Monday, September 16, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

Sketch Week is here! I look forward to this week every month! And, have you heard about SG's new magazine debuting in January? There is going to be even more sketches and layouts each month. You can read all about on the Scrapbook Generation blog.

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 August downloads tomorrow.) Today you are getting an advanced look at the free sketch since it is the sketch we are using for Sketch Week.

I'll be posting layouts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and will have links throughout the week to more blogs sharing layouts based on the free sketch. Today the talented Katrina Hunt has a fun two-page layout to share. You can check it out by visiting here blog here:


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

Scrapbook Generation's Free September Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, September 17


 "My Cool Dude"


Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BoBunny, Crate Paper, Little Yellow Bicycle; Chipboard star: unknown; Star punch: Fiskars; Brads: Doodlebug and unknown; Baker's Twine: The Twinery; Alphabets: American Crafts; Word stickers: October Afternoon; Embroidery floss: DMC

I stayed very close to the sketch for this layout.

Variations #1 - The only thing I did differently than the sketch was used different sizes of stars. I still followed the same general arrangement. I had a piece of patterned paper that had a stars that were perfect for cutting out and they just so happened to be the perfect color of blue to match the blue on Jackson's sunglasses. The stars were all the same size so I didn't use as many different sizes as the sketch suggests.

I used a large "naked" chipboard star with twine tied on it for the larger star.


I added brads and words to the smaller stars.


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, 4th of July, Summer, or School) or one of our Sketch ebooks.

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 often:

Tuesday (evening) - to get the information and links to the new August 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

38 comments:

Scrapthat said...

That's definitely one cool little dude!!
How is he and Mommy liking school? :D

Pokey Puppy said...

Yippee - time for a new sketch! Love your take on it and all your embellishments. Way cool!

Katrina Hunt said...

Cute Cute cute!!!! Love Jackson and his glasses!!!!

dawn said...

LOVE THIS!! Seriously could your boys get any cuter, no wonder you love to scrap so much!! Love everything about this page!

Congrats on the new book, so exciting!!!

Happy Sketch Week!!!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love sketch week...I hope to find time this week to play along!

jj said...

I was just surfing sites and stumbled on yours. This is truly my lucky day! Love your ideas, sketches and layouts. Plus a contest. I feel like I've already won with all this great inspiration!

Allison Davis said...

He is seriously loving school! He is so eager to be independent and I've seen him really lose a lot of his shyness already. I have to admit that his want for independence is hard for me (he's my baby!) but, at the same time I'm so proud of him for jumping in and doing so well. His teacher actually emailed me last week to tell me that he was a very kind and responsible little boy and that he was a great role model for his class. I was so proud! :)

wteagon said...

I love the cute simplicity of this! I think it's great and looking forward to seeing the rest of the weeks projects.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love that layout!!!!
And a great sketch too! I can see myself using it over and over again!

KElly C said...

Allison - thanks for all you do in putting together this sketch support. I know you're busy but it's SO very helpful!

janet said...

LOVE-love-LOVE this sketch Allison. It is so good. And SO versatile for so many spreads.

Your colors are dynamic and your accent pieces are just as always- outstanding.

Thanks for another great FREE sketch. You rock and so does this layout.

I am dealing with the independence thing too right now. My little girl is so close to getting her permit. It scares and excites me at the same time. yikes!

Anne Hall said...

Love this! I take so many vertical photos, this would be perfect!

Ruth said...

What a fantastic double layout ~ I'll be giving it a go!

GLOANN said...

Oh, great! Another 2-pager. They're my favorites to get a lot of scrapping done in a hurry.

Did you ink the naked big star? Love the way it looks.

Heather said...

Love this sketch! Very versatile and the stars are perfect.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Adorable layout! just love the sketch and can't wait to use it... as always thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us...

DogCarbon said...

Love the stars! And a free two page sketch is super duper!

Thank you!

Melissa Bell said...

He is so cute! I've missed seeing your work. I need to check your blog more often. I miss the sketch support team but I'm still loving your sketches and your work. Awesome!

Janet Zeppa said...

A great 2 page sketch! Very fun.

Michele said...

Fantastic sketch and gorgeous layout. You never disappoint

justasiam said...

I don't know how you do it, but there's always a fresh, beautiful,new layout! Don't you ever run out of ideas?

Julie M. said...

Another great sketch and so versatile, can't wait to get started on this one!

Julie B said...

I love this sketch! So versatile! And the layout is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Green said...

LOVE this layout and sketch!!! Very cool ;-)

Anonymous said...

Allison how do you do it...I am always Amazed! what a great sketch...absolutely love this one!!!
Connie400 metskaba

HeatherK said...

Yeah sketch week is back, looking forward to another great week of layouts. What a versatile sketch this week and an adorable layout. Glad to hear school is off to such a great start.

Kimberli said...

I love this sketch, I see so many different ideas for LOs with it! Great LO, thanks for the inspiration!

Kris said...

Love that layout! Precious!

M Salazar said...

I look forward to this week every month too! Thanks for sharing another of your amazing layout examples. It really helps me "see" other ways to use the sketch.

Allison Davis said...

GLOANN, I did ink the edges of the star. I tried to ink the inside edges too but they were a little more difficult to get to! :)

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! :)

mmak said...

I just discovered your blog and love, love, love your sketches. Thank you for sharing your talent!

gmlindsey said...

This sketch is very versatile. Loved the stars.

Julie in Sweden said...

A great sketch this month. It will be very versatile and quick to do. I love the pictures of Drew, he is definately a cool dude!

Nancy M in NJ said...

Great sketch, looking forward to using it with some of my OBX pics.

Steffanie said...

My favorite time of the month---Sketch Week! Thanks for another freebie and another chance to see your fabulous work!

M Salazar said...

Your layouts of Jackson always inspire me because I have a son the same age. Love the shades!

Lara Read said...

Whoot The best week of the month! Thanks!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a great sketch!!! I love your take on it withe stars a boyish elements.