Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sketch Support: New Sisters

Hello everyone!

It's one page week over at Sketch Support and I got a little confession. I love one page layouts. It's what I do. But when I saw the sketch for this week I cringed just a tad at the size of the photos. At first, I looked for ways to do different sizes but then I embraced the challenge. And I'm so glad I did because it helped me see a different way of using those smaller photos and using the sketch to help balance my layout in a visually pleasing way.

Supplies - Paper, Banner Stickers, Die Cut, Journal Spot: Pink Paislee; Alphabet: American Crafts; Stickers: SRM Press; Flowers: Prima Marketing; Bling: Kaisercraft; Corner Punch: EK Success

The sketch had some star embellishment clusters and I did banners instead. To see the sketch for this week and all the beautiful projects done by the Creative Team, click here.

This layout is quite special to me because it documents my first time meeting some amazing, crafty women. These are my ScrapStreet sisters who have given me valuable feedback and encouragement in all my scrappy endeavors. Last year was also my first CHA and it was like Disneyland to me! So much fun and a sweet week for sure. It was fab to see a few of them again last week. 

These papers from Pink Paislee worked perfect to create a bright, bold, summery layout. I used banners to help anchor down the design and used flower/bling clusters to give it a good balanced look. And because I love to mix of my title alpha's I combined a piece of the SRM sticker strip with the Thickers alpha. Worked like a charm!

We are also celebrating over at Sketch Support because the very first Sketches for Scrapbooking ONE PAGE layouts has been released! This weeks sketch is one from the book and there are many more awesome ones. Would you like to win a copy of your very own? 

Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me you'd love to get your little hands on one and I'll be drawing a winner on Thursday. So that means you have today and all day tomorrow to comment away.

hugs,
Melissa

18 comments:

Jen Martakis said...

You created an awesome layout Melissa! I loved meeting you last year and was so sad not to see you this time around. *sigh*

(no need to enter me in the drawing, I already have the new book. yay!)

Pamela said...

Love your layout Melissa! :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it. I have been gravitating more to one page layouts lately. I would love to get a copy of this awesome book. What a fun layout to Scrap!

Carole said...

I am just loving one page layouts - seems to be my normal style lately so this book would be a great help for new ideas ~ thank you for the chance to win !

Keianna said...

So excited for this book. Would love a chance to win. Thanks :-)

Karmin said...

Cute layout, could really use some inspiration with the new book. Thanks for the chance! :-)

Joanne said...

I would love love love to win :D My little family have been sick with a cold for a week so I would love some cheering up :) Count me in!

charli said...

I love sketches! They keep me from taking thousands of hours on one layout!

Anne said...

I love your LO.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to get my little hands on Sketches for Scrapbooking ONE PAGE layouts. Thanks!
- rt in ga

Anonymous said...

I need all the help I can get so this book would be great! I love your layout too!

Kristan W.

Dizzy Daizy Creations said...

Adorable layout!!! I soooo could use this book. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Angela L. said...

Such a beautiful layout! I just adore Allison's sketches and must have this new book for one page layouts... Even though I have been scrappin' two pagers using her sketches, it's like pulling teeth to come up with enough photos due to my rotten photography skills...... of course, if you'd like a two page layout with mostly pictures of poles and headless people, then I'm your person for the job, lol..... funny yet very, very sad and true!

Cara said...

Yea! That is the one book I dont have! The Pea known as Cara in TX.

janet said...

GREAT layout! You did a wonderful job on the design..love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win this Colume, because I definitely would l.o.v.e. to get my hands ALL over it...LOL!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the colors of your layout! thaks for a chance!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Beth Hallgren said...

You know I would!!! Love your interpretaion of the sketch :)

Stephanie said...

I would love, love, love to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the chance to win, Melissa!