With 3 toddlers at home I find that I do not have the time I used to for scrapbooking so when I sit down I find it helps to have a game plan and lately sketches have helped a lot. My scrapbook area is also in our basement where some many of our girls toys are so I am sharing the space with the little ones and I get interrupted a lot while scrapbooking so I find having a sketch helps me regain my focus after a variety of interruptions from our little angels.
I found a sketch that I really liked on the Basic Grey blog and I wanted to use it for the kiddos Halloween layout. But once I started I had to many pictures to work on the layout as is. One option was just add some additional pictures to the layout as sketches to me are guidelines, I do not feel I need to follow them 100% but I still had to many pictures. So I thought about it some and decided to use the same sketch for layouts for all 3 girls. So I used the same sketch for each of the 3 kiddos and the same paper pack for 2 of the 3 kiddos, I thought that using the same paper and sketch would bring some cohesiveness and bring all the pages together as one but yet mixing the papers up a bit gave them each a unique flair.
I showed a friend all three layouts and she did not even realize they were the same sketch and that two were the same papers.
Here are the details on products used on this layout:
- Basic Grey Blog Sketch from August 13, 2012
- My Minds Eye - The Spiders Web from 2009 (was hoarding paper!)
- Pumpkin Patch
- Cauldron Bubbles
- Witches Lace
- Haunted Parlour
- CTMH Art Philosophy
- Black Close to my Heart
- Beware D1381
- Thriller D1442
Stay tuned for layout number 2 of the 3 coming soon!
Until next time; Happy Scrappin!