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I love photo templates. They allow you to gather a few or many photos and place them nicely and neatly all in a square or rectangle–without cropping, sizing and moving ‘just so’. I remember those days…cropping each individual photo and carefully laying them out on a blank Photoshop page. And then, gosh darn it, I decide I needed different size and have to start all over? gasp. What a pain!

Then I was introduced to the wonderful world of clipping masks in PS and it’s been happily ever after since. I could now bring in a photo to a template page and ‘clip’ it to a shape and size and move it around within the shape…and if I wanted more or less of the photo on second thought? No big deal! It was magical

Recently I introduced a new line of photo templates called Travelers Templates. These are designed with the traveler’s notebook in mind–my favorite way to document of late. And my philosophy is,  you can never have enough configurations.

Therefore, I bring you Travelers Templates #2.

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And to top it all off….

All photo templates are on sale for 30% off for today only.

Now is great time to stock up and increase your library of configurations, because really, with so many to choose from, you’ll have a configuration for most any occasion. And be sure to check out the Half Pints (6×8) and Snapshots #3 (4×6). Those are two of my other favorites. I love the Half Pints for when I’m working on 6×8 albums. And the 4×6 templates are awesome for getting more to your photo base.

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Now speaking of the Travelers Templates–and the fact that they can be used for projects outside of a traveler’s notebook, take a look at how Nichol used one from the first release.

ah-ma-zing!

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KBS_NSDNowandThenLayout5KBS_NSDNowandThenLayout4[ DesignsTravelers TemplatesPlan It: Dividers (tabbed journaling and background) / Around Here (title) / Heart Backgrounds. StampsLine By LineTagged ]

 

Five photos and accents on this simply stunning page! It’s very clean and simple, yet there is so much going on here! Gorgeous colors. And I love the way she accented the journaling with KBS stamps on the top and in the bottom right, with the date and phrase…beautifully blended with her journaling and KBS handwritten title.

Let’s here what Nichol has to say: 

I am a big fan of simplicity in my layouts. Receptive elements, 1-3 color scheme and photo collages. My layout today was inspired by a Facebook post after my daughter and niece recently attended high school prom. I had included recent (NOW) photos with snapshots of them playing dress up with them were little (THEN).  The greeting from the Around Here kit perfectly expressed my feelings for these photos and gave me a great starting point for my journaling. Kerri’s stamps added the perfect additional touches to the text on the page while the tone on tone die cut heart background mixed with a few peachy pink hearts added interest and texture.


wonderful!

Be sure to head to Nichol’s blog for her how-to video HERE.


Photo templates are layered .PSD files that can be used in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. For more information on how to use them, check out Photo Templates in the Tutorials link above.

  • Dolly - May 3, 2016 - 6:34 am

    when I saw the sneak for this I thought that’s Nichol’s LO! and then I thought…is it? could it be?? YES! It is SO nice to see a LO again from you Nichol!! You certainly haven’t lost your magic touch for creating GORGEOUS LOs Nichol!
    Thanks so much for sharing! :DReplyCancel

  • heidig - May 3, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Love these templates! And I always love Nichols pages – just gorgeous! Such talent!ReplyCancel

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Oh me, oh my! We are going to have a grand week starting today as we get ready for (i)National Scrapbook day!

And today is rockin’ it all!

First, we have brand new stamps for all those fun little trips you’re gonna be taking this summer!

Say hello to Found and Vacation!

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So many delightful words and phrases on these two little stamp sets! I showed you a sneak peek of the Vacation 3×4 stamp on Friday (previous post), but take a look at some of the combinations you can do with the Found 4×6 stamps!

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They look awesome when you mix them up with the Ashland and Maxwell sets too!

Those of you who have taken the Here There Everywhere class might recognize that ‘Greetings From’. You know I love a bit of retro. And the Vacation? Yup, from The History Project. I love seeing some of these designs come to life in the form of stamps!

Stamps have a tendency to go quickly ’round these parts and they are on sale for today only, so be sure to pick yours up today!

Tomorrow we’ll have something totally new up for sale, so you don’t want to miss that—and every day through Friday too. :)


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Now I do declare we need some inspiration all this week, yes? I say we kick it off with some fabulousness from our Miss Paige!

Check it out….

Adventures by Paige Evans
Adventures Detail 1 by Paige Evans
Adventures Detail 2 by Paige Evans

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I know what you’re thinking…wow. Yeah. Me too!

Love how Paige pairs up the KBS designs so beautifully with her own gorgeous Fancy Free line from Pink Paislee! Those letters look amazing cut in the multi-colored paper!

It’s just so bright and cheery and you just can’t help but smile.

Here’s a little ‘how-to’ from Paige:

  1. Cut the “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures” file from paper #12 in Fancy Free and then adhere the letters down the B-side of paper #10. Leave a space for a photo in the center.
  2. Fussy cut flowers from paper #7 and layer them on the top left and bottom right edges.
  3. Add chipboard, transparency, and puffy sticker flowers over the paper flowers.
  4. Sprinkle chipboard flowers (cut apart from one cluster) over the letters.
  5. Journal on the left and drop black and white paint across the layout to finish.


It ’tis divine.


Alright folks! This is just the beginning of a grand week. You don’t want to miss a day of ideas and sales, so stay tuned to the blog and social media so you’re always ‘in the know’. :)

Just popping in to say that there is no Fab Font Friday today because I’m gearing up for a really great week next week in preparation for Saturday, which is (i)National Scrapbook Day!

That means new stamps too.

(and maybe some sales??? ;) )

It all starts Monday and you won’t want to miss a day!

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the set of stamps. Some of you may recognize the image from The History Project freebie that first made its appearance a few years ago. Yup. Needed to be a stamp. :)

See ya here bright and early Monday!!!

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  • Carla Hundley - April 29, 2016 - 1:55 pm

    Looks fun and
    would be fun to
    give as an
    invitation to
    a reunion or
    visit.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

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Having a little fun today and tomorrow with a sale on digital stamps…no code needed.

With all the fun art in these kits you can make some awesome printables or even turn them into cut files! They come in PNG and ABR (brush) formats.


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And we are just three days away from The Pocket Book Workshop!
It’s your last chance to save on the class, so be sure to get in on that action.

Here’s a little sneak peek. :)

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Just the name alone makes me want to be outside. Is it any wonder that this came spilling out?


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You can pick up this awesome Lumberjack font in a few places, including dafont.com.


What I like:

  • Comes in four styles. Regular, which will be great for cutting, as well as Rough and Rough Shadow, which gives it an awesome distressed look and would be best printed. It also come in Inline. That being said, I got a ‘serious error’ when installing that one and so I opted not to install it because my Mac said ‘Don’t install it.’ I take heed to those warnings. Bummer, because I liked that style.

Helpful Hints:

  • When combining with the shadow, type the phrase in Regular or Rough first, copy+paste it, change it to Shadow, and if you’re in Silhouette Studio or Photoshop/Elements send it to the back. Or, if you can select the back one, change it to Shadow.
  • Try using a different color for the shadow. Looks great in the same or a different color.
  • Mix it with an awesome script font. (This will be featured next week.) It just needed it because it went so well with it. :)
  • Try mixing your letter sizes on the ends just for fun.
  • Looks really great with the bursts from Burst of Hipster!


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Whooooaaaa Nellie!

Our One Fine Day stamps sold out in one fine day.
Thank you all so much for your love of this stamp set!

I thought that since the sale didn’t even lat 24 hours, much less two days, that it only seemed fitting that we do one more ‘day-themed’ stamp set for today only.

Therefore, you can pick up the Nowadays for 20% off through today.

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I was having a bit of fun with the lovely little One Fine Day set yesterday. Making a few items for my traveler’s notebook. This is what happened.

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I love it when something serendipitously happens…like the Today date stamp. When I designed it, I had no idea it would be the perfect width for an Instax photo! I was tickled pink when I thought to try it there.

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And what you can’t see–because they were incredibly hard to photograph–were the watermarked stars on the tag. I gave up after about twenty shots. ;)

Today and tomorrow you can save 20% on these beauties!

(while supplies last.)

It’s one of my favorite set of stamps.
I hope you enjoy it too! :)

 

  • MichelleB - April 19, 2016 - 6:05 am

    I never thought to try to stamp on my Instax pictures! I love this stamp set even more now! It’s one of my favorites!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - April 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

      You do have to be careful when stamping them though. Usually my Studio Calico black ink works great when given time to dry. But I tried a my favorite Fossil Simon Says Stamp ink on it and it didn’t like it. So I actually did it on cardstock and cut it to fit on this one. :)ReplyCancel

I had so much fun making the freebie a couple weeks ago that I thought it warranted a few more in the same style. This little three-some of fanciful phrases can now be found in the store.

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They include PNG files as well as cut files so you can modify or cut them in programs like Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space. If you’re unsure about cutting them this thin, refer to this tutorial on offsetting in Studio.

And I have to say, I think the ‘Blessed’ version would be darling in a child’s room!