It's time for another round of Saturday Sketches. Twice a month, we'll be bringing you a new sketch, and showing you a few takes on the sketch by our designers. Today, we have our second sketch for the month of December. Nothing like getting it in on the last day of the year ;)
"New Years Eve Twenty Ten", by Megan Klauer.
I love how the Making the Team collections works perfectly for my bowling themed layout! I also mixed in a few of my favorites from the Sophisticates collection. The Calendars sheet may be my all time favorite. I have used it so many times for layouts, cards, & in my Smash book. Rather than using the exact sized photos that were shown in the sketch, I chose to use the ever so popular "instagram" photos. However, mine are created in photoshop as I am way too lame for something as cool as an iphone or ipod!
Making the Team: Wall of Fame, Alpha+Bits stickers, Miniatures Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sophisticates: Short Stories, Tall Tags, Calendars, Miniatures Stickers, & Simply Simona Letters
"Weather Forecast", by Katherine McElvain.
This is the time of year when we are all busy, and if I am going to scrapbook I gotta ta gett'r done quick!! This was the perfect, simple sketch to crank out a layout in no time at all. I really wanted to scrapbook this picture of my son, but I didn't have 4 photos to use to match the sketch, so I shrank the original sketch idea down to be an insert in the center of my layout. I substituted the two photos on the right with a the red journaling sticker and made the title the main attraction. I also didn't want to make a big mess so I didn't even get out the paper trimmer. I simply reached for a few Bella Blvd sticker sheets and some alphas, added a couople extra embellishments, some doodles and called it finished!
Winter Wonder: Miniatures, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits; Spring Flings and Easter Things: Miniatures; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Brownie; Quattrofina Alpha Stickers: Milk & Oreo
"2011 Holiday", by Jamie Harper.
I love working with sketches, since it makes scrapbooking so fast and easy! I chose to follow it pretty close to the actual sketch. It allows your brain to take a creative rest but still get your scrapbooking done at the same time. I love these color combinations in the Winter Wonderland collection. It went perfect with my photos.
Winter Wonder: Icy, Alpha+Bits stickers
"Christmas", by Nancy Damiano.
The minute I saw these cute little penguins in the Christmas Wishes line, I knew I had to do this page. The penguin sweater outfit was one of my favorites when my son was a baby. It even made it on to our Christmas cards that year. Couple the penguin cuteness with this great sketch and voila - one quick, colorful Christmas layout!
Christmas Wishes: Borders Paper, Quadrants Paper, North Pole Paper, Alpha+Bits, Journaling Stickers and Icons Ciao Chip
"Snow Day" card, by Kathy Martin.
I love this page sketch and found it to be perfect for a square greeting card! Since we’re just beginning winter, I thought it would be fun to use the Bella Blvd. Winter Wonder collection and create something with these adorable snowmen!
Winter Wonder: Snow Day, Blizzard, Icy, Borders, Toasty, Alpha+Bits stickers
"Celebrate Together" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
What a great sketch to work with and once again I am loving the Cute Cuts! I mean, how cute are these little penguins (pun intended!)! Cut them out of the patterned paper, attach them using foam adhesive, and you have a simple embellishment that adds some nice dimension to your project!
Christmas Wishes: Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers
We hope you will take some creative time for yourself, and try out our sketch! Whether it's a card, or a layout, we would love to see what you come up with. You can link them here in the comment section, or share them on our Facebook page!
I also want to announce our randomly choosen winner from Stephanie's giveaway from last week.
Congrats Lisa! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "STEPHANIE'S BLOG CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNER" in the subject line, and we'll get your goodies on their way to you!
Everyone here at Bella would like to wish you a very Happy New Year's!!!
We will see you next year, right back here on the blog ;)