanks!

pawprintz said...

I have Disney photos waiting to be scrapped.

Cheryl carels said...

can't wait I have a crop at end of month

Stacey Barrows said...

I love the look of the new simple stories say cheese paper and can't wait to get my hands on the new sketch book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Sharon G said...

I would love to win the new Sketch Magic Book and the Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection!

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Wendy Su-Cole said...

I'd love to win this.
I love reading your blog.

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