Project Life Series, Part One: The Basics

Project-Life-for-the-digiscrapperIt's hard not to notice the Project Life concept blazing through paper, digital, and hybrid scrapbooking. Originated by Becky Higgins, it's a fabulous idea, with multiple companies now offering endless permutations on the basic theme of photos, divided page protectors, and journaling cards. I encourage you to check out Becky's web site to get an […]

Christmas Newsletters: Get Inspired

year in review photo card from mintedIt's that time of year again--holiday newsletters and greeting cards fill our mailboxes and inboxes as friends and family members rush to share the joy and happiness of the season. I love sending Christmas cards and newsletters each year and even more, I relish getting them in the mail (both snail-mail and email)! Tired of […]

Get Flexible! One Template, Four Ways

Fiddle Dee-Dee's Fuss Free FreeBee 1 template.Have you ever looked at a template and thought, that’s not really my style? Or wondered what to do with all those flower spots when you only have boys? What if a template you love has four photo spots, but you only want to use one or two photos? The beauty of layered templates is […]

Love Templates? Make Your Own!

Love Templates? Make Your Own!This tutorial comes to us from Katie Nelson at The Daily Digi where it originally appeared. One of the questions we get asked the most at The Daily Digi is “how can I make my own templates?” I love templates and rarely scrap without one these days. While there are so many great templates already […]

Tutorial: Quick Start Your Layouts with Templates

Finished layout, "Kaedee," by bigscrapkitty uses Fuss Free FreeBee 2 template.Editor's Note:  This tutorial is designed for Photoshop and PSE and should work for all versions. Using a layered template is a great way to start a layout! The design work is done for you, all you have to do is add photos, papers and elements. But the best part about layered templates is you […]

Virtual Roundtable: Template Designers’ Edition

Template designer and roundtable host Sara Gleason of Zinnias & Swallowtails.Dig into the world of templates and template designing Editor’s Note:  The DST Insider invited Sara Gleason of Zinnias & Swallowtails to explore templates and template designing with a group of talented template creators.  The discussion included Elizabeth Albers (Scrapping With Liz), Anna Aspnes, Amy Martin, Lynnette Penacho (Nettio Designs), Tiffany Tillman and Kayleigh Wiles […]

Hybrid Gallery Picks: August 2011

August 2011 Hybrid Gallery PicksEach month the Insider team picks our favorite projects posted in the DST Hybrid Gallery from the past month. Check out the amazing projects using templates and printables we’ve picked this time: Hybrid Cake by caroline A template by WendyBird made incredible with the choice of papers and elements! Just for my Teacher by kcherrie Colors […]

Gallery Gems: August 2011

A Pirate by sirscrapalot.The DST Gallery is packed with amazing layouts and inspiration.  Here is a selection of fun pages from our amazing members and this month the focus is on templates: A Pirate by sirscrapalot A fun and graphic layout taken from the template Half Pack 17 by Cindy Schneider. Peonies in my Garden by laluna Love the division in […]