Monday, May 07, 2012

Sketch of the Week: 2012-05-06

This week's Sketch of the Week is an 8.5" x 11" two-page layout format.  You can swap out pictures for patterned paper blocks, embellishments or journaling

Thank you to everyone who voted!!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Mother's Day Card Sample #3

Happy Weekend!!  I've got a few more card samples up my sleeve, but the weather is beautiful and my bike is calling, so....I'm headed outdoors for a little while.

I'm sticking with the 5.5" x 4" size card format for now (it really is a very convenient size).  In this example, I've used three 1.5" high strips with three different lengths (4", 4.5" and 5").  You can choose to put a large embellishment on the card or leave as is - it's all up to you!  

Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Mother's Day Card Sample #2

Happy Friday - Here is your second Mother's Day Card Sample!  

These are the size measurements if you'd like to recreate one or more for yourself!  It's a 5.5" x 4" horizontal flap card and the big pink strip on the right hand side is 1.5" x 4".  The three blocks are 1.25" (blue square), 1.5" (polka dot square) and 1.5" x 2" (pink/blue swirl).

Hope you have a great weekend!  Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Mother's Day Card Sample #1

Hi!  Hope everyone is having a good week.  I'm trying to get some of the Mother's Day card samples out quickly, since I'll be traveling yet again for work next week!!

This sample is based on a 5.5" x 4" horizontal card and the strips of paper are 1", 2" and .75" high each.  A great way to add some dimension to a card, or layout, is to replace polka dots with brads (look closely and you can see that I did that here).  Happy Scrapping!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sketch of the Week: 2012-04-29

Thanks to those who voted for this week's sketch!  It's a 12" x 12" two-page layout and features and entire "string" of vertical 4" x 6" photos.

Hope you all have a great week - Happy Scrapping!! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sketch of the Week: 2012-04-22 (8" x 8")

OK, so I promised both a 12" x 12" and an 8" x 8" two-page layout sketch this week and this is the latter of the two.

Next, with Mother's Day coming up, I'm transitioning to handmade card sketches, but you can still vote for the Sketch of the Week (I'll still keep posting those too).  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sketch of the Week: 2012-04-22

There was a tie in this week's Sketch of the Week (between a 12" x 12" two-page and 8" x 8" two-page layouts), so I'll post one of each.  The first one is the 12" x 12" and probably looks pretty simple, but that's the point.

This two page layout will display at least eight pictures (wallet size).  If you crop a bigger picture and use in the big strips, you can display even more.  My vision for the large strips are for patterned paper with a simple adjective vertically along the far right edge describing the picture (joy, smile, hope, courage, fun, summer, etc.) - the adjectives are your journaling.

Happy Scrapping!!