Category Archives: Layouts
I’ve been sick for the past week. Yuck. The youngest daughter was kind enough to share her stomach bug with me and then, just as I was feeling better, the oldest daughter shared her bad cold. Sharing can be overrated. 🙂
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Happy New Year everyone! I have a little Digital Scrapbook Quick Page to share with you all.
Have you ever come across a quick page that you really liked, but you wished that perhaps it had room for one more photo? (This is me all.the.time!) Or maybe you wanted to change out one of the papers or embellishments to make a place for journaling or a different paper or embellishment? Welcome to LAYERED Quick Pages.
Although Layered Quick Pages have been around for awhile, I haven’t run across too many. I hope they gain in popularity soon, as I love the extra flexibility they give me. You can use the different layers as clipping masks, much like a template, should you desire to change out the paper layers with other papers or even additional photos. You can also hide layers that may not work with the photos you plan on using.
In your download file, I am including the normal PNG file and I will also be including the layered PSD file for you to play with, should you so desire.
If you have never played with a Layered Quick Page before, there is a tutorial at The Daily Digi.
You can click on the preview above to be taken to my full list of freebies available for download. No waiting, no 4shared. 🙂
Here is the layout that I used to create your quick page.
Don’t forget to pick up the free Sweet Child of Mine Scrapbook kit while you are at it, if you haven’t already done so. 🙂
This is a scrapbook layout of our first science experiment as a part of our homeschooling.
In science this week, we have been discussing the atmosphere and air. We found an easy little science
experiment where we could create carbon dioxide using baking soda and vinegar and have the gas that is created blow up a balloon.
First, we filled up a bottle with vinegar. Next, we made a funnel so that we could pour baking soda into the balloon. Then we fitted the balloon on the bottle and let the baking soda fall in to meet with the vinegar and create the gas, carbon dioxide, which blew into and inflated the balloon.
After we finished with our experiment, Adrianna named the blue balloon “Bluey” and the pink balloon “Pinky” and drew faces on them and enjoyed playing with them for a few days.
Hello world. Or hello to the one or two readers I have left after my long periods between updates this year. 🙂
I’ve got another freebie template for you. It is a two-pager with room for up to 8 photos.
Here is my layout that I used to create the template.
Credits: Kit used is Sweet and Simple #10 by Gina Marie Huff
My daughter and I making cards together. She is so creative!
My daughter’s first Barbie doll.
This past week marked my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten and also our first week of homeschooling. Two very big firsts for our family!
Credits: Kit is “A New Day” by Sweet Shoppe Designs, the lined paper is from Misty Cato‘s “School Girl” kit, ABC border is from Quirky Twerp’s “Little Classroom Borders” (FREE), Template is by ChrissyW.
In my previous post, I had a tutorial on one way to achieve rounded corners on the photos in your digital scrapbook layouts. Today I would like to give a few scrapbook layout examples that use rounded corners not only on the photos themselves but also on papers or a grouping of papers. This is a trick I use often on my own layouts. Sometimes it is nice to not be so square. 🙂
Credits: Scraplift of a layout by Denise Gormish found here, Kit is Kristen Cronin Barrow and Scrapkitchen Designs – A Mother’s Love
Credits: Kit and QP are both FREEBIES designed by me and available for download on my Digital Scrapbook Freebies Page.
Credits: Kit is “Just Us Girls” by RK Designs
I attended the last portion of the DigiScrapMap chat tonight that Hummie puts together and I am glad I did. I came away feeling so encouraged! I have been feeling bad about neglecting my little blog these days but her words of encouragement were enough to light a fire underneath me to get another template created. 🙂
It is a simple layout/template but it does have room for quite a few photos.
Here is the layout I used to create the template.
I have another free digital scrapbook template for you. Looks like I am averaging one a month. Sad. I really need to pick up the pace with my own scrapping so I can create more templates too. Now if only some more inspiration would come my way! 🙂
Here is the layout I used to create the template.
Credits: Kit is “Simple Pleasures” by Sweet Shoppe Designs
Just a note: the kit I used on my example layout is a freebie by Sweet Shoppe Designs. I am not sure how long it will be available but, as of tonight, it looks like it is still available for download at Donna Downey’s blog if you are interested. Here is a preview of the kit:
I have another free digital scrapbook template for you. Here is the layout I used to create the template.
I have decided to start including an “example” layout as a part of the preview with my templates. I have noticed some other designers doing this and I think it is helpful to see what others have done with the layout. Having a visual really gets me inspired on those days where I am feeling very uninspired (which happens more often than I’d like). Hopefully you will find this helpful too. You can click on the image to be brought to my download page containing all of my available scrapbook freebies.
I have fallen in love with 2-page templates. I think I may have to start creating some more of these. I love being able to finish 2 matching pages in one sitting. 🙂
Here is the original layout. It is of our little Breezy girl, who recently had to spend a night in the hospital for RSV. After a couple weeks on oxygen, we are glad she seems to be fully healed.
Credits: Alpha – Striped Alphas by Dharamsala Designs, Background Paper – Warm Woolen Mitten by Three Paper Peonie, Flowers – Recess by Heather Roselli
I have another freebie template ready for download. Finally!!
Here is the layout it was created from.
This layout was inspired by a beautiful page created by Rebecca Cooper – the original can be found here.
Additional Layout Credits:
- “Rub a Dub” kit by Kristen Cronin-Barrow
- Alpha is “Basic Acrylic” by Delicious Scraps
- Doodles by Kate Hadfield
Sometimes I find myself sitting at my computer all evening, willing myself to come up with a scrapbook layout and coming up with nothing. This could be in part to my addiction to Facebook and reading blogs too. 🙂
To get out of my scrapbooking rut, I decided to try using a sketch/challenge over at Ella Publishing. It seemed to do the trick, as I was able to get another layout completed tonight. Hooray!
This is my Breezy girl at 8 weeks. She is really starting to interact and socialize with us more and just seeing her smile makes me smile too. I get a thrill of happiness every time I pick her up and hold her close.
Credits: Layout based on sketch by Donna Jannuzzi found at Ella Publishing; papers from “So Sweet” kit by Zoe Pearn; hearts and sparkles from “Happiness” kit by Three Paper Peonies.
I think you can still get Zoe Pearn’s “So Sweet” kit for free by subscribing to her newsletter here.
I saw someone post a layout of pictures in a calendar format and I fell in love with it instantly. My mind began thinking on how I could make a template for it when I saw that she had linked up a template that she had purchased and used to make the layout. I went out and bought the template pack that night and I have to say that it is fabulous! Everything is on its own layer so it is very easy to customize.
Here is what I did with the template.
Credits: Template by Misty Cato “Month in Review 2010 Calendar Templates”, Papers by Martine McKnight “Winter Wonderland”, Snowmen by Digital Anemona “Christmas Gift”
I enjoyed making this layout so much that it almost makes me wish February would hurry up and get over so I can start on my February month in review layout. 🙂