Monday, March 11, 2013

Creating with Sketches 2 - Creative Scrappers -Fancy Pants - Blog Candy

Hi there!

 If you are visiting me to see one of my other creations, please scroll down.  This Post will remain at the top until I draw for a winner.

I have some exciting news to share with you!  Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers  has just finished putting together her second sketch book, Creating with Sketches V2! This amazing compilation includes 125+ all new sketches.  Each sketch has several possibilities and the book includes a fantastic section on working with sketches.

The book is available for purchase in the Creative Scrappers Store  in an ebook (digital) format,for only $8.00,  or $15.00 - $29.00 for a printed copy (the price varies depending on where you live and shipping is included.  As a bonus to you, my loyal blog readers, Kristine has allowed me to pass on a savings coupon to you!   For a limited time you can use the coupon code, CWS2Discount,  when you are placing your ebook order to save $2.00 off the $8.00 list price!   As an added bonus, Kristine has also given me one free digital copy to raffle off to one of you!  Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you love about sketches, to be entered into the draw for a free Creating with Sketches V2 ebook!  I will  keep this post at the top of my blog until I draw for a winner on Monday, March 11th.

I have had the good fortune of seeing a preview copy of this book and it is chock full of some fantastic sketches that are sure to inspire!  And if that is not good enough, there are also some sample layouts created by a group of 65 very talented international designers, included in this edition!  I am very proud and honored to have been included in this group of scrapbookers.

Here is the layout that I created, based on one of Kristine's newest sketches.....

The sketch I worked with was very different from anything that I had used before, I was intrigued by it and as I worked through my layout I really loved where the sketch took me.  That is something that I personally love about sketches, they help me keep it fresh by trying new things.
 I used neutral papers and black and white photos but incorporated pops of hot pink, for a fun and whimsical touch.
 Die cut paper flowers and punch corrugated leaves, are a very simple but effective embellishment for this layout.
 My two font title is anchored by die cut hearts.
Gorgeous papers, are the perfect starting point.

Now of course, I cannot share the sketch with you - but you can see it in the ebook, along with my layout, 125+ sketches and some more great samples.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Hi Laura, I just love where the sketch took you on your layout - it's so clean and bright and dramatic with the black and white photos . I took enjoy working with a sketch - often takes a life of it's own but it's great start. I use Creative Scrappers sketches often.

  2. LOVE this Laura...the splashes of pink are awesome!

  3. SKetches are so important to my scrapbooking! They take the stress of thinking something up on my own AND help me visualize what my final product will be! I love the way you did the title in this one Laura :)

  4. So pretty Laura! You did an amazing job with the sketch!!

  5. Beautiful work are amazing....You give me inspiration every week with your sketches, so any additional sketches would keep the inspirations fresh and on going!

  6. This is a gorgeous layout, Laura! Love the sketch and all the pieces of scrap paper used in the background. :) Your layout would make a great submission for this week's button challenge at Red Carpet Studio!


  7. Wowie Laura!! This is a Fabulous Layout!! Love it! So many Sweet details too! Love he hearts and different patterned papers you chose! Great pics too! 8-)


  8. WOWOW I lovee this layout wowow great details!!!

  9. Just a gorgeous layout Laura ... I love the pops of pink!

  10. I LOVE this layout Laura! The strips behind the 3 photos are awesome! I am going to have to give this sketch a try! ;)


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