Sketch Round-Up May 2-15

Morning, noon or night — any time is a great time to get those memories down on paper (designer, tone-on-tone, cardstock, you name it!). If you’re itching to get your photos and stories into your album, then take a look at these ideas to turn ideation into creation! Here we go with another Sketch Round-Up!

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Sketch Round-Up April 18-May 1

Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up!

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Sketch Round-Up April 4-17

What adventures and happenings have you enjoyed recently? Family get-togethers? Buying a new house? Birthday parties? Day trips hiking with friends? Or even simple moments at home playing with your pets or trying out new recipes? No matter the occasion, there’s always a reason to capture in-the-moment memories! Which of these four sketches will inspire your next preservation project?

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Sketch Round-Up March 21-April 3

How many scrapbook pages would you guess you’ve made in your life? Just a couple dozen? Hundreds? Thousands? Even more?! Well, no matter if you’re a beginner or long-time pro, each page you scrapbook is unique and fun to make! And if you need a boost of inspiration for your 10th or 1,010th scrapbook project, then take a peek at the Sketch Round-Up and keep adding to those albums!

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Sketch Round-Up March 7-20

Short on time? Start with a sketch! Need inspiration? Look toward a sketch! Want to experiment a new technique? Tap into a sketch! Just put on your scrapper’s hat, plug in your photos, papers and embellishments you have on hand, add a bit of handwritten stories and presto — a pretty, polished  and perfectly personal layout! Test out these sketches below to see how easy they are to put together… and how much fun they are to make, too!

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Sketch Round-Up Feb. 21-March 6

Do you ever pull out your picture printouts, totes of tools and packs of paper, sit down… and just have no idea what to make with them? (Worry not, it happens to all of us!) Well, one way to hurdle over this scrapbooking obstacle is to tap into the game plan of scrapbooking sketches! Follow it to a T or let it inspire you to makeshift your own creation — sketches are an easy head start for your next project. Go off and running with these four sketches!

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Sketch Round-Up Feb. 7-20

There are several things a person should make in life — friends, time for others, peace, happiness and art. Yes, art! In “Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,” researchers found that after just 45 minutes of artmaking, levels of the hormone cortisol — which is associated with stress — were reduced. So, making and creating art, in all its various forms (hello, scrapbooking!), makes us feel better. (Woot!) With those good vibes in mind, let’s play with these sketches to boost your creative mood!

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Sketch Round-Up Jan. 24-Feb. 6

From dazzling designer papers to terrific tonal papers, fun stickers and foiled embellishments, close-cutting scissors and perfectly precise trimmers, personality-filled punches and bold BMCs, there are so many wonderful scrapbooking supplies and tools out there in the world! But remember, you are the creator of your designs! Mix and match, use a little or a lot, play for fun, put together professionally… whatever your heart desires to make a marvel masterpiece for your album! Mosey through these ideas and challenge yourself to make them your very own!

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Sketch Round-Up Jan. 10-23

Sketches are two-fold winning wonders… how so? Well, for one, you can develop stunning projects without having to go to the trouble of designing a page completely from scratch — the blueprints are right there for you to work off of! On the flip side, sketches also allow you the freedom to include whatever tickles your scrapbooking fancy and means most to you — little knick-knacks and memorabilia, handwritten stories, special photos and embellishments, stickers and borders that add a punch of personal pizzazz and signature style. Whichever side to sketches you lean toward (or maybe a combo of the two!), they’re a surefire way to get the creativity flowing! Let’s see what you put together with these innovative ideas below.

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Sketch Round-Up Dec. 27-Jan. 9

Happy 2022! Many across the world ring in the new year by setting goals and resolutions. (Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians are said to have started New Year’s resolutions over 4,000 years ago!)

And with these plans and adventures that people aspire to achieve, how about adding some crafty goals to the list?! They can be anything from cleaning and sorting your craft room to attending virtual events, growing your CM business or simply setting aside more time to scrapbook. Even more so, how about learning new techniques and making even more layouts, cards and borders? Well, we have a way to kick off the latter just for you — the first Sketch Round-Up of 2022! Have fun and happy crafting in the year head!

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