Counting up to 160


I was an instant fan of Cindy’s templates, when I came across them for the first time, years ago! I love the layers of papers I can include when using her templates! I love the great design of her templates AND the fun type design of her journaling card templates! She has included some of all of them in her contribution this month! Let’s take a closer look at “Cindy’s Layered Templates – Set 160” 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 Cindy Schneider’s contribution:


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Cindy’s Layered Templates – Set 160 by Cindy Schneider; Big Ideas by One Little Bird; Font: Calibri & Distort You A Lesson.


Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Cindy’s Layered Templates – Set 160 by Cindy Schneider; Art Play Palette Ablaze by Anna Aspnes; Changes by Cilenia Curtis; Better by Gennifer Bursett; Fall in love by Bella Gypsy; Second Spring by Captivated Visions; Words of Wisdom by Shannon McNab; A Fresh Start by Suzie Q Designs.


Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Cindy’s Layered Templates – Set 160 by Cindy Schneider; 2wenty-thr3e by Cosmo Cricket; Aloha (button) by Dani Mogstad; Basic buttons by Crystal Wilkerson; Heartfelt (button) by Shabby Princess.


Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Cindy’s Layered Templates – Set 160 by Cindy Schneider; Star Gazer by One Little Bird Designs.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
My name is Cindy Schneider and I live in Ontario, Canada, approximately an hour away from Toronto. I am a SAHM with my two children, Ashley (10) and Curtis (8), and have been married to my husband Brad for 13 years.




Just over 2 years ago, we added to our family….. a little Jack Russel Terrier named Lexi. Both of my kids love her like crazy, and I love how this layout shows the relationship between Lexi and my daughter. She loves spending time with her and playing with her, and always calls her the perfect dog for our family. I also love how soft and pretty this layout turned out, Zoe Pearn’s kit was perfect for the look I was going for!



I have been digi-scrapping for almost 8 years, shortly after the birth of my 2nd child. I was originally a paper scrapper, but it was too time consuming, expensive, and messy with kids around. I came across digi-scrapping online one day and have never turned back. I started out slowly and finally worked up the nerve to start a gallery and apply for some creative teams, and was lucky enough to get a spot on the Creative Team at the Sweet Shoppe in August 2007. At the same time I started doing quick pages and albums for various designers, which led into designing and selling templates At the end of March 2010 I moved my store to the fabulous Sweet Shoppe which I have loved for so many years. The community, designers, creative team, and owner Robin Carlton are all amazing!

My photos are always my first and foremost source of inspiration for all of my creations. I absolutely love doing multi-photo layouts and they are actually a lot easier for me to do than single photo ones. When creating templates and/or layouts, I always start figuring out where I want my photos positioned, then play around with different shapes and numbers layers and papers, until I obtain a basic design I am happy with. Sometimes I am inspired by an ad layout, and sometimes a design will pop into my head and I will sketch it out, but generally I just come up with ideas for new templates by playing around in Photoshop.

Computer: Desktop Computer: Studio XPS 8100, 12GB Ram, i7 2.8GHz Monitor: HP ZR24w Laptop: Dell XPS 17, 8GB Ram, i7 2.2GHz

Program: I still use Adobe CS2, but plan to upgrade to CS6 very soon.

Camera: Canon Rebel XT4i, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Speedlite 430EXII

One of my favorite things to add to layouts these days are those amazing Project Life cards that are so popular. Even if you don’t do Project Life, there are so many ways to incorporate these cards into your layouts. Put them in place of a photo, use the journaling cards for your journaling spot, crop certain portions of a card to use as a word embellishment on your layout, or tuck it in under some of the layers or photos…..there are so many possibilities, and they make a fun addition to any type of layout!

I love scrapping events such as birthdays and Christmas, as well as vacations and holidays. This type of layout always requires room for a lot of photos and these templates are perfect for this purpose. The pages can be mixed and matched, there are lot of paper layers to create visual interest in the layout and they can be lightly or heavily embellished to suit anyone’s scrapping style. They definitely help to get those hundreds of photos in your stash scrapped quickly and easily!

One of my favorite types of templates these days are “large photo” layouts. So I wanted to create a few templates with large photos that could be used to for those snapshots taken during the Christmas season. I thought these would be particularly good for scrapping all those beautiful Christmas card photos, but really they can be used for any type of photos captured during the Christmas holidays!


Here are some of my favorite products by Cindy Schneider:



Here are some more inspirational layouts using Cindy Schneider’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.







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