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E-scapeandscrap ~ Designs for Digital Scrapbooks

365 Project Challenge Rectangle Template FREEBIE January 3, 2009

Filed under: Challenge,Digital Scrapbooks,Photos,Templates — Julie Mead @ 10:43 pm

Here’s a template for the 365 Project in a rectangle format from Designer Cheryl McCain. Please enjoy and do not share link on Yahoo Groups.



365 Project Challenge One-Week Template FREEBIE

Filed under: Challenge,Digital Scrapbooks,Freebie,Photos,Templates — Julie Mead @ 4:07 pm

Have you heard about the 365 Project Challenge–to take one photo a day to record your life over the next 365 days?   You can read more about it HERE.

To get you started, I’ve made  a layered template for PS and PSP  (and one for DIP users).   You can record one week at a time with your photos and journal highlights. Flip and rotate the template for different looks. Embellish with swirls and stamps.  Add special date markers.  Doodle frame the photo edges or use brushes for overlays.   Enjoy your life!

Please do not share this link with Yahoo Groups.  I’d love to see your pages.  Please post in our 365 Project Challenge Gallery so we can celebrate you!.



Nifty Freebie for Easter March 6, 2008

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooks,Freebie,Photos — Julie Mead @ 9:15 am

Designer Kay Eflin has a sweet Easter freebie for your scrapping enjoyment!  Please do not share this link–send your friends here to download the mini kit.



Nifty Creative Team Member Jo Paquette July 21, 2007

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooks,Photos,Product Previews — Julie Mead @ 9:04 pm

Jo lives in Australia in a small coastal town.  She enjoys the outdoors, painting photorealism, and, of course, digital scrapping.  Your work is awesome, Jo!


Nifty New Product Line by Artist Jo Paquette June 26, 2007

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooks,Photos — Julie Mead @ 4:54 pm

Just Imagery

Jo Paquette is a well-known Australian artist that has been doing photo manipulations with her computer for quite some time. Her creative hand can take a photo of a person and incorporate it into a world of fantasy, imagination, and whimsy. These beautiful works of art by Jo make one of a kind gifts to special family members and friends. Let Jo’s artistic talents turn one of your photos into a special keepsake.


For complete information on the six choices of imagery, see our Boutique.

Please note that this is original art by artist Jo Paquette. Her time, effort and individual attention to details makes these special images truly one of a kind art.


Nifty How-To #8–Hybrid Teacher’s Brag Book June 5, 2007

Filed under: Hybrid Scrapbooks,Photos,Printables,Tutorials — Julie Mead @ 3:17 pm

CT Erica Nunez created this digital quick page brag book for her sister-in-law to present to her children’s teacher. The digital pages were printed, the photographs added, and the pages glued onto an accordion album. It was a hit.

e-scapeandscrap kit by Kay Eflin–Slice of Life


Nifty How-To #6–Prom Keepsake May 24, 2007

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooks,Hybrid Scrapbooks,Photos,Printables — Julie Mead @ 7:44 am

81281-490.jpgMany thanks to Peggy Brutcher, designer at ACOT, for sharing this beautiful nifty album.

Peggy says, "When I first saw Julie's Fancy Girl kits, I knew it would be perfect for scrapping a couple of prom photos for my best friend's daughter. I sat down to do a page and found that I couldn't decide which paper and elements to use because I wanted to use all of them! So what was meant to be a single page, ended up becoming a mini album. I had a blank K and Company 6.5x6.5 accordion book here and decided to do a small album that she could carry to school and share with her friends. The accordion album was $4.50 at my local scrapbook store.

I used the background papers for the front and back cover of the book as well and printed off the middle medallion separate and put it on the cover with pop dots to give it dimension. The album unfolds to show 4 layouts in the center and then you can flip it over and put 2 more layouts on the back. A couple of the ribbons, I recolored black but everything else is straight from the kit unaltered. It is a very elegant and well coordinated kit. Everything goes together effortlessly. Julie's Fancy Girl kits are available a