March 16, 2012

Project Life and FREEBIE!

Project Life - Week 6...

I have to say I really, really thought doing project life digitally would be so quick and I would have no trouble keeping up but... because I am a bit of a ditherer when it comes to scrapping, most pages take 2 -3 days to complete :(  and I just don't want to spend that much time on them.  So I decided that I need to speed up my scrapping process.

Bright idea no.1 - place all templates and digital element into one Photoshop .psd file, grouped according to type or size.
Bright idea no.2 - open all photos I want to use, add these to the .psd file and then choose a template based on the photo places holders and journal spots required.  I was able to see immediately where I could change the template to suit my needs instead of trying to make what I had fit a standard template.  A little more creative freedom...YAY!!!

This process is a definite improvement, these two pages came together so much quicker in terms of which background paper would look best with the template arrangement.  Being able to turn element groups on and off was just brilliant.  No more opening one file placing it on the layout, decide I didn't like it or it wasn't the right size, delete the layer and start again.  I was able to choose all elements quickly and see where I could add a few of my own...way less dithering.


and the freebie... the flower and tape strips I added to my page 1 for this week!

DOWNLOAD HERE! Enjoy and don't forget I'd love you to leave me a link to your creation when you use the freebie :)
(Downloads available for a short time only)

Have a great day!


  1. Love the flags :) Thank you.

  2. Welcome libbywilko, they were a bit of fun to make ;)

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Mar. 16, 2012. Thanks again.

  4. Thank you very much for all the fun PL freebies!
    And I love your style of Project Life a lot :-)

  5. Thanks Sandra, glad you like the freebies :)