Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sketch Designer? - Who Knew??

I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself lately.  It is no secret that I LOVE sketches and I depend heavily on great blogs like Frosted Designs, Sketchy Thursdays, Sassy Lil' Sketches, Creative Scrappers, etc., etc., etc.!  But I find myself getting a little more creative these days, since I have joined several design teams.  I have actually been designing my own sketches before starting a layout!!  I know a lot of ladies just like to sit down and start sticking and gluing and they turn out some amazing pages.  I HAVE to have something visible in front of me to stay on track with the idea I have in my head.  That doesn't mean it always follows the sketch 100%, but it gives me a road map of what I want to do. 

This was a fun layout that I did for the Issue Challenge that is hosted by Erika each week at Club CK.  The challenge this week, was to use Apples on your layout.  I had some of the new, adorable Finally Fall papers from Bella Blvd and I knew they were perfect for this page.  I also did this layout for the Weekend Warm-Up #15 at ScrapFIT, which is to use Circles.  There is, of course, the large circle on my page and I punched several circles and cut them in half to create the scalloped border along my photos.  I also created a visual triangle using the large circle of the tree, the circle in my title, and the circle at the bottom covered in baker's twine.

If you would like to save and use my sketch for future inspiration, please feel free to do so.  All I ask is to mention the sketch is from me and link back to my blog.


Products Used:

Paper:  Bella Blvd & My Little Shoebox

Chipboard Alphas:  Bella Blvd
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Punch:  Marvy
Wild Card & Sticker:  October Afternoon
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Trim


  1. Wow your sketch is great! I love to use them for my layouts, makes putting them together so much easier :)

    Your layout subject is adorable and I love all the embellies you added!

  2. Look at you!! Making awesome sketches!! I love it...I'm definitely going to use it. I've always wanted to try this, but I just don't know what program to use. I love your layout from have the greatest style!

  3. So cute! Love how you used the twine. I am a sketch girl too!

  4. Yay! i Love your sketch! such a cute lo -- love all the circles and that cloud paper is great!

  5. This LO is so much fun and so adorable!! Love how many different ways you found to use the circles!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ ~ Blessings

  6. Great job on the sketch Ashley! Looks like you have a knack for it :)

  7. Way to go Ashley! Love the sketch - and your LO is fabulous!

  8. This is simply adorable! Great use of the apples...they look perfect!

  9. Love your sketch and your layout! I am so in awe of you and how creative and productive you are! Please share your secrets!!!