NSD 2010 1pm Hour: Sketch Challenge by May

Happy National Scrapbook day! I’ve been looking over some of my older pages this week and I found one I wanted to re-visit in design. To join in the celebration with you, I turned it into a sketch and then created a new version to share with you here today.

While the sketch is for 3 1/2 x 5 photos, you can easily adjust the width and height to work for your photos, or even turn the sketch sideways. It would also work well to do a mirror image of the sketch if you’d like a second page to be added on.

supplies: October Afternoon “Fly a Kite” title stickers and patterned paper; Kaiser Craft blue patterned paper; Pink Paislee journaling ticket; Webster’s Pages glitter sparklers, trim, and vintage sparklers ; The Girls’ Paperie striped ribbon; Glitz alpha (round) stickers; American Crafts glitter buttons; Tim Holtz filmstrip; Sakura pen; unknown thread and misc. buttons

I used two 4 x 6 photos and two 4 x 4 photos in my new layout, and because of the patterned paper I used in the background I skipped adding a layer of scallop at the top and bottom and instead went my own way.

Whether you are cropping with friends or at home enjoying all the virtual festivities – I wish you a very happy National Scrapbook Day!


Thanks May for the fabulous sketch! In honor of May’s beautiful sketch and layout above, this hour’s giveaway is from October Afternoon (a brand which she used in the layout) and Lily Bee! Loads of vintage inspired goodness!

The prize pack consists of October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop collection of papers, and Lily Bee’s Three Little Bird Accent rub-ons:

Now doesn’t that just make you want to run over to Stephanie Howell’s blog for some delicious inspiration and start scrapping?

How to Enter:

All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Sunday night, May 2nd, Tuesday night May 4th (deadline extended due to Feedburner delivery issues) telling us if you use sketches or not – and if you do, where do you find them? Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. (Note: If you are reading this post via an RSS subscription, click here and it will take you to the giveaway on the  Scrapbook Update website where you can fill out the comment form at the bottom of the article to enter.)

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116 Responses to NSD 2010 1pm Hour: Sketch Challenge by May

  1. DeDe Vest May 4, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    I use sketches a lot. I get them from lots of different places, but what I find is that I tend to use some of my favorite sketches over and over. When I use different paper, or if I flip the sketch, they just look totally different to me. I like ones that use a lot of photos.

  2. Diane May 4, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    I do not use sketches either, but I do look at the online galleries and for ideas and layouts. Once I have gotten an idea from a picture, sketch, etc. i can get creative and finish up pretty much on my own. Love the creativity and uniqueness of others! Thanks for the ideas.

  3. Kathy J May 4, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    I either use sketches or other layouts and turn them into sketches. I find them online, magazines, or books. I never end up with the exact sketch. I find myself going back to some over and over.

  4. Jena Baker May 4, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    Love it! This stuff is so cute and the layout is a really easy and fun one.

  5. Julie May 4, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    I love to follow the sketches.

  6. Judy Holbrook May 4, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Sketches are a great way to get the imagination started. I will use sketches for inspiration and then, the finished product usually looks nothing like the original sketch. So now I’ve created a new sketch!

  7. Terri Harmon May 4, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I love using sketches and like to use Becky Fleck’s book and cards. I also get sketches from Basic Grey’s page of the month program and occassionally from Creating Keepsakes magazine.

  8. Donna Urban May 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Maybe a little backwards, but I tend to go from layout to sketch for when I want to keep the idea, instead of sketch to layout.

  9. Cynthia Arwood May 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I don’t often use sketches, but when I do, they are found on random blogs on the internet, or in my Creating Keepsakes magazine.

  10. lynnfrompgh May 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I always use sketches….found in a variety of magazines, websites and published periodicals.
    Love the removable sketch sheets from Scrapbook Etc. magazines.

  11. Stacy May 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    I try and use sketches … sometimes it works … sometimes not. I WISH I could get my brain to ‘get it’

  12. Deanna May 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    I don’t tend to use sketches. I’m not sure why – maybe once I got started using them I would go back to it?

  13. Tina V. May 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    I use sketches when I need a creative boost. I have a notebook I add sketches I like when I find them visiting different blogs or newsletters.

  14. Pam May 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    I use some sketches and I never fail to find one that will inspire me from Becky Higgins sketch books.

  15. Celeste B. May 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Great layout. I love using sketches to get my creative juices flowing.

  16. Kevin May 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    I’m new at scrapbooking and don’t use sketches yet.