Friday, April 17, 2009

Collaborative recipe challenge LO and Template 33

For those of you just making your way to my blog, be sure to check this week's post -- I've been template happy and there are a lot of freebies there now. ;)

This was done for BAM's first collaborative recipe challenge. Basically, a random 6 participants each picked a step, one each day for a week, and then we had an extra week to finish. The steps were:
1. Pick 1-3 photos. Make one of these photos the main focus of your page, in whatever way you choose.
2. Choose a color from your photos (one they all have in common) and pick one paper and one element (any element) that is that color or has that color in it.
3. Add something that is a circular shape, a square shape, and a triangle shape. It could be your pictures, an element, papers - your choice!
4. Add three staples, and a string. Put the string under an element.
5. Use an alpha to make one word in your title pop out from the rest. You can use another alpha for the rest, but one word should be totally different and really pop!
6. Add a doodle, copy it somewhere else, you can shrink it or stretch the copy if you need to.

The circle is the string, the square is the papers (okay it's a rectangle, whatever), the star's points are triangle shaped. :D I'm pretty sure everything else is included/obvious.
kit - "Fresh Air" by Steel City Scraps
staple - "Front Porch" by Steel City Scraps
font - Pea Kawai

As I usually do with multi-pic layouts, I got right on the ball and made y'all a template from this one. ;)

Template 33
This is a clean and simple one-page template with rounded edges, very thin-edged mats for a touch of color (or white), and only three photos. There's also room for a few papers and plenty of white space for elements and journaling. :)
6/11/09 - This template has been updated and now includes both the original PSD and new PNG files.

Click on the preview to download!


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 18 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  2. This template is so simple and beautiful! Thank you very much! :)

  3. Very cute! This page is too adorable. LOL, you are a template making machine these days!! Awesome!!

    LOL, I recognize that chair;)

  4. Where'd my other comment go?

  5. ...I didn't see another comment from you, Marie? Blogspot must have eaten it.

  6. I love this layout! Simple but so cute. And I too always like to use multiple pictures. Thanks so much for sharing and what and adorable little boy. :)

    Love the colors on your layout btw.

  7. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Uncategorized post on Apr. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

  8. Thanks so much!... great templates and your layouts with your family and boy are so pretty

    a hug from Colombia


  9. truely beautiful - thanks for sharing

  10. Cute! Thanks for posting this for us to use. Love it!

  11. Simple and effective, love it! Thank you!

  12. Lovely! Thank you!

  13. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).