PageMaps features dozens of sketches each month -- all free for personal use. Becky also has a PDF archive with over seven years of sketches available in various formats and sizes:
- 12x12 single
- 12x12 double
- 8.5x11 vertical
- 8.5x11 horizontal
- 8.5x11 double
Not doing a standard size? Or creating something other than a scrapbook page? There's a map for that, too! Although not always posted monthly, you can find other types of sketches in the archive:
- MiniMaps - 6x6 and 8x8 pages
- HalfMaps - 6x12 and 12x6 pages
- RoundMaps - great for shaped mini albums
- CardMaps - square and rectangular
- SideMaps - 8.5x11 horizontal
- TagMaps - for titles, cards, journaling, tag books, packages
WOW, right...?! You may have seen Becky's work in the magazine/book section of your favorite craft store. Her sketches appear in the Scrapbook & Cards Today / PageMaps series; however, the sketches on the website are different from those in the books. And since I'm a frugal scrapper, I'm all about finding inspiration without paying lots of $$$. Before I head to a crop or retreat, I usually print out a few of my favorite PageMaps months and stick in a binder for reference. Here's a recent sketch I used from PageMaps and the resulting scrapbook page:
Where do you go for sketch inspiration? Do you follow Becky and PageMaps? Have one of her books? I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.
Have a happy, scrappy weekend!