May 26, 2016

May Project Templates

As May comes to a close, Liz has new installments in her monthly product lines. There are two types of monthly reviews and a new calendar set. These new releases are 20% off through Sunday, May 29, 2016.

May in Review Template is a double page spread for scrapping a monthly summary or any event with multiple photos.

May Insta Review Template is another double page design for scrapping 24 phone snapshots.

And 2017 May Templates is a set of May calendars/toppers in different sizes.

Katya scrapped a travel page with May in Review Templates.

Amanda used the May Insta Review Template to scrap a series of photos.

Dagi used the 12x12 option from 2017 May Templates to scrap an adorable everyday page.

Have fun shopping!

Week 19 and 20: Catching Up

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
I actually got behind last week. We were gone to a camp for deaf/hoh families. I left my laptop at home for 3 beautiful days. It meant a lot of catching up to do when I got home, but it was worth it. I was able to scrap both Week 19 and Week 20 this past weekend.

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
 Week 19 was filled with lots of fun extra things: Cue Camp, Mother's Day, Dollywood....

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
 Week 20 was more normal: School, games, and music.

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz

Weekly Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
I actually liked working on these pages back to back. I think I scrapped faster than normal. Maybe it was because I knew I was behind. Either way I'm glad to be caught up.


May 25, 2016

50% Off: A Sweet Album, Edges, and Big Photo Templates

Today I have three older template sets in our Something Old Something New sale: A regular set of templates, a 20-page album, and some edge clusters.  Enjoy the 50% SOSN discount on these products today only, May 25, 2016.

And don't miss the sneak peek and giveawy below!

Simple and Sweet Album Templates 2 is an old favorite. Use these as a fantastic stash to pull from, or use them to create a cohesive album.

Edge Templates is a great set of clusters (paper pieces, stamps and scribbles, scatters, and tabs) to add to the edges and corners of your pages. They also work great for building a layered foundation under a photo.

Finally, Big Photo Templates 2 is a set of templates featuring large photo spots that almost fill the page. You will also find journaling on paper strips, stamp work, and paint.

Donna paired up matching templates from Simple and Sweet Album Templates 2 to make a 2-pager.

Rebecca also used Simple and Sweet Album Templates 2 to show off some family art work.

Polly Shivani made this stunning page with Big Photo Templates 2. I love how she made the big photo B and W.

Polly Sucalli highlighted this page with the Edge Templates.

And last but not least here's the sneak peeek for this week. I have my May Review and Calendars releasing this week. If you want a chance to win them enter the giveaway below. I'll announce the winner on Friday's blog post.

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May 24, 2016

Resizing a Template for Paper Scrapping

Hey there!  It's Katrina (that paper/hybrid scrapper girl), from Paper, Scissors and Glue on the blog today to share with you how I used one of Liz's templates on a traditional layout and resized the shapes to make them work with my photo size.  Also, look at templates in different ways as you will see!

Confession, I was going to do a tutorial about patterns, importing and organizing them into the Silhouette Studio software.  But, I updated my software and it sent me to the cloud version!  I haven't had time to play around yet, so I thought I would do something that anyone with a Silhouette (or similar) cutting machine would be able to try!

Pattern Paper, Washi Tape, Acrylic Shapes, Journaling Tag, Chipboard, Letters-American Crafts
Flair-A Flair for Buttons (Etsy)
Sequins-Jillibean Soup
Twine-May Arts
Bird, Butterfly-Crate Paper
Star Pins-Maya Road
Adhesive-Therm O Web
Silhouette Cameo with Studio Software

I used the Recyclables 43 template for my layout.  It's a great set of templates and there are lots of possibilities with it.  Most people see a "house" in the "Love Lives Here" template, but I saw a doghouse!  And how cute would this be with a four picture collage to make it look like windows?!  

I started by opening all the PNG's that I wanted to use in my Silhouette software.  Once I had them opened, I traced and then filled them with similar colors like the template and moved all of them to one mat.  I closed out the PNGS once I had done this, because they seem to slow down the software if you get too many things open.  

Once I had them on one mat, I then arranged them according to the template.

I had already printed my picture and it was smaller than the picture area (grey box). I grouped all my shapes together by selecting the arrow (aka pointer tool) and then drawing a box around all my shaped.  You can see the grey box around all the shape below.  Once you have the box around everything, right click and select "GROUP".  That will group everything you have selected together so you can move it around or in my case resize!  It's so easy to resize an entire template all at once!  

Once I had everything grouped together, I moved all the pieces up to the ruler at the top of my screen and resized until I had the picture area (grey box) approximately the size of my printed picture.  This kept everything in proportion within the template.  You can see my picture was around 4.25 inches, the template picture area was over 5 inches.  I didn't look, because I knew I was going to shrink it!

Once I resized, I right clicked and ungrouped everything so that I could cut out the pieces in different pattern papers.  Yes, I could have just wrote down the measurements of the basic pieces, but I am horribly with a ruler and it was easier just to cut with my Silhouette since I already had the shapes!  And make sure you have all shapes off of your mat, except the one you are wanting to cut.  I have a terrible habit of forgetting that!  

I cut the roof border twice, so that I could have a layered effect!  I love how it turned out.  I used foam adhesive on both layers to give it dimension and some fun. 

As I started putting it together, I realized that I wanted another layer for the background.  I took the pink shape I had made and just created an offset for it.  This way I knew it would be in proportion to the entire template.

I subbed the journaling area with a journaling card from the collection I was working with.  I have a ton of these and never know how to use them, but this gives me ideas now!

Let me know what you would like to see me do with Liz's templates or what you would like to learn. Or if there is a specific template you want me to work with.  Also, would you like me to use more digital collections printed out, etc?  Just leave me a comment!!  This is new for me to, but so exciting and I love learning and sharing.  Have a great week!

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