Time for a Template Mashup!

DesignerDigitals Template mashup

Hey there!

Hope your May is off to a good start! I’m jumping in here to cover for some tech difficulties and have a fresh new Template Mashup to inspire you to scrapbook!

This go-round we’re mashing up the Oh Yes Template with Collaging Vintage Layers No.2

Audrey DesignerDigitals Scrapbook Page Layout

Our guest team member, Audrey, did a fabulous job combining the two. Showing you just how easy it is to join in this challenge!

Post your pages in the Template Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the May Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

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Finding just the Right Page Template

Best Digital Scrapbook Layered Templates

Looking for just the right page template?

We have over 3300 layered page templates and those numbers grow every week! Searching through them can be quite a task so we have recently started tagging templates with the number of photos that they allow for! We haven’t gone back into all the thousands of previously released but the most current are tagged!

Try these searches to find just what you’re looking for!

Photo Books and Albums

1 Photo Pages

2 Photo Pages

3 Photo Pages

4 Photo Pages

5 Photo Pages

6 Photo Pages

7 Photo Pages

Multi Photo Pages

Have fun looking around and get scrapping! We’ll see you back here at DesignerDigitals!

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Story Scrapbook Challenge

I want to go rogue random this month.  I want you to delve into your phone and just pick out a photo.  And I want you to tell that story.  Let the story behind the photo come to life.   Why did you take the pic?  Was it to save that moment in time?  Was it a pic of a gorgeous meal?  Was it to capture an emotion?  A beautiful sunset?  Something you wanted to remember?  Why do we take the pics we do, those quick snaps on the phone.   Give one of those photos credence, don’t just let it add up as one of umpteen pics on your phone buried, never to see the daylight again, give us the story behind the pic.   Bring the moment to life.  Make it part of your story.

And okay okay, if you don’t have a phone or don’t take pics with your phone, go get your calendar, pick a day and give us the story, what happened, why was it a great day, bad day, whatever day.

The creative team have jumped on board with some terrific example pages:

Guest CT member Jane has documented a terrific moment.  The funny face her son pulls which drove her to distraction, but now is so entrenched in their family photo taking that it’s become a treasured part of their story.  Awesome page Jane.  No one will ever have to wonder why this face is pulled when looking at your family albums.

Supplies Jane has used:   Layer Works No. 849~pieces,  Layer Works No. 948~pieces,  Layer Works No. 699~title (altered),  Boo Border Layers No. 01,  Love Sent Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Abisko Element Pack,  Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01.

Guest CT member Stacia has captured a moment and in reading her journalling I was right along for that walk with her, experiencing the sights and sounds.  Fabulous journalling Stacia, it helped me know what you were looking at and feeling.

Supplies Stacia has used:  Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 39,  Layer Works No. 334,  Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 35,  Hey There Kit,  Almost There Kit,  South Beach Add-On Paper Pack,  Around Words Frames: Summer.

In true Debi style her page is a knock out.  She picked just one of 100’s (more likely 1000’s) of pics she took on a holiday road trip with her daughter and gave that photo life, let us in on how wonderful that day of road tripping was.  And how’s that knock out title work.

Supplies Debi has used:  Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 03,  Hike More Outdoors Scrapbook Element Pack,  Flair Minis No. 01

And for my page, how could I not take this photo.  I despair thinking of future generations looking back on my photos and not knowing the story behind them, thank heavens for my scrapbook pages!

Supplies I have used:  Watery Photo Masks No. 16,  Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02,  Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Silver No. 01,  Scribbling Brushes and Stamps No. 01,  Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Ledger No. 01,  Fastener Basics No. 01,  Journal Strips No. 01,  Bling Alphabet: Silver.

The team at DD have generously provided a freebie to help you on your way, the link is good for the entire month of May.  I hope the goodies inspire you.   I am really looking forward to reading your stories.

Post your pages in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD product on your challenge page you should post a link of your page in the May Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.  Everyone’s a winner!

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Saturday Scraplift: Happiness

Good morning Ladies, I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. The weather here is a bit glum as it is rainy and very humid, but that makes it the perfect day to scrap! So today we are focusing on Happiness. Sandra’s (sandra-9663) page perfectly portrays this, because for me there is nothing better than discovering new places! Sandra anchored her beautiful photos with the perfectly colored watery wash and then expertly placed the fun cluster of photos and embellishments above. She then finished it off with the large butterfly, Scribbles, and title work. What I like most about this page is that Sandra created with the pictures an anchor for your eyes to go to, but then she added all these fun embellishments to get the eye moving all around the page discovering more and more!

Products used: Elements from Blendables Layered Template No.103 and StudioDD – Layer Works No.1080

Lisa (LisaMcG) from our Guest Creative Team, created this lovely page using the watery wash to anchor her photos as well. In this page, she did a great job of drawing out the muted colors of the photos into her background and embellishments. Again this page represents so much happiness, because who wouldn’t love seeing a turtle in its natural environment, it’s something I’ve never gotten to experience!!!

Supplies used: Layer Works No. 1080, Watery Photo Masks No. 16, Coastal Kit,Coastal Memories Beach Scrapbooking Collection,Oceania Element Pack,Postage Strip Words No. 03,Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 02,DelMar Shores Complete Scrapbooking Collection,Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02,Vintage Taped Sentiments No. 02, Traveler Blendable Layers No. 04

I especially love Sandra’s page because it fits perfectly in with the style I am implementing into my Mexico Cruise Book. I was drawn to the page because she combined all her elements and pictures so well using the Watery mask as an anchor.

Products Used: Studio DD: Parts and pieces of Layer Works No. 1091 Katie Pertiet: Blendable Ledgers No. 03, Watery Photo Masks No. 16, Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 35, ARToptions Krafty Paper Pack No. 05, Distressed Maps Overlays No. 01

I hope these examples provide some great inspiration to scrap a moment that brings you great Happiness!

Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100% DD products, your page qualifies for the rewards program. Please  post your pages in the May 2019 Challenge Participation Thread. I can’t wait to see where this inspiration takes you, I’ll be looking for your page in the gallery! Have a wonderful Saturday.

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Shortcut for All Caps Text in Photoshop [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Shortcut for All Caps Text in Photoshop .

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Saturday Scraplift: Triangles and Texture

Ready for another interesting lift? I found this page by Diane so interesting with the different texture and triangular designs.

Two Guest CT members felt inspired and created these pages

This one is by Stacia. I love how she used the blinds to mimic the texture, so very clever. Here is what she used on her page:
Farm Style Solids Paper Pack No. 01, Antiquarian Artistry No. 01 Element Pack (alphas – recolored), Finley Add-On Paper Pack, Floral Bottles Brushes and Stamps No. 01,
Layer Works No. 427 (tag and bow), KP Brown Stitching (from my stash)

This page is by Audrey (adrianita)

I love how she repeated the triangles and the awesome texture she created. Here are her supplies:
K. Pertiet
Stapled Stacks: Hearts No. 01,Deelen Sentiment Stickers, Cameron Painted Layers,
Fresh Vintage: Asha Element Pack, Golden Pretty Element Pack, Clipped Stacks No. 06,
Watery Photo Masks No. 11, Page Fades Clipping Masks No. 01, Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 03

And here is my page

I loved the triangles as well and I used my photo with blend modes to create the texture inside of them. Here is what I used on my page
K. Pertiet
Vintage Botanicals solids, Monthly Memories Vol. 2 Foundations No. 5Vintage Botanicals Stickers No. 1classic side lift frames No. 1,
Studio DD
Readymade Layers Bee Clusters No. 1 (parts)

So you see that you can either fill your whole page with your photo or create a smaller design. It’s amazing how inspiration works, isn’t it? 🙂 I hope you will enjoy the challenge.

Please post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. By using 100% DD products, your page will qualify for the rewards program, so don’t forget to post it in the April 2019 Challenge Participation Thread.

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It’s Spring for the Wayback Wednesday Challenge

This beautiful spring product from a few years ago inspired some really gorgeous pages by our Creative Team so it seemed like the perfect pick for this month’s Wayback Wednesday Challenge!

Take a look at these three pages from our Creative Team. There’s tons of inspiration here!

First is Sharon’s  (Shannamay) super creative page featuring a wonderful button tree! Her title is a perfect choice because this page shouts SPRING!

In addition to the Readymade Titles: Spring, Sharon also used: Cully Add-On Paper Pack, Cully Painted Blends, Torn Classic White Photo Frames No 3, New Growth Brushes and Stamps No 8, Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No 22, Colorful Watercolor Easter Eggs No 1, Lewton Element Pack and Josie Element Pack

The next page is from Anke. The beautiful spring bouquet on her page is perfectly masked with a Spill Frame. She has chosen a Readymade Title for the perfect finishing touch.

In addition to the Readymade Titles: Spring No 1, Anke also used: Spill Frame Layers No 5, Arctic Whites Paper Pack, Great Escape Element Pack and Gesso No 1 Brushes and Stamps

Our third inspiration page is this absolutely adorable one from Hillarey. I couldn’t help but smile looking at that sweet little face. The simplicity of this Readymade Spring title was just right to go with her cute photos.

In addition to the Readymade Titles: Spring No 1, Hillarey used:  Readymade Tall Strips: Rainbow No 4, Arctic Whites Paper Pack No 4, Ledger Flairs No 1, Phoyo Clusters No 50, Spring Walk Paper Pack, Watery Blumes No 9, Watery Blumes No 10, Watery Foliage No 4, Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No 3

I hope these wonderful pages give you some ideas for your own spring pages. The Readymade Titles: Spring No 1 are on sale this weekend, so why don’t you snap them up, design a page and post it in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery for everyone to enjoy? Don’t forget to also post a link in the April Challenges Sign-in thread to help win a valuable coupon to the DD store.



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2nd Template Mash-up challenge for April

Good morning everyone! Has Spring sprung where you are? Down here at the bottom of the world we are heading into Autumn with some days that feel like winter and some, like today, that are still beautifully “Summery”. I’m making the most of it this coming weekend, taking myself off to a ‘Creativity & Walking retreat’. I’m just hoping that my poor old arthritic hips, knees and ankles will cope with all the walking!!!

Are you ready for some fun scrapping today? I have chosen 2 templates by Kayleigh this time around which always gives lots of scope for playing about with elements, brushes, wordart and frames! These templates are consecutive, and I had so much fun mashing these up that I’m wondering whether to make a weekly habit of it!
Both of these templates were released in May of 2017 and really illustrate the timelessness of the product here at Designer Digitals.

So without further ado, here are your templates for today:

SO . . . you could go for a single photo layout or a multiple. Your could choose to work with pretty pink tones or beautiful blues or just recolour for something else entirely! Your page could be bordered – or not. You could have journaling along the border or integrated into your design – or leave it out altogether if it’s superfluous! There’s the cutest wooden bird AND a birdhouse – to use either or both – decisions, decisions!

This is what I came up with . . . I LOVED the single photo on top of the safety banner from 857, but I just loved all those pretty flowers in pink from 856 which just suit our sweet Flo.

Don’t forget to post your page in the Template Challenge Gallery and if you have used 100% DD product, remember to post a link to your page in the April Challenge Participation Thread to earn shopping rewards.

I hope you enjoy mixing up these two templates as much as I did – happy scrapping!

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iTunes: Rise to the challenge

Heya, and welcome to this month’s iTunes challenge. It’s a lovely Easter weekend here, with gorgeous weather. We’ve had chocolate, done the garden and enjoyed family time.

I’ve chosen a great, summery cover this month for inspiration. We have it on a car playlist when I’m driving with the kids.

When I look at this cover, I see the photo frame as a strong element. You could also use a large background photo, with a smaller photo in front. I love the handwriting, and there are plenty of handwritten fonts out there to try. Then there’s that title, I love the letters surrounded by the cloud.

I decided to use a photo from our recent vacation in Inverness, where we visited Fort George, built after the Jacobite rebellion in the 18th century. It was perfect for hide and seek!

For this page, I used Wire Frame Grid Clusters No. 01; Title Lines No. 16; Little Dude Scrapbook Kit;

Stacia created this lovely page, with a series of small frames across the bottom. It looks a stunning place to visit.

I love the large photo, it deserved to shine, and the small detail shots and minimal well-chosen elements add so much to the page. Stacia used On White Layered Template Set;

Now it’s your turn, I’d love to see how you’re inspired by the cover. Katie’s generously provided a freebie for the challenge. Please post your pages in the iTunes Inspiration gallery so we can leave some love. Remember to keep track of your monthly challenge pages in the rewards thread to earn store discount on your 100% Designer Digitals pages.

Happy scrapping!

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Saturday Scraplift: Single Photo Focus

Our Scraplift this week is about having a single photo focus for your page. Whether it’s that adorable photo of a child, the capture of a memorable event, a shot of a cherished item or a beautiful flower, that photo becomes center stage and any additions only enhance that photo.  Thanks to Audrey (Adriana) for our Scraplift inspiration for today). She started with such a sweet photo and lightly embellished with tones and items that enhanced the photo.

Agnieszka (Arte Banale), from our Creative Team, created this lovely page with the focal picture of her daughter. I like how she drew the muted colors from the photo onto her background with blending and simple elements. For her project she used: Loosely Scripted Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05Readymade Layers: Travel Clusters No. 02Readymade Layers: Painted Clusters No. 02Vintage Postage Frames No. 02Vintage Traveler Little Stickers No. 02Watery Blumes No. 32.

Another of our Creative Team members, Lynn (Grandma Lynnie) used a great shot of her son taken from his climb up Diamond Head in Hawaii. I like how the photo background is the view from the top and how she carried the colors into her page background. Lynn used the following products:  Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 02Catana KitLayer Works No. 288Pocket Pages Scarlett Complete Collection,  Pebbled Traveler No. 02Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 06.

I focused on two of my grandsons with my photo of hiking the mountains around us. The newly released Hike More Kit worked perfectly to give me a few pieces to enhance the photo. I used: Hike More Outdoors Scrapbooking BundleLayer Works No. 1047,  Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 06.

I know that a single focus photo (and a little extra white space) can be a challenge for some of us – me included. However, I hope these examples provide inspiration to scrap a favorite photo. Be sure to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100% DD products, your page qualifies for the rewards program, so don’t forget to post it in the April 2019 Challenge Participation Thread. I hope you have a delightful Saturday and I’ll be looking for your page in the gallery.






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