Sunday, September 01, 2013

Let the hopping begin!


We're so glad you're joining us for Scrapbook Generation's second blog hop, organized by Ruth Bonser, a talented scrapbooker who calls Australia home. We have almost 25 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.


The layout I'm sharing today was made from a sketch that is part of the "6x6 Paper Pad" online class by Allison Davis. On an independent scrapbooking forum, over 60 ladies have been taking Allison's class...together! They've allowed me to join in the class, and so far, I've completed four of the sketch layout assignments.

I made a few changes, the main one being the number of photos. For this topic, I had less than the sketch showed, but it was easy to alter to fit what I had available. I also moved the journaling area from the top of the page to the bottom, and used it to combine journaling and embellishing. I added embellishments and expanded the title area, and created a visual triangle by adding a smaller embellishment area at top right. For me, this is a never-fail format -- a visual triangle is the perfect way to unify a double-page layout.

My tip for working with patterned paper: When I'm choosing papers, I make sure that the ones that will have titles or embellishments layered over them are small patterns or tone-on-tone patterns that won't compete with the items I'll be placing on them. In the layout above, I used the boldest pattern in an area that I knew would be left "empty."

Thanks to Allison for creating such a useful, inspiring class that shows a ton of ways to get more mileage out of those cute, almost irresistible 6x6 paper pads. For more information about the "6x6 Paper Pad" class by Allison Davis, click here

I'm glad to have the chance to share my layout with you. We're so grateful to Ruth for this great idea of blogging and hopping once every quarter, and to all the bloggers who are participating! 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 September 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 September 9, 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/ 

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs:
Scrapbook Generation blog - http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/

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28 comments:

Laureen said...

Debbie, beautiful layout! Very neat cut and love the colours you used! Awesome topic to scrap about... your mom and you! I have been "eyeing" on using 6x6 paper pads on layouts! Good tip on working with the patterned paper, it was a good review for me! Love your title cluster!

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GLOANN said...

Debbie, love your LO. I am one of those enjoying the class with Janet being our fine enthusiastic leader!

Scrapthat said...

I love this LO and your choice of colors!! TFS:D

Stacey Barrows said...

I love SG Blog hops. It is so much fun to see everyone's versions of your sketches. I love all of your sketches. Thanks Scrapbook Generation

Crafty Daisy said...

Great use of 6x6 paper pads. I have a stack of these and I'm always challenged on how to use them.

Ines said...

Great LO, perfect idea to use all my 6x6, thank you

Lynne said...

Love the LO and the idea for using 6 X 6 paper pads! Thanks!

jordanbev5 said...

What a great idea on using 6x6 papers!!!

justasiam said...

I was very taken with your layout...the colours and way you put everything together turned out very pleasing to the eye!

Laurie said...

Thanks for organizing the bloghop--I love this LO!

Hello! said...

Love the layout... and tips too! Will definitely be thinking about how the patterns fit together more - makes sense... checking out the 6x6 pad class next...
Thanks for sharing the F-U-N!!

Pink Dalmatians said...

Debbie I'm a huge fan of yours and Allison's so I love doing this hop for SG! I have to say you didn't disappoint. I love this lo and the papers and pics are perfect. Also thanks for the tip on the pattern paper and title!

shutterbuggin said...

Debbie, you always have the most gorgeous layouts. Love your take on this assignment and I've thoroughly enjoyed taking the 6x6 class with all my peeps. Can't wait for the next round.

Casandra Bennett said...

It was a very nice hop.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh, mine how beautiful your layout is.. love the B & W layout..

always such an inspiration..

Janelle H. said...

The colors on your page are beautiful and I love your embellishment clusters!

Joan T said...

This is awesome! And thanks for the tip on selecting patterned paper!

Sherri said...

Fun layout. Awesome blog hop

Deb said...

Love the layout! I haven't yet done a great job of altering sketches to fit what I have - I'm too much of a follower! :)

bakscrap said...

Love your layout Debbie. I have the 6"x6" bundle. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chark said...

love a hop! came from Mandi's blog, off to do the whole hop!

Isbaha said...

Such a beautiful layout, so tender, and lovely colors !

Steffanie said...

Love the black & white photos with these soft blues and yellows. Such a classy layout and a great way to use those 6x6 pads. I really need to take this class!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

A gorgeous layout by Debbie...beautiful colors & photos! Off to finish the blog hop!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Thought I would let you know the blog for Alisha-layoutaday is not working! Thanks

Sharlene said...

So gorgeous layout. Lovely colours of papers. I have to remind myself to use 6 by 6 papers. They work wonder on any sketch

Andrea Green said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout, Debbie!!! I have so many 6x6 paper pads and now I know how to use some of them up :-) Another fabulous hop!!

 
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