My Books, Stretch Your Sketches 2

Stretch Your Sketches 2 picks up where the original Stretch Your Sketches left off. Both eBooks teach solid design principles that will help you adapt any sketch to the number of photos you have, to a different size or orientation, or from a single page to a spread. 

The first eBook covers 1-photo to 7-photo designs, 
while the sequel covers 8-photo through 20-photo designs.

 See an example sketch and layout below:

and the original, Stretch Your Sketches

If you take an engineer's eye for alignment, precision, order, and symmetry and add healthy doses of patterned paper, scallops, and creative freedom to the mix, what do you get? An organized, easy-to-follow, and FUN approach to layout design.  My eBook will show you new ways to think about your sketches, presented in such a clear and logical way you'll wonder why you haven't been scrapbooking like this for years. You'll learn solid principles that will help you adapt any sketch to the number of photos you have, to a different size (8½ x 11 or 12 x 12) or orientation (landscape or portrait), or from a single page to a spread.

My sketches can also be found here:  Double-Page Design

This eBook is all about getting more photos scrapbooked in less time.  Learn how to fit 170 photos onto 21 stylish, well-designed layouts! On top of that, you'll enjoy 24 extra tips that will help you when designing two-page spreads.

The 16 bonus sketches in the index give you examples of layout designs featuring 5-12 photos.  These sketches were created exclusively for this eBook.

and here:  Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit

This kit is packed with photo-taking ideas, beautiful photo examples, useful checklists, bonus project ideas, alternate approaches, and more to inspire the photos you take—making it easier than ever to preserve important slices of your life in pictures.

There are 12 sketches in this inspiration kit which feature 12 photos each.  
These sketches were created exclusively for this eBook.  

See an example sketch and my contributing layout below:


Published Layouts and Projects:

Scrapbook and Cards Today

Fall 2013 Issue:  Thank You card
Fall 2012 Issue:  Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch layout

Northridge Publishing 

Scrapbook Trends
August 2013:  This Boy...
June 2013:  Best Buddies 
April 2013:  Podracer
April 2012:  Happy Birthday 
April 2012:  Pizzeria Luigi 
September 2011:  Our New...
September 2011:  Practice Makes Perfect                   
May 2011:  Blessed
December 2009:  Baby Belly

June 2013:  A Beautiful Place
April 2013:  Hello
March 2013:  Thinking of You
April 2012:  Hi 
April 2012:  Thanks Again 

Create Idea Books 
Mini-Albums March 2013:  Remember This

October 2012:  Giving Thanks, layout
October 2012:  Spooky, Halloween gift tag

Mini-Albums 2008
The Best Things in Life Aren't Things

BHG Scrapbooks Etc.
October 2011:  A Day in the Life
December 2010:  Photo Booth Fun
October 2010:  I and a Robot
October 2009:  My Favorite Season
August/Sept 2008:  Little Italia

Ella Publishing Co.

Contributor Layouts:
Journaling That MattersYou and Me
Double-Page DesignRemember These Moments 
Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit:  November

Cover Layout:  List It! Childhood Edition:  Sweetheart 

Articles:  Beyond the Page, eZine article for Scrapbook Ellaments, February 2010

F+W Publications
The Big Book of Scrapbook Ideas
     Box of Love
     Little Baker's Man
     Make a Wish

Memory Makers Magazine
May/June 2008:  Goodbye & Hello
February 2011:  Mommy's Little Helper

Blue Media
Layout Blueprints 2:  Celebrating

Design Teams:

Simple Stories March 2012 to present, April 2011 to present

Pebbles, Inc. September 2012 to August 2013
Write.Click.Scrapbook.  June 2010 to August 2012
Simple Stories, Guest Designer January 2012
Jillibean Soup, Guest Design Team 2011-2012
Cocoa Daisy, Guest Designer August 2011
Ella Friend, Ella Publishing Co.,  October 2010 to December 2011
Keeping Memories Alive (sister-site to,  
                     January 2008 to December 2010  
A Page in Time Scrapbook, September 2008 to June 2009