Thursday, July 30, 2009

Layered Template 45a and 45b

Wow!

It has been AN ETERNITY!

Life has been a whirlwind for the past year and a half. It hasn't changed -- it's still a whirlwind. However, I recently carved out some time to scrap. And when I carve out time to scrap, I usually end up with a couple templates out of the deal.

So I have a couple templates for you!

Now I'm going to warn you about two things in advance...
1) They're all going to be 8x8 (300dpi) because that's how I scrap. And when my templates come as a result of the pages I'm creating, then that's the output.
2) I'm in the "hurry up and scrap" mode, because I dread getting one year behind! I was a month away from doing that, so I had to boogie! Now I'm caught up through November 1 -- so I've got just a tiny bit of breathing room. Not much though! Where I'm going with this -- the templates are a little bit "simple" -- which will provide you with a solid base to which you can add all sorts of fun elements and really twist it to make it your own!

These particular LOs are my favorite kind...

I love to use a big main photo as the background image, then position smaller photos around it to accent it. It's my favorite way to catch up! :) It's also my favorite way to not skimp on sharing pictures or focus on paper and elements more than the photo.

So the resulting template allows you to do the same. I'm even including the overlay I used (a photo of concrete with layer styles added to it) -- feel free to use it yourself to "tone down" the outer edges of your main photo. The overlay is a layer within each template and not a file of it's own.

So... you know the drill. Here's the pages. They're available in ONE zip file (about 35MB total) at 4Shared.


You can download Templates 45a-b HERE.

14 comments:

April said...

thanks! glad to see you back :)

*Christie* said...

Thanks so much - this is a really lovely template! I'm going to make it into 12x12 before I scrap with it :-D I think it'll look great. I love this because you don't even have to use a kit with it at all, but it still looks like scrapping and not JUST images, because of the overlay. Thanks a ton for exposing me to something new!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 30 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 31 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Dawn said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaa You're back!! thanks big time from boston!

Barbara said...

Cool....you're back! I was so excited to see a new post from you - not so much for the template (well, yeah, that too) but just to know that all is well with you and hubby and those beautiful kids! Thanks for the template.

Hugs,

Barbara

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 12 post on Aug. 01, 2009. Thanks again.

Jeanann said...

Glad to see you back! Thanks so much for the wonderful templates. I love the blended photos on these templates!

Sue said...

Wonderful template! I love it! Your layout is fabulous, too. Thank you! :)

Mara said...

I love your layout, it looks really good and I am glad to get the template, thank you very much

Crabcakes said...

Thanks so much. I LOVE your templates!

Melusine said...

Thanks for these awesome templates :)

Karen said...

Thanks so much. I love pages with the photo as the background, too. I like how you faded the pictures out.

anitab said...

Thank you!!! I just discovered your templates (through Scraps of Candy), and I'm excited - they're great - I also like to do photo-in-photo layouts - I know I'll use these!!

rosy said...

Really great ideas. I like every example. Just might have to try these...
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