Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scrapbooking

Last month I told you I digitally scrapbook my whole family’s camping pictures. Well I have been collecting templates that were double page with lots of photos. I love templates, just plug your pictures in them, add a few accents and embellishments, journal and you are done! I had over 800 photos! I did not scrap them all, but I scrapped most of them. By the time I did about a dozen pages, I figured I could made my own template. It’s not bad, but I think I did it wrong. It does work. I made it in Photoshop Element 7. It has places for 19 pictures on each side to bring the total to 38, if you need all them. If not, add some patterned paper or embellishments to some of the spots. It is 24" by 12" at 300 DPI.  It has 4 yellow {4" squares}, 14 red {2" squares}, 10 blue {2" by 4" rectangles}, 8 green {4" by 2" rectangles}, and 2 orange{2" by 3" rectangles}. I added pictures by “grouping with previous.” There’s also 2 different grids included, one is a white grid every 2 inches, one a black grid that outline the photos. And since you don’t need any grid this template gives you 3 different looks.  DOWNLOAD HERE.

This year’s family camping trip theme was flamingos. It would be great if all of us could be there, but we don't do to bad.  I am not sure if I am going to digitally or traditionally scrapbook these pictures, so I made some resin flamingos PNGs. I did include some flamingo cutting files as well. You can download it all here. Next year the theme is gnomes. I got to start looking now.

I hope you all are having a great summer!

2 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [19 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Esther W-B said...

Great family photo - looks like you had lots of fun! Thanks for the cute flamingos Rita.