Sketch Thursday

Hey there! It’s Jen with a new Thursday sketch for you. This sketch is based on one of my favorite layouts in the Design Team Gallery by Melissa Mann. I love the impact that the large photo has on this layout (and it’s so cute!), but I wanted to show you how you can achieve a similar look using any size photos.

I used two 4×6 photos, the January kit + vellum hearts, and some patterned papers from the Thankful and Joyful collections. I love how it turned out and I love the way a sketch allows you to worry less about the design of your layout and focus on the fun stuff!

If you want to see my process, you can watch me put it all together in this video:

And, here are some close ups of the layout:

We can’t wait to see how you use this sketch! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create any type of project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by January 27th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on January 28th.

3697_4040_14504680489243_bigAnd, congrats to our randomly selected winner this week! Meagain created this “Master Chef” layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at to claim your prize!


  1. snazzy jj says

    I really enjoyed seeing Jenn’s process video included with the sketch. I feel a lot more inspired and now can’t wait to try some of her ideas with my Elle Studio products.

  2. Lindsay says

    I like your take on the sketch! Love that you included so much journaling! I just recently started purchasing the kits, so I don’t have much ES product. I only have one paper pack. Is it okay to participate using other manufacturers papers/embellishments? Thanks!

  3. Congrats to Meagain!!! Lovely lo!! And LOVING Jen’s lo!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I was so excited on Thursday when I saw the new sketch I didn’t read any further just printed it out to work on this weekend. Just finished my layout from the newest sketch and going to add it and see I won last week.
    Thanks so much everyone.

  6. Sharmon - tpgirl says

    Finally back to scrapping. I converted this sketch to 8.5×11 and it ended up quite simple. I love a great sketch to get my mojo back on track. I am going to use this one again with a large photo on 12×12.

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