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mom2snn
06-01-2009, 08:59 AM
My daughter's 3rd birthday is coming up and I want to do a layout with 4 photos; birth, 1 year, 2 years and current. None of the templates I have are jumping out at me and I'm having a problem picturing just how I want it. I know I want the current picture to be the focus and the other 3 to accent that, other than that I have no idea. Any help and advice would be great! Thanks in advance!

tbcarter2002
06-01-2009, 09:25 AM
Andrea's Scrap It Fast Set #01 has a couple of templates that would work well for this.

Scrap It Fast Set #01 (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=29_41&products_id=1822)

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/andreagold_templates_scrapitfast01_thumb.jpg

I especially like the middle one in the second row. You could either use 2 current photos in the big square and cirle or use the circle for journaling. Just an idea. Good luck with your layout.

britnkaysmemaw2
06-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Check out this template (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=29_120&products_id=3924) by Chanin (Snowflake Beach Designs). It seems it might be just what you are looking for. Good luck with the lo.
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/_chanin/sb_temp05_sq_MED.jpg (javascript:popupWindow('http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=3924'))

mom2snn
06-01-2009, 11:43 AM
Thank you so much! I think that is just what I'd been looking for!!!!!!!:laugh:

mom2snn
06-02-2009, 10:06 PM
Ok. I got Snowflake Beach's template and got a layout done with it. Now if you fine scrappers could give me some feed back on how I could improve it, that would be great!! Keep in mind that I plan to get this printed out so I can display it at her party.

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=58034

I don't know how to post the image here in this thread or I would, but this is the link to it :twitcy:

OOPS! I forgot to add thank you for any help that you can give :biggrin:

donakat
06-03-2009, 08:35 AM
I think it looks good so far--the pink is very nice, matches her dress & hat. I do think you could pump up the title a bit, make it stand out more. The font is great, but it needs some color, maybe some pattern, and to be bigger. You could clip a fun paper to the font, for example. I love the idea of the four pictures, though, and how you've arranged them.

mom2snn
06-03-2009, 08:59 AM
I think it looks good so far--the pink is very nice, matches her dress & hat. I do think you could pump up the title a bit, make it stand out more. The font is great, but it needs some color, maybe some pattern, and to be bigger. You could clip a fun paper to the font, for example. I love the idea of the four pictures, though, and how you've arranged them.

I was thinking that the title looked kinda bland also, but I couldn't think of any way to make it look better.

I also just tried your suggestion and I'm not crazy about how it looks with the font that's there. Do you have a font you could suggest that might look better? Or maybe something else I could use for the title?

I just really want this to look good when on display, ya know? I also want it to be something that my daughter will cherish when she gets older.

Thank you so much for the feed back:wink:

britnkaysmemaw2
06-03-2009, 09:51 AM
Have to agree about the title, but I wonder, what about changing to one of the softer pastels for the background instead of the brown. Just a thought, but I am glad the template worked. It was perfect for your series of pics.

donakat
06-03-2009, 05:07 PM
I've got some examples for you, and am going to try to attach to this post. The first one uses the font GE Flower Child and the lower one is Tan Patty. Both have had a pattern overlay applied that was made from a bg paper by Christy Skaggs (recolored to be pink). Also, a bevel & emboss style. It's what I was envisioning when I made the suggestion, but you can use whatever font and color you like, just make it upbeat and fun, to fit the occasion.
Hope this helps,
Dona

agarzaldynrd
06-03-2009, 05:13 PM
I like the pink against the brown background but I also LOVE glitter and sparkles. Perhaps just a bit of pink glitter splats or confetti behind the pics would make it stand out more.

I agree with the title piece as well. It does look great already but if you want to add more, you've got a few ideas here.

agarzaldynrd
06-03-2009, 05:15 PM
Oh and in case you don't know, if you use pse 6 or 7, to make confetti just open up a glitter sheet and use your cutter tool to create the confetti. This may be in other programs but this is what I use.

britnkaysmemaw2
06-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Great ideas ladies. I love the top alpha with the flowers in it. That would be so cute in this lo, and adding Anna's glitter splats would definitely give it more zing. Can't wait to see what you come up with mom2snn.

mom2snn
06-03-2009, 07:20 PM
First I want to say thank you to all of you for the great ideas and advice. I did try one of the lighter papers as the background and I prefer the brown :biggrin:

Thanks for the font ideas also. I didn't even think about doing a bevel on it lol. I took a break from psping and now I'm a bit rusty on some things lol.

As for the glitter idea, I'm not very good at using glitter unless it's in animation shop :biggrin: help in that area would be great also. Just a couple of placement ideas.

I think I've decided on the flower child font. I did it 2 ways, well the same just with different papers as the fill. I personally think that the top one will look better, but I wanted to get ya'll opinion to see if ya'll agree.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/mom2snn/font.png

britnkaysmemaw2
06-03-2009, 08:10 PM
Either one will look great. The top one matches the arrow. I can't help you with the Glitter. Never tried what Anna suggests. Maybe she can give you more details on how to use the cutter tool.

The flower child font is going to be so cute on this lo. Can't wait to see it all.

donakat
06-03-2009, 09:59 PM
I like the pink plaid, but if the top one matches your arrow better, go with that. Looking forward to the completed layout.

michellemomof3
06-05-2009, 04:53 AM
I like the pink plaid, but if the top one matches your arrow better, go with that. Looking forward to the completed layout.

I agree with the arrow statement but I really think you should change the brown paper. Maybe even just to a softer brown. I think it will make the pink stand out more, especially if you go with the darker font.

mom2snn
06-07-2009, 08:11 AM
I lost my psp for now so I can't make any more changes to it :(. I only had the trial version of psp x2 and it expired. Thanks for all the advice!

I decided to go with this one: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=58359&ppuser=12759

I really appreciate the advice on the background paper, but I really like the way it looks now :) I did try it with a couple other lighter papers and I liked this one the best.

I have one more request, would someone be willing to change to format to .jpeg for me, please? I'll probably have to upload it to 4shared because of the file size, but if someone could do this last thing for me I'd be greatful.:biggrin:

donakat
06-07-2009, 10:36 AM
I've done the conversion for you, and have PM'd you with the link.
Dona