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.

-Liz

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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