SierraScrapper Digi Adventures

an experiment in all that is digital~

Addicted to Templates September 5, 2008

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooking,Templates — sierrascrapper @ 5:47 pm
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So I think I’ve already mentioned that I am in love with using layered templates to make my digi layouts.  I haven’t actually tried making a layout from scratch yet.  I can spend more time learning new PS techniques instead of trying to figure out where to put my pics.   I worked on another layout yesterday and even though it took a LONG time once again, I learned new things!  I didn’t do too much experimenting with techniques this time.  I did learn how to change the color of an element this time.  The stitches on the first page are in the original color of the element.  I had to change them to work on the second page.  It was FUN and EASY!  It’s amazing what you can do with a few color value changes.  I also learned about how to thicken my photo mats that were pre-made in the template. 

Product Credits:

Stitches:  Scruffy Blues~Kawouette Designs

Papers, Rub-ons:  Freedom~Yardbunny

Template:  Boys Rock Layered Template 1&2~Shelley Camp

Ribbon:  Stitched Ribbon~ScrapDoctor Designs

Star Brad:  Metal Mesh Brads~Kim Liddiard~DSP

Tag:  PSTagSet1~Unknown

Rivets:  Sable Brule~Mag

Font: Marina

Stitched Alpha:  Utski Scrap Design

Gold Letters & Numbers:  Copper Penny Alpha Collection~Tina Chambers~DSP


Latest Downloads September 3, 2008

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooking,Templates — sierrascrapper @ 8:36 am
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I have mentioned that lately I’ve been downloading a LOT of templates.  I really like playing with digi scrapping and templates.  It gives me more creative freedom to not stress on my photos.  Also, it makes it easy to crop my photos to fit into those fun little squares etc.  Since I’m still learning some tips about using Photoshop, having these pre-made squares and shapes takes the stress out of learning how to make my own.  I’ve played around a lot with vector graphics programs and photo-editing programs, but nothing like Photoshop.  So…I have to learn how this program does the same thing that I did on the other programs I was using.  Thank goodness for the internet and google and Photoshop Tutorials!

Ok, so I’m finally getting a little more away from downloading a plethora of digi freebies.  However, I try to visit my FAVE freebie sites about once a day or every two days to see if there are new templates that I just HAVE TO HAVE!  LOL  Here are links to the websites where my latest template downloads have come from, and don’t forget to snoop around these blogs and stores where there are other FAB FREEBIES to be found:

   Tracey Blakenship Template Freebie