Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hop Along with Sketch Support

Welcome!!  I am so excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop with Sketch Support as one of the new DT members this year!!  If you are just starting at my blog, make sure you begin at the Sketch Support Blog to begin the hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Virginia's Blog, if you have been following along with the Hop starting out at Sketch Support.

Our fearless leader, Allison, provided us with an amazing sketch from one of the newest Scrapbook Generation books, Sketches for Scrapbooking One-Page Sketches Volume 2.  But before we get to that, she also gave us some fun questions to answer, to help the readers get to know the DT members a little bit better.  So here is a little more about me:

How long have you been scrapbooking?  I have been scrapbooking around 6 1/2 years.  I started right after our oldest daughter was born.
 

Why did you start scrapbooking?  When I first heard about scrapbooking, I didn't really know what it was.  I was invited to a crop by a friend and immediately fell in love with it.  I found that it was a great creative outlet for me and I loved telling the stories behind my photos with the journaling and themes of my layouts, rather than just sticking photos in a photo album.
  
What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?  My children all still nap (most days anyway), so mid-day is a great time for me.  I also like working on pages, once they are in bed at night.
  
How often do you scrapbook?  I probably average 4-5 days out of the week.
  
Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like?  My scrapbook area moved into our master bedroom, once our youngest son had to move into our extra bedroom, which was our office/craft area.  I have an 8ft table for my work area and it also holds my laptop, Cricut, and some of my drawer sets that hold embellishments, punches, and stamps.  I have a shelf over the table with other odds and ends of things and wire rack stands at each end of the room.

When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...
Teaching Homeschool for our 6 year old, spending time with family/friends, reading, or cooking.

What is your favorite thing about using sketches? 
I love the fact that sketches are versatile.  You can use it as is or you can use it as a starting point and go in a totally different direction.

What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support? 
It is really hard to choose just one, but I really loved the Add On Sketch #9.  It is a cute little camera Add On and it was one of the sketches that I chose to work with as one of my DT submissions to join the Sketch Support Team.


And now I can share what you're all here to see!  :)  Allison chose one of the sketches from the new book for us to work with.







I changed things up a little bit, but the sketch is still very prevalent in my layout.  I used a portrait photo in place of the landscape photo and extended the size of the 3 smaller photos.  I used one block of patterned paper behind my photo, instead of the 3 pieces.  And I decided to move my title down with my journaling area.

So here is where it gets interesting for you!!  :)  Want a chance to win the new book??!!


All you have to do is become a new follower, if you are not following already and leave a comment letting me know.  Current followers can leave a comment telling me what you like about using sketches.  I will leave comments open until 9PM (CDT) on Monday, April 16.  Check back on Tuesday, to see if you are the lucky winner!!  You also have a chance to win the Grand Prize giveaway from the Sketch Support Blog.  You must visit each of the DT Member's Blogs and comment, in order to be eligible for this prize.

So now you are off to see the amazing inspiration, from the very talented Jill Sarginson!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper & Alpha Stickers:  Simple Stories

Thickers:  American Crafts
Font:  Eurostyle
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Buttons:  Blumenthal Lansing
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Stick Pins:  My Mind's Eye



 

141 comments:

Michelle said...

Awww.. this is really cute!! I love all the stitching too as well as your take on the sketch.

Angie said...

Love the detail! And Im a new follower of your blog, thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

Very nice layout of the little ball player. So much fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS Ashley!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the photos and LOVING the circles and stars!!! Loved reading more about you too!!!

Jennifer said...

I like the layered accents and the use of buttons.

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

lovely, very nice embellishments!

Lisa said...

What a cutie, again I envy the stitching... just can't bring myself to try it!!

Darcy said...

Wonderful boy layout, well done!

sixtyschild said...

Ashley, your interpreatation from the sketch is delightful. I love your creativity, colours and photos nice products too. I had trouble getting to you as Virginias link is not about the sketch but washi tape demo. Nice blog Ashley, love seeing your LOs. Inspiring and thanks for the blog hop fun.

Candie said...

Great page!!! Your little man is adorable.

GLOANN said...

Great job with the sketch, Ashley. So exciting to have you on this blog hop. As you know I am already a follower of your blog.

Sindi J said...

As always, Ashley, your layout is gorgeous. I tried to become a follower but my internet is not cooperating. I'll try again later. :)

Angela said...

Wow Ashley! I love your sweet layout with your adorable little boy! I like the way the main photo has a little tab behind it and I really like the stars along the bottom! Another great layout from one of my favorite crafty ladies!

HeatherK said...

Following your blog, look forward to seeing your layouts. Love this layout and the papers your used, they go so well together.

SunnyNP said...

Oooh, I like how you turned the sketch! Thanks for the inspiration.

blupixy said...

Great layout! THanks for sharing!

photochic said...

Oh I LOVE your take on the sketch. I love the little pins you added to that one circle too. The title overlaying itself looks awesome too. I am already a follower of your blog. :) I love using sketches because it makes it easy on me- I have more time to do the fun stuff like picking out products!

Bethany Rielage said...

I love your take on this sketch, and I will definitely be following your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapthat said...

Cute! Love how you flipped the photo too!

Mary Bez said...

Love your layout and more boy inspiration!! Thanks for being part of the blog hop and the chance to win!!

Patricia said...

Sweet layout! I"m already a follower! I love sketches because they are a great starter to the imagination. Thanks for the chance!

Scraphop said...

Very cute layout! This is my first bloghop and it's so much fun to see new blogs!

dlhfks said...

Such a cute page. I love all the details!!

reen said...

I really like your layout, the colors you choice are right up my alley. And the smile on your son's face is priceless!

PattiM said...

Awesome, lo! I'm a new follower.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Sarah said...

I love the jumping off point of a sketch, like you I often change them up a bit to fit what I am doing, etc.. love your LO, and thanks for sharing!

MousEarz said...

Nice take on the sketch.

Beth Hallgren said...

Congrats Ashley again on making the Sketch Support Team! You are doing a great job :)

Shelley said...

Great LO. I love the colors. Adorable pics.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

This is so cute, love your questionnaire, so fun! love the colors in this layout, they go great with the pics and the stitching around the circle is a nice touch :) that's a great sketch!

Lynette said...

Awesome layout Ashley...I love all your stitching...and it is a bonus to learn a little more about you too;-)

Julie B said...

Cute layout! I am a new follower of your blog and I'm excited about it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lora Zimmerman said...

I love your layout.

Nicole D. said...

Great take on the sketch. THose are my favorite colors for boys.

Nichol said...

Cute LO, great take on the sketch

LindaR said...

I like how you used your embellies on your page.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great layout! I love the photos and those circle/star elements at the bottom of the page!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful layout! I am a follower now!

latoya said...

great layout! the colors are really nice, and i like how you made the pictures on the side a little longer.

Sandy T said...

Really cute layout! I love your slight changes but definetly still see the original!

Tracy said...

Love your modifications to the sketch... really makes it your own.

Lona said...

I;m so glad to be a new follower. Love how you used this paper.

Life in the Heavrin house said...

New follower!

wteagon said...

I just signed up to be a follower and looking forward to keeping up with your projects. I like your layout and the small details with the handstitching, brads, buttons and pins. I need to implement more embellishments into my own layouts and seeing how you placed yours is inspiring for me. Great job with this very cute layout!

Stephanie M said...

Love the banner look on top of layout. Colors are great!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great use of products!

Sue said...

I love all the details in your layout. Beautiful. I'm becoming a new follower!

Fred said...

I just started following your blog where I'm called "Andi". I'm enjoying all the inspiration in your layouts.

blsd2scrp said...

hi there! it's me Kelly from Club CK! you know I love your work and especially the sketches! For me, they help as a jumping off point to start a LO and I love that you can change the sketch or flip it or stay true to it! thanks for the hop!

mimisimon said...

So cute!

Suzy said...

Awesome layout Ashley! I love that simple stories line! Thanks for sharing :)
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

LauraB said...

I'm now a follower of your blog! Really like your layout, could even be used for other sports, very nice!

seashell said...

I love the look of simple stories and it works great for you major leaguer!

csewy said...

I finally made it today....yeah!! Love your version of the sketch, especially the "old" looking paper! Another great layout!!

Steffanie said...

LOVE, Love, love your take on the sketch! I just bought this collection yesterday---thanks for the inspiration! You know that I love a good sketch. It's just a great place to start. Even if it changes along the way (which it usually does), at least the initial planning is already done for me! Thanks, Ashley!

Jenny said...

New follower here!!!

f8edf73c-8680-11e1-9889-000bcdcb2996 said...

Love your layout. I am a new follower.

f8edf73c-8680-11e1-9889-000bcdcb2996 said...

Love your layout. I am a new follower.

Jimjams said...

Love the sketch use - I love to "make them my own" but they are such a great starting point! Following along now!

Unknown said...

Darlene R
Love the colors you used on the baseball layout!

Tammy said...

I followed your blog, I love everything about this LO, from the papers you used to all the details with the buttons and stitching!

Heike said...

new follower really like your layout, very cute

Nancy said...

I'm a new follower :) your page is awesome and such cute little guy in the photos too :)

Sonia said...

This layout is so darn cute! I am definately scraplifting and following you. Thanks for a chance to win.

lawsonbl said...

Love this layout! Would love to win!

Barbara said...

Journaling strips and banners on the same layout!! My most favorite combination lately on my own layouts! This is fantastic, love all the details and they don' t take away from those darling photos!

BTW - new follower!!

alisonm said...

Hey Ashley! Thanks for letting me stop by and see your latest work!

~Denise said...

Love your layout!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Ashley, I'm already a follower, and I love this interpretation of the sketch. You rock girl!

Amanda said...

I love your take on the sketch! Your pictures are adorable!

remus79 said...

Cute, cute layout. I really like your embellishments.

Angela L. said...

I am now a follower of your blog and goodness, am I ever so happy that I am because your creative work is stunning! I love the amazing details that you include, they're SO much fun!

bakscrap said...

I am a new follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Your layout is just too cute. I wonder if it is just a coincidence that so many of the layouts on the hop have been "boy" layout?

Tara said...

i love the colors you chose to use, they make your page look very vintage!

Beth said...
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Beth said...

I absolutley LOVE this LO. Everything fits so well together and looks so nice. Great job! I love this sketch more and more!

Courtney said...

I love how you changed it from landscape to portrait! Thanks for the differing point of view.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous LO! Your details are impeccable! Great work!

christine said...

Love the paper and embellishments you used! Thanks for the chance to win.

ZoezMom said...

Ashley, love your titling and creative embellishments! Great take on the sketch, thanks for the inspiration!

Jac said...

Love all the gorgeous embellishment details you added!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

what a cutie and I love that paper line

jhibbs said...

Liked the way you changed this up with the photo rotated to vertical and the one-pc background.

Charlene said...

Cute layout.

Toby said...

I love the journaling strips! I used to do that on digital pages...gonna have to try it on paper layouts!!

DanaMK said...

I love the circles and stars elements on the layout - fantastic! And the colours are great!

Dana L Cheney said...

Love love the colors and you take on this sketch, awesome. I am a new follower :-)

Sarah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Ashley!! That paper is one of my new faves!! Love the stitching and buttons! Thanks for the chance to win too!

skeeteror said...

Love your layout, Ashley! I especially like all the circle elements you used! I also just became a follower! ~Bev~

LouAnn said...

Cute layout, your little guy is adorable.

I am now following your blog.

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Nicole B said...

So cute! Really loving that line lately.

Tamytha said...

Really nice layout. Love all the detail and the photo of your little one is adorable. I'm now following your blog, too. :) Thanks for a chance to win.

Sue Bone said...

I love your stitched accents.

Noey said...

Great layout! Very nice details. =)

Ruth said...

i love the simple stories layout,it is great.

Karina said...

Great layout, sooo cute !!!
I'm following you, and thanks for the chance to win !!!

Rodriguez Family said...

awesome layout! I love the small details you have used. They really make the page stand out!

Pokey Puppy said...

I really like the Simple Stories line and how you used it. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and rely on sketches for each of my layouts. I like that I can use the same sketch for different albums and they turn out unique. Thanks for your post.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I love the lines of text on your layouts.

Terri said...

Great layout and what a cutie.

Tammy said...

Adorable! Love your take on the sketch and the variations. Great stitching detail. Love it! :)

Unknown said...

Love your take on the layout.

okanogangirl said...

As the product calls it - AWESOME!!!!

Deanie said...

Love love love this one - interpretation, colours - just everything! Thanks so much for sharing.

Et said...

Great layout. I love how different it is from the sketch but you can still see the sketch in it.

Et said...

Great layout. I love how different it is from the sketch but you can still see the sketch in it.

GrafixGirl said...

Love your take on this layout. Too Cute!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your adorable layout!

debbi said...

Love all the detail, colors and especially the photo of your little all-star. He looks so proud of himself!

CodyandTraci said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Tootie said...

Love your take on the sketch. Love everything. Can't wait to see more. thanks.

Moongirl said...

I am a follower :) I love sketches because it gives me an idea of how many photos to print and how big.

Michele said...

Great layout ... love how you popped the 'G' ... but the best part is the handsome subject, he's a really cutie!

Devra said...

Ashley, another beautiful LO! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Devra said...

I like sketches because they take sowm of the design challenges off my plate!

Judy said...

I'm now following your blog. :-)

Really like your all-boy layout!

momtotucknlexi said...

You really made this seem like a new sketch just by flipping the photos...love the versatility of this sketch.
Michelle

lynda said...

Your main photo is just adorable!

Lisa P said...

So loving the paper you used. Great boys page!!

Cynthia B. said...
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dawn said...

What a cutie he is, great photos. I like all the stars you used, feels very ALL STAR BOY PAGE!!

Tracey said...

Love your paper choices! Great layout!

mthata said...

An adorable layout!

cutiephinphin said...

What a lovely LO. Great paper choices. I've just found Sketch Support blog and I'm just so excited at seeing all the inspirations and sketches. I'm a newbie at scrapbooking so sketches are definitely a help when I work on my layouts.

Cynthia B. said...

I left a comment, but then forgot to say that I'm a new follower. :)
Love the stitching around the star circles - cute boy and cute page! TFS, and looking forward to seeing your future work.

Laureen said...

Cute LO you created! fab!

Missy said...

Love the stars and the stitching...something I'm slowly getting into. And your little boy is too cute. ;-)

Michele said...

I am a new follower to your blog, welcome to the DT, looking forward to seeing more of your work. This layout was cute.

erica061403 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your layouts!!! Beautiful as always.

Laurel said...

Love your major league layout, very cute!

"Girl" said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

Selenaintx

Michele said...

I have been a fan of your work from Club CK and am happy to be a follower of your blog now. (I am EmKat over there.) Awesome work as always!

Mandi said...

I love using sketches. They always are very inspiring.

Ilse said...

Great LO, thanks for sharing! I just love the rounds and the stitches!!!

Ines said...

super cute pic's great LO

sharon said...

Your little guy is adorable, and your layout colors are SUPER!!!

AndreaFriebus said...

Your layout is gorgeous! I especially love all the stitched details. You ROCK!!

Virginia said...

Aww..such a sweet layout Ashley, I loved how you changed up the photo block to suit your photos. Love all the details in the stitching. You always have great finishing details!

The Mancilla Family said...

Great use of papers! Love it!

ScrapsofMe said...

I am following you...love the layout...thanks for the inspiration!
Pam