Welcome to Scrapbook! Saturday. What a wonderful week we have just had with Amy. I have laughed, cried, shuddered with fear, and breathed sighs of relief. All in one week. I love how scrapbooking is not just about the pages, but the sisterhood and bonds we develop as we read each others' pages. Thank you, Amy, for opening dialogues for me with myself, my son, and my friends. Thank you, too, for helping me feel normal as I enter this new territory. I love watching and learning from other mothers that I respect.
This week, we are loaded with goodies. A sketch by Donna, a design challenge, and a printable! Scrapbook Saturdays are the best!
Donna has created a sketch for us based upon her layout in the gallery. Here is it.
And for those who prefer, we have again created a layered digital template for you to download and enjoy! You may download here.
Did you notice how many layouts this month contained linear photo elements? Aly, Celeste, Erin, and Lisa have layouts that rock the vertical stacks of photos! Celeste, Marie, and I all have horizontal photo rows. Linear stacks are a clean and tidy way of incorporating several photos without causing visual clutter. We hope that you will try it for yourself.
We, as a team, had so much fun creating layouts around the today theme that we really want you to do one, too. To help you out, we have created a page of journaling tidbits and embellies for you. We hope you enjoy them!
You may download it here.
Here are my challenge layouts:
1. January Sketch
I changed it up a little, squaring off the overlapping elements and making the title all on the top. It was a terrific starting point, which is how I usually use a sketch.
Linear sings to my soul. Ah! The sound of harmony!
Here is my layout using one of the elements from the printable.
Thanks for stopping by!! Please don't forget to stop by and visit Ali and Renee, our dear sponsors! And maybe leave Crystal a thank you, too, for providing the elements used to make the printable! We hope you enjoy the sketch and printable; please remember they are for personal use only!
That's it! Three more challenges to help get your ideas moving and those pages finished!
Have a great week! I'll be back next week!