Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips & a Giveaway

Happy Tuesday, and thank you for stopping by my blog today!

First up is an AWESOME giveaway from Creating Keepsakes!  Creating Keepsakes is celebrating their 15th birthday!  I am honored to be a part of this fabulous family!  I have one copy of Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Texture to give away to one lucky person!  Check this out:

This was created by me!  :)

Simply leave your name and state (or country) in the comments section of this blog post for your chance to win!  I will randomly select a winner on Friday, February 4, 2011.  Good luck!  Don't forget to check back to see if you are a winner!
Template Tuesday is up next!  Here is a look at today's free template:  Go HERE to download the free template. (link expires on Feb 15, 2011)

Here is how I used the template:
All item from Fresh Memories at Owl Tree Studios

Now, why does this layout work?
1.  Common Margins:   The entire layout is surrounded by a common margin which unifies the layout.
2.  Proximity:   The photos are spatially connected to each other because of their proximity. This placements gives a unified look to the layout, and unity creates a feeling of wholeness.
3.  Picture Placement:  The left photo was purposely placed in the left square so that the subject would be looking towards the middle of the layout.  Had I placed that photo in the right square, the subject would be  looking awkwardly away from the rest of the layout. Properly placing a photo helps create a feeling of unity throughout the whole layout.

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. Thanks for the template! I love that you provide an example and explain the design principles.

  2. Thanks Joey! :)
    Would love to win a copy of the magazine: Amy in Ohio :)

  3. Beautiful template! Enjoyed your chat last night. -Tamara in Texas

  4. 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 11 post on Feb. 01, 2011. Thanks again.

  5. Looks like a sweet book to share. Thanks for the template too. I love Tuesdays!

  6. This looks like a great book, I'd love to snag a copy to read while I wait out this snowy New York weather!

  7. I love CK's special issues!!! Your LOs are gorgeous!!
    Oh, Carla from Illinois, lol!

  8. Wow, that looks really cool. Thank you for the great template too!

    Angela (NY)

  9. That looks like an awesome and inspiring issue! i love texture in my projects! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  10. I love CK magazines. Thanks for the chance to win this mag and for the template too!

    The Philippines

  11. Looks like a great magazine, I hope I win!

    St Paul, MN

  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  13. Thanks for the template and the chance to win! Congrats on being in the mag! :) Yeah!


  14. Thank you for this beautiful template :)

  15. Great template! Thanks

  16. I would love a copy of the magazine!
    Victoria in Cincinnati, Ohio

  17. Looks like a great magazine to cure some winter blues!

  18. magazine looks great too.

  19. Looking good! Thinking positive thoughts to get that magazine my way!

  20. Thanks so much for the free templates each week - I sooo look forward to Tuesdays! Would love a chance to win the magazine!

  21. Thank you for the wonderful template! I was glad to also read the design tips with it and see a sample layout - both were helpful. :)