Templates & ScrapSimple

  • ScrapSimple Templates – Put the Simple in Digital Scrapbooking!

    ScrapSimple Templates – Put the Simple in Digital Scrapbooking!

    Today we want to highlight something that Scrap Girls pioneered that really sets our site apart. Years ago, we started our own unique line of grayscale layout templates we called ScrapSimple. As the years passed, we expanded our ScrapSimple Templates line to include a lot more than just layout templates, so if you’re new to Scrap Girls or […]

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  • 5 Things I Love about Layout Templates

    5 Things I Love about Layout Templates

    A few months ago, I shared a secret here on the blog. I admitted that I hadn’t been a big fan of layout templates until working on that assignment. Since then, I have fallen in love with them. Seriously! Digital scrapbooking layout templates are the best thing since green eggs and ham. Let me share […]

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  • Using Digital Layout Templates

    Using Digital Layout Templates

    There comes a time in each digital scrapbooker’s life when they need a little inspiration, a little jumpstart to get their creative juices flowing, or just a little help to speed up the process. Digital Layout Templates to the rescue! These marvels of versatility are beautifully designed with our convenience in mind.

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  • Customizing Layout Templates

    Customizing Layout Templates

    Templates. Some people love them and some people hate them. The reason for the latter, I believe, is that some scrapbookers find templates rigid – rigid in that they don’t meet the scrapbooker’s needs and rigid in that they stifle creativity. People who love templates have discovered what I’m going to share with you today. […]

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  • 5 Tips for Making Layout Templates Your Own

    5 Tips for Making Layout Templates Your Own

    I have a confession: I am a rather haphazard scrapbooker. I never start with a plan beyond a few photos I know I want to use and a feeling I want to create. I generally just start sticking things on a page and moving them around until I’m happy. Layout templates (where the layout comes […]

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  • Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    Using Clipping Masks with ScrapSimple Templates

    in the SG Design Shop there are two different types of Layout Templates you can use to help with the composition of your layout. The newer templates have layers all set up for you to clip each one of your photos and papers onto. Some of the older templates have just one of two layers. I want […]

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  • Three Ways to Color Paper Templates in Photoshop Elements

    Three Ways to Color Paper Templates in Photoshop Elements

    Our ScrapSimple line at Scrap Girls is one of the first products I was drawn to, and I think it’s safe to say that it’s the type of product I design most often! I love the limitless possibilities that ScrapSimple templates offer, and it’s amazing how easy they are to use once you get the hang of it!

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  • Quick Color Schemes for Templates

    Quick Color Schemes for Templates

    Sometimes working with ScrapSimple products can feel overwhelming because the color scheme is left up to you. When I start feeling overwhelmed, I head over to my stash and pick an existing collection that has a color palette I’m drawn to, then I use the Color Picker tool to select colors from it.

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  • Coloring Templates using Layer Masks

    Coloring Templates using Layer Masks

    Use Layer Masks to color your templates creatively!Today It’s a fun way to color ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates when they are single layer PNG files and don’t include any layered (PSD) files.

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  • Using Swatches to Color ScrapSimple Templates

    Using Swatches to Color ScrapSimple Templates

    When I was preparing for this tutorial, I thought back over some of the conversations that I’ve had with other digital scrapbookers. One of the topics that came up was using color swatches to color templates. So, let’s walk through how to find a swatch, how to load it into Photoshop, and how to use […]

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