Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to Sketch Support!

I remember this very day last year, not just because it was the beginning of a new year but because it was also the beginning of Sketch Support.

So how do you measure a year at Sketch Support?

12 add-on sketches
13 guest designers
14 card sketches
16 one-page sketches
21 creative team members
23 two-page sketches
380 posts
763 followers
1,618 facebook fans
4,581 comments

To say it has been a great year is truly an understatement. It has been amazing! I'm still as excited about Sketch Support as I was on January 1, 2011.

Thank you so much to our creative team, followers, fans, readers, sketch users and anyone else that doesn't cover for making this first year a wonderful success. I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to another year full of sketches and I can't wait for you to see what our new creative team can do in 2012!

I say we celebrate with a Sketches for Scrapbooking giveaway! Tell us which Sketch Support sketch from 2011 is your favorite in the comments on this post. We'll randomly select three winners to receive a volume of Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume choice is all yours. You've got until Wednesday, January 4 and we'll announce the winner on Friday, January 6.

145 comments:

Jacqui said...

I like #12 single page because I usually have plenty of horizontal 4x6 photos.

Suzy said...

I really loved sketch #18 for summer pages ;) The 2 pagers are my favorite!
Suzanne suzq28024@gmail.com

Michelle McClure said...

Congrats on a successful year! I'm looking forward to all that you and your team has to offer in the upcoming year. Thanks for sharing all your expertise with us! I love all your sketches and have all the books already.

Lynsey Nolan said...

two page sketch 17 is one of my favourites.

Ilse said...

My favourite is 2 page sketch #8.
I used is many times.

Joanne said...

Honestly, I have too many favourites to list! Ive completed a few pages this past year using your sketches and I really hope your here to stay! :) Thanks for sharing all this inspiration for free :)

Peggy in NC said...

I love them all but #11 I have used in probably each of my own books from camping to traveling. I like being able to use a number of pictures. Thank you so much for putting all the time and effort into this. I look forward each day to seeing what you've posted and appreciate the unique inspiration.

Liz Guidry said...

My favorite was sketch #12. I've used it so many times! It's very clean and versatile. Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE Sketch Support!!

Alycia T said...

Let me just say - impossible to pick just one. These sketches have energized my scrapbooking this past year! But if I had to pick, I love #13 - the banners are just too cute!

beccaf1970 said...

I've used lots of them, but my favorite is two-page sketch #12. Thanks for all the inspiration!

debbi said...

I don't scrapbook without your sketches. I leave the basic design to you and I get to concentrate on supporting my photos and story with beautiful papers and embellishments. Sketches for Scrapbooking have made me proud of my finished pages! Because I am forced to choose only one, I pick two-pager #12.

BrendaB said...

I love two-page sketch #18, because of the mix of photo sizes. I had gotten away from two-page layouts, but thanks to your sketches, I'm getting back to them again!

Rodriguez Family said...

I love #12. It's a classic I can use over and over! I like that there isn't much photo trimming necessary! Thanks for "making" me go back through them all... I can see there are a few awesome ones I haven't used as much!!!
Love your work, keep them coming!
Happy 2012!

Paper Doll said...

Happy New Year everyone! Congrats Allison on Sketch Supports 1st anniversary. I love all your sketches, and such inspiration from the creative team. Can't pick a favorite ... I've used so many of them. (I already have all your books so I don't need to win one)

Scrapthat said...

Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!
It seems like each new sketch is the new fave for me...right now I am loving the one pager #16
But #17 in the two pagers is an all time favorite for me!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

I love the 2 page sketches and #17 is my favorite. The stars could be changed to be something else; like hearts, for a Valentine layout. LOVE it.

seashell said...

i really like the 2 page sketches sketch #4 is one of my favorites.

April said...

Happy Anniversary!! The one page sketches are my favs and of those, #12 is the one I like the best. :)
- April W

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

It's tough to choose because they are all great, but I really like the little details of one page sketch #13! Happy New Year & Happy Birthday! :)

Beth Hallgren said...

Sketch # 2 is my favorite! Because the layout I made it is may favorite of the year :)
http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/485247.aspx

Happy New Year to you Allison and to the past and upcoming team! Looking forward to the new sketches and all the inspiration to come :)

Christel said...

Well the sketch from 12-10-10 is my most favorite, but really anything with 9 or more photos and 2 pages is my favorite. I really like the one with 19 photos. I could do a lot with that one.

Happy New Year!

Teddra said...

Two-page sketch #12 is the one I reach for again and again. Love the sketches and Happy Anniversary!

dlhfks said...

This is hard because I love and have scrapped every one of the two page sketches. If I had to choose it would be #18. Thanks for continuing another year.

Colleen said...

It's hard to choose because there are so many great ones, but I love one-page #13. Can't wait to see what you and the design team show us this year!

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Megan D said...

I really like Two Page Sketch #18. It was very realistic to how I scrap and I didn't have to make many modifications. I switched the banner for flying snowflakes and it turned out awesome!

Jennifer P said...

Happy 1st birthday! If i have to pick just one sketch I'll go with #12.

blupixy said...

I have to pick just one? I am really digging the one page sketch #16 that has just been posted! Can't wait to get scrapping with that one!

Anna said...

They are all awesome so its hard to pick a fav but I'll go with single page #12!! Happy New Year!!!

DanaMK said...

Congratulations!!! Sketch Support is such an inspiration!

I love 2-page #11 and #13 - they're so versatile!

Leslie Kiley said...

#18 if I have to pick! Love every one and can say I will use them all at some point! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I do mostly two page layouts so I chose my favorite from that section. It is #17 using the stars it works great especially when I scrap my kids sports pictures. Thanks for the last year. Before heading off to work every morning I always check this web site.Thanks again Sandy for Missouri

Karina said...

I definitely love the 2 pages sketches, and one of my favourites is # 19... Many pictures !!!

Thanks so much and happy 2012 !!!

Karina

Tulip Scrapper said...

I love sketch #11 - love the 2-page LOs, but I'm finding that I am actually doing a lot of 1-pagers!

charli said...

I like card sketch #1--the circles are great and Melissa's birdie card is fab!

Andrea said...

congrats!!! My fav is one page sketch 13 -- just love the big and little photos on it!

Kathy said...

I love sketch #8. Kathy

Sandy said...

My favorite 2-page is #4, and my favorite 1-page also is #4. Love 'em!

jengd said...

Truthfully, I really like last week's and especially the one before that- Two-page Sketch #23. The 2nd page just sang to me because I tend to scrap a LOT of photos on a spread and I work very linearly.

suzeyq said...

I liked #23 also! You could just fit soo many pics!

Cynthia B. said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sketch Support! Thanks for all the inspiration.
I have many favorite sketches of yours, but since I have the most problems with 2-pagers, I'll pick one of those: Two-page sketch #18.
Thank you - and here's to many more years of birthdays for your site. :)

CodyandTraci said...

I love all the 2 page layouts, but because I have to choose only one I would pick 2 page layout #2 because I used that one even though it was out of my comfort zone and I loved the results. Thank you for all the inspiration! Happy Birthday!!! Traci

ruth said...

#12 is my fave (or most used), but they are all amazing!!

Ann E. said...

One page sketch #5 is my favorite. It is so versatile I adapted it for an 8X8 layout using only one photo.

Spokanemom said...

It's a toss up between #9 and #13, but I think it will have to be #13. I am both a one and two page scrapper and it works so well for both. Happy Birthday!!

Amy said...

I liked two page #19.

Joanna said...

I liked sketch 18 the best. Thanks for a chance to win.

coscraps said...

Love sketch them all but 2 pg #17 and #9 ... The add ons have been fun as well as the card sketches. Thank you for a great year full of inspiration!

Cassie said...

I have too many favorites to just pick one. I love the variety of the single and double page layouts. Keep up he great work and have a wonderful 2012!

Amy C said...

I love the two page #10 layout.....so many fab ones, it was hard to pick a favorite, though. ;)

lynda said...

I like the two page spread #10. I

Darcy said...

I love the card sketches. Number 8 is one of my favourite layouts. I am not a card maker and I love that the card sketches are so versatile!!

Michelle said...

It is so hard to pick just one, I love all the sketches. But I would say #12 was a favorite as I have used it several times, but I am also loving #23.

Judy G said...

What a hard decision to make! I have to go with the Two-Page Sketch #6.

stephanie patterson said...

I really like the Two-page Sketch #18 from August. I use a lot of 4x6 horizontal and this is a great sketch for that!

Melissa Elsner said...

I can't believe it's been a year already! I miss you gals already! Happy Birthday to Sketch Support and Allison, you have done such an incredible job running this place. (Please don't enter me in the giveaway.)

Ashley Horton said...

What a great way to start off the new year, by celebrating a birthday!! :) I am so excited about the upcoming year and serving on the SS Team with some amazing Ladies!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday SS! I love Page 1 Sketch 2 from Jan 24, 2011! I love sketches that incorporate different sized photos. Make me think outside my comfort zone. Thanks!

tampatha said...

I liked the one page #13. I loved the picture size and those flags! I also loved all of the card sketches! They really helped me out this year!

Happy birthday!
Tammy L.
tampatha01@gmail.com

DebbiB said...

I also have a hard time deciding which of the scrapbook sketches are my favorite. I have made two-page sketch 3 at least twice, but they are all great!

AllieZ said...

My favorite is sketch #18 in August. I love fitting lots of pics on a layout. Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

I like 2 page sketch # 5 the best. I found some adorable pics of my kiddos from 2003 and that sketch fit the pics perfectly!
Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. Keep up the great work!!

Shara Jones

Moongirl said...

The most recent 2 page one #23. It was just awesome! I love, love, love the trees!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love them all but for some reason Card sketch 8 comes to mind, probably because it is one of my favorite layouts I did this year.

Jill said...

I am looking forward to 2 page sketch #23! Love the 2 page layouts that allow me to use lots of photos

kimmcc69 said...

I really loved all of your two page sketches because I do a lot of two pagers. I think my favorite from the past year was two page sketch #17. I loved the big element on the page and it could be adapted to so many different themes. I've used it for 2 or 3 layouts. Keep up the good work.

PamS said...

The one page sketch #14 is probably my favorite. Even though I do 2 page layouts in my scrapbooks probably 80% of my pages are one page and they cotain 5 photos of different sizes. I have used this page as a guide with the title on the top, on the bottom, in the middle and down the side.

scrapcreator said...

Do I have to choose just one? OK, #9 I have used several times so I'd have to say that it is my favorite at this moment. I just used #11 for a Daytona layout and I am thinking about using #23 or #14 for my Year in Review.

Lisa P said...

I think every 2 page sketch is on my favorites. I print them all and have used several. I just used #18 which turned out fabulous! That would be my favorite right now because of how my layout looks.

Erica Marshall said...

My favorite is 2 page sketch #3 I love the possibility of all those circles!

Kristy Mutchler said...

I LOVE your sketches; they have really opened up a new world for me in terms of scrapbooking, especially because I SO need a plan. My favorite is Two Page Sketch #17. I turned the start into a pumpkin and it looks beautiful! Thanks for the constant inspiration.

connie said...

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to another year. My favorite are the two page sketches...favorite right now is #23.

LouAnn said...

Happy Birthday Sketch Support!

I have completed so many layouts this last year using the sketches and it is hard to pick just one favorite. One of my favorites is two page sketch #14. I love that there is room for so many pics on the page.

Arlene Bridges said...

The one page sketch # 7. I made 2 of these layouts for a grandmother for Christmas. Each layout featured a precious grandson (she only has 2). The 2 x 2 photos allowed me to put some cute closeups of their facs onto the layout. The layouts were then framed and wrapped for Christmas.

Cindy said...

My favorite is one of the first ones I did and fell in love with the sketches, two page layouts and handstitching. It is Sketch number 3-with all those wonderful circles giving so much movement to the layout. Thaks for this site and all the wondeful sketches!

CAstangs said...

Well, I couldn't pick just one favorite sketch - I had to pick two! I love 2-page sketch #18 and 2 page sketch #4 - both are awesome and I love the use of 4x6 photos in it.

And thanks for the chance to win!

photochic said...

I love doing cards, so card sketch #8 is my favorite. Any of the one pagers are my favorite too!!

Jean said...

I really like two page sketch 15 but I may say I enjoy all of the sketches. I always love seeing how the sketches are interpreted and added to. Thanks for the inspiration!

alisonm said...

One page sketch #1, cause that's the one I am working on now!!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

2 PAGE SKETCH #14 BECAUSE YOU CAN GET SO MANY PHOTOS ON IT!

THANK YOU FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF TOTAL INSPIRATION!!! LOVE YOUR SKETCHES!
DT AND GDT ARE AMAZING!!

STACI
STACI412@OPTONLINE.NET

Anonymous said...

My favorites are two page sketch #2 & #11. I have used these sketches multiple times! Thanks for all the sketches and inspiration!

- rt in GA

Anonymous said...

My favorite? It's usually the last one I used...for today, that's two-page sketch #12, which I just used today in my Hawaii album.

Karen

M1kk1 said...

It's hard to choose but I love 2 page sketch #17. Thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration.

Jannie said...

One page sketch #3 is a favorite design of mine, but I love 'em all! Thanks for keeping us inspired!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I love sketch #7...love the banners on it!!

wteagon said...

It's hard to pick a favorite... I love the two page sketch #22. I love every opportunity to do some hand stitching. As for cards, I love to use sketchs #8 and #12 over and over for all occasions. In fact, I love all the card sketches. My husband works on the road and these sketches are a great guide to send him cards and messages while he's gone. Thanks for sharing your designs and creativity!!

MaryAnn N. said...

Love your sketches. I have used # 9 and # 12 the most so I'll make them my favourite. It is a hard choice as so many of them are so flexible for my photos. I use 4 x6 photos for most layouts and adjust the sketch accordingly.

Cindy said...

My favorite one is whatever one I happen to randomly pull out and start using!! Seriously - I couldn't pick a favorite.

Chanel's Owner said...

I love ALL your scrapbook sketches! But if I had to narrow it down it's two-page Sketch #12. I look forward to seeing what you are going to come up with for 2012!

Laureen said...

Two page Sketch #23 is my favorite! I do like many of others.... Happy Birthday!

Jess SW said...

I love two page #5. There's room for so many photos of all different sizes, which really keeps it interesting. Thanks for such a wonderful resource!!

KarlaW said...

So hard to chose one favorite....so I ended up picking three. My favorites are #1, #6 and #9 of the two page layouts. Of course I love many others as well. Happy Birthday!!

SunnyNP said...

My absolute favorite of 2011 would have to be the 2 page Sketch #13. I love the flag banners and the layout examples were just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie B said...

Who can choose a favorite? I loved them all, especially the two page layouts. Congratulations on a successful first year and wishing you the best in 2012.

Linda E said...

I really loved the one-page Sketch # 16 and can't wait to create a Christmas layout with it!

Ruth said...

happy birthday, I am loving it! My favourites (I couldnt get down to just one) are double page 15 and double page 22, both so versatile and simple, but look super duper awesome.

Hanne said...

Happy birthday! I'm loving all your sketches, and most of all I love to see how to use the sketches for both one- and two-page layouts. When I shall pick out one favourite for the last year it must be one-page #3. This I have used for a two-paged LO, and I just loved it.

Angie... by the said...

I love the Two Page Sketch #18. I love the flow of it and how many photos you got into it! Thanks for all you do. Love, love your sketches!

dawn said...

Happy Birthday Sketch Support, you've done a great job Allison and DT and family!! I was soooo excited when you started this a year ago and love it even more a year later.

It would be to hard to pick a favorite, so many wonderful ideas to pick from. The last couple weeks though have totally made me happy though. I would pick the add-on weeks as my favorite to see though.

Thank you for all you do to inspire us and encourage and share with us. You are what makes this blog AWESOME!! Looking forward to another year of following your journey!!

Theresa Riggs said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thanks, so very much, for all you do to share your sketches and inspiration to us. I am not the "creative type" but LOVE scrapbooking. So, I rely heavily upon sketches. How can I pick a favorite? I truly love them all. If I had to pick one, though very very hard, it would be the 2-page sketch #15.
Thanks again for sharing with us!!

Theresa Riggs said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thanks, so very much, for all you do to share your sketches and inspiration to us. I am not the "creative type" but LOVE scrapbooking. So, I rely heavily upon sketches. How can I pick a favorite? I truly love them all. If I had to pick one, though very very hard, it would be the 2-page sketch #15.
Thanks again for sharing with us!!

Arjanne said...

I like 1-page #16! But the others are great too, of course!

Linda said...

This was a hard decision but I am going with #12. I typically use 4x6 photos and this one worked very well.

I love your website. Usually the first thing I do every morning is to look at the website.

Amanda said...

Well, if you force me to pick just 1, I'd say I like Two Page sketch #12. I can fit tons and tons of pictures and still have room for embellishments. I love all of your sketches and use them on every layout!

Thanks for a wonderful year! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary Allison! This is truly my favorite web site ever. My vote for most favorite layout would be 2-page sketch #17. It was used for the sketch challenge at the Branson crop and not only is it incredibly versatile but was inspirational enough for me to win that challenge using it! So it's a true winner!

Congratulations to the new members on the design team, I'm looking forward to your creativity this coming year!

Nancy - Columiba, MO

Marcia Scantlin said...

I've loved them all, but if I had to pick just one, it was the two page layout from September. I loved how you could fit so many pictures and not look crowded. I look forward to all the wonderful new sketches and examples in 2012.

Annelies said...

I like 2page layouts with lots of pictures, so I've choosen nr 20 as my favorite! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Lynne said...

I love your sketches - all of them! But I have used #18 a few times because of the different sizes photos and the great embellishment possibilities!

Anonymous said...

I like the last sketch #16!

Kristan W.- VA

AmyBug said...

My favorite was 2pg sketch #7. I still love the layout I created from it. One of my favs from the whole year! :)

Erin said...

I love two page sketch #10. I have looked at all the versions of it over and over and over! It is so versatile and I LOVE that! So glad you started this blog! Not a day goes by that I don't look at it at least once! :)

jo said...

How to choose just one???? Think it would have to be number 12 if I really had to choose just one.

Deb said...

My favorite was two-page sketch #19. I made the sweetest page of my kids and my dad on his tractor! It was a great way to use lots of photos in one sketch!

Kristy said...

Another vote for 2 pager #12! I love it!!!!

Brenwyn said...

It is a tough choice but I think it would be 2 page #23. Lots of photos, great layout without looking cluttered. Fabulous!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for all these wonderful sketches. I love 2 page layouts so I would have to say #7 is one of my favorites.

Melissa Johnson said...

It's not fair to have to pick just one! I'd go w/the 2page #18, if I were forced! But I love the sketches...I've planned out entire albums using just the sketches, and it makes it so much easier, and so much more enjoyable when I don't have to create "from scratch" for every set of pictures. Yet I have the freedom to make the page my own & use the sketch as a 'jumping off' point. And I can use the same sketch multiple times w/o it ever looking the same!

gingerella said...

Pick one sketch? Just one?? :-)
One of my favorites is the two-page sketch #19. I like the focal 5x7 picture, the 4x4 pic grid and the chance to use a large die-cut.

But I love/print/save in a notebook all your sketches!!

Beth said...

The two page #19 is my favorite! I take TONS of sports pictures and can never decide which 3 or 4 to use .... so with this layout I can use a lot more pictures. I also like the fact that the focus is on the pictures and not on the paper and/or embleshments.

Judy Ray said...

I have several of your books, use your web site all the time and belong to Super Saver Club. Too many favorites to mention. Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

i love #11 and #12 for two page layouts because i most often use horizontal 4x6 photos. thanks for the giveaway!

Marie A said...

Um.... all of them?! They are a necessary tool at my scrap desk! Love them all!

Melanie said...

My favorite are 2 page layouts - and there are too many too choice a favorite. Congratulations.

Sandy T said...

I just love the 2 pagers. It is hard to select just one favorite, but I just love #23. It uses a lot of photos, while leaving a larger open area for embellishing on the left. Thanks for so many gret Sketches and ideas through out the year!!

rozmom said...

There is no way I could pick just one, that would be like having to pick one of your children as your favorite. I love them all, just like my children! Happy Birthday!

mollybnvb said...

Ohhh I love a lot of them but my fave is One-page Sketch #15. Thanks so much for great sketches. Happy Birthday.

Maggie G said...

I love all double layouts. They are a big help cannot choose a favourite. Happy Birthday!

Scrapgirl3 said...

I love number 12 because I think it can be used a lot of different ways. Thanks and congrats on a great year!

Viji Siddharth said...

It is difficult to choose one! I love all your sketches...I love #18 and #12 the most! Thanks for giving us these wonderful sketches to work with!

Kristen Hoffman said...

I loved two pager number 18! It was so perfect for those summer beach pictures. Honestly I love all the sketches! Looking forward to more this year!

Merrilee said...

I love 2 page sketch #8. It's perfect for hockey pics.

Steph said...

I love Two-page #4 because of the ease of putting 4x6 pictures on the layout. Quick and easy. Thanks for all the sketches that you create for us to use! Happy Birthday Sketch Support!

Brenda said...

I like #3, because the sketch itself reminds me of bubbles :-) I LOVE
scrapbooking using your sketches; it has really helped me find a style that works well for me. My layouts look so much better than when I try to make them up on my own!

Carri said...

I have more than 1 fav. There are so many goods ones to choose from . It makes things so much easier.

Kim Bardasian said...

My favorite is the the two-page sketch #11. I use it a lot because I can showcase so many pictures on one two page sketch. I love all of the sketches, though!

shelley said...

Two page layout # 14, is my favorite if I have to chose just one, i really like all of them:)

Christi said...

my favorite sketch is 2 pager #10

it came out the week after I took my niece and nephew to see how maple sugar is made and one of the samples used leaves instead of stars. (But 2 pager #15 is the one I've used the most)

Sharon Newport said...

I simply love your sketches. It would be too difficult to choose a single page, but I tend to like the one pagers, as they suit my style better. Have just spied your new one pager #16 and I am in love!! What a fab design to capture Christmas 2011.

Beth V. said...

Love them all, but I will choose #12 as a favorite:) It has lots of options...as do most of your sketches!
Keep it up!

Rochelle said...

Happy Birthday Sketch Support! So hard to choose a favourite - but I love #18 & 'cos it's Christmas, #23.

Honestly - I love them all!

Jen said...

I love 2 page sketch #23. I love the trees on this sketch and can't wait to use it for this year's Christmas pictures!

Renee said...

I love all of your sketches
, but number is my favorite

connie t said...

I cannot pick my favorite child! the sketches have changed my scrapbooking life

Cyn M said...

I can't pick just one sketch, but I love the 2-page sketches. I am not a one-page kind of girl! ;)

gmlindsey said...

I loved Sketch #17. You can use the large die cut as any shape. I Made a birthday cake. It looked so cool!! Congrats on a great year. Looking forward to many more ideas!