Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support blog hop

Welcome! If you just started the blog hop here, go back and start and Sketch Support, leaving comments along the way to stay in the running for the grand prize!

I love using the sketches to get me started on scrapping. Two recent books, Travel Sketches and One-Page Sketches Volume Two have been particularly inspiring.

I used the sketch from the one-page book:


to make this layout:


Yes, it's a two-pager. I love that about the Sketch Support sketches: they are inspirational enough to give me ideas but flexible enough to allow for easy changes. Here's what each page looks like:

  

  

I chose a big, dramatic print for the left side and added a few pictures to the left like I did on the right to bookend the spread.


That's me with my bunny ears and on the beach. Many, many years ago.

 

I mainly used October Afternoon's Boarding Pass collection. The grey stripe is from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan. I also used a grey ink pad, Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane, to ink the edges of most of the papers, since the papers were of a similar hue and I wanted those papers to stand out when they were layered. I also added some stitching around the main photo. I couldn't get the corners straight, darn it, but that's not a mistake, that's just whimsy.


So here's a little about me:
  • How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapping for 10 years, since I was pregnant with my first son.
  • Why did you start scrapbooking? Archiver's had just opened in my town, and I took a scrapbooking class to do something with the photos from my first 4 years of marriage. After I finished with them, I was hooked.
  • What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook? After my boys go to bed.
  • How often do you scrapbook? A little bit every day!
  • Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like? I scrap in an easy chair in my living room on a lap desk. I like it. I can be near the family when I create.
  • When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...in a high school teaching English, in my garden, jogging, or reading a book.
  • What is your favorite thing about using sketches? When I don't have to stress about design, I am free to play around with other creative elements like paint, mist, stitching, and so on. love that.
  • What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support? This two page sketch from June last year was awesome. I found it easy to adjust for the photo sizes and numbers that I needed.
Now for the giveaway!

If you want a chance to win a copy of One-page Sketches volume two and Travel Sketches, leave a comment telling me something that makes you happy, just because it's always good to think about that! I will leave comments open until 8 P.M. CST Monday, April 16, then I will select winners!

After commenting here, visit Allison's blog to round out the blog hop--you're almost there!

Thank you for visiting my blog--I hope you make this a regular stop!

136 comments:

Michelle said...

I have enjoyed your creations on Allison's blog now for awhile. I love your work and it is fun seeing familiar places being I am from MN too (well, I live on the western edge of WI now, but it is just an extension of the Cities. LOL)

sillypea said...

Spring makes me happy - love to see things come alive! And LOVE the Sketch Support Sketches and the beautiful things you create from them!

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

soooo love the way you used the map to take the design across two apges! :D

Linda said...

The map wss very creative. Good job.

Lisa said...

Love the map idea, very nice

Darcy said...

Nicely done.

sixtyschild said...

Very adorable interpetation of this inspiring sketch. Thanks for showcasing it. love your photos, colours and products. nice to read about you Jennifer! thanks for the blog hop and opportunity to win awesome prizes! previous blogger Melissa doesn't have skecth support sketch on her blog, nor the link to this one had to go back to sketch support blog to get to this one, just thought you should know is all.

HeatherK said...

Love this layout. The use of the map is great, inspiration for the many places I have maps from. Love the interpretation of the one page sketch to a two page one.

photochic said...

I love how you made a 2 pager, Jennifer! I can totally see the sketch still! :) Right now shopping makes me happy- I want to go!

GLOANN said...

Love the creative way you made that into a 2-pager. And loved seeing the old pictures.

Jennifer said...

Nice mix of papers.

SunnyNP said...

Hi! I love the travel theme. (just fyi- melissa's blog that you mentioned isn't on the original blog hop list from sketch support- am i missing something?) Thanks for the chance to win!

blupixy said...

Love the map and that you made this into a two pager! Great way to scrap those travel photos! THanks for sharing! Something that makes me happy...creating a layout and my kids thinking its the best!

Sindi J said...

Great interpretation of the sketch!

Scrapthat said...

Oh my! I loved your layered ephemera and the use of the map! TFS Me like!

Patricia said...

What a creative take- love how you changed this to a 2 pager and used the map! Love it!
What makes me happy: my kids smile! Thanks for the chance!

Scraphop said...

I love the contrast of the two sides of the layout and the use of the large design on the left. I am always at a loss as to what to do with beautiful papers that have a large design.

Marcia Scantlin said...

Love your two page layout and how you incorporated a map of the world. Like your Lego layout, too.

Mary Bez said...

Great layout and how the map was incorporated in your story. What wonderful inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

dlhfks said...

Love the creative stretch of this sketch to 2 pager. Love it!!

PattiM said...

Awesome, lo!

Something that makes me happy: My DGS's smile or hearing them laugh. Knowing that we will have a new grandbaby this summer, a girl!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

reen said...

Oh I love those older photos of you, they're a really fun addition to the layout. I like how you stretched the sketch to a 2 pager, and your embellishments are awesome.

MousEarz said...

Awesome take on the sketch Jennifer. Really love what you did with it and those papers & embellies are just perfect!!!

Sarah said...

I love the story of this page, and a great way to document all the places you lived! Such great paper for it too.. OA makes me so happy ;>

Beth Hallgren said...

Congratulations on being chosen to be a Sketch Support Gal! Always a fan but this layout is "Way Cool" :)

Angela said...

I really like the map in between your photos! What a stunning way to tell your story! Beautiful job!

Shelley said...

Fabulous LO. Love how you stretched the sketch into a 2-pager. That map PP is great.

Lynette said...

I love your layout and that you used the map of the world as a backdrop...awesome. It is good to learn a bit more about my fellow DT members.

Julie B said...

I love this layout!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Lora Zimmerman said...

love love your layout!! I mostly use 2 page layouts so it's perfect for me

Nichol said...

I love how you used the map as the background for your LO

LindaR said...

The map is perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great! Love how you converted it to a two page layout, and that map paper. Really nice. Something that makes me happy - the weekends make me very happy :)

Stephanie said...

Super fun layout! Scrapping makes me happy :)

latoya said...

cool layout!

Sandy T said...

Great layout! I love how you converted into a two pager!

Tracy said...

Love that you turned the sketch into a 2 pager!

Anonymous said...

Travel
Makes me happy! So copying ur layout - marsha

Lona said...

Great way to make it a 2 page layout. I'm so sad to be coming to the end!

Life in the Heavrin house said...

Spring in MN makes me happy! I love your layout!

Sue said...

I like your embellishment cluster- very nice! I like to have time to scrapbook. Looking forward to seeing more of your work on Sketch Support.

Fred said...

Fantastic travel layout!

Scrapbooking makes me happy!

blsd2scrp said...

Sketches and scrapbooking make me very happy! I love your work! It is very inspirational and motivating! thanks for this great hop!

wteagon said...

I like seeing your creations from the sketches, Jennifer, because they are so different and unique but I can always tell you used the sketches as a starting point. You are very creative and I like your spin on this one page sketch. Your favorite from last June is also one of my favorites of yours!! Also, your "road trip" layout from September. The layout for the blog hop is no exception. It is fantastic!

mimisimon said...

Love everything about your awesome layout.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

what a SUPER fun topic! I love it!

Suzy said...

Awesome layouts Jennifer! Something that makes me happy is definitely this hobby :) it's "cheap" therapy! haha! :) Thanks for sharing :)
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

seashell said...

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

Alycia T. said...

Love your layout - great embellishment clustering! You really have a knack!
Beautiful sunny Spring days like today make me happy...

Charlene F said...

Love how you turned a 1 page sketch into a 2 page LO.

Getting to grab a little "me" time and scrap with my girl friends!

Steffanie said...

LOVE your layout, Jennifer! That map print in the middle reminds me of the pull-down maps when I was in school! What makes me happy is hearing my 2 boys play and laugh together, having a good time. :-)

csewy said...

Another awesome layout...love that you extended the sketch into a two page lo. Love the paper and elements. Something that makes me happy has to be spending time with my family, especially my darling granddaughter!! She is playing tea party with her Grandpa and I as I finish up the blog hop tonight!! Thanks for your great ideas and inspiration!!

Jenny said...

This page is amazing!!!

something that makes me happy...getting just a few moments of complete and utter peace in my house...and then it turns back into chaos!

Unknown said...

Darlene R.

Thinking about my grand daughters always makes me happy. And then of course scrapping them.

Jimjams said...

Now that is a clever use of the sketch - love the map paper too.
What makes me happy? My kids' smiles on family days :o)

Stephanie M said...

I love your embellishment cluster.

Tammy said...

Going to the beach makes me happy, I just came home yesterday after a few days there. I love your LO, love how you made it two pages. Cute bunny ears by the way!! : )

Heike said...

Very nice layout.
what makes me happy is a warm snuggly cat

lawsonbl said...

Love the layout!

LauraB said...

Wow- love your layout! It inspires me to make one of all the places I've lived as well! Lots of things make me happy, when it comes to scrapbooking, it's making a layout and actually liking it when I finish it. Sometimes, I have to come back to it days later before I can say that I truly like it. (I am my worst critic!)

Nancy said...

I like your pages, the map, and that these sketches are so easy to work with! What I like? a little whimsy too :)

~Denise said...

Love the map on your layout!

Barbara said...

What makes me happy, sharing time with my grand babies! I take so many photos that all I have to do is pick up the camera and without saying a word youngest DGD is saying "CHEESE!" LOL!!

I love that you stretched this into a two pager to allow for the map to show - great idea!!

alisonm said...

My Scrappin' Guru.... what can I say but... another winner! I love it!

Sonia said...

Great layout. I love the map theme. Today what maked me happy was when my grandson's team won the game. His smile lite up the baseball field.

Amanda said...

I love your use of the map and your cute pictures! Great job!

remus79 said...

Loved how you made the sketch into a 2 pager. Great embellishments.

Angela L. said...

way to go on making the one page sketch fit your double pager! Awesome layout!!!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Love the 2-pager and that you used a map to bring it all together. What makes me happy? The phone call I just got from my son in the Marines. I live for those phone calls!

Tara said...

the world map paper is perfect for your page! my new daughter makes me very happy!

bakscrap said...

I just love that you made it a double. I prefer to make 2-page sketches most of the time. Let's see, what makes me happy? my children, coffee, springtime, scrapping, so many things, life is good!

christine said...

Love this layout and how you made a two pager! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nicole said...

Love that you made this into a two pager and the use of the map is genius! Great work! As fr what makes me happy... my kids, feeling like I accomplished something, and my hobby that I love!

Courtney said...

Scrapbooking makes me happy. So does my family and all the creative ideas I'm leaving this bloghop with!

Jac said...

This layout is amazing...love the way you used the sketch, the map paper, and the creativity! Great job!

ZoezMom said...

As always, Jennifer, you inspire me! I love your style and your two-page take on the sketch!

Ashley Horton said...

Amazing use of the sketch Jennifer!! You are so talented at turning a single-pager into a double pager! I love how you used the map-print paper and added just a few photos! And the little journaled tags on each of your photos is so fun!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

great idea for a layout , nice to see all those retro pictures

jhibbs said...

Really liked how you incorporated the map into the layout as well as how you made it into a 2-page layout. Very nice!

Toby said...

Oh that is sooo cool using a map as a background paper! I seriously would have never thought of that!

Dana L Cheney said...

Love how you made the sketch into a two pager, love it.
Spending fun quality time with my kids makes me so very happy!

LouAnn said...

Scrapbooking makes me happy!

I love how your turned the sketch into a two pager.

DanaMK said...

What a neat take on the sketch! Love the topic of your layout!

What makes me happy? A yummy cup of coffee on a cold morning, playing with my kiddos, travelling to a new place and exploring.

skeeteror said...

Love how you turned the sketch into a two-pager to accomodate more photos! Great layout!

What makes me happy? Since we are retired and empty-nesters, having our kids and grandkids here for a week-end makes me happy! LOL! ~Bev~

Nicole B said...

Awesome pages! My little munchkin makes me happy, even when he's screaming!

Sue Bone said...

Love your laout. I love that this blog hop has found my mojo. :)

Sarah said...

Love that you made it into a two pager! Your travel page is awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! (something that makes me happy: the sound of my kids laughing...it's the best sound in the world!)

Noey said...

Very cool layout. How you used the paper on the left is so unexpected. My brain is racing with ideas after seeing this, so thank you!

Tamytha said...

Love how you made the one page sketch into a two page layout. I especially love the theme of your layout. Neat idea. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

Ruth said...

my kids make me happy. thanks for the terrific interpretation of the sketch as a 2pager - genius.

Karina said...

What makes me happy ? Tulips in spring !!! Tulips are my favorite flowers !!!

Thanks for the chance to win !!!

Rodriguez Family said...

Now that is a uniquely awesome page - I'll be ooking at that one over and over. SO COOL! Thanks for sharing with us.

Pokey Puppy said...

So much makes me happy! From Spring flowers to my family... Had to smile at your comments - you got me thinking about Archiver's. Isn't that the greatest store? Just went to my very first crop there (my daughter talked me into it). Way out of my "comfort zone" but had a great time. Thanks for your post!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

My dogs make me happy.

Terri said...

Great layout

Tammy said...

Love your page, Jennifer! Love how you stretched it to make it into a 2-pager but still left lots of breathing room. Love that map paper. Love the whole idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

Love, love, love!

Beth said...

Love the LO!
Something that makes me happy is snuggling with the kitty that we recently adopted from a rescue agency. She has brought some happiness back into the family! (We recently lost my mother.) Can't wait to scrap more pages of her using the sketches. Winning one of the books would be great!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Et said...

Great layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deanie said...

Oooh la la! This is fabulous! Happiness to me is being in regular contact with family who mostly live overseas! Precious.

Anonymous said...

Great LO!!! My family makes me happy and scrapbooking :) !
Connie O.

GrafixGirl said...

A very cool take on creating a double page layout out of the sketch. Really works well withe overseas subject - Have to pin this!

CodyandTraci said...

What a great layout!

Tootie said...

Love this layout, I will have to remember this I have lot of vacation photos. thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Totally LOVE your layout Jennifer! What a clever idea for adding a map ... I love maps! I'll have to borrow this idea.

I've just come inside ... so at this moment, trees and bees and even the spring rain makes me happy!

Moongirl said...

I absolutely LOVE this layout!!! I love the 2nd page and that it left room for that big map. Awesome design. And great topic.

Devra said...

Love your LO! Another great way to change it up.
Something that makes me happy? Sunshine, a good book, and my children's smiles!

Judy said...

Great 2 page layout!

Right now something that makes me happy is the beautiful flowering tree that's right outside my scraproom window.

momtotucknlexi said...

Today I watched my 8yo play soccer and that made me happy to see his joy even though his team lost...I really like your 2pg look. TFS
Michelle

Lisa P said...

This is so cute. Totally great two page layout.

Tracey said...

Love that you pulled it out to a 2-pager! Fabulous layout!

Cynthia B. said...

How COOL that you were able to scrap then-and-now pics! Love the OA Boarding pass map paper, and love how you converted this to a 2-pager.

Something that makes me happy? Watching my kids laugh together.
Doesn't happen too much - they're in the tween sibling rivalry brother/sister stage...soon to be the teen stage (yikes!), so I'm glad when they can actually LIKE each other!

dawn said...

WOW, love the layout and the way your used it. How fun to include the map.

I try to find something new everyday to make me happy since family, scrapping, ALLISON DAVIS, food makes me happy all the time.
Today was being so warmly greeted and cared for at our church. Next would be the newborn kitty's at my sisters house, 5 little furbabies.

Thanks for the chance to win!

lynda said...

I think your layout is great - I like the theme & love that map!

mthata said...

Nice layout.

cutiephinphin said...

Awesome LO... totally love your take on the sketch.

Having beautiful weather, eating yummy food, traveling, completing a LO or a card makes me happy. I love taking joy in simple things as much as big things.

Laureen said...

Great use of the map on your LO! FAB!

Missy said...

Love the way you turned it into a 2-pager! That's always the problem I have when trying to use a 1 page sketch!

Cathy A. said...

nice layout...love the use of the map.

Bethany Rielage said...

This is a really neat take on making this sketch into a two-page layout. Thanks for sharing!

debbi said...

Stretching this layout to 2 pages in order to allow most of the map paper to show was a great way to use this sketch!

Michele said...

Lovely layout. Something that makes me happy: sloppy kisses from my four year old son. :D

"Girl" said...

Finding great scrappin' inspiration on line makes me happy. Loved your layout!!!

Selenaintx

Susan said...

Scrapbooking makes me happy and reading of course!!

Laurel said...

Hi Jennifer, great question....Taking TONS of photos makes me happy. Then turning those photos into scrapbook layouts I can share with my family is the ultimate happiness. I am addicted!

Mandi said...

Great page. I love the map.

Ilse said...

Great LO, thanks for sharing!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Awesome layout! love the map--Spring and my three kids make me happy.

Ines said...

another great 2-page LO

sharon said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I love the map and how you made it a two pager, and how you highlighted all the wonderful stops in your road of life!!! :) I too have lived all over the world, and what a wonderful way to document it!!! Very inspirational!

Virginia said...

You did an awesome turning the sketch into 2 pages Jennifer! Love how you kept the map and connected it to the design over the 2 pages!

The Mancilla Family said...

Very cool 2 pager!!!

ScrapsofMe said...

Thanks for the inspiration.
Pam

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