I was looking at one of my favorite sites, Once Upon a Sketch, and clicked on an image I liked and found a website I liked, then went to another...and a long rabbit trail later I happily stumbled across a site I had never heard of before called ScrapFit. A bit of a strange theme, admittedly, but it seems very well thought out and really is about scrapping. It was here I found this simple sketch and some very good, simple and VARIED samples using the sketch.
I really love how this site has samples that are simple. I don't need $40 of product on every page. They also are about preserving memories. Some sites samples are about selling product so there may be one photo on the page and it's just crammed with flowers and tags and metal charms and sprays. They may be beautiful but not very practical for me-especially trying to keep up on scrapping five children :)
Anyway, here's the sketch and my take on it. I made it into a double layout because I didn't want all the photos smooshed onto one page and I usually prefer double layouts anyway.
Paper is from Scrappin' Sports with misc. stickers from Authentique. So simple and easy.
Since I had a sketch to inspire me for the left side I just clustered the photos and then carried some element over to the second page. I also like to have at least one thing appear to connect the pages physically. Even though the star pp is cut I put the piece that was cut off on the first page to help further tie them together. Don't know why the photo is so fuzzy. Maybe I'll switch back to my camera from my IPad.
Don't forget to pop in if you're in Saranac this weekend for Bridgefest. Hope to see you there! Either way, have a great weekend.