Thursday, August 11, 2011

Let's Scrap! (and a chance to win a prize)

Want to scrap but feel like you're in a rut and need a little creative inspiration? Then check out these two sketches from Let's Scrap - they certainly inspired me! Here is the first sketch - it's an oldie but a goodie:

I very seldom use two page sketches, primarily because I use a 3-ring binder for my layouts so they never "connect" in the middle. But what I like about this sketch is that the only connecter between the two pages is really just the trim so my layout will end up looking like two coordinated pages in my scrapbook. I can definitely live with that!

I have been loving the look of black cardstock as a background paper - it makes my patterned papers, whether primary or pastel colors, POP! For my layout, I mostly used Echo Park's For the Record line because it's cute without being girly or childish.

I reduced the number of photos on my second page, but you can see the possibilities for using lots more pics if you want. And, of course, there are so many ways you can play with embellies on this page!

I added a little hidden journaling, and I was good to go!

This is my second layout, a DT project for Let's Scrap:

It was created using this week's 8-10-11 sketch:

Obviously, I only used the left side of the sketch, but that's what is so cool about Let's Scrap sketches. They give you two pages, but if you want to play along in their challenges, you have the option of using one or both pages - your choice!

Want to play with the 8.10.11 sketch? If you do so by August 16th and post it on the Let's Scrap SITE
, you will be entered in a drawing to win this:

Scrapbooking AND loot? It doesn't get much better than that!


  1. Love your take on the sketches, esp. the two pager! Great colors on both!

  2. you already know I love this since black cardstock is my drug of choice. I can count the times on one hand that I've used plain white cardstock!