I am a HUGE Sketch Support follower and have loved seeing Allison’s work since she was featured in Creating Keepsakes Magazine many years back. Her sketches are great because they give you an outline to start your layout. They save so much time with the planning process and you can jump right into creating your page. I connect so much with her style because the photos are the main element, they tell a story and they show emotion. A few years back I ordered all 5 of Sketches for Scrapbooking books and I use them all the time.
Back in April, I participated in the Sketch Support blog hop where you hopped around to all 20 of the deign team members blogs. It was a lot of fun to learn more about the design team and their scrapbooking motivations.
I left comments on all their sites and I was excited to find out I won a copy of One Page Sketch’s for Scrapbooking Vol 2 from Katrina Hunt’s super creative paper. scissors & glue blog. Yay!! This book was on my list as I don’t have the one page sketches or the card sketches. If you are interested, you can order a copy of this book or any of the others at the Scrapbook Generation site.
Katrina also sent me a huge supply of twinery twine, 14 different colors! I didn’t have any twine yet and I am super excited to add it to my upcoming pages. Another very exciting recent thing about Katrina is that she’s made the summer design team at Scrapbook Steals. Congrats Katrina!! As you may have noticed from my recent cards & layouts, I like to follow the Scrapbook Steals sketches & challenges. There are a lot of fun things shared on their blog & great deals everyday for new scrapbook supplies. I can’t wait to see what Katrina & the other talented ladies create for Scrapbook Steals.
Speaking of Sketch Support, I finished this layout last night when Tara came over to scrapbook. It’s based on Two-Page Sketch #18.
“Hold on Tight"
I used paper & felt embellishments that are part of the City Park Collection by American Crafts. Same supplies I used for the spring cards.
Here’s the sketch:
- Instead of adding detail & journaling box on the far right, I added two more photos. I wanted to share one of daddy spinning Gavin and thought it was important to have a vertical view.
- Changed the border and kept mine straight, this tree & flower park paper is super cute and it was perfect for one of our first days of spring this year
- Underneath the 6×4 photo I used 3 vertical photos that are 2×3.
- Since I had room to the left of the photos I added a 4 1/2 x 7 block of paper to frame the page and to use more of the great patterns.
The felt embellishments in this line are so adorable! The flower & hot air balloon are my favorite. With stitching & buttons they are so beautiful.
I have one or two more layouts I am going to do with other papers in this line and I’ll be all caught up with my Easter layouts. This might be the first time I’ve done a layout w/in two months of the photos being taken, it’s fun to do super current events!
Supplies: Pattern paper & felt embellishments -City Park collection by American Crafts, Letter stickers-felt Thickers & Amy Tangerine Lovely Thickers , Mini letters-Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket, cardstock-paper bag color
Thanks to Allison Davis for all the inspiration & positive presence you’ve played in my scrapbooking obsession.