Monday, March 17, 2014

Hybrid Layout Share: Rad Dude

Happy Monday! Today I have a fun hybrid layout to share with all of you. I wanted to make a scrapbook page about my son and how proud we are of him. He just registered for High School classes, which of course naturally lead right into a bunch of how did he grow up so fast conversations between my husband and I. Looking through older photographs of Elliot, I knew that for this layout I wanted to use a large variety of photos and quite a few circle embellishments. I decided to go digital (this seems to be the best way for me to get a lot of photos on one page, while still telling a story, and playing with some fun embellishments. I also really love the juxtaposition of a grid layout with lots of circles thrown in there.

For this layout, I used a Just Jaimee digital template from the February Storyteller Pocket Page. This template comes with two layouts that can be used a variety of ways and can be purchased at The Lilypad HERE. Below is what the digital layout looked like when I initially designed it and added in my photos and other digital elements. I used some of the brand new digital cardstock from the Studio Calico Office Hours Kit. I typed my journaling directly into Photoshop Elements, and also included a digital/printable journaling card element "epic" designed by Marcy Penner for Studio Calico.

Next I sized this square layout to 8 x 8 inches, placed it onto an 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop Elements, and printed it out. I adhered this layout to an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of American Crafts Kraft cardstock and then I embellished using various circular elements, puffy stickers, stamping, enamel dots, punches, a corner rounder, embroidery floss, and die-cut letters.




I really like how this layout turned out. I think it might be one of my favorites and I love how it captures Elliot exactly as he is right now: Adorable, studious, lovable, and funny.

Let' talk digital templates today. Have you ever used a digital template? What are some of your favorites? Who are your favorite digital template designers? I have digital templates by Ali Edwards, Cathy Zielske, Catherine Davis, Shanna Noel, Studio Calico, and Just Jaimee. I have enjoyed using all of them. I probably only have a dozen or so templates at the moment, but I love that each template can be used a variety of ways. Take the template above that I used today. This digital template can be rotated four different ways to get completely contrasting looks. I really like that this template pack came with two square grid templates (so essentially 8 different possible layout arrangements, and I can make them any size I want and re-use them indefinitely.)

I am loving digital products lately, but fear not, I will not be giving up my love of pretty paper, or three-dimensional embellishments anytime soon. I guess you could call me the occasional hybrid scrapbooker, but I see myself doing much more of this in the future.

I linked this layout over at Paper Issues. Their latest issue is "Count Your Lucky Stars, " and I interpreted this challenge by using lots of star embellishments. I always love their challenges. Thanks for another great one Cassie Box and Paper Issues.


Thank you so much for stopping by life, scrapbook, repeat today, I appreciate you being here. I will be back tomorrow with two weeks of Project Life to share with you. I would love to see you back here.

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin'

xoxox

Toni

5 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Love the colors and design. I use a lot of templates for PL. Paislee Press is my favorite.

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  2. Love this, Toni! The design is awesome, you used the digi goodies perfectly.

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  3. Love the stitched star and cork embellies you added. Great masculine feel!

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