The scrapbooking world seems divided into two camps, digital vs. traditional. My friend Jen Wright had a brilliant idea to help break down some of the barriers between these two opposing camps when she asked paper scrappers to use her digital templates to inspire layouts.
I was so excited to be a part of this! I don’t know why you have to choose between digi and traditional, I think it’s much more fun to bring both worlds together.
I love using scrapbook sketches to inspire layouts. I’ve even used a card sketch to inspire a scrapbook layout. (Click here to see!) I knew working with one of Jen’s digital templates would be easy and fun.
Jen gave me a gorgeous template to work with!
I love the layers and that I could use six photos on the two-page layout.
At first glance this page seems so simple. It’s not overly complicated with tons of embellishments. The layers work to add so much texture and variety without being too fussy.
Here’s a sneak peek at the layout I created using this template.
*For a complete product list see the end of this post.
Were you surprised to see that I didn’t create a fall-themed page? One of the best tips I can share about using a sketch is to repurpose it using a completely different theme! This template would work for birthdays, weddings, summer, etc. Don’t feel that just because it looks like a fall theme that you can only use it for fall!
You’ll also want to see where I decided to place my journaling. I was so happy to have a generous space to tell my story. 🙂
Are you a digi or traditional scrapper? Have you considered scrapping outside your regular style? Have you tried hybrid scrapping?
Personally, I want to learn how to use Photoshop so I can play with some of the amazing digital techniques, and so I can take advantage of the beautiful digital papers, embellishments and templates!
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Let your creativity shine, and get scrapping!
Products used on the “Mountain Adventure” layout:
Snowhaven paper – CTMH
Red sticker letters from the Holiday Happenings Assortment – CTMH
Glitter paper – CTMH
Red sparkles – CTMH
Liquid glass as a glue – CTMH
Snowflake embossing template: Sizzix
Sun Rays embossing template: Craft Concepts
Silver Versa Color ink
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Thank you for posting a dig template for free. I have been struggling to teach myself PSE. Maybe with templates, I will have a bit more success.
I have been participating in LOAD215, and got your link there.
Love your Day 27 page. This has been my philosophy of scrapbooking since I started in 2001, introduced to the craft by a Creative Memories consultant.
You are so very welcome Jeanie! My friend Jen shares layouts and other good information regularly on her site so that may really interest you too. You can use the link in the post to go to Jen Wright Designs.
Thanks so much for the kind words about my LOAD215 day 27 page. Here’s a link to my blog post featuring the page: https://scrapbookwonderland.com/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/
I was introduced to scrapbooking with Creative Memories too. Telling the stories was hard, I hated my handwriting and I left a lot of pages with little to no journaling. I quickly fell in love with all of the creative options available to scrapbookers and then I fell into the ‘Pretty Photo Album” syndrome, as I like to call it. I’m so glad I’ve found a new way and that the internet lets me share the things I’ve learned with others!
I hope you’ll find information that helps you create scrapbooks you truly love here!
P.S. Want to see my very first scrapbook page?