Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Templates Repurposed

In my last post, I showed you the album that I had made using Danielle Young's Bloom and Grow Layered Album Templates. I made very few changes and basically used the templates as they were. However, there are so many ways to use templates.

One way is to use the template for a single layout as I did here:
This is from a wedding I went to recently. I was in the bridal party, so I didn't get any pictures of the ceremony ... but I really liked this picture I took from my reception table while they cut the cupcake. The flowers above are the centerpiece and the flowers below were my bouquet.

This layout used page 14 from the templates. I added a few elements to complete the layout - word strips and a date tab from Danielle Young's Blessed Blooms (the same kit that the templates were made with) and the title is from Danielle Young's 'I Do' kit.


You also don't have to be limited by the original templates. Yes, the album came with beautiful papers and some embellishments, but you could completely make them your own.

I'm so proud of my daughter and her desire to learn to read and write. She's only 4 and has quite a ways to go, but she really tries very hard. I also chose the title because it's a semi-inside joke with my husband (he says 'brilliant' quite a bit).

For this layout, I used page 8, but changed the background paper, recolored the circle mat (included in the template) and added new elements (everything is from Danielle Young's Creative Chick kit).

As you can see, there are several ways to use templates. I hope that you have found some inspiration to go out and create something beautiful for yourself!


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