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Saturday, January 17, 2009

By Request

A few of you wanted me to make the templates I talked about in my last post, not only to use Becky Higgins' Project 365 downloads but also to eliminate the need for a background paper. I've made four 12x12 templates that have no background, just the photos and journaling blocks. The first two have vertical pictures and horizontal journaling blocks. The last two have horizontal pictures with vertical journaling blocks, which are also sized to fit Becky's downloads.

Here are today's templates:

For the 8.5x11 scrappers out there, I'm in a bit of a bind. Becky's kit was designed for a square (12x12) album. So I can make a template that works with her downloads, but there will be extra space where you would need to put a background color or paper. It would look like this:

And like this:

Or I can make a template that eliminates the need for a background but does not necessarily work with Becky's downloads. Leave a comment about which you would prefer.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photoshop Elements

I use Photoshop CS3, so I had no idea that Elements users could not work with the individual layers in a layer group. I'm sorry for those of you who had issues with this. I have uploaded new templates with the layers ungrouped. If I ever use layer groups in the future, the download will include templates both with and without the groups. Here are the download links for my previously released Project 365 templates:

** The original template downloads have now been updated to include templates for PSE users. **

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Becky Higgins

I'm sure you have already heard, but I'll say it just in case you haven't. Becky Higgins has on her blog a free download of some journaling card images from her Project 365 kit. I'm hearing that some people haven't been able to download it at all. I think the trick is in the timing, as I had no trouble downloading it early this morning. Keep trying.

I'm considering creating a template that would work with these images. For 12x12, the photos and journaling cards would basically take up the whole space, leaving no need to choose a background paper. I'm not sure yet how (or if) it would work at all for 8.5x11. I would like to know if there is any interest in this. Leave a comment or email me if you would like me to work on this template.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Six More

Okay, here are the other six Project 365 templates. The response to these templates has been tremendous! I may try to come up with a few other Project 365 designs. If anyone has any ideas for a template, feel free to leave a comment or email me.

Here are the 12x12 templates:

Here are the 8.5x11 templates:

And here are the 11x8.5 templates:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Project 365

So it looks like Project 365 has hit the scrapbooking world with full force. I know Project 365 has been around for a few years but never really thought about it as applied to scrapbooking. When I saw the KOTM by Becky Higgins, I wanted to get one myself. However, since I am a digital scrapper, I needed something different. Which is also a good thing considering the kits sold out within the first thirty minutes.

I started working on one digital template and ended up with twelve (four each of 12x12, 8.5x11, and 11x8.5). First off, I wanted to put one week on each page to cut down on the number of pages I needed to print. Then I wanted to be able to vary the look of the pages a tiny bit. I took my first template and simply rotated it around. And all of the 12x12 variations were converted into 8.5x11 and 11x8.5 sizes.

I have the six finished templates for you today and will be posting the other six when I am done with them. Note that I started my week on Monday so that the page would include a whole weekend. You can change that if you started on a different day.

Here are the 12x12 templates:

Here are the 8.5x11 templates:

Here are the 11x8.5 templates:

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm Back

I'm back from my mini vacation! I'm super excited to say that my blog has been featured in the Web Finds column for the January/February issue of Scrap n' Art. It is an e-zine about scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting. And it's completely free! If you would like to check it out, you can register at and download the current issue as well as the previous three issues.

Stay tuned in the next couple of days. I have been working on several new templates and will be putting them up soon!