Monday, September 19, 2011

Zoo digital layout & Grouping Photo Templates

I got all ready yesterday to stamp. I even pulled out the stamp set and accessories I wanted to use. I had to do something on my computer and I just got pulled in to My Digital Studio. I had to make a layout! The stamping will have to wait. :/

These pictures are from this April when we went to Sacramento. It was Esper's first trip to the zoo and the Nursery Alphabet Images Stamp Brush Set worked perfectly on the page.  I used punches behind the animals to add color behind the stamps. I combined Designer Series Paper from many different collections to fill my photo squares.

Supplies used:

I made this layout for The Paper Players Challenge #64. (I hope it's ok since technically I'm using digital paper ;)

Here's a tip for how to take the existing Stampin' Up! photo templates and quickly adjust them:

Open the template you want and click on Arrange>Select All

Once all of your photo boxes are selected, go to Arrange>Group.

Now all of your photo boxes will be grouped and act as one shape you can size up or down and move around the page. You can even rotate the entire group of photos!
I enlarged the group for my zoo layout and made it go to the edges of the page. I then made some of the photo boxes larger to showcase some larger photos.

Have fun trying this technique and show me what you create!


  1. Oh my gosh! What a cute layout! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  2. What an adorable layout; thanks for the tips, too. I haven't gotten MDS yet but after seeing this, I am more tempted! Your subject matter is a cutie! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  3. This is awesome, I love all the boxes in the layout...such a perfect submission to this challenge! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  4. Esper is just too adorable! She is definitely the star of this page, but all of your other elements are pretty fabulous too. Love the design, papers, color and those cute little critters. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  5. What a sweet layout, Erica! Your little one is a cutie-patootie, too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)


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