While we figure out just how many words we can make and use up all the letters in a alphabet sticker set, let’s switch gears for a moment and talk summer to-do list:
How has your summer been going? Ours is off to a pretty rocking start, if I do say so myself. We headed to Niagara Falls after the Fourth of July, and explored Old Fort Niagara while they had a re-enactors encampment. The kids loved it!
These are the first two pages that will go into the Shutterfly book I’ll be printing after the summer is over.
I like to keep things simple when creating a digital page. I find the extensive layering and embellishments that is so common in scrapbooking right now to be overwhelming on a digi page. An embellishment or two, some lovely patterned papers, and I’m good.
If you want to create your own Shutterfly book like this, you can find the templates I created here.
Notice the margin around all the elements on the photo page? That will be cut off when Shutterfly prints the page. Make sure you keep those guide lines visible, so you know where your printed page will be trimmed!
How are you documenting your summer? Are you crossing items off YOUR to-do list?
After looking at my long to-do list for the summer, I decided to put together a quick digital template, so I can print up a little 5×7 photo book from Shutterfly at the end of the season.
Shutterfly has these helpful templates that take into account the trim and gutter around each page. They have a set for every size photo book they print. I downloaded the 5×7 version, and built a template to use, and to share with you!
Journaling page for each event.
Down load the zipped PSE journaling page: summer page.psd
One photo page
Download the PSE zipped one photo page: one photo 5×7 page.psd
Two photo page
Download the PSE zipped two photo page: two photo 5×7 page.psd
Three photo page
Download the PSE zipped three photo page: 3photo 5×7 page.psd
These are super simple pages. But that’s the cool thing about digital scrapbooking. It really lets you concentrate on the photos and story. That being said, I’m really excited to be using this kit from Traci Reed over at Sweet Shoppe Designs.
It has some super cool patterns and colors, and the embellishments will really complement the stories I hope to tell this year. The tone on tone papers will make great backgrounds for journaling blocks, and the brighter patterns will make the album soooo happy!
Quick note about using the templates. Make sure you have the guides turned on, so you can see what part of the page will be cut off when it is printed. If you have any questions, please add them below!