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March 30, 2013

ABC Album Inspiration

I have a little guest post today from Donna P. (many of you know her by djp332). She just completed an album for her niece's little boy using these templates:


I thought it would be nice if she shared it with us here on the blog. What do you say? If you need more inspiration to make an ABC Album make sure you check out my ABC Album here.

This is what Donna had to say about her ABC Album:


Ever since I began digi-scrapping, I've known that I wanted to make an ABC book. I purchased the alphabet papers (from Digitreats, a now retired store) and your templates over a year ago, and they have been sitting in my stash ever since. Finally, on March 1, 2013, my niece had a baby boy and I could start my book.

A friend sent me a link to a list of very helpful ideas.

I had a lot of fun searching my stash for just the right embellishments. The idea list helped tremendously. For those items that I could not find in my stash, such as the iguana, the queen, the yams, and the xylophone, I searched Google Images, making sure the images that I chose were big enough to be used in my layouts.

Using your ABC book templates made the whole process very easy, and I was able to alter them to suit my needs, such as removing the journaling and photo spaces.

I made the decision to print this book at Shutterfly after receiving an email containing a code for a free 8x8 book - the perfect size for a book for a baby. The book arrived quickly, less than a week after uploading. Of course, I always find an error or two after printing, but overall, I'm pretty pleased with the whole book.  Three of my friends liked the book so much that they also ordered a copy to give to their own relatives. I feel like an author!

Here's the front cover. There was a black line on the top that did not show in the preview when uploading but overall I'm very happy with my FREE 8x8 book! I did notify them and they are going to print another book for me!

 Here are a few of the pages from inside my book.

I used all sorts of elements from digital scrapbook kits I've collected over the years. If you see an element
that you want to know more about just email Liz and we'll send you the info.











And here's the back. I just love it!

I just love how Donna grabbed from all kinds of different kits to make her book. I just know the kids are going to enjoy flipping through that book, looking at all those fun elements, all while learning their letters!

-Liz



March 29, 2013

New Weekly and Monthly Templates + Sale

Happy Birthday, Scrap Orchard!


As part of the celebration, there is a store wide 35% OFF sale that includes new products, and you will receive the Perfect Picnic collab for free with a $10 purchase! And there are also games and prizes over in the Birthday Bash 2013 forum. The sale runs March 28 - April 1, after which Liz's new releases will drop to the regular 20% Fresh Fruit discount through 4/4.

Double Monthly Challenge Templates 3 is the newest installment in this monthly line. Use them for Monthly Summaries or All About Me albums or any pages you want to create. Throughout the year, this product line will build to make two cohesive albums.

Weekly Project Templates 4 is the newest set of P365 weekly templates. I love the scattered numbers on top of the very straight and clean blocked photo spots.



Enjoy the birthday festivities!

March 28, 2013

Week 12 and New Weekly Project Templates!


Using Weekly Project Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz, Capture Life: March by Tracie Stroud and Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud
Week 12 is done! I feel so accomplished. I've stuck with this for 3 months, that's 1/4 of the way through the year. Woohoo! It's really rewarding to see 12 weeks of pages done.

Since week 12 is done it's time for another Weekly Projects Template set! And what perfect timing. Scrap Orchard is having their 5th Birthday celebration and they are having a 35% off storewide sale and an awesome Free with Purchase if you spend $10 or more.

Make sure you check out my new Double Monthly Challenge Templates 3 while you are there....you might want to add them to your cart to help you get up to that $10 mark!

It makes me happy to look at the 12 pages I've finished so far in my Instagram Project. I thought I would share them with you again. Plus it will give you an idea of what my Weekly Project Templates can look like all put together.

Using Weekly Project Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: January by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: January Messy Krafts by Tracie Stroud

Using Weekly Project Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: January by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: January Messy Krafts by Tracie Stroud

Weekly Project Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: February by Tracie Stroud
Sticker Bits Alphas 2 by Tracie Stroud

Weekly Project Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: February by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud

Using Weekly Project Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: March by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud

Using Weekly Project Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
Capture Life: March by Tracie Stroud
Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud

This is going to make such a fun finished album. I'm pretty sure I'll be treasuring it for years to come....remembering the days of caring for young children, homeschooling, cooking, etc...

-Liz


March 27, 2013

Double Monthly Challenge Templates - Ideas and Inspiration

I've been releasing a set of templates each month called Double Monthly Challenge Templates. I wanted to show you how these templates can work together to make a really nice complete album. Each set of Double Monthly Challenge Templates comes with 4-12x12 templates. If you look at the Template sets below you can see the top two of each template set go together nicely to make a double page spread and then the bottom two go together to make a nice double page spread as well. Now, here's where it gets really good, if you look at those top two templates of each set, they all have a similar look and feel so that if you choose to use those top two throughout your album you'll get a nice, cohesive look and if you choose to use the bottom two you'll also get a cohesive feel throughout your whole album.

Of course, you can use them however you want to but I wanted to show you how they can work together. I also wanted to make sure you knew that I'm planning on releasing a set of templates like this for the rest of the year so that if you wanted to plan to use these throughout the year you could.




I know you are probably wondering about this set. It is actually not in my store yet but it will be tomorrow. Consider it an extra sneak peek. If you want a chance to win these make sure you've entered Monday's Sneak Peek and Giveaway!


Here you can see what my Creative Team member Kristi is doing with them.

Using Double Monthly Challenge Templates 1 and Memories and Moments by SuzyQ Scraps.

Using Double Monthly Challenge Templates 2 and Memories and Moments by SuzyQ Scraps.

I'm looking forward to making these templates for the rest of the year! I hope you  guys are enjoying scrapping with them.
-Liz

March 25, 2013

Sneak Peek & Giveaway Time!



I'm going to keep it short and sweet for you this week. You can see the peek above of two new digital scrapbook template sets I have releasing this week. These new goodies will be releasing on Thursday, March 28th. If you want a chance to win them just enter the giveaway below. I'll be announcing the winner on the rafflecopter entry form and on my facebook on March 28th.

That's it for now. You may resume your normal Monday activities.
-Liz

a Rafflecopter giveaway

March 23, 2013

Decorative Mason Jar Lids: Using Digital Scrapbook Supplies


My girls are taking a financial class through our homeschool co-op and they were assigned to make three jars: one for giving, one for saving and one for spending.

My oldest daughter (who's 10 now) has been doing a little bit of digital scrapbooking. I thought it would be fun to let her use photoshop to decorate her jar. I knew my 8 year old would want to decorate her jars the same way, so I helped her out a little bit. They loved looking at my pretty kits and picking something out. I thought it was interesting that they were instantly drawn to kits by Designs by Megan Turnidge. I think it's because she always has fun colors and beautiful flowers in her kits. I love her designs as well, maybe that has something to do with it!

Using Beauty from Within by Megan Turnidge
I made a circle clipping mask in photoshop with the same dimensions as the mason jar lid. Then they decorated their circles in photoshop.


After they were done decorating I placed them on an 8.5x11 canvas and saved them as .jpgs and printed them out. The girls cut out the circles and then glued them on the lids and placed the rings on top.

Using Delightful by Megan Turnidge

Easy peasy. I might have decorated them a little bit differently but I think they did great for a 10 and 8 year old.

-Liz

March 22, 2013

4 New Journal Card Template Sets + FWP + Freebie

Lots of journal card templates are new in the Market! Four sets in two different styles!  And each pair comes as a Free with Purchase for a limited time, in addition to being 20% off.  Every card comes in both 4x6 and 4x3 inch sizes.  They're great for pocket scrapping, as page starters, or just a fun way to journal. 20% off pricing and Free with Purchase offers are available through 3/28/2013.

Buy Journal Card Templates 1 ...
 
 and get Journal Card Templates 2 for FREE! (will be added automatically)
 

and get Simple Photo Journal Card Templates 2 for FREE! (will be added automatically)

Here are some examples from the team. 

Here are two additional Simple Photo Journal Cards for free!  Just click the image.  Enjoy!

March 21, 2013

Week 11!

Using Weekly Project Templates 3, Capture Life: March by Tracie Stroud and Capture Life: Mega Alpha Pack by Tracie Stroud.
I'm moving along with my instagram pages. It feels so great to at least scrapbook one page a week. That's about all I've been doing lately. I'm still glad I'm doing this project though. If I wasn't doing it, I don't even know that I would be motivated to scrap at all right now! Ever feel that way?

Erin emailed me these two pages she's made with my Weekly Project Templates. I love how she used the red paper behind her weekly titles (it really makes it pop out) and the cute banner across the top. Remember, if you email me you'll get a coupon for my next Weekly Project Templates release (which will be next week!). I love seeing your pages each week.

Using Weekly Project Templates 1 and Capture Life: January by Tracie Stroud Designs.

-Liz

March 20, 2013

Some of My Favorites

Last week I shared with you about the new Scrap Orchard Gallery. I said I really liked going through my old pages. I really did, it brought back lots of memories. It helped me remind me why I scrap. I thought I would share some of those meaningful pages to you now.

These first two I love because I scrapped pictures that were taken five years apart at the same place, Chimney Rock. It brings back lots of memories of family trips and it reminds me how fast my children are growing!

Here and Now Templates and Here and Now Kit by Tracie Stroud and Captivated Visions (no longer available).

Here and Now Templates and Here and Now Kit by Tracie Stroud and Captivated Visions (no longer available).
I love this one because it reminds me of my grandparents....so many good memories!
Miscellaneous Templates 1 and Vintage Treasure by Julie Bullock (no longer available).
I like this one because it reminds me of my hubby. 
Juicy Fruit Templates, Perfectly Imperfect Alpha by WMSquared and Squared and Not Fit for Public Revamped by Laura Banasiak and Litabells Designs (no longer available).
I just love seeing all those smiles! 
Double Album Templates III and Snow Pals Bundle by Meredith Cardall Designs.
 I like this one because I can reflect back on our schooling year and see what we were doing a year ago.
Fun with Envelope Templates and Making the Grade by Tracie Stroud Designs
 This one just makes my heart happy.
iNSD 2012 Templates and Check It Out by Bella Gypsy Designs.
Anything to do with nature brings back lots of memories for me because it's something my family loves to do. We love to go on hikes, see waterfalls and just be outside together.

Photo Frame Templates and Falling Into You by Tracie Stroud Designs

Photo Frame Templates and Falling Into You by Tracie Stroud Designs

We just went to Tallulah Falls again last week. Now I want to go scrap my most recent pics to Tallulah! But since I don't have time right now I thought I would sneak in a couple pictures from our most recent hike.

Here's a pic of all four of our girls sitting on the same bench from the pic above.

And then Daddy and his girls on the bridge.

So if you need a little inspiration just go browse your gallery, or in the case of ScrapPin, go start pinning some of your old favorites to your new gallery!


-Liz

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