Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
I’m so thrilled it is the weekend. For us, we can finally sleep in. The kids can lounge around in their pajamas and we can enjoy our time together. We don’t have to rush around to Karate or the Chess club or the gym. The weekend is typically a very needed time to unwind, relax and have quality time with each other. I hope it is the same for you.
Does the weekend provide time for you to dive into your hobbies or other things you love to do? It is essential to make time to do the things you love and enjoy like reading our blogs? Hehehe…You deserve time for you so make sure you designate it.
I really love designing goodies and creative things. This weekend I’ll be finishing up some more templates and scrapbooking with gorgeous goodies from Aimee Harrison. Hey! I did the same thing last weekend. Ha!
Kick up your feet, take a deep breath and enjoy today’s blog full of scrapbooking inspiration.
It appears that there are not enough artistic styled, multiple photo digital scrapbooking templates. I keep getting requests to make more and once again, I have obliged. I dig delving into unfamiliar waters. Paint, messy stitches, masks…they are not all that familiar to me, yet I do like the results I’ve gotten so far and I hope you do, too.
What I found whilst playing with these templates is that they scrap incredibly fast, which is super if time is of the essence. You can get a lot of pictures scrapped in minutes. You can layer up your page as much as you desire or perhaps as much as you have time for. In an ideal world, we have endless amounts of time for our pages, but for most of us, we need to get it done in a reasonable amount of time.
Project Art Deux look pretty awesome with just your pictures inserted. Of course, the point is to replace our elements, but if time doesn’t allow it, then clip in your pictures, print and you’re set. I clipped in my photographs and papers. Then I went in and added a few layers. I went back after finishing some chores and added a few more layers and was pleasantly surprised at how satisfied I was with the result, which seemed to not take a lot of my precious time.
When you have a lot of pictures to get scrapped, these templates are just what ya need. There are 23 photo spots in total. Of course, you can ditch the artistic elements if they are not your thing and replace them with more traditional ones. You could also add real, paper elements and traditional goodies like glitter and stickers. Hybrid scrapbooking is smart scrapbooking. You save time, money, your photos always fit perfectly and if you use digitally printed out items, you don’t even have to leave your house. You can size everything just the way you need as well.
This weekend I was at a scrapbooking event and all of the elements were geared towards a 12×12 page, but I rarely scrap 12×12 and they were mostly too large for my small, journal pages. My brain got into digital mode and I was mentally resizing them all smaller and in different sizes. Hehehe… I’ll be sharing those pages next week.
Let me show you what I and my team have done with these templates. There is a lot more you can do, too. I’ll explain how you can switch these up as we go.
Yeah, that’s me. Enjoying a glass of my favorite German sparkling wine crafted from a dear friend. I was also enjoying the fact that I had 6 special needs kids in my living room who were playing so nicely, I could actually do this. What a gift we all received. The boys got to play with each other outside of school and I didn’t have to totally stress because they were so well behaved and busy.
Is the collection I used from Made By Keuntje not totally adorable? I loved the colors and the doodles. There are a nice selection of artistic goodies that went great with my template style. The piggies are my favourite part and I added as many as I could. Hehehe…Simply clip in your photos, papers and start layering up your elements. I used mostly tiny clusters spread out evenly on my page and anchored the page with Dana’s lovely stamps and my template’s stitches.
This page is also mine. You might recognize my boys by now? Hehehe…This was one of those pages where it whipped it up in minutes flat and after long speculation, was quite satisfied with the overall look. The colours were so super. This Boy Can is from Misty Cato and you can find it in the Sweet Shoppe.
I thought it’d be fun to add that Polaroid styled frame in the center of my page. Look at the look on their faces. BUAH! They are thinking, “Here she goes, again. Making us stand together for her pleasure.” Hehehe…Now, don’t look too deep or you’ll see the hurt in my oldest son’s eyes that his little brother has such a difficult time, cuddling up to his big brother. Autism can be a …..
Another idea you could use for this particular page in the set is to fill all of the photos spots with papers or even journal cards or both. Add some titling or journaling and no pictures needed. You could add a photo to the top of it all as well. There’s so many options.
Another page of mine. I’ve been wanting to scrap this fun shoot for a long time and the colors of our free collection Because, fit wonderfully. There are also a lot of artistic elements in Because. If you didn’t grab the first, free portion yet, keep reading to find out how to download it.
Rochelle’s page came out so cute. Her little girl steals the show and totally upstages my template! Hehehe…The way she designed her page, puts this little blondie center stage and the rest of the page takes a back seat. We focus on her and then we’re drawn to the rest of the page as we peruse. It has a lot to do with the colors she used as well as her shadowing. When you notice that an element sticks out more than the others, ask yourself why? Is it the shadows or contrast or lack of contrast then consider what you want on your page and apply that technique.
Tanja’s page is a beautiful mix of an artistic style page with traditional goodies.
Ngoc totally rocked the templates, as usual. She went full out traditional and kept all of the cool artistic stuff in the background. What a great result! See how she used papers in some of the photo spots? She spread them out very evenly to make her page exceptional.
Carol turned this template around to fit her needs. Instead of a long photo, which isn’t always that easy to fill, she’s got a nice rectangular spot which is much easier to fill.
Check out how Kay used one photo in two spots. Another great idea! If you are loving her kit, you can find it here.
This is the free collection you’ll be acquiring throughout the year. The first portion is available in our group. If you post your page in the album by the end of the month, You’ll receive another small pack of products. Pages must be finished and uploaded to the correct album by January 31st to receive the extra goodies.
Have you done the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train for January yet? This was our contribution. Our free Commercial Use is only available for that month. You have to be fast! If you never want to miss out, then you’ll certainly want to sign up for our newsletter.
There are a lot of cool, free graphics to be found at Creative Fabrica. Here are two new ones. Grab them fast. They are only available for one week. They’ll have new ones if you miss these.
I’ll be back next week with a traditional post and the 52 Reasons card. I’m considering giving the rest of the cards then, so you can get the entire book finished by February 14th. I really need to start kicking it in line! Hehehe…I’m nowhere near finished.
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