Who doesn’t love Cindy? Her templates can be seen all over digiland and in people’s scrapbooks everywhere. Cindy is insanely talented (and sweet to boot!) and we’re so excited to have her here with us this month. She has created three GORGEOUS templates as well as six coordinating journaling cards. Let’s take a look!
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 LulyG. Supplies: Trio Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider; Hunter Storyteller (papers and elements) by Just Jaimee; Quinn (alpha) by Just Jaimee; Blissful Stitches by Traci Reed.
Layout by Bethany. Supplies: Trio Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider; Lakeside Retreat by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Fonts: Drift Wood, KG Part of Me.
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Trio Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider; Peachy Keen by Bella Gypsy; Font: Stars From Our Eyes.
Layout by MelanieH. Supplies: Trio Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider; The Way You See Me by Meghan Mullens.
Layout by Natascha. Supplies: Trio Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider; Let It Grow Kit by Ziggle Designs by Kami, Let It Grow Bonus Papers by Ziggle Designs by Kami, Font: I Am Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin.
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 north of Toronto. I am a SAHM with my two children, Ashley (12) and Curtis (9), and have been married to my husband Brad for 14 years.
One of my favorite types of layouts to do is to show how my children have changed through time. I hadn’t done one of these for a long time, so I used a template I had originally created to scrap about family, and modified it slightly for this purpose. I love how the page turned out, and my son loved looking at it too!
I have been digi-scrapping for about 10 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 has been my home ever since!
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: XPS 8700 SE, 16GB Ram, 4th generation i7 4.0 GHz, 2TB hard drive + 32 GB solid state drive, AMD Radeon HD R9 270 2GB video card, Monitor: HP ZR24w
Laptop Computer: Dell XPS 17, 8GB Ram, i7 2.2GHz
Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6
Camera: Canon Rebel XT4i, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS Lens, Speedlite 430EXII
Anything Else: none
When using a template, don’t be afraid to modify it to make it work perfectly for scrapping your memories. You can change the template up by shrinking it, adding a blended photo, or adding/removing paper layers to or from the background. Sometimes the number of photo spots may be more than you need for the number of photos you have. A great way to remedy this instead of searching for a different template is to add word art or even a project life card to the spot. There are so many different ways to modify a template to work for you, don’t be scared to try one!
I love scrapping events such as birthdays and Christmas, as well as vacations and holidays, which always require room for a lot of photos on layouts. 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 your layout and they can be lightly or heavily embellished to suit your scrapping style. In addition, there is a dedicated spot for a 4×6 card, which is a great way to get use out of all those project life cards in your stash. They definitely help to get those photos scrapped quickly and easily!
I wanted to create this product to make an extremely versatile set of templates. They can be used over and over to make several unique looking pages depending on how you decide to use them. You can use one 6×12 on a 12×12 layout or mix and match two 6×12 templates to create a layout. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of my favorite products by Cindy Schneider:
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