02-Sketch-Idea WEBLooking for something to do this weekend? Then try this month’s scrapbooking sketch for your next scrapbooking layout. It’s a jigsaw just waiting for you to fit the pieces together.

Do you like jigsaw puzzles? I rarely have the patience to finish the real things, but this kind is fine – there are not too many pieces, lol! And the fun with a scrapbooking sketch is that you don’t have to follow it exactly. As a springboard for your imagination you can use as many pieces as you wish. If you want you can use this page layout idea as it is with all the pieces you see, or just use a few, or then again make your own jigsaw pattern.

Read on for 5 scrapbooking ideas and 5 journaling ideas.

If you are a digital scrapper you’ll find the jigsaw shapes in the artwork content section of PSE. Use them as masks for your photos, and vary the size according to your needs. You may want to show your whole extended family or organisation with a full-page jigsaw, or you may want to use just four or five large pieces to show a nucleus.

5 Scrapbooking Ideas:

  1. How does your family/school/organization fit together? Some fit together perfectly while others strain at the seams, yet are held by invisible threads. What are the threads that hold your group together?
  2. Show some of the branches of your family tree.
  3. What rough edges do you see in yourself that you want to change for a better fit?
  4. How do you keep your head when all around you are losing theirs?
  5. Who or what is missing that makes you, your family, school or organisation incomplete?

5 Journaling Ideas:

  1. Write on the jigsaw pieces – you could intersperse your journaling with the photographs.
  2. Hang a tag or tags from the jigsaw pieces with your journaling on it/them.
  3. There’s lots of space around the jigsaw pieces to write on.
  4. Hide your journaling on a tag behind some of the pieces.
  5. If you decide to use just a few puzzle pieces you’ll have room to add strips of cardstock with your journaling on it.

A scrapbooking sketch can be a great springboard to get you off on a new layout. But remember it is just that, a springboard, and does not have to be followed exactly. Once your own inspiration kicks in it becomes totally your own. To find more scrapbooking ideas click on our sketches.