Monday, July 30, 2007

A reminder to all of Scrapbook Generation's club members: Your kits for August will be available for pick-up on Wednesday!

If you haven't taken one of our free sketch classes yet, you're missing out! Sketches are a great way to make a quick, attractive page, with no stress. I'll be repeating the sketch from June this Thursday (August 2), and still have openings in the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. sessions. The suggested paper for this sketch comes from a great group by Cosmo Cricket called Halfway Cafe. Colors are deep reds and rusts, blues and teals, and soft butter yellow. This sketch is perfect for quick use of 4x6 and 4x4 photos, and you are free to choose other papers if you don't like my selection!

On Saturday (August 4) we have the first installment of our Hall of Fame Sketches. The cardstock used will be french vanilla, and the patterned papers are from K & Company's Bailey collection -- beautiful muted tones and sophisticated patterns! I'll lead the sessions, but the sketch is designed by Allison Davis. Her sketches often will have 5x7 and larger photos, as well as smaller sizes like 2x2 and 3x3.

How the sessions work:
You receive an exclusive computer sketch of a scrapbook layout, free. The sketch (think of it as a blueprint of a page) includes exact measurements of page elements and photos. The approximately hour-long session features a brief overview of design rules used in the sketch, ways it can be altered to fit your photos, time to create a two-page spread, and advice on colors and embellishments (if desired).

You are responsible for purchasing your own supplies at the sketch session. The suggested cardstock and patterned papers are available for purchase (the total is usually less than $4), or you may select other Scrapbook Generation papers to buy and use.

It's important to bring cutting tools, adhesives, and other items you normally use to work on pages, or purchase them on-site. Bringing your photos is a good idea, but is not required.

To read comments about the sketch sessions from those attending, go to and click on "free sketch sessions."

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