Hi everyone, are you up for a new template challenge?
School is out for the summer in our neck of the woods, which translates to more photos than ever for me, with less time to scrap. I need answers for keeping my memory keeping on track without investing the time it takes me to do something elaborate. It is so easy for me to fall into the trap of, every page needs to be a work of art, when truth be told, all the family really cares about are the memories and being able to relive them through my pages. I’m going to stick my neck out here and surmise that some of you are faced with a similar situation. Even if you aren’t, I think today’s template pick may resonate with you. Today’s pick is Layered Memories No. 120.
I chose it because of it’s minimalistic canvas, largely without colors or elements to sidetrack me! I am so easily led astray by all the pretty bells and whistles, but we’ll save that discussion for another time and place!
Let’s take a look at how members of our Creative Team used it.
First, I have this awesome page by Esther. She rotated the template and used it on an 8 1/2 X 11 landscape canvas in keeping with the dimensions of her travel book. Her page is actually one side of a 2 page spread, with the other side featuring a single close-up of this vintage paddle steamer’s working parts. Esther’s photography is always a special treat and these are incredible! Between the splendid detail shots and her descriptive journaling, I can just imagine what life might have been like aboard this wonderful old vessel!
In addition to the featured template, Esther used Baker’s Twine: Lime, and Sealife Memories Element Pack by Katie Pertiet, and Rustica by Lynn Grieveson.
Thank you, Esther!
Next we have this adorable page by Lisa. Lisa also rotated the template for her delightful page about her son’s all boy approach to playing in the mud! She put her talent for layering to work here, including oodles of goodies that support her boyish theme. I adore the close-up of his muddy little legs and shoes, sooo cute!
In addition to the featured template, Lisa used, Sentiment Journalers Brushes and Stamps No. 01, So Fine Linen Buttons, Pocket Cards For the Record No. 01, Stacked Vintage Photo Frames No. 06, Vintage Photo Frames No. 30, Messy Outlined Alpha No. 03, Pattern Mix: Neutrals Paper Pack No. 01, Field Stacks No. 01, Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 02, Day Out Solids Paper Pack, Edge Overlays No. 03, Blendable Maps No. 01, Splatter Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Fine Line Twists No. 01, by Katie Pertiet. Backyard Expedition Kit, by Lynn Grieveson. Allison Kit, by Maplebrook Studios.
Thank you Lisa!
Lastly, I Nancy, duplicated the template blocks and flipped them in order to scrapbook multiple photos from my grandsons’ Field Day at school. Another memory recorded!
In addition to the featured template, I used: Jason Papers, Banner Labels No. 01, Almost There Kit, Away We Go Kit, and Duncan Words, by Katie Pertiet. Sierra Solids, by Maplebrook Studios. Seaside Papers, by Cathy Zielske. And the Shine On Charity Kit Alpha.
That’s it for this time, folks. I hope you enjoyed seeing three different versions of what can be done with this incredibly versatile template. We’d love to have you play along. Don’t forget to post your pages in the Template Challenge Gallery and remember that this template along with many other hard to pass up items will be on sale during the Thrifty Thursday Sale this week for 30% off! Happy scrapping!