February 24, 2011

State Template Inspiration (and freebie!)

There are no new releases this week, but since there were several US state templates released last week, we thought we would give you some inspiration with these templates.   I found some great examples in Liz's Scrap Orchard gallery.

Helen used the Colorado template with the small blocked clipping masks to display photos and journaling spots.  Her layout documents a trip to Colorado.  She got 10 photos on this page!

Ellie used the large Kansas shape clipping mask and outline to highlight an amazing photo of the countryside, and added small photos and elements along the edge.

Heather used the Arizona template with the large blocked clipping masks, and filled them all with photos, recording the memory of her friends' visit and sight seeing tour.

I, Tiffany, used the California shape clipping mask to create a simple home decor project.

Bethany used the Nevada template with the small clipping masks to fill in with photos and patterned papers, creating a patchwork quilt look. She also included the banner state title.

Helen used the Utah banner title, using it as a clipping mask for a single beautiful panorama shot of Bryce Canyon.

WendyN used the Colorado banner title on this amazing page, using separate photos to clip to each letter.  And if you look closely, you'll see the paper behind the letters is a map!  What a perfect detail for this photo record of their road trip.

And finally, here is an amazing and dramatic page by Kristi8004, highlighting her love of her home state, Michigan.  I adore the heart paper filling the state shape, and the subtle effect of the title on the right side.

I'll be attending Digiscrap-apalooza, so I see the Nevada template in my future!  And I'd love to scrap some more about my home state, California. Here are a couple web resources I found with US State statistics and facts, such as the state symbols and historical information:

Here are all the state templates that have been released to date:

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota

Liz had a little voting going on on her facebook and it looks like New York got the most votes. So here's a New York Template for you! Just click the pic to download the freebie! She also got suggestions for the next batch of looks like West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Mississippi, & Wisconsin will be in the next batch, which will be out in the next month or so!

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Wendy said...

Love all the great layouts and the awesome layouts, thank you!

SMK designs said...

Oh wow, I was so surprised when I hopped over to your blog tonight and saw my "Michigan" layout being shared!
I'm SO glad you liked it!! It's actually one of my most favorite layouts to date! Such a Fun and Unique page I think.

I Love all the other state layouts and am going to lift a couple I'm sure ;)

Great New York template, thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much, I've been wanting to try these out! Any idea if Liz plans to bundle the templates together at some point? I would love to get all 50 states!

sdwrdt said...

thank you - we lived in new york state for a few years, so will have pictures to fill the template!

Scrapping With Liz said...

Stephanie-I most likely will eventually have all 50 states and have them bundled together....but it may be awhile.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Feb. 25, 2011. Thanks again.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Feb. 25, 2011. Thanks again.

Stephanie said...

Good to know Liz! I can wait 'cause I still need to get all the pictures scanned from vacations when I was little; think it will take a while ;)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [26 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

loladegroff said...

So glad I found your site. My husband is from NY and I can't wait to use this template. Thanks so much. Lola

Ang said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration! I have collected a couple of state templates, just haven't used them yet. :)

Sarah (digi mom) said...

This is the first time I have seen some of these layouts and projects and WOW is the right word! Amazing creativity ladies!

debbie said...

Where can I purchase the New York template? I can not find it on Scrap Orchard.

Elizabeth Albers said...

Debbie, I'm sorry. I retired them a while ago.
WMSquared has some New York Templates in her store.

craftysahmiam said...

The road trips we took recently were taken several years too late..... I just found your templates post and they would have been perfect ! The inspiration pieces are gorgeous.

Elizabeth Albers said...

Oh no! I'm hoping to revamp them soon.

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