Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips

Happy Tuesday!  Today I have written a post over at The Daily Digi about color and effectively using it in your layout design.  I gave links to some awesome color tools too!  Go check it out HERE!

Here is today's free template....I even tossed in a free handwritten title that I took from my Love Doodles Pack!  Happy early Valentine's Day!  :)  Go HERE to download the free template (link expires Feb 22, 2011:

Here is how I used the template:
Kit used: Fresh Memories found HERE
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 photo and elements 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.  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! :)

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!

9 comments:

  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 Feb. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

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  2. Thanks tons! Sweet page posted. I so appreciate your templates and teaching design with it.

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  3. Thank you for this freebie - and the info on "why it works" super cute

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [09 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Great layout and thank you for the template :o)

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  6. Thank you for the lovely template :)

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  7. Another super template... thanks for sharing!

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