Motivational Scrapbook Sketch for Four Photos

Great 2 page scrapbook layout for 4 photosIt’s Motivational Monday! I want to get your week started with a scrapbook sketch for four photos. You can add more since there is room in the sketch.  This sketch allows for flexibility; where your title goes and where your journaling is placed depending on how many photos it takes to tell your story. Just remember you want to balance out both pages. This means don’t add something on one side that doesn’t have something on the other page. It doesn’t have to be the same type of item, but putting something on both sides will give your page an balanced look.

I hope this post helps to get your mojo going.

Send me a picture of your completed scrapbook sketch for four photos or more and I will post it here. I offer a monthly drawing. Everyone who sends me a photo of their scrapbook page is entered to win a free stamp set from me.

Page Maps for a Challenge

Do you need a bit of creative inspiration? We all do. Whether it is in your scrapbook page, handmade cards or what to do with the kids during the summer we all need a little help once in a while. In going through some VERY old scrapbook magazines I came across a series of sketches I wanted to share with you. I hope they will inspire all of us to so a bit of scrapbooking during the heat wave the news has been warning us about this week.  Here is the sketch for the day.  Page maps are a great start to your scrapbooking

Leave me a comment below and tell me how will you use the spot that indicates a circle picture? Will you cut your actual photo? Do you have a hard time cutting photos?

 

 

A Page Map for a Quick Two Page Layout

This week I have a two page layout for you with a 5″ x 7″ focal picture on the left along with the title of your layout. The patterned paper as a base can serve as your embellishment or you have plenty of room to add some.

On the right I have put three  4″ x 6″ photos and a 4″ x 4″  journaling box. You can put a mat under the photos or just attach directly to the page.

Creatively Carol SketchesNow that you have the sketch, use it to create your own adaptation of the sketch and e-mail it to me with the words “Sketch 20170328  I would like to post the layouts so others can see different ways to interpret the sketch.

Check back later in the week to see my take on the Motivational Monday Sketch.

 

 

Motivation Monday with Fundamentals

Scrapbook sketch with 5 picturesIt’s Monday and so it is time for some motivation… Here is a scrapbook sketch using the new Fundamental papers. The layout is pretty basic but how you dress it up will be the key.

Both sides have a strip 1″ wide  The 3 large pictures can be either 5″ x 7″ or 4″ x 6″.  The right side are 4 identical sized squares. You can decide on the proper size depending on the size of your larger pictures.  The two stripes can either just go under the 4 squares or take them all the way to the larger picture.  If you jump on over to my Facebook Page you can see the layout Close to my Heart put together.

We have a new month so that means a new drawing for sharing your layouts. Just either text your layout with your name and phone number to 801-597-4896 or e-mail to Contests@CreativelyCarol.com.  Check back on Saturday to see my version of the layout.

I hope this scrapbook sketch will give the motivation you need this Monday morning.

 

 

Monday Motivations

My motivati1on after fair week was waning a bit, since I said I would post yesterday’s Monday Motivational Sketch later in the day but never made it back down to the office. So here it is! This is a double page 12″ x 12″ layout from CK and we are using some different sized photos than we would normally use, but there are some creative ways to fill those spaces. I am talking about the 3″ x 6″, 4″ x 6″ & 2.5″ x 6″ photos here. You can choose to use photos that fit those sizes, perhaps you caught something in a 4″ x 6″ photo you would rather not have in your scrapbook, you can crop them out in this layout.  Another idea is to use an 9.5″ x 6″ photo and divide into the shown proportions. My inclination might be to leave a small space between the 4 x 6 and the 2.5 x 6  photo to replicate the space between the two pages.

Remember, you don’t have to put pictures in all the spaces with measurements. While you can use pictures in those spaces, you can also add embellishments in those places if it adds to your layout, or even color blocks.

Did you know I hold a contest every month for a new stamp set? Just create the layout, then you can either e-mail the photo to Contests@CreativelyCarol.com or text your picture to 801-597-4896. Then keep watching the blog to see your layout appear here.  At the end of the month I will post all the layouts and a voting box so you can share the contest with all your friends and they can vote for YOU to win the prize.   So, can you guess what I want you to do now??  Go create the layout!

 

Motivational Monday – A Sketch from Studio J

School Template from Studio JStudio J is the digital scrapbook program from Close to my Heart. What’s that you say? You don’t like digital scrapbooking so who cares about Studio J?  Let me share with you how Studio J can help the traditional scrapbooker… LOTS of Sketches! Take this example for instance.  What I wanted was a layout that showcased my two grandsons, James & Kyler Seely at the 2014 Science Fair at their school in San Antonio Texas. What is nice (and worked perfectly) is I can start with this idea, and build it however I want to.  Take a look at the finished layout below the Studio J layout. I moved the two journaling strips to the left to balance the pages and journal the details.

Both boys received the first place Using Studio J as a Sketchaward in their respective grades.  I am so glad there is a grade between them or this could have gotten really ugly 🙂

I removed all the small photos that were under the main photo on the right, added the boys names, ( I should have paid more attention to the size of Kyler’s name. but you get the idea.

Studio J is very versitile for the inexperienced digital scrapbooker that wants to learn, and a great source of inspiration for the traditional scrapbooker.

An extra bonus with Studio J is that it has all the paper packs going back to it’s inception so if you have an old paper pack, you can get some ideas on how to use it.

Do you do digital or traditional scrapbooking. Leave a comment below and let me know!