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!


  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.

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

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

  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

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

  6. Thank you for the lovely template :)

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