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Why You Should Print Those Digital Scrapbook Layouts

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Do you print your digital scrapbook layouts? Or do they live only on your computer?

There are many reasons for printing out your finished digital scrapbook layouts. Reasons such as:

  • Printing may be safer than just storing digital files due to ever-changing technology
  • Printing scrapbook layouts gives you a “back up” of your memories (especially if you don’t print your digital photos!) in case your hard drive fails. One of my greatest fears is my computer’s hard drive failing and losing all our precious photos. For this reason, I do multiple backups. (A post for another day!) But having a printed scrapbook layout includes photos and journaling of those memories should this happen.
  • It makes you a better scrapbooker. When I see one of my layouts in print, sometimes details stand out to me that differ from when I looked at it in its digital form. For instance, you may find that the shadows you put on your photos do not look natural when printed, your text is too large (or too small!) Printing also helped me identify my preferred “style” and improved my overall scrapbooking habits by helping me see what I wanted to change in the future.
  • It is inspiring to hold your finished album! After all the hard work of creating your layouts, seeing them altogether as an album is quite a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction! But warning: it will make you want to scrapbook even more!

But one of my favorite reasons is this: Picture of my kids looking at our scrapbooked memories

To share your layouts with your loved ones. My daughters love to look at my completed scrapbooks. When I show them a layout on the computer, they are somewhat interested. But show them a finished book, and they will happily page through its entirety, reading the stories and laughing, while exclaiming, “Oh, I remember that! Oh, I’d almost forgotten about that!” the entire time. Printing may feel costly, but it is worth every penny.

Scrapbook Layout Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to scrapbooking Valentine’s Day, there are several topics you can choose from. You may want to make a page to remember a special Valentine’s date, a page about someone you love, or a child’s Valentine’s Day party at school. Perhaps you could tell a story about how you and your special Valentine met, or create a page about a favorite romantic spot or memory.

Check out these creative scrapbook layouts full of inspiration for scrapbooking your Valentine’s Day photos. I like that the first layout uses a dark gray color as the primary color for a layout about her son while another layout uses black as its primary color for a layout about a Valentine’s Day date. This use of non-traditional colors made the layouts stand out to me and proves that you aren’t limited to red and pink for your February layouts.

Links to layouts:

  1. Layout by Leanne Allinson at
  2. Layout by luckyme at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  3. Layout by Biancka at
  4. Layout by CarolinaScrapper at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  5. Layout by kristalund at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  6. Layout by kristalund at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  7. Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa at
  8. Layout by tkradtke at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  9. Layout by Sheana at Sweet Shoppe Designs
  10. Layout by kendrawalter at
  11. Layout by tracermajig at
  12. Layout by Amy L at

Digital Scrapbook Template #83

Edited to add: This freebie has expired as of May 5, 2018. It has been added to my Etsy Store of Digital Scrapbook Templates.

There is a nice snowstorm hitting our state this weekend, which gave me some extra time to get some scrapbooking done. Yay!

12×12 Version

Two-Page Template for 12x12 scrapbookers

Two-Page Template for 12×12 scrapbookers

8.5×11 Version

Two-Page Template for 8.5x11 scrapbookers

Two-Page Template for 8.5×11 scrapbookers

Original Layout:
Butterfly Pavilion

Hope you are having a great weekend!

DST Multi-Photo Challenge and a FREE Template

Update: Challenge is over as of January 18, 2014. If you are interested in either template, they can be found in my Etsy shop.

My Multi-Photo Challenge is up and ready to go for the DST Winter Get-Together. I am so excited!

For all the details regarding my specific challenge, the forum thread is here.

My challenge is pretty simple.

  1. Submit a NEW layout using at least THREE unique photos on a single page. Layouts should be posted at DST in the DST Winter Get Together GalleryNOTE: If you can not see the DST Winter Get Together Gallery in your drop down list when uploading to the DST gallery, just post your layout in Recent Digital Layouts and link it in the challenge thread post so I can find it. DST owners are aware of the problem and hopefully are working on the issue.
  2. Post a link to your layout in the challenge thread post.
  3. You have ONE WEEK to complete this challenge. I believe the deadline is 11:59p.m. EST next Saturday (1/18).

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for the DST challenges so you are eligible for all the prizes here. (Even if you only plan on completing 1 or 2 challenges, please sign up.)

And now to the freebie information. This challenge comes with a FREE template if you’d like motivation or need inspiration. NOTE: You do NOT have to use this template for this challenge. It is a free gift. 

Also, all participants in my Multi-Photo challenge this week will also receive an additional FREE template just for playing. 🙂 Both templates are available in a 12×12 and an 8.5×11 version.

You can click on the images below to download the free templates. The links to the Participant bonus templates will be sent out to everyone who completes the challenge once the week is up.

12×12 version
No Reimer Reason - Free 12x12 Digital Scrapbook Template - Click for larger preview

8.5×11 version
No Reimer Reason - Free 8.5x11 Digital Scrapbook Template - Click for larger preview

FREE Participant Bonus Template – 12×12 version
No Reimer Reason - Free 12x12 Digital Scrapbook Template - Click for larger preview

Free Participant Bonus Template – 8.5×11 version
No Reimer Reason - Free 8.5x11 Digital Scrapbook Template - Click for larger preview

NOTE: The links to the free templates will be expiring after the January 2014 challenge is over, at which time they will be added to my Etsy shop.

The home base with the information for all the challenges and prizes is here.

I cannot wait to see your layouts!

Two-Page Digital Scrapbook Template for 8.5×11 Scrappers (Template #76)

I converted one of my recent free 12×12 scrapbook templates into a template for all of you 8.5×11 scrappers out there. It can be found in my Etsy Store. This two-page multi-photo template can accommodate up to 11 photos!

FREE Digital Scrapbooking Template

In case you haven’t seen it already, here is the original 12×12 layout that I used to create the template. The kit I used is Megan Turnidge‘s “Little Man”.

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Also, if you are in the market for more 8.5×11 templates (especially multi-photo templates), I just added another one to my Etsy store as well. This one can accommodate up to 11 photos as well.

Sample Layout (in the 12×12 version):

Credits: Papers by Traci Reed, Tag by Paislee Press, Pumpkins by Ellie Lash

This template also works well for single page layouts too!

I hope to start adding more product soon (which may include bringing some of my old favorites out of retirement!)

New Release – Two Page Scrapbook Template #77

I am excited to start selling some of my designs over at Etsy. They are available as instant downloads so you can start using them right away. 🙂

I just wrapped up this new two-page (24×12) digital scrapbook template. It is one of my new favorites (of course, I think that about every new product I create!)

Sample Layout:

Credits: Papers by Traci Reed, Tag by Paislee Press, Pumpkins by Ellie Lash

This template also works well for single page layouts too!

I hope to start adding more product soon (which may include bringing some of my old favorites out of retirement!)

Two-Page Digital Scrapbook Template #76

So I decided to create a Facebook Page for No Reimer Reason designs. My hope is that it will make it easier for me to connect with you and I’d like to share freebies and the occasional tutorial there too, whether they be ones that I have created or my favorite ones that I find from the many blogs I follow.

I do hope you will come on over and visit! As an extra incentive, I am giving away this new Two-Page Digital Scrapbooking template to all my followers on Facebook. Once you ‘like’ the page, it can be found in the “Free Downloads” tab. See you there!

(Note: this freebie has expired and is now available in my Etsy store.

FREE Digital Scrapbooking Template


Here is the layout that I used to create the template. The kit I used is Megan Turnidge‘s “Little Man”.

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout


Free Digital Scrapbook Template #74

Now that our new littlest addition is finally taking naps during the day and our homeschool is winding down for the summer, I’ve had a little time to do some scrapbooking. Yay! This has resulted in the creation of a new template as well. Finally. 🙂

Free Digital Scrapbook Template

You can click on the image above to be brought to my page of Free digital scrapbook downloads.

This template was created from this layout:

Free Digital Scrapbook Template

Hope your summer is going well.

Journaling Sources for Older Events

I am so glad I looked into the whole Project Life Movement. I often get hung up on how I want my page layouts to look and this takes a lot of the stress and work out of that process for me, allowing me to get more memories captured! I also love being able to put several unrelated events together in a way that makes sense so that the memory is still captured when normally they may not make the cut to get a page of their very own.

Project Life

I am still scrapping my pages digitally. I am also not strictly keeping each two page spread as just one week’s worth of time covered. Some of them span two weeks’s time and I won’t hesitate to have them span three weeks’ time if necessary (due to a lack of photos, events, etc.)

The layouts I am posting today are strongly influenced by these beautiful pages by Maegan Birr.

Because many of the layouts I am putting together are from many months ago, I am using several different resources for my journaling.

Now that so many people update their statuses and upload their photos to Facebook as events are happening or shortly thereafter, it can be a helpful source for writing about your daily life and photos many months or years down the road. I simply browse to my timeline, scroll to the year/month and copy and paste my statuses in as journaling onto my scrapbook page.

Project Life

Personal Blog
I have a personal blog that I use for longer updates about my kids and family than what I put on Facebook. Even though I don’t update it as often as I do my Facebook status, it still contains many memories and more in-depth journaling for my pages.

Project Life

Personal Calendar
If my Facebook Timeline and Blog don’t contain a lot of information about a week that I am trying to scrapbook, often a peek at my personal calendar will help jog my memory or, at the very least, give me a glimpse of the events we participated in.

Project Life

All of the scrapbook pages on this post were created around 9 months after the actual events/weeks they represent, but using these three methods allowed me to still get adequate journaling about the people, events and memories I wanted to capture.

Project Life

What sources do you use for your journaling and/or to jog your memory about an event?

My 1st Project Life Layout

I have been eyeing layouts from the whole “Project Life” trend for a few months. I am really drawn to the clean layout style that most of them present, along with the ability to add multiple photos to a layout that aren’t from the same event. I have such a hodge podge of photos from different days/events that I don’t want to necessarily create individual pages for, so after pinning several layouts that inspire me to Pinterest, I decided to jump in and make a layout for myself.

Project Life, Weeks 1-2
Credits: Kit used is Amy Jaz Design’s “All Around Town,” Arrow from Jady Day Studio’s “Silly Silly Bo Billy” kit.

Page 1:

Project Life, Weeks 1-2

Page 2:

Project Life, Weeks 1-2

Honestly, these pages took me all afternoon to make. But that is partly my own fault since I decided to make my layouts from scratch rather than using one of the templates out there. And I tend to be pretty nit-picky about making things line up just right. But I am very pleased with the result. These have a lot more journaling than I originally thought I’d be able to include, thanks to my old Facebook status updates and blog posts. And even better – these are the first layouts I have scrapped in months! I hope the creativity continues.

I think I will do some more layouts like these in the future. As mentioned before, I love that I include so many pictures and pieces of our lives on one page that normally wouldn’t warrant their own scrapbook layout.

Have you tried your hand at making a Project Life layout? What do you think of this latest scrapbooking fad?

Zoo Trip – Scrapbook Layout

One of the benefits of homeschooling – impromptu field trips! 🙂

Zoo Scrapbook Layout
Scraplift of a layout by AnyaL, Kit is Zoe Pearn’s “Isn’t She Lovely”

When spring hits, especially when we have these mild Colorado days, we really struggle with Spring fever and the desire to be outside. Yet I keep looking at the calendar and comparing it with the number of lessons we have yet to do. Guess we’d better not play hooky for too many days. 🙂

Scrapbook Layout – Butterfly Pavilion

Do you ever want to scrapbook but feel uninspired and out of ideas when you actually go to scrap your photos? Yeah, me too. Then I find myself perusing the galleries and the layouts I have pinned to Pinterest, which usually helps tremendously.

Another thing that often helps get me going is to scraplift myself. This is my most recent scraplift. It is from a template I created a few months ago so it was pretty easy to throw together. (I did change a couple of the photo box sizes.) 🙂

Credits: Kit used was Ellie Lash’s Aiobheals Garden

If you haven’t grabbed the free template yet, it is still available. Just click on the image below to be brought to my Digital Scrapbook Freebies page to download.
Free 2-Page Digital Scrapbook Template

Also, the kit I used for the new layout above is a freebie by Ellie Lash. I just checked and as of today, it is still available for free download on her site.

Source: via Amber on Pinterest

Winter Scrapbook Layouts

We have gotten a couple of nice snowstorms already this winter, much to my 6yo daughter’s delight. My just-turned-two year old isn’t so impressed (yet). What a contrast these cold, snowy pages are to our mild 65 degree weather today though! I even have the windows open – such a delight!

Snow Scrapbook Layout
Credits: Kit used is Sir Scrap-a-lot‘s “Hearts of Winter”, Template is a freebie from Marie at Free Digital Scrapbooking

The day after the girls played in the snow in the above layout, my daughter wrote a little story about it at her homeschool co-op “Fun with Language” class. I will have to include this in our scrapbook, as it is a lot cuter than my own journaling! 🙂

Homeschool Writing Assignment

It reads:

“I love my mom because she let me play in the snow. It’s my sister’s first day in the snow. My sister did not touch the snow.”

Snow Scrapbook Layout
Credits: Kit used is Sir Scrap-a-lot‘s “Hearts of Winter”, Template is a freebie by Sahlin Studio

Both digital scrapbook layouts were created from FREE digital templates that I found online. The locations of both are linked up for you in the credits of each page so you can download them too.

Free Digital Scrapbook Template #73

I created a template from a recent layout while watching The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring with my husband this evening. I’ve seen this movie many times yet it still hasn’t lost its magic for me. Beautiful story, scenery and soundtrack.

You can click on the layout preview below to be taken to my page full of free downloads.

Free Digital Scrapbook Template

Here is the original layout I used to create the template. This was my daughter’s Kindergarten graduation last spring. I cannot believe I have a first grader already!

Kindergarten Graduation Layout

We are getting our first snowstorm tonight. Hope the weather is good where you are!

October DST Blog Train – FREE Templates

I am participating in the DST blog train again. This time, I made a couple of templates instead of a kit.

The first template is a 24×12 (2 page) template that can fit up to 10 photos. It also has plenty of room for journaling.

Free 2-Page Digital Scrapbook Template

The second template is 12×12 and can fit up to 4 photos. It also has plenty of room for journaling.

Free Digital Scrapbook Template

You can click on either preview image above to be taken to my page containing all of my digital scrapbook freebies available for download.

If you found this post from the DST Blog Train, then you may arrived here from The Urban Fairy.

Your next stop on the blog train is Created by Jill Scraps.

If you want to see a list of all participating designers, you can visit the Blog Train blog.

Thank you for stopping by.