Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WFMW: Scrapbooking Templates

I have not had much time lately to sit down and scrap, so when I finally do have a moment, I want to at least accomplish one page. I've found the best way for me to do that is to use a digital scrapbooking template.

DEFINITION:  Layered templates are complete layered files to create scrapbook pages and hybrid projects. You can choose the papers and add/delete elements as well as adding text and extra embellishments. Many layered templates come with special frames, titles, or embellishments to decorate the page.

I love templates because all the design planning is already done for me.  All I need to do is add papers, pictures and journaling.  I decided to use Cathy Zielske's template for my layout.

I knew that I wanted to showcase several photos from my daughter's first haircut. Cathy's template has a space for 3 photos, but you can see that you can add your own touches to templates. I added the focal point photo off to the side and used the 3 little photos as a series of photos of the haircut process. Then I added a couple of finishing touches and I was done! :)

And here's an older layout I did using Anna Aspnes' template:

And here's another example of using a template. I used Katie Pertiet's template to make wall art for my daughter's bedroom:

Templates are a perfect way to speed up the scrapping process. For a great selection of templates check out Designer Digitals.

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Blogger Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

I think I actually have that heart template, I never thought to use it for wall decorations! Great idea, thanks :o)

May 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

Reading, reading, reading. I am so enjoying your site!

May 31, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

I'm just beginning digital scrapbooking and trying to learn as much as I can. I really like the templates you've demonstrated--especially the Anna Aspnes collage one. I have so many closely related pictures that I've been trying to find a nice progression layout. Thanks for this tip! And the others in your blog!

Also, our blog is hosting a Heritage Makers album giveaway:

June 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

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