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June 26, 2015

2015 Week 24 & June Calendar Page

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
Week 24: Just another pretty normal week. A doc appointment in Chapel Hill, some progress on our new house, laundry folding parties (lots of them!), Friday night Ice Cream with a walk on the Greenway (it's becoming a tradition), a 5k, an 80's themed birthday party, running club and food.

Take a closer look below if you want to.

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
And here's my June 2016 Calendar Page. Remember, I'm making these ahead of time and at the end of the year I'll have a whole calendar to print for my mom. I'm really loving this project.

2016 Calendar Template 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
-Liz

June 25, 2015

Retiring Products, New Monthly and Weekly Templates

Scrap Orchard is having its annual Last Chance Sale - 50% off on retiring products. The designers are dusting off the virtual shelves, and I'll be sure to browse through the store and see if there is anything I must have before it is too late. Liz has over 60 products retiring!! Check the bottom of this post for a peek at all of her retiring products. The Last Chance Sale runs June 25 - 30.

*please note that some of my older retiring products do not contain .page files

Besides the retiring sale, Liz has three brand new products for for you. These are new installments in her weekly and monthly product lines. They are 20% off through July 2, 2015.

2016 Calendar Template 7 is a set of July toppers. I've been working hard to keep up with my calendar for next year. It is really fun, and I know that as the new year approaches I'll be so happy to have so much work already done.
http://scraporchard.com/market/2016-Calendar-7-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

And here are two options for a June double page review, June in Review Templates.
http://scraporchard.com/market/June-in-Review-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

And finally, My Life Templates 7, a new set of double page pocket style templates.
http://scraporchard.com/market/My-Life-7-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html





And here is a peek at all of the products Liz has retiring. I see some old favorites in there. Have fun shopping!

And the winner from Monday's giveaway is....Michele F. Congratulations!

June 22, 2015

Win 3 New Products and a Little Update


Hey, everyone! How was your weekend? I ran a 5k, spent some time cleaning up our property, lead worship with my hubby at church, and celebrated an awesome father, two actually, my dad and my husband. We grilled out and swam. It was fun family time. Now I'm ready for another week.

I have 3 awesome new products for you this week. Take a look above. If you want a chance to win them enter the giveaway below. I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Not only do I have 3 new products for you this week, but it's the LAST CHANCE SALE at Scrap Orchard. I'm going to have over 60 products retiring that you can get at 50% off! It's a great time to stash up on some templates.



Here's my little update: I'm taking the month of July off. There won't be any giveaways or new products for a whole month. Bummer! But there will be some freebies and I'll still be posting my weekly pages on Fridays. Plus there might be some guest blog posts for your reading pleasure.

I think you all can understand why I might take some time off. 5 kids. Enough said. Right?  But really, I just need a break for the "work" part of this business. I want to get caught up on some albums and refresh my little brain for some new ideas. Don't worry, I'll be back in full swing in August.

-Liz

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June 19, 2015

2015 Week 23: Say Cheese!


My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
I went to get the photos off my camera this week, and I had none! Not one on taken on my DSLR. I think that probably speaks to how busy I was or how tired I was. It was just one of those super tiring weeks. But thanks to my handy dandy phone (and hubby) I had taken a few over the week. Several of these were actually taken with my hubby's phone.

So, take a closer look if you want to, and I'm hoping next week I'll pick up my DSLR more!

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs

-Liz

June 18, 2015

Big Photo Templates 3 and Snappy Album

Liz has two new releases for us today: some big photo templates and a 20-page album with a clean photobook style. Both are 20% off through June 25, 2015.

Big Photo Templates 3 is a set with a single large feature photo in each template. There are artsy bits like angled papers, paint splatters, big bold titles, and even some small photos scattered here and there.
http://scraporchard.com/market/Big-Photo-3-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

Snappy Album Templates is a 20-template set with a clean blocked photobook style. These are great for scrapping lots of photos or if you just want a crisp modern look to your page.
http://scraporchard.com/market/Snappy-Album-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html







The winner from Monday's Giveaway is....Tammy M. Congratulations!

June 17, 2015

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Use a 12x12 Template to Make a Facebook Timeline Cover! FREEBIE Included

Anne posted a timeline cover she had created using one of my templates in the SwL Facebok Group.

She made this with a template from Recyclables 39.

I was so inspired by her cover that I decided to try and make my own. I know, way behind the times here. I usually just upload a picture for my cover, and I'm good to go.

Well, it turns out to be super easy and lots of fun! I thought I would show you how I made my own timeline cover using a template from my Artsy Journal Templates 7 set.

First I did a little google search on facebook timeline cover sizes. I found that it needed to be 851 pixels by 315 pixels. I opened  new document with those dimensions in Photoshop.

Then I went searching for the perfect template to convert to that size. I chose the template above from my Artsy Journal Template 7 set. I thought it would work well because everything was clustered to the right, plus I love that chevron style.

I opened my template in Photoshop along side my 851 by 315 document. I highlighted all of the layers from the 12x12 template and duplicated them (right click the highlighted layers and duplicate to the correct document) onto the 851 by 315 document. Then I grabbed all the layers and used the move tool to resize all the layers to fit the 851 by 315 document. You can see I had to zoom way out.


It took a little bit of playing around to get it to look exactly how I wanted it. I deleted the journaling layer, title layer and a few layers that weren't seen. I also had to move over the scallop and doodle that was on the left side of the template until it lined up with the left side of the timeline cover. After getting it just how I wanted it, I had to play around with the shadow layers since they were too deep. This is what I came up with:


It only took me a few minutes to get it just right. It took me much longer to find the right photos and kit! Then I just had to scrap it like I would with a regular template.

I used True Stories from Juno Design.

Just to make it a little easier for you guys I have this freebie for you. It's my converted template to a facebook timeline size and a plain 851 by 315 document in case you want to start with a blank slate. You can take a peek at my shadow layers too, if you want to get a feel for what might work on a this size of template. I'm no shadow expert, so definitely play around an see what works for you. Just click the image to download.


I *might* design some facebook timeline covers. What do you say? I'm not sure if I want to get out of my comfort zone of designing 12x12 templates.

-Liz




June 16, 2015

GSO - Winner!

Please join me and congratulating Cindy B on winning this month’s GSO!

She competed against some beautiful layouts but her Sweet Sixteen layout was the icing on the cake! We love this layout using Recyclables 39 for its the notebook background paper and doodled border in combination with the selectively colored photo. It has a scrapbook and yearbook feel - kinda nostalgic and still girly and fun.

Visit Cindy's gallery to leave her some 'love' on this awesome layout.




Thank you to all you voters! Random-dot-org selected number 26, Brittany, as the winner of $5 to Liz's store in the Vote and Win drawing!

June 15, 2015

Monday Again! Sneak Peek & Giveaway Time


It's Monday again! How the time flies. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We spent some time hiking, tubing and then ended it with an 80's roller skating party. Lots of fun, but I'm not sure I'm rested for the week!

Anyway, down to business. See those templates up there ^^^^? Both sets are quite a bit different from each other, but they'll both help you get pictures scrapped quickly and beautifully, in their own way. If you want a chance to win them enter the giveaway below. I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Hope you have a great Monday!
-Liz

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June 12, 2015

2015 Week 22: Volleyball, Running & Special Moments

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
This week was filled with volleyball camp, running club (even though I had no pictures - I'll make sure to take some next week), school work, a pool party and some special moments!

Hope you are enjoying my weekly pages.
My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life June Bundle by Juno Designs
-Liz

June 11, 2015

12 Month Templates and Album - 20% OFF!

Liz was inspired by all the new babies on the team! She designed two new products for scrapping baby's first year. But these are versatile templates and can be used for birthdays or school years too, or even other topics. These new template sets are 20% off though June 18, 2015.

12 Month Album Templates is a 12-page album, one page for each month. Each page has a large number clipping mask and 1 or more photo spots.
http://scraporchard.com/market/12-Month-Album-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html

12 Month Templates is for a more compact project: all 12 months on a double page spread.
http://scraporchard.com/market/12-Mont-Digital-Scrapbook-Templates.html








The winner from Monday's Giveaway is....Shawna W. Congratulations!

June 10, 2015

GSO - Vote and Win!

Tracy here and it's time for the May GSO! We have six sensational layouts this month for you to choose from, so scroll on down and tell us the best!  Make sure to vote by Friday, June 12th, 11:59 pm ET for your favorite HERE. Just for voting you will receive a 30% off coupon to Liz's store and you will be entered into a drawing, where one lucky voter will win $5 to Liz's store! Drum roll please, the six nominees are...

Layout: Rapunzel by SarahMF
Template: Simple Journal Templates
Reason CTM Loves: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dreamy aspect of the background paper and the cluster with the long line of Rapunzel hair is gorgeous - perfect shadows!
Layout: Pilot Seat by Murmer/ Amber
Template: Recyclables 35
Reason CTM Loves: I love the big picture and title work. Love the typewritten journaling on the photo. Great mix of patterns give this layout lots of texture.


Layout: Sweet Sixteen by Cindy B
Template: Recyclables 39
Reason CTM Loves: Love the notebook background paper and doodled border in combination with the selectively colored photo. It has a scrapbook and yearbook feel - kinda nostalgic and still girly and fun.











Layout: Great Wolf Lodge by Neverland Scraps
Template: Recyclables 27
Reason CTM Loves: I love the use of the water slide connecting the top and bottom photos.


Layout: Merida by SarahMF
Template: Plus Sign Templates
Reason CTM Loves: I've, personally, been intimidated by the Plus Sign Templates, and I'm so impressed with how she used them. She chose a busy background, and utilized solid papers on the plus signs behind the photos. The plus signs visually separate the photos from the background and help them to stand apart. And the colors here are amazing.









Layout: Happiness is Always Near by Vicme
Template: May 2015 SO Template 1
Reason CTM Loves: I love the combinations of bright colors with the kraft background. All of the elements of the page, from the big chevron shapes, to the little paper strips, all draw the eye to that beautiful photo. And I also just love the dark foliage background of the photo, and how the people just pop against that.

June 8, 2015

It's Monday! Time for a Sneak Peek & Giveaway!


I have two new digital scrapbook template sets for you this week (one is a whole album!). They are a bit unique but can definitely be used for any type of scrapping....are you interested? Just enter the giveaway below. I'll announce the winner on Thursday's blog post.

Have a great Monday!
-Liz


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June 6, 2015

One More Page

Recyclables 38 by Scrapping with Liz
Stand Out by Red Ivy Design
At least I got one more page done this past weekend on Matthew's Album. Hey, even if I only do one page a week I should be done by the end of this year. Totally doable, but I'm definitely hoping to crank our more than that each week. Here's to hoping I have more to share with you next week.

-Liz

June 5, 2015

2015 Week 21: Too Much Fun and Too Many Videos

My Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
We took a last minute little mini-vacay. There are lots of pictures and video of that. I think I went a little overboard on videos this week. Then there are just a few pictures of our normal life and a picture of the foundation of our new house (trying to include a picture of the progress each week).

My Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
I edited the template a lot, which ended up being so easy to do. These templates are really easy to work with. You can easily stretch a photo spot or move them around as needed. It worked great for that panoramic picture of our house.

My Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
-Liz
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