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3Fries 10-16-2012 10:55 AM

DGSC085 - Using Pre-Made Templates
 
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I'm sorry I'm a little bit late getting today's Tuesday Challenge up! I decided to take today off work and use up a lieu day to play and I ended up sleeping away most of the morning with a bit of a headache! Boo! Anyway - here's the challenge! Can't wait to see everyone's work!

DGSC085– Using Pre-made Templates - 10/16/12
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Many digital scrapbooking programs, like My Digital Studio that I use, or digital kits from the designers around the web, come with pre-made page templates that all you need to do is add your own photos. For me these templates rarely have a theme that I would use so I tend to ignore them. In MDS there are blank pages that have only a photo layout that I used for the first 20 or so pages I made with the software, and then I graduated to making my own layouts - OR SCRAPLIFTING FROM MAGAZINES AND OTHER SCRAPBOOKERS! It is rare for me to come up with a complete layout all by my own little self ;) Please do your best to give credit to the magazine, designer or page your are inspired by - it is only fair!

This week, I want you to look in your files and find some of the already designed templates in your digital stash. MDS users, you will find these when you go to create a New Project. You will click on Designer Templates and choose from there.

Once you’ve chosen a template that will work with the photos for your page go ahead and begin substituting the pre-chosen colors and embellies to suit your theme. Go ahead and keep embellishments, etc in the same location as the original template OR change it up as the creative process hits you.

*For bonus points, combine some stamped images to suit your page. You will see in my sample a ‘wheel’ I made behind my paper circle that was created by layering two stamps from Good Friend stamp set.

Traditional scrapbookers - this is your opportunity to choose a sketch you’ve seen that you would like to re-create. If you aren’t comfortable scraplifting or CASing projects, give it a try! You may even like to use the template that I made my page from, I’m attaching it here.

"PLEASE NOTE!* Although this is in the digiscrap threads, anyone is welcome to play--whether they're a digi, paper or hybrid scrapper.* Just as the digiscrappers, when doing a traditional challenge, sometimes have to change up the instructions a little to fit their digi needs, the traditional scrappers might have to improvise on some of the digi techniques.* It should make things interesting!"

My Sample: DGSC085 - 3Fries New Treads by 3Fries - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


If you have questions, you can post them here or PM me.

You can view all submissions for this challenge here: DGSC085 DGSC085 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
To add your page to this gallery and the monthly scrapbook gallery just add DGSC085 and SBC12OCT when uploading. Also, please take a minute to post a link to your sample page on this thread so we won’t miss seeing your work!

Have a great week! I look forward to seeing your layouts.

SBC's Information Thread: Everything you need to know to participate: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...d-t300664.html

wendella247 10-16-2012 12:27 PM

This one's right up my alley! I love templates. They give me a little starting structure, and I can take it from there!

eeddmm 10-16-2012 02:37 PM

I usually use some sort of template as well. I've even taken the sketches that are here on SCS and made my own digi templates that can be reused. I've got LOTS of saved digi templates to choose from!

wendella247 10-16-2012 02:42 PM

Nice to see you, Terry! How're things going?

basketballmom 10-16-2012 05:42 PM

This one will be fun! Off to switch computers!
(dh mostly uses the Mac ... so I'm "stuck" on my PC for doing MDS!)

3Fries 10-16-2012 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by basketballmom (Post 19758209)
This one will be fun! Off to switch computers!
(dh mostly uses the Mac ... so I'm "stuck" on my PC for doing MDS!)

Can't wait to see your work Gail! And we really need to meet in person - I'm in your city ;)

basketballmom 10-16-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 3Fries (Post 19759215)
Can't wait to see your work Gail! And we really need to meet in person - I'm in your city ;)

I thought you were! Are you going to Leadership?

done the layout ... just want to let it 'sit' overnight and get dd's thought's before I post it.
It was fun, and i think I'm happy with it.

3Fries 10-17-2012 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by basketballmom (Post 19759318)
I thought you were! Are you going to Leadership?

done the layout ... just want to let it 'sit' overnight and get dd's thought's before I post it.
It was fun, and i think I'm happy with it.

I like the let it sit theory ;). No, I'm not going to Leadership.

basketballmom 10-17-2012 07:03 AM

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Done. Thanks for the challenge. Getting so much finished!
Here's the original template from Fanfair, and then my version is in the gallery
Jakeb and Laura by basketballmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lori92760 10-17-2012 02:09 PM

i do no have many templates saved, but i have a "layout example file" that i store layouts that i like the layout of, not necessarily the colors, papers, etc. i used a layout by paula wright to model mine after. here it is.

basketballmom 10-17-2012 07:51 PM

The layouts are one of the many things I love about My Digital Studio. Especially since the upgrade to MDS2. (yes, I'm biased ... I admit it!)

I'm just so thrilled to be able to get some scrapbooking (of any kind) done!

3Fries 10-17-2012 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by basketballmom (Post 19759832)
Done. Thanks for the challenge. Getting so much finished!
Here's the original template from Fanfair, and then my version is in the gallery
Jakeb and Laura by basketballmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

This is a fun one! One thing I did with mine, and it worked well for them, was to use my Instagram photos that aren't quite as crisp as my regular camera photos. The smaller photo size on the lay out makes it perfect for them!

3Fries 10-17-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by lori92760 (Post 19760912)
i do no have many templates saved, but i have a "layout example file" that i store layouts that i like the layout of, not necessarily the colors, papers, etc. i used a layout by paula wright to model mine after. here it is.

This is awesome! Thanks for playing! Leaving some love on your upload. :)

basketballmom 10-17-2012 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 3Fries (Post 19761649)
This is a fun one! One thing I did with mine, and it worked well for them, was to use my Instagram photos that aren't quite as crisp as my regular camera photos. The smaller photo size on the lay out makes it perfect for them!

Instagram?
don't have that. don't I need a smart phone or something?

3Fries 10-17-2012 10:44 PM

Yes, I use Instagram on my iPhone. I am pretty sure it is on Androids and probably Blackberries too. I definitely still take most of my photos with my DSLR but I also end up taking a few cute shots with my phone too because its always handy!

Luv2Smile 10-18-2012 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by basketballmom (Post 19761608)
The layouts are one of the many things I love about My Digital Studio. Especially since the upgrade to MDS2. (yes, I'm biased ... I admit it!)

I'm just so thrilled to be able to get some scrapbooking (of any kind) done!

Ditto

wendella247 10-20-2012 10:45 AM

I love templates. For this challenge, I used a clean and simple one that was mostly just a layout for the photos. I added the rest. Thanks for the challenge, Terri!

right: Saranac Lake, NY - right by wendella247 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
left: Saranac Lake, NY - left by wendella247 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
dps: Saranac Lake, NY-dps by wendella247 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

wendella247 10-20-2012 11:18 AM

For anyone interested, Scrap Art Studio offers a free template every week posted on Mondays. After the week ends the template goes on sale for Charity.

Here are a few other sites that I know offer free templates (usually monthly or 2x a month):

Peppermint Creative
Gingerscraps
With Love Studio
Divine Digital
Designer Digitals

I know there are many others too!

wendella247 10-21-2012 05:20 PM

Here's another page I did using a template:

And Don't Forget to Smile


:) :)

wendella247 10-24-2012 09:42 AM

One more! I used a template by Twin Mom Scraps at Ginger Scraps:

Justice, the Kitty by wendella247 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks, Terri!

3Fries 10-24-2012 07:37 PM

I love your pages Wendy! I also need to figure out how to possibly save templates in My Digital Studio. I'm sure it is possible!

Diane Malcor 10-25-2012 11:08 AM

Thanks Terri for a great challenge! I used a template I found online at Scrapbooks Etc (a while back ago). Here's my page:
Through the Years by Diane Malcor - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

3Fries 10-25-2012 12:50 PM

Great page Diane!! Thanks for playing :)

Luv2Smile 10-28-2012 09:27 AM

Wendy was on definetly on a roll this challenge =-)

All pages look excellent and very creative.

Digikiwichick 11-04-2012 01:19 AM

OK, I'm new to SCS, so not really sure how to link, but I have some layouts that use templates:

Mmmm by Digikiwichick - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
I am what I am by Digikiwichick - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Ninth Birthday by Digikiwichick - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lori92760 11-04-2012 06:06 AM

digi,

welcome. this is an awesome, uplifting community, you'll like it here.

thanks for sharing your layouts.

wendella247 11-04-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Digikiwichick (Post 19801508)


Welcome! Your pages are awesome and inspiring. I hope you'll post often. Love the templates! Who designed the template you used for Mmmm--Zoe Pearn?

Digikiwichick 11-04-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by wendella247 (Post 19802386)
Welcome! Your pages are awesome and inspiring. I hope you'll post often. Love the templates! Who designed the template you used for Mmmm--Zoe Pearn?

That would be Libby Pritchett with the Jumbo Heart Shape template.

3Fries 11-04-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Digikiwichick (Post 19801508)

Welcome! Great pages! Can't wait to see more!

Toucan Scraps 11-10-2012 02:14 PM

I don't use templates very often, but was recently asked for a tutorial on using them in my software (Craft Artist) on the Toucan Scraps Tutorials Blog. I found a sponsor willing to provide a free template for the tutorial and I published it today.

Here is the layout I created for it
Ms Finn by Toucan Scraps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

3Fries 11-10-2012 03:25 PM

Great page!!

basketballmom 11-10-2012 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Toucan Scraps (Post 19814988)
I don't use templates very often, but was recently asked for a tutorial on using them in my software (Craft Artist) on the Toucan Scraps Tutorials Blog. I found a sponsor willing to provide a free template for the tutorial and I published it today.

Here is the layout I created for it
Ms Finn by Toucan Scraps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I've been falling in love with fonts lately ... what did you use on that page? I love it ... just looks so handwritten!

Toucan Scraps 11-12-2012 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by basketballmom (Post 19815588)
I've been falling in love with fonts lately ... what did you use on that page? I love it ... just looks so handwritten!

It's Aida Scrap Rounded, a recent discovery from a font challenge at one of the other places I play. It was downloaded from DaFont.

lori92760 11-12-2012 05:47 AM

thanks for sharing the name of that font. i just downloaded it.

basketballmom 11-12-2012 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Toucan Scraps (Post 19817534)
It's Aida Scrap Rounded, a recent discovery from a font challenge at one of the other places I play. It was downloaded from DaFont.

Thank you!

3Fries 02-06-2013 09:41 PM

Must love the pre-made templates!!

Bunny Please! by 3Fries - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

3Fries 02-17-2013 02:17 PM

Another template page!

What It Takes by 3Fries - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

basketballmom 11-18-2013 05:15 PM

This was my weekend to use templates. (They were a challenge elsewhere!)
I had forgotten how easy they were. I think I was making them difficult by trying to use an entire photobook, and forcing things to fit.
Instead, I decided to look at my pictures, then found some templates that might work. And I'm happy with the results!!! :)
Korean Downtown Grunge by basketballmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Speed eating by basketballmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Enjoying Steveston by basketballmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


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