Hi friends! Noreen Smith from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here, sharing two layouts based on a single sketch featuring Harvest Delight and Wicked Cute collection by Creative Memories. As I mentioned last month, I create sketches to share on my own blog and YouTube Channel, but I ‘m always looking for new inspiration for my scrapbook pages. Did you know that every week, Creative Memories posts a Round-Up of sketches based on the layouts and projects shared that week on their blog? What an incredible, ongoing source for new ideas!
I was itching to scrapbook as I couldn’t wait to play with the new fall and Halloween collections – Harvest Delight and Wicked Cute (just two more reasons to love fall!)… …and I wanted a fast and easy sketch that could fit three photos. I really liked this Creative Memories Sketch – I loved that it incorporated borders as part of the design – but the photos were the wrong orientation for the photos I was planning to use. No worries! It’s easy to switch up a sketch to make it work for you! For my first layout with Harvest Delight, I had a few photos of favorite Fall foods that I wanted to use, but they were all vertically oriented. So, I just rotated the sketch 90° to the left so that the two horizontal photos became spots for vertical photos! Then I cropped my third vertical photo down to a 4” x 4” in order to fit – an easy trick I use often!
I used the paisley and plaid papers for my background and matted my photos on some Peacock colored cardstock. Then I added two borders – a cute Picket Fence punched from the golden dandelion paper and a row of lovely Songbirds punched from the striped paper. Half of a Harvest Delight Variety Mat Card, some coordinating Stickers and three clusters of Foiled and Embossed Embellishments finished off the layout. I love the colors and patterns in this collection so much – it totally says “Fall” to me, and it works with the photos of the yummy Fall flavours I wanted to save and share perfectly! For the next layout I wanted to use some Halloween photos from when my sons were very young (they really WERE wicked cute then!) so the new Halloween collection was perfect. I had two vertical and one horizontal photo, so this time I rotated the sketch 180° AND mirrored or flipped it, placing the 6” x 4” horizontal on the bottom right-hand corner.
I used the aqua polka dots and the orange plaid as my background papers and matted the photos on Aqua cardstock for a softer look. I added three borders to this layout – a White cardstock Picket Fence and two rows of sweet Pumpkins! Banner shapes cut from other papers in the collection and a few coordinating Stickers were all I needed to complete this version of the layout. I think this is collection is such a fresh change for Halloween and works so well for photos of younger children who might not be wearing those scary monster costumes in your photos! I hope seeing how a sketch can be switched up gives you a few tricks to remember next time you see a sketch that you like but doesn’t quite work with the photos that you have. Have fun adapting and changing things to fit YOUR needs!
All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can find CM advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature. Please drop by my blog, Facebook group, YouTube Channel or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create layout sketches, cards and other projects which showcase Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.
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