The holiday spirit has descended upon us! For the next few Saturdays, we are suspending our Saturday Sketchbooks so that we may bring you the gift of freebies. This week may we present the Gift of Joy!
You may download it here. Please enjoy! Happy holidays...
Hello! and welcome to Thanksgiving week. I am so excited to work together to put an album or page together. I think it's going to be plenty of fun.
Did you see Sue's post from earlier this month? I did and I loved the idea. I am going to copy it for out Thanksgiving day. You might remember that last year I totally forgot to take any photos. So busy cooking was I. This year, I don't want to repeat that mistake so I thought I might preplan a page/album. I'm not toally sure how I want to put it together, but I know I want to follow Sue's format of documenting hour by hour.
To help me with the journaling, I have put together journaling tags that list the hour. I will let the photos guide the stories, and add notes that coincide with the times. I'm so excited.
Here are the tags. I made them a bit generic so that I might reuse them for another project/holiday.
If you would like to download them, you may do so here. I hope that you might use them to put together your own Thanksgiving project!
Welcome! Today we are here with our final summer sketch. I hope you have had a lovely summer of memory making. And today we have a sketch to help you have a successful time of memory keeping! This week I have thought been thinking a lot about how much I love scrapbooking and how grateful I am to have a way to preserve our daily life. As we begin three new grades this year, I am so very excited for all that is to come. And on Monday when the house is quiet, I can sit with my scrapbooks and remember times past. To see how much they have changed. And to know that their milestones are recorded. Such peace it brings to know that when I forget the stories it will be okay, as they are written down!
This week, to help me knock out a page and a memory, I made a sketch from Cristina's layout, The Best.
I might have been beguiled by the ice cream: :) No, really, I was drawn to the asymmetry and all the little bits of patterned paper. I thought it would make for a fun sketch and layout. (And I thought maybe it would work as well for four photos as two. We'll have to see...)
Here is how the sketch turned out.
Here is how my layout turned out.
Oddly, one of the things I loved most was the big title, and then I had a long one that couldn't fit being that big. Sigh. I do love the campfire from Crystal Wilkerson though. Does finding the right embellishment make you as happy as it makes me?
Kate used the sketch to create a lovely layout that makes me want to pack up and go back to the beach.
It also made me want to use the sketch again with three photos. So I did!
This was last year. Good to get the page done before this new year starts!
If you would like to purchase a limited time offering of the layered template, you may do so by clicking below!
Thank you for choosing to spend some time with us this weekend!! I adore you!
As we head into the final month of summer, I am so excited to finish a few things that we haven't done yet. Including a few layouts. And to help me (and you!) do that we have three more sketches this month! They will, of course come from our August gallery, and hopefully they are going to help you want to do lots of layouts, too!
The layout that inspired our first sketch is from Jenny. I loved the five photos and the even margins between the elements.
I added lots of detail to the sketch to make it as easy as possible and as close to the sketch as possible.
As I made my layout, I stuck to the sketch pretty closely as I just really liked it. We all know that I prefer my horizontal photos to my vertical, so I did try to tip the layout on its side. I quickly found that it just worked better as built. So instead I went on a hunt for four vertical photos. And surprisingly found some!
I am so happy to have this day recorded. These photos really did need a home. And Jenny's layout was the best home, ever!
If you would like to take home this sketch for a mere 99 cents, click below!
Don't forget the sketches are available for a limited time only. Don't delay! I hope that you will find the sketch helpful and fun! Thank you, Jenny!
This has been such a wonderful month. I have learned so many things from our lovely collective. They have the most wonderful ideas. I have been at this for a long time, and yet I always find something new to learn each day. I wish there were hours enough in the day to implement all the new techniques, write all the stories, and take all the photos that I want to.
But with summer at its middle, the kids come first. So I sneak in my time here and there and do my best to keep taking pictures, and keep my notes nearby. To help put a quick page together, I looked in the gallery for a layout that would help me make a layout using a group of photos I took at our jazz and blues festival. With room for six photos, Jennifer's layout was the perfect choice.
Here is how the sketch came together.
I stayed pretty basic, letting the photos shine without much fanfare of embellishment.
Oh how I love the photo of her little bbq sauce 'stache. :) I liked the layered photos and the strip of four. Really a great design. Jennifer is so very talented. (Being the queen of horizontal photos that I am, you know this one is going to get some mileage in my books. Over and over...)
I hope you will be able to put this sketch to great use! If you are interested in purchasing a layered template, you may do so by clicking the button below. It will only be available for a limited time, so don't wait too long!
Thank you so berry much for stopping by today! I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hello! Lately I have been thinking about happiness. How it ebbs and flows. How it seems to be a choice. How it affects us. How it affects those around us. With a teenager in my house, we have lots of discussions about cultivating the ability to choose happiness. I really do believe it is a skill. One that can be learned, and one that can grow as we practice.
How about you? Do you come by happiness naturally? Or do you think it is something that others are born with? Are you happy? I hope so. Really.
To help us all journal a little bit about our happiness, I put together a printable for us. I hope you like it--I hope it makes you happy!
You may download the printable here. Please just use it for personal use. And be sure to leave us a link to your layout when you do!
Hi! It's Marnie! I hope you enjoyed our first week of summer daily schedules! Do you like the new format? We hope that having a specified theme each day will help you know when to visit. Though of course, we love having you stop by each day!
Welcome to our new feature, sketchbook saturday, where we sneak back into our gallery and turn a layout into a sketch. Or a layered template, if you would prefer.
Here is how my layout turned out. I loved getting five photos on one layout! Woohoo! I used Pink Paislee's Hello Sunshine digital kit from ACDigitals, which just makes me happy. Those awesome colors are a lovely complement to the blues in my pool.
Celeste did one as well. She went down to just one photo. Oooh, I love how sketches are so versatile!
I hope you will take some time to make a layout from Amy's layout! It's such a good one.
And if you are interested in a layered template, we are changing things up a little there, too. We will now be offering them for purchase through Big Cartel. Each template will be available for one month, for less than a dollar. I know, seriously. Less that a soda. or a candy bar. If you would like to purchase one, click below.
As always, if you use the sketch to make a layout, please leave us word! We love to see your layouts.
Happy Saturday! I am so glad you could join me for our May installment of scrapbook! Saturday. I hope that you have had a lovely month of inspiration. I have enjoyed learning from Christine and Amy and I have found much inspiration from the gallery! I also really loved Amy and Aliza's weekend posts. Happy sigh. So much to love.
For today, we are looking into our gallery for color and design inspiration.