Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two-page Week, Part 3 and a My Creative Classroom Giveaway

A lot of times, and I mean a lot, I take a ton of pictures at a time. However, there are always those times that I just have only a few pictures of a particular event. I don't ever let the number of photos guide which sketch I use. You can always remove photos on a sketch and still end up with a well-balanced layout. Today, the layouts all have in common the removal of the three 2 x 2 photos and you can see how it didn't alter the overall look of the pages.

Two-page Sketch #10


You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the two-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


"6 Month Photoshoot" by Jill Sarginson
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Graphic 45, Websters; Alphabets: Making Memories; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye (Baby die-cut); Ribbon: Craft; Punches: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Martha Stewart lace punch; Floss: DMC; Ink: Vibrance; Brads: Forever In Time; Pearls: Craft; Flowers: Prima

Variation #1: As opposed to the stitching/stars grid, I opted to punch out butterflies and stitch a trail under them.

Variation #2: I brought the title down and used flowers/circles to make it more of an embellishment cluster.

Variation #3: To balance out the layout, I raised my journaling cluster on the right hand side.

Variation #4: I printed my photos smaller (3.5x5 and opted to omit the smaller 3 photos).

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"Nerf Wars" by Suzanna Lee
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Girls Paperie, Basic Grey; Stickers: My Mind's Eye; Buttons: Purple Pumpkin, My Mind's Eye; Wood Seal: Girl of All Work; Punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart; Letter stickers: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket; Ink; Distress

Variations:
1.) I rotated the sketch 180 degrees and then flipped it so the border is at the top but it kept the open space on the left.

2.) Instead of stitching and stars in the open space on the left I used a Bella Blvd. paper with journaling around it.

3.) I replaced the three pictures with three clouds since I didn't have smaller sized pictures that worked with the main pictures.

4.) The journaling was removed from it's original spot on the sketch as I had a better home for it.

5.) Cluster of embellishments for visual interest.


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"Picture Day" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Core'dination; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Alphabets: Prima (picture) and Jillibean Soup (day); Word stickers: 7Gypsies; Label sticker: Echo Park; Film strip: Tim Holtz

Variation #1 - I only had three photos so I created my layout without the three 2 x 2 photos on the sketch. The only thing I altered because of the missing photos is the strip sticker on the right of the 2 x 2 photos on the sketch. I moved it to the bottom of the middle 4 x 6 photo so it wasn't just floating out there all alone.

Variation #2 - I decided to use all 4 x 6 photos instead of cropping the middle one to a 3 x 6. There is plenty of room for the extra inch so I didn't have to worry about adjusting anything or covering up too much.

Variation #3 - I could have used stars, they would have worked with the theme of my layout just fine, but I always like to have a little fun with the theme of my layouts and see just how much I can enhance it. To go with the "picture day" theme, I created little cameras with patterned papers to use in place of the stars.


I didn't want to stitch over the top of the cameras like the stitching on the sketch so I opted to stitch a grid in between the cameras. 

Variation #4 - I added an extra strip at the bottom with a film strip attached with staples.

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 My Creative Classroom Giveaway

Did you know that the name "Sketch Support" actually came from an online class I taught at My Creative Classroom? After two sold out sessions of the class last Fall we decided to go ahead and offer a third session this Spring too.

Here's some information about the class: 

In this five week course you'll learn to stop wasting valuable time on page design and how to use sketches to increase your productivity, expand your style, and multiply your personal satisfaction. You'll see how easy it is to adapt a sketch to your own style or skill level and how to add simple to extreme variations to get multiple uses out of one sketch.

Start Date: Tuesday, March 22
Fee: $30
Length: 5 weeks

Also:
• you will get 5 new sketches that aren't in any of the Sketches for Scrapbooking books.
• there will be lots of time with me so I can help you with areas you might be struggling with.
• most of the class is focusing on getting the most out of sketches but there will also be tips and tricks for design, techniques, finishing touches, picking out papers, and more.
• each week will focus on a specific area of the sketch like photos, papers, embellishments, etc.

Plus, everyone who signs up for the class will get 10% off any Sketches for Scrapbooking order!

You can check it out by clicking here.

And while you're there, be sure to check out the wide range of classes offered at My Creative Classroom! They offer so many interactive and in-depth courses that are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. And during the month of March in celebration of National Craft Month, they have a great customer appreciation program with opportunities to get free seats to some classes. You can find the information for it by clicking here. 

I bet you're ready for me to get on to the giveaway! Today we've got not one, but two seats in my online class, Sketch Support, up for grabs. Leave a comment on this post, we'll randomly pick two winners, and announce them on Sunday.

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110 comments:

molitva said...

Fantastic giveaway! I'd love to catch this class. Thank you for offering it for another go around!

Melanie said...

Love the layouts!!! I would also love to have a seat in your online class!

Sue Bone said...

Oh no, I love online classes and I love your sketches. I think I'm going to have to sign up.

ruth said...

Super cute layouts! I love how you did the little cameras...so cute!

The class sounds amazing!

Karen B said...

I love all the details in each layout. Thanks for another chance to win a great prize!

Lisa F. said...

Love your sketches, and just bought my first sketches for scrapbooking book! Thanks for the chance for a seat in your class!

Erica said...

I had never heard of 'My Creative Classroom' Sounds great! I love all the layouts today, such great variation ideas!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I would love to win a spot in your class! Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

Your layout is awesome! Love those tiny cameras! Too cute!

K in PA

Karina said...

Fantastic giveaway!!!

Thanks so much for the chance,

Karina

Sheila Mayden said...

Very fun...love the little cameras. You are so creative. I would love a seat in you online class.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I was hoping you would show the sketch without the 2by2 photos as I don't use that size often. So thank yoU!

seashell said...

another great layout and page ideas. i would love to try your online class.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a seat in your class!
I love your sketch books and have 3 of them - my problem is that I can follow a sketch "exactly" as it is but have a difficult time adapting it to my pics or papers if they are different.

Lynn F - Newton NC

Tiffany said...

Love this giveaway! Pages are so cute and all so different. Love the little cameras!

Jaime said...

I would love to take your online class! The cameras are ADORABLE!

Scrapthat said...

I've passed on the info to friends on boards...I know several people who wished they had taken the class.
Now about the LOs...Jill I love your baby's photo shoot! LOVELY!
Suzanna....very cute...the pics and the LO.
Ali...I LOVE your cameras girl! FABULOUS!
TFS and great work Ladies!

sillypea said...

Beautiful work yet again - especially those camera! I'm in awe of this site! Thanks for all the good ideas...

Anonymous said...

I would love to attend a class with you. I think I could learn so much from you. And those little cameras on your last layouts are the CUTEST!!

Thanks for the chance to win some time with you!
Lori H.

nanapatty said...

I have learned so much already by reading your blog and I am sure I would more by taking this class. Love the cameras; they just add so much more to an adorable layout.

Cindy said...

Great examples of altering this wks sketch! I recently took the BIA class over at MCC. LOVED it. I love sketches. Thanks for a chance to win a seat, your class is very tempting.

Rebekah said...

I absolutely love your sketched and have used so many of them sense finding your site less then 6 months ago! Love the giveaway and pray I win. :)

momtotucknlexi said...

I missed out on your class last Fall but would LOVE to win a seat for this one. I only use your sketches to scrapbook now. Thanks for helping me to get more done and love what I am creating!!

AmyBug said...

Oh wow! I would love to check out the class. What a great giveaway.

On the layouts - I love seeing the examples without the 2x2's. It totally works. I love that diamond paper you used Allison. It totally reminds me of ties and the little cameras are so cute. I really like the added border on top of Jill's and Suzanna's big title block. All great interpretations of the sketch.

Amy from KC said...

I love those cameras! It is so cool that you made those, and how you conceptualized them in the first place. Wow.

I took your MCC class the first time, and was wondering if this is a repeat of that class? I would sure love a level 2 class. (hint, hint.)

I really enjoy seeing everyone's variations on the sketch. Thank you everyone for sharing them with us!

Heather K said...

Wow, how wonderful would it be to win a seat in one of your virtual classes. I would love to learn how to use sketches even more effectively.

I love the latest sketch it really seems to lend itself to many variations, but I have to admit the idea of sewing on pages still very much intimidates me. Maybe this will push me out of my comfort zone.

LouAnn said...

Fun layouts this morning. Would love to win a seat in your class. I missed out the last time around and now it's not in the budget.

Lisa Marie said...

I purchased one of your sketchbooks last year, and its well loved, lol.
Id love to be able to take your class, actually wanted to when it was first posted to MCC.But unfortunately hubbys unemployment has run out and my income is the sole support for family of 4 plus dog,so no extras allowed for awhile. But thanks for the chance!
Keep up the great sketches,they have saved many a scrapbook emergency,lol.

Charity Becker said...

JILL, your LO is the sweetest!!!! And scrapping class sounds like fun. Sign me up!

Peg said...

Oh, gosh such beautiful layouts. I love the lacy borders on the baby layout and those cameras are too, too cute and I have the perfect layout I'm going to scraplift them for. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Tamra said...

I come on here every week to see whats new. I have even incorporated some of the sketches into some of my work. I love what yall do. Thank you so much for sharing.

mustangkayla said...

What fantastic layouts!

Lisa G. said...

Great layouts!! I've taken the class but it's kinda like a movie, you get so much out of it the second time that you missed the first ;)

Michele Mc said...

Such a simple sketch, and so much creativity with it. I think I can use this one very easily and quickly.

The timing of the last two class sessions was a little rough for me so I'm hoping that I can work it out with my schedule this time. If I win a seat, even better! Thanks!

janet said...

LOVe those lil cameras...AWESOME inspiration and talk about a giveaway..holy moly..now that is right up my alley...(Get it..right up my Alley..meaning ALi..) ha!
Never mind..too hyped on Cold meds this morning...LOL!
Smiles from PA!

Steff said...

Love, love, love the little cameras you made for your layout! This should be your next add-on sketch. It would be so versatile! Anyway, count me in for the chance to win a seat in your classroom! That would be AWESOME!!!

Ann said...

First, I love that these layouts omit the small photos. Most of my layouts utilize the standard sized photo from the Walmart photo store, so sketches can appear challenging when they incorporate odd sizes. Thanks for demonstrating how work around that.
As for the giveaway - clearly I need it to learn how to use them less literally!

sandra said...

Love your sketchbooks and would love to win a seat in your class! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Cowan said...

I've just recently started using your sketches and I am loving the spark they give me to get a layout done fairly quickly.

I would a spot in your online class.

Mary said...

Another class I would like to take. These classes at MCC offer such variety it's hard to chose which one to take, lol!!! TFS, Mary m

princess1128 said...

I'd love an opportunity to take this class. I love your sketches.

Rochelle said...

The class sounds great!
I always enjoy seeing the variations that one sketch can inspire.

jengd said...

I've recently started trying to enter at least one sketch challenge a week just to keep me in motion. I'd love to take your class and get some additional pointers! Thanks for the chance!

Gretchen said...

So happy you are offering this class again! I couldn't do the last 2 but this one I am not letting slip by! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I'm so glad to have found your blog and would love to take your class.

Cassie

Christa Allgood said...

I would love to win a spot in this class!!

GLOANN said...

Love your sketches and use them so much in my scrapbooking. In fact, I just finished two LOs using the same sketch, but they look totally different. Would love to take your class sometime.

Anonymous said...

Love all the variations on the same sketch. Would love to be in class with you. Roseann

Yanina said...

Awesome!! Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Drew looks so cute :) Suzanne I love how you flipped the sketch ... great idea!

Scrapin Kat said...

I would love to win, I am so enjoying the book - the kits make it oh so easy --
Looking forward to getting alot done in the next few months- I hope to visit the store in April on my road trip.

Karla said...

omgosh i just found this blog. how exciting. thx for FP for posting on FB. how exciting, can wait to take a class (or win one)! yay yay! thx! u r now on my fav list.

Dawn, RI said...

Ive never taken an online class. This is a great giveaway, especially to someone who wants to know about sketches and wants to know more about online classes. Thanks for a chance to win,,, Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

JUDY RAY said...

I would love to win the class. I love the books and the web site.

Annelies said...

Great layouts! I've never followed an online course, but it would be fantastic winning this! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

connie said...

What a great giveaway!! crossing my fingers..would love to take this class. Thanks for the chance.

Wendi said...

Would love to win this opportunity! I love using sketches, but still get stuck! Please help!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

oh my, those wee little handmade cameras are ADORABLE!

KimMJ said...

Love the layouts, they are adorable! What a great giveaway, fingers and toes are crossed!

TFS


KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

COScraps said...

Love today's LO's! Oh my this class sounds great. I have just started using the sketches but still struggle and picking paper is the worst!
Thanks for the chance for the best giveaway!
Connie O.

Lori said...

Great idea for a class.

gingerella said...

I would love to have a seat at your class. I use the Sketch Books for almost every layout, but don't branch out from your directions much. I need to learn to add little touches to change them up from layout to layout.

Joanne said...

Id love to win a seat in your class :) Please count me in!

Diane A said...

Allison, I am intrigued by your class and finding ways to increase my productivity by not wasting time thinking and thinking about what to do. Your sketches look like the way to do that. What fun it would be to win a seat in your class. Diane

Cherie said...

I love your sketches! Pick me, Pick me!!!

Marcia said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for offering it.

debbi said...

I have been using your sketches for about 2 years now and I just about don't scrap without them. I would love to have a seat in this online class and take it to the next level.

Roxanne said...

How wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity! I always use sketches for help.

Lisa said...

Awesome giveaway! Would love a chance to take a class by you!!
Lisa

kathys said...

i took the class when it was last offered....LOVE IT! Such great fun. I really hope you offer a new class selection soon. I would so take it. If you are thinking of taking the class, sign up you will not be disappointed:)

Chanel's Owner said...

Didnt realize you gave online classes! I love your sketches and would love to see how to use them without taking them so literal! Cant wait for the class! :)

lovin2scrap said...

These are a few of my favorite things... online classes and your sketches.... Life is good! I have enjoyed using your book sketches but need guidance in maximizing them!

Musings by Me said...

I love the cameras you made. You always add the most amazing details to your layouts!

dawn said...

Thank you thank you Allison for doing another class and the giveaway!! I was so upset last year with my computer down and not working right so I didn't get to sign up for it. Now should be a good time though. Would love love to win a seat for this. So generous of you.

These layouts look great, love the pictures of Drew, he's so big and handsome. Great job on all three layouts.

scrljdj said...

pick me, pick me :) i would love to hear how to stop wasting time! thanks for the opportunity!

Paper Doll said...

Nice layouts! I'd love to win a seat ... count me in too!

hla2425 said...

Wow that would be great!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

hla2425@yahoo.com

Laura B. said...

Great layouts. I like going back through my photos and find ones that I passed over the first time and decided not to scrapbook. It's always a pleasant surprise!! (especially now that my children are getting older)

Awesome giveaway- would love to be selected for your online class.

The Mancilla Family said...

I loved the class the first time around, and really lovin this site! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kymskreations2 said...

Love your sketches & would love to win a seat in your class! Can't wait to see more sketches!!

Linda said...

I attended your class last year and loved it. Will this one be different?

Great giveaway!

Charlene said...

I would love to win a seat in your sketches class. Thanks!

Beth Hallgren said...

Love your site so I'm sure I would love your classes!

Susan said...

Allison! I absolutely love your sketches!! (especially the 2 pagers) so glad you are offering another class! thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love your little cameras! You are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win! Laura from republic

Mike said...

Thank you everyone!

And, yes, this is the same class from last fall. :)

Allison Davis said...

Lol! Mike is me! My husband must have checked his email on my computer and didn't sign out. :)

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

I just discovered your website and have become a follower. I am a firm believer in using sketches to move my scrapbooking along but don't know how to use them to their fullest potential. The class sounds great and I would love to win a seat in it!

Christine said...

I just told somebody what a great job you all at Sketch Support were doing. I would love to win the prize.

MaryAnn said...

Love the sketch this week and the layouts are wonderful. Nice to see the different pages your team does from the same sketch.
Your on-line class sounds great. Here's hoping I have a chance to win.

Tracy B said...

Awesome layout ideas. I'd love a seat in your class.

The other classes from My Creative Classroom are worth checking out. I've loved everyone I've taken.
Here is hopeing I've a lucky one.

Celeste B. said...

I love your sketches and it would be great to win a seat in your class.

cathy said...

I really enjoyed the in depth look at the layouts and how they differ from the sketch. I think your class sounds wonderful and I hope I win a spot.

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh - I just discovered this site and I am in love! These sketches are amazing and I am so excited about the chance to win a seat in the class - thank you!!!

Christine said...

wow that sounds awesome! Love the sketch this week!

Whitney said...

I have recently discovered this site and now I check it every day! Thanks for the inspiration - would love to attend your class!

Christy B said...

I'm so THRILLED to have found you, thru Jill. (thanks girl) And how awesome it would be to take a class from you. Your sketches are f a b u l o u s~~

PamS said...

Fantastic giveaway. I am enjoying Sketch Support. I love your descriptions on how you put the layouts together.

mimisimon said...

You do a great job with sketches. I use a sketch for almost every layout that I do. This class would be wonderful for me to think out of the box with sketches.

Chris said...

I could totally use this. I would love to know how to work with sketches better!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

This class looks great!! Thanks for the chance at winning a spot!

kimmcc69 said...

Love online classes. Your sketches are wonderful.

Morag said...

Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

Mom2TwoBoys said...

Can't wait - thanks for the opportunity!

Cindy Leggett said...

Absolutely love this layout. would love to win a spot in the class. crossing my fingers

BunnyFreak said...

Love your blog. Just found it from Creative Classroom's email. I am definitely going to follow.

ZoezMom said...

Very exciting! I'd love to win a seat in your online class! Thanks for doing a give-away!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your sketches and own 2 of the books. Would love to win the class!

Kristan G.

Michelle N. said...

How cool is that? I would really like to do this class because I have never worked with sketches or created anything with sketches.

Lucy Newton said...

I will love to participate in your class, I love sketches and I am following you on google reader and I like you in Facebook, thanks for the opportunity!!!

jackie said...

Allison, Your sketch books are new to me and I was in such a slump I could not get started making even a single page... I picked up your book (#5) AND before I knew it , I had a bunch of layouts with the paper , pics and embellishments chosen and all left to do was follow your wonderful sketches to complete them ! That is the BEST part ... I get to focus on the fun stuff , choosing what i want on the page, YOU get to design it for me! Thank you so much for sharing so much with us! I would LOVE to be in your classes!
hugs!
Jackie