Monday, June 03, 2013

Let the hopping begin!



We're so glad you're joining us for Scrapbook Generation's first ever blog hop, organized by Ruth Bonser, one of our scrapbooking friends from Australia. We have almost 30 bloggers participating, and they'll each be sharing a layout made from one of SG's sketches.

The bloggers will be letting you know where the sketch they used is available: one of SG's books, one of the downloads, or from sister site Sketch Support. All of the SG sketch products can be purchased in our online store -- click here to shop. And don't forget that we also provide a free sketch to download each month!

We'll start things off here at SG with a layout from me, Debbie Sanders.

This is what I love about our sketches...freedom. Freedom to make them what you want them to be. Freedom to concentrate on your story instead of measurements and positions. Freedom to pick out the papers you love and the photos you love and know -- without a doubt -- that when you've cut and adhered and trimmed and inked, the final product will be something you'll be proud of. Always.


Some of you may recognize this sketch. It's an Allison Davis creation available in a Halloween bundle of sketches, quotes, titles, and embellishment patterns in our online store by clicking here. (I highly recommend any of her seasonal bundles -- they are packed full of goodies and offered for an amazing price.)


I loved what Allison did with the witches hats. But here's where the fun comes in! Why can't those three large cone-shaped pieces be birthday hats, like my layout? Or Christmas trees, or megaphones, or whatever you want them to be?!


To try to make my birthday hats stand out from the background even more, I used a heart border punch to create a zigzag border for each hat. If you look closely, you can see the hearts are turned upside down. And because I wanted to focus on three photos only, I left off three smaller photos that the sketch showed.

It's been so much fun sharing my layout with you. I know I need to do that more often! We're so grateful to Ruth for this great idea of blogging and hopping once every quarter! If you want to join the list of bloggers for next time, let Ruth know. She can be contacted at this address: ruth.bonser@gmail.com.

As for the June blog hop, leave a comment on this blog and on each involved, and one lucky winner will get to choose a sketch bundle from SG's online store. The winner will be drawn on June 10, so you have a week to leave a comment.

Ruth Bonser is next up in the blog hop. You'll find her here: http://scrapmachine.com/ 

Here's a list of the Sketch Lovers blogs in case you need to refer to it again.
Scrapbook Generation blog - http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/
Ruth - http://scrapmachine.com/
Michelle - http://ownerofchanel.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://nicolesscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Cécil http://isbahashome.blogspot.fr/
Brenda - http://roseblossomlegacies.com/
Wanda - http://sketch-lovers.blogspot.com/
Deborah - http://scrappingmycrazylife.blogspot.com/

49 comments:

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love it! love colors you use here

Scrapthat said...

You should share more often Debbie!! I especially love that you AND Allison shared together....one- anyone that knows and loves Ali's style knows that she loves a nice clean BG but I Love that you like to use a PP in place of the plain BG....different look and feel!
TFS Love BOTH LOs ladies! :D

hrk_md said...

Wow so excited to explore all the blogs and see the different interpretations of the sketches. Love the birthday hats and the way you made the border.

Isbaha said...

Thanks for ideas about this sketch !
Your layout is beautiful, I love the colors !

shutterbuggin said...

Gorgeous layout Debbie. It's definitely one I'll be trying my hand at. I love how versatile it is.

Nicole B said...

Love your layout Debbie! You always pick such cute papers. And I love your title area. Off to hop!

Steffanie said...

Love, love, love your party layout! I have those papers...just might have to lift this!

Alisha B said...

Your colors are very happy just like the pictures good job. I want to try this sketch for Christmas

Devra said...

Love your LO and the ideas on how to change it up!

Laureen said...

Debbie, FAB double layout you did! I love it! Fist thing I noticed was the bright colours! Yes! Yes! Please do share more of your layouts! Love your title!

wteagon said...

Debbie, this looks great! I love that particular paper collection for birthdays. Your party hats are very cute and I especially like your extra embellishments on your journaling tag. It's very cute!

The Mancilla Family said...

Cant wait to get inspired!

powerscrapper said...

I have this paper collection and your kit using the same line so can't wait to copy your layout! Love the hats! Thanks for sharing.

Kim B. said...

I love how you used the heart border upside down. I didn't even notice it at first but I love that idea. Great layout as always!!

smcl said...

Really like your LO & think it is genius how you switched the Halloween LO around.

Casandra Bennett said...

Everyone did a beautiful job. Smooth blog hop, too!

Diane said...

Awesome Debbie (as usual). I always love your work but I especially appreciated the narrative. For example, I never would have thought of using a heart punch upside down. LOVE your ideas.

Mandi said...

Love the layouts. Clever idea with the party hats.

M Salazar said...

I'm thinking party hats are a must on my next birthday layout. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

I like how you showed the versatility of hats, trees, etc.
great blog hop.

scrappingrammi said...

Great ;layout and I love the tips for future use!!!

Sharica Ausler said...

Wow. I love how she made it hers! Awesome

Sharica Ausler said...

Awesome. Love how you can see the main layout but its all new!

Sharica Ausler said...

I really like this layout! And how YOU made it YOU

GLOANN said...

Love that you made party hats of the Christmas trees. Innovation! so easy with the sketches. I don't think I could scrap without them.

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing. Super cute!

Ruth said...

thank you for making a layout for this blog hop, I love to see your work, Debbie!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love your version of the sketch...neat party hats, great colors, & loving the heart trim! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

I love this pattern, and I so appreciate and really, really like these examples!

nursela said...

Love what you did with the heart punch to make party hats from the witch hats!

Pink Dalmatians said...

I love this new take on the layout! Your words were perfect and exactly how I feel about usuing sketches. When I can change them to make them uniquely mine I'm thrilled to see the results! Thanks for kicking off this hop!

kelly said...

As always, wonderful layouts. Love them.

Scrapbook Generation said...

Thanks so much, everyone! The heart punch was just one of those things that was done out of desperation -- no zigzag punch in sight, so I tried to "think out of the box." -- Debbie

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome blog hop....great inspirations of so many wonderful scrappers!

Andrea Green said...

Awesome birthday layout!!! Love the colours and those big party hats - genius!! Thank you for sharing and I am excited to "hop" along - LOVE SG sketches!!!

Sharlene said...

Beautiful page. I love the plaid paper to use as a background. It brought up the pictures as focal point. Great blog hop.

bakscrap said...

It has been awhile since I have done a blog hop. Sounds like fun! I love everything I see on this site! Thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda said...

I love the sketches that you guys develop-that's all I use to scrap! I love your layout--the colors are amazing!

dlhfks said...

What a fun blog hop. Can't wait for the next one.

bakscrap said...

I made it all the way around. what fun seeing all the layouts. Look forward to the next blog hop.

Pammie Kay said...

I love your layout..and thanks for the tip about the heart punch. Clever!

Stacey Barrows said...

Nice layout. Thanks for sharing it.

Stacey Barrows said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

~Denise~ said...

Your layout is so full of perfect birthday colours! Love the sketch, you're right, it is so full of ideas and possibilities! I've always felt like I have to make little die cuts from the cricut machine... until I saw your layout I realize I could make big die cuts and still use 'em on my layouts! I'll definitely try that in the near future. Beautiful layout!

Christel said...

I love how you turned a Halloween layout into a birthday one. I love and use SG sketches all the time. <3

gmlindsey said...

Great layout. Always love your layouts

Andrea Green said...

Whoo hoo!! Just finished the hop (at least I think so, the last stop was not labelled as part of the hop??), and what FUN it was!!! So much talent and inspiration - my Pinterest board got flooded ;-) Hoping to hop with you next time!!!

Devra said...

finally finished the hop. Amazed at the complete diverse group of LOs that were featured and how truly versatile SG sketches are!

Jenny said...

Everyone did a fab job! But did anyone have trouble on the last blog...I couldn't figure out which post was for the blog hop. Please let me know, because I want to go back and leave a comment!

 
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