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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Scrapbooking with square photo prints

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @
Just a few years ago, square photos were only for special occasions in scrapbooking terms – it was so rare to see them on a page or a sketch. Since the dimensions of phone screens changed our design norms and brought apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram to the world of the scrapbooker, square is definitely on the map. So this week, how about a scrapbooking sketch that can work with square or 4×6 photos?

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @
I printed my photos at home this time around, and my computer will default to printing a 3×3 inch image on its own sheet of 4×6 photo paper, but if I change the size to 2.8 inches square, it will print two up without any extra fuss. So I used three 2.8 inch square pictures, but I promise there was no real design reason behind such a specific measurement. If you want to print square images from your phone through an online printer, you can certainly do that too. I normally use this process, which I originally posted with my Hipstamatic notes, but Instagram and anything else with a photo cropped to a square works just the same. (If you don’t tend to scrapbook square images, don’t dismiss this sketch: today’s guest artist didn’t go for squares and it still worked!)

This is yet another project from the January kit, and it’s starting to get a bit depleted now but I think there are two or three projects to come before it’s totally done and dusted.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @
I took quite a few photos of the wildflowers at the Olympic park this past summer, as did pretty much everyone else there it seemed. There were always people posing in the flowers or brave souls zooming in on the visiting bees. In addition to these small photos, I think I will order my most favourite shot as a 12×12 print and place it on the facing page for my album. Not completely committed to that idea, but it’s something I keep considering. I definitely want a large photo of the flowers in there somewhere, so either the full page option or something more like the sketch from earlier this month with the large photo across two-thirds of the page.

scrapbook page by megan klauer @
Today’s sketch guest is Megan Klauer, who always amazes me with her eye for detail. I really wondered what she would do with a sketch that was quite minimal – and she did not disappoint!

scrapbook page by megan klauer @
Sketches are often the perfect boost my creative juices need to start flowing. Although I typically use them pretty loosely, they are always the base of my design. When I see a sketch, oddly enough I usually make another sketch from it, putting the sketch into my own words, so to speak. From there, I gather the photos, papers, and embellishments. With this particular sketch I used two vertical photos as opposed to three square images. The vertical tabbed portion became the center stage of my design where I later layered & embellished to my hearts content. I stayed true to the sketch in terms of the title work, but added my journaling above instead of beneath it.

Megan Klauer is a momma of three and wife to her high school sweetheart. She currently designs for Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, Elle’s Studio, Jenni Bowlin, & A Flair for Buttons Etsy shop. In her spare time she does on location photography & works full time as an office secretary.

And now it’s your turn! Create a page in your style with this sketch, post it online, and share it with us. You can upload to your blog or to a scrapbooking gallery like Two Peas or UKScrappers, then just follow the steps to link to your project wherever it can be found online!

29 January 2013

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11 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Scrapbooking with square photo prints

  1. Kim Rogers Says:

    Love both of the LOs! Quick question: On Megan’s LO, what is the gold, arrow/tail of an arrow thingy???

  2. Donelda Says:

    Both pages are amazing! I love this layout and will definately create with it. Shimelle you said you would like up the loose diagonal info but I can’t find it. I am intersted and would love to see it if possible. thanks!

  3. kim Strother Says:

    I absolutely love that the journaling on the sketch…yummy!!

  4. Jen Hart Says:

    They both look great, thanks for showing us :)

  5. Kim Thomas Says:

    I love the idea of seeing another take on the same sketch. I thought your layout was one of the best you’ve ever done, and I couldn’t imagine how you were going to pull it off with what you had left in the kit. It was amazing! Megan’s layout looked so different from yours. I love hers as well, so delicate, yet busy. Anyway, thank you so much for the inspiration. You truely are amazing. :)

  6. Maxi Says:

    I love your layout. It’s really striking! I’m definitely going to try this one with some photos. I normally don’t do square photos so it’s nice to see the 4×6 option, although I have to say I much prefer yours to the other one, but it’s just a matter of taste and style, but it was great to see the other option because it gave the ideas for using different sizes. However, the ‘bookmark’ you put your square pics on looks great, so I’d like to try that. Great stuff, as always :D x

  7. Elizabeth Says:

    Hi Shimmelle, this is only the second layout I’ve made using a sketch – both were yours – and I can’t think why I’ve not done so sooner. Enjoyed your demo and so impressed with what you did with what you had left of your kit. Thanks for the inspiration. EW

  8. Julianna Says:

    I had so much fun with this sketch! It was great to start making a dent in my rapidly-growing collection of square photo prints :)
    Here’s my page

  9. Amanda Says:

    Great sketch and really versatile. I’ve used it again here and my two pages are quite different.

  10. Heather Says:

    I’ve been saving up your sketches to use at a weekend crop we just had so have finally had a chance to use this one! loved it for scapping some instagram photos, just reversed it to cover up a bit I didn’t like on the background paper! my interpretation is here

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