Friday, September 2, 2011

Gallery Week and a giveaway

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Today's gallery standouts are picks from creative team members Shari Thurman, Christine Chain, and Jennifer Larson. Each of these are eye-catching layout and it's easy to see why they stood out!


"Life is Bubbly" by Ashley Horton
based on Two-page Sketch #10
Picked by creative team member Shari Thurman

The first reason I chose this layout was because of the wonderful photos. The sweet girls' smile is contagious. I was then drawn to the corrugated title and handmade paper flowers with stitched details.

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 "Earth Day" by Michele Edwards
based on Two-page Sketch #8
Picked by creative team member Christine Chain

What I love about this layout:

1) How she used the Earth as the circle in this layout. Set against the black background, it really stands out and complements the theme.

2) The brads in variegated blue. Again, it just fits the theme and shows how you can interpret the use of a "strip of paper" to fit your needs

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"Starting Now" by Jennifer DeWolfe
based on Two-page Sketch #11
Picked by creative team member Jennifer Larson

Here's what I love:

1. The subdued background color really highlighted the absolutely stunning colors in the photos.

2. I also love the variety of photos selected: close-ups, medium shots, and long-shots of the whole group. That really gave a complete picture of the event.

3. Most of all...the butterflies. The swirls of them are just amazing!


Today is the last of our Gallery Week and I hope you've enjoyed seeing some awesome layouts from our Sketch Support Gallery. A very big thank you to Laurel Seabrook, Sherri Thompson, Mary Bezdicek, Michele Edwards, Ashley Horton, Michelle Norstrom, Andrea Niemeir, and Jennifer DeWolfe for letting us share your layouts here!

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It's Giveaway Time!

Here are the details:

Visit our Sketch Support gallery and find your favorite layout, card, home decor...any project that you think stands out. (Trust me, this will not be an easy task!) Come back here and leave a comment with the title and/or a link to your favorite from the gallery. On Sunday we'll randomly select a winner that will receive a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume choice is all yours.

Plus, the creator of the project that was picked by the random winner of the giveaway will receive a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking too!


47 comments:

Julie In Sweden said...

It is hard to choose ONE favourite. I really like http://www.flickr.com/photos/66733446@N04/6081517833/in/pool-sketchsupport

I like the how the colours complement the photo and how jckincaid2011 used glitter on the cupcake frosting.

Sagecat said...

I really like jckincaid2011's circular layout "i cried" It's poignant story is highlighted with the beautiful, subtle colors and details. The journaling is from the heart. Wonderful LO!
www.flickr.com/photos/66733446@N04/6082095758//in/pool-1533686@N25/

GLOANN said...

Hard to settle on one favorite with so many beautiful LOs to choose from but I decided on this one by scrapscrapthat, Shiny New Bicycle. Here's the link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25386236@N07/6015792710/in/pool-sketchsupport/

Beth said...

LOVE Jennifer's baby card:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65093304@N05/5930487334/in/pool-sketchsupport

Love the patterned papers she used and the flourish. I like how it's not gender specific...cute but not "too" cutesy!

Lisa P said...

tons of fun stuff but this one caught my eye for the incredible cupcake she made. Sooo fun!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66733446@N04/6081517833/

April said...

SO many to choose from! I really love "Enjoy The Little Things" by rollerscraps. All of the little details are amazing!
- April W

Patchi said...

There are so many great projects! Here is my favorite: Silly Pumpkin Heads.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64060707@N07/5932177500/in/pool-sketchsupport#/photos/64060707@N07/5932177500/in/pool-1533686@N25/

Heather K said...

It is very hard to choose just one layout as there are so many beautiful works of art posted. By my favorite has to be "So Tired" by CKcollins 15. I love that one adorable picture and how the layout is such a compliment to that one precious picture.

Tori G said...

So many great ones...I really like "GAME OVER" by rufftucksyd; really neat how she cut the hockey stick out of the picture. Makes the boy really stand out and makes it look as though he is skating around the page.

Rodriguez Family said...

Love jkincaids "best friends" color scheme and embellishment choices!

connie said...

your right it is hard to choose just one. I have tons of baseball pictures to scrap of my grandson and this LO caught my eye! Love the baseball and all the pictures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/65060949@N03/5927731571/in/pool-1533686@N25/ title of LO "That kids OWNS First base"

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

It is definitely a difficult choice! Don't know how you gals all picked a favorite :)

Mine is Snowkinis by CarKareokeQueen (aka Beth). Such a funny story and the colors are definitely a great way to emphasis the fun in the wintery photos!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67104549@N06/6105684913/in/pool-sketchsupport

Paper Doll said...

So much great stuff in the gallery ... I put it on slideshow and let all the layouts scroll by, then I did it again. In the end, I couldn't pick just one. I picked 3, all by Jennifer DeWolfe: Weekend in the woods, Life should be an Adventure and Now known as Gopher Mountain. I love them all!

COScraps said...

I have browsed the gallery before and the ones from rufftucksyd (Michele) have always caught my eye. I think some of my favorites are Pawprints on our Hearts ( i love the colors and the circles in the grid just jumped out at me along with the butterflies) I also like Cold Play and Almost Summit....love all the large photos she uses.
Everyone's work is great and such fun to see it really was hard picking a favorite!

Karen Fink said...

That little peanut makes me smile :) Gorgeous pictures and use of sketch #15.

Made in America by AJC's_mom

Angela said...

Favorite is "Celebrating summer with a splash" by Sharislp. The title and the banner are my favorite things about this! Just smile whenever I see it!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

you are so right it is hard to choose! I have to say I love this one because there are so many photos on the layout! I take alot of photos and have trouble fitting them onto the layout...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37175635@N05/6001658010/in/pool-1533686@N25/

Staci ~ staci412 at optonline dot net

Jennifer said...

Very hard to choose but I think Starting Now by Jennifer DeWolfe was my favorite. It even stood out in the thumbnails!

scasa said...

My favourite is Fall by rollerscraps. I just love the fall colours and all the stitching.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyroller/6033862157/in/pool-sketchsupport

Marcia said...

I love the Starting Over layout. I love how she was able to use so many pictures and still pull them all together but keep it subtle.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

i LOVE jckincaid2011's circular layout "i cried" I was first attracted by the design but the journaling doubly zapped me...

cherrie said...

I really liked You are my sunshine by rollerscraps. I loved the way she stiched the sun rays and made them pop out.

dlhfks said...

I loved this ayout
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67104549@N06/6105684913/in/pool-sketchsupport
You were right, it was hard to choose.

Steffanie said...

I like "Elegance" by Andrea Niemeier. Love how she mixed some b&w photos in with the color ones. Also, the title is perfect!

MariClaudi said...

Starting now by Jennifer Dewolfe is so beautiful! What a wonderful way to scrap wedding photos.

Joanne said...

I looked thru the whole gallery and "Starting Now" by Jennifer DeWolfe is still my favourite :)

Karina said...

It's hard to choose, but i like " 4th of July - Chemise Style " . There are 19 pictures, and i have TONS of pictures to scrapbook !!!

Thanks for the chance,

Karina.

Beth said...

I really liked jckincaid's layout that is titled "I Cried" - it touched me. I also LOVE the colors combo that was used to complete such a memorable memory. Way to go!

Luv2talk said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65060949@N03/5927733145/in/pool-1533686@N25/

Out On Murray Lake

That's a great focal picture and she picked a sketch that really worked well with that over-sized photo.

photochic said...

You are totally right- it's SO hard to pick just one! I love the layout "fly by" by ashleyhorton1675. http://www.flickr.com/photos/61291231@N06/5928930986/in/photostream Love all the stitching!!

Julie B said...

My favorite? Impossible! Here is the link to one of the many amazing works I saw that I am sort of picking at random: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60498749@N05/5924494278/in/pool-1533686@N25/
Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!!

Penny Peck said...

the card made by jckincaid2011 was very unique, colorful and creative.

Ragnhild said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65060949@N03/5924053673/in/pool-sketchsupport

I love this layout. I think it was brilliant to incorporate the black ribbon into the layout.

AmyBug said...

My favorite is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65060949@N03/5923936259/in/pool-sketchsupport

Athabasca Falls by rufftucksyds (Michelle)


The photo is just amazing and the way it is shown off with the papers, title and embellies just makes it shine. Love it!

Amy from KC said...

Oh, this was a difficult decision! I think (today, at least) that the Best Friends LO by JCKincaid2011 is my favorite in the gallery. I like how everything is anchored to the page together, and I really admire the way JC clustered her embellishments. I'm still working on that skill, so I notice it when it's done well by others. :)

Kim said...

It was so hard to choose just one! I need to go back and keep looking..but this cupcake card just jumped out at me! All of the time to quill those swirls of frosting--YUM! So cute. (I tried to leave a comment on the picture--but flickr just seemed to stall out once I hit enter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61292150@N03/6108001906/in/pool-sketchsupport/

LeAnne Smith said...

Way to hard to choose just one favorite but I keep going back to rollerscraps "You are My Sunshine" layout... The bright yellow and that cute smile just draw me to it!

Annelies said...

It was not easy, but I finally picked this layout . Love the beautiful swirls and snowflakes! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

KarlaW said...

I really like the "Enjoy the little things". So many details....it is a work of art.

tape said...

I see someone else picked this one, too - "i cried" by jckincaid2011 - I love the design and all the details, but the journaling is what makes this one really stand out!

janet said...

Picking just one is super hard! SO many great layouts/cards/projects...wowzers.

One that really caught my eye was titled: Celebrating Summer with a Splash by Sharislp.....

LOVE the title, adorable pictures and cute banner. GREAT job Sharislp.

This was like eating a potato chip; hard to just have one...LOL!

The Mancilla Family said...

one of my favs has to be "starting now" (also picked by Jennifer Larson, but I also really like the details in Jennifer DeWolfe's http://www.flickr.com/photos/65093304@N05/5929932419/in/pool-1533686@N25/

Thanks for the gallery reminder, what a great source of inspiration!

mthata said...

I love all of Lea Albers layouts! I like the way her use of white card stock really makes the pictures stand out. It's something I am going to try next time.

Sue Peschke said...

I liked the action and colors of Hockey Star

Penny{scraps} G said...

fortysomething's WARM MEMORIES OF FALL was my pick. I always love her work and fall is one of my favorites. Lots of wonderful work!! Thanks for the fun giveaway chance!!

charlene f said...

Golden girl by roughtuffsyd

Charlotte O said...

I loved "You are my sunshine" by Rollerscraps! The way she stitched the rays of sun and the flourishes were just perfect! And of course the adorable picture!