Author Archive | Stephanie Vetne

Introduction to Digital Templates: Part 1

Welcome to a new series all about digital templates – what they are, how to use them, why to use them, and how to adapt them to your style!

So what are digital templates? Think of digital templates the same way you would think of a sketch you might use for a traditional layout. In fact, some templates are really just that – sketches with digital placeholders. When you open these types of templates in your software, all you have are the empty placeholders for photos and paper – you have to add all your own paper and embellishments, as well as journaling and a title. Others come with almost everything done for you – the title, the embellishments and even the paper. All you have to do is add your photos and journaling and you’re done. We’re going to start by looking at these second type of templates because they’re just easier to start with.

Here’s a couple of examples from templates I’ve used recently from Designer Digitals.

In this first layout, I chose to work with the following template. It includes all the elements you see below, including the title, frames, and all of the embellishments.

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Pinterest Inspiration | Doctor Who Poster

My kids are totally obsessed with the BBC television series “Doctor Who.” So I was searching through Pinterest for some Doctor Who t-shirts for them and came across a gorgeous, but very simple, Doctor Who poster. And guess what I thought of instead of t-shirts?! Yep – I thought scrapbooking inspiration!


This image is a poster, and also the cover of the DVD. You can find it here. I love the impact of the very simple photo with the title along the bottom. What a great intro page to an album this would make or an insert for Project Life or even as a layout. And to be perfectly honest about my inspiration, the poster also immediately brought to mind some of Ali Edwards’ layouts, especially the enlarged photos she uses on layouts and in her Project Life album. Ali is the master of adding just a few elements to an enlarged photo and the photo is instantly transformed into a layout. She has far too many beautiful layouts for me to link to, but you can see them on her blog at Ali Edwards/blog. Continue Reading →


Digital Trends | Nautical Themes

All hands on deck for this fun trend in the digi world – nautical themes are hot right now!  As we all anticipate warmer weather and higher temperatures, digi designers are obviously turning their minds to the water and setting sail. Let’s go take a look at some of the newest nautical-themed kits I’ve found!

Designer Digitals

At Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet has released a huge new collection entitled “Anchors Away.” Her gorgeous collection includes a full kit shown below with 10 patterned papers, labels, an alphabet, rope ties, acrylic splashes, porthole frames, word art, anchors, and a whole lot more. She also has a full set of 3×4 notecard journalers and a set of brushes and stamps.


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Gallery Highlights | 4.11.2013

Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights!  I’m so excited about the layouts and cards I have for you this week! They are colorful, cute, and so much fun. Let’s go take a look at what I found. I hope you like them all as much as I do! Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Isn’t She Lovely by cindys732003

Cindy did such a fantastic job combining bright colors, different patterns, and a bunch of embellishments, along with four photos. She kept all of her papers within the same collection and same color families, used coordinating embellishments, and layered all of these elements perfectly.

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