April 16, 2014

To Use a White Border or Not

A lot of my templates have a white mat underneath the photo. For some reason I tend to scrap a lot of my photos with a white border, therefore I include the optional white photo mat in most of my templates. Just because a template might come with a white photo mat does not mean the photo needs a white border! I wanted to show you what I page looks like with the white borders and what it might look like if you change it up.

I'm using the bottom right templates from my Artsy Journal Templates 4 set. I've been dying to use that template and now is the perfect time. See all those white borders?

So here's what it looks like scrapped. This is the way I sort of visualized this template when I was putting it together.
Artsy Journal Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Merry and Bright by Bella Gypsy Designs
Here's what it looks like with paper clipped to the white photo mat underneath. I also added a drop shadow to the photo layer and turned each layer a bit. What do you think? Which one do you prefer? I think it's a tough call.

Artsy Journal Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Merry and Bright by Bella Gypsy Designs
There are so many ways to use digital scrapbook templates. Make sure to change them up a bit to fit your style....just because it comes with a white photo mat doesn't mean that you have to use the white photo mat.


April 15, 2014

GSO Winner!

Please join me and congratulating Angie (angiepangie) on winning this month’s GSO!

Angie competed against some awesome competition but her Handyman layout was A++ We love this layout using the Recyclables 30 because it tells a story and the kit chosen - the colors playing perfectly with the photo. Extra kudos for the beautiful shadowing!

Visit Angie's gallery here to leave her some 'love' on her amazing layout.

We got a chance to ask Angie about herself and this is what she said...

What layout are you currently working on or planning to start next?
I'm sitting down to scrap a layout about my son's music lessons tonight. He's about to move on to piano classes in a few weeks, so I thought it was about time I actually start to document it all. Better late than never! ;)

When did you start scrapping and who or what got you started?
I started scrapping with paper a long time ago, but I started to digitally scrap about 2.5 years ago. I use Photoshop a lot for work, so I did an Internet search one day to see if I could use it to digitally scrapbook. I couldn't believe how big digital scrapbooking was, even back then!

What is your favorite layout you created using a Scrapping with Liz product?
There's lots of happy memories associated with this layout and I adore all the photo spots Liz included in the template, it really helps to tell the story.

Thank you to all you voters! Random-dot-org selected number 38, rngawne, as the winner of $5 to Liz's store in the Vote and Win drawing!
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