Project Alicia : Summer Daze Photo Party: Week 3 Plus Free Template

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Daze Photo Party: Week 3 Plus Free Template


Life has been a bit like a rollercoaster over the last week or so.

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But then again, what would life be without a few dips and turns and a queasy tummy from time to time.
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Our time with family was certainly memorable. And I think I'm in need of a recovery vacation.
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But we made it home and there's no rest for the weary...

Today I wanted to share 4 different ways to use the same template. The template is formatted as a 12x12 image and will be shrunk down to 6x6 for my summer album. Photobucket
1. Top left: Just clip the photos to the mask and drag your desired paper to your background. This way it will fill the white space and look as if you just put your photos over the paper.

2. Top right: Clip your photos to the mask, flatten and shrink down, and then add to paper and crop. Add text, flatten, and then add to another larger paper.

3. Bottom left: Clip your photos to the template, shrink and then repeat a second time. Flatten both and add to white canvas. (This will make the template appear seamless with the white strip joining the two.) Crop close, drag to your desired paper, and add text.

4. Bottom right: Just like top left except delete the bottom masks and add larger photo. (Or you could opt to clip half of your photo on the left and half on the right.)

You can find some of my clipping instructions here.

I am determined to prove to the world that you don't have to have a degree in graphic design or be a pro scrapper to make a beautiful album for your family. There are so many ways to save steps and time... I hope you'll give it a try. And remember, sometimes less really is more.

If you are confused about anything I've said, don't hesitate to ask. It's getting late and my brain is a bit fuzzy.

Photobucket Just click on the image to grab this FREE Template! 

I don't know if you noticed, but all but one photo in this post was taken with my iphone. What can I say? I'm a busy mom. Although these templates work with all photos or paper, I am specifically creating them with iphone or instagram pics in mind. They can be used for just about anything.

And if you missed my other templates, just click here to collect them all.
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I’m teaming up with Kristi of Live and Love out Loud and Rebecca of Bumbles & Light to bring you the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party – a 6-week photo party link-up aimed at capturing your fun summer memories.

The Summer Daze Fun Photo Party will run from June 15th – July 20th. Stop by and share your favorite summer images each Friday. Linky opens at 9am CST. Please link directly to your blog post or Flickr photo, not your homepage URL or Flickr stream. All are welcome to participate regardless of camera equipment or geographic location. Get in on the fun over on Instagram by using the #summerdaze hashtag. Please visit and comment on the previous post in the linky list.

And don’t forget to grab our button!


This is not a challenge, just a fun way to share our summer photos. There are no prompts, but if you need a little help here's a FREE Bucket List.

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Just click on the image above to download the 8.5x11 jpg.

And if you'd like to customize the bucket list, here's the PSD file. Our gift to you. Enjoy.
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19 comments:

  1. All about collages right now! :)

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  2. Oh how I'd love to take a road trip!! :)
    Where in SC are you? I'm right outside of Clemson!!

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  3. Love your photos! Seems like you made the most of your time there. Thanks for the templates again!

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  4. I love your collages!! Your trip looks like so much fun!!

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  5. Your photos just made me "homesick" for Cincinnati. I spent all of my summers there until I started college visiting my grandparents. We visited two summers ago and got to take our daughter to the History Museum.

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  6. Love a good road trip! How fun!
    Thanks for hosting this cool little photo party!

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  7. looks like a great time with the family!! love all the templates!

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  8. Great templates Alicia, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love your templates. I am not doing digital scrapbooking but these templates would be great for sharing instagram photo's on my blog. Thanks for sharing. Loved all the vacation shots as well. We drove across country two summers ago (from San Diego to New York) so I can relate to car fatigue....even though driving 8 hours doesn't sound so bad anymore after driving across country. :)

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  10. Thank you for the templates! So generous! Love the beachy feel to the photos as well!

    Mindy~ (www.mooneyequalsmc2.com)

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  11. Ummm, yeah I completely understand the need for a vacation from vacation. I was up early everyday as to not want to miss the beautiful sunrise, mostly just got overcast. Looks like fun was had by all - and funnel cake, yum!

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  12. What a full vacation- that will wear you out for sure! Thanks for the templates- super cool!

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  13. The trip sounds like so much fun! You got some fun shots too! Love your templates; very cool and great colors!

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  14. I love spending time with family and road trips are the best!! Sorry about the "dips" but you will have great memories! I'm guessing the lady to your right in the last photo must be your sister? She looks so much like you!! Your collage templates are awesome! Oh how I wish I had time to sit down and give them a try! I guess I'll have to download them and stash them away for later! Thanks!

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  15. Your summer certainly does look like it's been quite busy!

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  16. This party just keeps getting better and better ;) Thanks Alicia!

    Looks like you are having a fantastic summer!!

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  17. I'm back and with a link up! Finally got in that summer spirit! Must have been the fireworks show!

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  18. Looks like you had a great time.

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