[31days17] “Using Scrapbook Sketches and Templates”

by Lain Ehmann on July 17, 2013


31 Days of Scrapbooking Questions - ANSWERED! http://www.layoutaday.com

Using scrapbooking sketches and templates typically make scrapbooking faster. But sometimes using a detailed scrapbook sketch can actually take LONGER. This video discusses how to speed up scrapbooking with templates and sketches, and also how to personalize scrapbook sketches to your own style.

(Remember you can also watch via iTunes and on my YouTube channel.)

Resources in Today’s Video:

  • Get an exclusive “Gettin’ Sketchy: 10 Tried and True Sketches for Super Scrapbookers” just by “liking” our Layout a Day Facebook page!


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  • Sarah

    Thanks for this! I just found you so I’m late to the party but I figure I’ll start the challenge when I get a chance & will follow along well behind everyone. I just liked your page on FB but when I tried to look at the free templates, I got “The server at apps.af-design.com can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed.” message (just an FYI).

    As for templates, I’ve never used them (among other things, I do freelance layout & design) but I do like having them, & screenshots of other people’s finished layouts, on file to look at just in case I feel in a rut. Like you, I prefer to lift ideas from the finished pages & mostly what I lift is photo placement as I don’t really use embellishments of any kind other than, occasionally, punched shapes that reflect the events or perhaps some pretty paper borders (my albums are photo albums with titles, captions, & stories).

    Thanks so much for your blog & for sharing your ideas! I can’t wait to go through it all.


  • Sarah

    And of course, shortly after hitting “post” the FB link started working again!

  • LainEhmann

    Glad it is working for you!

  • Kelli Panique

    Great insight on sketches. I find I use sketches more on event pages where I’m trying to get several photos on a page. They are great for helping the puzzle come together!

  • LainEhmann

    Hi Sarah! If you still cannot download the ebook, please email support (at) layoutaday.com and we’ll email you a copy of the book. Sorry about that!

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