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Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

scrapbooking sketches and scrapbook page ideas
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This morning I was flipping through some prints looking for something when I realised I had never printed it at all, because I had actually made a digital page about something. And it’s actually a digital page I like but I’m not completely sure how I’m going to work it in with the flow of that particular album, so I figured some other photos from the same day could live happily on paper. (And if you read my Facebook/Twitter post asking for title suggestions for this page, now you know why! I apologise for resisting all the adorable ‘deer’ puns.)

scrapbooking sketch
I know it’s a bit of a shock but this week I actually printed my photos at home. On my printer. Mostly because I was totally inspired by the Snapshot frames by Paislee Press. So this week’s sketch as a little something different for the photo element – a block of pictures that can be just one photo or you can fill it with as many pictures as you like in a space of about 5×7. I went with four photos, all landscape, printed with the frames.


In the video you can see my original rough for the sketch, which included scallops for the border at the side and the small punched border strips. If scallops are a better fit to your layout, then feel free to take inspiration from that version of the sketch.

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 if you post your page online.

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Here are four of my favourites from all the layouts shared last week. Love all those layers on so many pages! I think I’m going to take on a new motto of I have paper and I’m not afraid to use it. It can be a group motto, of course!

Click the corresponding link to see any of these layouts in more detail and get to know the scrappers behind the pages.
Top Row, L to R: one, two.
Bottom row, L to R: three and four.

Now… are you up for some sketchy scrapping this week? Will you use just one photo or add several photos to a block? Can’t wait to see your interpretation of this sketch!



(I’m trying a different linking widget lately. If you find it better or worse than the old option, could you let me know? I haven’t quite decided which option is the winner just yet. Thanks!)

14 September 2011



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19 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

  1. Iliana Says:

    Would you consider doing a video tour of your scrap space?

  2. Jenn V Says:

    I love your motto Shimelle! I am also a super huge fan of paper and have a ton of it. Therefore I should not be afraid to use it! After all, its more visible and pretty in my albums than on my shelf. :)

    Gorgeous layout as always. My friend is coming to town this weekend and I hope to use some of your sketches to get some pages done! I haven’t been able to keep up on them week by week because my computer was broken for about a month. :( But my computer is fixed now and I’m inspired!

  3. Sports Jerseys Says:

    oh i love this one so much! maybe i shall try it! (even though i am super horrible at sketches – but this is not a sketch! it’s a starting point!). :)

  4. Amanda Says:

    Iliana, You can see pictures of Shimelle’s scrap space here:

    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/userblogpost.asp?id=40191

    Apologies if you have already seen them and really do want a video instead.

  5. Mac Cosmetics Says:

    I agree with your Blog and I will be back to check it more in the future so please keep up your work. I love your content & the way that you write. It looks like you have been doing this for a while now, how long have you been blogging for?

  6. Ali Says:

    that is a great motto – I think I should adopt it too.

  7. Daphne Says:

    Thanks Shimelle for another quick and verstile sketch! And thanks for showing my attempt from last week ;) I think this linking widget is easier to use than the other one!

  8. short term rental london Says:

    It is so easy to be made but looks so awesome and creative.

  9. Ruth Says:

    You can see my version here: http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com/2011/09/layouts-from-sketches.html

  10. Carly Says:

    Besides the fact that I love the sketch, I greatly admire you skill at scrapbooking upside down. I don’t think that I could do it.

  11. Sabine Says:

    Oh, I love the motto, too! Can’t you make class out of it for all the silly paper-savers?
    And I love the new sketch, too, will try it now :-))

  12. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Oooh, I kinda like that new linkydinky thing. Makes it easier to see if you want to have a better look. I’m pleased with mine except the title (again!

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  14. Michelle Says:

    As always a fantastic sketch, I really loved getting involved and getting this page scrapped

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  16. Briel Says:

    I love the new link system, mainly because I like seeing all of the thumbnails. Keep up the awesome work on your blog—you are so inspiring!

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