Sketches are a great way to jump start any scrapbooking layout. Use sketches to plan out page layouts, cards, and other scrapbooking projects. There are a lot of resources to help you find creative layouts for all kinds of scrapbooking projects.
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52 Sketches, 52 Weeks has fantastic sketches paired with actual layouts.
The layout below was created using a sketch from Scrapbooks Etc website.