Sunday, August 17

Daytona Beach

For those of you who aren't members, I am co-owner (with my awesome co-leader Sandy!!) of a great little scrapbooking group. Click here to check it out. We host a monthly sketch challenge and this is the sketch that was chosen by last months winner. I struggled with this sketch. Man did I struggle. My yearly albums are 8 1/2 x 11 and there was no way I was fitting that many pictures on a page that size. So I decided that I would try it in the original 12x12 that the sketch calls for.

After I finished it occurred to me that the only 12x12 albums I'm working on are the kids albums and this was about my birthday. So I redid it in 11 x 8 1/2 landscape for the digital album I'm working on. It wasn't hard at all altering the sketch to a different size. I had to resize the pictures a tiny bit and change the shape of the journaling box. The circle had to go more at an angle to the focal picture than directly at the side, but the results were pretty similar I think. I do a lot of changing sketches up a bit, because most sketches are 12x12 and most of my layouts are 8 1/2 x 11. The final product below shows you how simple it is to make any sketch work for almost any size layout. Plus the longer layout gave me an opportunity to use the adorable little flip flops embellishment.

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