Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two-Page Sketch #17: Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 8

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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.

Every six months at Scrapbook Generation Publishing we come out with another volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking. Since July 1 was the release date of the newest Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 8 we thought we would share one of our favorite sketches from the book. So this week you get to see (and print) a sketch from the book and what our creative team did with it!

I usually don't pick favorites when it comes to sketch but this one just might be one! It might be that I love stars and this one has a whole lot of them or it could be that the picture sizes are the easiest to work with. We all know that it's always easiest to print a 4 x 6 and use it as is but I also think 4 x 4" photos are just as easy. They are the one size that is almost always easy to crop out of a 4 x 6 in either orientation.

There are also lots of other photo sizes you can use like:

• Use three horizontal 4 x 6 photos in place of the three 4 x 4 photos on the right page.
• Use a vertical 4 x 6 in place of the bottom 4 x 4 on the left page.
• Use two rows of 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 in place of the one row of 4 x 4 photos on the right page.
• Use a 4 x 6 in place of the 4 x 4 on the far left
• Use four 2 x 2 photos in place of any 4 x 4 photo on the page.

We've got so many layouts to share this week that I can't wait to get started! And you might want to keep checking the Creative Team member's blogs. There might be some giveaways going on this week!

Speaking of giveaways...

Today we are giving away a copy of the newest book: Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 8. It's the next book in our series with 30 new two-page sketches. To be eligible, leave a comment, we'll randomly pick a winner, and announce it on Wednesday.

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Sketch Support Gallery

It been a much requested thing for us to start a gallery for others to share their layouts based on Sketch Support sketches so we finally started one here. We're excited to start seeing what everyone does with the sketches and look forward to seeing the gallery fill up with your creations!

132 comments:

BrendaB said...

I love this sketch! It will be just perfect for my 4th of July photos!

Kristine said...

I love all of your sketches. I've slowly been collecting the sketch books and can't wait to get the 1-page sketch book and #8. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jackie said...

I love your sketches, and would love to have the newest book!

ZoezMom said...

Great sketch! I love using 4x4 pictures - I find it easiest to crop photos to this size. Congratulations on publishing another sketch book! I'm sure it's going to be another hit!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome sketch, my mind is going non-stop with the possibilities! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Great layout! Love your sketch books!

by Alleycatmom said...

Great sketch!! I am so excited for Vol. 8.

Colleen said...

Love the idea of a gallery! I'll have to post some of mine there. Stars are my favorite thing too, and this sketch has so many. Can't wait to see the DT take on it.

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous sketch! I think I'm gonna try to play along with this one! Of course I would LOVE a copy of #8!!
YAY a gallery! Can't wait to see all the faboo takes on your sketches! :)
TFS!

Nicole said...

Love this sketch! I can picture it with all kinds of shapes... stars, hearts, flowers! It's going to be great! Thanks for the inpsiration! Can't wait to check out the gallery, too!

seashell said...

i love your sketches! they are such a good jumping off point when i am creatively stuck(which is often)! I would love to win your newest sketch book!

ScrapyTiff said...

Woohoo, a gallery!! I know I will be using that!

Andrea said...

Yay another sketch book! VERY exciting that there is a gallery now!!

molitva said...

I want volume 8 so badly!! Thanks for the chance :D

wurmple said...

I would love to win your new sketch book. Love all the other books and would love to add this one to my collection.

Lisa P said...

Fabulous sketch and yeah for the gallery too! I would love a book of sketches to keep me busy.

Lisa Jackson said...

Can't wait to see the newest sketch book! I have all of them and love them!

Lori said...

Can't wait to get the new book, but I'm already pretty sure this will be my favorite - I want to try it out right now!

Paper Doll said...

Cool Sketch! Gallery ... let me at her!

Kelly said...

Ready for Volume 8!!!

Tessa said...

love your sketches!!!

ClaireTet said...

Oh that sketch is wonderful! You can't have too many stars and I have just the photos for it too!

Susan said...

I love all of your sketch books and use them all the time! I will be doing this sketch this week, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win the new book.

Jennifer Cowan said...

Ooooo I love it too.... Now if I can find time this week to work with it.

Karen B said...

Awesome sketch! I don't know how you keep coming up with these amazing sketches!! Thank you for inspiring me.

luv2scrapinmt said...

I love the sketch and can't wait to see what the design team came up with. Very happy to see that followers are going to have an opportunity to share our layouts. Wow. Thanks for the opportunity to win the latest book of sketches.

Penny(scraps) G said...

Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a copy of Volume 8. My collection would be complete!! Thanks for another volume that is, I'm sure, amazing and thanks for the fun chance to win it! SG Rocks!

Anna said...

Love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win one of your books! Whooo Hoooo!!

Angela said...

Pick me please!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the sketch books!

Cindy said...

I can't thank you enough for sharing these amazing sketches. Scrapping is FUN once again and I am cranking out pages that I love like crazy. Thank you for all your hard work!

Christa Allgood said...

I love this sketch....but I see it with butterflies instead of stars!!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I am lucky to have 4th of July birthday. My daughter threw a surprise party 3 years ago--I still have the pictures in a folder--never finding what I would like to do with them--NOW I have the perfect layout. I will print this out to be able use. thank you for sharing this layout and I have my fingers crossed for the new book. I love your books and have used layouts from them and online sketches.....ksh

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

What a great sketch! I can't wait to play with it. And a great giveaway to go along with it- woohoo!

Susan said...

I am loving the sketches you have here on this site...and getting the book would be awesome!! Where exactly can I find these books? THanks!!

Melissa D. said...

This is a great sketch! I think I will go scrap!

sillypea said...

I'm in love with this sketch! Printing it now to play with this week - thank you!

Peg said...

Oh, yeah, a chance to win AND a gallery! Very cool! Thanks, love the sketch!

Miss Misi said...

Great sketch and I can't wait to see what was done using it.

Amy from KC said...

I love how you use stars on your LO's. I can't wait to get my copy of this book! I look forward to 2 page week every month!

Jennifer Boehme said...

Love Love Love the sketch books! I have all 7 and would love to win volume 8!!!! This is a great sketch for those July 4th pics!!

CAstangs said...

Love this sketch... so easy to use for both traditional or digi! I must use it! Oh, and thanks for the chance to win something!

Jen said...

I love this sketch and get so much inspiration from your website! I would love to win the newest sketch books!

Sandy T. said...

Love this sketch!! I see so many possibilities! Can't wait to try it and to also see the one page book!!

KarlaW said...

Love the idea of the gallery. More ideas to get inspired. Thank you! And thanks for the opportunity to win the newest sketch book

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sneak peek into volume 8. I love this sketch.
- rt in ga

The Mancilla Family said...

another great sketch! love the books!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Love the sketch and can't wait to see all the layouts in the new gallery based on all your awesome sketches! What a great idea!!

Staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

Roberta said...

Great sketch! I'd love to win your new book!

Cindy Andrews said...

Volume 8! woohoo! I'd love to win!

Joanna said...

Love all of the sketches. Would love to have one of the books.

Amanda Johnson said...

Love this sketch! So excited that there is gong to be a gallery now! Thanks for the chance to win the new book...lots of amazing sketches in there I'm sure!

Darcy said...

great sketch, great giveaway and I can't wait to add some layouts into the gallery! thanks!

Jessica said...

Love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I can't wait to do my 4th of July pics with this sketch! I've already printed it out and I'm ready to start!

shelley said...

Love this sketch. I'm so glad there is a gallery to get inspiration from!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ashley Horton said...

Yay! What a great give-away...thanks for the chance to win! I am SO GLAD you ladies have started a gallery! Love working with the SS lo's!

Julia said...

I can't wait for the newest volumn to come out!!!! I soo want to win it!!

Ruth said...

Hi Allison, I found this blog only recently via the Paperclipping Roundtable Pick of the Week link, and it is simply marvellous, I am certainly enjoying it. I love double pages, and it is seems like almost everyone is single page crazy these days, so I am keen as mustard to see your double page sketches book, it looks terrific.

Julie B said...

Love the sketch! Thanks for the chance to win the new sketch book!!

Steffanie said...

This is going to be awesome! Thanks, Allison!

Luv2talk said...

This SKETCH looks fabulous. I can't wait to try it out!

I think the SKETCH GALLERY is an awesome idea. I LOVE seeing how we 'regular' scrappers interpret your sketches. THANKS!

Jen said...

Love that row of stars across there! Would love to win the book - thanks for a shot!

Doreen said...

Love your sketches!! Looking forward to the new book!

Jacqui said...

This looks like yet another great sketch.
Thanks for the chance to win one of your books.

Melanie said...

Great sketch! As a momma of boys...I love using stars!

Sue Bone said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's wor in the galleries.

Michele said...

I love,love this sketch, it must be the big star. =)
Can't wait to see the gallery and see how others have been inspired by the sketches.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love, love this sketch. I'm thinking it will be perfect for my husbands military retirement photos. I also think you could change out the star shapes for other shapes like hearts or even circles.

Jenn said...

Loved this sketch so much I made a layout with it right away! But then I had to head over and see the new gallery, too. I may never get to sleep!

Annelies said...

I love the sketches! I'm planning an album with only sketches from this blog. I've already selected my pictures, but they're not printed yet. I wish I could buy the books here in Belgium, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway! Greetings, Annelies

rozmom said...

Perfect for a 4th of July page. Would love to win the new book.

Linda said...

This sketch is awesome. I think I may use it for sketches of my favorite college basketball team. I have photos from the Big 12 tournament championship game.

hrk_md said...

Wow what a great sketch- so many possibilities with the big shape on the side for variations. Congrats on Vol 8- what a great prize.

ScrappinKaren said...

Love this sketch! Cannot wait to see all the variations on it! Awesome giveaway too!

Laura J said...

I'd love to be entered to win the newest volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking...I have all the other volumes and they're lonely without one of their sisters! ;-) OMGoodness, can I just tell you how fantastic this week's sketch is??!!! It's wonderful and I can't wait to create with it!

Anonymous said...

I love the gallery idea. I love this sketch and what great layouts that were made. They were all great but changing the star to a heart and using butterflies was the bomb. Sandy from Missouri

Peggy A said...

Your sketches do so much to get my creative juices flowing. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Melissa Kaye said...

I've already got big ideas for this sketch! Love it!

MariClaudi said...

Wow! A new gallery and a giveaway!

Ashley Rock said...

I absolutely LOVE all of your sketches!!! Thanks for the chance to win

Scrapgirl3 said...

I think this sketch is fantastic and very versatile with the examples you've given. Great sketch and I can't wait to get to my craft room and get working on a page!

Tammy said...

WOW! I am guessing volume 8 is as great as the other 7 volumes I have!!! Great work!!!

Lisa F. said...

I love your sketches! Your site is a go-to when I don't know what to do for my layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

GLOANN said...

Love today's sketch. I'm thinking I still have some pics from Thanksgiving. Would be so cute to do a big ole pumpkin in place of the star.

ctibbmn said...

I just started scrapbooking again and just recently I have used two of your sketches - love this one though - lots of ideas of ways to use it - probably my favorite also!!

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

I love this sketch and I so want the book!!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Emily C

Stephanie said...

Super CUTE sketch!! Love it!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

oh wow...I would love to have a copy of this issue!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

Misty
mkamunn at yahoo dot com

Lisa C. said...

LOVE this sketch! I'm new to the sketch books and recently bought my first one. I now treasure it!!

Mimi said...

This is a fantastic sketch! I also love the stars! Thanks for the opportunity to win the latest sketch book!

Cheryl Even said...

What a fun sketch. Looks like I really have to have this book. pick me, pick me!

mebarnet said...

Love it! As of last night I have completed 93 double LO's from your sketches. I don't make a LO without them anymore!

Mimi said...

Fantastic sketch!! I love the idea of a gallery!

Beth said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win this! I adore these sketches...so creative and fun to use!

Rhonda said...

Would love to win this as I own all of your previous volumes! They are my "go to" sketch books!

Rhonda

Lisa Graham said...

Another great sketch! Can't wait to try it!

jcrsmom said...

Awesome! I only recently discovered these sketches. I just love them. I am looking forward to taking the fall class, since I missed the sign up deadline for the current class...bummer

I would love to have a chance to win!

In-Focus said...

Awesome sketch! I am new to your sketches, and excited to get one of your books soon!

crimsoncat05 said...

awesome sketch, I agree!! I totally love the explanation of why you chose 4x4, because you can crop this size from either a portrait or landscape-oriented photo-- this seems like such a simple thing, yet I've never thought about it like that before.

txgoldilox said...

looks great!! hope I win the book since I've read about them so much on 2Peas!

Jennifer E. said...

So glad it's Two-Page Sketch Week...it's my favorite of the month. I have a couple of the Sketch books and hardly ever scrap without them. I would love to win #8!!

Marcia said...

I love your sketch books. Would love to have the latest one.

Judy said...

Just printed out several sketches from the Sketch Support site for the first time and used one - loved it!!! Now I need the books - especially like the star on this sketch today as I have two grandsons!

mimisimon said...

Would love to have this book! The new gallery is a terrific idea.

lfitz said...

I would love to win this book.
Laura Fitz

margie said...

love, love, love your sketch books!!!

Stephanie Patterson said...

I love your sketch books so much! I couldn't scrapbook without them!

wendy said...

I love what you've all done with this sketch! Can't wait to see more and I'm super excited about the new gallery!

COScraps said...

I am so excited to see the LO's this week. This looks like such a fun sketch.

Sheri said...

I am just starting to scrap the sketches way, and it has made SUCH an improvement in my work-to-enjoyment level in scrapping!

lisa said...

I love this sketch and would love to win Volume 8. Thanks for the opportunity!

Manhattan Mandie said...

GREAT sketch! Since I have Vol 1 - 7, 8 would be a SUPER addition!!!!

Nancy H said...

Love the sketch! This one will be perfect for our trip to Washington DC over the Fourth of July weekend.

Kristen K said...

I have been stalking this blog and loving the sketches and what everyone does with them! I haven't yet taken the plunge and gotten a book yet but I am dying to get one! I'm hooked just from doing the online sketches!

nursela said...

OMG! This sketch on your blog is AMAZING and perfect for 4th of July layouts and anything else for that matter! Thanks for the chance to win the latest sketch book!

Beth said...

Taking your class right now at MCC...loving it !!! Thanks for the chance to also have one of your books.

Lydia said...

I love this sketch and super excited a volume 8 is coming out! I already own vol. 1-7, I cant wait to add another to my collection.

Tracy said...

WoooHooo sooo excited about the gallery and the great opportunity to win a sketch book!

Karina said...

I loooove your sketches !!!
Thanks so much for the chance,
Karina

Kapoor's said...

Love the sketch books!! I use them all the time!

Cheryl said...

I continue to love this site! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Charlotte Olivares said...

Love this weeks sketch and Love the books! Can't wait to get my hands on the new one!

Angela L. said...

oh my goodness gracious..... what a wonderful giveaway and YES, I'd be overjoyed to be the lucky winner! I simply adore these sketches.

Lynne said...

What a great new sketch!! I can't wait to give it a try.

Dizzy Daizy Creations said...

Love sketches!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kristina said...

LOVE all the sketches, and all the different ideas of how to use them! Keep it up!!

Paper, Ink, Color! said...

I have all 7 of your Sketch books, would LOVE to win the 8th one! ;)

connie said...

Another great sketch! Would love to add volume 8 to my collection!!

Laura B. said...

You never fail to impress...volume 8 looks like another must-have if this sketch is any indication. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

These sketches make my life so much easier, and they turn out fabulous. I have 3 books already, but would love to add a new one to my collection!

Rona

Rodriguez Family said...

I have just recently found your sketches and they are amazing! Thank you! And, thank you for giving us some freebies to try them out!

Joanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win :) I love your sketches and have used book 7 alot lately :)