Friday, May 4, 2012

Sketch-y Friday and National Scrapbooking Day

Hello there!

May is off to a great start, and it is an especially good month for us Mom's!  I hope you get a chance to pamper yourself a little this week and do something that you love!

Just a warning, this is a rather long post.... but you will want to stick around and read to the very end.  Go ahead grab a coffee or a tea, I'll wait! lol

Now on to our first order of business!  This week's sketch is already for you......

.... it's a double page layout to shake things up a bit and to please our lovers of the double!

I have a little surprise to share with you!  Most of you know Eileen, she is a fairly new scrapbooker who creates beautiful layouts.  She also does a lot of behind the scenes stuff for the store, creating computer programs for the store and helping with our events to name a couple.  And now she will be taking my weekly sketches and creating samples for you!  I am so excited to see my sketches come to life each week!

Here is her sample for this week's sketch.....

 Great, right?  I love that she took a layout that was slightly feminine and worked it into a very masculine layout.  She kept the position of the photos the same but changed up the measurements a bit.  That's perfect, that's how you make a sketch work for you.

I look forward to seeing what Eileen does with next week's sketch!

Now guess what?  We have a couple of more surprises for you this week!

First of all, we are changing things up a bit and offering a little prize to one lucky scrapper that participates in at least 2 of this month's sketches.  Just link up your creations at the end of each sketch-y Friday post, all qualifying scrappers will be entered into a random draw for a prize.  Only one entry per sketch please.  You have until Thursday May 31st to participate in any of May's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  But remember, you must play along with 2 different sketches for a chance to win!  (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees. ) Who knows, maybe we will run this challenge month after month if you love it and keep playing along!

Secondly, in honor of National Scrapbooking day, we are also offering a prize to one lucky commenter on this post!  Anyone that comments on this post before midnight on Sunday May 6th, will be entered into a draw to win the  prize below!  (Again, International participants may be requires to pay some shipping fees.)

National Scrapbooking Day Prize

Good luck and happy scrapping!


  1. I'm excited to see the layouts everyone creates! It's a beautiful sketch Laura! Very fun to work with.

  2. Exciting news today with my ScrapMuch friends! I love that we are going to see your sketches come alive as you reveal them, and Eileen does wonderful work! And that you are turning the sketches into a challenge - how fun. And yes, your giveaway looks fabulous, so please enter me! Have a great NSD, friends!

  3. What a wonderful way to play along with our ScrapMuch friends! And double inspiration with the sketch from Laura and Eileen's interpretation each week. I am ready to play along!
    And what a fabulous prize to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day!

  4. Wow!!! What a great prize pack! What a GREAT Sketch I cant wait to get started on it! What a talented lady!!

  5. I love the work-up of the sketch. It just shows me what can be done with a simple sketch. I must get crackin' and start following some of these sketches. I read your blog everyday and always look forward to more. Thanks so much for sharing all the talent ALL of you have!

  6. Looks like a great prize pack---especially for a beginner. Maybe it will be enough to get me started and continue with the layouts. Great Job!!!
    Colleen R.L.

  7. Happy National Scrapbook Day ScrapMuch?!

  8. Happy National Scrapbook Day

  9. Fun prize pack! Hope to play along with the sketch - - I love 2 pagers!

  10. I'm Gonna try this sketch today!!!!

  11. Here is my layout from the first week's husband Gerry acting silly while shaving!

  12. Here is my creation from Week 1 sketch!