3 Surprising Ways To Use Sketches To Make Scrapbooking Easier, Faster More FUN By Scrapbooking Coach Anna Lyons!
Anna Lyons’s scrapbook sketches tips for scrappers
1. Create a new sketch from an old sketch, by turning the sketch upside down. This makes finding new ideas so EASY!
2. Put any single page sketch next to another single page sketch to instantly create a double page layout! It’s a really fun way to scrap lots of photos of the same event!
3. Create page kits from your sketches to save time and scrap FASTER! Just pick a sketch and find the embellishments and photos to suit – then combine in a plastic folder so they’re ready for your next scrap session!
Anna Lyons says scrapbook sketches are the best way to BEAT scrappers block!
“I’ve organized the sketches by amount of pictures you want to scrap. So chapter one is for one picture sketches, chapter two is two picture sketches and so on. We have six chapters in total including a chapter devoted to double page sketches!”
This means you find the the sketch based on the amount of photos you want to use, not the other way round.
“Most scrappers end up having to leave out photos they want to scrap, but this way, you can include those ones you’d normally have to leave out”.
Over 20,000 scrapbookers use the sketches inside 525 Scrapbook Sketches, and it’s still for sale on Anna’s website here for $29.90 (plus postage and handling).
“When we first had the idea to print 525 inspiring sketches, my husband convinced me to print in China because it was cheap” she remembers, “What a mistake!”
Anna recalls, “The ink was terrible, pages were missing, it was a disaster. Ethically, we couldn’t sell a single copy. So we lost $500 worth of un-usable stock”.
“Sometimes my creativity disappears into thin air, and I can spend hours arranging and re-arranging photos on a page until they finally look good. Now, all I have to do is reach for this book and I’ve got INSTANT INSPIRATION. I can even tweak the sketches to include some of my own ideas. I can’t wait to use these sketches to FINALLY make progress on my photos. Thanks Anna!”
“This book GIVES YOU GREAT IDEAS, and pretty much lays out your pages for you! I particularly LOVE THE TWO-PAGE SPREADS, and find that there are matching “additional” layouts so you can continue your theme. This REALLY TAKES THE STRESS OUT and gives you more time for having fun!”
“Anna – OMG, I have just briefly glanced through525 New And Inspiring Scrapbooking Sketchesand can see all kinds of wonderful pages to do from these layout ideas!Makes me want to take off work right now and go home and scrap!”
“I can’t wait to start creating my own pages inspired by these beautiful sketches. This book is THE PERFECT TOOL for me and ideas for using my own photos and papers jumped off the pages as I looked through the sketches. I am SOOOOO INSPIRED ALREADY! Thank you for a tool that will definitely become part of my scrapbooking toolkit!”