Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips & CY365 Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!
Welcome CY365 (Capture Your 365) Blog Hoppers and all my regular readers too!  Blog Hoppers, every Tuesday I offer a free template to my fabulous readers.  Regular readers, I am a part of a Blog Hop regarding Project 365 aka Photo of the Day.
CaptureYour365


Let's get started with the free template.  Here is how I used today's free template:
Friends Mini Kit found HERE

Let's talk design for just a sec.  Why does this layout work?
1. Proximity:  All the important elements of this layout are touching or near each other.  This gives the layout a sense of unity.
2. White Space:  Actually, it's blue in this case!  The space without text or graphics is considered white space.  White space gives the viewers eye a chance to rest.
3.  Visual Triangle:  The splashes of red (number, stitching, sticker) form a visual triangle.  The triangle encourages the viewer's eye to travel around the layout.  Try creating a visual triangle with items that are the same color but not the same texture or size.
4.  Common Margins:  The entire layout is framed with a patterned paper.  This framing gives the layout an additional sense of unity.

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!

Here is the template (TIFF & PSD) can be downloaded HERE for free (expires April 19, 2011)
I have had numerous comments about how handy the text paths are for PSE users.  I thought a number text path might be useful too!  :)

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CY365
2011 is my third year of doing POTD/Project 365!  I love doing it, even though it's a chore at times!  My family and friends LOVE reading the books as it reminds them of things that they have already forgotten!  Today I would like to share with you my POTD books from 2009 & 2010.
Here is 2009 (the template used in most of this book can be found HERE):
                       

Here is 2010 (I created an entire year's worth of templates similar to this book which can be found HERE.)  Simply add photos and journaling and you are done!

                       

In case you missed the other stops in the blog, here is a list of participants:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

24 comments:

  1. I've always loved your pages, Joey! Your style is amazing.
    LOVE your photobooks! I still need to find out how to put the photos from this year together. THanks for sharing!

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  2. What a wonderful accomplishment having your books DONE!

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  3. My daughter is almost 6, so I cannot wait to use this template for a layout very similar to your template example, which I love btw. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  4. Your Shutterfly books are just fabulous! I can't wait to get mine at the end of this year. I just know I will have to go digi every year for P365 from now on, it just works! And once again, thank you for sharing a unique template with us every Tuesday. I love this one, as usual!

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  5. I love your templates and your images. Beautiful!

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  6. I am just discovering your templates... this could be dangerous! Love your shutterfly books!

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  7. One day I will make a book with my 365 photos too, I love how you put them together. And I know, it is a lot of work (that's what keeping me from doing them) - but they look fantastic when finished!

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  8. Awesome art Joey, I love your books and hopefully in the not too distant future will get mine printed from the last few years.

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  9. Loving your Shutterfly books. I really really like how you mixed week in review with single days & events.
    I was also so excited to see your templates ~ oh happy day! Thank you :)

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  10. Thanks for the template and for the lovely view of your two books ! Thanks Elizabeth

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  11. Thanks so much for the lovely template! :)

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  12. thanks so much and love the Shutterfly book!!!

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  13. Joey your books are amazing! Thank you for joining :)

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  14. I've been a fan of yours since first seeing you at DD. Love your photos, templates and kits. I love using your products.

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  15. Joey, you have such a kind and generous heart. Thank you for sharing more of you with all of us. I love seeing your photos and LOVE that you are part of CY365. Thank you.

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  16. Joey, your P365 books are amazing! You have quite literally written books! So much journaling, what a treasury of memories. Beautiful!

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  17. Thank you for the free download. I am new to digital scrap booking. I'm finding it both fun and frustrating. Love your website. Thanks again.

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  18. 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 4 post on Apr. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

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  19. Love you book! At the end of each year, it's what I hope to end up with!

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  20. Thanks so much for the Freebie! It will be posted on our Freebie Page at Persnickety Prints!

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  21. Is there a way i could still download this template? or purchase it? I just had a new baby on the 10th and he is going to have many firsts in the next while. Please let me know teriwadman@gmail.com

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  22. I'm LOVING your 365 books, and I am a total beginner to digital scrapbooking. The link for the 2010 templates doesn't work. Is there somewhere else I can find them?

    Thanks a million!

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  23. Hi...i love your templates for the 365 days album...but the links don`t work anymore..!? can i find them somewhere else?! thank you!!

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