How to Use a Sketch with Storyline

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Heidi’s Storyline collection has simplified the process of scrapbooking and story telling for me like never before.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

But guess what? There is even another tool to simplify the process even further. Bet ya didn’t know that was even possible. Today I am here to show and link you to yet another way to get those stories told in no time flat.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

A few weeks back Heidi did a live FB presentation of the entire concept that is Storyline. I’ll link that video at the bottom of this post.

Not only that, but a free E-book full of beautiful images was made available just for the asking. Click through here for that free issue, wait for the pop-up and download:

Storyline E-book

Included in the E-Book is a page of sketches as seen above on my iPad. I’m askin’ ya? Just how much easier can it get to create beautiful stories with Storyline and these sketches?

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Today I want to walk you through my process using Storyline and one of the sketches from the Storyline E-Book to make a page layout and tell a story in just a few moments.

The sketch I have in mind uses a long photo about 4×6-inches in dimension. And then two square photos. I have gathered those images and am ready to put this page together.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The next thing I do when making a page with Storyline is decide on a Deck of Days. This story will use the Adventure Deck of Days. My go-to process is to take out each of the Prompt Stickers reading them all to make a decision which works best with my story.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

After prompt cards have been decided, I use the sketch to layout the photos and a journal spot as shown. Seriously, people, this took no thinking at all. Pretty sure this just could not be any easier.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

When the foundation of my page was set, I only needed to add photo corners as well as a few extra stickers around the journal spot. I filled in the who, what, where and when (gosh I love those blanks on these pages), and called it done. That’s how this page came into process.

This can be a bit addictive. I can’t help myself…let’s do another one.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This time I flipped the sketch. Same sketch as above. Same photos needed as above. But just changed it up one turn.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The two 4×4-inch photos and one 6×4-inch photo are set on the page.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

A prompt card was set in the same place as shown on the sketch. And just as above, a few stickers clustered around the Prompt Card. In addition, this page included that long journal spot sticker. I trimmed it down a bit to fit the page as I desired.

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

All the details and story were written down in their spots and spaces. Aaaaaaand…that’s a wrap!

Heidi Swapp Storyline E-Book with Storyline Sketches by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I kept this page very straight forward:

I followed the sketch.

Added a few embellishments.

And wrote my story.

It just does not get any simpler than this.

 

To catch Heidi’s FB show, click through THIS link.

Remember to download the E-book and start recording the who, what, where and when of your stories today.

 

Supplies: Heidi Swapp Storyline available at Michaels

 

 

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