Sketch Support Blog Hop!

Posted by Noey on April 14th, 2012 — Posted in 3 Photos, Single Page Layout, Sketch Support

Thanks for joining our Sketch Support Blog Hop today!

If you joined us somewhere in the middle, be sure to start back at Sketch Support.  And be sure to read my whole post, because there is a GIVEAWAY at the end.  😉

Here is my take on Allison’s excerpt from the new volume of one page sketches:

Products used:  Papers: American Crafts, Colorbok (silver);  Letters:  American Crafts (white), Sassafras (green);  Stickers: American Crafts (white foam), Me & My Big Ideas (green arrow), Heidi Grace (“travel”);  Journaling block:  Creative Imaginations;  Sketch:  Sketches for Scrapbooking

I made a few tweaks to Allison’s sketch.  Here is what I changed and why:

One:  I, as always, have more vertical photos than anything else, so I needed to fit one into this sketch.  I decided to expand two of the square photos into one skinny vertical photo.

Two:  I used really busy patterned papers so it caused a bunch of movement.  I shifted the journaling into a block and moved the central part of the layout downward so I could sit the title up on top.  I also matted the 4×6 horizontal photo to keep it as a focal point.

Three:  My style is pretty simple, so I kept the accents to a minimum.  These patterned papers added enough visual interest for me.  😉

Some more info about me:

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking in high school, but I was too busy in college to continue.  So I picked it back up again in 2007.  There is a clear progression in my work from the early albums through my current work.  I have found a lot of inspiration online and at crops and I have slowly evolved my style.
Why did you start scrapbooking?
I love to keep things like ticket stubs and pamphlets from events that I have attended.  Anything with a date on it, I consider to be precious and irreplaceable.  So I started scrapbooking to have a place to keep all of these momentos.  I began with just photo corners to hold everything on pages.
What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?
During the middle of the day when I’m awake (I’m not a morning person) and there is great sunlight coming through my windows.
How often do you scrapbook?
I used to scrapbook all the time!  But now I have an almost 2 year old, and free time is a little more sparse.  I try to get some scrapping in atleast twice a week during nap time or after my son has gone to bed.
Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like?
Well, my scrapbook “room” is in a strange little nook near the front door and divided from the living room by a double sided fireplace.  I’ve done my best to use the space efficiently for storage and a large desk for working.  Thankfully, I have tons of windows, so the lighting is fabulous during the day.
When I’m not scrapbooking you can find me…
Entertaining my son, knitting, reading, going on walks, taking photos, trying new restaurants, and traveling.  Lots and lots of traveling.
What is your favorite thing about using sketches?
I have to start by saying what is my favorite part about scrapbooking.  I love choosing color combos and playing with patterns.  I’ve learned a lot over the years about how to pair patterns in fun ways to add interest to layouts without overwhelming the photos.  I love using sketches because that way somebody else tells me where to put my colors and patterns on the layout and I can stay focused on what I love most.
What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support?
I have thoroughly enjoyed every month at Sketch Support, but I fondly remember working with one of the very first double page sketches to debut on Sketch Support.  Here is the sketch and my take is below it in the post.

And now for the giveaway!

I have 2 books to share of Allison’s newest work.  There is the One Page Sketch Book Volume 2, and the exciting travel themed Sketch Book with lots of 4×6 photos so you can scrap your trip faster.

Please comment on this post and let me know if you use sketches (and if you don’t yet, you should try them out soon!).  I will draw two random winners on Monday morning who will each get a new sketch book!

Also, be sure to comment on all blogs along the hop to be entered for the grand prize drawing at Sketch Support.

Please now continue on to visit Christine!

116 Comments

Comment by Michelle

What a fun page. Perfect paper for your page too.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

Comment by Linda

I always enjoy your layouts. Simple lines and a story to tell.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

Comment by Jennifer P

Cute papers! I do use sketches from time to time :)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:28 am

Comment by Stephanie Michelle Hasty

I, too, have an adorable travel buddy!!! 😀 Love your clean play on the design! 😀

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:31 am

Comment by Lisa

I love your clean look, and your little guy is adorable!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

Comment by Darcy

I love CAS!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

Comment by sixtyschild (Jo~Anne)

Very adorable interpetation of this inspiring sketch. Thanks for sharing it with us. I really love your cute photos, colours and products. nice to read about you too! thanks for the blog hop and opportunity to win awesome prizes!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

Comment by GLOANN

Love the clarity of your LO. Your pictures definitely take the focal point of it.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

Comment by Sindi J

How cute! Love that page!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:12 am

Comment by Heather K

Love the layout- and the way you altered it to fit in your photos. Very cute paper for an airplane trip.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:12 am

Comment by erica

I really like your clean style! Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

Comment by Tiffany M.

Love your layout! THanks for sharing! I love to use sketches! It is a great starting point when you are staring a handful of photos and paper! THanks for the chance!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:24 am

Comment by Dolly/scrapthat

What a cute Little buddy! Great page too! TFS

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:40 am

Comment by Patricia F.

I really like how you did your title! Nice layout! I’m a huge fan of sketches and usually use them to start off most of my layouts!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

Comment by MaryBez

Thanks for the great page and inspiration!! Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win the sketch books.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

Comment by Marcia Scantlin

I like the clean look of your layout and how your journaling box looked just right. The airplane chipboard set the layout off.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:01 am

Comment by Lisa S.

Love this page. The airplanes are great.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

Comment by Shereen

I love your simple style. Pretty layout.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

Comment by PattiM {Pattie's passion}

Awesome, lo! I use sketches alot.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie’s passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

Comment by MousEarz

Very cute LO & love the pix…something about the little ones at the airport and the wonder of it all.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

Comment by Sarah

LOVE your travel page, and I have that same paper, and thought it a bit busy, but I like the small amounts and keeping it simple embelishment-wise like you did, thanks for the inspiration!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

Comment by Shelley

Great LO. I love the PP’s. Adorable pics.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

Comment by Lynette

You really made this sketch your own, well done. It is good to get to know my fellow DT members;-)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

Comment by Julie B

Love the paper! I need to scrap my son’s first flight (a year and a half ago already…oops!) and now I’m inspired to get that layout done! Thanks for sharing!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

Comment by Lora Zimmerman

I love your layout, I am loving using sketches now that I have finally gotten in the groove on how to adapt them

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

Comment by Nichol

Great photos, great LO

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

Comment by Linda Richmond

Love how the airplane fills in as an arrow!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

Comment by Miriam Prantner

I really like this layout! The airplane paper is great! I use sketches a little, but I use mostly 4×6 photos, so the ones that have big photos or tiny ones don’t normally work for me.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

Comment by Stephanie F.

Cute layout!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

Comment by latoya

great layout! i really like your papers!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

Comment by Sandy T

Love the papers and layout. Very fun.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Comment by Tracy M

Love the bright background papers!!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Comment by Lona

Love he paper you chose to compiment the pictures. I love sketches and can’t hardly scrapbook without them anymore.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Comment by Crystal

I have only recently stumbled on sketches. It’s helping me catch up in my scrap booking.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Comment by Wendy

I believe that you right. The papers you chose provide enough visuals that adding extra embellishments and do-dads would have made it look busy. I think it looks good how it is. I also take more vertical pictures than horizontal and am I learning how to tweak sketches to make them work for me. :)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Comment by Sue

Very fun page- I like the choices you made. I use Allison’s sketches because they are so easy to use.Looking forward to seeing more of your work on Sketch Support.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Comment by Fred

I use sketches all the time. I really enjoy all the inspiration that I get from Sketch Support. You and the rest of the designers are awesome!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Comment by Stephanie Blumberg

I use sketches all the time. Love your title on your page.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Comment by Kelly R.

I love sketches! Your work is just great! thank you so much for this hop!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Comment by Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy

Great substitution of photos. Great take on the sketch to make it yours. I almost ALWAYS use a sketch but it hardly ever ends the same.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Comment by Michele S

Love sketches. I use them 99.9% of the time. Couldn’t live without them!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Comment by Suzanne

Awesome layout Noey! I love the airplane paper. Thanks for sharing :)
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Comment by michelle

i am getting so much inspiration from this blog hop i know what i will be doing tonight while everyone is at work! thanks!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Comment by Steffanie S

I LOVE sketches and have been following Allison Davis since before she had the Sketch Support site. I nearly always start with a sketch. Love your layout—sooooo cute! My photos at the airport never turned out that good though!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Comment by Jenny

Love how you adapted the sketch to fit your photos! And yes, I use sketches ALL THE TIME!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Comment by Darlene R

Cute little guy and layout!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Comment by Jimjams

Super page – great explanation too. I love sketches – they are my first port of call for at least half my pages.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Comment by Tammy C.

I gotta use sketches, they’re a great way to get started on a LO! I love your page, the pics are too cute!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Comment by Heike

Love to use sketches makes it easier for me. Love the simplicity of your layout.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Comment by Nancy

I like the way you use some variations to the sketch. I’m always taking photos in vertical! Used to get in trouble everytime because I turn the camera, lol.
As I’ve said, I really need sketches so it will make me get busy with my scrapping, I have so many awesome photos :)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Comment by Laura Baldwin

I take a lot of vertical photos as well! Really like your layout, great idea with the papers, I was just looking at these papers last night trying to figure out how to use them since they are a bit busy. Thank you for the inspiration!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Comment by Lorraine Lawson

Loved the layout!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Comment by Denise

Love love love your layout!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Comment by Sonia

OMG!!! I love your layouts. I’m definately scraplifting. I have the Colorbok paper and couldn’t figure out to use it but do now. Awesome, Beach layout too. I have been using Sketches for the last 3 years and use them alot. I really like the new Travel Sketchbook, thanks for the chance to win.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Comment by Trena

Love the layout!! I have tried to use sketches and just get stuck when it’s time to choose my elements. I will give them a try again though!!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Comment by Laurie Cashen

I love the clean and simple style of this layout. It’s not too busy, and I love the plane paper!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Comment by Jackie

I really like your take on the sketch. Great paper for the subject :)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Comment by Tara

I’ve just started using sketches and its so much easier to put a page together quick with a sketch! I think I’ll be using them a lot more often!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Comment by Nicole

Beautiful work! I LOOOOVE to use sketches! They are such a great way to get my mojo in gear when it needs a kick in the pants!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Comment by Christine

Love your clean and simple layout – thanks for the chance to win!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Comment by Courtney

I love sketches. I love how they have evolved over the years I’ve been scrapping too.

I can’t wait to see more of your combining fun patterned papers.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Comment by ZoezMom

Love how you used 2 of the blocks for 1 long picture – great take on the sketch!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Comment by Jacqueline R

I love how you used the travel theme…from the paper to the embellishments!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Comment by JoAnnH

cute airport layout…great colours

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Comment by Janelle Hibbard

Thought the papers you had were perfect for your pictures. I work for an airline and love to travel, too!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Comment by Toby Skaggs

Love love your layout!!! Thanks for sharing!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Comment by Dana

your son is so adorable, I love your style. and yes I love and use sketches and Alison’s are truly the best!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Comment by DanaMK

Love your LO! I agree that your PP added enough visual interest to your page that you didn’t need a whole lot of embellies. Great job!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Comment by LouAnn V

Those papers are perfect! Cute layout.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Comment by Skeeter

Love your clean and simple layout and the way you tweaked the sketch! I have just started using sketches and they are a great way to start a layout! ~Bev~

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Comment by nicole b

I recently joined super savers club and love using the sketches so far. I need to start using them on non kit pages soon.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Comment by Sarah M

This is such a cute layout! I love the paper you used! I LOVE using sketches! I never used to, but now that I’ve started, I can’t stop! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Comment by Tamytha

Love the papers, the title and that adorable photo of your son looking out the window at the plane. Love your clean style, too. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Comment by Sue Bone

Love thos cute little arrows. Great job.

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Comment by ruth

oh i love using sketches, esoecially Allison’s!!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:09 am

Comment by Karina

Beautiful layout !!! I never used any of Allison’s sketches, and i would like to start using them !
Thanks for the chance to win !!!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:30 am

Comment by lboregon

Love your layout. It’s fun to see how everyone interprets the same sketch. I love using sketches, make the process so much easier for me.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

Comment by Heather Rodriguez

Love your simple style and i am loving your blog – I will be back to spend some more time later! I really enjoy using allisons sketches. Her very linear style captures my eye like no other! Thanks!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:49 am

Comment by Pokey Puppy

I am so glad to be directed to your blog! Love ALL your pages! I like your use of different patterns and that you keep your pages simple. I do use sketches… When I found Allison’s, I was hooked and very inspired. I’m very grateful she has taken the time to continue her blog… and includes others like yours. Thank you!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

Comment by Christy

I haven’t used sketches before but I’d like to try.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

Comment by Terri

Great layout

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

Comment by Tammy

So cute! Love the travel theme and your bold title. Great page!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:05 am

Comment by Marjorie

So cute!!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

Comment by Deanie

Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:16 am

Comment by ett

I love your take and the airplane paper is so cute.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

Comment by Connie O.

Love the paper……..Great LO! I use Allison sketches all the time…don’t think I could scrap without them!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

Comment by Therese H.

Fun page. Thanks for sharing your travel buddy :)

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

Comment by Nicole Davis

Enjoyed your layout. I like the simplicity of it.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

Comment by Michele

what a fun travel layout! I used sketches all the time it is such a timesaver for me.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Comment by Traci J

You are so talented!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Comment by Kelli T (Tootie)

Love your take on the sketch- can’t wait to see more.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Comment by Moongirl

I LOVE using sketches! Especially Sketch Support sketches. They fit very well with my style. I just love your title. The clear travel on the Buddy is brilliant!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Comment by Devra

Love how you adapted the sketch. Yes, I use sketches frequently. That take some stress off of beginning a LO!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Comment by Judy Goodnight

I am a sketch fanatic! I use them all the time for both traditional and digital scrapbooking.

Really like your version of the sketch!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Comment by Michelle Bittner

I really love the color/paper choices you used…they make your photos pop. I love AD sketches and would love to win a new book. Thanks
Michelle

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Comment by Lisa P

Cute layout. I love the little plane embellishment!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Comment by Tracey

Such a fun page!! Love the paper choice!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Comment by Cynthia B.

Your page reminds me so much of my little man and his love of airplanes when he was young. *sob* He’s now 12 and it seems so long ago!
I definitely use sketches…pretty much whenever I start a project! Helps tons when trying to figure out a balanced design in the short scrapping time I can find.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Comment by dawn

Love this paper and the photos are perfect. How cute this is!!

I do like sketches but don’t always use them, need to more often.

Thanks for the chance.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Comment by Lynda

I like how you layered the clear sticker over the word in your title.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Comment by mthata

Love how you did your title. Also like the cleaness of your layout.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Comment by mthata

Like how you did your title and the cleaness of your layout.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Comment by Jeannie L

Great LO. I also love that you explained your tweaks on the sketch.

Being a newbie at scrapbooking, I do like referring to sketches especially if I’m working with a few photos. As I usually print my photos at home and use a photo collage and I find it difficult to relate them onto the sketches. So hopefully I get enlightened soon.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Comment by debbi

Clean lines and a clear story. Great job.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Comment by Melissa Johnson

Love the sketch and your take on it. And love the paper…I have it but haven’t been quite sure what to do with it…

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Comment by Laureen baskerville

Love how you used your see through travel embellishment on your title!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Comment by Michele Wilson

Lovely layout, great inspiration for that paper. I absolutely love using sketches, takes all the guesswork out for me which I love since I am so short on time for creative things.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Comment by Laurel

Hi Noey, Love your pages. I like the simplicity and the focus you put on having a lot of great photos. The farm fresh layout/sketch #8 has some great details.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Comment by Selenaintx

I love sketches!!! I use them in almost every layout I make.

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Comment by Michele Mc

Love your layout! I am a pretty simple scrapper myself. Yes- an avid User of sketches here! Sketch Support is my favorite source!!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Comment by Mandi

Great page. Fun

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Comment by Ilse

Great LO, thanks for sharing! I love how you used the papers and everything.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

Comment by Ines

clean and simple, luv it

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

Comment by Virginia Nebel

Fantastic layout Noey! Perfect papers to capture memories of your ‘travel buddy’- what a cutie!

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Comment by michellecm

LOVE your LO!!! Very fun!

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 6:02 am

Comment by Pam

Cute color combo…cute kid too!
Pam

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

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