Monday, July 25, 2011

One-page Week, Part 1


One-page Sketch #11

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

"Flag Fun" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Star and "fun" stickers: We R Memory Keepers; Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Pearl flourish: KaiserCraft

I followed the sketch exactly for this layout. I happened to have some wallet size prints left over from a layout I did about our 4th of July family event in 2010 so this sketch was perfect for using those.

The Yankee Doodles collection from We R Memory Keepers had so many great products that this layout went together in less than an hour. It seemed like it was the perfect fit for what I had in mind for using these pictures with the sketch. I love it when that happens!

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"First Day of Pre-K" by Christine Chain
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Flowers: Sassafras; Letter Stickers: Jillibean Soup & American Crafts Thickers; Stickers: Jillibean Soup

Yes, these are back to school pictures from last fall! Considering Olivia starts Kindergarten next month, I thought it was high-time for me to get these photos scrapped! I've had the patterned paper from Crate Paper since last fall, waiting for me to be inspired

1) I changed the stars to flowers when I found these flower stickers sitting on my desk, and I omitted the swirl. I love the swirl, but couldn't freehand one to my liking.

Plus then I saw this phrase sticker when I was grabbing the "of" letters. It just worked for me.

2) I skipped the journaling on the upper left because I just didn't have enough to say. But I did add a flower sticker up there to balance it out visually.

3) I used a fun little journaling spot from Jillibean Soup after starting to write directly on the paper and not liking it.

4) I added another fun word sticker from Jillibean Soup to go along with the flower here. It's so nice to finally use some goodies from my stash!

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"Kaden at 6" by Jill Sarginson
Supplies Used - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Little Boy collection); Letters: American Crafts; Tools: Fiskars corner rounder; Journaling: Dymo Gun; embellishments: Echo Park

I stuck to the sketch for this layout with the exception of making the bottom two left photos even and adding a little cluster to the top right. For a quick journaling idea, consider using a Dymo gun!

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"New Sisters" by Melissa Elsner
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

Using the blocked patterned paper background and photo measurements, I used the sketch to give me a foundation for this layout. It was a unique size for photos but I really liked it in that even though they
are small, the focus is still on the subject matter. Instead of stars, I used banners to help anchor the design and I just did journaling in the bottom right. I extended the title of the page in the area that shows more opportunity to journal.

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"Stocking Surprises" by Megan Bickers
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding - Kringle, Tinsel, Nestled); Cardstock: Bazzill (Tan, DMD, Kraft); Alphabets: Basic Grey (Micro Mono Stickers - Olivia), American Crafts (Thickers Playroom Felt); Brads: Making Memories (Antique Copper and Silver); Inkpads: Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain), Tsukineko (Timber Brown StazOn); Stamps: Inkadinkado (Jewel Swirl); Stickers: 7 Gypsies (Mini Labels); The Girls Paperie (Tinsel & Twig Border); Pens: Zig Writer (Brown), Martha Stewart (Black); Adhesive: Foam Squares and Glue Dots; Other: WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Brad Setter, 7 Gypsies Word Paperclip (Joy), Craft Supply (Silver Star Sequins), Craft Sponge, Sewing Machine and Brown Thread.

Variation #1:
I loved how the sketch had the smaller pattern paper pieces mixed with the swirls and stars. I cut the pattern paper exactly as directed on the sketch, but I used a stamp to create my swirls, and I also repeated the stamping above the larger photo and along the bottom of my layout.

 Along the circular "jeweled" areas on the stamp, I added some brown brads. This was a great way to use up some of my brad collection! I also added some silver star sequins to the stamped areas for interest. A silver word paperclip was added to the bottom of the largest photo to carry out the copper brown and silver theme.

Variation #2:
I used 4x6 photos and cropped them down to follow the sketch. The larger photo I used was vertical instead of horizontal (3.25 x 4") and the two smaller photos were 3 x 3". I also sanded the edges of the photos with a nail file to help them stand out a bit more against the pattern papers.

Variation #3:
I used two alphabet sticker sets and created a banner from cardstock to hold part of my title.

I inked the edges of the banner and adhered it with foam squares and silver brads. The red felt alphabet reminds me of the red felt that my mom used when she made these stockings for my kids.

Variation #4:
Using my sewing machine, I added journaling lines, then wrote in my text.

I also added some small label stickers to include the date and ages of my children. I also stitched along the outside edges of the layout and inked the edges with brown ink and a craft sponge to finish off the layout.



dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW what a great start to the week. I am going to love this week already. These sketches totally ROCK LADIES!!! I loved each and every one of them, too many favorites to list.

Thanks again Allison for a doing these one pages sketches!!

pnutsmum said...

Too funny Allison! I had visions of using the SAME paper and theme as you used. Only I couldn't make it work; the pictures got lost in the patterned paper! Now I see the light!! LOL!!

Allison Davis said...

pnutsmum, I was worried about the same thing on mine so I ended up using white paint to edge the pictures and help them stand out. :)

Dawn, I'll get an email sent to you today so I can get your address. If I hear back from you today, I'll get it sent out today. :)

Luv2talk said...

What a great, fun, easy one-page sketch! Love the BRAD trick on the flourishes. What a great way to make them POP!

COScraps said...

These are great! I think I am going to really love this week. I have only done a couple 1 pg LO's and struggled with them but after seeing today's I am excited to dig out some pictures and use this sketch!

Alison what a great tip with the paint. I have never used paint on scrapbooking any certain paint I should use?

connie said...

I don't do many one page LO's but there is times that one page is better. Love the tip of stamping the swirl and using brads and the tip on painting the edges of the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Allison Davis said...

I really like the paint dabbers from Ranger and mostly use those. :)

Linda said...

The sketch is awesome. I can't wait to use it.

Amy said...

LOVE THEM ALL!! You ladies rocked it today..can't wait to see the rest of the week! This sketch works with so many things and is great for those times you only have a few pics to use.