Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop

Today, the whole design team over at Sketch Support is participating in a "Meet the Creative Team" blog hop.  

If you are just starting at my blog, be sure to begin at the Sketch Support blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun! And you want to be sure to comment on each blog for a chance at some great giveaways!

We are all sharing layouts based off this sketch by Allison Davis:

And here's my layout I created based off this sketch:

If you have seen many of my layouts, you know that my favorite thing to do on a layout is to stamp. I wanted to do something "out of the box", so I used a couple of my son's legos and some gray ink to stamp a background.
Make sure you have a soft surface such as a mouse pad, or stamping foam under your paper to get the best impression. I had to press firmly to get the center circles to stamp from the legos.
 Here's what my stamping looked like when it was all finished. I just stamped along the bottom under the thin black strip of paper.
 Because I started with a white sheet of cardstock for my layout base, I wanted to soften it with some spray ink. I took the whole top off the spray ink and used the ink drips from the straw to get the biggest droplets. The fine drops of color were from the spray mist itself. I also edged the layout with some black ink to give it definition.
 For my title, I used my Silhouette Cameo and welded the letters together to form one large die cut title. This font is none other than Times New Roman. I did cut two colors for my title to help it pop off the page. The bottom layer is black, the top layer is white.
 For my embellishments, I used some silver sequin stars and coordinating brad colors. I love the pop of shine and texture these give to the layout.
 Supplies Used:
Close To My Heart: White Cardstock
Unknown: Gray Cardstock, Black Cardstock (Scraps used from both)
Paper Wizard: Red, Blue, Green Lego Paper
The Paper Studio: Black w/White Stitches
 Silhouette Cameo, Times New Roman Font
Ranger: Foam Blending Tool
 Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad (Pumice Stone)
Marvy Uchida: Marvy Matchables Inkpad (Black)
October Afternoon: Sprinklers (Buttermilk)
Anna Griffin: Designer Journal Tags (Flora Collection)
7 Gypsies: Apothecary Labels (Primitive Naked)
Making Memories: Green Brads
Queen & Company: Blue Brads
Close To My Heart: Red Brads
Tree House Studio: Embossed Star Sequin, Large Star Sequin
American Crafts: Precision Pen (Black 03)

 Now, for the "getting to know me" part of the blog hop....

How long have you been scrapbooking? 
Technically, since I was little, but I started scrapping the "correct" acid free way shortly before my son was born, so almost 14 years now.

Why did you start scrapbooking? 
To be able to capture my thoughts and photos in one place. I love the artistic process of it. I'm able to combine my love of photography with my love of art and I love being able to leave notes/thoughts for my family through the years.

What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?  
Since I've gone back to work as a dental hygienist, most of my scrapping is in the evening. But my best time to scrap is in the morning when I'm most awake...I'm not quite the late-night owl I used to be several years ago. :)

How often do you scrapbook? 
Simply put, as often as I can, but not as much as I'd like to. :)
 
Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like? 
I have a scrapbook room that is in my laundry room (part of our garage that was closed in by previous owners). I don't have any current photos of my scrapbook room, but here's pictures of my room that I posted back in 2009. I've changed the layout of my room drastically since then, and have more base cabinets in place of the large gray desk, but you can get the general idea. :)
 
When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...  
At work most likely, or hanging out with my family and friends. 
 
What is your favorite thing about using sketches? 
I love how easy it is to have a starting point for your layout. I do like to vary the sketches though to work for my personal style and the number of photos I'd like to use.
 
What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support?
 
This is my favorite layout so far from Sketch Support: Two Page Layout #10  
And here's what I created with that sketch, back when I was a guest designer in March 2011.

 
For all the comments left on this blog post, I will be doing 
two random drawings. 
One person will win the One Page Vol 2 book, and another person will win the Travel Sketches book. Drawing will remain open on my blog through midnight CST on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Two randomly drawn winners will be announced here at 9:00am on Friday, April 20th.

 By commenting on all of the blogs featured in this blog hop, you can be entered to win a grand prize from Sketch Support:

Thanks for participating in our blog hop! Happy Scrapping!

146 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the lego page and how you stamped them at the bottom. Your GDT page is fabulous!

Angie said...

I'm so borrowing my son's legos to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Awesome, legos rock! Love your scraproom by the way!! Lisa

Linda said...

I love that you stmped using legos. Your favorite layout is one that I loved when you first posted it on Sketch Support.

sixtyschild said...

I love how you showed your distress inking techniques, inspiring and vivid LO,love that sketch and so good to see boy themed LOs, Great photos of your LO and scrap area! nice to meet you Megan!

Darcy said...

I love the Lego stamp idea, my daughter is addicted to them!

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

cute!!!

Jennifer said...

I love how you used legos to make a stamp!

Bethany Rielage said...

I absolutely LOVE the fact that you used legos to stamp with on your page! My son loves his legos, so I might have to use that idea. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

How cool that you stamped with actual legos! I would never have thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

Candie said...

Your page is great!!! That was so creative to use legos to stamp.

Sindi J said...

Wow! I love that lego stamped page! What a neat idea. :)

GLOANN said...

Oh, I remember when you were a guest designer and did that gorgeous LO. Loved it then and still do. You do beautiful work. Love the lego stamping.

SunnyNP said...

Your LO looks great! (and so does your scrapping space!)

Angela said...

Love this great layout! It is always fun to see great LEGO pages when I have 3 boys myself that love them!

HeatherK said...

what a great and clever background for a lego page that can be used over and over again. Great layout

sharon said...

SO I just have to tell you I have two boys, that are LEGO NUTS!! So your stamped idea, is sooo ingenious, for the millions of pictures I have of them and their creations!!!! :) My boys never seem to outgrow buiding the most wonderful things w/them, and I am always amazed, and ready to take YET another picture! ha---THANK YOU for this idea, and your wonderful post!

Lora Zimmerman said...

what a great layout. I don't do too many one page layouts but when I do these definitely will give me great ideas.

blupixy said...

what a great way to create a stamp for your layout! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Bez said...

Megan, thanks so much for the stamping tutorial! I have enjoyed your designs at Sketch Support and love your style. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!

Scraphop said...

I love the idea of using the legos as stamps. I also have a son, so there are many of these laying around!

Life in the Heavrin house said...

Love the Lego idea!

Scrapthat said...

Your LO is awesome! It just POPS off the page! TFS

dlhfks said...

Great stamping technique. Love the layout

Patricia said...

Great technique! I love the lego look!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Love how you softened the background cardstock. Definitely going to lift that idea in the near future. Thanks for the chance to win.

reen said...

As a mom of sons who littered the entire house with legos when they were little, this layout is right up my alley! Thanks for the peek at your scrap space, always love seeing peoples crafty places :)

PattiM said...

Awesome, lo's! Love the lego stamping!!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Neat idea with the legos, you could use tire tracks too for littler boys!

DanaMK said...

I love the colours you used on your LO - so striking together! And I can't believe your title is in Times New Roman - I'd never have guessed it! Thanks for sharing how you did your Lego stamping technique.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great lego idea! Love it!!

MousEarz said...

Love the stamping with Legos idea..fantastic!

Shelley said...

Great page. Love the Lego stamping. I'll have to try this on kid pages.

Beth Hallgren said...

Congratulations on being chosen a Sketch Support Gal! What a great idea to stamp with legos :)

Julie B said...

Darling page!! Thanks for sharing the technique you used and thanks for the chance to win!

Lynette said...

I love your layout and getting to know you. Thanks for the time conversion earlier today;-) I wish I wasn't so afraid of using stamps...you rock at it.

csewy said...

Loved your version of the sketch and the neat lego stamping!! Also, your scrap room is awesome!

csewy said...

Love your version of the sketch and the neat lego stamping idea!

Nicole D. said...

Great masculine looking layout,it's nice to see so many boy pages. I love it!

Laura said...

Thanks for the tip with the legos! Your layouts are so creative.

Nancy M in NJ said...

Very nice! And I love that you posted a pic of your scraproom, even if it is from 2009 it looks like you have plenty of room for scrapping. Have a great weekend :)

Nichol said...

Love what you did with the Lego on the LO

LindaR said...

Love the close ups of his creations!

Unknown said...

Love how you used the legos to stamp on the paper.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that lego page! What a great out of the box way to stamp!

Stephanie said...

Awesome layout! Love how you did the stamping.

latoya said...

great job! thanks for the ideas to scrap my son's lego creations!

Sandy T said...

Love the use of Legos for the stamping. Creative!!!

wteagon said...

I love your ideas and tips on the use of legos! My son is always creating new things with his legos and I have yet to capture any of them. Your layout and techniques are a good motivation to snap some pictures of them and do a fun and unique page!!

Tracy said...

Love your idea of stamping with Legos!!

Stephanie M said...

Love the colos you use in one page layout.

Lona said...

Thanks for showing us how to stamp with leggos. How cool!

Sue said...

Love the stamping with legos idea. Very creative!

blsd2scrp said...

this is such an awesome hop! love the stamping with legos! how cool!thank you so much for the inspiration!

Fred said...

I love the lego stamping! What a cool thing to do!

Janet Zeppa said...

Well how creative is that!!

Fred said...

I love your lego stamping!

mimisimon said...

Love what you did with this layout!

Tootie said...

Love your layouts- love your scrap area.

Suzy said...

Awesome page Megan. What a clever idea stamping the legos! Thanks for sharing :)
-Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

SavannaLea said...

Love the layouts... and so very jealous of your scrap space!!!

LauraB said...

great idea using the legos as a stamp. I was just looking some the lego paper last night trying to figure out what type of layout to do with it. Such an inspiration!

seashell said...

loving the boy page there never seems to be enough of them! my boys were so into legos! i love the way they inspire imagination!

Katie said...

Love the lego layout!

Steffanie said...

Awesome stamping technique with the legos! Love the whole layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jimjams said...

Love the look of your scrapping space - can I pop round please?!

Super pages - like the idea of using the Lego creatively!

Jenny said...

The Lego stamping is genius!!!

remus79 said...

Your Lego stamping is such a great idea for your page. Way to go!

Unknown said...

Darlene R.

Love the stamping the Lego.

Tammy said...

omgosh, what a cute stamping idea I never would've thought of, and how perfect for this page!

Nancy said...

Great sketches :) I love the two page from last year with the little 'circle squares'!

alisonm said...

Awesome bricks!

Barbara said...

What an excellent idea for stamping!! I'm always looking for frugal ways to add to my scrapping addiction!! Now if the little ones would just let me borrow a few...... ;-)

Tulip Scrapper said...

I love how you stamped with the Legos! With two boys and a tomboy for a girl, I have stepped on many a Legos, but I never thought to stamp with them. I may have to go back and redo some pages!

jhibbs said...

Loved the idea of stamping with legos. I always like to see how the creative team thinks "outside of the box". Thank you.

Janelle H.

Tara said...

You are very creative with the lego stamping!

Amanda said...

Love the bright colors and the innovative use of Legos! Great job!

Connie said...

Great colors and I love the way you used non-traditional supplies!

lawsonbl said...

I would love to win!

~Denise said...

Love you take on the sketch! It is an aweseome Lego page!

Angela L. said...

So creative!! Truly inspired by your creative projects...... thank you for sharing them!

bakscrap said...

I just love your layout with the "quilted" squares!

Beth said...

I love how you used the legos as stamps. I will have to try that on some of my son's pages....he used to be obsessed with Legos! Great job!

Courtney said...

The lego idea is ingenious! I like your style.

christine said...

Love the stamping and your take on the sketch. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anna M said...

Your title really pops!

Nicole said...

The lego LO is incredible- such great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

ZoezMom said...

I LOVE your stamping technique - it turned out lovely!

Janet said...

Such a creative page...well done!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

megan I love the lego stamped part and your layout is amazing

Ashley Horton said...

Megan, what a cool idea to stamp with the Legos!! It turned out so awesome! And I love the bright, primary colors you used for the paper strips!!

Charlene said...

Love the lego paper and stamps. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

skeeteror said...

Love your take on the sketch! What a great idea to stamp with the legos! ~Bev~

Toby said...

Absolutely love the Lego blocks!!! Thanks for sharing!

Dana L Cheney said...

I have to say your favorite layout you did for your sketch last march 2011 was one of my favorites loved that layout, the colors are so rich and love the whole left side.Great job!

Andrea said...

Like the layout, thanks for the inspiration.

LouAnn said...

I love that you stamped with legos. What a fun idea.

Sarah said...

great idea stamping with lego! the page is awesome! Those pictures are great too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole B said...

Legos as stamps = genius!!

Allison Davis said...

You always have a way of making me want to stamp more and the use of legos? Genius! I'm going to have to remember that one for future pages about my little lego maniac! Thank you for being a part of our team!! :)

Tamytha said...

Love this layout! My son is a huge lego fanatic and this layout is just so inspiring. I also love all the attention to detail and how you shared it with us. Thanks for a chance to win a prize. :)

Sue Bone said...

I love the sketch you chose as your favourite too.

Noey said...

Wow! The lego background is just ingenious. =)

Laurel said...

Hi Megan, love seeing your creative space! I agree-Two page #10 is a great sketch. It has so many options for the block of shapes.

Ruth said...

awesome lego page!

Karina said...

Awesome page, very inspiring !!!

Thanks for the chance to win !!!

Rodriguez Family said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial and the peek at your space - I love to see others scrap scene :)

Pokey Puppy said...

Fun layout and awesome stamping! Thanks for the "how-to" info. I would never have thought of using legos. :)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layout! love the lego stamping. tfs.

erica061403 said...

I love the lego stamped pattern! So creative!

tallyscrapper said...

I love how you did the brick stamping. Enjoyed getting to know you.

momtotucknlexi said...

Thanks for sharing this idea...my 8yo is a Lego junkie so I will def be trying this out....
Michelle

Unknown said...

I wish my 'Imagination' ran to pages like yours! Super! Fantastic Lego collection too!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love the addition of the spray ink.

Terri said...

Great idea using the Legos as a stamp

debbi said...

The stamped legos are so cool. I think I'm going to use this idea in a Super Mario layout.

Unknown said...

Love the stamped background with the legos. What a great idea.

Tammy said...

Fabulous page! Love that you used legos to stamp! Very clever and I may use that some day. :)

Unknown said...

Very cool lego layout! I love the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Et said...

Very cute idea of stamping the legos. Love it.

Annelies said...

Great layout Megan!

CodyandTraci said...

SO VERY CREATIVE!

Moongirl said...

I LOVE your idea of stamping the Lego pieces!

Judy said...

Awesome page! Makes me think I don't use ink & stamps enough on my pages.

Devra said...

Great idea for a Lego LO! Thanks!

Cynthia B. said...

Your son's Lego creation looks amazing! Love your take on the sketch, too. I really have to do a layout about my kids and their Legos too...(one loves Star Wars Legos; the other, Harry Potter). Thanks for letting us get to know you better!

Lisa P said...

Great boy layout. I love the look.

dawn said...

What a great idea for your lego background, looks good. What a great job he did on it, pictures look awesome.

love your scrapspace, thanks for sharing it with us.

I remember that layout and how cool it was and still is now. Great imagination you both have!!

Thanks for the 2 giveaways, would love them!!

Tracey said...

Very creative with the stamped legos!!

mthata said...

Great layout. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michele said...

Great layouts, thanks for the generous giveaway.

Missy said...

Love the layout...but really jealous of your scrap space! ;-)

AndreaFriebus said...

Stamping with Legos!! Shut up!! That is such a clever idea! I am so going to try that on a layout soon!

Laureen said...

Brilliant idea to use the Lego! I can say that I have lots of them in my house and I'm going to try that! Fab,

"Girl" said...

Loved that lego layout!!!! Thanks!

Selenaintx

Michele said...

I am surrounded by Legos... why have I not thought of this?! So very cool! Love your work. And hey... that is one of my favorite sketches too!!

Scrapblogger17 said...

Great Layout!

Mandi said...

Great page. I love that you used the toys as stamps.

gingerella said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Megan. I have noticed your work on Sketch Support before.

Ilse said...

I love how you stamped with lego, my son just loves lego.

Ines said...

Great LO

Kreations with Kris said...

What a great idea to use the legos as a stamp! You are so creative!

Heather said...

<3 the lego page!

The Mancilla Family said...

Great Lego paper!!! Love the colors!

Virginia said...

Megan, how creative to stamp the lego on your page! You have inspired me to look at my stamps more often, love the photos of your craft space!

ScrapsofMe said...

Legos as stamps.....who would have thought it? Clever idea!!!!

Pam