Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Fresh Idea-Scrappin' with a Card Sketch

Good morning {ippity} peeps! It's me, Lisa, and I'm here today with a Friday Fresh Idea for ya. I've been thinking all week on what I wanted to share with you today and it finally hit me as I was thinking about getting a scrapbook page done. I have to confess. I used to be almost exclusively a scrapbooker, cards were a rare thing for me. I used to be only 2 or 3 months behind on my pictures. That is until about 2 years ago and now it's a total reversal. I'm now have about 2 years of photos stacked up, I make 1 or 2 cards a day (sometimes even more) and I scrap once a week if I'm lucky. I have good intentions, but pages take me way longer to make.
I always seem to get hung up on the layout, I get overwhelmed, and so I move on to a card. Then it hit me one day-HEY I can use a card sketch on a page!!!! I do this all the time now. I know, there are many, many scrapbook blogs, site, and magazine with great layouts and even sketches for you use. BUT if you're like me, you spend waaaaay too much time on the computer looking at cards, card sketches, and card maker's blogs!!! So next time you find a great card sketch, give it a try on a scrapbook page. I think this is great for anyone who is a beginner scrapbooker, too. It helps to work on a smaller scale when getting started, especially if this is what you are comfortable with. You can add any size page (6x6, 8x8, and even 8 1/2 x11) to a full 12x12 piece of cs to fit a 12x12 album-this is what I do all the time.

Let me show you. This is one of my go-to card card sketches.
Here's how I used it on a card, using {ippity} of course! I used some fun Farm Fresh dp by Oct. Afternoon and the cow from Simply Home

and sentiment from Just a Note.

and then here it is on a 12x12 layout of my little guy catching a fish out at our lake house (the layout is straight, don't know why it's so crooked here). The main image panel, is about 8x8 adn I just mounted it on the blue 12x12-see that's where working on a smaller scale comes in. I kept the layout really simple, focusing on the photo and a title with a few little extra images. I used my favortie caption from Life's Little Moments and the fun brackets. Then I decided to use some of the letters from Alphabetically Adorable to spell out the word-ONE. I love mixing up fonts on my titles and this cute alphabet is great for that.

So I hope this was a fresh idea to at least some of you and if it helps motivate you to scrapbook then that's even better. Seriously, scrapbooking doesn't have to be over done-keep it simple, use what you have and what you already know and you can pull together a fabulous page capturing your special moments.

If you want or need any of the stamps I featured here, check out the list of {ippity} chicks in the side bar. I know any of them would love to help get these stamps in your hands!

Hugs, Lisa


  1. I'm a total sketch girl too Lisa. and my photo stash is about 2 years old too!!! Fab idea and WONDERFUL projects!!!

  2. wonderful idea to try, lisa! thanks!

  3. its awesome., I just started scrapbooking, so my collection of pictures is big!!

  4. You're brilliant Lisa! What a fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to try it! LOVE both of your projects!

  5. Love both your creations Lisa! I spend way too much time on the computer and have not done a scrapbook page for a long time!
    I just discovered ATCs and found this helpful for my card ideas.

  6. Super fun and fresh idea! Love it! OF COURSE, your examples are what I love most about it! Thank you so super much for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  7. this is wonderful Lisa, I would have necer thought of using a card sketch on a layout and love that idea.. time to break out my card sketches and change them up. Thanks for the inspiration and love both your projects.

  8. This is the greatest idea ever Lisa!!! I haven't done a page in a while and am going to do one (soon) using a card sketch. Fabulous Flatter-Day Saturday!!!

  9. Lisa what a great post and brilliantly fresh idea!! I should definitely try this because I like you make mostly cards instead of layouts now! This is a great suggestion!

  10. This is a really neat idea. Thanks so much for sharing this as I need get more layouts done as well :)