I love quotes. They convey messages in a compact way, which somehow just appeals to me.
Quite frequently, I use quotes for inspiration. When I first started designing, I had the following quote taped to my computer screen:
ìNever give up on something that you canít go a day without thinking about.î (unknown)
Of course, not all quotes are serious or inspirational. I also love the quirky and whimsical quotes that just make me laugh. like:
ìHousework canít kill youÖ but why take a chance?î (Phyllis Diller) or
ìA two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you donít have a top for it. ì (Jerry Seinfeld).
My granddaughter, Emily, is now 9 years old.. Stay with me here this will all make sense in a minute.
When Emily was 2, she thought she was a Princess. Really. She believed that Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were her BFFs. The costume gowns that little girls wear to play dress-up? She thought those were her real clothes.
It was adorable. But then she was 3. And her wardrobe was still the same. And as she headed toward 4, we thought. While this is still cute, it’s not going to be very cute when she is 14 or 21! So for her 4th birthday I created a photobook for her. I entitled the book The ABCs of Becoming a Princess. I wanted it to be simple, with the focus on photos I had taken of her, along with inspirational or encouraging quotes, focusing on the positive qualities in life that we would like to see her strive toward. The book turned out beautifully, and Emily loved it!
Over the past year or so, the idea of translating that positive experience for us into a digital product has been rumbling around in my mind. The results of those rumblings, ìThe ABCs of Life Quick Albumî is finally in my stores.
This product was designed to help you create a lovely album in under an hour. Backgrounds papers are designed in muted, swirly colors to mimic professional photographer backdrops. Quotes are provided for the characteristics that I included in Emilyís book. Titles are included (i.e. A is for Accomplishment), however, I have also included a complete alphabet set so you can create your own titles if you wish. Basic Quick Pages are included, so you can simply drag a quote and title onto a quickpage, add a photo, and your album page will be completed in just a matter of seconds. I have included templates of those basic pages, so you can change background papers if you wish, and embellish your pages as much or as little as you wish. I have tried to think of every way that this album could be versatile enough for the beginning scapper yet offer substance for the seasoned scrapper as well. I hope I have accomplished that goal.
All of the ABC’s of Life Album products are on sale for 30% thru December 24th in my store here at Digidesignresort, or you may wish to consider the entire Collection, at a savings of 55%. Just follow this link to take a closer look: SnickerdoodleDesigns
Here is an example of an album page, with 4 different levels of embellishment – from the quick drag/drop Title and Quote to a more embellished page. You can easily create an entire album in less than an hour using the elements included in the ABC Album Collection.
Here is one of my all-time favorites (yes, that is Emily, not in Princess mode). This layout was created with the Quick Page Basic Background, and then adding a few strips of paper, a Title, a Quote, and a pre-made cluster already in my stash! (Cluster designed from Hay Day products). So this is also a great way to use up some of the things that you already own!
And another (in more dress up clothes):
And here is a peek at the Album itself!
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Here is a Quick Page to get you started! This was designed with one of the Quick Pages from this Collection, a Tagged Quote from the Collection, and a cluster created from elements in Take Me Away.