500 Scrapbooking Sketches e-Book Review

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500 Scrapbooking Sketches is a resourceful planning guide for both beginners and seasoned scrapbookers.

Life can get busy and scrapping times can be limited. So during such moments, all you want is a “surefire way” to put together a page quickly before you make an exit! That’s why I find Jennifer Gormly’s e-book to be a practical guide. She’s an expert on single-page scrapbook layout sketches.

What’s winning about Jennifer’s scrapbook sketches? They come in a hassle-free and easy-to-follow black & white format. Besides the placements of standard elements, she dropped in some “extra bits” like border strips, row of circle embellishments, hanging tags, etc to spice up the looks of her various sketches.

Note: 500 Scrapbooking Sketches is an e-Book (electronic book) which you can download to your computer as soon as you order. No postal /shipping fee.

Let’s take a look at one of Jennifer’s sketches and see how she created a layout based on her own scrapbooking sketch right below.

 

500 Scrapbooking Sketches – Give Me Results

When I first chanced upon this e-Book, I was excited as it claims to have one of the largest collections of sketches ever.

I gotta say I got instant results from this e-book. How? It came out at the right time when I’ve just decided to start a new a scrapbook album based on mostly single-page layouts.

To put my newly-acquired 500 Scrapbooking Sketches e-Book to a “road test”, I decided to meet up with a good friend for a scrapping and chatting session one Sunday afternoon. Both of us have not been paper scrapping for months and this was the “getting back into the groove” scrapping session. We were getting “rusty”…

Our goal was to create two theme pages for that session. She didn’t use any scrapbooking sketches while I had chosen two sketches from my new e-Book to use.

As I already knew which sketches from 500 Scrapbooking Sketches I would be using, I set down to work immediately with my chosen supplies while she stared at her photos…

Results? I created two scrapbook pages as shown below during that meet-up. My friend? She struggled to finish up on just one layout.

 

Created based on Sketch 003 from 500 SS e-Book

Note: The sketch didn’t come with a “Title”, so I added in my own title. I also added a flower embellishment at the top left corner of the photo.

 

Created based on Sketch 005 from 500 SS Sketches e-Book

Note: The sketch offers single block of journaling, but I decided to break it into two blocks of journaling on the notebook papers. I also sprinkled different embellishments on the layout.

 

500 Scrapbooking Sketches – Table of Contents

Curious to know what’s in the e-book? Here’s the Table of Contents of this valuable 54-page e-Book:

  1. What is A Sketch? – Introduction to sketches.
  2. Selecting Your Sketch – Tips on selecting the best sketch to start your page with.
  3. How to Use a Sketch – An easy step-by-step guide to identifying the basic “makeup” of a sketch and how to use it to create a starting scrapbook page quickly.
  4. Personalizing Your Pages – Tips on how to throw in your special touch by “modifying” the sketches to suit your unique style and taste.
  5. Double-Page Layouts – Tips on how to combine the single-page sketches for a surprising double-page spread.
  6. Sketches for 1 Photo
  7. Sketches for 2 Photos
  8. Sketches for 3 Photos
  9. Sketches for 4 Photos
  10. Sketches for 5 Photos
  11. Sketches for 6 Photos
  12. Sketches for 6+ Photos

One thing to note – Some of Jennifer’s sketches are without “Titles” and some don’t include journaling area. So don’t be surprised when you come upon those. Not all pages need a title and not all pages need journaling. If you still feel like something is “missing”, simply add in your own title/journaling, like I did for one of the sketches above.

With this e-Book, accomplishing a few stunning scrapbook layouts after a scrapping session is very possible.

Update:

Here’s another layout that I did using Jennifer’s sketch. I like how this sketch could fit 7-photos and I immediately thought of using it for a recent event that I attended.

 

Created based on Sketch 485 from 500 Scrapbooking Sketches e-Book

Note: The sketch doesn’t come with a journaling block so I added one in. Other than that, I followed it closely.

To save time and to create beautiful scrapbook layouts, I’d recommend you get this very useful e-Book now.

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If you prefer to use double-page sketches to scrapbook mutiple photos over a two-page spread, do check out my 63 Double-Page Scrapbook Sketches e-Book.

 

 

Credits

Supplies Used for “Shoes Now” layout: Patterned paper- Basic Grey Urban Couture “Jacquard”; Cardstocks – The Paper Company; Letter stickers – Thickers by American Crafts; Flowers – Prima Marketing; Pens – Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, White UniBall Signo; Others: Buttons.

Supplies Used for “16.01.1996” layout: Patterned paper – Basic Grey Urban Couture “Gabardine”; Cardstocks – The Paper Company; Flowers – Prima Marketing; Letter Stickers – Thickers by American Crafts; Pens – Staedtler Triplus Fineliner; Others: Measuring Tape patterned paper, buttons, notebook papers.

Supplies Used for “National Day” layout: Cardstocks – The Paper Company; Chipboard embellishment – Brenda Pinnick by Paper Confections; Clear stamp – Autumn Leaves; Flowers – Prima Marketing; Pens – Uni-Pin Fine Line and Zig Memory System; Others: Ric-rack and buttons.

4 comments for “500 Scrapbooking Sketches e-Book Review

  1. KC
    April 5, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Those photo sketches are so beautiful. I wonder if you could help me how to make those sketches to my scrapbook.

    • Fion
      April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Hi KC,

      Thanks for your comment! Sketches can be a wonderful tool in helping people to scrapbook better. When working with a scrapbook sketch, you would firstly decide on which sketch to use. The sketch would show you roughly how to arrange your photos and other elements on the scrapbook page. Then it’ll be up to you to add in your photos and use your scrapbook supplies to decorate up your page. Happy scrapping!

  2. October 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I just purchased your scrapbook through a link on facebook. It won’t download. Please help.

    • Fion
      October 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Hi Rebecca,

      Sorry for the late reply! Somehow, I only saw your comment now and I hope your issue has been resolved. Please refer to your copy of receipt and contact the Jennifer Gormly, the creator of the 500 Scrapbooking Sketches to assist you with the download. I believe in the receipt, they’ve listed the email address of Jennifer for you to contact if you need technical assistance. I hope this helps!

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