Monday, August 29, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 23 (round 4): Templates part 1

Happy Monday! We are surprisingly well rested as our end of summer camp out on Mt. Rainer was cancelled due to lack of campsites (a water main broke on the primary reservation site, and those patrons (200+) were re-routed to sites like ours that are usually first come first serve). Bummer. Fabulous Spouse still took the kids hiking. Which means that Creative Me had a whole day to craft…and which PA Me really, really wanted to spend in front of the TV… but the POW would not let her.

Fabulous Spouse even returned with a virtual bouquet, as picking wildflowers is illegal (or at least severely frowned upon).

This week we are tackling templates. They may be digital, or they may be the old fashioned plastic kind. To be honest, by the time that Creative Me started scrapping, there were plenty of Jedi friends saying “this is not the template you are looking for”, and so we never really boarded that bandwagon.

However, there are times when you might need a template. Here are two layouts that Creative Me completed this weekend (while the intrepid hikers battled mosquitoes, snow and sun) for the Big Pictures Classes Big Idea Festival.

The words nest and enjoy are png files that were downloadable as templates from the site. While the POW was not savvy enough to figure out how to change the ink color without saving it to the computer, we did do a couple of neat tricks with it. In the first layout we did, we used repositionable adhesive and put the printout on Bazzill cardstock and then cut the word wonder out. On the enjoy, above, OCD Me used an exacto blade and a strait edge to trim around the j and y.

Later this week, we will use Ali Edward’s templates to share our One Little Word (OLW) on September 1st, like the rest of the class. The POW really wants to know…do many of you still have plastic templates, or are many of them digital now?


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what great layouts! love the colors! your class sounds fun!

Tammy said...

Oh, I remember having plastic templates. I still remember the few layouts I created using them, but I'm pretty sure I let the templates go a long time ago. That was a blast from the past! Love the virtual bouquet. Hope they got some great photos for you! :)

Becky said...

I love your take on the word nest! That one would have thrown me for a loop!

Ursula said...

oh no, you said it! One LIttle word. I am so far behind on that it's pathetic. I should pull it out again as I really really love the concept. Great job with the templates.

Mary Jo said...

I haven't used a template in a long time! But I do still have one of the old plastic ones :)
Impressed at your exacto knife work!
I am hopeless when it comes to those!

Tracy said...

Your layouts are lovely. As for digital layouts, I am not very good with the computer.
Plastic templates, I have never used them either.

Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment on my blog last week. I posted a card for you and all the wonderful people who left heart warming comments

Danielle said...

I haven't used templates in years. Your layouts came out great!