You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here: Life Documented Sketch #9
The left side of the sketch is designed as just a normal/traditional style scrapbook page while the right side of the sketch uses a combination of photos and cards to fit the Sn@p! Pocket Page, Design 7.
Here's what I put together based on the sketch above:
After we finished taking our annual Christmas card photos last year I ended up with some fun "brother" shots. The boys were being goofy and just having fun since the official photo shoot was over. Homespun ended up being the perfect match for these photos. The colors, style, and theme were exactly what I was looking for to document this moment. I especially love how the wood background almost perfectly matches the wood fence in one of the pictures.
One the left page I have a big grouping of photos making up most of the design on the page. I love photo blocks (a big grouping of photos) like this on sketches. This is always a great area to adapt the sketch to fit the amount of photos and the size of the photos you have. I see these blocks as a puzzle, an opportunity to play around with different sizes and combinations. There are endless possibilities!
I thought the little jar and "filled with love" brad was so cute! Every time I looked at it I thought of this jar being so filled with love that it was bursting or overflowing so I used small hearts coming out of the top to make it look like it was.
I added a small title at the bottom of the 4 x 6" photo. The main title for the whole layout is on the right page but I wanted something on the left, more traditional side of the layout too.
On the right page I used a Sn@p! Pocket Page. I really, really enjoy how quickly my pages go together when I use a Pocket Page!
For the 6x12 pocket I went with the simplicity of the 6x12 Page Elements patterned paper in the collection combined with my own design of photo layout.
For the title of the page I just went with the large "family" already on the 6x12 piece and just simply used the red alphabet stickers to add brothers to it.
For some extra detail I added a few heart accents around the photos.
In the top 4x6 pocket I used a 4x6 card and paired one of the 3x3 Insta-Squares with a 2x3 photo. These Insta-Squares are one of my absolute favorite things right now. I love working with squares and tend to use a lot of 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4 photos. So having these cute little squares to go with those photos is awesome!
I finished the design on the 4x6 card with a double stitched border.
I will be using the 12x12 Sn@p! Leather Album in black for all my Life Documented pages. I love the quality of the faux leather and the stitching accent!
I used the 12x12 Sn@p! Pocket Pages, Design 7 from the Variety Pack. You get so many great options and designs with the Variety Pack!
The Homespun products I used were:
• Fundamental Cardstock Stickers
• Expression Cardstock Stickers
• Grateful Patterned Paper
• Stitched Together Patterned Paper
• Homemade Patterned Paper
• Beautiful Life Patterned Paper
• Heart & Home Patterned Paper
• 6x12 Page Elements Patterned Paper
• Grey Wood/Grid Patterned Paper
• Green Dots Patterned Paper
• Red Dots Patterned Paper
• Yellow Dots Patterned Paper
• Teal Dots Patterned Paper
• Sn@p! Cards
I hope you enjoy using the new Life Documented sketch!