Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sketch Support Blog Hop!!

ETA: the draw for the Sketch Support books is now closed - I'll post the winner's name on Thursday the 19th. Good luck!!!

I guess if you have found yourself here either: A) the link from Megan's blog worked or B) you recently found out that I've started blogging! Either way I'm thrilled that you stopped by.

As mentioned in my previous post, Sketch Support is hopping around to each Creative Team Member in a 'Get to Know You' celebration. What are we celebrating? Two new Sketch Support books!!! Yay!!

One Page Sketches Volume II and Travel Sketches are new releases this Spring. Be sure to check them out!! They are AWESOME!!

For those of you close by, you can purchase these and other Sketch Support books direct from me, or even better, leave a comment at the bottom of this long post for your chance to WIN!!

That's right I'll be drawing two random names from all those who leave a comment. And so are all the other Creative Team Members!

As well, each of the CT Members are posting their takes on the following sketch from the new One Page Sketches Vol. II. You can see my layout below.

It's not hard to tell that I've rotated the sketch with the square photos on the bottom and rather than the journal block on the left, I've added my story around the centre of the layout.








I hand cut the arrows out of chipboard and covered them in ripped pieces of Heidi Swapp number tape (I've been hording that stuff forever!). I scuffed up the surface after all the tape was adhered and then inked over top with Ranger's Distress Ink. I love how it turned out.

Now, for the 'get to know you' questions:

How long have you been scrapbooking?

I’ve been scrapbooking for 12 years. I was 8 months pregnant with my first daughter when I attended my very first scrapbooking home party and it got me; hook, line and sinker!!
Why did you start scrapbooking?

I started scrapbooking mainly because I was looking for a way to document the birth and ‘firsts’ of my new baby’s life but quickly became so much more than that.
What is your favourite time of day to scrapbook?

Tee-Hee, I have to laugh at this one!! Any time is a good time to scrapbook!!
But if I have to pick one particular time of day I would say at night. I am a night owl!! I love it when everyone else is asleep and the house is quiet. I have been known to stay up all night, and my husband, who gets up really early for work will kiss me good-night in the morning!!

How often do you scrapbook?
A lot more now that I’m part of the Sketch Support Creative Team! I can tell when I haven’t created something for a few days…I get cranky and irritable. It’s called PMS or Person-Must-Scrapbook! LOL!!

Where you do scrapbook/what does your space look like?


I’m really lucky to have my own studio (aka extra bedroom) where I can stash all my things. I’ve got shelves and baskets, buckets, bins full of supplies and tools. My work table is pretty large with all my must have’s at my fingertips. I’m a messy scrapper though so I end up working in a tiny little area of the desk with my stuff piled all over.
When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...

….doing anything creative. I love to make things; from fabric flowers, to felted handbags, to scarves. If I find something neat in a magazine or online I love to recreate it making it my own; to just play and experiment.  
What is your favourite thing about using sketches?

I think sketches are so versatile. You can copy them to the letter or find simple inspiration in them. They take so much of the guess work out of scrapbooking. They have become one of my favourite tools and MUST HAVES when I’m creating. I seriously don’t know how I would even start a page on my own now – and why would I since there are so many Sketch Support Sketches to pick from?
What is your favourite sketch from Sketch Support?

How do you possibly limit the choice to just one? I’ve got at least half a dozen All-Time favourites! I guess if I have to pick just one…it would have to be this one:







And that’s because it’s the one that I submitted to Allison and Sketch Support for my very first Creative Team Call – and I got picked!!! Honestly, my top scrapbooking moment of all time was the email Allison sent congratulating me!!
Thanks Allison and thanks Sketch Support!!!

Be sure to check out Christy Arthur's blog. Christy is next on the hop....so hop on over and check our her layout, answers to her 'get to know you' questions and while you're there, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Sketch Support's new books!!

Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you visit again soon!

Enjoy,
~Janette

128 comments:

  1. Love your layout. So excited to see your future work.

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  2. Yea!!! So excited to see that the link started working! Love your arrow!

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  3. Great layout- I like your take o the sketch!

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  4. Almost missed your clicking spot for the comments. A bit hidden the dark spot there. Love your LO and especially those neat arrows.

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  5. I like your take on the sketch.

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  6. Love that you are not afraid of bold colors! THanks for the cance to win.

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  7. Love your layouts! That friends layout is gorgeous!

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  8. I love your scrapping style, lots of bold, bright colors! So fun!

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  9. Awesome, lo's!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  10. Oh My -- I love your "spin" on the layout!

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  11. I love your take on the first layout and that great hand made arrow! Love your page for the call too, no doubt why Allison picked you! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love those arrows. That technique is fantastic. Great to see the sketch turned on it's side as well; great reminder to look at sketches from all angles.

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  13. Congrats on becoming a Sketch Support Gal! what a great idea for the HS tape! I still have some of it too and may have to borrow your idea :)

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  14. Great LO. The arrows are very cool. Great technique.

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  15. Cute LO! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. missed your layout on the first round, glad you got it posted, it was worth the wait!

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  17. I love how you rotated the sketch to suit your layout. It is great to get to know my fellow Design team members better;-)

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  18. What an exciting layout! I love how the arrows give so much movement to your page! Great design!

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  19. Love how you turned the sketch....great colors and arrow!!

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  20. Love your defination of "PMS"! Have a great weekend :)

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  21. I like to see everyone's take on a sketch. Great layout, I love your homemade embellishment.

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  22. Love the bright colours and the arrows on your LO

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  23. Love the movement feel of your layout!

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  24. I really love those big arrows and how you covered them in tape. Very cool, and I love how the journaling runs around the photos/patterned paper.

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  25. Great layout! Love the bright colors.

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  26. Love the layout, especially that you rotated it.

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  27. I like the colors you used on your layout and I loved how you did your journaling on the outside around the photos and paper. Great job!

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  28. Love, love, love your arrows!! Looks like you found a good use for your treasured number tape!!

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  29. I love the journaling on your Layout. I too have a big work surface which shrinks as my messes get bigger. I have noticed if I try to keep it clean I'm not as creative.

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  30. Love how you used the tape. What a great idea!

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  31. like how you rotated the layout, gives it a different feel

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  32. I love how you flipped the sketch -- and the bright colors!

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  33. very awesome LO! thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Thank you for the inspiration! I'm enjoying all the different takes on the sketch.

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  35. Glad I stopped back,missed you on my first hop thru!! Very creative flipping the sketch.

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  36. Congrats on your new blog and your page is great!!

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  37. Thanks for a look at your creativity!

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  38. Great layouts Janette! Nice to "meet" you. Thanks for sharing :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  39. Love love the pages you create. Can't wait to see more.

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  40. love both of these layouts!!!

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  41. Really like that you flipped the sketch, your layout looks great! Your all time favorite sketch layout is wonderful! It all (photos, papers, embellishments,etc....) all flowed very well together. Beautiful!

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  42. what a fun layout! thanks for letting us get to know you!

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  43. Love the color and movement of your layout! Great techniques, too!

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  44. I'm always flipping sketches - LOVE those arrows!

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  45. Love how bright and cheerful the colors are...it makes the layout stand out. I can understand why Allison picked you for Creative Team. Love the Travel Sketchbook. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

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  46. oooh, I like how you interpreted this sketch, flipped it to make it your own! Also like your journaling!

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  47. Love the bright colors. That what is great about sketches - they rotate!

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  48. Love that you changed it up a bit and the bold colours :) Awesome work!

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  49. Love your LO - the colours are so vibrant! And what a neat way to do that arrow - cool!

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  50. Love the look, the arrows covered with the tape is great.

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  51. i love how you flipped the sketch! The red against the blue is so striking too.

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  52. Like the way you flipped the sketch - I need to do more of that myself! Always inspired by the creative team! Thanks!
    Janelle H.

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  53. Don't ya just love it when you find a use for something you've had forever!! LOVE the arrow and it compliments the layout wonderfully!!

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  54. I love how you rotated the sketch. I do that often when I have a rough idea in my head how I want a layout to look like, and am lucky enough to find a sketch that will work with my idea!

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  55. I never thought to rotate the sketch, very good idea!

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  56. I love the arrows! Great layout.

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  57. Love your layouts...would love to win!

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  58. Love your take on the sketches! Great job!

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  59. Very nice job! Love the great colors you used and how you flipped the sketch!

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  60. I really like the way you rotated the sketch!

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  61. Your layouts are filled with colors and fun!!! Totally love what you did to that chipboard arrow....

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  62. I just love your style, looking forward to seeing more from you.

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  63. Great job - I agree...the versatility of the sketches is endless - Keep it up!

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  64. I have that tape! The Heidi Swapp number tape. I'm been trying to figure out what to do with it, and I never thought of changing the color. Thanks so much!

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  65. I love how you changed the layout of the sketch to suit your photos. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Creative take on the sketch.

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  67. Beautiful work! I can't wait to see more!

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  68. Love that you used pattern paper for one of the 2.5x2.5 squares! Turned out great!

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  69. Love the layout, especially the way you covered the chipboard!

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  70. I love that you flipped the sketch, Janette and the hand cut arrows are so fun!

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  71. Nice take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration!

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  72. I really like how you turned the sketch and I love your big arrows!Looks like a fun time was had! LOL! ~Bev~

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  73. I loved your PMS comment, now I know whats wrong with me, ha ha! Awesome work!

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  74. Like your take on the sketch! Loved your other layout also!!

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  75. Love the arrow and love how you flipped the sketch.

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  76. Congrats on your new DT!! You totally deserve it, your layouts are fabulous! I love the arrows on the first one, they turned out awesome! Welcome to the blog world! Watch out, it's addictive!

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  77. Saving your blog to favs, such cute ideas!

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  78. Your flipped version of the sketch is fantastic! It always amazes me how simply flipping the sketch can give it such a drastically different look! What a wonderful way to get more than one use out of a sketch.

    The sketch you picked as a favorite is one of my favorites too. And I still remember that wonderful layout you sent with your submission. It immediately caught my eye!!

    Thank you so much for being a part of our team! :)

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  79. Love how you flipped the sketch for your layout. The arrows are too cute, also. Thanks for a chance to win. :)

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  80. Love those arrows and it's lovely to see older product being used.

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  81. Hi Janette, Very creative to rotate the photos and put the smaller ones at the bottom. That's a great way to mix it up. I love sketch #19 too!

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  82. love how you flipped the sketch, very cool!

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  83. I love how you rotated the sketch !!!

    Thanks for the chance to win !!!

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  84. I am loving your color combo choices. So glad you have started blogging - always appreciate inspiration based on Allison's sketches. THANK YOU!

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  85. I liked how you flipped the sketch... I need to try that. Also liked your arrows. The tape is a great idea. Thanks!

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  86. love how you flipped the sketch--love the arrows chipboard great idea on using washi tape. tfs.

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  87. I love your layout and the arrow that you created. I get PMS (Person Must Scrapbook), too, lol. I will have to remember that one.

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  88. I like how this sketch looks rotated...also your fave sketch is mine too. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Michelle

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  89. I love those arrows - will definitely give them a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. I love how you flipped the sketch and also the colors that you chose to show off your photos.

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  91. Love your take on the layout and how you flipped the sketch. Also love the journaling around the edge. Very fun layout!

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  92. Love your take on the sketch and how you flipped it.

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  93. I love your arrows and your flip of the sketch!

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  94. Wonderful layout!

    I'm a messy scrapper too. I'm lucky if I can carve out enough space for the two pages of a layout on my big table.

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  95. Love how you flipped the sketch. Thanks for the idea!

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  96. Very cool take on the sketch - flipping it to make it work for your pics. And I LOVE how you did those arrows!

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  97. Love the pattern on the arrows. I love that sketch that is your fave too. Your layout for it was so cool.

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  98. What a cool layout this is. The arrrows and colors and perfect pictures look amazing.

    What a great sketch you used for the DT! How exciting for all the DT members when they get that email from Allison!!Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. I love that you rotated the sketch! A fantastic layout!!

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  100. Great layout! Love what you can do with this sketch.

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  101. Love your layout! I like how you rotated the sketch to fit your photos! Love the use of the tape! I will have to remember that technique!

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  102. Great LO... Love your take on the sketch.

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  103. Love the arrows you created! Fab!

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  104. Nice layout, love the interpretation.

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  105. Love both layouts, but the 2nd one - "friends" - is my favorite. Love the colors and the layout itself!

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  106. Janette, your layouts are always so fun! Love the arrow accents, title, and how you rotated the sketch.

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  107. I love how you rotated the sketch to create your layout. Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Such inspiration!!!! Thanks!!!

    Selenaintx

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  109. Great LO! That red visual triangle really caught my eye. And you fav sketch LO is to die for!

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  110. I love your take on the sketch.

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  111. Thanks for sharing, Janette. Love your take on the sketch. (Also love the diagnosis for what I must have also, PMS! Love it!)

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  112. I love this Layout - great to turn the photo!

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  113. Love the way you turned the LO around, great pics

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  114. Your l/o if fantastic!!! LOVE the colors, and your cut out arrow, but after looking at your site all your l/o's are AMAZING!!! :)

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  115. Janette, your layouts are always so colourful bright! Rotating the sketch is perfect for your portrait photo! I had a giggle at your PMS acronym (person-must-scrapbook)-I may have to steal that one!

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