Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips!

Happy Tuesday to you all!
For today's free template, I have taken one of the pages that I designed for the new Perfect Moments quick page book I created with Wild Blueberry Ink available at Owl Tree Studio, and I turned it into a template for you:
Download today's template HERE (link expires on Jan 7)

I am giving this whole quick page book away! Go HERE for your chance to win or HERE to buy while it's on sale (for under $10!!!):
I will be doing a boy book soon!!!
 Here is my example using today's free template (this page is taken from the new quick page book):

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 flower petals/photos, journaling, and title.  This placements gives a unified look to the layout, and unity creates a feeling of wholeness.
3.  Balance: This layout is symmetrically balanced.  If we were to divide this layout vertically or horizontally down the middle, we would find the same amount of visual weight on one side as we do the other.

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 for the freebie! New visitor from Creating Keepsakes. :)

  2. Thanks for the freebie Joey! I don't usually 'do' digi but after seeing your lovely work I must 'do' it more often.

  3. 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 10 post on Dec. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. Thank you for sharing your templates! Have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Thank you Joey, I love this one. Have a great Christmas.

  6. Thanks for the freebie. I'm new to digi scrapping and really enjoying it. Great mini book too!

  7. I just purchased the kit and it's incomplete. I sent a request to have the rest of the pages sent to me via the website. Just thought I'd let you know.

  8. Thanks for the freebie, very lovely. Your Lay-out turned out just beautiful!!
    I also have a question: I would really buy your template witch you used for P365 2009 (the template POTD)
    Do you have a shop where i can buy this lovely template? I made a project 365 of this year and wishing for this template for 2011.
    My email:visser_alice@hotmail.com

    Thank you in advance!
    Love Alice