Thursday, October 2, 2008
Please consider purchasing Love Life here.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I based the layout on one in the August issue of Creating Keepsakes by Amanda Probst. I made the tag and the "and here" stickers. The little man is a clipart from Word. The papers are from A. Rockwell's MojoMon freebie (sorry she doesn't have a TOU and that's all the info I have.) The fonts are Franklin Med, Franklin Bold, Mom's Typewriter and MA Sexy.
And, you didn't think I would do all that without making a template, did you? :) Here it is! The file also contains the We Were Here tag if you want that without the template. It's a two-pager, by the way, but I didn't separate it into two pages. I ran out of patience....Download the We Were Here template here.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Download the desktop here.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here is my newest scrapbook page. I made it with my Summer Smoothie kit and the template below.
Download Template #56 here.
If you like this template, check out my Swirls and Whirls template set.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
When you buy Isn't It Romantic, you also get this coordinating alpha FREE!
This next kit is yummy! Summer Smoothie was one of my favorite things to work on so far. It does include some "fruity" elements and papers, but there's also a lot of neutral items. I think you'll love this kit. :)
And, when you buy Summer Smoothie, you get this alpha FREE! :)
This kit just says summer to me. I love the fresh colors, and I had a lot of fun creating the papers. You'll love the graphic style of this kit. You can also buy separate element and paper packs if you prefer.
While I wasn't intending to create a tribute to Texas, I was stumped on a name for this kit and my husband suggested Lone Star and it stuck. :) I just love the colors in this kit. It'd be great for all kinds of projects. I hope it sparks your creativity like it has mine. :)
And, if you buy Lone Star, you get the coordinating chipboard alpha FREE! :)
I couldn't seem to stop playing with this kit, so I've created a little add-on freebie for you. You do need to be logged in to download this freebie, but you do not need to add it to your cart. Enjoy! :) (Click image to go to download.)
And, just for you, because you read all the way to the end of this post, I have a coupon for 10% off your order from my store. Coupon code: TEBlog Hurry! The coupon expires on July 22nd. :)
Monday, July 7, 2008
Download Template #55 here.
Friday, July 4, 2008
I've been thinking, too, about my name. Not my real name, my digi-scrapping name, Templates by Erica. I don't just want to do templates anymore. But, everyone knows me as Templates by Erica, so if I changed my name, I might lose some of my peeps. :) What do you think? I tried to make a poll, let's see how it works. And, if you have any suggestions for me, leave me a comment!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Credits: The background, the wings, the red and yellow flowers, the moss, the stardust, and the white flower in her hand came from a kit called Secret of Avalon. The mushroom is from Mrs. Miles. Most of the butterflies are from Butterfly Dreams by Attic Treasures. If you see anything else on there that I didn't mention and want to know where it came from, let me know. I was all over the place for this page.
Download Template #54 here.
Monday, June 16, 2008
This picture has been burning a hole in my hard drive, so to speak; I've been looking forward to scrapping it for almost a month now. Aren't my kids adorable? :) It almost makes it worth picking up all those tiny pieces of plastic food.Credits: The idea for the four squares came from a layout in the book Mastering Scrapbook Page Design with Michele Gerbrandt. The kit is Picnic by Krista. The block letters came from Shabby Princess's Sweet Sprinkles and the stitching (recolored) is from her Splendid kit. The font is Girls Are Weird.
I was getting bored with shades of gray. Isn't this template pretty? :) The block font on the template is Rubber Stamp from FontFace.com. I didn't take the time to make stitching for the blocks, so you can just use the outlines that I put on there, or you can delete those and replace them with stitching from your stash. Also, the scalloped page curls were part of the Picnic kit, so I can't give that to you. I made a scalloped tear for you instead. Enjoy!
Download Template #53 here.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I know you all are going to think I'm silly. Now that I've finished my whole Egypt scrapbook (all 22 pages), I started messing with one of my photos, and ended up creating a whole kit that I could have used. :) I titled it Arabia, because the colors and the abstract palm shapes really remind me of the Middle East, but I hope that the kit doesn't limit you. It's full of greens and browns and lots of glitter. So, without further ado, here's Arabia:
Download Arabia here.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
By the way, I'm going to be taking a short break. :) I'll be back soon, maybe a week or so.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Credits: Mother Nature kit from Scrap Matters. Cartouche alpha by Suzanne C. Walker. Palm tree from Road to the Oasis kit by Kyra.
Download Template #52 here.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Credits: Mother Nature kit from Scrap Matters except palm tree which came from Road to the Oasis by Kyra and the scarab heiroglyph which I made from a postcard. The font that I use for journaling (someone asked the other day) is Jayne print from Font Garden.
I didn't make templates for the Karnak Temple layouts because they're so straight forward. Let's just say I'm getting tired of working with the same kit after 22 pages and I couldn't come up with any more brilliant ideas. :)
However, I really like the templates that I made for the Luxor Temple LO's. Hope you like them too. :)
Download Template #50 here. (Can you believe I've made 50 templates in less than 3 months?!)
Download Template #51 here.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This template is more of an idea of how you could put together your own page than it is a template. Of course you can download and use it, though. :)
Download Template #49 here.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Download Template #47 here.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Credits: Mother Nature kit from Scrap Matters.
The vines on the template are a brush that I got from deviant art, but they don't have the designer's name on them. Sorry to that designer for not giving credit.
Download Template #46 here.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
We had so much fun in Luxor. If you ever go to Egypt, I would recommend that you go to Cairo, because you have to see the pyramids, but only for a couple days. Spend the rest of your vacation in Luxor or Aswan. Luxor was so much more peaceful and beautiful. Even the waiters were friendlier. :) Here are the twins at the hotel restaurant where we ate breakfast every morning.
Tip for the template: The large strip across the bottom of the photo is a place marker for a ribbon wrap. Delete it and put a ribbon there. As always, the flowers are also place holders. Do yourself a favor and delete those too so that you can put better flowers there. The bracket and the punched frame on my LO came from the Mother Nature kit, but I tried to simulate them in the template. Replace them or fill them with paper, up to you!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Credits: Mother Nature from Scrap Matters
Tip: The flowers on the corner of my LO are part of the paper. You could fill my flowers on the template with paper or color them, but it would probably look best if you deleted them, and filled that corner with coordinating flowers or used a paper with designs on the corners already, like I did.
Download Template #42 here.