I am a huge fan of sketches, they allow you to create and explore your ideas by giving you a starting point. I use three websites to find great sketches. My current favorite (and the one I use most often) is Let's Scrap. Second would be Scrapbooks, etc. and the one I just found today is Frosted Designs. Links to all three are at the bottom of the page. I will try to label my posts on which ones I've used and if I can get permission to do so, post the sketch I used.
I hope this helps anyone looking for inspiration! If you have any questions, I will do my best to help you out! I am also going to try and give more detail on what I'm doing in my layouts and cards. It's so exciting to get back into the hobby I enjoy the most!
While wondering through Let's Scrap's sketch gallery I came upon a few new ideas to try!
The biggest challenge for me was to leave the blue square off-centered. I really like things to be symmetrical and clean looking. I love how it came out though!
This was a super simple card for my secret sister at church. I really love the colors on this card, so much fun!
This card will be an anniversary (or wedding) card for someone very special. I especially loved getting to use my new favorite ribbon (with butterflies). It was the inspiration for this card's color scheme.
Using this week's Let's Scrap sketch as an inspiration:
This is my all-time favorite layout! It's about my family's reunion last summer, an exciting time for my family! I did several paper-pieced flowers for this layout which was a new skill for me.
Another Let's Scrap Sketch: This is a layout about my daughter's artistic talent. She is a very creative little girl and I wanted to showcase her creations!
A New Year's Eve layout that I am still kind of iffy on. Not sure I like it but I am choosing to let it go! The important part (the pictures) look great and show how much fun we had with the sparklers.