Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips

Greetings and welcome to the 22nd edition of Template Tuesday!
I am the guest blogger over at The Daily Digi.  Pop over there and read my post about white space and how to effectively use it on your layouts!  I even demonstrate how NOT to use it too!

Here is my take on today's Template Tuesday freebie:
All items used from my Garden Lovers kit found HERE
 Let's talk about the design of this layout & why it works:
1.  White Space:  White space, also known as negative space, is the absence of text or graphics.  I wrote more on this design principle at The Daily Digi. White space can make or break a layout so be sure and check out that blog post!
2.  Asymmetrical Balance:  This layout is asymmetrically balanced - not equal from side to side, but an implied balance instead.  Different colors have different weight values as do elements. Go check out my January post at The Daily Digi for more info on asymmetrical design - you'll be glad you did!  :)
3.  Proximity:   The photo and papers 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.
4.  Common Margins: I framed my layout with common margins which is an easy way to keep a layout looking unified.

HERE is today's free template (download link expires March 22 , 2011).  I have included a PSD version & TIFF too!


On Monday, March 14, 2011, I am hosting a chat at  Owl Tree Studios!  Stop by HERE (Monday, March 14 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/6PM Pacific) to chat with me and get this template pack (PSD and TIFF) for free
Goes into my Owl Tree Studio store on March 18

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Can you believe it has been 22 Tuesdays? Thank you so much. This adds additional joy to my Tuesdays. It is such a bummer i can't participate in Monday night chats and receive the free templates. I see them posted and it makes me sad. But my commitment on Monday nights is to lead a high school bible study and i don't get home until late. And doing that is of great eternal value and i love it. Thanks always for your generosity.

  2. 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 Mar. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

  3. 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 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Thanks so much for the lovely template and the good tips!

  5. Love the template! I used it here:


  6. I do like this template! Thank you for your explanation, too.