Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips!

Happy Tuesday!
For today's template, I decided to do a design with circles.  Working with circles is hard for me for some reason.  Weird, I know.   Here is an example I made using today's free template:
I used Wild Blueberry Ink's Forecast kit found HERE
Have you ever wondered how to stroke a shape using dots?  (Like the dotted frame in today's template.) Go HERE to find out how using Photoshop!

Here is today's template and you can download it HERE (link expires on Jan 7, 2011):
Now, why does this layout work?
1.  White Space:   White space is the area(s) of a layout that is has no text or graphics.  It gives the viewer's eye a chance to rest.  Folks, it doesn't have to be white in color to be considered white space! :)
2.  Proximity:   The photo and papers are spatially connected to each other because of their proximity.  The core of the layout looks like one grouping because of the close spacing of the circles, photos and title.  This placements gives a unified look to the layout, and unity creates a feeling of wholeness.
3.  Color:  I picked three colors to use: yellow, gray and blue-green.  I applied the color "rule" 1 gallon (gray), one pint (blue-green) and 1 cup (yellow).

Want to read more about design?  Go HERE or HERE

If you are new to digi scrapping, you are going to need some software to get started.  Go to www.adobe.com and download the FREE 30-day trail version of Photoshop Elements.  (For a direct link, click HERE)  There are instructions all over the web as to how to get started in digital scrapbooking. Go HERE for some great instructions and links!


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 14, 2010. Thanks again.

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful template ! love the page you created !

  3. This is so generous, Joey! Thanks for the template. I really like the kit you used on your layout too!

  4. Lovely template ! Thank you very much !