Monday, October 14, 2013

Sketch Week, Day 1

It's time for Sketch Week again! A new sketch, lots of layouts, and giveaways (the usual giveaway and another special giveaway on Wednesday!) Yay!

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 October 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 three talented ladies, Katrina Hunt, Jennifer Larson, and Ashley Horton, are sharing their layouts based on the free sketch. You can check them out by visiting their blogs here:


This month the free sketch is a one-page sketch:

Scrapbook Generation's Free October Sketch
*available for download on Tuesday, October 15


"Jackson and Stacey"

Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Border sticker: BasicGrey; Wooden embellishments: BasicGrey ("hey!" word bubble) and Studio Calico (arrow and camera); Alphabets: American Crafts (Jackson, Stacey) and October Afternoon (and); Embroidery floss: DMC; Heart punch: Martha Stewart; Border punch: Fiskars; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

Variation #1 - I used hearts in place of the stars on the sketch. I stayed fairly close to the same size and placement but didn't worry about them being exact. Here's a closer look at some of the details


I stitched a little circle around three of the hearts on the layout.


At the top of the layout I also added the "HEY!" wooden piece.

For my journaling I had Jackson tell me what he loved about his Aunt Stacey. I like to have the boys do some of the journaling for me on layouts. With some pictures there isn't a clear story or a certain relationship might be photographed a million and one times (like Jackson spending time with his Aunt Stacey!) and I like trying to find different perspectives with the journaling. Having the boys tell me what they think is a fun way to mix it up!



On the larger heart by the title, I added a wooden camera piece and added a small heart to the center of the lens.

Variation #2 - I used a border sticker in place of the vertical strip on the left of the sketch. The border sticker ended up being larger both in height and width than the strip on the sketch but I didn't need to adjust anything because of it.

Sketch Week Giveaway(s)

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. 

On Wednesday I'm going to have another, special giveaway separate from the usual Sketch Week Giveaway so be sure to check back then!

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 and enter another giveaway
Friday - to see layout #3 for Sketch Week
Monday - to see who won the download giveaway

39 comments:

michelle norstrom said...

I love sketch week! it always gets my creative juices going! thanks for the inspiration!

HeatherK said...

Yeah sketch week is back, so exciting. Looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the sketch, especially how it is pushed to a two page layout.

GLOANN said...

Another good sketch week! Loved seeing your LO and those by Katrina, Ashley and Jennifer. All great ways to use this sketch.

shutterbuggin said...

Love the sketch! and the layout. Great detail as always. Love the heart inside of the camera and your stitching around the heart. I've stitched on two layouts last week because of your inspiration.

Ruth said...

This sketch is perfect for 3 photos I printed off earlier today!

CodyandTraci said...

Love this. Can't wait for download day.

Melanie said...

Love the hand stitching!

Joanna said...

Love the sketch and your layout. Thanks for the chance.

ConnieC said...

Great sketch. I think it's a great idea to have your child do the journaling. I can't wait until my little girl can tell me stuff to add to her layouts.

Michele said...

I love this sketch! I can see lots of different uses for it. Such a sweet subject for your layout. I need to remember to get more participation from my girls as well.

I enjoyed seeing all of the variations from the other ladies. Big fan of all of your work!

Anna M said...

Thank you for doing Sketch Week! I look forward to it each month.

Laureen said...

So cute and love your sketch!!!!

Petra said...

Thank you for sharing your sketches.

Jo-Lee Kelly said...

Love your sketch and accompanying LO. I look forward to the rest of the related posts.

justasiam said...

Let the fun begin!

dawn said...

Super cute pictures and layout!! So nice to see the two of them together on a layout!

Happy Sketch Week!

Lynette said...

Such a lovely moment captured. I can feel the love.

Casandra Bennett said...

Such a sweet layout.

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Wonderful sketch and I love all the layout variations of it! Great work!

LouAnn said...

What a great layout. Love all of your little details.

Annelies said...

I'm so happy it's sketch week again :) It's a great one as usual! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Chris said...

So cute! Love the sketch

M Salazar said...

I always love to see how you include stitching on most of your sketches. The circle around the hearts totally made them stand out, LOVE!

julie in Sweden said...

Thanks for another great sketch. I like the way you layer the embellishments. Its fun to see how you capture the relationship between your son and sister. They look like they are always up to something.

Nancy M in NJ said...

Nice sketch, Allison. Now I just gotta print some pictures!

furrypig said...

Ooh that is a fantastic sketch can't wait to use it

mmak said...

Yea! I love Sketch Week!

wteagon said...

This is another great sketch with fun details. I can't wait to work with it!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

great sketch and layout.. love all details you added.. can't wait to work on it

Kimberli said...

Love this sketch, I can't wait to use it! What a great LO you did, I love all your details!

Barb S said...

I can see lots of possibilities for this sketch. Thanks for the inspiration! It is so helpful to see others take on it as well and I always like Ashley Horton's designs.

Lara said...

wow seems like yesterday sense the last download week. I love these weeks and all the ideas that come with it. I need to set up just a Sketch pin board to keep track of them! Thanks!

Julie B said...

Another adorable layout!!

LauraB said...

Very cute layout! Love all the detail that you put into your embellishments! I'm looking forward to using this sketch! Love Sketch week- Thank you for bringing it back and designers from your team!

Corrina said...

I love all your sketches!! They are so imspiring and assist me to get through my stash so much easier!!

Melissa Bell said...

LOVE the stitching! Really helps things to pop. I can't wait to get my craft room organized and pull out your sketches and get to work.

janet said...

LOVE Sketch Week!!!!

Such a great layout, adorable pictures of Jackson and THE Stacey. What a great relationship they must have. LOVE the wood veneers! Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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