Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sketch Support Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! Today is a fun day as the DT from Sketch Support is having a blog hop!  We are sharing a sketch, a layout and prizes along the way.  If you are just arriving at my blog make sure you head over to the Sketch Support blog to begin.  This is such a great and talented team I don't want you to miss all the pretty layouts and opportunities to WIN!

I've shared this story before but I remember first meeting Allison back in July at Summer CHA 2010.  To be honest, I had heard of her sketches but had never actually checked them out.  I did visit her blog a few times, loved it and was eager to have her be featured in one of my articles in ScrapStreet.  As I dove deeper into her blog and was typing up the article, the more I fell in love with her sketches.  I love using sketches as a base for my layouts - especially when I have "creative block"!  I especially love how structured and composed my layouts seem to look when I use one of her sketches.  And let me just gush some more by saying how GIDDY HAPPY I was to be chosen for this team.  This Blog Hop is taking you to each of the DT blogs in an effort to get to know us a little better.

When it comes to paper crafting I am... a mess.  My workspace explodes.  Things are on the floor, on my bed, in my hair.  It's a disaster zone and I love every minute of it! Somehow in that mess, everything comes together.  The funny thing is I have to clean up in between projects. 

Where do you craft?  I like to say I sleep in my craft room.  It's my bedroom!  But literally it's my bed, a dresser, a tiny bookshelf and then my two craft tables, shelves, etc.  I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me... an iced mocha, adhesive, trimmer, score board, scissors and some type of yummy snack. 

When I am not creating, you can find me... working my day job which is as a Program Coordinator an an early learning center, spending time with friends, singing at my church, traveling the world and hanging out with the family.

When it comes to sketches I... love them.  I create layouts without them but I like to think of them as road maps.  There is nothing wrong with looking at the map for directions. :)  And I love how versatile they can be.  Sometimes I take them literally and sometimes I just take elements from the sketch to use.

Alright are you tired of my chatter?  We are sharing a special sketch for our blog hop today:

I decided to adapt it to a one pager:
Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections, Paper, Journal spot, bird, twine: Jillibean Soup, Flowers: Kaisercraft, Alphabet: American Crafts, Alpha Stickers: October Afternoon, Bling: Prima Marketing, Stickers: SRM Press, Pen: Uniball Signo, Paint: Ranger Industries, Punch: EK Success
Some design notes:  Obviously I shrunk to a one page.  I used different sized photos and a journal spot where a photo should have gone.  I also didn't keep the same dimensions.  Mostly I took the composition of the sketch as my inspiration and did all the sizing myself and did it to how it would work with my photos.  The alpha were actually white and I used some paint to color them orange.  To do the scallop border, I punched a bunch of circles and adhered them to the back of that strip of paper.

Do you like Allison Davis sketches??? How would you like to win this lovely thing:




Just leave me a comment by Sunday, February 27th at midnight (PST) telling me if you use sketches or not.  Pretty simple thing to answer, right?  Then come back to my blog on Monday, February 28th to see who the winner is! Yay!

Now get on with this hoppity hop and visit JILL SARGINSON who will be your next stop.  Enjoy!!! I LOVE her work!

hugs,
Melissa

188 comments:

shanna said...

I always seem to need a sketch to kick start me on a layout. Since I took Allison's class I can use her sketches more than once and still have each layout look different.

Annelies said...

I love your layout Melissa! I always use sketches when I'm scrapbooking. I don't think Allison's book are available here, but I mostly use Creanijn 's sketches. I'm off hopping to the next blog! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jill Sarginson said...

love how you turned this into a one-pager melissa ... great job! :)

Lynn said...

oooooooooooo very cool. love the lo too!!

sillypea said...

I LOVE sketches and the discovery of this site recently has been a huge inspiration! Would love to get the book and catchup on all I have missed! And I love how you converted this to a single page design - so versatile!

Friederike said...

Great lo! I like to use sketches, sometimes just to spark some ideas and sometimes to follow them as they are.

scarthur said...

Awesome job!!

Mireille said...

wooohooo!!! a one pager! So cool!!

Jody B. said...

That's great how you turned it into a one-page layout. Nice job.

Scrapthat said...

I love adapting the sketches to one pagers and yours turned out fabulous! Great pics too! TFS:)

Anonymous said...

Love the LO - thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win!
pennyscraps

janet said...

It is so great that you did a one-pager. I love one-page designs and ideas for title and ending pages and for layouts when you just have the one special photo to use. I love, love sketches. I use them EVERY TIME I scrap. They are a staple for me. Thanks for sharing and smiles from PA.

Whitney said...

Very good transition to a one page. Love the way you sticthed around the whole layout and the little touches of bling!

Laura said...

I love using sketches. I just got my first AD sketch book for Christmas and would love to add to the collection.

Jayne said...

Great LO Melissa, love that you changed it to a one pager. I do use sketches......didn't for quite a while as I somehow felt as though I was cheating! Soon got over that one, when I realised how efficient I could be by using them.

AmyBug said...

Oh I love the adaptation to the one pager. The photos are gorgeous and I am the same way about a complete mess while I am designing but then have to tidy everything up before starting anything else. I use sketches a lot. I love the jumpstart they give me.

Kat said...

cute layout....i love the pics on it...looks like a happy place :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I ALWAYS use a sketch but like you sometimes I dont adhere strictly to it but I find that it gives me a direction and helps planning better as I am slightly spatially challenged LOL!

Renee said...

Love how you turned this sketch into a one pager! It always helps to see how people do that! TFS!

joel & ginny said...

I do like using sketches! Great adaptation to a one-page LO, too!

Charity Becker said...

sketches are a MUST HAVE for me!!! enjoyed your take on the sketch

GLOANN said...

Do I love sketches? Yes, and especially the ones from Sketch Support. Love doing 2-pagers and Ali has so many good sketches for those. Love the way you made it into a one page LO.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great vacation layout! Makes me wish I was on vacation. :) Yes, I use sketches. It helps me to figure out how I want to do my layout. Thanks for the chance :)

Christi said...

I use sketches all the time. Otherwise I spend too much time deciding on how many photos to use, what size to print them, where to put them.......

I especially like Allison's sketches for 2 pagers. Because I like clean, balanced, linear pages and she ROCKS those sketches.

Lisa F. said...

I use sketches all the time!! I love Allison's sketches, and the sketch support blog! I love seeing how you can do different things with 1 sketch. One of the things I love most about Allison's sketches is the use of so many photos. I Love'em!!!

Karen S. said...

Love your take on the sketch!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Amy13 said...

Love your filmstrip! I've seen a Tim Holtz filmstrip...I'll have to put it on my list and give it a try. I use sketches for almost every layout I do.

Rachel said...

I use Ali's sketches all of the time. I have all of the skecth books but the new one -- every time I visit the lss it is sold out!

Haven said...

I never used sketches until I found the sketch support blog through my favorite scrapbook guru Carolyn Wolff. Now I love them and in just the short time it's been around it's become my go-to site for ideas/inspiration.

photochic said...

Love how you adapted the sketch for a one-pager! So creative! And- Oh I LOVE using sketches! It helps me a lot so I'm not concentrating on 'what to put where'- I KNOW basically where everything's going to go.

Jessica said...

I LOVE using sketches. I use them on nearly every layout I do, they give me direction! Great take on the sketch!

Jaime said...

I love to use sketches, and I love Allison's even more because they are so detailed with dimensions, and paper types.

jaimejulius at yahoo dot com

oh yvonne said...

Love how You turned this into a one pager! And i am a new fan of sketches, thanks to you guys, Ilove them now!

Glynis said...

Love your one page adaptation! It was fun reading a little about you :O)

Colleen said...

Love how you switched it to a one-pager. As for sketches, I don't use them 100% of the time, but I tend to like my layouts that were based off of sketches better than those that weren't.

Christine said...

I use sketches of some form or another 100% of the time. I constantly grab ideas I like & turn them into sketches for new layouts.

Mary Bez said...

Wow! Love the one page take on the sketch and you "stitching" with the pen. I confess that I like to do that too...my favorite is my Gelly Roll Glaze pen.

Lisa G. said...

Love using sketches!! Your layout is awesome....love the idea of painting the letters!

saraOH said...

New to this and so far have not used sketches, but will certainly start using them. This blog hop is great inspiration!

Lona said...

I love using sketches. Now that I have found Allison's, I can't scrap without her. Love how you used her sketch.

Amy said...

Great Job Melissa! I am right there with you on the "creative mess" I tend to craft really late and always go to bed with stuff stuck to me! My sheets sparkle sometimes! LOL I can never go from one thing to another w/o finding my work surface again first..it always seems to disappear while I work :-)

Noey said...

The sketch works great shrunk to one page. Very pretty photos.

momtotucknlexi said...

Love your one page take on this sketch. I almost always use a sketch...it makes things flow so much more easily. I have Book 6 & 7 and have made dozens of layouts from them. Love sketches!!
Michelle C Bittner

jan farnworth said...

sketches are my go to for layouts and my cards so i would love to win.

Merrilee said...

I love to use sketches, especially Alison's. I love seeing you adapt the sketch to 1 page as that is mostly what I do.

alisonm said...

I think I may do the same thing as I am at a crop and have limited pictures, but I love this sketch and so want to use it today!

Paula said...

I would love to win a sketch book... I have started making myself one with all the sketches that have been posted on the site... Love your layout...

Mare said...

Love the photos.....I want to be wherever that is. Also love the one pager!

Pam M. said...

Great layout and use of colors. It is great to see some one page ideas too. I am glad to see that there are other messy scrapbookers. Happy messy scrapbooking!

dlhfks said...

I have used sketches for years, but love Allison's the most.

scrappydappydoodler said...

Hehe, my scrap space "explodes" too. Too bad it's in the living room and takes over,lol. Love your take on the sketch. I do use sketches as an inspiration even if I don't follow exactly. Thanks for sharing.

http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

mama2bailey said...

I love the title of your blog!

Sue Bone said...

I love sketches and I love Allison's sketches most. I lo9ve that you get the dimensions too.

Cindy said...

Very nicely done! I've been wanting to check out one of their sketch books, keeping my fingers crossed I win one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shanan said...

I have volumes 1 through 6 and I like to scraplift too.

Rosanne Kruse said...

I love your take on the sketch...I often forget we can just do one side of the sketch! Thanks!

Scrappinwendi said...

I Use sketches all the time. In fact, I cant scrapbook without them LOL!

Victoria said...

Gread adaptation on the sketch!

I love using sketches! I used them allll the time! :)

Patti said...

I love that you turned the sketch into a one pager. A great reminder to think outside the box a little - even when using a sketch. Which I often do.

Romy said...

Oh gosh, I really love your layout. Such a clever idea to use the sketch for a one pager...it turned out wonderful! I love using sketches too. They make it so easy to think outside the box:)

Nilsa said...

I use sketches all the time. Love your layout!

Joanna said...

I use sketches all the time. Great layout.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I uses sketches all the time! thank for a chance! love your layout.

susan ott said...

Her sketches are so versatile. I love that you did only one of the pages. I often forget we can do this. Thanks. Your layout is so pretty. great photos.

debbie susee said...

Been using lots of Allison Davis sketches lately. Love them!!

mimisimon said...

I use sketches 95% of the time. It simplifies the whole process.

LouAnn said...

I enjoyed seeing how you made a 1 page layout from this sketch. I use sketches a lot, in fact, rarely do I scrap without one.

Lisa said...

I almost always use a sketch because it helps me to visualize where things should be. I love your take on it and I can't wait to see more!

shelley said...

I have just started using skecthes in the last 3 or 4 months, # 7 will go great with the Skethes for Scrapbooking that I already have. Thank you for the chance to win!!

lovin2scrap said...

YES!! I often use sketches. I have just recently discovered Allison's sketches and LOVE them! Thanks for sharing your talent with her designs!

Tulip Scrapper said...

I,too, love sketches. And Blog Hops--this is a new site for me, and I'm thinking I'm lovin' it! I have printed out the sketch and may just use it for my next LO. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I love sketches, they are just a great way to start a layout! Love how you adapted this one to a one pager!

Sheila Mayden said...

I am loving this sketch..very nice layout!

onescraphappymomma said...

I love sketches and use them all the time. Sometimes the end products resembles the sketch, sometimes not, but I love the inspiration that a sketch provides! Great way to adapt the two pager to a one pager!

Connie said...

love your take on the sketch~I usually do one pagers but this sketch is awesome. Would love the book!!! yes I love to use sketches as a starting point!!! TY!!!

Jennifer said...

Love how you made this a one-pager. I used sketches on 99% of my layouts and could definitely put this book to good use. :) Thanks for the chance!

Cassie said...

I love using sketches! I love how you adapted it to a one page layout! So beautiful!!

Ann said...

I really like how you made the sketch into a 1 page layout! Following a sketch makes scrapping much more fun for me!

Laura B. said...

Thanks Melissa! I scrap in the living room; the house we're in now doesn't have enough rooms for a dedicated craft room.

Linda Beeson said...

I love your layout, what a perfect theme and great photos.

Mary said...

Beautiful photos and a great layout. Even though I own 2 sketch books and have looked at many sketches online, I don't think I've ever actually sat down and consciously made a layout with a sketch. Maybe I just store them in my subconscious.... =P

Stephanie said...

I'm more of a one page girl myself, so it was nice to see this adapted and to see that it works well. I love sketches--I think they're a great way to have a plan and still be creative at the same time.
Stephanie
scrapadelic@gmail.com

hkstarflower said...

Great layout. Nice colours. I have been scrapping for a while but using sketches has been a relatively recent new thing for me. Am really enjoying the challenge.

Lauram said...

I love sketches! And I would love that book. Thanks.

Heike said...

I like how you made this a one page layout. Love sketches and would love to receive the new sketch book.

csewy said...

Awesome one page layout...love it!!

QuartetDesigns said...

I love sketches too! It makes scrapping easier and less time consuming! I sure would love one of Alison's books, thanks for the chance!

karensay said...

this is fun (blog hop) thank you for your participation!

JLC said...

Simplifying the sketch to one page is a great way to modify the use of the sketches. Thank you for sharing.

scrappyJO said...

Just started using sketches.... Love the flexibility and starting point! Way to drop that 2nd page and do a single LO, fabulous!

COScraps said...

Yup I use sketches! My favorites are Allison's I believe it has become an addiction! Never thought to adapt a 2 pg LO to a 1....Thanks!
Connie O.

Linda said...

Yes, I use sketches...Allison's. Love them.

Amy from KC said...

Yup, I use sketches. I wouldn't get anything done if I didn't! :)

BrendaB said...

I love sketches! Sometimes I use them as a starting point and other times I keep right to the sketch. Either way, they're great!

Suzanna said...

I love that used the half page for inspiration! I always forget that this is an option when I get down to it...

Sarah said...

Great layout! I always use a sketch when I create a layout, I love 'em! Thanks for a chance to win.

Christel said...

Yes, I love using sketches. I may not follow them exactly, but they sure are a great source of inspiration and starting point when I sit down to scrapbook. :^)

Leslie said...

YES I always use sketches...it's like having someone do all the work and I just get to come in with the supplies and have all the fun! Great job with your photos and this LO.

Leslie said...

I like how you took a two page layout and did a one page. I tend to get a little spread out with my scrapbook area too!

Steff said...

I love sketches---I especially love Allison's sketches. I don't own any of her books though! I had been following her blog for a long time before Sketch Support was launched. It's my new favorite sketch site! Thanks for sharing your adapted one-page layout---I really like it!

Janet Z said...

I love sketches and I REALLY love Allison's!

ljensen said...

I have just recently started using sketches and I am having a blast.
Love that you did a one pager.

Audrey said...

I like how you made the sketch into a one page layout. Thats very clever.

dawn said...

First how cool that you got to meet Allison. I'm hoping sometime in the nearer future to meet her and family and shop in their store. I've been reading Allison's blog for couple years now. I was actually pulling out her layouts in magazines before I knew about her blog. This blog hop is so fun. I love that you used JB products on your gorgeous layout. JB is my very favorite. I like that you made it into a one pager and it looks great. I can't believe you scrap in your bedroom, you must have a huge bedroom. Thank you for the giveaway of her newest sketchbook which I don't have yet, (pick me) I'm now a follower of your blog, nice to meet you. Have a good weekend.

Yvonne said...

I like how you adapted the sketch to one page. I like two page layouts but we all have photos that won't fill a two page layout. Since I discovered Allison's sketches I always use one now.

Karen B said...

Thanks for the chance to check out your blog. Love the one pager.

scrapinbabygal said...

Hello!! I love your change to a one pager! I use sketches for all my layouts. I created a 3 ring binder full sketches from various blog and PageMaps. I also have 4 of Allison Davis sketches. Every month I take my stack of sketch books and binders and plan out the layouts! :)

DanaMK said...

I love sketches and use them often. I love Allison's sketches and I'd love to win the book you're offering. Thanks for the chance at a RAK!

ScrapyTiff said...

I definitely use sketches, I have become an addict! My friends joke that I don't know how to scrap without them anymore!

Sandy said...

Love that you adapted the sketch to one page. I have a hard time deviating from a sketch. It's great to see such a great example!

Erica said...

I love sketches too and Allison's are always amazing! I too am an explosive scrapper!

bakscrap said...

I use sketches all the time and since I do mostly 2 page layouts, I was thrilled to discover sketch support! I love the bonus sketch.

Avril Tanner said...

I love how you created a one page layout from a double pages sketch! Great layout! Yes, I have a tendency to get my mojo going!

Liz in MO said...

Love your layout. elizabethanndawson@ymail.com

Patricia said...

I am a huge sketch user! Thanks for the chance! I love your photos and how you converted the sketch to a one pager! floresfour@aol.com

Jessica said...

Super cute page! I LOVE the way you tied the button on the flower and the bling accents. I also LOVE sketches. I very rarely create a layout that does not start with a sketch. I have to admit I am not familiar with Allison's sketches, but my interest is totally peaked now! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

alwayscharlie said...

I love using sketches too! I like the way you altered the sketch for a single page! Very nice!http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

Wendi said...

I love sketches! I have put them all in a binder and take them with me to every crop!

Darcy said...

I never used to use sketches. I really thought they were cheating. However, I did a sketch challenge about 3 months ago, and boy am I hooked! Love them now!!
I love that you made it into a single page, it's lovely.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Arika said...

Love it! Great colors and I love that you switched it up by doing a one-pager.

I use sketches on almost every single LO I do, but I only discovered Allison's sketches a few days ago. I just placed an order for the books today, though. Can't wait!

Joanne said...

I love your single page! I also love working with sketches! They make scrapbooking so much easier and Allison has the best! Volume 7 would be amazing to win.
Joanne xo

Beatrice said...

I almost always use sketches- once I choose my photos I pull out my inspiration binder (full of Allison's sketches) and find one that works:-)

Paper Doll said...

That single page really pops, and I just love jillybean. I've been using sketches for years ... but only heard about Allison in Sept 2010. I now own all her sketchbooks and used all her sketches (from the sketch week blog) at least once. She's great!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

I don't use sketches as much as I should!! My pages all start looking the same, so i really need to. Thanks for your inspiration.

slotr04 at yahoo dot com

M said...

I love sketches! Seems like I can scrap anymore without a sketch as a starting point

Nicole said...

I love your adaptation of the sketch! You really captured the essence of the layout while making it fit your needs. I often start with a sketch when I am stuck on a page idea and then sit back and watch as it transforms into my own creationg based on it.

Kelly said...

Love this layout! This is some of my favorite new paper. I uses sketches all the time to get my creative juices flowing!

clmk523 said...

Love that you adapted the sketch to a one pager. I often use sketches as inspiration!

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely job with the sketch! I like how you've adapted it to fit your needs. Also love the Jillibean papers you used!
BTW - I already have the sketch 7 book, so no need to count me in for that giveaway. I just want to support Alison's wonderful site - and see you talented ladies at work. :) Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Nice one pager Melissa! Your layout is awesome.

Kapoor's said...

Love the colors that you have used in the layout!

Julie said...

I love sketches and use them as a "road map" too. I love how they can be turned, flipped, or changed altogether dependent on my creative moment!

thanks for sharing your art with me!

Christine said...

Oh you bet I use sketches. I don't even remember what I did before them. I like the white stitching you did. It really gives a bright boost to the layout. I like stitching. It's like a Hallmark logo...You cared enough to do the best.

Lynne said...

I tend to be more of a scraplifter than a sketch-user, but really love the idea of using these sketches and would love to win the book to give them a real try! Thanks for sharing your LO. I so would love to be somewhere warm like that right now!

Peg said...

Thanks for sharing that layout! Came out cute! I have been using sketches lately. Just used on of Alison's last weekend and a different one this weekend. I am liking the way it helps make some decisions for me.

Katey said...

I am a one page scrapper...so thanks! great paperline too!

hop hop hop

Heather said...

I have been using sketches almost religiously for a year now and it has revolutionized the way I scrapbook. I LOVE SKETCHES!!!

Ginny said...

I love the 1 page adaption! I tend to get stuck doing things as they are, instead of thinking outside the box. Thanks for the reminder! Great layout!!!

Frances said...

Lovely layout and super fab sketch!

Tasha said...

I've found that I rely on sketches more and more. Which is fine by me, I prefer to figure out what pretty items I want, rather than how to place them.

Sonya said...

I love sketches! Such a time saver to have a starting point because I tend to overthink if I have no direction and too many choices.

sodapach said...

I love sketches! Such a time saver.

Arjanne said...

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. It depends on how much creativity I feel at that moment!

seashell said...

i am a lover of sketches! they are such a great jumping off point when you have lost your mojo!

Paula in Ontario, Canada said...

Of course I love to use sketches! They sure help get that creativity going! I'm already thinking about what pictures to use on this sketch!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Sometimes you just need a one-page layout and yours is so pretty.

I use the Sketch Books all the time. They're GREAT!

Lisa said...

Hello from snowy Buffalo, NY!! I love checking out all "THE GIRLS" of sketch support blogs all the time! I rarely do 1 pagers, thanks for the inspiration! Lisa Z

Wendy Shoemaker said...

Sometimes when I go to a crop, I have trouble getting started, and I'll use a sketch, just to get the juices flowing. They are my lifeline when I have scrapper's block!

OhSuz said...

Such a bright & cheerful page-I like how you adapted the sketch to your own layout!

Brittney said...

I love sketches - they're what usually get me started!

Katrina said...

LOVE your one page!!! And girl, we would have a MESS if we crafted together!!!! (no giveaway!) hugs, Katrina

MaryAnn said...

WOW I can't believe this but you scrap like ME! I scrap the same way from clean to mess, clean it up each time, adjust sketches to my style because really I never have the right size photos. Love your layout here and the projects you have been doing on Sketch support website. I'm going to be a follower here too.

MaryAnn said...

Forgot to say that I love Allison's Sketches, I follow the Sketch Support blog and have 3 of her Sketches for Scrapbooking books and our LSS have sketch crops using her sketches.

tallyscrapper said...

Love the colors in your layout. It's fun to see it in a one pager.

Andrea Amu said...

Love that you just did one page, Melissa! I was also thinking of doing that with this sketch!
Your page looks great!

And yes... I do enjoy using a sketch from time to time!

Lisa said...

I love using sketches and using them for inspiration! I can't wait to see who is the winners for all the blogs. Love the color scheme you chose for your layout.

reen said...

I can't even start a layout without a sketch to go by. My finished product doesn't always wind up looking very much like the original sketch, but that's OK. Your layout is beautiful.

tammy said...

I use sketches for most of my scrapbooking. I really like how you used the 2 page layout and made it into your own 1 page layout.

Charlie said...

Super cute page. I love how you did the scallop border. I have been looking for a deeper, larger scallop punch and couldn't find one. This has solved my problem!

Christy B said...

LOVE your one pager! Beautiful pics~~I don't know what I'd do without sketches. My pages would certainly be very dull and uninteresting~~

gmlindsey said...

Love how you adapted Allison's sketch. Cute papers for your travel layout.

Stacy said...

I need my book of sketches to scrapbook!!!

Karen K. said...

I do use sketches a bit but do not have any of Allison's books and they look fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win one :)

Shirley said...

I DO love sketches! They're my primary go-to inspiration. I have three of Allison's books and would LOVE to win her Volume 7. *smile*

By the way, I love the way you painted the chipboard letters. I don't know why I forget this trick. Thanks for reminding me.

nanapatty said...

Appreciate how you changed the 2 pager into a 1 pager which makes the layout look completely different. I have 2 of Allison's older sketch books and would enjoy number 7.

Þorbjörg said...

I love the one page version of the sketch. Great LO!

I like to use sketches from time to time. I love the sketchsupport sketches, and have used quite a few of the 2 pg sketches for my wedding album.

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE sketches!! rarely do they look the same when I am done with my layout, but that is just fine with me! it is all about the creative jumpstart! thanks!

likearose said...

Love your layout and YES I use and love sketches. Did two layouts yesterday using Allison's books. I look forward to following your blog!

Bethany said...

I turned one of her 2 pagers into a one pager just the other day. I love sketches, and especially these (although I don't own any books, yet).

I love the paper strips on the bottom of yours...very nice touch!

grace2-8@hotmail.com

sunny-wyatt said...

YES, YES, YES. I Iove them. I usually us Allisions because you can use so many pics.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I'm a big fan of kraft cardstock - your papers and photos really pop off the neutral background! Love it!

Julie G said...

great one page layout. i have to try doing this. oh i use sketches all the time now - especially Allison's they are the best

scraphappy said...

Love the layouta! The designs really help me with my scrapping!

Cindy - FL said...

Yes! I have to use sketches if I want my pages to look good. I pretty much do double pages, but like your take on the single page layout!

Lisa said...

Love the adaptation to a one page.

joelsgirl said...

I couldn't scrap without 'em! I love what you did with this one.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Great color choice... hey, my scraproom explodes, too!

mmcadoo7 said...

Pretty layout! Those colors make me want to be there!

I am an avid user of sketches (especially Allison's) - barely know what to do without them.

Grammy said...

Yes, I use sketches but have just discovered Allison Davis! Her books are on my "Want" list for gift-giving:)
Debbie

carol curran said...

i really love the way the kraft paper makes the rest of the layout just pop. thanks for sharing

carol curran said...

i totally forgot to say whether i use sketches or not. i do but not always. sometimes you just look at the photos and the ideas come swarming. other times, not at all, and there is nothing better than to have a sketch to take care of that block. everyone should use them sometimes!

Cheri said...

I use sketches 99.9% of the time :D

Shari Thurman said...

Melissa, we are in the process of planning our sunny vacation right now. I can't wait! Great layout using some of that yummy Jillibean product. Great one pager.

McCoko said...

Great Layout! Love how you shrunk it down to one page. I love sketches. I have a sketch addiction. I would love to have Allison Davis Sketches!

*Denise* said...

I often use sketches or photos as a springboard when I scrap.

Anonymous said...

I love Sketches and am really enjoying the blog hop too!

Kristan G.

Allison Davis said...

I love your one-page version of the sketch! Thank you for being a part of the team and creating so many wonderful projects for Sketch Support! :)

kimmcc69 said...

I love your one page take on this sketch.
I use sketches all the time to make it easier to get layouts done quickly. They make scrapbooking so much easier.