Picture This! – April 1-2-3 Sketch and Layout!

Hi friends! I hope this post find you and your family in good health and spirits as the world deals with the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are in the seventh week of no school and social distancing here in Alberta and I know that some of you have been in this situation for even longer than that. Near the beginning of the pandemic I was trying to create content as quickly as I could, but realized it wasn’t sustainable. I took a bit of a break around Easter, and while we were working on some home projects (painting baseboards!) I put a kink in my neck/upper back that knocked me out of commission for over a week. But I’m happy to be back in my scrap-space to putter around and create some new ideas for you!

Today I’ve got the April 1-2-3 Sketch and Layout for you – just before the month is officially over! If you haven’t seen my 1-2-3 Sketches and Layouts before, they are a great way to get photos onto pages and into albums FAST! You only need ONE piece of double-sided patterned paper, TWO pieces of Cardstock (or Album Pages) for the base of your layout, and we’ll make the entire layout with only THREE cuts! This month the sketch features fun geometric patterns that LOOK detailed and complex, but are super easy to create with the 1-2-3 formula. There is room for SIX photos – two 4″ x 6″, three 6″ x 4″ and one 4″ x 4″ – and you can probably add one or two more photos onto the layout if need to.  Here is the sketch…

…and the fun thing is that this month I feature TWO ways to arrange the cut shapes on your page for double the fun! You’ll be able to get the link to a FREE handout with the sketch, cutting guide, instructions and sample layout at the end of this post, but first watch the video to see how easy it is to cut the patterned paper and put both layouts together! Grab a coffee and enjoy!


Here’s a closer look at my finished layout and a couple more detail photos:


I know that the Picture This! collection* will be so useful for so many different layouts – and I have to say I love all the blues, aquas and greens! But, no matter what papers you plan on using with this sketch I know you’ll have fun with all the dynamic geometric shapes!

Make sure you head over to the NEW OCM shop to get your copy of the FREE printable handout with the sketch, cutting guide and instructions.

And if you love sketches, consider registering for my year-long online course – SYS20/20 (Scrap-Your-Stash 2020) – where you’ll get sketches galore each month along with challenges and lots of inspiration to use up that stash of scrapbook supplies! Registration is ongoing throughout 2020.

*All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website (or you can find CM Advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature.) If you are interested in joining my cross-Canada team of CM Advisors, feel free to contact me, or click on the “Join” tab on my CM website. Finally, please join me on my Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and  Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration, and check out the online courses I teach.

Happy Scrapping!

5 thoughts on “Picture This! – April 1-2-3 Sketch and Layout!”

  1. Thanks so much, Noreen, for this great 2-way 1-2-3 layout! So nice to have options. And I agree completely that the Picture This product series is going to be one we all use repeatedly!
    I have a question about your NSD products. Last year I purchased your precut 2019 NSD products with the layout guide and enjoyed it immensely! I thought I saw that you were going to offer a similar precut product this year, but I can’t find it on your OCM shop page under physical product. In fact, nothing appears on that page. Are you planning to sell the precut Pack this year? Thanks for the info!
    Love what you share with us…

  2. Hi Happy Scrapper! Short answer to your question is "yes", but the longer answer is that even though I have a category for physical products, my new shop platform doesn't work as well for physical products as it does for online courses and digital downloads! I've been trying to find a workaround, but it's slow going. If you'd like a physical NSD2020 Kit, please shoot me an email at organizedandcreativemom@gmail.com and we'll make it happen! Thanks!

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