using a sketch three ways

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I’d like to share a few scrapbook layouts that I recently completed.    I used a sketch support sketch for these three layouts.  I really like the idea of using a sketch three to four times at once since it gets quicker each time you do it.    I did two of these at the same time and then the third was just a coincidence.    I am going to actively do this more often because it sure helps speed up the planning proocess and completing the layout.

For Fall/Thanksgiving layouts I like to try and use similar paper when possible.  So when getting pumpkin patch paper I got enough to do a thanksgiving layout too.  It’s a great way to make sure you use all the elements with embellishments. Also a perfect use for papers that are double sided to so can use all patterns in the line.

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Pumpkin Picking

Supplies- cardstock: Bazzil, Pattern paper & embellishments: We R Memory Keepers, Letters: Thickers

I had some issues with my camera this night and so the photos in this layout came out very dark when printed (however this photo makes them look even darker & since then I have a new camera).  I decided to use the orange to mat because it helped lighten them up.    I always do a Thanksgiving layout so it wasn’t an option to not do one even thought the photos aren’t as I would have hoped.  The top left & middle are two photos that are pieced together to show more of the guests sitting at the table.

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Family Love

Supplies- cardstock: Bazzil, Pattern paper & embellishments: We R Memory Keepers, Letters: Thickers

For the two fall layouts I didn’t change much between them.  But for this third layout I did expand the photo mat considerably because I wanted to use two very large photos.  This also meant I couldn’t put the journaling block on the side so I moved it to the top.     However making these updates leaves a big empty space at the top, something is off but I didn’t want to add anymore patterns or elements to the top and decided to leave it as is.

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“N&J”

Supplies:  cardstock: Bazzil, Pattern Paper: DCWV, Chipboard tag & letters: BasicGray

All of these are based on this sketch by Allison Davis.

I like this sketch because all the photos are grouped in a box together.  It allows for you to use many photos.    For the wedding layout I used 12 photos and two of them are 6×6.  When you have lots of photos from an important event it’s critical to find a layout that will support the photos to tell the story.

For the third layout I couldn’t decide if I like it better with the black heart embellishments or without.  What do you think?

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