I, like many of you out there I am sure, spend WAY too much time on pinterest, galleries, and blogs looking at what others have been doing with their Project Life pages. (It’s too addicting! And yes, I’ll admit I have a problem–but no, I am not going to stop.) As a digi-gal it’s hard not to get envious of some of the embellishments out there, particularly those adorable little wooden people. I find that when I am out seeking inspiration I am often drawn to pages that are done with physical product, perhaps because at times these layouts are layered more with different papers? I don’t know….but it got me thinking.
What if I created some templates to go into the journaling spots? Little 3×4 templates that can be switched up with colors and different papers each week…it would be a timesaver AND it would get me a little of the layered look I am aiming for. (At heart I am still a pretty simple/clean-line sort of scrapbooker–but as my style is evolving I am finding I do like a little elaboration here and there.) After more time than I care to admit to yesterday I designed my first journal card template–and wouldn’t you know it? I found a way to have some “little people!” On the left is the template, and on the right is my customization of it for my in-progress week 4:
I specifically made the template for square images as I always have instagram photos to incorporate and too often I don’t know what to do with them. They end of floating sort of strangely in the middle of a piece of digital paper, and I really want it to look a bit more thought out than that! As you can see the template has both a boy and a girl kiddo–all I did was delete the boy layer and scoot the girl one to the left. (If I had a picture of myself with both of my girls I would have copied the girl layer so that there were two of them and then deleted the boy layer).
Do you like it? Would you like it? I hope so! Here is the link to the free download:
I have put together quite a few more journaling card templates, and hope to be sharing them in my shop soon. If you end up incorporating it into your layouts be sure to send me the link, I would love to see it in action!