Talking Templates

I love love love templates  – been designing them for Artscow for the last 12 months so I know you love them too.

Thats what really appealed to me about My Memories.  As well as kits they sell templates.

So what you ask? They’re just quickpages under another guise.

Quickpages have been around for years I hear you say.  Yes, they have.  I started out scrapping with them myself so I’m familiar with the pleasure and pain of quickpages – fast, simple, instant gratification.  But always always theres an element smack bang in the wrong place or the colours are just a little off with your picture or there are too many/not enough picture appertures.

Step in the template – all the advantages of a quick page but none of the pain – thats why they are so so popular. 

Because a template is adaptable.  Its a layered file that you can change and adapt to your own best fit – move elements, resize, duplicate, remove them completely or even add your own – howzat!

I’ll show you what I mean using my Weathered Floral Template Set.

Heres the original template with 3 appertures.  Kind of pretty with a seasidy theme with the shells.

Heres my first use of the page leaving everything as it is and just dropping some holiday vacation photos in.  Easy peasy and done in seconds.

But what if I don’t have 3 pictures?  What then?  Well, you can simply just remove one of the frames and resize the others and you get something like this.

But don’t just think seaside.  You can use this template for all sorts of other occasions by removing the sea shells (which you can find in my simply seashells kit) and adding in your own favourite elements.

This time I used a family wedding picture and added a word art from my Winter White  Simply Words collection.  To finish off I recoloured the mat to tie in with the photo and voila, a completely different look. How versatile is that?  Now I happen to like my layouts fairly uncluttered but with My Memories software you can import as many additional elements as you like and add journalling or extra frames.  They really are limited only by your imagination.

So there you are, 3 completely different looks from 1 single template. And that’s why I love templates – speed scrapping and versatility at its best

happy scrapping

Cat x

ps, if you don’t have software that supports layers you can still use the page as a quickpage!

Did I really start blogging 2 years ago?

Everything changes but then again everything stays the same.

So whats changed and whats stayed the same?

Well, I’m still here, still battling with my weight and still designing.  Not blogging – but you don’t have to be brain of Britain to work that one out!

And whats changed?   

Drum roll please………..

I’m signed up with My Memories now so its possible to buy my designs outside artscow or my website for the first time ever – yippee! 

I’m beyond excited and keeping really busy with uploading my existing kits and a smattering of new content – of course it’s all new to My Memories customers.

I skirted round the edges of selling my design kits direct for simply ages.   Then I had a conversation with a friend who really set me thinking and I sent my resume off to My Memories  that evening – thanks for the  inspiration David, I needed a push in the right direction.  

So, to celebrate my new design venture I am giving away a $10 coupon off the My Memories Suite V-2 software, plus a further $10 coupon for downloads once you buy the software – that’s $20 value in all.

Just hop over to My Memories, pop the software into your cart and apply the discount coupon 


at the checkout.  Then you can browse all the lovely goodies and spend your $10 on freebie content to get you started!

You can download the software to your pc straight away so no hanging around waiting for the postman

The software is really user friendly and easy to use and there are lots of tutorials available on line if you get a little stuck

I’ve got lots of goodies ready to launch and a few on the site already including my Babylove Kit

You can also watch out for Purple Heart – its going live in a couple of days.

If you’re pushed for time and want some ready made pages there are lots of templates coming soon too – just drop in your own photos and no one will know you didn’t do all the work yourself!

Happy scrapping

Cat x