Modifying Templates

It’s time to stretch ourselves and maybe think outside of the box for a bit. There are lots of great templates in the digital scrapbooking world including ones Chelle has in her store. But, maybe you’d like to use something you have already and make it all new, stretch your stash a little. Chelle’s very talented CT members have been playing with templates and their favorite Chelle’s Creations kits to show you how they like to modify templates.

Changing it up can be as easy as making just a few simple moves. Take Roxana’s page, for example. She used Lay It On There {Singles} 5&6 and One Year Older. Then, she modified the background papers and added a photo spot. Now, the template looks totally different, and the page is perfect for capturing her celebration memories.ccjuly10

Kayla got really creative and resized a double page template to fit on one 12×12 page. She began with the Lay It On There {Doubles} 20 freebie. (Hurry: it’s still available for a few more days as the July Template Challenge at Scrap Orchard). She says this about her process: “I simply opened the double file selected all layers except the background layer and copied them to a 12×12 layout. Then shrunk it all down to fit on the page to my liking. I love that I still have a multi-photo layout with plenty of white space to give it a more roomy feel.” She used the Lemonade Stand kit and alpha. DollShop_Feb12_web

Jenn took inspiration from Kayla and did something similar. She began with the Lay It On There {Doubles} 3&4 and the Big City kit. I love the way it looks as the center of her single page. city streets

I hope you’re inspired to use those templates in new ways. If you have a creative way to re-cycle a template, leave us a comment below.


Cat’s Meow, A Need a Hero Playdate | Digital Scrapbooking Playdates

Hey Friends!  Hope you are ready to look at Chelle’s newest digital scrapbooking fresh fruit releases for the week?  First up is Chelle’s Contribution to Iron Scrapper 4.   Proud 2 Be An American Alphas & coordinating templates.
Here are some layouts using these products.
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Next Chelle made a perrrrr=fect kitty friends.
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Chelle also released Templates 7 & 8 in here Lay It On There {Singles} series.
Here are some layouts to share.
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For our designer friends, Chelle released CU Vintage Photo Frames 2.
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07.23 Video Tutorial: Weave Elements

Welcome to another video tutorial brought to you by Chelle of Chelle’s Creations. Today I have picked out a video showcasing how to weave elements, such as strings through a alpha. In addition, Chelle with let you in on her easy hack to fix the shadows. I hope you enjoy this video.

As always Chelle’s talented group a layouts have created layouts using the technique Chelle teaches in her video.

Mel (KSCroppyChick) created this fun layout using On The Water and the Lay It On There Singles 7. I love how she incorporated the rope that one would use to go tubing into her title work.

Using Slice of Summer and Lay It On There Singles 1 Helen (winipeg1) created this adorable layout. Ice sounds a great way to keep cool on these hot summer days.

Did you love the alpha Chelle used in here video? Head over to her store to pick up it. Since this video was created several months ago the template she used has been released so you can pick that up as well. While you’re there see what other goodies she has.

I hope you enjoyed this video. I’ll see you again next month with two more videos.

Word Art Heaven! | Digital Scrapbooking Words on Wednesday

Hello Friends!

Do you love digital scrapbooking word art? Chelle has a bunch of them. Chelle tends to use the same font for the extra words along with a cluster. Put ‘em together and what do you get? Perfect word art. When I know Chelle has a new collection being released, I wait patiently to see what word art she creates. Let me show you what our creative team made for layouts using one of Chelle’s fantastic word art.

The first layout is by Lisa. She used Chelle’s Green Thumb Collection. The word art fits in perfectly with the story Lisa’s layout tells.


Here’s the Green Thumb Bundle and a closer look at the coordinating Green Thumb Word Art.

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Jenny used the Roller Coasters and Cotton Candy collection for her layout. Her son’s facial expression really adds to the word art.


Here’s a closer look at the Roller Coasters & Cotton Candy Bundle and a close up of the coordinating Roller Coasters & Cotton Candy Word Art.

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I bet if you check your Chelle’s Creation stash, you will find you already own some of Chelle’s word art. Take a few minutes and make a layout then share it with us in the Scrap Orchard Pin Gallery. #Chelle



Bug Town

We’re looking back through our digital scrapbooking stash of Chelle’s Creations goodies today. Chelle’s CT has been playing with Bug Town and some of her Little People. Check out what they have for you!

First, Donna did a spectacular job preserving her memories of her special little people collecting Love Bugs. They’re a nuisance to us, but they are fun to the littles. She used At the Park {little people} with our featured minikit Bug Town. She also used one of Chelle’s templates, Lay It On There 3. web_djp332_Bugtown

Krista also had a play but used fewer papers and colors from the kit. I love how she got a totally different look from the Bug Town bundle and recolored the alpha and the frame to achieve the look she wanted. By the way, she also used the At the Park {little people}.

I’m seeing a lot of Chelle’s Little People on pages lately. I love how they add extra interest to any page.

Source: via kc71595 on Scrap Orchard

Lay It On There {Singles} | Digital Scrapbooking Templates

Hey Friends!

Have you noticed Chelle’s digital scrapbooking templates?  In the last year she has been releasing her Lay It On There {Doubles} 1-24. Lay It On There {Doubles} have been for the Tuesday Template Challenge in the Scrap Orchard Forum.  She’s also released them during sales at Scrap Orchard.

She’s had such a positive experience for  her LIOT {Doubles}, that we are now beginning to release her Lay It On There {Singles} Lay It On There (Singles) Template 1&2
Lay It On There {Singles} Templates 3&4
Lay It On There {Singles} Templates 5&6
Keep checking Chelle’s Newsletters. You’ll be seeing Lay It On There {Singles} 7&8 very soon.

Now let’s talk Lay It On There {Doubles}
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LIOT {Doubles} 13n14 is’t currently avaiable.

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If you aren’t a lover of Chelle’s templates, try one of these, I bet you will love them.

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