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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop + Giveaway

If you are just starting at my blog, make sure you begin at the Sketch Support blog to begin the hop!

Each member of the Creative Team was given this sketch to work with that can be found in the new Sketches for Scrapbooking: One Page Sketches - Vol. 2.


Here is what I came up with using the sketch. I had a lot of fun scrapping a recent trip that my sister and I took to Jamba Juice together. We tried out some mystery flavors that we have never tried before: Sour Patch Kids & Skittles. Both were pretty yummy!

Taking a Chance @ Jamba

Supplies - Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Echo Park, BoBunny; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard alphabet (Jamba): Bella Blvd.; Sticker alphabet (taking a chance @)): American Crafts; Chalk Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink; Embellishments: Jamba Juice Menu

And now a little about me...

How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapbooking since I was 11 years old! My mom came home from a Creative Memories party and I was hooked!

Why did you start scrapbooking? It was a fun creative outlet for me and I also liked that it got the pictures out of the boxes and into scrapbook albums.

What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook? I can scrapbook anytime during the day but I probably scrapbook at night the most. I seem to be inspired the most then.

How often do you scrapbook? It really depends on what is going on in my life. For instance this is the first scrapbook page I've created since October I think! Typically I like to get some scrapbooking in every week.

Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like? Oh boy! My scrapbooking supplies have taken over my second bedroom. It really is my crafting space. I usually scrapbook on the floor, the kitchen table, the coffee table or all three if I have multiple projects going on. It seems like there is always creative chaos going on in my apartment.

When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...hanging out with friends, watching "Lark Rise to Candleford", reading, taking walks, etc.

What is your favorite thing about using sketches? That I know the dimensions of everything! It really takes a lot of the guess work out which I love.

What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support? How could I honestly choose just one! My favorite ones tend to be the ones that isnpire me the most and I end up with great looking scrapbook pages. I think that would cover every single sketch I've used!

And now for the giveaway! I have one Sketches for Scrapbooking: One Page Sketches - Vol. 2 to give to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing about using sketches. I will pick a winner on Wednesday and announce the winner on Thursday. Good luck!

Now head over to Jennifer Larson's awesome blog! She always comes up with amazing scrapbook layouts! You won't be disappointed!

131 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Fun page!! :D TFS

Patricia said...

Love the fun look of your page! Great bright colors! I love that sketches give everyone a starting point but allows for everyone's own creativity! Thanks for the chance!

Scraphop said...

Very cute page! I love the bright colors and I also love to see "everyday" pages!

Marcia Scantlin said...

So what is Jamba? Like your colorful layout.

Mary Bez said...

Love the colors and the fun this page captures!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

dlhfks said...

Great layout. The color combo is fantastic!!

PattiM said...

Awesome, lo! I love using sketches because it takes less time for me to scrap and I can create more lo's instead.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

reen said...

I like your layout, its the simple fun things in life you'll enjoy looking back on in 10 or 20 years. Its pretty too.

MousEarz said...

Perfect colors for the topic...and now I want a Jamba!

Sarah said...

Thanks, love the bright colors and fun topic on your LO! I love that sketches are a jumping point, you can copy exactlty if it works or I am feeling uncreative or I can totally mix it up however to work for me and that's great too!

Darcy said...

missed your layout on the first pass, love what you did! TFS

Beth Hallgren said...

Congrats on being chosen for the Sketch Support team! What a fun layout!

Angela said...

I love the colors you chose for this layout! They are bright and fun, like your Jamba Juice trip!

Sindi J said...

Beautiful layout! I love the bright colors!

Shelley said...

Very cute LO. I love the bright colors & the fun pics.

Lynette said...

Love your bright and happy take on the sketch. Glad that you are back and better...it is good to get to know you a little better through your blog.

Julie B said...

What a colorful layout! I have to start adding more color to my layouts. Thank you for the inspiration!

Lora Zimmerman said...

what a fun page

Nichol said...

what a fun colourful LO

LindaR said...

Fun page!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great page! Love how colorful and bright it is. My favorite thing about using sketches is that they often get me to look at my photos in a different way.

Stephanie said...

Cute layout! I love sketches because it gives me a starting point and I can take it in any direction I want to :)

latoya said...

great layout!

Sandy T said...

Such fun colors! Love that it is just an everday layout.

Tracy said...

Love your bright and colorful page!!

Anonymous said...

Love ur colorblocking. Love sketches for a base idea for changing up a bit. Marsha harleydavidson95th@yahoo.com

Lona said...

I love the colors in your layout. I love everything about Allison't sketches. They have helped me step out of my comfort box and use more patterned papers.

Life in the Heavrin house said...

I love how easy it is to use sketches. Cute layout!

Lisa said...

Glad I stopped back by I missed you on my first hop thru!! Love the color combo!

wteagon said...

I got started scrapbooking the same way! My mom went to a CM party and I'm the one that got hooked! That was years ago and I still feel like I haven't learned or tried all that I have wanted to. The page you did is lovely. The bright colors stand out nicely against the white cardstock and the drink is a very cute embellishment!!

Sue said...

Great layout! I love how you can use the sketch any way you want. Looking forward to seeing more of your work on Sketch Support.

Fred said...

I love sketches, because it almost always results in a layout I love.

Thank you for the inspiration!

Stephanie M said...

Love the colors you used. What a great day!

blsd2scrp said...

I love your work! I love that sketches can be flipped or stay the same! very cool!

mimisimon said...

I love using sketches because they are so versatile and take some of the work out of scrapping to make it faster.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Fun colors! I love the title!

Suzy said...

Awesome layout Melissa - I love the bright colors! 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...

Such a fun layout - love the colors! Sketches give me a framework and allow me to be creative with paper and embellishment choices.

Charlene F said...

Sour patch kids jamba juice? Really, it was good?? Love the bright colors on your layout.

Sketches help be "chose" paper from my vast supply.

Steffanie said...

Really cute and colorful layout! Love the cup embellishment! I use sketches because they give me a place to start. The initial planning is done for me, even if I choose to change a few things. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself and the chance to win!

csewy said...

Very cute! Love your version of today's sketch and the cute cup!

Jenny said...

My favorite thing about using sketches is the TIME they save me!!! Especially now that I found Sketch Support and Alison Davis sketches!

Unknown said...

Darlene R.

Love sketches, I need all the help I can get.

Jimjams said...

Fun page - I love sketches because they are a great starting point - flip/rotate/reflect/shrink/expand - they can be used over & over for inspiration.

HeatherK said...

Very cute page, wow scrapping since 11 that is some staying power. Great colors and I had no idea they used those things at Jamba Juice. You learn something everyday.

Tammy said...

What a fun page, I love the colors and the photos! I use sketches as a starting point every time I do a LO. Sometimes you can tell it's the sketch, and sometimes you can't! : )

Heike said...

using sketches makes scapping easier because you dont have to think about the design

LauraB said...

Thank you for letting us get to know you better, very fun layout! Sketches are a great starting point, although I never follow them exactly!

Nancy said...

i love that sketches make it so easy to do the pages. Yours looks great and such a happy time with your sister :)
The photo in the post below looks like a heart shaped path :) lovely video too!

~Denise said...
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~Denise said...

Love your layout!

Barbara said...

Sketches are lifesavers for me! My time is limited and I love to preserve those memories and sketches allow me the time to get in and get it done with style!

alisonm said...

Another bright and colorful Lo along the blog hoppy trail! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sonia said...

The use of bright colors makes the picture pop on the layout.

I use sketches as a starting point for when I get stuck.

Sonia said...

The bright colors makes the picture pop on your layout.

I use sketches as a starting point when I get stuck.

Amanda said...

Love the bright colors that you used and how your title looks! Great job!

remus79 said...

Love the colors your used!

Angela L. said...

Thank you for sharing your fun layout on this blog hop...... Great color combination!

Tulip Scrapper said...

Perfect papers for a visit to Jamba Juice! I have to admit, I've never had one . . . I'm addicted to Starbucks, and I really don't need another addiction. I would love a copy of the one-page layouts, as I am finding I'm doing a lot of those lately!

Tara said...

My favorite thing about using sketches is I can get my page done so much quicker!

bakscrap said...

LOve the bright colors you used for your layout. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

christine said...

Love the paper you used in your layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole said...

Great page! Your paper choices are perfect for your photos! Love it!

Courtney said...

I love sketches because I don't always have a lot of time, and they enable me to get going right away. Even when I deviate from the sketch in the end.

Jac said...

Love all those gorgeous colors on the white background!

ZoezMom said...

Cute take on the sketch!

Ashley Horton said...

Really fun take on the sketch, Melissa!! I love the bright colored papers you used and the contrast of the black alphas in your title!!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

fun layout...great colours

jhibbs said...

What a fun layout! And now I am thirsty for a Jamba Juice!

Toby said...

Awesome page! Great, bright colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandra said...

I love everything about the page the bright colors the variation in the lettering, and the fun title. I love using sketches because it cuts my planning time in half. I can be creative but I usually have a couple of false starts. When I use a sketch I can jump right in and get a page finished in no time.

Dana L Cheney said...

Very fun layout! I love sketches as I dont have to think, I can whip it up so much faster following a sketch and have fun doing it.

Linda said...

Glad you documented a fun event with your sister.

LouAnn said...

What a fun page. I think I'd be a bit skeptical of those flavors too.

skeeteror said...

Love the fun colors you used! They really compliment your fun pics! I like sketches because they are a good starting point and are very versatile. You can use them as is or get as creative as you like! ~Bev~

Nicole B said...

Looks like such a fun time with your SIS, cute page!

Sarah said...

Love all the bright colours on your layout, and the juice instructions are awesome! My favourite thing about sketches is that they can be so open to interpretation. I don't scrap without em now ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue Bone said...

Great photos, fun layout.

Noey said...

Such a cute layout!

Tamytha said...

Love the colors of your layout. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

Ruth said...

awesome colours!!

Karina said...

I love how different two pages can be, but both based on the same sketch !!!

Thanks for the chance to win !!!

Rodriguez Family said...

Great page - love the bright colors!

Pokey Puppy said...

Sketches give my layout a head start. Too many pictures and where to put them? When I stumbled on Allison's, I found my answer!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I haven't used sketches before but it looks like a way to get those creative juices flowing.

Terri said...

Great colors

Tammy said...

Fun layout! I love the colors and the great photos. The title really stands out too. Everything is great! :)

Unknown said...

A very fun page

Beth said...

It is so amazing to see each creative team members take on the sketch. Each one has its own personality and uniqueness about it. Great job!

Et said...

Love how bold and bright your layout is.

Deanie said...

Sketches are my life-saver! Would hardly know where to start without one! Your layout is really bright. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fun colors! Love using sketches a starting point takes away the guess work of placement for me!
Connie O.

GrafixGirl said...

Absolutely love jamba Juice! Thanks for sharing!

CodyandTraci said...

This is so fun, thank you!

Tootie said...

love it can't wait to see more. thanks.

Moongirl said...

I love your take. The papers are so Skittle like. That sounds yummy. I love sketches because it takes some of the thinking out when I am busy and I have been very busy.

Devra said...

Fun LO! I like using sketches because they give me a starting place. I can use the sketch exactly, or switch it up a bit. They can be so versatile just by turning it or expanding it to a 2page.

Judy said...

Great layout - love the colors!

Sketches are just the perfect way to get you over that "blank page" block and get the scrappin' mojo working. Plus using the sketch over time & again and never looking the same twice.

momtotucknlexi said...

I really like how you added one more strip. I plan to do that as well. TFS
Michelle

Lisa P said...

Great job. Love the colorful pp's on this page.

Tracey said...

Such a fun page!!

Cynthia B. said...

hmmm...a sour patch smoothie? You're brave! ;) But so glad you were able to incorporate these bright colors - and even the Jamba symbol into your page. Fun take on the sketch!

dawn said...

How cute and colorful this page is. My kids love trying new flavors of things, not me though.

Thanks for the chance to win.

blupixy said...

Love how bright and colorful this layout is! Very fun! Thanks for sharing!

mthata said...

Cute layout! Love the colors...perfect for jamba juice.

mthata said...

Fun layout! Perfect colors for Jamba Juice.

cutiephinphin said...

I love the colors you used on your layout. The colors just go so well with your photos. Sketches help me by reducing the time spent on planning my layouts.

Laureen said...

Colorful LO you created! FAB!

Missy said...

Never had Jamba Juice...now I want to try some! Love these colors!

debbi said...

Such fun colors.

debbi said...

Such fun colors.

Cathy A. said...

Really like the color combination in your layout.

Bethany Rielage said...

I love the bright colors that you used on your layout. Thanks for sharing!

debbi said...

What fun colors!

Thomas said...

This is a beautiful layout. I know everyone else has said it, but I love the colors. I got into scrapbooking about 7 years ago when I started dating my wife. She is a really good scrapbooker. Love the layout!

Michele said...

Cute layout, never think to take photos of that type of stuff, thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Almost forgot to say I love sketches because I don't have to think so hard to be creative. :D

Anonymous said...

cute layout. Sandy

"Girl" said...

Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration!!!

Selenaintx

Laurel said...

Jamba juice is the best! Fun to go and try a new one..The classic banana berry is my favorite.

I start with the photos I'd like to scrapbook, figure out how many I have then pull out my sketch book and flip through till I find the perfect one. It makes the layout part of the planning so fun and easy! Then I can focus on the rest of the layout (selecting papers & photos). Allison's are my favorite sketches!

Mandi said...

I love the bold colors on this.

Michele said...

What a fun LO!! And I will definitely be borrowing that color combo!

My favorite part of using sketches is that it takes away the hardest part of scrapping for me. It helps me avoid the design headaches! :)

Ilse said...

Great LO, thanks for sharing!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the bright colors you use in your layout. I love to use sketches bc it is time saver for me when I want to create layotu instead of thinking of how i want to place pictures.

Ines said...

great colors, and pics

sharon said...

Very nice l/o! I haven't ever tried Jamba juice, I think I might have to now. :) Your little "cup" is great....

Virginia said...

Fabulous page Melissa you scrapped of such fun memories with your sister. Those drinks sound yummy!

AndreaFriebus said...

This is such a bright, happy, and fun page! I love how your colors and accents reinforce the theme. I'm definitely going to have to try the Skittles flavor now!!

The Mancilla Family said...

Pretty LO! Great colors!

ScrapsofMe said...

Love your bright colors.....cheered me right up!
Pam