One More Reason I Love Digital Scrapbooking – and a FREE Template

Wow, I think this is the longest time I have ever gone without a post on here in quite awhile. I guess I will use our new daughter as my excuse. Bree is now 5 weeks old. Born just a few days before Christmas, she was a wonderful gift!

After she was born, I realized that I still haven’t scrapped most of Adrianna’s baby photos yet. Rather than stressing about all the layouts I will have yet to do, now times two, I recognized that digital scrapbooking can help me simplify my scrapping in that I can make ONE general layout for a baby event (for daughter #1) and simply use that layout as a template to quickly make a second layout with photos of daughter #2. I can also easily clip papers and embellishments from a different kit to the layers of the original layout as well. This should be a huge time-saver for me, since coming up with the layout design idea is usually what takes me the longest when making a page.

So here is the same baby event (getting ready to head to the hospital to deliver) for both daughters. Same general design, two separate layouts created from one original PSD file.

Layout #1                                          Layout #2

Credits: Inspiration for the layout from this page by Eva Kipler; Ribbon by Dani Alencar ”On this day” kit; Kit on layout #1 and flowers by Paislee Press “On this day”; Kit on layout #2 by Jennifer Barrette “Chilled”

And of course I made a template out of my layout so it can save you some time too. 🙂

There is a download for the 12×12 PSD file as well as a separate download for the PNG files if you use a program other than Photoshop. You can click on the preview to be brought to my download page containing all of my available digital scrapbook freebies.

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16 Responses

  1. belle says:

    thanks for the great template!

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Jan. 26, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. Kathi B says:

    Thank you! This freebie has been posted at All Things Digital Scrapbooking.

  4. Cindy says:

    Again- Thank you very sharing!

  5. Barb says:

    Glad things went well with the baby, glad to see your back in the digi world. Thanks for the template and congratulations again.

  6. Michele says:

    Congrats on the baby and thanks for the template!

  7. Karen D says:

    Thanks for the template Amber, I love it! I haven’t digital scrapped for awhile, and I don’t have a new baby excuse hehe…well, we are getting ready to move, I guess that’ll have to work for an excuse 🙂

  8. Anita says:

    So happy for Bree’s safe arrival! And thank you for sharing a template so soon!!

  9. Elaine says:

    Thank you for the awesome templates

  10. Bev says:

    Just picked up some of your templates…congratulations on the birth of little Bree…I pray the Lord will bless you and your family.

  11. Heather says:

    I love all the space for journaling in here!

  12. Sue says:

    Thanks so much for the lovely template! 🙂

  13. Ellen says:

    Thank you so much for another great design. I love everything you make!

  14. Az Anna says:

    Oh my GOSH! I love this template!!! I downloaded it but I don’t know how to use it – I’m a newb… I can’t figure out how to get my phot behind the swirly scrolly thingie! Where is a tutorial?! I have Photoshop Elements and Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus software. I wanna play!! THANK YOU!!!

    • Az Anna says:

      Oh, I got it! I can use the template (layers) in my Photoshop Elements 9 program. I was hoping to be able to use it in the Creative Memories software, but it doesn’t look like I can. I love it anyhow!

      • I am glad you figured it out. If you still need some Photoshop help, I can point you in the direction of some good PSE template tutorials. 🙂

        I have had other requests to make my templates available for the CM software. I don’t have the software, so I can’t make them (for now). Maybe someday, if life ever slows down. LOL.

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