Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sources for Scrapbook Sketches

During our July Roundup Workshop this morning, we discussed using sketches to help simplify our scrapbooking.

Here is a list of websites where you can find free scrapbook sketches to give you some inspiration for that next layout:

Scrapbooks Etc. magazine offers printable sketches that you can choose by size and single or multiple photos.

Creating Keepsakes magazine shares about 25 sketches each month and also offers downloadable project sheets divided by issues of their magazine.

The 52 Sketches blog is no longer creating new sketches, but you can still find their sketches, along with photos of layouts creates with those sketches on their website.

EK Success community Spotted Canary has a few articles with sketches to help you get started.  You have to register to be a member of Spotted Canary, but they have all sorts of great crafting ideas!

And a quick Pinterest search for Scrapbook Sketches gave me this huge list of sketches!

Leave us a comment here with links to your favorite sites to help us add to our scrapbook sketch resource list!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More Ideas for Your Divided Page Protectors

The reason I chose the theme of divided page protectors for this Month's Roundup Workshop, is that I keep seeing them used all over the internet and in the store, and it's such a great way to scrapbook quickly and still stylish-ly!

I've been reminded by a few people, my husband included, that the idea of using an album with divided page protectors is not new.  Many of us probably had books where we could slide photos into the pages over the years.  The idea seemed to disappear with the advent of modern style scrapbooking and reappear in recent years with the growth of the Project Life album system.  The Project Life system, made popular by Becky Higgins, is a simple way of organizing your scrapbooking, using journaling cards, divided page protectors and 3-ring binders.

But the more I look over Project Life albums on the internet and in person, the more I believe that we can all have this type of album, in more of an individual style, by using divided page protectors (like the WeR Memory Keepers ones we stock in the store) and our own favorite papers and embellishments.

In the class handout, I have described many different configurations of divided page protectors and give you examples I have created.

Since I was inspired by many of the layouts I found on the internet, I wanted to share those with you too.  So here is a small compilation of what I have inspire you!  Click on the photos to link to the blogs and pages where I found them.

Project Life by Ali Edwards
Check out the PL section on her blog for TONS of inspiration! Deb Duty

Jessica is a digital scrapper, but her layouts provide a great inspiration for us paper scrappers too!

Of course, Kelly has tons of beautiful pages on her blog, but I chose this one because she added a smaller page protector in between her larger ones here.  I find that doing this adds a little surprise and something unexpected to your album.  You could add a small 4" x 6" pocket, adhered to one of your page protectors or stick in a 6" x 6" or 8 1/2" x 11".  Whatever size you use, you create a focal point by switching up the sizes of your pages.

I chose this double page spread from all of Lindsay's AMAZING layouts because, it shows how you can combine a divided page protector with a simple 12" x 12" layout/page protector.
Lindsay is a digital scrapbooker and uses a multitude of layout designs in her album, so be sure to click over and see everything on her blog!

Liz also uses page protectors of varying sizes in her albums and has TONS of photos on her blog!

Imagine how simple it is will be to create pages for the holidays with divided page protectors!
And notice how Loni mixes up the styles of page protectors in her album.

If you're interested in stitching on your layouts, even when you use divided page protector layouts, check out Marcy Penner's Blog!

Mary Ann combines different size page protectors and all sorts of little embellishments in her album!

I like this close up of Michelle's page protector.  It's very cool how she stitches on tons of things in her books and I think a spot for Random Receipts would be a fun addition to our Roundup Layouts too!

Another cool post on Michelle's blog features some little Mother's Day notebooks, decorated with the papers contained in your April kit!

Now, I know this isn't a layout...but it IS a very cool idea!  Use a transparency, cut to fit your page protector to mount a photo or embellishment!  Even when we're using divided page protectors, it's fine to think outside the box and get creative with our embellishments.  Monica does have tons of other divided page protector layouts on her blog, so be sure to check them out.

Sheri is a digital scrapbooker who makes lovely layouts in the style of divided page protectors.  These layouts show how we can use regular paper 12" x 12" scrapbook pages to create a divided page protector style Monthly Roundup layout.

I hope you're inspired to try a divided page layout or two...or to start an entire divided page protector album!

For even more inspiration...stop by my Pinterest Page and check out the Project Life Board!

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Friday, March 30, 2012

More Ideas for Your Calendar Layouts

If you're taking my Monthly Roundup Workshop, you know that we're discussing calendar layouts during this 3rd Edition of the workshop.  I found so many great ideas that I wasn't able to put them all in this month's handout.  So, I'm putting the extras here on the blog to give you some more inspiration.

A calendar is a great way to include tons of photos in one layout, making it a great canvas for the Roundup Technique.  These calendar layouts can also be put together to create a calendar to hang in your home or give as a gift.

So check out these layouts and let them inspire you!  If you're interested in checking out my Roundup Workshops and the handouts that go along with them, stop by the store to see our samples and pick up a kit.

Layout Designer: Jill Klasen

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Layout from Archivers

Layout Designer: Lilixoana

Layout Designer: Angie Briggs

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back to Basics Workshop - Technique featuring Luminarte Mists & Daubers

Hello again!  After taking a month off due to graduations & dance recitals, the Whimzee's Girls are again ready to share a new edition of our fun series of Back to Basics Workshops.  This Saturday, July 2, 2011, we'll be featuring the versatile and very colorful Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists and Daubers.  During our workshop, we'll share this great technique for adding more color and a little glitz to your papercrafting projects.  We'd love it if you could call the store at (503) 259-9130 or leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page, to let us know you're planning on stopping by.  (We like to get a handle on how many make & takes to prepare before each workshop.)

While we're busy prepping for this fun workshop, we did some research and thought you might enjoy taking a look at all the projects we found in the Creative Imaginations Gallery, featuring these fun products.  Bookmark this post, then you can easily find it when you pull out all the fun mists & daubers you bought at the store!


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