CK Sketches: January 2011

by Lori Fairbanks
CK Sketches: January 2011

This issue's sketch has a playful arrangement of photos and boasts an ample amount of white space (the open areas on the layout that enhance your design). You'll love the flexibility of this sketch and how you can adjust the white space to suit your design needs as you customize this design for your own layouts.



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Yummm! by Cindy Tobey, as seen in the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.


Use the Sketch: If you have mostly vertical phoso for your layout, but the sketch calls for horizontal shots, don't stress! Just reduce your photos to wallet size and fit two of them in each horizontal photo space. The great thing about this solution is that you'll be able to fit even more photos on your layout.

Why the White Space Works: Because Cindy Tobey packed the center portion of her layout pretty full from left to right, she left white space along the top and bottom edges of her pages. You can do this on your layout too, to let the white space serve as a border to frame your pages.

See More Layouts with This Sketch! To see more layouts based on this sketch, check out the "CK Sketches" column in the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.


Free Digital Template Download! Are you a digital scrapbooker? Download our digital version of the January 2011 CK Sketch and use the layered PSD file to create a page using your favorite digital scrapbooking elements.


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Free CK Sketch Insert Download! Try variations on this month's sketch plus several additional sketches based on layouts in this issue, You can download them in a PDF file for your binder.


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Get great tips for using white space in your photos in this issue's Photo Tricks article.


Related Links:

CK Sketches: November/December 2010

CK Sketches: October 2010

 CK Sketches: September 2010

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Where are the rest?
The tear out in your magazine with all of these sketches don't all have layouts in the magazine. Some of them say " seen online...". Where do I find examples of these layouts??
Love, love, LOVE the change!
I have always appreciated the sketches in the CK magazine but often got frustrated trying to reproduce them. THANK YOU CK for now including the photo dimensions! This has made my life sooooo much easier and I know I will be using the new layout sketches much more often than the older ones without the dimensions.
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