Monday, June 20, 2011

CK Sketch Challenge and Other Blank Layouts

I feel like I spent the day carting the kids around and then waiting to pick them up and move them to their next appointment.  It was hard to find a chunk of time to do anything big. So, I pulled out my June counterfeit kit and made some blank layouts to be filled in with photos I'm sure I will take on our trip this summer. The first blank layout (up top) is in response to the Counterfeit Kit Summer Add-on Sketch Challenge and based on a sketch from Page Maps (it's the bottom right corner sketch at this link - I flipped it to make a matching page for a two page layout).
Next up I created this blank layout based on this Shimelle Sketch for five 4x6 photos.
Finally, I just made a simple grid layout with the remaining pieces of my kit. All-in-all, I felt like I was productive in my little bits of time. What do you do when you only have 30-45 minutes here and there all day long?

18 comments:

Amy said...

I am impressed with your organisation Rinda, I have tried to pre-make pages before and it wasn't successful ... your designs will lend themselves to all styles of photos and plenty of journaling!

In short periods of time I like to edit my photos on the creative front and fold washing on the less than creative front ... or vacuum, but never iron - I have to set aside a specific time for that task, otherwise it never gets done!

beccaf1970 said...

What a great way to use up your kit, and nice take on the sketch!

When I have limited time, my project stays out on my desk. I'll pop in to the office/craft room when I can and add a few embellishments. The next day I might have time to do the journaling. Takes a while to finish a page, but I like having the time to tweak the layout to my liking!

Sian said...

Now, that is a seriously good plan! I had a day like that yesterday too - I must have been in and out of the house about six times going to various events!

laurie said...

what a great way to work on your scrapbook - proactively! i have those days, too, when i am just driving and waiting. i usually try to bring a book or journal but often forget.

Jimjams said...

WOW - lovely pages despite the lack of photos - I look forward to hearing if the pre-planning works as I've never tried that!

helen said...

You did really well to get all that done! Like the flipped sketch

Marjie Kemper said...

I so understand the carting/waiting/carting/waiting type of day! Glad to have found your blog.. thanks for your comment on mine. I love the way you planned the blank layouts w/o photos... very organized!

Marjie Kemper said...

I so understand the carting/waiting/carting/waiting type of day! Glad to have found your blog.. thanks for your comment on mine. I love the way you planned the blank layouts w/o photos... very organized!

Lisa said...

wow, impressed at your thinking ahead to make blank pages. Cambridge... love it! I lived there for a few years and it's a gorgeous place, just beautiful!
Great pages - it will be so easy to get them finished up when you get back!

humel said...

I visit blogs!! Or make an art journal page - background or journaling, or both if I'm keeping it simple :) You've clearly used your time well, these look great xx

Cheryl said...

wow what a great idea love it x

furrypig said...

that is such a great idea Rinda, I am so unorganised! It takes me sooo long to make a LO normally but this seems a great idea. Any free time with me is either spent tring to catch up on all the fabby blogs I follow or to try and read!

Tricia said...

These are awesome layouts. I have never done this before - it scares me because I work my layouts around my photos. When I have bits of time, I read.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very nice, I like them all. They all look finished, aside from the photos.

I always have a hard time with layouts, they never seem to look "finished" to me but I keep moving, otherwise I'll never get anything done, lol.

Margie said...

Great use of your kit!I love these pages!

A Creative Operation said...

This is inspiring...I have been thinking about doing this, making layouts ahead of time, but haven't...I should! These are beautiful!

redmom said...

You're really ahead of the game! I have only ever made 1 layout without the photo....and I had the photo I wanted to use, but it just wasn't with me that day!

Have fun filling up those great layouts with summer memories!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I'd say this was a good use of your spare time, Rinda! The layouts are great.

When I have small snippets of time I usually make lists or sketch out some project that I've been thinking of. Now that my kid is grown and out of the nest I don't have much of those waiting times but I remember them all too well!