Calling all 2-pager fans out there. Looking for clean layered templates that showcase all your photos from your recent adventure? Simply Tiffany Studios got you covered! Introducing the Dual Pagers …Read More» Posted by Kaye | 2 comments
Over here at Simply Tiffany Studios, it’s all about kickstarting the inspiration for you to go with your flow and create, create, create. And Tiffany’s got another tug at kickstarting that inspiration, in such coordinating fashion. Introducing… April Coordinates v.1…Read More» Posted by Kaye | 0 comments
The September issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design highlighted loads of current trends in scrapbooking. And I had the chance to play along with some new layouts. As a side note …
One thing I realize about my craft is that I don’t keep up with the trends. I “notice” when digital kits begin to feature similar patterns, like the Chevron trend, or embellishments, like the owl trend. But I very rarely jump on what’s trendy – I actually had to force myself to use what was hot because I’m so comfortable staying in my “design” comfort zone.Read More» Posted by Tiffany | 0 comments
This weekend, all Simply Tiffany Studio products & templates are 25% off. Newsletter subscribers received a discount code on Thursday for an additional 10% off. Take advantage of the savings and scrap yourself silly on Mother’s Day. Scrap. Yourself. Silly. I hope you’ll also join me for a DHD chat at 7 pm EST May 12, 012 for a DHD chat.
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No matter how many times I change up my style, I always venture back to the tried and true. The classic. The dependable. The simple. And that they are. Layered Looks mix polished design with the perfect balance of embellished groupings, steal-the-show photos, journaling, and an outstanding title. Everything a layout needs to shine.
Check out some page inspiration from the gals. Click on the images for credits.
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Have you seen this yet? The phenomenal Jennifer Wilson, owner of Simple Scrapper, is combining the efforts of 33 amazing scrapbookers into one, digital e-book. Snagged from the blog: with 33 inspiring contributions from across the scrapbooking industry, Everyday Storyteller is an essential resource for the modern memory keeper.
And guess what? I’m one of those 33! I can’t detail what my topic is just yet. But definitely check out the site, sign up to be part of the ever-growing Launch Party, and discover the remaining scrapbookers contributing to the book.
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Woosa. My baby boy turns one this month and I’m finally at a place where life moves steadily. I know, I know. Woooosa. Feels so good, don’t it?
With less stressful times comes rewards and — you guessed it — scrapbooking! Playing. Developing. Learning. Trusting. Letting the stories flood my mind and finding the photos to illustrate. Like this layout I’ve wanted to make since 2009.
I can’t believe how much my life has changed since I visited Orlando. It’s like standing at the top of a mountain and peering over my shoulder at the path traveled. Cresting is a good thing.
This layout was concocted for the Basic Grey blog. But I needed to share the story of a memory long passed from last year. My daughter’s buddy moved away at the beginning of this year and we miss him so. I know she’ll enjoy seeing the page once it’s printed.
And that’s my joy of scrapbooking! Nothing to catch up or feel guilty about because it’s not done. Scrapbooking is there when I’M ready.
Best darn hobby in the world. Woosa.Posted by Tiffany | 1 comments
The holiday season “officially” begins tomorrow in the Tiffster’s house.
Before I pull out our Christmas lights …
Before I welcome Piñata our Elf on the Shelf …
And before the Holiday Template class begins …
I’ve got a new 52 template for you! Are you ready for no. 32?
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It’s a simple design, but packs a lot of character. I used the same design for one of my holiday album layouts. The simplicity of the look pairs well with the focal photo “junk”. And I’m counting the layout below as my first “official” December Album page. One down, thirty more to go!
Enjoy your template peeps! And keep the purpose going.
Missed a previous 52 Thursday Template? Click here to access them all! Be sure to join my Facebook page for a reminder to download the current — FREE — template every Thursday. 52 Thursday Templates are for Personal Use only. Know anyone who’d also like a copy? Send them back here. I’d love to see what you create with this template! Add a link to your creation in the comments, or simply say hello.Posted by Tiffany | 17 comments
Holiday Templates 2011 opened for registration yesterday but the workshop began behind the scenes months ago. July to be exact. Five months ago. That’s how long a class, such as this, takes to produce. Six months if you factor in the actual workshop — and even that is cutting it close. In the next few days, I’ll share exactly why with class peeks sprinkled between.
My first order of business was to check in with the template team. Many of them are class alumni and
their they’re amazingly honest. We share the same scrapbook philosophy and, like most of us, document the stories of our lives using templates. I asked them what they’d like to see, how could the class improve, what would knock their socks off … and they opened up. Here’s a sampling of the conversation:
We want kits based on traditional holiday colors but with a twist.
And date stamps/stickers. Don’t forget the dates! I can never have enough dates.
And speaking of kits, we want a variety of products — some that fit all-occasion and others that are holiday to the extreme.
We want a classic and modern look too.
We don’t know what we want!
Can you get Liz again?
And Shen. Who is Shen?
She’s the product designer for creashens. Ohhh. Yes Shen!
We want word art and classy patterns. Neutrals, muted tones.
And dates. Did we mention dates?
I loved it and after a bit of brainstorming, I contacted my holiday queen supreme, Liz. Liz has dipped her hands into the template classes since 2009. She’s an excellent co-pilot who seems to know what I’m thinking before I think it. So with her easy-going finesse and after inviting Shen along (because we couldn’t do this without Shen), we dove into the second order of business: kit planning.
At 2 am EST, Liz, Shen and I sat down (digitally) for a Skype call. Yeah folks, two ay em in the middle of July to discuss December goodies. Dedication! All to look at this image:
Kit planning comes down to one thing: inspiration. Colors, texture, feel, connection. This image has nothing to do with the holidays but it’s certainly inspirational. From it, we pulled out a mix of luscious reds, natural greens, teal, neutral ivory and gray plus a bling of gold. Isn’t it weird how one single image can inspire so many ends?
With colors locked in, the gals began work on their halves of the mega-giant kit in August. Liz with the classic modernist (if that’s even possible) set and Shen with her traditional twist. I love how one offers more cool tones while the other features warmer colors.
One daily lesson shares pages from my team using each kit separately and together. You’ll see the various options from the kit papers and embellies.
I took the creative team’s recommendations for dates to heart and made a pack of teal, brown, and green tabs to match. And I crafted journaling tags, cover art, and a few pieces of super-embellished titles too. All are included as part of the workshop. I’m not sharing all of the pieces because it’s a surprise. Day One will feel like opening new presents on Christmas morning. Isn’t that fun?
Once the kit pieces were connected, I spent what was left of August sketching templates and building the curriculum. We’ll take a look at those tomorrow.
Holiday Templates 2011 | Related Posts
- Registration & Workshop Information Page: includes a full list of the curriculum and additional samples.
- Intro + Seat Giveaway
- Kit Goodies + Color Swatch Inspiration
- Templates + Development
- Special Guests
- Q & A
And we’re back. 9 artistic templates in the honey pot; 1 more to go. Today’s FREE template is more of the same linear photo line up with a pop of bordering brushwork. Add a few stitches, titles, a pretty tag and consider the page done. Simple page design makes for quick finished pages. And with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the holidays right around the corner, quick is the name of the game? Am I right, or am I right, or am I right?
Speaking of layouts, I’ve been in page creation station crafting digi layouts for Basic Grey. Dude, I love their stuff! Last week, I contributed to a Scraplifted challenge from their Flickr site. And I finally get to share my challenge contribution:
Oxford Digital Starter Kit by Basic Grey
And see that groovy, stenciled title? You’ll learn how to replicate the look on your pages during the upcoming Holiday Templates class. You’ll be a beveling genius after I’m done!
I’ve got one more page to share … Lita’s first day of school diva dress. This page took a lot out of me. But I’m in love with it now.
Ahh, Basic Grey. How have I missed you? Okay. Enjoy your template peeps! And keep the purpose going.
Missed a previous 52 Thursday Template? Click here to access them all! Be sure to join my Facebook page for a reminder to download the current — FREE — template every Thursday. 52 Thursday Templates are for Personal Use only. Know anyone who’d also like a copy? Send them back here. I’d love to see what you create with this template! Add a link to your creation in the comments, or simply say hello.Posted by Tiffany | 15 comments