Monday, August 17, 2009

A cool new alpha to show you, a layout to share and a FREE template for you.

The more I scrap the more I appreciate a good alpha! Using an alpha just offers so much more versatility than using a font! I like that I can make my alpha squished up and overlapping or super straight and lined up. An alpha is a must have for a great title in my opinion. Do you know who is good at making really well made alpha? Sarah Bennett. She has a new alpha out at Funky Playground Designs. It is called "Scribbly Alpha 2." The colors are AWESOME! It comes in FIVE colors with both upper case and lower case plus numbers and lots of symbols. It is such a great deal. It is really similar to Scribbly Alpha 1, but in the first version the colors are bright and bold. In this new version the colors are more subdued but so amazing! Go and grab it. It is 25% off Monday only.

Image linked to Sarah's store!

I am so excited! I went back through my blog and noticed that I had comments! I thought for sure my blog was set up so that if someone comments I would receive an email, however it turns out that it wasn't. I fixed that though! Anyway thanks for your comments. I practically did the happy dance when I learned that real people are actually visiting my blog!

Do you participate in challenges in the store forums? Which ones do you like? I enjoy pretty much all challenges in the several store forum's that I've visited. Recently I've been participating somewhat regularly in the challenges at Funkyplayground designs.

For the Wednesday scraplift challenge at FPD, Melanie the hostess, pointed us toward a gallery that is for paper scrapbookers. It is fun checking out what people do with their paper supplies. It has been awhile since I have done a paper page. My heart was stolen by digital scrapping! Anyway I thought it was really cool taking a paper layout and producing it digitally for the lift. The gallery we lifted was from a 2 Peas in a Bucket user named "findinganna."

Here is her layout that I lifted...

A page to scraplift by you.

(link to her page) (link to her gallery)

I was drawn to the photo arrangement in her layout.

Here is the layout I made with findinganna's layout as inspiration... (and yes I am postinng this in august not December. I just have a ton of Christmas pictures to scrap to get caught up. If you notice the date on this layout is 2007).

Dear Santa by you.

AND of course I had to use Sarah Bennett's new Scribbly Alpha 2 for my title. That alpha goes with just about anything, and the red and green went perfectly with my layout.

I didn't have a scallop shape and I really wanted one for my layout lift. I looked around for one, but I ended up just learning to make a scallop clipping mask and made my own. Since I was all excited about making my own scallop clipping mask I made a template to share! Of course it is based on findinganna's "Oh You So Beautiful" paper layout above from FPD's scraplift challenge.

Here is what the template looks like:

Template04-Preview by you.

If you think you can use that template you are welcome to it! Just click on the image below for the MediaFire download link. I would LOVE to know if you grabbed it, so leave me a little shout out if you download.

Template04 Preview by you.

Thanks to Debbie and mhsands I also made this template with the png's ! Thanks for leaving me comments and helping me figure out what to do ladies. Once I read your comments on how to do it I said a big ol' "duh!" I don't know what exactly I was thinking, but saving the layers as png's is as exactly as it sounds! If any of you that snag this template use the png files for a layout I would so appreciate it if you let me know if it looks right, and if there is a way I can do it better for those who use the png file.

I would be ever so happy if you leave a link in the comments to your layouts if you use this template! I want to see what you come up with!

Get going- go have some "unforgettable moments" and then get scrapping!


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

  2. Thanks for the great template! I look forward to scrapping with it!

  3. 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 Page 9 post on Aug. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks for the template Amy!

  5. I so love this template! Thanks for sharing!