Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips

Happy Spring!
I hope you are having a fabulous week!

My dear friend, Erin is selling her WHOLE store for $20!  This is a HUGE steal!  Check out HER STORE
For this week's template, I decided to step out of my normal block design and give you something different.  Today's design is a little more abstract, but I hope you still like it!  Here is how I used the template:

Let's talk design for just a sec.  This design works because:
1.  Common Margins:  The common margin all the way around the layout keeps the design looking unified.
2.  Odds:  I used an odd number of dotted circles.  When using elements, try using an odd number of each.
3.  Position:  The subject is turned to face the middle of the layout.  I always try to keep my subjects looking towards the middle of the layout as this helps to keep the viewer's eyes looking at the whole design.
4.  Rules of Thirds:  Approximately 2/3 of this design is photo, while 1/3 of the space is occupied by the circle design.  Also, the large circle of journaling is located on the intersecting lines. (see below).   Using the Rule of Thirds helps creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition. Try using this Rule instead of simply centering your design.

Here is today's template which can be downloaded HERE (expires April 5, 2011)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


  1. I LOVE this template. I love focus on photos. How beautiful. Thank you so much.

  2. Thank you! I always look forward to Tues. for a template from you.

    This will really be different for me; I have always wanted to do a LO with a really large photo in it.

  3. Thanks so much. This is an awesome template, love the blend!

  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 [23 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. I love your LO! Thanks for the template!

  6. Hi Joey,

    another wonderful template! Thanks, love those Template Tuesdays. I just bought Erins store. What a great tip of you!!


  7. Thanks for much for sharing!

  8. I like it, thanks! Brand new to digital scrapbooking and loving what I can do with elements like these.

  9. You LO is stunning :) Thank you for this template :)

  10. Gorgeous template! Thank you! :)

  11. I enjoyed using this sketch - so unique!!!

  12. Just a fabulous and artsy template design. Thanks for this lovely and so helpful gift.