Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips

Greetings Friends!
I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend!  I was blessed to be at a family reunion/ 90 birthday party for my Grandmother.  I had SO much fun visiting with family that I hadn't seen in several years!  I will post some photos later this week.
Here is what today's template look like.  I thought a 2-pager might come in handy for your Easter photos:

You can download the PSD file/TIFF HERE (expires May 10, 2011)
As some of you may know already, Owl Tree Studios is closing their doors.  The shop will be open the rest of April.  A couple of designers, myself included, will be discounting our products by 50%.  This sale will start tomorrow (April 27, 2011).  While I'm sad to see the shop close, I have to admit that I am a bit relieved because I have been struggling with time management.  I loved trying my hand at designing, but honestly, it's not for me!  I have only a handful of hours that I can dedicate to scrapbooking each week.  Since I started my store, most of those hours were eaten up with designing responsibilities, leaving little time for personal scrapping.  I long to "get back to the basics" and focus on scrapping for my family and Creating Keepsakes....and my blog of course!  Template Tuesday will still continue!  ;)

I hope you all have a fabulous week!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Joey, I'm sad to hear that Owl Tree is closing. I am always amazed at those who can keep these stores running, with prolific enough stock to turn a profit. People constantly ask me why I don't sell my photography, and I think it's because the minute I start taking money, I then have expectations I must live up to. That pressure is too much for me to deal with!

    I hope you'll still have an online presence, I love your photography and scrapping. I've been out of the scrapping loop for many months now, but I think as the weather warms up and there is less on my schedule I'll be able to start back up again.

    Take care!

  2. Thank you as always for the template. I wish you the best in getting back to the basics. I hope you will be sharing here as you get back to making pages!

  3. I love two-pagers! I don't have to worry about creating a coordinating page. =) Wish you the best as you "get back to the basics."

  4. Thanks for the beautiful template. Our Easter pictures weren't really Eastery this year, but I'm sure I will find the perfect way to use these :)
    GL on the new chapter to all those involved with OTS!

  5. Thanks so much for these templates you share. I am sorry to hear about OTS, but I also can understand your heart for wanting to spend your precious time making pages and not product. (I sure am glad for people make product, though!) And I am continuing to LOVE your P365 templates. When they first came out, I shared the link with an online group I'm in and now almost all of us are using them to document our P365. Your templates are just great. Best to you!

  6. Yes, your 365 templates are THE reason I finally caved in and did 365 this year and i am enjoying it so much! Thank you for that :). Congratulations on the brave step to address your life balance strain! The studio will be missed. As for the Easter template: thank you! I'll def be downloading that one when I'm back at the computer :). Cheers!

  7. I understand the dilemma that you have faced considering the time schedules and responsibilities of the store. I look forward to viewing your family gathering photos and their complementing layouts. Thank you for this wonderful Easter holiday two-page layout. I really love the design.

  8. 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 5 post on Apr. 27, 2011. Thanks again.

  9. Thanks for the template. Bummer about OTS. I'm actually working on a book for my niece using your Perfect Moments set. Almost done. :)