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Scrapbooking With Your Computer & Paper : Memories Line Stacks

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One of my favorite photos from last year was taken in September.

I was inspired last week after participating in the GO/venture challenge to make up some of those hand-drawn line stacks as a digital product for Designer Digitals. 


To work with this file for my hybrid layout (combining paper and digital scrapbooking) I opened the file in Photoshop, adjusted the size to 8.5 inches wide, recolored the element (see link below for instructions), and printed onto white cardstock.


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This piece was then adhered between my photo and pattern paper strip. To add a bit more texture to the page I used my sewing machine to stitch each of the three main elements together (photo, pattern paper, and line stack).


To watch a video tutorial or read printed instructions on how to resize and recolor a .png file in Photoshop Elements go here.


Here's a look at the same .png line stack I printed out on cardstock after re-coloring in Photoshop.


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Here's a close-up look at the little combination of elements including 2 butterflies from the Martha Stewart Butterfly Large Double Punch, a Studio Calico 20% Extra Flashy Label Stickers lifted up with foam squares, and a 7gypsies Word Paperclip:


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SUPPLIES

PATTERN PAPER : Sassafras Handmade Double Sided Sweet Marmalade
BUTTERFLY PUNCH : Martha Stewart Butterfly Large Double Punch
LIFE CLIP & "2" ACCENT : 7gypsies Word Paperclips
LABEL STICKER : Studio Calico 20% Extra Flashy Label Stickers
DIGITAL WORD ART : Ali Edwards Memories Line Stacks
CORNER ROUNDER : Corner Chomper
ADHESIVE : American Crafts Dispenser Dots (loving their new rolling dot adhesive)


Again, thank you so much for the birthday wishes this past week. 


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A new episode of The Paperclipping Roundtable podcast is available: How To Deal With All That Stuff with special guest Aby Garvey from Simplify 101. Paperclipping Roundtable is a weekly scrapbook podcast that covers a variety of topics related to scrapbooking. I'm excited to join the team as a rotating panelist.

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27 thoughts

  1. sue says…
    02/12/2010

    Beautiful layout of your beautiful children!

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  2. Jacky S says…
    02/12/2010

    A gorgeous page.

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  3. Minimimi says…
    02/12/2010

    Hi Ali! I was wondering what type of printer and ink you use. I printed at home for the first time some digital files for valentine project and to my surprise, it used all my ink that I just purchased and when I brought my usb card to the store for printing the others, 8 pages cost me 20.00 for printing on cardstock . I would like to do hybrid scrapboking but now I find it expensive if I have to buy cartridges for each project I want to print. Any advice. I really love digital.

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  4. Tappin' Tamara says…
    02/12/2010

    I love it! I need to try this with a Valentine card photo I just took of my two "lovies". Thanks for sharing!

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  5. christy a says…
    02/12/2010

    I love this layout - it is so simple and beautiful! Great way to combine the two - digital and traditional!!

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  6. Noell Hyman says…
    02/12/2010

    I agree--that is such a great photo! So much emotion and connection. I love how Simon is looking so directly into the camera and communicating with his eyes like that while Anna is swooning in some other direction--to her upper left. Adorable!
    And by the way, we are all so happy and excited for you to be a regular part of the Paperclipping Roundtable, too! We love your contributions.

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  7. shelly k says…
    02/12/2010

    Love the layout! Thanks for sharing so much with us...I love your family and your inspiration!!

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  8. Donna says…
    02/12/2010

    Love this!

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  9. ciacchina says…
    02/12/2010

    bellissima foto!!! bello anche il LO!

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  10. Tiffani says…
    02/12/2010

    This post makes me want to go scrap! Happy Birthday Anna! And thanks for sharing your talent and youu lives with us, Ali.

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  11. Cynthia H says…
    02/12/2010

    love that paperclip!! And I really like the colors too - you are so good at using yellow.

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  12. Stacy Milford says…
    02/12/2010

    oh my word! Ali, every time I see another layout...they just blow me away! gorgeous kiddos! I just love your approach to layouts! I gotta do some lifting :o) Your sense of design is AMAZING & so inspiring...I gotta remember to just "Keep it simple stupid"!!! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Yolanda says…
    02/12/2010

    I just adore this photo. Thank you for the way you’ve broken down the various elements (digital and physical). Very helpful for novices like me.

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  14. Linda McCoy says…
    02/12/2010

    Love it, love it!!! You are enjoying your kids and that is the way it is supposed to be !!!

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  15. Deb J says…
    02/12/2010

    I just love your pictures of Anna and Simon. Love the word strips too.

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  16. cinback says…
    02/12/2010

    What a fabulous idea! I love the word lines. It is such a simple concept and you took it to another level! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for the constant inspiration.

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  17. Kate says…
    02/12/2010

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed about the Paperclipping Roundtable. You didn't mention you are on the show!
    Aloha, Kate

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  18. Kal Barteski says…
    02/12/2010

    YAY on the GOventure-inspired word strips. So beautiful!

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  19. Rebecca says…
    02/12/2010

    Oh my goodness, Ali! Your children are beautiful. Where in the world have I been?

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  20. Teri says…
    02/12/2010

    Beautiful - the layout and the photo :)

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  21. Ali Edwards says…
    02/12/2010

    Thank you - and thanks for saying hi :).

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  22. Artful Yogi says…
    02/12/2010

    What a fun layout! Love the way you combined high and low teach so nicely.
    Loretta

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  23. Helen says…
    02/12/2010

    Ali - I really love these! But I don't have Photoshop. Am I able to use them in Word? Sorry, I know pretty much zero about digital brushes!
    Also, have you considered doing these with words, ie. boy words "Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails/Rough n Tumble/Gorgeous/Energy" or girl words "Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice/Pretty/Delicate/Blessing"? Or maybe even roles ie. "Wife/Mother/Daughter/Aunty/Friend" etc etc. OR maybe even a stack of "One Little Words"! The possibilities are ENDLESS! And I would so buy them. =)

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  24. Scrapbooking says…
    02/12/2010
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  25. Lynette says…
    02/12/2010

    Your wordart just perfects this...utterly gorgeous.

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