Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team layout 8-15-15

Let's scrap sketches design team page

It’s so hard to think that the summer is winding down… pretty soon the sun will be setting at 5 o’clock and everyone will be putting out their Halloween decorations. But before we say goodbye to the summer completely, come play with the Let’s Scrap Sketches team and show us your interpretations of this latest sketch by linking them to the homepage.

I used the left layout in this 2 page sketch as my inspiration.  Instead of squares, I drew some lines in india ink, highlighted a few them in red and blue, and added some lines of scriptures and white stars.

The pictures in this layout are from the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.  I loved this plaque and the remembrance of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their families and their country.  I’ve been learning a lot about WWII recently, and when I found these pictures I couldn’t resist using them in my layout.

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The prize for this round is 3 Digi Stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.  They offer digital and rubber stamps, and add new products every month.  The rest of the design team has created some fantastic layouts, as well, So what are you waiting for?  We can’t wait to see your pages!!

Design Team layout 7-1-15

design team layout for Let's Scrap Sketches July 1, 2015


The beginning of July means another layout for Let’s Scrap Sketches!  Can you believe the year is already half over?  I try not to think about it too hard…  so here’s the sketch I based this layout on.

I have to admit, I really struggled with this layout, mostly because I was experimenting with some different combinations and things didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted.  I used a lot of modeling paste over stencils to add more interest, since my layout doesn’t have an overabundance of layers or embellishments.  I added a few sprays of walnut ink to color the paste a bit.  Since I was using the paste and stencils to form gears, I thought it would be cool to dirty them up a little bit- add a little black to make the gears look a little dirty… plus, I was just curious if embossing powder would work on top of modeling paste.  It does… sort of.  The paper really buckled and the paste bubbled up- not necessarily bad things, but I know now that I need something to help prime the paper first if I’m going to do something like that- probably some clear gesso.

design team layout with modeling paste and embossing powder

If you have a few minutes, head on over to the Let’s Scrap Sketches blog– I have to say, I’m really excited about the prizes for this sketch.  Stampendous is giving away a set of stamps to the winner!  I love their brand- they’ve got some great stamp collections,  so create your layout and upload it to the blog for a chance to win!

design team layout for let's scrap sketches

Design Team Layout for Let’s Scrap Sketches- 6-15-15

Design team sketch for June 15thIt’s the middle of the month again (seriously?!), and that means another sketch challenge for Let’s Scrap Sketches!  I’m going to be honest, this was not my favorite sketch.  I really struggled at first to find a way to make it work, but as I kept at it, this design team layout actually turned into one of my favorites so far.

I’m realizing, too, that my husband has kind of taken over all my photos-  there aren’t too many I have that don’t have him in them, even less that are something other than the two of us, so my apologies if you are getting sick of layouts with just us… what can I say?  He’s kind of my whole world…  🙂

Design Team layout june 15th

Anyway, on to the sketch challenge!  Our sponsor for this sketch is Dr. Diji’s House of Stamps.  If you come play along with us and win the sketch challenge, you get 2 of his digital stamps, your choice.  Plus the satisfaction of knowing you’re scrapbooking royalty.  So head on over to the blog, check out the rest of the design team layouts, and get creating!  We want to see your pages!

Design Team layout closeup flowers

Let’s Scrap June 1st Sketch

scrapbook layout with chipboard elements

Time for another sketch!  I loved the stars in this one.  They are perfect for the Christmasy theme I wanted to do, and I love the rustic charm they add to my page, especially combined with the selfies my niece and nephew and I took together.  The brown paper, gold splatters, and spots of red ink gives the layout a finished look.

June 1st Let's Scrap SketchA big thanks to UmWow Studios for their delicious chipboard confetti.  I absolutely love every kind they offer!  (And it totally smells, good, too.  Is that weird?  For me to love the smell of chipboard?  Not sure…)

scrapbook layout with chipboard elementsSo, now that you’ve seen the sketch, come check out what the rest of the Design Team has done, and play along with us!  We love seeing so many different designs and ideas from one sketch- it’s definitely inspiring.  Plus, you get an awesome prize if you win the sketch challenge!

Design Team Sketch and Layout 4-15-15

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I had a lot of fun creating the layout for this week.  I used the same paper line as last time- Prima’s Archivist collection.  It works so perfectly for these types of photos and memories.

scrapbook layout for Let's Scrap sketches design teamI used several layers of various papers under the photos, including vellum and walnut ink stained paper that I stamped with versamark.  Some Tim Holtz tissue tape, some modeling paste over a clock stencil, and a few metal embellishments, and I couldn’t be happier with how this layout looks.

mixed media scrapbook layout scrapbook layout close up mixed media scrapbook layout closeupI love taking these sketches and letting them lead me to different ideas and designs.  There are many times when it really helps to have a guide through the entire process.

Head on over to Let’s Scrap and check out what the rest of the team has done with the sketch.  Play along with us for a chance to win some cool prizes.  Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online, and they are offering the winner of our challenge a free workshop!  I hope to see your sketch up on the blog soon.


Design Team Sketch 4-1-15


Let's scrap April 1st sketchAnother sketch to show!  Yay!!

My take on the sketch is only one scrapbook page, but it really put itself together. Between the sketch guiding my hand, and the fact that this paper and most of the embellishments had just come in my Prima order from, this layout was a no brainer.  Just look at this paper!  So yummy!  I absolutely love everything about Prima’s Archivist line.  I am obsessed with everything about it.

Let's Scrap fort sumter scrapbook layout

The rest of the Design Team has some pretty awesome layouts as well, so go check out their interpretations of the sketch and then show us yours!  We’d love to have you play along with us.  

Fort Sumter layout closeup