Thursday, February 11, 2016

Countdown: 5 Days Until...

Five days until it is my turn to host 8 days of daily downloads and be the spotlight designer at GoDigitalScrapbooking. And this time around, I decided the 8 days would be "meaty". No simple template freebies for my gals! The fun begins February 16, 2016.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

$2 Tuesday Back for February 2016

During the month of February 2016, the GDS shop will host three $2 Tuesdays. The first one opened today and runs until 11:59pm Pacific time. The next two dates are February 16th and 23rd.

Three love-themed template packs from the LissyKay shop were added to the sale. Due to some glitches getting the sale on this morning in the shop and my own personal schedule, I didn't get a chance to get the word out to you scrappers sooner. So the three kits I have in the $2 sale today will also be in the sale on the 16th. This will ensure those who would like these template packs can still get them at 50% off the original price before the month is over. And let me know if you miss them today but need them before Valentine's Day...I can hook you up! <Insert a cheeky wink from me here!>

All About Love

Lots of hearts meets lots of artsy flair! All About Love is up at the top of my list of favorite love-themed template packs because of the combination of artistic elements. Anyone who knows my own personal style would not be surprised to know why I made this kit. From the multiple paint layers, paint masks, stitches, custom frames, doodles and elements, you can make your own masterpiece about who you love. There are so many things you can do with this kit just by clipping digital paper to all the many layers of paper and paint. Top off with some great elements and your photos, you will end up with layouts worthy of an art museum. 

Shabby Love Templates

Another "early in my design career" template kit is Shabby Love. All four of these templates were designed based on layouts I had made for creative team assignments. In fact, three of them were from layouts I made using ForeverJoy Designs, who happens to be one of my absolute favorite designers. If you are familiar with ForeverJoy kits, then you might be able to spot some of the inspirations I found from her work and how they translated to a LKD template. All the little bits and pieces, along with the paint and organic bits we associate with shabby styles are all covered in this pack.

My Story Volume 3 Templates

The pocket inspired template pack My Story Volume 3 was one of my first My Story kits. Early in my design career, the My Story templates became a fun alternative to other Project Life and pocket-style layouts. Combining a variety of shapes set into a page frame for added depth gave a fast and fun way to show off papers, journal cards and photos. These templates make the whole scrap process fast with masks ready for you to clip to. And you can add elements into the open windows or on top of the frame. These are truly universal templates which know very few limits.

Check back next Tuesday to see which past LKD kits will be in the sale. You can also make recommendations. I will be setting up a voting process for people to recommend, then we will have a vote as to which kits will be in the sale.

Monday, February 8, 2016

My Heart Framed Templates in Time for Valentine's Day

Capture moments from your heart with a new digital scrapbook template pack on sale for only $2 (50% off). The sale runs until February 14, 2016.

The newest template kit is here just in time for some Valentine scrapping! My Heart Framed combines heart photo spots within a variety of geometric shapes within a custom frame. If you love using lots of paper of different shapes and colors, you will really have fun with these templates. (I have a paper obsession, so this was right up my alley!)

Here are some delightful pages from the team. You can see from their work some of the options of how to use these new templates. Some used all the squares and rectangles for paper, while others chose to add photos and use the heart spot for journaling. The flexibility with clean lines allow for a myriad of artistic expression.


Monday, February 1, 2016

February 2016 Free Templates

It is time for a new set of free templates. The February templates all have a little heart...after all, it is the month for Valentine's Day!

Gift for You 13

The first template up is Gift for You 13 and is available here on the LissyKay website. Just click the image or click here to auto download the template.

Gift for You 14

The second free template is Gift for you 14. This template is available on the LissyKay Facebook page.

Gift for You 15

The final template, Gift for You 15, will be in the upcoming LissyKay newsletter. In fact, the template will be in all the newsletters during the month of February to ensure everyone has a chance to download it.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Story Grids Arc Value Pack

A new Story Grids template pack is in the shop. The theme of this value pack is Arcs. A combination of half and quarter circles are peppered throughout page frames to give you a photo call out. The Story Grids Arc pack is on special for only $1 until February 14, 2015. Here is a look at the template pack, but look below for some sample layouts so you can see how to use them.

Creative team member Maria chose a template to tell a zoo story. See how she used the arc to highlight a map. This image enhances the story she is telling through her photos. Combined with the hanging monkey, you can't help but feel like you are part of the African story.

Creative team member Barbara used the arc to create a mood and title box for her beach photos. She really used the space to create her own beach scene and set up a breathtaking layout.

What makes these templates easy to use are the photo and paper spots. Just clip and photo or paper in each spot. The page frame creates a clean line around the boxes and arcs. You can add elements into the boxes or on top of the frames. The arcs allow you to highlight specific photos or the theme.

If you have not tried any of the past Story Grids, you can pick them up for only $2.50 until February 14, 2016. Story Grids, Story Grids Curve and Story Grids Scenic are all set up with the same page frame and fun photo/paper boxes.


Monday, January 25, 2016

January Mixology Time: Pop of Life

It is that time of month when the Mixology kits are now live in the shop! The color palette this month is not one you might expect for January, but after all the cold and snow in my part of the world, I don't mind playing with bright colors!

Two kits are now in the LissyKay shop, one pocket page and one traditional. Both template packs are on sale for $1.20 until February 7th.

Pop of Life Kit 1

The Mixology colors this month screamed a little more of a cartoon feel, so I added elements you don't normally find on pocket page scrapbook templates. Pop of Life Kit 1 has doodle lines, talk bubbles and crazy frames will make your layouts stand out from the usual pocket page or Project Life scrapbook layouts. Tell a story through photos and words, whether it is your weekly life or a theme. And there are still places for elements and fun papers. The possibilities are endless!

Pop of Life Kit 2

The second Mixology template pack merges larger photos with a series of photos. I know I tend to need scrapbook pages where I get a feel of the scene, but want to show close ups of the who and what. Pop of Life Kit 2 gives you those options. And the prompts show easy ways to add borders, stitches and words on top of your photos. Multiple paper layers underneath the photo masks really adds depth and color to your scrapbook layouts.

I hope you enjoy playing with these fun and versatile template packs. Please share your layouts with me! I love seeing what scrappers make with my templates. Leave a link here or post on the LissyKay Facebook page.

2 For the Show Templates Next in Series

A few weeks ago I released a template pack called 3 To Get scrapbook templates focusing on 3-photo spots. Next up in the series is 2 For the Show. And yes, this one focuses on 2-photo spot scrapbook layouts.

The creative team came up with these great samples using 2 For the Show: