I used a sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 8 which arrived in the mail last week and I was excited to sit down and start playing. It was a little difficult at first because I had printed a large photo (12x8) and most of the sketches use multiple 4x6 photos, which is one of the reason I love them! I found a sketch that a collage of photos groupd in the middle so I thought why not replace them with my one large photo. Worked like a charm! It's amazing how flexible sketches can be if you just put your mind to it! Once I settled on the sketch, it was a quick go from there.
I have a nifty little tip for you that will save you money! See my journalling spot? It's actually the package backing to chipboard elements from this collection. I find that more and more manufactures are putting some cool designs on their packaging so why no use it! I simply cut a square and then punches the corners and tada my very own journalling spot that matches the layout perfectly. Next time you use pre-bought embellishments look at the packaging ... you never know ... it might be useful.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Embellishments: GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Chipboard Sticckers and Layered Chipboard Stickers; Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 8; Tools: Dymo Label Makers and Stamping Up Reverse Corner Rounder.