Becky's Sketch December 2009

by Becky Higgins

A Springboard for Creativity


Sketches for scrapbooking are a tool, a springboard for creativity, a solution and a helping hand when you're not sure where to start a layout. (We all know that feeling!) During the holidays, having that helping hand is especially important. That's why I'm pleased to share this sketch and two holiday layouts with you. Consider them a holiday gift to you to accomplish more scrapbooking this winter!



Christmas of '08 by Becky Higgins. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Karen Foster Design; Rub-on letters: American Crafts; Chipboard "c" letter: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Frames: Stacked Photo Clusters by Katie Pertiet; Photo-corner punch: EK Success; Ink: ColorBox, Clearsnap; Fonts: CK Becky and Gill Sans; Adhesive: Easy-Stick Double Stick Adhesive, Duck Products.

Design Tip: By incorporating photo corners on the main cluster of photos, I enhanced the look of cohesiveness. Also notice how I incorporated our family's Christmas card into the design on the right side of the layout.


End of 2008 Holidays by Becky Higgins. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Punches: EK Success; Fonts: CK Becky (title) and Gill Sans; Adhesive: Easy-Stick Double Stick Adhesive, Duck Products.

Photo Tip: If you follow my column, you know this is another summary type of layout that I love to do. All of the fall-going-into-winter holidays are summed up in one layout for the album of my daughter, Claire. I labeled each grouping of two pictures for the sake of clarity and organization.


More Layouts with This Sketch

To see more layouts based on this sketch, check out the "Becky's Sketch" column in the December 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

Free Sketch Downloads

Try these variations on this month's sketch! You can download them in a PDF file for your binder.

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November 2009
I cant get it zoomed to make it big for me to see better so i need with it
Will miss Becky's sketches but am looking forward to what will replace her work.
Becky's Sketches
I love Becky's Sketches - they've helped me so much and I am very sad that she is no longer with CK. I must admit I have gotten someone frustrated with the Sketch downloads - sometimes there is no pdf download for the sketch, only the variations. Sometimes there is no option to download at all and you must save as a .jpg. I just wish it was more consistent. Also, I can't seem to locate August's sketch. At any rate, I'm glad CK makes these downloads available. Thanks CK
Beckys sketches
I love her sketches. It's the onlyreason I buy the magazine honestly I am so sad to see her go... But I am curios and hopeful to see what you will be filling in her place. Thank you for all the years and inspiration you've given me becky, thank you for teaching me to scrapbook :)
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