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Monday, July 14, 2008

Make Your Own Sketches from Magazines

There's no question that scrapbookers LOVE to use sketches. (Including myself!) Just look at all of the books available featuring these little time-savers! But, you don't need to buy a book of sketches to gain inspiration, you can make your own Sketch Book by using magazines that you probably have stacked up around your home already!

I bought a cute notebook just for this purpose. After I read a magazine, I look through it again with different eyes . . . scrapbooking eyes. I look at the shapes of ads and articles and sketch down ideas for future layouts. Let me show you what I mean.



Below I have scanned in several pages from a "Penzey's Spices" Catalog and one Proactiv Advertisement. Below each page you will see the layout sketch I made from it.













For this final ad from the Penzey's Spices Catalog, I not only wanted to show you the sketch I made, but also a layout I made using the sketch. This layout was made using the Picnic Basket Kit.





If you happen to create a layout using one of these sketches, link us in the comment section, we would all love to take a peek! Thanks! Have a great week!

12 comments:

Lonely Paul said...

Hello

noelmignon said...

This is so smart!! I will definatley start doing this because I usually end up with piles of magazine pages which are such a mess!

PS...can anyone find Paul a wife?? :)

Greta Adams said...

LMAO noel....i was like lonely paul must really be lonely if he is hanging out a scrapbooking sites...lol he must want a crafty chick...

anyway jana this is soooo cool....thanks for sharing this fab idea

Jennifer said...

Great organization!! I like your "scrapper's eye"

Virginia said...

You rock, my friend. I will be implementing this tonight!

What in the heck, lonely paul???!! Hehehe

Dana said...

WOW! There are so many terrific tips here and loving that adorable book!

Regan said...

Genious!! holy crap love it!

Helen said...

this is brilliant !!!

Sunny said...

WOW Jana!

You have such creative mojo!
Thanks for sharing your tips and getting my thinking cap recharged.

Sunny~

chelemom said...

Such a great idea!!! I am definitely going to do this!Off to find a notebook!

melita said...

those are awesome!

Diane said...

Such a great idea! TFS!