I was blessed to meet Liz at Digiscrapapalooza in 2011. She is such a sweet, inspiring, and creative person; just like her template designs. I’ve been a fan of Liz’s since I found her selling templates on her blog in 2009. I love all of the paper/photo layers in Liz’s templates! They are a happy medium between srappers that love photos and scrappers that love lots of elements. I have found Liz’s templates very fun and quick to scrap with. I’m very happy to have Liz joining us once again in The Digi Files! Let’s take a closer look at “A Piece of Me Templates” that is included in The Digi Files this month:
This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Scrapping with Liz’s contribution:
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: A Piece of Me Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Safari Stampede by Late Night Scraps;
Zoolicious by A+ Designs; Recycle Bin Alpha by Julie Billingsley; Oh Boy Alpha by Crystal Wilkerson; Fonts: Typewriter & Pea Roxygirl.
Layout by Trina. Supplies: A Piece of Me Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Desert Canyone Sun by Jady Day Studio;
Font: The Scratches.
Layout by Amelia. Supplies: A Piece of Me Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Jack (papers) by Cosmo Cricket;
Flowers by Hazel Olive; BG things I love Brushes; Ink Pot by CD Muckosky.
Layout by Melissa. Supplies: A Piece of Me Templates by Scrapping with Liz; Brothers and Sisters by Studio Basic and Little Butterfly Wings; Font: The Wood by Heather Hess.
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: A Piece of Me Templates by Scrapping with Liz; My Life of Adventure (members only collab) by The Daily Digi.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
I’m Liz (or Elizabeth as most people in real life call me). I live in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina. Although I still prefer the beaches of Florida! I have 4 beautiful little girls and a wonderful hubby.
The photo inspired this page. I knew I wanted to really highlight this picture of my newly adopted daughter. It’s such a great picture of her smiling and playing. I chose my Big Photo Fun Templates and then chose the March SO collab because I thought the colors of the kit would really compliment the colors of the photo. I also new I wanted it pretty simple. As I was playing with the kit and template I added elements that I really liked but then took away a few because I really wanted to focus on the photo. Sometimes it’s hard to take away those beautiful elements but sometimes less is more, especially when you are trying to focus on the photo. I always remind myself, that I can use those other elements in a future page.
CREDITS: Big Photo Fun Templates by Scrapping With Liz; March 2013 Scrap Orchard Collab.
I’ve been scrapbooking since I was in high school. Do I really want to say how long ago that was? Then in 2008 I was introduced to digital scrapbooking by a local friend. She came over, showed me how to make a page in photoshop and I was hooked. Thankfully we already owned photoshop for my husband’s side business. He knew a few things too. So he could help me out when I got frustrated. Although now, I’m pretty sure I know more than him! One of my favorite parts of scrapbooking was laying out my page. So naturally, I enjoyed the same thing when I started digi-scrapping. I quickly began making templates for my own use and then started selling on my blog. Then about a year after that I was invited to join Scrap Orchard and I’ve been there ever since!
I would say usually it’s my photos. Usually I’ll have in mind what photos I want to scrap and then I’ll make templates that will work with those photos. Sometimes I’ll design templates based on home decorating elements, magazines, fabric, etc.. Sometimes a kit inspires me and I’ll scrap a page and then turn it into a template.
Computer: I use my laptop for all of my scrapping and designing (I like to work on the go). I use good ol’ Windows 7, have 4 GB ram and a 17 inch monitor. Sometimes I’ll plug into my hubby’s 23 inch monitor if I really want to get serious!
Program: I use Photoshop CS3 and Illustrator.
Camera: I just purchases a new/used D7000. I’m still learning all the ins and outs of it.
Anything Else: n/a
My favorite quick scrapping tip is to copy your shadow styles. If you have a template with shadows on it you can easily copy and paste the layer styles from that template. Just right click on the layer with the shadow, copy layer style, then right click on the layer you want the shadow on and it paste layer style.
Two of my favorite things to do, when scrapping, is to include lots of photos and to make double pagers. So naturally this is probably one of my most favorite recent sets. I made this set of templates just for me! I had some monthly review pages and travel pages that I knew I wanted to make so I created these with those photos in mind.
This Photo Blends Template set was made because I wanted to be able to scrap big photos that could be blended into a paper. I also wanted to include some more traditional photo spots. The little clusters really draw you in. I think this template set is popular because it inspires both the whimsical and traditional scrapbooker.
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Scrapping with Liz’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Scrapping with Liz’s store! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product! All winners will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget below. There are several ways to enter and you can do ALL of them to gain more entries for yourself!