Extracted Roses Templates
Roses are such a popular flower for special occasions, which means they're almost expected in some digital scrapbooking kits, especially those with Valentine's Day, love, wedding, anniversary, and even funeral themes. Expand your stash with this dozen, which range from perfect buds to to full blooms, and a couple that are beginning to fade. Luckily, these will always hold their shape. :) There are 12 individual flowers included in this kit, each available in an original color version and in grayscale. Where there were centers or sepals on the extracted flowers, the grayscale image is a layered PSD; otherwise, all images are PNG. Most are around 1000px on the long side, as shown on the preview. Like all my original items, these are CU with credit. I'd prefer if you modify them somehow (pattern, glitter, etc) if you want to use them in a CU kit, but you're free to use them as-is or recolored in PU kits, as long as there's a credit in your credits document for them.
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DIY Planner Templates
It's the beginning of a new year, and that means a new calendar for many people. I've chosen to create 8.5x11 (US Letter size) pages for mine, so that it can be packed right into my portable art studio, which is a slightly modified letter-size zippered student binder. They'll scale perfectly to 5.5x8.5 inches to fit "desk size", half-letter, and A5 planners; I just prefer having more room to write. If you haven't hopped on the planner bandwagon because it's too expensive or takes too much time, these are fantastic because you can print them on whatever printer you already have. The layered PSDs are labeled and grouped by section to make it easy to navigate; if you have a few stacked papers that coordinate, you could create an entire customized dated planner in an afternoon. The monthly pages are set up with perpetual calendar date grids, which will let you make calendars for any year, for US or international use. I've already done the work of getting the number grids into place for the months--just turn on the group labeled "1st in Column 2" to get numbers 1-31 starting in the Monday (US) or Tuesday (International) column. Groups with weekday labels for both Sunday and Monday week starts are included--just turn on the correct layers. Edit the month name and label the holidays that are important to you (Easter is March 27 this year). I've included a sample from my personal planner at the end of the product gallery. As you can see, I chose to modify the templates after making mine, to allow for punching holes or not having to write so close to the gutter of the booklet. You can tell that I also love the crazier holidays; they're often good idea fodder for new kits, and others just make you grin that someone made a holiday of that (Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, for example, or Appreciate a Dragon Day). Mine took a fair bit more work than just an afternoon to customize, but inspiration is critical for me to keep designing new things! Yours can be more or less plain, or you can print them plain and add physical stickers rather than digital elements, if you prefer. The weekly pages are undated, and the layout is designed for Monday-Friday in the 5 large columns, which is when most people need space. I've left it simple as a series of boxes and lines so that you can use them one of two ways: either number the boxes to correspond to your working hours, or leave them blank and write in a time if you happen to have an appointment that day. I write in appointments at the top of the column and make a to-do list from the bottom up. They're flexible enough to use for students whose concerns are more about which class is on what day and upcoming due dates and exams, too--and the 8.5x11 size means a 12-week term's worth will fit easily into the binder you probably already carry, or in a simple report cover. No planner is complete, for me, without chore and shopping lists, so they're included. If you're printing undated monthly pages, I suggest printing the chore and shopping lists on the back sides (chores on the back of the right-hand calendar page so there's room on the same edge of the paper for your hole punches!) There are no address book pages; I haven't kept an address book in years. My phone and Google backup take care of that for me. The other thing I wanted in my planner, which I haven't been able to find anywhere else, is a set of pages to help organize the process of designing scrapbooking kits. Each kit planner is a 2-page spread, with room for everything from important dates to the palette, element ideas, and final release preparations. The elements, papers, and word art columns each have a second row of checkboxes for when the element's been QC'd, so you can always be sure what's ready to go if you've kept a pen handy!
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Winter Branches #1
I needed some natural elements for a layout I was making, and apparently nobody is brave enough to extract evergreen branches without charging a fortune for them, so I photographed and extracted my own. These are priced a little higher than my usual element or papers kits, but I spent most of a week on them. Each spruce twig takes about 2 hours to extract, using the fastest clean method I know (by comparison, I extracted a small, simple maple leaf in 8 minutes the other day). It's a good thing I don't charge minimum wage for my time! :) As with all my products, these are commercial-use friendly with attribution in your credits document, or can also be used for personal layouts or S4H/S4O. See the associated new product announcement post on the store blog for the freebie wreath made with these elements (plus a couple of my snowflakes). The clusters are for demonstration purposes only and are not included in the download, though they will be going out to newsletter subscribers soon as a freebie. (I'll add them to the new subscriber welcome newsletter, as well, so if you miss the original newsletter, you'll still be able to get them for a few weeks.)
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Fireworks Photo Paper Templates
Fireworks are a part of big celebrations around the world, for everything from the New Year to the 4th of July, Bastille Day, Guy Fawkes Day, Canada Day, Australia Day. Sometimes they're also shot off for big anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, or graduation parties. I've even heard one person call for them at her funeral! (Granted, she's a bit of an eccentric in life as well, so it's not really a surprise there.) These commercial-use paper templates are untextured photographs that I have photographed, edited, and cropped to bring out their best, and they're ready for you to add a texture to them, or try them in overlay or screen modes for an interesting twist. All 19 of them are sized at 12" x 12" and 300dpi to make your life simple.
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Steampunk Snowmen
If you're like me, you're always looking for that unique element to add to your kits, and these little guys certainly fit the bill for winter kits. They're extracted photos of a pair of little wooden figurines I found in a thrift store, and I've never seen anything like them since. If you've wanted to do a steampunk-type Christmas kit, here's inspiration for it! These are simply extracted PNGs in their original colors, but you can recolor them easily by painting a layer over them in color mode and clipping it to the originals. As always, they're commercial-use friendly.
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Painted Autumn Leaf Templates
This kit has 11 autumn leaves, drawn and painted by hand in ArtRage, then saved as layered PSDs so you can tweak colors to match your kit or change them up entirely. You can use the outline layers separately if you just want to use the line art, too. My CU terms are fairly lenient, as well--you can use them as-is or modified, just provide credit in your Credits document and don't share/sell the layered files. While they're designed for commercial use, I painted them in realistic colors, so a quick save as PNG will let you use them to add a lovely artistic touch to your autumn layouts.
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Hand-Drawn Patterns 2
I haven't seen a hand-drawn paper that evokes the feel of a classic calico, so I drew a set of layers and painted fill layers for each of them. Those 5 layered patterns are paired with 2 painted overlays to help add some texture. All the layers are designed to mix and match, creating as simple or complex a pattern as you like. One plus a fabric texture looks equally as fabulous as stacking all of them. This listing comes in a PSD version only at this point. If you want a PNG version, post a comment and I'll get one posted.
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Snowflake Illustrations #1
I love drawing snowflakes, and this is a collection of some of my favorites drawn over the last few months. They range in size from about 2.5 to 3.5 inches, just the perfect size to add a beautiful accent to your winter pages. As with all of my products, they're commercial-use friendly, but you're more than welcome to use them for personal projects as well.
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Glitter Snowflakes #1
I have always loved snowflakes, whether drawing them or cutting them out of folded paper. This is a set I've hand-drawn in ArtRage with the glitter tube, and they're perfect for adding a little sparkle to a page. Many of them are designed to frame your photos, so I've included clipping masks as well. Of course, you could fill the center with a paper and use them for journaling tags or titles, too. There are 4 plain snowflakes, and 7 with open centers suitable for use as frames. The smallest is 1140 x 1309 pixels (approximately 3.3 inches diameter), while the largest is 1800 pixels (6 inches) square. They're big, but that lets you use them in place of a matte, as well, or resize down to fit your kit. Versatility is the name of the game in design, and these are flexible enough for almost anything you want to do with them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!
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Hand-Drawn Paper Patterns #1
I love the look of hand-drawn patterns in a kit--it gives it a bit more organic feel than the perfect vectors that many pattern papers evoke. And while grunging up a vector helps, it still ends up feeling like a worn mass-produced paper. That's great for more formal kits, but not for more hand-drawn ones. This pack of hand-drawn patterns comes as 7 black-and-transparent PNG overlays so that you can recolor, mix, match, stack, and rotate your way to a unique-looking patterned paper. Once you've got a pattern you like, tweak blend modes, add texture and save your unique flattened JPG. For your convenience, I've also included a PSD with all 7 layers included. While these are designed for commercial use in designing your own papers for sale, they're fine for personal use as overlays or for making your own papers, too. PLEASE NOTE: The images in the slideshow are patterns I've made by coloring and stacking these PNGs. You will get thumbnails of these patterns in the download, but they are NOT the product, they are examples of what patterns you can get by combining these layers! The actual product is the 7 PNGs. You will have to mix, match, and color them yourself to create patterns.
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