This month’s scrapbooking sketch has two places for photos and four for words.

Photos are the main part of any scrapbook layout, but many times we skimp on the words we use.

This month, why not use the words to bless those who view your layout, whether family members and friends now or in the future.

As I write this I’m reminded of a comment heard from time to time:

“When God made us he gave us two ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we speak”

Great advice when we are in company, however, we’re talking about scrapbooking today so it’s ok to say a bit more on this layout ;) Although if we employ it more often we may be better able to fill our scrapbooks with the quotes we want!

Ali Edwards has said that she wants those viewing her layouts ‘to be captivated by the photos, engaged by the story and charmed by the details.’ A great sentiment that struck a cord with me. How about you?

We’re not all at the same stage in our scrapbooking abilities. Many are artists using this as a creative outlet; others want to record their family history; and many simply want to have something to look back at to remember.

Don’t worry if you are not an artist whose every layout is a masterpiece of creativity. Look around and find the styles you like and use them to fulfill your ambition to make a scrapbook to contain your precious memories – and have fun doing it.

When working with this new scrapbooking sketch, how would you include the various elements Ali talks about? Whether you use the sketch as it is for a simple layout or add your own ideas to it and make it worthy of a place of honor in one of the major galleries of the world, let us know how you get on. If you need some ideas Ali’s books are listed below – you could put one of them on your Christmas list to get some great ideas to adapt for this scrapbooking sketch. Whatever you do, have fun!


A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking

A Designer’s Eye- scrapbooking with patterned paper

Life Artist