Welcome to scrapbook Saturday! It's Marnie and I am so excited to be with you today. I love scrapbooking with a purpose, and always feel so motivated by our Saturday challenges. Lately I have had found myself pushing photos around and around and around the page. Unless I have a purpose. And then the pages seem to come right together. Do you ever have that? It seems when I have a long todo list and little rest that my creativity seems to hide away. But I have always loved good grades, and so scrapbooking with an assignment forces my juices to flow, if just a tiny bit, and somehow pages get made. I know my motivation should be intrinsic, but, well, it isn't always. Please tell me you have this, too, sometimes.
Today we have three new challenges to inspire you. I hope that you will find a reason to create a page or three from what you see, be it the sketch, the color palette, or our trend alert.
This month's sketch comes from Christa's layout in our Pinterest Made Me gallery. Diane is our new sketch director and she did a great job picking this layout and turning it into a sketch for us. Thank you, Diane!!
Here it is transformed into a sketch.
With its chevron stripes and roomy journaling box, this layout is perfect for Thanksgiving, fall, or anything you need.
And to help you see how versatile it is, we have four layouts for you which all began with the sketch.
While Diane followed the sketch closely, her signature style can be seen in her tilted photos, and layered, colorful, embellishments. I like that she put her journaling in a flourish'y not-box. And the star at the top of the round embellishment above tree is very reminiscent of the star on the tree. So pretty.
Next up we have a layout from Jennie. She forwent cutting chevrons from patterned paper, opting instead to have paper with chevrons!
Fall Party | Jennie McGarvey
As you use a sketch, don't worry about incorporating all the details. Use what you like and leave the rest behind. Just don't post it online or the scrapbook police will come find you! heehee! Just teasing. That's just it. You can do what makes you happy. Maybe you use it exactly. Maybe you let it start you and then leave it all behind.
Amy kept the basic design, combined the two photos into one larger one, and opted for a chevron-less layout, like Jennie's. Amy, our local wordsmith, even found a little extra room for details on the subtitle circle! Good job, Amy!
Nathan Right Now | Amy Sorenson
I thought for certain that I would stay true to the sketch. Usually I do, and I love chevron. But... I didn't. I picked the photos and then couldn't find a trio of patterned papers that I liked alongside them. So I switched out the matte for a pattern and left off the chevrons. And love it so much more. (Though I am certain that I will indeed create another layout with this sketch that incorporates my beloved chevrons.)
If you would like a layered template, all ready for a quick layout, just click here. We would love to see your layouts if you make one!
Here are the colors put into a paint sample.
And here is a layout using them. Oh, how I love orange. Mmmm.
This month our gallery has 7 layouts with misting/spritzing. A trend we adore as it adds just a little teensy bit of color, texture, and graphic element.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you can put the sketch, the color palette, and the drippydrop trend to use on a layout or three!