Friday, September 13, 2019

Round N' Round Digital Scrapbooking Templates

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

It's the most perfect weather to be settled in my office space with a hot cup of tea and my Photoshop Elements.  Rain and cooler temperatures are bringing me in.  So sorry sandals that we must yet again, part and for SO long.  Hehehe...

Are you happy with the thought of bringing out your favorite boots and scarves?  Not me!  Though, I am getting better at dealing with colder temperatures.  The jump from the sunshine state to soggy, grey Belgium wasn't the smoothest of transfers, but it gets better everyday.

A lot of today's scrapbooking inspiration mirrors outside's falling leaves and pumpkins perched on porches around the neighborhood.  The apples, pears and plums are ready to eat and the hazelnuts are littering my drive way.  The squirrels will be thrilled!

You know me.  I just love layers!  Showing off gorgeous papers are also something I love to do on my digital scrapbooking pages and today's newest pack of templates are great for both of those.  Check out Round N' Round and read over a few tips that might help enhance your pages to perfection.

The ladies have done stunning work and I think you'll agree.

I'll start off with my pages and walk you through some techniques we've used that you might want to conserve using as well.

You'll begin to notice pattern in my pages with these templates.  As you also might know, I've got this thing with busy pages.  When there are too many colors or too many designs, my brain spazez out!  Hehehe...I'm not saying it's a good thing, but it's like a flashing light meaning, "change me, now!"

It did take me a bit to get my papers just right with these templates so I didn't get that overwhelmed feeling and to help give me pages a more cohesive feel, I used the same color stroke around each layer.  It was like, "Ahhh...that's better."

Our doggie just got a hair cut and was the victim of yet another photo shoot.  Did ya see Aimee's roodborstje?  He's so cute.  One of my favorite birds.  They are so dainty and sassy, too.  I have one that gives me hell when the bird feeder is empty.  He jumps up and down and makes so much noise.

This collection might look familiar.  I knew I was going to go back to it. I love it so much.  The colors are so bright and fun and the froggies are frog-tastic.  (Frog-tactic spell check, really?!). You can see I added the same color stroke again.  You can always copy paste the layer and increase the size a smidge and clip in a paper if you prefer.  It will add more texture to your page.  I've got a video on how to add a stroke, change the size and color....if you need.

I've used this pretty kit before, too.  Bada BOOM colors that awaken the soul!  I'm teasing dear ole mom with a bottle of her favorite, Peach Bellini.  Which is not a favorite of mine, but I'm keeping it cold for her incase she stops by.

Check out my outlines, again.  I added some paint, stitches and scat on the sides to give my page a little more depth and interest.

Tammy gal kept her layers in a solid color and used a design in the background.  That certainly is an awesome way to keep the busy down.  Like the use of a record for one of the circles, too.  Perfect!

Cherry baby always rocks her pages.  Whoo whee!  How about these fabulous colors and that texture rich background?!

Autumn Night By Dandelion

Ngoc added some depth on her top circles and clustered up a gorgeous grouping around her frame.

 Better Together By Jennifer Fehr

If you love dramatic shadows, Ella is you're gal!  Her pages present depth in a uniquely fantastic manner.  Her layouts just come right to life and jump right off of the page.

Fox Holes and Fall Leaves from Thrifty Scraps

A repetition of patterned paper will also simplify the look of your page, like Jarmila did.  Most of the ladies added all of the clusters in the template, but I didn't.  The beauty of templates is to make them your own.  If there is something you don't like, just ditch it.

Funny Indeed by Clever Monkey Graphics 

Silly, sill boy!  Hilary's scrap star seems to not mind the camera one bit.  Pretty cool with the dark background and bright colors.  With the repetitive use of like colors, you can also give a more cohesive look to the page you are working on.

 Serendipity from The Cherry On Top

Theresa is a printer!  She is known for her double pages.  I'm also a fan of coordinating, side by side pages in my books, but it isn't a rule by any means.  She used our newest One Word Wonder kit, Serendipity.  Check out how she broke up her patterned papers with solids and her repetition of papers.  Came out just great!

  Serendipity from The Cherry On Top

What a fun font in that one.  Boys having fun!


Another tip I think worth mentioning if you do add these templates to your scrappy stash, is picture choice.  If you choose a photo or photos with like colors of your kit or collection you are working with, your page will also look less busy.  Keep that tip in mind for any page you are working on.  I love when the colors in my pictures match the kit or collection, but sometimes it just doesn't work out, right?!

Have you seen Dana from Made By Keuntje's awesome new, Commercial Use freebie?!  She is so talented!

 MBK freebie

Last week was a freebie blow out!  If you love freebies, pop back to last week's blog or previous blogs.  Don't forget our group and page where share freebies, daily.

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry.

Happy scrapping!