Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CK Giveaway! &Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips

Happy Tuesday!
I am so excited about the giveaway from Creating Keepsakes!  I have one copy of Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner to give to one lucky winner!  Check out this fabulous magazine:



Want a chance to win?  Simply leave your first name and state in the comments section of this blog post.  International gals are welcome to enter too!  I will randomly select a winner this Friday (May 13).  Good luck and don't forget to check back on Friday to see if you are a winner!

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Today is Template Tuesday!
I took a template from my Circle Template pack that used to be for sale at Owl Tree Studio.  Here is what it looks like (download it HERE for free - expires May 24, 2011):

Here is how I used the template:


Let's talk for a second as to why this design works:
Proximity: All the important elements of this layout are touching or near each other.  This gives the layout a sense of unity.
Triangle: The small touches of red form a visual triangle.  This 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.
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.

Want to read more about design?  Go HERE or HERE


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!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

28 comments:

  1. Janelle from Kansas would love to win a copy of Creative Spaces!

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  2. Donita from Texas loves all the ideas she gets from your blog & would love a copy of Creative Spaces!

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  3. Shirley from NC I am redoing my entire house and would love to have this!!

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  4. Stefanie from Cape Town, South Africa loves your templates and relishes a chance to win the book too.

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  5. Laurel WA
    I would love this magazine! We're getting ready to move and this would be great inspiration for our new place.

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  6. Jana from Kansas. We are doing a remodel and this magazine looks like a must read!

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  7. Hi!
    I am Suzanne from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for the opportunity to win this magazine.. planning my daughter's bedroom makeover and am planning for her to be in a creative environment! Thank for the template too (that one is for me! lol)

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  8. Kimberly W. from Denton NE
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  9. Thanks for template and prize!
    Rhadonda Missouri

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  10. Thanks for a chance to win! I'm Shoshonee in Pennsylvania.

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  11. 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 9 post on May. 10, 2011. Thanks again.

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  12. Elizabeth, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Thanks for the chance to win Joey! Love the circle template... had bought this pack from the store when it came out.. so just wanted to say thanks!

    Its so cool !

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  13. FUn template!

    This is Diana from Gilbert, AZ

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  14. I would love a copy! Keshet from Elizabeth, NJ

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  15. Love your LO. Thanks for the template and chance to win.

    Christi
    CO

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  16. My name is Bernice, and I am from the southeastern part of Alberta, Canada. Great giveaway!

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  17. Mary from Missouri always appreciates all of the templates you so graciously share & thanks you for this chance as well.

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  18. You can see how I used it here.
    http://journalingjunkie.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html#5685774180113979369

    Thanks again.

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  19. Jill from Ohio. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  20. Thank you for the Template....
    Shannon The Sticks, CA

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  21. Circle templates are a rarity, thanks for sharing..and thanks for the chance to win this cool issue. :)
    Ava from the Philippines <3

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  22. Tami from Wisconsin. Thank you so much for the chance to win this!

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  23. Judith from CA ~ thanks for the opportunity!

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  24. Thanks for the great template :D

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  25. I needed some new ideas. Perfect timing

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  26. Heather, AL-- I am so looking forward to getting one of these issues- I love seeing others' scrap areas, and I have a feeling I would just fall in love with this magazine! :)

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  27. Caroline, TX. Hoping to get inspired!

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