Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A New Simple Stories Sketch and a Giveaway!

I am so happy to be on the Life Documented team at Simple Stories. Not just because Simple Stories has been a favorite of mine from the start but because I'm really, really enjoying the concept of combining traditional scrapbooking with their Pocket Pages. It's like the best of both worlds! And, there are sketches involved too!

I see the Pocket Pages much like I see a sketch. One, because they can be a great starting point and two, they both make scrapbooking easier which allows me to have more fun with the little details and hand touches I like to add. The layout/sketch I made this month really shows that.



Here's a look at the new sketch:


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 the sketch right under the picture of the sketch.

Here's a look at my layout based on the sketch:


There are a lot more pictures in my post at Simple Stories if you want to see all the little details.

Giveaway Time!

I'm going to do like I have in the past whenever I have a new layout and sketch posted at Simple Stories...a giveaway! I'm going to give away a copy of either Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories or Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Magic with Simple Stories (winner's choice) to two people.

To be eligible for the giveaway leave a comment on this post AND my post at Simple Stories. Be sure to use the same name on both posts so I know who is who! I'll randomly select two winners and announce them this Friday.

42 comments:

PattyC said...

Ohh, I would so love a new sketch book! Great giveaway.

janet said...

Awesome sketch as usual Allison. I just love this sketch. So do-able and fun! I plan on using this sketch very soon! And what adorable photos.

I have both books- THEY ROCK- so skip over my name for the giveaway!

Tam said...

I love the divided page style for getting lots of pics on a page. I've worked on two pages worth of designs with this concept. I have the Fusion, would love the Sketch Magic! Thanks!

Marilyn said...

I have been loving my SG subscription (3 months now) and working with all the wonderful sketches! Thank you so much for such great blog content!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wonderful sketch and layout.. just love it..

Tink said...

The stitching adds SO much impact - I especially love it on the BOOM card! Wish I had the patience! (; As always, gorgeous work! I'll be doing this one for sure! And thanks for the chance to win a book! (:

Tink said...

Oh, and my comment showed up on SS as Maria W, btw. (;

Jennifer Cowan said...

I too love playing around with the pocket pages, especially in my kids school days scrapbooks (only thing I scrap 12x12). So happy to see sketches for them now!

Lori said...

I love the look of the pocket pages, but I haven't tried them yet. I always love looking at your pages - they give me so much inspiration!

Joanna said...

I love how this combines a traditional layout and the simple stories layout as well.

Janelle H. said...

Love the idea of combining the old with the new! I am thinking of doing my first 12x12 book this way for a vacation trip I will be taking very soon! Thanks!

DogCarbon said...

Awesome give away, awesome sketch! Thank you!

Denise

Tasha Key said...

Very nice sketch! I especially like that 6x6 pads would come in handy if you didn't have the cards.

I also have both books already so I can be skipped for the giveaway.

Isbaha said...

Such a beautiful layout, thanks for the sketch !

shutterbuggin said...

Love your sketches and layouts always! Love the stitching on the cape. You are the queen of stitching!

smcl said...

What a great sketch & the colors are wonderful!

Barbara Johnson said...

Beautiful layout!

Cynthia B. said...

This sketch rocks!! I love how the grid design on the 12x12 page complements the pocket page on the right. And how CUTE is that little cape you've sewn(?) on the boy figure. Cute layout + pictures and awesome sketch!

Cindy Andrews said...

I'd love to win a sketch book. Thanks, Allison!

momtotucknlexi said...

Love your layout (and black and white photos) the SS product and pocket pages- another awesome example Allison! Thanks for the chance to win...
Michelle in RI

Merrilee said...

I would love to win either of those sketch books!

Julie in Sweden said...

Great sketch that would make a combined layout come together so quickly. Jackson looks like he is having loads of fun as a super hero.

Alison said...

I love this sketch, Allison! The left page is super fun and I love how many pictures the right page features! Sketch Magic is definitely on my wish list, thanks for offering the chance to win a copy!

Ann Marie said...

Gorgeous layout and thx for the sketch!

Janet Zeppa said...

Such a great sketch and I love how you used the pockets!!

Mendi said...

Thanks for the chance at the awesome giveaway! I'm such a huge fan of your work and this layout and sketch is no exception. I was excited to recently buy your "sketch fusion" book and would be ecstatic to get my hands on your newest one. :)

franny g. said...

the best of both worlds!

michelle norstrom said...

great sketch! the black and white photos were a good choice!

ConnieC said...

Great sketch. Love mixing the different type pages.

Hello! said...

Love the combination of the the two styles... my kind of layout b/c I still love traditional scrapbooking as well.

Lindsay N. said...

I love it! THanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay N.

Melissa S said...

Love your sketch! Thanks for the inspiration and great giveaway :)

Melissa S

Debbie P said...

I love, love, love the sketch and your layout using it! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Andrea Beshuk said...

Love the combination of the the two styles... my kind of layout b/c I still love traditional scrapbooking as well.

justasiam said...

I love your sketches and use them as a starting point for my 8.5 x 11 layouts.

Kimberli said...

I LOVE this sketch!! Your LO is great, thanks for the inspiration!!

Christel said...

Great sketch! Love all the spots for 3x4 photos.

Steffanie said...

Love you work, Allison! Love your perspective on pocket pages and seeing them as sketches..this really helps me!

Rodriguez Family said...

I love this sketch! I could use it over and over! Very versatile. And that CAPE... amazing!

Jen V said...

What a fun layout! I love how you used black and white pictures. I haven't done any traditional layouts in with my pocket pages yet, but I do love how yours looks side by side.

KiwiMich said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE your work! I have just ordered all the new Snap! collections from my local scrap store here in New Zealand - can't wait for them to arrive so I can create and try some of your sketches :)

Jo-Lee Kelly said...

Love how your style works so well with the pocket pages. Thanks for all the great inspiration!