Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first Sketch Support Design Team Blog Hop!

If you are just starting at my blog, make sure you go to Sketch Support to begin the hop.

Check out everyone's blog this weekend for great inspiration and to see what all the talented ladies have done with the sketch below! Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of the new Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7 book.

Have fun!

Here are photos of my son being his super happy self in the morning at Grandma's house after Christmas. I just love this outfit on him!

Products used: Patterned papers: Basic Grey (quilt), K&Company (white/blue); Letters: echo park (scrabble); Tools: Cricut Create a Critter (whales), Opposites Attract ("rise"), and Lyrical Letters ("shine") cartridges; Sketch: Allison Davis

Variation: I used this sketch pretty literally. But I had to swap out the stars for some cute little whales to match Tobin's outfit.

A little bit about me:

When it comes to paper crafting I am... addicted!

Where do you craft? Since we moved into our new home, I inherited this odd nook between the front door and fireplace that divides the great room. It has large windows but an awkward wall configuration. So I get tons of light but have to be pretty creative with storage. Unfortunately, the windows are so nice that the cats trample my desk throughout the day to get to them.


When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me... Paper, Cricut, adhesives, scissors, sunlight, magnetic mat.

When I am not creating, you can find me... Entertaining my 8 month old son, Tobin.

When it comes to sketches I... have to have them! I love playing around with patterns and color. I leave arrangement up to the experts.

Leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7! Make sure you are logged in or leave your contact info in the comment so I can notify the winner. I will draw a winner on Monday.

Please continue your hop over to Katrina's blog.

171 comments:

Jill Sarginson said...

cute, cute, cute, CUTE!! Love how you substituted the whales for the stars!!!!

shanna said...

such cute pictures. love your interpretation.

sillypea said...

Love your mixed font title on this LO! Beautiful work with the sketch!

Annelies said...

Lovely layout! That big picture is a real eyecatcher, so cute! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Friederike said...

Great lo! Your focus pictures is simply awesome!

scarthur said...

Adorable pictures in that sweet LO and AMAZING craft space!! :)

Mireille said...

mán!! gorgeous scrap space.. can I come over to your house and play??
lovely take on the sketch!

pennyscraps said...

Love the LO - thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win the grand prize. I already have this book -so share with someone else!

OhSuz said...

How adorable is this layout? Love those darling little whales & your baby boy is a cutie-patootie!

Scrapthat said...

What a cutie face! Great work on the LO! Your space looks great too! TFS!
I have book seven so please allow some other lucky gal a shot at that!
:)

Whitney said...

Oh my goodness, I love the whales! Very clever! So so so cute!

joel & ginny said...

Love the whales on your LO! Thanks too for sharing your scrap space! Looks fabulous!

Laura B. said...

Love your scrapbooking space. Thank you for sharing.
Adorable layout.

Laura said...

Great layout! Your son is adorable- such a great smile:)

Renee said...

What a darling baby! So cute! Great job on the baby ooops! I meant sketch. ;) TFS!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

CUTE! ADORABLE! I love the little whales, I think your style is closest to mine so far but wow there is so much talent here! Thanks for sharing your room too LOVE IT!

Charity Becker said...

TOO cute. the whales were my fav!

Jayne said...

Lovely LO Noey, awesome photo's and I love the background colour of card stock you have used....goes so well with the DP.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How cute!! Great layout and your baby pics absolutely adorable! Love the cute whales, too.

Karen S. said...

Cute layout, and your son is ADORABLE! I love the whales you used!

Rachel said...

what cute little whales!

Christi said...

what a cutie! the whales are the perfect embellishment.

janet said...

oh.my.goodness. I LOVE this layout. You did an awesome job with paper selection and the photos you choose with this title is just so simply adorable. I remember those days and every morning saying...rise and shine sleepyhead...thanks for that memory jogger. I became a follower too. AWESOME job!
Smiles from PA.

Amy13 said...

Your photos are so stinkin' cute! Your layout is too, but you could've slapped those photos down on anything and they would shine! Love pics like that. And your scrap space....swoon!

AmyBug said...

That is so sweet. What a nice take on the sketch. The little whales are so cute. I love Cricut cuts too. So funny about leaving the planning up to the experts. :)

GLOANN said...

I agree with you. Gotta have my sketches. And why should I struggle with trying to make my own sketch when Ali does such a beautiful job with them? and they're so easily available? I'll let her do the work and I'll have fun playing. Love your LO and those whales have convinced me that I have to have that cartridge.

Haven said...

Those whales are way too cute! I love your layout, it's simple and gorgeous, the colours you chose work so well.

Jessica said...

I love your layout! Those whales are TOO CUTE!!

Jaime said...

love that you pulled the whales from the outfit as your embellishment!

oh yvonne said...

Tobin is adorable, as is this super sweet layout! The whales are so stinkin cute!

Christine said...

awesome layout! I love being able to play with lots of patterened paper too!

Glynis said...

That little one is too cute! Love the whales and the fun patterned paper. Cute craft space :O)

Colleen said...

Love the focal picture- such a happy kiddo (hope he's that way all the time for you!). Great layout.

Lisa G. said...

Love the big smiles!! Great layout too ;)

Mary Bez said...

All I can say is AWWWWWW what a happy baby and who wouldn't love waking up to him every day!! Your layout is as adorable as your baby and I love the whales!

Lona said...

What a happy baby. The whole layout makes me smile.

jan farnworth said...

love all the cute details in this layout

Melissa Elsner said...

Ahhh.. CA-YUTE baby!!!! And yes, I am coveting your scrap space quite a bit here.

alisonm said...

I love your babies smile!

Paula said...

This is a very nice layout... Great pics...

dlhfks said...

Love the layout, the pictures of the happy little boy make it complete.

momtotucknlexi said...

What a cute little boy and love the name Tobin. Great example of the sketch and liked how much you used your cricut. Thanks for inspiring me to get scrapping my 10 month old.
Michelle C Bittner

Mare said...

Beautiful lo, baby and work space! One of my new favorite blogs! Thanks.

mama2bailey said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing

scrappydappydoodler said...

Great LO! Your baby is so cute. Love the little whales you used. Thanks!

Cindy said...

You can't help but smile when you see this layout. The little guys grin is infectious!! Great job!!

Sue Bone said...

I have to have sketches too. Love your interpretation.

Pam M. said...

This layout is so adorable. So cute to tie in the outfit as part of the design.

Victoria said...

That is one cute little guy you've got there! Adorable LO!

V.lau@comcast.net

Scrappinwendi said...

The photos of your son are so stinkin cute! Our kids certainly give us the inspiration to scrap! Your layout is adorable with the whales!

Romy said...

Such an amazing take on the sketch. Your two pager is really, really cute and so are those little whales:)

photochic said...

Awww... the whales are so adorable! Love the colors, too!! Pretty pretty layout! :)

Rosanne Kruse said...

I LOVE your 5x7 pic of your son...how awesome his he! And a sidenote...my husband's name is Tobin...so I love it!

Nilsa said...

Such a beautiful layout! Love the photos your baby is too cute!

saraOH said...

Great layout. What an adorable little guy! Talk about a winning smile. Thanks for sharing.

Merrilee said...

Those pictures are just so cute!

susan ott said...

Love those cute little whales. Thanks for sharing a picture of your scrappy space too, it's so neat and organized.

debbie susee said...

Absolutely love your photos!

Joanna said...

Love the adorable photos on this layout. Great job.

Lisa said...

What a cute baby! I think he's adorable.

Shanan said...

What a beautiful baby! Great photos, very nice layout. Such a handsome boy must make it easy to stay inspired.

LouAnn said...

Cute layout. Your little guy is adorable.

mimisimon said...

What a happy layout!

shelley said...

Love the layout. Cute baby!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layout!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Sheila Mayden said...

I am loving this sketch..very nice layout!

lovin2scrap said...

I have admired your work on sketch support! I recently put your "joy" layout in my faves file! I think I will have to add this page to it as well!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! (amygutsch@sbcglobal.net)

Lisa said...

Love your son's smile, so cheery and I LOVE your whales, great use of this sketch!

Mary said...

My goodness, those whales are TOO cute...on the sketch and on your son! And I feel your pain when it comes to cats on the desk, lol. =P Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

What a darling layout as is the baby!!!

onescraphappymomma said...

Cute layout, and the whales are adorable!

Jennifer said...

How stinking cute!! Love the colors in your layout along with those adorable photos! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

What an adorable layout! Thanks for the chance to win!! cswiscarson at yahoo dot com

Tulip Scrapper said...

Love your LO, and your son is super cute. You've done a great job of designing your workspace in the "odd nook." Happy scrapping!

hkstarflower said...

Such cute and happy baby pics! Love the joy spread by this LO. Thanks for the inspiration. (hkstarflower@gmail.com)

Lauram said...

Super cute whales! Thanks for the chance,

Stephanie said...

The whales just turned out so cute! Love your layout!
Stephanie
scrapadelic@gmail.com

karensay said...

What a happy baby, can't help but smile at those pictures.

csewy said...

A darling layout using this sketch...love the little whale's that match your sons hat, so very cute!!

QuartetDesigns said...

Your LO is great! And the photos so cute!

COScraps said...

Love the whale! When I saw it I new it had to have come from Create a Critter...I love that cartridge. The colors on your LO are so nice. TFS!
Connie O.

JLC said...

Love the color combination. The whales are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love the cute layout of your little one. Sweet...

BrendaB said...

Oh my gosh, those photos are priceless! Love your page!

Suzanna said...

Those whales are fantastic! But the real centerpiece of the layout, well, what can I say other than, adorable!! That red background is fantastic in the way it makes your son's pics pop from the page!

Sarah said...

I love your layout, such cute photos of your wee boy!
Thanks for a chance to win!

scrappyJO said...

What an absolutely adorable LO the whales are a hit!

Christel said...

Adorable layout! :^)

Leslie said...

I love your layout and your workspace is so neat and clean!!
I don't know what I would do without sketches either!

Leslie said...

Oh that background color is perfect with those ADORABLE photos and the whales are just the cherry on top! What a great 'feel good' LO from that sketch. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Z said...

Love the cute little whales!
janetzeppa@yahoo.com

Steff said...

What a great color scheme for your photos! Love the photos of your creative space, too---mine is also accented with green!

ljensen said...

Beautiful and fun layout. Those whales are super cute.

Patti said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch. Cute to boot!

Yvonne said...

When a layout makes you instantly smile you know it is a keeper.

Audrey said...

Love your craft room. Nice layout.Beautiful picture.

ScrapyTiff said...

Those whales are adorable... very cute layout!

Sandy said...

Such a darling baby! That red background really makes the photos pop. Good job!

Erica said...

Beautiful layout and what a cute little boy!

dawn said...

What a cute layout and a cute cute happy smiling boy. These pictures are great and so is the layout. The whales are so fun and I've never seen them before, love it. Your scrap space looks great, gave me some ideas for storage on my wall that I use. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Avril Tanner said...

such a totally adorable layout! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one the sketch books - I already own a few but was looking forward to getting this one too! avriltanner@gmail.com

bakscrap said...

I love this sketch and your layout is just adorable!

Liz in MO said...

What a happy baby! Cute sketch. elizabethanndawson@ymail.com

Liz in MO said...

What a happy baby! Cute sketch. elizabethanndawson@ymail.com

Ann said...

Tobin is adorable! Your layout is too!

Patricia said...

So, so cute! The photos are awesome! Thanks for the chance! floresfour@aol.com

Jessica said...

So STINKIN CUTE! I LOVE your layout. The photos are adorable and those whales are the perfect little accent....definitely going to pull that out soon. Even the title work is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a yummy treat!

Wendi said...

The layout is SOOOOO cute! Your little man is just too cute as well! Love your creative space as well. I always forget to use different carts to create different fonts for titles....
Thanks for sharing your ideas!

alwayscharlie said...

I absolutely love your layout, it's so happy and fun, but honestly how could any layout with that adorable baby on it not be spectacular!

http://lovealwayschar.blogspot.com/

Darcy said...

OH MY GOSH! How cute is he? I love the whales...adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Betty said...

A whale of a fun page! Having such a cute kid makes it easy!

Joanne said...

You totally win for the best photo of the blog hop! ADORABLE! Your whales are such a unique variation from the stars and totally completes your layout! Thanks for the opportunity to win Volume 7 :)
Joanne xo

scrapinbabygal said...

Love these adorable colors and so striking as well!! And the die cuts rock!!

Beatrice said...

Great Layout! But what really caught my eye was your scrap space- I love lime green too and use it as an accent color in my space too:-)

Paper Doll said...

Yeah, my scrap area sucks ... but I do have an old kitchen table (circa 1960) in front of a large window ... and my cats think they own the thing! Love the whales.

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

SO cute!!! What a little charmer!!! Love your little nook. wish mine was as organized! Thanks for posting.

slotr04 at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

Fabulous pictures! Your layout really brings out the smiles in the photos.

clmk523 said...

Love your layout! He is such a cutie and you capture it well!

Kelly said...

Love it and your photo's are fantatsic!

Kapoor's said...

The whales in the layout are very cute!!!

Katey said...

Super cute layout! Love the whales!

Cynthia B. said...

My first reaction to seeing your layout: "awwww!!!" Your son is adorable! That sweet smile just makes me grin.
And - oh, the layout - fabulous job on it. Love the little whales!
BTW - no need to count me in on the sketches book giveaway - I already have one! So just in case...some other lucky person can enjoy more of Allison's sketches too. :)
Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Your beautiful, happy boy made me smile! What great photos, and super layout with the sketch. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Heather said...

Darling page and darling baby!!!
hippolito@gmail.com

Christine said...

What a big laugh for such a little person. I don't know how you captured it in pictures. Cute!

Julie said...

Loving the whales that match your sons outfit!!! Very creative!!

thanks for sharing your art with me!

cjsimplyscraps said...

as cute as your layout is, your eyes go straight to the photos, which is what a layout is supposed to do.what a beautiful boy. this is the perfect photo age. their pictures r 2 die for, before they learn that posed camera smile. oh they grow up too quick. thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

omg, seriously cute! I'm going to have to say your layout is one of my fav's, that baby is just too precious!!!

Peg said...

Oh, my those whales are an absolutely adorable match to the pics! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sara said...

Your workspace is so organized! Love the smile on the layout!

Frances said...

Lovely layout and super fab sketch!

sodapach said...

Cute baby! And I love your space too :)

Arjanne said...

Lovely page!

seashell said...

you have a great space to create in! i have a cat that steals stuff off my desk and takes it to the water dish!

Paula in Ontario, Canada said...

What a super cute page!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your little guy is SO cute! You just can't capture enough of those smiles in photos. I'll be back soon as I've just become a follower.

http://okgranny.blogspot.com

Brittney said...

This is just so cute and those photos are precious!

Katrina said...

Great layout and GREAT space!! ha ha, wish I was so organized like that!!!! hugs, Katrina

Lisa said...

Hello from snowy Buffalo, NY! I love checking out all "the Girls" of sketch support all the time! OMG... those whales are sooo cute! LOVE IT!! Lisa Z

MaryAnn said...

wonderful pictures of your baby. What a cutie. Love your layout from the title, photos to the cute whales.

Heike said...

what a happy little boy. Too cute.

tallyscrapper said...

You son is so cute. I love the little whates on this layout. Great layout. In your comments about your scraproom, you mentioned your cats.
I have cats that like to scrapbook with me also. They make scrapbooking a little challenging at times, lol.

Andrea Amu said...

Ohhh goodness is this ever dear with the lil' whales cut with the Cricut! I am a huge Cricut fan so I am now following your blog! The more Cricut inspiration, the merrier! :D

reen said...

Aw, that is one happy little guy! I love your layout, love that you used kind of non-traditional colors for a little boy. Very nice!

tammy said...

Too cute!

Charlie said...

Super cute layout. I love the whales. Create a Critter is a great cartridge!

Christy B said...

Adorable~~and those whales...yummy!

gmlindsey said...

What a cutie. You said it best..leave the arranging the the experts. My layouts look better with sketches.

Karen K. said...

your layout is darling. thanks for sharing with us.

Lisa said...

Oh that photo of the smiling face is sooo precious! Love your take on the sketch and would love to win the book to try my hand at her wonderful sketches! LOVE LOVE LOVE the inspiration!

Wendy Shoemaker said...

Super cute layout! Your son is adorable.

DanaMK said...

What a fabulous LO! Those pictures are so adorable!

Þorbjörg said...

Sooo cute! The whales are adorable and OMG that baby, amazingly cute!

Shirley said...

Your little Tobin is so precious! And I love those little whales -- their placement draws the eye into the photos.

Susan said...

LOVE those whales!! the are perfect with the paper and photos! thanks!

Bethany said...

Oh, my gosh! Look at that face! Precious! Love the whales, too!

nanapatty said...

What a cutie! Such an adorable layout.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the layouts I see on your blog and just became a follower! My cats would be all over desk space like that to get to the windows!

sunny-wyatt said...

I enjoy popping into your blog on a regualar basis. I have been seeing your little Tobin grow up. Too cute.

Julie G said...

great job with the whales. and what a beautiful smile your son has.

likearose said...

Oh my goodness! Your son is a doll and the whales are a perfect match with his outfit! I'm so impressed how put together your scrap space is . . . especially with a little guy in your life.

scraphappy said...

LOve the layout!

Cindy - FL said...

Those whales are just the cutest. Just LOVE to see photos of happy babies!

Lisa said...

Super cute. I love the photos! So fun.
dpeeples1@hotmail.com

mmcadoo7 said...

Great showcase for some adorable photos! Lovely job!

Shari Thurman said...

Super sweet layout. Love the whales. I love your clean style. It really brings the focus to your sweet baby.

Jennifer said...

Love this layout and your awesome scrap room!

*Denise* said...

Adorable lo. That photo is so precious..what a great way to feature it!

387cfcb4-41cb-11e0-94ea-000bcdcb5194 said...

Great pics and a beautiful layout!

Kristan G.

Allison Davis said...

Oh my goodness! Could your son be any cuter!?! That focal photo is so adorable! Love the layout and the whales. Thank you so much for being a part of Sketch Support! We are very lucky to have you on the team. :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Hi Noey! I am sorry I am a little late stopping by. I just wanted to let you know that I love your layout. You son is so adorable. I really enjoy seeing photos of him.

Your scrapbook space it great....so neat and tidy. Thanks for sharing photos for us to see.