Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 4.23.12

The Story | Ann Costen

Hello, Monday!  Hello, new sketch to inspire you this week!  This week’s sketch is based on this amazing layout from BasicGrey digital design team member Ann Costen.  Don’t you love how she has made her journaling a design element on this page?

Ann notes, “I never thought I’d have layouts about pets but here I am! Getting this puppy was completely unexpected but we are all learning and enjoying having this energetic fur ball at home with us! I chose two very boyish collections for this layout, using primarily the Vagabond collection as my base and complementing with red elements from the Boxer collection. The red was inspired by the red ball in the center picture, it just goes to show that inspiration can come from the smallest things!”

This week’s sketch features three photos near the bottom margin – two vertical and one square – but feel free to use this sketch however it inspires you!  Rotate it, flip it, whatever you’d like.  The choice is yours!

We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by April 29, 2012 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.



JO Gamma                            
Submitted on 2012/04/23 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for a great sketch. My son just sent these and I love how my granddaughter always looks so natural

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19 thoughts on “Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 4.23.12

    • Hey, April!

      We can see the sketch image on our end and haven’t had any others noting they can’t see it. Can you refresh?

      If that doesn’t work, I’d be more than happy to e-mail it to you! :)

      • That’s so weird Melanie! I still can’t see it for some reason so I’d love it if you’d email it to me…so sweet of you to offer!! Thanks so much. :)
        – April (

  1. go gorgeous Ann! love the photos and the design. Sure hope I find time to scrap this week…..

  2. Gorgeous page!! Not sure if I can swing some crafty time this week, but just wanted to thank Ann for sharing her beautiful page – and sweet story!

    • Hi Melanie,
      I know I’m not Jodi, but I wanted to let you know the direct URL is just a red x as well. :) The strange thing is, I could see the sketch just fine on the first day. Now it’s gone!

  3. This is a beautiful layout!! Love the colors, photos and the red certinally does work really well. Great job Ann!!

  4. Love this sketch and often try to go basic grey challenges but after a busy week Im just catching up online – will I have time?

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