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  • 05-10_DG_WildThings_CA

    Wild, SCARY Things

    Journaling:
    I was sorry to hear about the death of Maurice Sendak this week. Before our five kids grew up, we read this book to them repeatedly, often before they went to sleep at night. I thought the little monsters were so cute! Only recently did I learn that the book scared the poo out of all five kids. They dreaded hearing it right before bed, because it ensured they would have nightmares. They could have told me sooner. -12 May 2012


    CottageArts.net products used:
    * Spring Green Page Pak – pink butterfly, trail under pink butterfly, 3 background papers
    * Scrap Templates 44 – Page Layouts – Template 02 (includes frames, masks, green butterfly, glitter, staples, and stitching)
    * Grunge Paints 1 – Brush & Stamp Set – multiple circle stamps on the left side of the background


    Photos of the book are from the Internet.


    Fonts: Arial, Broken Ghost, Gill Sans Ultra Bold Condensed


    Why I Love Full-Page Templates:
    1. I don’t have to design a layout.
    2. I can resize various parts of the template to fit my photos. For example, in this layout the main photo was supposed to have been a horizontal photo that stretched almost from side to side. My main photo was taller and less wide, so I resized the mask for the main photo until it fit my main photo.
    3. I can move individual parts of the layout. In this template, the green butterfly was at the bottom, and it was in the way of a photo and my title. So I moved it across the page and up.
    4. I can recolor individual parts of the layout. In this template the stitching was off-white, which didn’t show up against the background paper I used. Using the Color Picker, I chose a blue out of the main photo and painted over the off-white stitching with blue.
    5. The various layers of a layered template can be used in other layouts. For example, I could open this template while I'm working on a different layout and drag parts, like the green butterfly and glitter, to my new layout without using the whole template.
    Summary: A template speeds up the scrapping process but still allows for one’s personal touches.


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