Becky's Sketch

Becky Higgins

A 10-Photo Sketch

September 2009 Becky's Sketch

If you're stuck with a lot of photos (how about 10 of them?) and aren't sure how to fit them all on one layout, try out this sketch design!

September 2009 Becky's Sketch Layout

Retirement by Becky Higgins. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Scenic Route; Letter stickers and brad: American Crafts; Corner-rounder punch: EK Success; Ink: ColorBox, Clearsnap; Pen: Precision Pens, American Crafts; Font: Gill Sans; Adhesive: Easy-Stick, Duck Products, Henkel Corporation.

Notice how I used a 12" x 6" photo that spanned both pages of my layout instead of using two 6" x 6" photos. See how you can adapt the sketch to make it your own!


Becky's time-saving tip: Let this layout design be a reminder that even just one or two simple elements (a strip of patterned paper or a turned corner) can be all you need to complete a layout. I really appreciate layouts that take less time. Don't you?

To see more layouts based on this sketch, check out the "Becky's Sketch" column in the September 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.

September 2009 Sketch Variations



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September sketch
When you print the sketch for furture refrence why do you have to put up with Sprints add right in the middle of the left hand sketch?? Very annoying.
sketches keep me on task
I've loved all your sketches throughout the years and Im finally realizing how quick I can whip out a layout! Thanks! I've used your sketches in group challenges and it gets everyone to produce!
Talented becky higgins
You are SOO talented! Everytime I see a new sketch Im in awe at the variety and creativity even after so many pages! Thank you so much for teaching me to scrapbook through sketches, I was lost before I saw how you go from a sketch to a page. :)
Printing Sketches
Download the pdf sketch, click on it, it will go blue, opposite click and copy. Open a Word doc, opposite click and paste the sketch. Opposite click on the sketch and select format, choose layout, choose tight, click OK. Now you can enlarge your sketch, by clicking on the sketch and then click and drag out the corners. I change my page to a landscape and enlarge the sketch to fill most of the page. Then save or print it. Good Luck:-)
Please Help!
This is my first time on this website. I am been receiving the Creating Keepsakes magazine for about 8-10 years now, but have just gotten on the website. What I need help with is getting the PDF files to print. My computer will not print on my printer. I do not know what I am doing wrong. Please HELP! I would love to start a binder with not only the sketches but the other freebies! Thank you so much in advance!
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