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Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

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This week, how about a special Christmas edition of the sketch of the week? I revisited my 2010 Christmas journal to find a page to inspire the sketch, then scrapped a different kind of Christmas page with these two photos of what we did on actual Christmas day last year. Don’t worry – we had a more traditional Christmas with family and friends before we left home, though I could get used to fresh watermelon smoothies and waterfall hikes at Christmas every year, I think. Or it might just be the cold talking: I finally caved this week and started wearing my gloves. It’s only downhill from here in shivering on train platforms and so forth! (But I do have a rule for cold weather: if it’s going to be cold, bring on the snow!)

By the way, the video this week includes that revisit to my 2010 journal, so if you wanted to see what a sample Christmas journal looks like in my world, this is the video for you.

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This sketch started very simple and in the end my embellishments became far more prevalent, but I wanted to include the simple sketch here so you can work with either option. Keep it more minimal like the sketch, or add more embellishment in the top left corner and surrounding the circle accent. Whatever suits your crafty this week!


Here’s a look through my 2010 Christmas journal, plus a quick look at how the ‘different Christmas’ layout came to be. It’s never too late to join Journal your Christmas but prompts start on the first so go ahead and join in so you can start with everyone! You don’t need to have anything prepared, I promise. It’s okay to jump in at any time.

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. I have to admit I am short on time and need to do a few round-ups of layouts from the past few sketches, so I’ll get on that for next time with a sort of omnibus sketch post!

Now… are you up for some sketchy scrapping this week? I’m quite excited to see this sketch adapted to different styles. Give it a go and share it with us!



30 November 2011



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6 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

  1. Dawn Cheshire Says:

    Fabulous as always, love the placement of the journalling spaces and the layering.

  2. Sandra Says:

    hi Shimelle just signed up for ur class can’t wait.. what happens now x

  3. Cheryl Birkey Says:

    I’m going to be using this sketch. Thanks so much!

  4. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I totally love your album from last year with all the different sized pages. I never knew you could get so many different styles of page protector but I really like the eclectic look it gives you.

  5. Alison Kirk Says:

    Loved the different size pages and wanted to know where I could buy them?
    They make your book look much more exciting than standard size pages , can’t wait to try and get at least 25 pages …

  6. Kim Thomas Says:

    I always love your videos and this sketch is awesome! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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