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!