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The Traveler & Deeply Loved : Four Corners Layered Template Two Ways

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I love getting stuff back from the printer. Whether it is a 12x12 digital scrapbooking page or a bunch of individual photos for paper pages, it just makes me happy (as it should be). 


The above layout was printed at Scrapbookpictures.com (I noticed they are having an August sale with 12x12 prints for $1.99). These digital pages go right into my 12x12 albums with my other pages. You can see a post that includes photos of some pages in one of my albums here


The layout above appears in the August issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. It's a good example of showcasing different time-periods on one layout. Think of all the time our kids spend in the car (and how much time we spend in the car going here and there). I need to get my camera out and make sure to take a few shots now that we have two kids and two car seats in the back.


The digital layout above was created using a layered template available at Designer Digitals: Four Corners Circle layered template. Wondering how to work with layered templates in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? Go here or here or here.


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I posted this layout in my gallery at Designer Digitals
and someone mentioned that they liked how each of the photos included
something Simon was interested in at the time (or still is today). That
was a cool observation that I had not intended when I was putting it
together. It's another reason to remember to include more than just a cute face in the photos we take - the surroundings often add so much more to the story.


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Digital Supplies: AE Four Corners Circle Layered Template; Katie Pertiet Graphic Garden No. 2


See all of my available layered templates here.

I was going to end the post here but instead decided to put another page together to show a different way to use the template as a jumping off point for another project. Here's the result:

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Digital Supplies: Ali Edwards Four Corners Circle Layered Template, 12x12 Text Frames Baby; Michelle Martin: Aryanna & Colbie Solids Paper Packs; Pattie Knox Absolutely Acrylic Clockworks; Katie Pertiet Rose Garden Mini Kit, Negative Sleeves; Anna Aspnes Stitched By Anna No.5

Instead of the four quadrants I changed the main circle area to a full circle by simply using the shape tool and deleting the other areas.

As I was adding (and removing - with digital especially I find myself adding + removing more than with paper) elements I decided to try adding a page protector sleeve vertically (love those things in paper + digitally) and slip a couple elements in behind. This is all done using the layers palette in Photoshop or Elements.

The circle stitching was added last. I like how it felt finished to me when the stitching was added. 

Now it goes into the "TO PRINT" folder for the next time I upload.

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51 thoughts

  1. Lauri says…
    08/12/2009

    These are so beautiful - I love your work. Can't wait to begin the class at BPS!

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  2. Jennifer McGuire says…
    08/12/2009

    wow. great pages!

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  3. Melanie K. says…
    08/12/2009

    Thanks for the sales tip (I love getting 12 x 12s from them! like Christmas!) And I love love LOVE the last layout! You are so remarkable in your details ... but this one really blew me away. Gorgeous!

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  4. allison Gottlieb says…
    08/12/2009

    do you constantly walk around with your camera so you can capture moments like the one with your husband and daughter? I always have my camera at the ready, but never at moments like that...even though it's close - the camera, by the time I get to it, the moment has passed. Do you ever cheat? See a moment happen, not get a picture, and then try and re-create it?

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  5. Aude/Missscrap says…
    08/12/2009

    wow I love yours pages , it's really beautiful !

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  6. Crystal Jeffrey Rieger says…
    08/12/2009

    Gorgeous!

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  7. Katie says…
    08/12/2009

    Beautiful - I especially love Simon's facial expressions in the first layout. So fun!

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  8. Lara says…
    08/12/2009

    Beautiful!!!

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  9. Tara says…
    08/12/2009

    you've made digital scrapping interesting and doable for me, I love your templates and the last few months have been able to put together a few layouts that I love.
    Thanks for always inspiring us.

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  10. Linn says…
    08/12/2009

    You're right, the stitching and the page protector elements just finish the layout. Very sweet.

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  11. Kathy W says…
    08/12/2009

    Wow. Can't really say anymore than that. These are way cool layouts. I totally love the traveler theme and having it incorporated in the circle. I wish that I had thought of these ideas when my son was small! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Cynthia says…
    08/12/2009

    beautiful. beautiful.

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  13. Tammy Moore says…
    08/12/2009

    Those are beautiful! I love the idea of having a "to print" folder - I'd never thought of that! I've always just kept them in a "digital layouts" folder, not knowing which I've printed. Thanks for the idea and inspiration! :)

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  14. SusanD says…
    08/12/2009

    Love these layouts! I am so excited for your class at BPS.
    SusanD

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  15. Jenell says…
    08/12/2009

    Ali - these are great layouts. I have a question. What is the "ribbon" that you used in the circle in the Anna/Chris layout? I checked your links, but just didn't see the ribbon. Are all of the words on the ribbon from your 12 x 12 Text Frames Baby? Very beautiful page.
    Also, thanks for the tip on printing the 12x12 digital pages. Now I feel better about putting my books together!

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  16. arrica says…
    08/12/2009

    Love the layouts! Thanks for sharing.
    I was wonderng if you assist me on where your "To Print" file is located? My photoshop has an option for this but never syncs up to the chosen site. Should I bypass the photoshop and just make a file on computer under "Pictures" or am I missing a step? Do you have any suggestions?

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  17. arrica says…
    08/12/2009

    oops forgot to change email - [email protected]

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  18. Jenell says…
    08/12/2009

    Ali - I figured out the answer to my question above. The circle with the words is actually on the 4 Corner Template. Off to purchase it!

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  19. sansku :) says…
    08/12/2009

    i LOVE circle stuff. these are awesome. i still haven't figured out how to use your other stuff i purchased. i need a tutor for all this digital stuff! it looks so much fun but i'm technically challenged. :)

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  20. Sara Perez says…
    08/12/2009

    I love these, Ali! Especially the sweet photo of Chris and Anna.

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  21. Annette says…
    08/12/2009

    Love these. What type of paper do they print these on??
    The few times I have had them printed they look more like a photo, and I relly want the paper look instead, any comments??? Thanks for sharing Ali.

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  22. Nicky Hurt says…
    08/12/2009

    Love those layouts. I wanted to post this idea that I remembered looking at the layout of Simon. A couple of years ago I was getting ready to go camping 8 hours away, and took pics of my two boys in the back seat, just like that. But in the journaling I listed everything that they brought with them to do in the car on the drive. Then last year I did it again- it was interesting to see the differences in what they just "HAD" to have with them. The first time my little guy's list included "attention" three times. It's also fun to see how technology changes in just a couple of years, as well.
    I hope someone can use my idea!

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  23. Jennifer from Canada says…
    08/12/2009

    The "To Print" folder got me thinking...what a great idea. I would love to know how you organize your pictures on your computer - what software you use etc. I have recently switched to a MAC and use iPhoto, but I find that I cannot always find what I am looking for easily. I love the idea of a To Print folder...what other gems do you have?
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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  24. Jennifer from Canada says…
    08/12/2009

    Love that idea...listing all the stuff the kids "NEED" to have in the car. I will definately use that!

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  25. Mary Kozak says…
    08/12/2009

    great layouts, great templates, but that photo of chris and anna is PRICELESS! total love there. tfs

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