The Best Babysitter

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hi there. I've been enjoying my summer with my children, but am still taking some time for me to scrap.  I am sharing a LO that is up on the Get It Scrapped blog.  Today, we are talking about Sketches and Templates. 

I use sketches all the time.  When I sit down to scrapbook, my roadblock is page design.  I often just don't know where to begin.  Sketches give me a starting place, removing the stress of designing the page. I usually have my photos already chosen. When I'm ready to begin a page, I will look for a sketch that works with them. The fun part for me is choosing my supplies. Once I have chosen a sketch,  the page comes together quickly. 

The page is about our much loved babysitter who was going off to college.  I used full 4x6 photos and needed a simple design. Here is used a sketch from the Get It Scrapped Rule Play eBook. It has a nice horizontal strip to ground the photos. The embellishments are a small way to enhance the theme of the page without overwhelming it. To make it my own, I extended the size of the matte, and used the title as the third embellishment area.

Thanks for coming to look at my creative view today. For more information about this great article please use this link to Get It Scrapped

Supplies: PP, chipboard, stickers and brads-Simple Stories, Alphas-American Crafts, Simple Stories, enamel dots-MME, mist-Studio Calico, ink-Colorbox, adhesive-EK Success


  1. Really cute page - great subject.

  2. Darling layout! Such sweet photos! Great mix of patterned papers!