Friday, January 27, 2012

One-page Week, Part 5 and a giveaway!

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One-page Sketch #17


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.


"Male Patterned Paper" by Jennifer Larson
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Lily Bee, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Echo Park, Basic Grey; Stickers: October Afternoon (black letters), Webster's Pages (e), 7 gypsies (date); Wood letters: Pink Paislee; Mist: Studio Calico; Punches: EK Success; Die cuts: Tim Holtz (Play ticket), Cosmo Cricket (flower); Glazed Brad: Basic Grey; Pen: American Crafts, Zig; Floss: DMC; Misc: photo corners, button, thread

Variation #1: I was inspired by the strips of patterned paper, and I had more than one photo, so I made the paper strips the mat for my three photos. I removed the space between the paper.

Variation #2: I switched the orientation of the sketch to match the photos I had; the main photo was vertical and looked better on the right side, so I moved the title and journaling.


Variation #3: I LOVE the star, but it didn't fit as strongly thematically for my page, so I didn't want it to be as prominent on my page. Instead, I stitched a star to "decorate" my letter sticker in my title (which of course I used because I'd run out of e's in the wood letters!). (I used a punched star as a pattern for my stitching.)

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"Turning Up the Texas Temps" by Megan Bickers
Supplies Used - Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), DMD Inc. (Kraft), EK Success (Maple Lane: Black); Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Crush: Longboard), October Afternoon (Thrift Shop: Complete Set); Inks: Ranger Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain, Antique Linen), Tsukineko (Versamark: Clear); Stamps: All Night Media (Wood grain); Stickers: Basic Grey (Pyrus: Micro Mono Stickers, Green At Heart: Chipboard Alpha), Making Memories (Tiny Alphas: Brown Ledger), Heidi Swapp (Center of Attention: Black Chipboard Alphas); Tools: Silhouette America (Silhouette Cameo: TX shape, Stars), Martha Stewart Crafts (12x12 Scoring Board), Ranger (Foam Blending Tool); Markers: EK Success (Zig Black Writer); Adhesive: Ranger (Glossy Accents), Recollections (Foam Squares).

Variation #1: I changed the base shape from a star to the shape of Texas. I cut this shape with my Silhouette Cameo machine.


Variation #2: I moved the horizontal strip up to the center of my layout so it didn't distract from the Texas shape.

Variation #3: For my photos, I collaged a grouping of five smaller photos instead of using just one 4x6 as shown on the sketch. I also just added the photos directly to the layout instead of layering them on the strips of paper. I felt they covered up my base shape too much.

Variation #4: I loved the look of the stars on the sketch, but instead of lining them up on the photos, I scattered them across my layout to balance the larger base shape.


I cut the stars with my Silhouette Cameo, then stamped them with a woodgrain stamp, scored them, folded them and used a foam blending tool to add darker ink to the fold lines and edges. They are attached to the layout with foam squares. I love how these remind me of a Texas barn star.

Variation #5: Instead of adding my journaling on the right as shown on the sketch, I moved mine to the bottom left so it would balance out the largest star I used on the layout. My journaling strips were created with white cardstock that was inked directly with a cream inkpad.

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“Still Kids at Heart” by Sue Althouse
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose Gertie); Alphabet: Lily Bee (Harvest Market), American Crafts (Thickers); Heart and Star Punches: Fiskars; Other: black chalk ink, typewriter

I used the basic elements in the sketch as inspiration for my light-hearted page about our son and daughter in-law. To create the heart and star embellishments, I used my punches and adhered 6 layers of paper together to create a dimensional chipboard effect.




Variation #1 - used two 4x3 photos instead of the 4x6 and rotated the orientation from horizontal to vertical.

Variation #2 - reduced the dimensions of the star and placed it beside the photos with the title in the center.

Variation #3 - omitted the background pieces and placed patterned paper strips along the border of the page for a playful frame.

Variation #4 - scattered the small star embellishments around the page instead of clustering them.

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New Books and a Giveaway!

A new year always means new books from SG Publishing! We are excited to bring you two new books in the Sketches for Scrapbooking series:



After the popularity of Sketches for Scrapbooking: One-page Sketches, volume one, we knew we wanted to do another quickly. The book is filled with 30 one-page sketches that have anywhere from one to eighteen photos!



The new travel sketches focus on two-page sketches using large numbers of un-cropped photos (think lots of 4 x 6 photos!) and larger areas of journaling than our regular sketches. There are also sketches that include enlargements and most of the photos that are cropped are 4 x 4 (the easiest crop!). Don't worry if you aren't a traveler, these sketches can be used for any topic!

Both books will be available at the end of January.

We have already started taking pre-orders for both books. You can either call us at 417-886-0440 or you can visit our website.

Today we are giving away both of these books to two of our readers. To be eligible, leave a comment on this post and we'll randomly select two winners. You have until Monday and we'll announce the winners on Wednesday.
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139 comments:

shanna said...

I love your sketches, I would love a chance to win a sketch book.

Melanie said...

I wold love to win the one page sketch book...you have fabulous sketches!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Your sketches are feb. I would love to win one of your creations :)

Ilse said...

Oh I love these sketches and I would love to win a sketch book.
Thanl you so much for the change of winning.

Greetings Ilse

Kimberly said...

love your sketches!!! thanks for the opportunity to win
leokc34 at gmail dot com

ClaireTet said...

I really enjoy your sketches. I would love to win one of these books!

Linda said...

What a fun week with sketches. I think the layouts this week have been fantastic. It is exciting to see you have two new books coming out this month. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hanne said...

I love your sketches and follow it every week, espesially the two-page and one-page. Since I have a large number of photos from travels I love sketches with lot of photos that are not cropped too much.
Would love to win these books.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Congrats on another year and more books YAY! I would say 75% off the time I start with one of your sketches to get me going. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie said...

Congrats on two more FABULOUS sketch books. Your sketches have become my go-to when scrapbooking. Love them. Would love to add these to my collection.

Tresa Overfield said...

I love your sketches and have several of your sketch books! Use them all the time!

dawn said...

Love love these layouts again today. How awesome that everyone really makes these sketches work for them. These were great examples of that, love them all ladies.


Allison, Happy One Year!!! These books look wonderful, love that Jackson is on the cover. Would love to win the one page book since that's my favorite way to scrap. Thanks so much for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these two books. They look like so much fun.
Sandy from Missouri

Erica Marshall said...

Love all the great projects today! These new books look exciting, thanks for the chance to win!!

Peggy in NC said...

Oh, I could really use the Travel sketches! Love all your designs and layouts!

Jennifer D. said...

What a thrill to have the chance to win your newest sketch books. I am a faithful fan, already having all of the other ones!! I would love to add these to my collection!
Thanks for the chance!

seashell said...

I really enjoy your books as a starting point for my layouts. thanks.

Keriwgray said...

I love the inspiration I find at Sketch Support and in your idea books! Thank you for the chance to win in this giveaway!

Liz Guidry said...

I love all your sketches and check everyday on the site for inspiration. I would be in heaven if I won your travel sketch book. We went on a cruise last year and I am overwhelmed with what to do with all the photos. This would be a great help to me! Thanks for the chance to win and keep the sketches coming :)

Tootie said...

Love all the sketch books, cannot wait get the sketch book for traveling. Love the chance to win. Thanks.

Julia said...

Me, Me, Me...I soo want to win these books!!!! I am such a fan of Allison Davis sketches!!! I hardly ever start a layout without first choosing a sketch from an AD sketch book!!

Jen said...

I love your sketches and would love to win one of your newest books!

Joanna said...

I love your sketches, and would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Beth said...

I use your sketches all the time and love every one of them! I would love to win one of the new books! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Angela said...

These books look amazing and would be a handy guide when scrapbooking!

Erin said...

I would LOVE to win these!!! I have all your other sketch books and use them on a regular basis. I LOVE THEM!!

Steph said...

I would love to win a sketch book. Thanks for the chance!

Tiffany G. said...

I cannot wait to see the new sketch books! Love the sketch this week!

Marcia Scantlin said...

I love your sketch books and always turn to them when starting a new layout. Can't wait to see the travel one!

Mary Bez said...

I love your sketch books.....I have all of them and now a chance to win the new ones!! Thanks, Allison!

Scrapthat said...

OOOOooo Ooooo (my best horseshack!) pick me!! Pick me!!! Need more new sketches! (especially one pagers!) Cannot get enough! :D

Lisa F. said...

I love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Moore said...

I always find Sketch Support to be a place of great inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win the sketch books! These would be great gifts as well. :)

NANA R NASSAR said...

WOW...I practically only scrapbook using your sketches...it would rock if i won!!! tkx a bunch!!!

scrap-up@hotmail.com

♥ ☼ Mélyane ☼ ♫ said...

Oh! Please, let me be the lucky winner!! I just love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Melissa Johnson said...

I would LOVE the new book...I've put whole albums together in a weekend, just by using your books...makes it so much easier and faster! gizmokitty97@hotmail.com

PattyC said...

I hope I win one of these fabulous new books!

Annita said...

love your sketches and your books is a MUST HAVE !!keeping my fingers crossed

Judy G said...

I'm excited to see these two new books especially the travel sketches!

Janelle H. said...

I have all your books and have already pre-ordered the two new ones, but would love to win one of them as well!! I am excited to see the travel sketches as I have a spring break trip coming up that I will love to do using the new sketches! Thanks!

Lisa P said...

Love the fun designs on today's sketch. What a cool large Texas too! I would love, love to have your sketch books. The travel book especially seems usable since I have a huge family vacation to scrap that involved travelling up the East Coast. Lots of stops, tons of pictures!

Angela L. said...

SO excited about the two new books and would love, love to win this awesome prize!

Michelle said...

I love your sketches!! Would love to win these books!

April said...

How exciting!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)
- April W

Amy said...

I love todays pages. Changing the shape to Texas now that is cleaver and fun!

I adore your sketches and would love love love to own one of your books. Thank you for chance to win a great prize.

M1kk1 said...

I love your sketch books and would love to win one of the new ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

Magdi said...

Love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win! Awesome.

Becky said...

I am soooooo excited about your 2 new books. I would love to have them both and am anxious to be able to get them. Please continue the creating!

CodyandTraci said...

I love this blog! Thank you for all the inspiration, and the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love the books can't wait til I get them!! You're great, thanks!!!

DanaMK said...

I would love a chance to win one of the books! Sketch Support is one of my main inspirations for scrapping design. Thank you so much!

LouAnn said...

I use your sketch books everytime I scrap. Can't wait to get my hands on the new books.

Anne said...

Ohh, I have been wanting to try an ebook on my new tablet... I think it would be handy to take along on crops instead of hauling a lot of magazines and books!

Kelly Swosinski said...

Love all the inspiration on the blog, and in the books!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

blsd2scrp said...

this is awesome! love sketches! it's really the only way I scrapbook! (I'm a visual scrapper!:)) thanks for this chance and opportunity to win!

SRE said...

I LOVE the sketch books - I rarely use anything else! Am so excited for these 2 new books! Thanks for the chance to win them!

DebbiB said...

Your sketches are simply the best! I follow the blog and have all the sketches in a folder, plus I have all of the scrapbooking sketch books. Why go elsewhere for inspiration?

shelby said...

Your sketches are wonderful inspiration and son easy to work with!

Laura J said...

Ooohhh, new sketch books...awesome! Would love a chance to win. BTW, great layouts with this week's sketch...I'm lovin' the one with Texas instead of the star!

KarlaW said...

I have several of your sketch books already and follow this site faithfully. Thanks for the inspiration for my layouts and thanks for the chance to win your new books!

jkstiles77 said...

I love the star sketch for this week and all the wonderful layouts! Would be great to win a sketch book ... thx for the opportunity!!

Amy said...

I have been so happy to be a part of SS and love all the sketch books. They have always been a good source of inspiration to me and I love how each sketch can be varied to fit your own style. SS is a great example of that, so congrats on the success of the site and the new books Allison!

Lynne said...

I really love this sketch this week! Your examples have been great! And I am excited for your new books! I love them!

Anonymous said...

I have 2 of your books and use then so much. I am so excited to see the travel book - it will be perfect for me!

Christa Allgood said...

I love vol 1 of One page sketches...can't wait to get vol. 2!!

Debi Newell said...

I would love a chance to add these to my collection of your books and sketches!

Cathy A. said...

Love Sketch Support and would be thrilled to win one of your sketch books. Thanks for the opportunity!

Sue Bone said...

A lot of my pages are of trips so I'd love to win that book.

Cassie said...

I just adore your sketch books! I can't wait to get my hands on these new books! Thank you so much for the chance to win them!!

beccaf1970 said...

Ooh, I love the idea of the travel themed sketches! Thanks for the chance to win the new book!

momtotucknlexi said...

I have all of your sketches for scrapbooking volumes and use them every time I scrapbook...thanks for the opportunity to win the latest volumes. thanks for the inspiration.

Tanya said...

Fabulous layouts, I really love the Texas layout, awesome! I have one of your sketch books, would love a chance to get another, thank you! :)

Tamara said...

Love your sketches and designs!
Thanks for a chance to win :)

Anonymous said...

Happy one year! Love the LO's this week...
COScraps

PattiM said...

LOve, love the sketches. I find it so much easier, especially when I can't find my mojo! Thanks for the opportunity!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

GLOANN said...

Love the LOs this week (and every week!!). I have a large file I drew up a few months back, but have not used on a LO yet. Now I'll have to get the template out and use it after all this week's inspiration. Would love to be the owner of these two books. I have one of your older sketch books and have used just about every sketch in there. And I am creating my own little sketch book by printing up all the sketches that are made available on here. Love that!

Jenny E. said...

I would love to add your new sketch books to my ever growing collection!!

connie said...

Love the LO's and would love a copy of your sketch book. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lori said...

can't wait for the new books, especially the travel sketches! too cool as usual!

Kathy Ann said...

Love your sketches and would love to win a sketch book!. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Karen K said...

Learned about the chance to win on FB. I would LOVE to have these sketch books, thanks for the chance!

wteagon said...

I love seeing the daily designs you all put together from the sketches and how exciting it is to have another opportunity to win one of your giveaways!! Thanks for providing more sketch designs to your fans and your creative inspirations!

Karen Bell said...

This is one of my favorite blogs. I love seeing what the design team comes up with everyday. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Your my start up point when I'm stuck and need inspiration. Besides the sketch books I go to your individual sketchs for ideas too. I am "so" looking forward to the "Travel Sketch Book" to do all our family vacation trips. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win!

sasmith102@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Love the sketches. Excited about a one page book. Keep up the good work Allison and company!

Kathleen said...

The new sketch books look great; thanks for the daily sketches and ideas!

Megan D said...

I would love a chance to win your book. I enjoy using your sketches when scrapping. They fit my style so well. Especially the 2-pagers!

PamS said...

I love your sketches and I am loving this site because of the examples that you show which goes a long way in giving out inspiration. I have all of the other books and would love to add these to my collection.

Merrilee said...

I love your sketches! I only have one of you sketch books and I definitely need more.

Rhonda said...

I own them all, so even if I don't win, I'll still buy them! Love the vacation book best! Great idea! I love 4 x 6 and 4 x 4 pics!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

I absolutely adore the sketches and would love a book or two like this.. it is hard to find decent 2 page sketches.. I love your work.. thanks for the chance to win.. am in Australia though.. hope I still qualify.. Hugs Michelle van Wyk

Sharon Newport said...

I love love LOVE your sketch books. I can not tell you how many times I have pulled out my supplies and dithered, until I have flicked open one of your books to get a kick-start!! Inspirational!!!!!

Tricia M. said...

I love sketches so much, they seem to help me getter' done! I turn them upside down, sideways and the right way just for more inspiration from one single idea.

Cynthia B. said...

Fabulous! Your sketches rock! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Charie Turner said...

I am new to sketches although I have been a scrapper for a while. I feel the sketch books could greatly help me with my books and I am dying to make several books quickly but want my cruise/mountain pics, and my son-in-laws return from Afghanistan this week to all be special. Thanks for considering me!

Leslie Kiley said...

I would love to win these amazing books! I just love sketches! Thanks for this chance!

Renee P. said...

I am addicted to your sketches...can't scrap without them:) Both new books sound wonderful, thanks for a chance to win one!

Laurie Wright said...

I've never seen one of your sketch books in person, but I use so many from Sketch Support, It would be so awesoem to not have to wait a WHOLE WEEK for a new sketch. A bit impatient aren't I?

gmlindsey said...

My scrapbooking has changed so much since using your books. I use the first 1 page all the time. Would love the 2nd!

mimisimon said...

Whoopee. I can't scrap without using your sketches. I'm pining to get my hands on the travel sketches.

MClark said...

How exciting!! You have the best 2-page sketches out there! I get tons of inspiration from them.

bakscrap said...

I love your sketches, and would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

Suzanne S said...

I love LOVE your sketches and so hope I win!!

Michele said...

I haven't done a one page LO in quite awhile. I think I am now inspired! I have some of your sketchbooks and I rarely scrap without them. Would love to add to the collection.

Excellent work every week, ladies!

Audra said...

I am a new scrapbooker and am learner so much from your sketch ideas. I would love to win your books!

Anonymous said...

Love everything about SG and Allison Davis!! Would love to win a book. Allison's Sketch support class totally changed & improved my love scrapbooking! I {{{heart}}} you Allison!!

Shara Jones

Suzy said...

I really loved this week's star sketch and the designer takes on it! Would love to win a whole book of sketches :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Chocolate Mousie said...

I would totally love one of these sketch books. I do most of my layouts based on sketches or scraplifting!

Terria said...

I am such a fan!!I love your sketches, I would love a chance to win a sketch book.

Angela F. CC said...

I love the look of the new books. I am sure if I am not the lucky winner, I will order them shortly.

Chanel's Owner said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your sketch books! I cant wait to add these to my collection too!

Christy from Edmond said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me PLEASE!!! I love your sketch books.

TerriB said...

With a trip coming up in March either book would be an awesome addition to my growing collection of SG sketch books. I love the freedom that I have to create using these sketches - especially in the little time that I actually have to scrapbook.

Anonymous said...

can't wait! your sketch books have rekindled my love of scrapbooking and helped me catch up on a year's worth of "backlog" in no time! so much more fun and less stressful! thanks for the chance to win some more.

Pam B said...

When I saw that you're coming out with a "travel" sketch book, I almost fell off my chair. LOL

We've been on 5 cruises so far with another one this coming June. I have sooo many 8x10's and 5x7's formal pics, that I have NO idea on how to scrap except slapping in the middle of the page.
The new travel book would be a delight to add to my collection. Hope you make more of those!!!

THANKS!!!

Heidi said...

I love checking out all your sketches. The books like they should be staple in my scrapbook room.

clairerose said...

Our family does quite a bit of traveling, so I love the idea of a book filled with travel sketches. Hope to be a winner.

Jennifer in MI said...

I hardly ever scrap anymore without one of your sketches for inspiration. Love to add two new books to my collection.

Jess said...

I love this site! Thanks so much for doing a giveaway!

Connie said...

I love your sketches! I would love to have two more books of inspiration.

Thank you!

mammy2one said...

I love your sketches and would love your books too!

Spokanemom said...

I work full time and have a very active family life. I am so glad to have these books in my life! I own several, including the first one page book. I'm so glad to see the second one page book. And the travel book with the extra journaling room is right up my alley. I visit this site each day for inspiration. Thank you for making my scrapping life so simple. I get SO much more done since your books have come into my life. :-)

Tessa said...

I would love to win one of these! I love your sketches and have several of your books!

Annelies said...

I especially love the travel sketches book! I almost exclusively scrap travel pictures, so this would be ideal for me! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

ruth said...

I have several volumes of your sketches and these look equally amazing! :)

Hiroko said...

Love your sketches! Thanks for the chance to win. I have a ton of travel photos that need to be scrapped. :)

kristym said...

love all the sketches i see on here i am pretty new to scrapbooking and these books i would love to win them!!!

Jenn b. said...

Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic inspiration!

Roxy said...

I would love a chance to win! Your sketches are beautiful, and to have them in a book would be absolutely FABULOUS!!!

lunetapatineta said...

OMG!! Loveee your books!!! Can´t wait to get them!!
Please pick meeeee...

SunnyNP said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I just picked up some for the first time last month and have been blown away!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Congratulations on another two sketch books, Allison and Debbie! I'm always very inspired by your sketches, and I would just love to win one of these new books. :-)

Jenn said...

I love your sketch books and can't wait to get my hands on the new books. Keep them coming.

Christel said...

I absolutely love all of your sketch books and I'm excited about these two new ones coming out. Can't wait to see them.

Anreda said...

I would LOVE to win these!!! I don't have other sketch books.
I hope i'm not too late, because i'm a beginner in the scrapbook world.

Greeting from The Netherlands,

Anreda

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love the sketch books... I am really excited to see the travel sketches!

Laureen said...

Cool It will be neat to have the book! Always love looking at your sketches and then how your DT do them! AWESOME! Thank you

Laureen

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Hope I'm not late for this. Would really really love to win this to scrapbook my pages. I'm so dumb when it comes to this!

Anonymous said...

YAY! New books... love your sketches!

Kristan
laundrydiva@verizon.net