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Scrapbooking sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
A little later than I had hoped, but please forgive me for getting a bit distracted by getting to see my family now that I’m in Kansas City for a little while – even my new nephew! Now I’m all hooked up with wifi and have lots to share! This week’s sketch has one 4×6 photo and two smaller square images. I printed mine at 2.5 inches, but you could change that to suit your pictures. This week’s page is pretty quick to come together and is great for using several patterns from one collection. Most of what I used here is from the Salt Air collection by Cosmo Cricket.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
This week I actually made a big change to the sketch while making the page. In the video, you’ll see that it started ninety degrees different, but I decided everything was a bit too vertical and it worked better like this. If your photos suit vertical a bit better, try turning the sketch back to the other side.

The horizontal sketch also reminded me of an older layout with a similar design but lots more detail — this one might be more your style if you like more stuff on your pages! But sometimes simple is just right.

As always, the weekly sketch is no-stress and just for fun! If you use it, I’d love to see, so please leave a link in the comments.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
Last week there was lots of single-photo fun! Thank you to everyone who shared their work. Here are a dozen of my favourites, and I can’t help but think the love of kraft cardstock is something many of us share! Click the corresponding link below to see any of these pages in more detail and meet the scrappers who created them.
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Middle row, L to R: five, six, seven, eight.
Bottom row, L to R: nine, ten, eleven and twelve.


30 June 2011

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21 Comments for Scrapbooking sketch of the week

  1. Marie Says:

    The first time I’ve put glue to paper in around 12 months I think! Thank you for the inspiration Shimelle. Very close to the sketch as I’m just dipping my toes back in the scrapping waters but I’m please with the results. Looking forward to next weeks sketch! xMx

  2. click2scrap Says:

    Shimelle, I love the little pennants you made from the striped paper! I am so scrap lifting that!! :) Thanks for the inspirational sketches you post each week!

  3. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Cant wait to give this one a go. Thank you SO much for featuring my LO from last week. It has really made my day :-)

  4. heather Says:

    added mine :)

  5. Madeline Says:

    Got another one done. Thanks for the great sketch Shimelle

  6. Madeline Says:

    Don’t know why the link never shows up but I did put it there. Mr Linky’s doesn’t play nice

  7. Cheryl M Says:

    Thanks once again for a wonderful sketch Shimelle!

  8. Liz Lee Says:

    I wasn’t sure about this one and running out of ink to print photos didn’t help. A quick look through old photos produced some lovely B&W pictures perfect for this LO. Thanks :0)

  9. Tríona Says:

    Added my link… really happy with this weeks sketch – Thanks Shimelle :)

  10. Chipper Says:

    I enjoyed this sketch, even if I did only use one photo :-)


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    Here’s my effort to this week sketch.

  13. Jane Says:

    Great sketch Shimelle – my version is up.

  14. Becky Says:

    Like this sketch a lot! Another page done for my Northumberland album! Now to complete this week’s sketch before the weekend is out :D

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