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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mad March Memories Blog Hop- a Giveaway & a Freebie Take 2!

Welcome Blog Hoppers!

(The Giveaway is now closed, but you can still collect your letter and receive a code for the collab kit until the end of March 2012)


I have great stuff for you here today- A tip/tutorial, a giveaway and your Super Secret Letter!

First up here is my tip:
We are going to combine 2 or more templates to make one completely unique template.

The first thing you need to do is pick out templates that you like elements of, I pick 2-3, but you could pick more. I think it might be hard to do more than 5.
Here are the templates I picked out:
Two are from Tiffany Tillman's 52 templates series, #29 and #31 the other one is from the DHD TNT collection.

After your templates are open, create a new canvas/document in your preferred scrapping size. I scrap in 12x12 so that's what I've created

Now we'll begin selecting the elements of the templates that we want to keep. I want the dark strip from  #31 so right click on the layer in the pallete and you should see this:


See the option on the third line down? That's what we want.
Now this dialogue box will open:

I haven't renamed my canvas yet so I want to pick Untitled-1

Keep selecting the layers you want and duplicate them onto your canvas.

If you prefer to drag and drop, you can drag the layers while holding shift and alt/option this will make the layer drop into the same place it was on the previous canvas. 

After all my layers are on my canvas, here's what it looks like:


Now move things around until you like the placement, think about things like balance, visual weight and creating flow on your layout. (or just make it look good, and that stuff will happen)

Heres mine:


I realized I needed journaling so I jumped back onto one of my templates and grabbed a journaling block. Now I'll save it, but first I will rename 3 layers with the names of the templates so I have a record of which templates I used and can give credit later on for the inspiration.

Here is my completed page:

I used the Sweet Bee collab from Jen Allyson and Celeste Knight

Next up is the giveaway! I have a Gift Certificate to Design House Digital to give away! You can enter up to 5 times. One comment, like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and post to Facebook and Twitter. I tried to make it easy on you- just use the Rafflecopter widget below to submit all your entries! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Last but not least here is your Freebie: a Quick page made with another combined template:


^^See the letter up there? Don't forget to snag it!^^
 It's your super secret letter.
You should have arrived from Robyn's blog

And you'll be hopping over to Shannon's blog

If you are just joining or get lost, head over to the DHD blog to start over.


 If you put the letters in correctly, in the right order, you will be entered into the drawing for a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet. Contest entries must be received by Wednesday at 11:59 PM MST.
The giveaway has ended- you can still get the collab until the end of March 2012


Everyone who completes the bloghop during March will receive a coupon code to receive the Spring Menagerie Collab for free!
Isn't it beautiful? I love it!

64 comments:

Katherine said...

LOVE DHD blog hops!

Anna said...

Thanks for such a fun blog hop.

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for your part in this fun blog hop!

l said...

Thank you for the template and the tutorial. posted by LINDA H

Beatricemi said...

Thank you very much for the post about combining templates and the quickpage too!

Sarah C. said...

Thanks for the quickpage and chance to win a g.c. Have a great afternoon! :)

Jennybean said...

thank you for the freebie!

Jen said...

Cool tutorial, thanks!

Margie said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought to combine templates!

Margie said...

I follo you on twitter, and retweeted, although I was unable to enter the links:
https://twitter.com/#!/margievis/status/178977883262431232

idahorhodes said...

Thanks for the template! and the chance!

Melanie said...

Great idea on merging templates!

JanFRN said...

It never occurred to me to combine templates! I don't know why because anybody who knows me knows that my supplies lists are legendary... not unusual for me to use parts of as many as a dozen different kits. Now I have to totally rethink my workflow. This could be a-maz-ing!!!

sts2000 said...

Thanks for the template and for the opportunity.

Liz said...

Just as Jan said, it never occurred to me to combine templates! What a WONDERFUL tutorial!! Thank you for the QP - your letter is perfect - same letter that begins my son's name.

treasureBachs said...

Thanks for the great tip. That's something I never thought to do!

momyeung said...

What a creative idea! Thank you!

MamaBug said...

Thanks for the great idea for combining templates and for a chance to win. :D

Janneke said...

Wow! So cool! Thanks for that tip. I am definitely bookmarking it so I can use it this month.

kiala said...

Thank you!

Pastor Daniel said...

Thanks so much!

lawyerlyn said...

thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

Cat said...

oh my! i didn't know you could do that! [can you tell i'm a newbie? ;)] thank you!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Mar. 12, 2012. Thanks again.

Andrea B said...

Great tip! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Demetria said...

love your tutorial... its great!

Thanks for the chance
Demetria

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Thank you so much for your tip! You girls at DHD are always so amazing!!!!

xo,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

So~Inkin~Cute said...

I am now following you on twitter! :)

xo,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

So~Inkin~Cute said...

I posted on twitter! :)
xo,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Posted on facebook!

xo,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

P.S. I did all of these things via the generator, so I am not sure if I was supposed to leave comments too!

Colleen said...

thanks for the great idea!!

Jan said...

Great idea for combining templates.
Thanks!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the QP.

Else49 said...

Thank you so much for the QuickPage.

MamaBug said...

I like you on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/PinkLimeCreations?v=wall&sk=wall

stampgram said...

Thanks for a great blog hop! I am learning so much and loving all the freebies too. Thanks for a chance to win.

stampgram said...

Posted it to my FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000090981277

stampgram said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/stampgram/status/179352417589145600

Tronesia said...

Thanks for the blog hop..enjoying find all of you wonderful designers to add to my list of "to buy" from :)

auntbeffy said...

thanks, I love this technique

Mary M. said...

Great hop. Thank you.

Michelle said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

I liked you on Facebook. :)

Michelle said...

I wanna like you on Twitter but your Twitter link at the top of your blog just took me to twitter.com and not to your page. :(

Linh C. said...

Thanks for the freebie.

grannymike said...

Thanks so much for the neat tutorial on combining templates. Fun blog hop!

grannymike said...

And yes, I like you on facebook!

Kay S. said...

Thank you for the tutorial and template. I like you and posted on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331252080
Also tweeted #KayStratton2 but couldn't figure out how to follow you on twitter.

Dawn said...

Thank you for all your tips - I've liked you on facebook too https://www.facebook.com/2DEvans I tried to use the widget thingy you posted - think it went ok LOL

Ali said...

Thank you so much for the cute template! I used the widget you have to enter and I think it worked. I did all the options except for those with Twitter, since I do not have an account there.

Melinda said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing...I never knew! :D

tape said...

Ooo, great idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

Paula said...

Thanks for the chance to win... and for the Quick Page.... but most of all, for the GREAT tutorial. As a newbie, I appreciate all the help I can get! :)

Soco said...

Thank you very much!

Heather D. said...

Thank you!

Chalane said...

WOW! I love that tutorial. THANKS so much! I LOVE your blog too! You have one infectious spirit! THANKS so much for sharing yourself with the rest of us!

And thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.

Oh, and thanks for the R.

Chalane said...

I post a link to this giveaway on my FB page here:

http://www.facebook.com/PinkLimeCreations?v=wall#!/mischalaney

Thanks again!!!

Tiffmc said...

Love the template freebie and thanks for the chance to win!

Lindzie said...

Cute cute template. Thanks for sharing!

Claudia said...

Thanks so much for the freebie! Love the Rafflecopter widget. Thanks for the chance(s) to win.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Thank you so much for the cool template!!! Fun hop!

ConnieC said...

Thanks for the quick page

Shay said...

Thank you so much for the pretty quick page!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much!!!!