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Template Mix Up

Do you like to use templates?  Do you have a favorite template designer?  I can answer yes and yes to both of these.  I have several template designers that I love and I love the ease of using a template especially when I am in a scrapping rut.

My team and I put together some pages for you to see how you can change up a template…check them out.

Let’s start off simple and not change a lot but enough to make it your own.  Julia moved the items from this template (which is a freebie by the way for the STS Template Challenge) to make them flow together across the page.  Aren’t those photos precious?  She used my Me N You Kit for this one.

Next up Diana used Moody Monsters and a freebie from Little Green Frog Designs.  She rotated and flipped the template to the side.  To do this make sure all the layers are selected and grab a corner and turn.  You can enter a number in at the top if you want an exact degree but I prefer to play with it till I like the way it looks.  I really like the way she turned this one.  Another way to flip or rotate the template is select the layers, go to Image, Image Rotation and there you can either rotate 90, flip it horizontally or flip it vertically.

Here is another one done by Tricia that turns the template to the side and flipped a few things around.

and another where the template was flipped around done by Jenn


We can flip all night…here is one I flipped to the side using a template from the October Road Trip by Growing Pains Scrapped

I have to admit looking back over my gallery that I am a stick to the template kind of girl.  I need to get out of that rut and change it up a bit.

A few other ideas that I have are:

1. Taking two templates and combining them.  Open both templates then drag them into a new layout and arrange how you want it to look.

2. Rotating or changing one part.  If the photos are horizontal and you need vertical then rotate just the photo boxes.  If there are a lot of spots for photos try using papers or large elements in place of the extra photos.

Here is a layout I did using Double Trouble Scraps Round N Round Templates.  Instead of using the paper circles I used golf balls from Chelle’s Creations kit: Hole In One and Putt Putt.  It took me forever to get all those balls lined up but I love the way it turned out.

3. You can also shrink or enlarge a template.  Select the  layers you want to shrink or enlarge, CTRL or CMD T to TRANSFORM.  Grab one of the bounding boxes and shrink it down or stretch it large.  Holding down the shift key will keep the pieces proportionate.  Once you have it the size you would like then hit your enter key and start scrapping.

Lastly is using 2 templates to make a double page spread.  I take TONS of photos at events so I love to do double page spreads.  There are some double page templates out there but you can easily take 2 of your favorite templates and put them into a 12×24 canvas and scrap away.  One of my favorite template designers is Little Green Frog and she has an awesome tutorial on cutting up a 12 x 24 template here.

Here are couple double pagers I have done with templates…

This one uses a template from Meagan’s Creations and a template from the now retired Cami Jo Designs as well as her kit. 2 templates from 2 different designers to make one big page.

This one uses a template from my Grouchy Set as well as the Grouchy Kit and a template from Manda Lane Scraps.

Now lets see what you can do with a template.  If you have a super awesome page using a template I would love to see it…

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Rockin’ Me Baby!

Pardon the Mess has a new kit in stores and it is rockin’!  Rockin’ Me Baby is a fun brightly colored punk rock kit.  It is full of guitar picks, guitars, drum sticks, music notes and more!  You are going to love the bright fun colors.

I did a double page layout of my boys.  My youngest has a jumper that says Daddy’s Rockstar!  I spiked his hair for fun one day after a bath and just had to take some pictures.  This kit was perfect for those pictures.  I used Queen Wild’s Template: Peek a Boo Templates for this fun double page!  Aren’t they cute!?

Here is a closer look at the kit and all the extra goodies!
A closer look at the papers
A closer look at the elements
Shabby Papers
4 fun alphas!
Remember you can grab all the pieces in the bundle for one great price!
Have a great Wednesday!

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The Hit List!

Check out this fun new set of templates that Queen Wild Scraps has today! They are perfect for making lists or even timelines. You could even use them for your P52 or 365 layouts!

These will be on sale from February 20th to 27th for 25% off. That makes them just $3.00!
Here is what I did with this template!  I can’t wait to play with these some more.
I used Smarty Pants by Meagan’s Creations and Dream Big Designs:
Head on over to Queen Wild’s Blog to see more awesome layouts.  The Wild Princesses rocked these templates!
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Love, Love Me Do!

Today Queen Wild Scraps has a whole new set of templates out. These ones are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They’re not on sale just yet but starting on Wednesday Lahni will be the featured designer at Scraps N Pieces and her whole store will be on sale! Check out these templates – don’t they look fun? And don’t forget they now include page and sbpage files for SBC users!  You can grab them at Stuff to Scrap OR Scraps N Pieces
Here is what I did with these templates….

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Paper Pizzaz

Today Queen Wild has a brand new set of templates for you at STS and SNP. It’s on sale at SNP for 25% off until Jan 17/12. She also has a coupon for all her blog readers for an additional 15% off (only good at SNP on Paper Pizzazz Templates, expires Jan 17/12).
As usual she has 4 12×12 templates in three formats (she’s still working on .page templates, but unfortunately she won’t have them for you just yet!) and one 24×12 template. Each of the templates has room for at least 4 photos and all have been carefully checked for quality.
Here is what I did with the templates.  This first one uses This Little Missy’s Stitched with Love
This second page is a sneak peek of a new release coming from Scrappin Serenity!
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Merry and Bright and Templates

I have another amazing Christmas digital scrapbooking kit to show you.  3 Lil Monsters has a fun new kit: Merry and Bright.  You can grab it at Stuff to Scrap or Scrappity Doo Dah.  
 Here is my page that I created for the Weekly Challenge at Stuff to Scrap.  The challenge was to clip a paper to the title, I clipped a fun glitter paper to the words.  This page was also done using the November Template Grab Bag.
You can grab the November Grab bag at Stuff to Scrap or Scrappity Doo Dah.
Here is another page I created with the template grab bag using the November Build a Kit.  This page uses the Round the Corners Template
This one uses Not Just One Template and Pardon the Messes Kit: Sweets for my Sweet

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Holly Jolly Christmas!

Queen Wild has a new template pack in stores!!  Holly Jolly Christmas is a fun set of templates with a fun Christmas theme.  I love, love the Christmas tree…I specifically asked for that one, isn’t she awesome!? 

Here is what I came up for these templates….I am sure there will be more with the millions of Christmas pictures I take.  Oh and hubby got me a new camera for my birthday and Christmas so I am sure I will be taking a lot of fun pictures!

Here are my adorable boys last year at Christmas.  This page also uses the December Build a Kit at Stuff to Scrap: Tree Shopping by Designs by Snowlady

Here is the awesome tree!  I used Gingerbread Dreams by Mommy Made This

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Sweet November

Scrappin Serenity has a new kit in her store this week! And it’s a collab with Scraps by Andrea! It’s called Sweet November. If you buy both parts you’ll have one HUGE mega kit!
Sweet November is the perfect kit to scrap all your fall pictures, from jumping in leaves to fall festivals, and even Thanksgiving! The color palette is rich and beautiful. And it’s packed full of gorgeous elements that will have you coming back to this kit time and time again! And both designers will have their kits for 25% off this week!
A Closer look at the papers in the kit:
And of course there’s a quick page set!
And here’s Scraps by Andrea’s Part! Click the preview below to check out her part in her store!

Here is a page I created with this kit.  It also uses Queen Wild’s All About the Photo’s Template

Finally I have a freebie word art for you!  You can grab it HERE


All About the Photos

Today Queen Wild has a new pack of templates for you! These are called All About the Photos because they are! Each template has room for LOTS of photos! Check them out:
You can also grab them at Stuff to Scrap as well.
And here’s what the Wild Princesses did with them:
Henriett used Serenity by Designs by Snowlady (STS – Nov 13)
And Turkey Trot a collab by Growing Pains Scrapped and Mommy Me Time Scrapper (STS – Nov 15)
Sharon used My Girl by Kiki Halbert:
and Just Another Romance by A+ Designs:
Sheri used Rose Garden by Mommy Made This
And another on using the same kit:
Lauren used Whaley Love You by HD Creations:
I used Woodland Fall by This Little Missy (STS – Nov 10)
And Gobble Till You Wobble by Scraps N Pieces:
Brooke also used Gobble Till You Wobble by Scraps N Pieces:
Kortni used Farmers Market by Scraps N Pieces for both of her layouts:
And Lahni used Curious Cutie by Meagan’s Creations and also some word art from Meagan’s Creations:
And various pieces of the STS November BAK:
And Ghoulish Glam by This Little Missy:
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Calendars by Designs by Snowlady!

Designs by Snowlady has a fabulous set of 4×6 calendar templates in stores as well as completed ones as quick pages. These can be used in 4×6 photo albums or in 4×6 acrylic frames to create your own calendars or gifts for others. Commercial use ok! File types included: psd, tiff, png.

Check out the quick pages created by her creative team!
I did the month of June using Boys of Summer by Designs by Snowlady
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