Welcome to Jill & Jack Scraps...

I love to create digital scrapbooking templates and offer them as freebies here on my site.

I will offer each of my templates as freebies for a limited time, and then they will be available for purchase at a minimal cost in my template boutique.

I use Adobe PSCS2 to create my designs, 300 dpi.

My templates are offered in .psd format in 12 x12 size. Although many of the templates offered for sale do have
.png files available as well as 8.5x11 so make sure to check out the template listings for those formats.

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoying my little creative outlet with me!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

weekend freebie

* This is only in 12x12 formats this time. It was late and I forgot to modify to 8.5x11. Sorry!

Here is a fun template with some preset elements that you can keep or delete: 3 torn cardboard glittered frames, the two snowflakes and a word art. Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2007

she lives! another template!

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Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been sick plus really busy. New position at work which I love but it is definitely keeping my busy and once I get home my brain is tired and the creative juices have been lacking! I havent even scrapped a page for over a month. Need to get back on the ball. Here is a simple Christmasy/wintery one picture template. Good for highlighting a photo with santa or of the kids playing in the snow. Just some ideas... enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday 2 Page Layout

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Better late than never... I didnt have a wireless connection last night to upload my template, and today I am recovering from my early early morning power shopping.

I made a 2 page spread this time, in both the 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes... the 2 pages are on one file and there is a guide that divides the two pages if you just wanted to "cut" and use just one page.

If that even makes sense. :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wednesday... All Wrapped Up!

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I call this one "all wrapped up"... you know, cause of all the wrapping around the photos. I hope you enjoy!
Just a reminder about how AWESOME the Shutterfly photo books are... they are incredible for your layouts. If you are thinking about ordering one, or can't figure out what to give a family member... (grandma and grandpa, etc)... make a photo book and include your favorite family layouts and you will have created a one of kind gift that is an heirloom in the making! Click the ads on this site to get to Shutterfly and make your book and save 20% and FREE Shipping!

I have had mine for a few weeks and am SO glad I spent the money to print them. Plus, they are fun to show off ;)

I will not be posting on Thanksgiving, but will have a Black Friday 2 page Template for you on Friday morning.

Enjoy your holidays! And email me those LO using my templates! I am wanting to put up the LO slide show next Monday to showcase your beautiful work.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday's here... templates are back!

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As you can see I did a little remodeling around here this weekend... tell me what you think! I have been reading over all of your wonderful comments on 4shared and I just wanted to say thank you for all of your kind words!

I will be adding a slide show to the sidebar of all of the user layouts, so if want yours included, make sure to email me the LO or a link to the site where you have them displayed: melis79@comcast.net.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

pardon the mess...

Please excuse the chaos around here... I am messing around with the blog layout and lost most of my widgets... grrr. I am trying to get this figured out... I apologize if my site looks weird on your screen. I should have it up to par by Monday morning!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday's Template

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File includes png, psd and jpg in 12x12 and 8.5 x 11

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

wednesday day off

took the day off yesterday from designing due to some illness around these parts. Be back thursday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

tuesday's here... template #30

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As usual zip file includes 12x12, 8.5 x 11 in PSD, PNG and JPG formats.
Template has two torn edge photos with the photo and torn edge in separate layers, also with a cool glittery swirly background that can be recolored to fit your color scheme and papers. Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm back! With a new template!

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Hi all! I had a nice week long break from designing... not that I don't LOVE doing it, it was just a busy week and my evenings when I usually design were full of other things I had to do.

Here is a new template for everyone, #29. I uploaded one .zip file with both the 12x12 and 8.5x11 sizes in jpg, png and psd formats. Just delete the files you don't need from the zip file.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

out of the office

Obviously I have been taking a week off from designing, or scrapping for that matter. I did recieve my Shutterfly Photo Books in the mail this week... and if you have been contemplating ordering one, DO IT. They turned out awesome. I am so impressed. Well worth the money.

I got a new camera this week, my other one was starting to break down and was too clunky for me, so early christmas to me! I am having fun figuring it out so far...

back with templates next week!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Friday Template

Happy Friday! I made my first "rectangle" template in 8.5x11 landscape:

Of course I still have the square templates as well.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursdays Template

Sorry I missed a template for Wednesday, but I was so wiped out on Tuesday that I didnt have the drive to make one. Enjoy this one!

Template #27 is 12x12, but I am planning on making them 8.5x11 too in the near future!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday Template #26... and a new feature!

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Thanks to one of my readers, Laura, for pointing out that non-Photoshop scrappers have some trouble using .psd files and removing my logo especially!
So... I am now going to offer two separate downloads, 1 in traditional .psd format, and the other as a .png file.
All you non-PS scrappers let me know how they work for you! Enjoy!!

I was also contemplating making 8.5 x 11 size pages too... is there a big need for that out there in the digi community?? Let me know!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday's Freebie!

Template #25 Download Here

I really like this one... the stars are grungy and look kind of "painted" on. Just recolor or clip your favorite paper to them. This is the next one I am going to use for my 2005 memory book. I will post the layout when I am done! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

shutterfly books, more layouts, etc...

I received a few more layouts in my email inbox yesterday that you can see below. Cute huh? I know! A few templates hit the 1,000 download mark yesterday so the download links have been expired on those. 1,000 downloads... WOW! Of just one template! Your guys' comments really cheer me up when I read through them at the end of the day when I get home and scroll through them on 4shared. Thanks!!

I also ordered my first shutterfly books yesterday, 2 of them, and right now they have two specials going on:
1) Order before 10/31 and get free shipping
2) Order photo book before 11/6 and save 20%

I did both and had a $51 discount! So you can imagine how big those books were (47 pgs/38 pgs).
I designed covers for them yesterday as well and just LOVE how they turned out:

I also found a great kit to help me get my shutterfly book ready to publish by WendyZine over at Pickleberrypop.com.

The kit is the Shutterly 12x12 Toolkit. It is awesome! If you are thinking about creating a memory book with your layouts to print at Shutterfly, please check out the kit. It has great templates to make sure your pages/covers fit within their printing guidelines, and even a few actions to re-size your existing .psd Layouts.

Ok, I'm outta here!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Putting them to great use!!

I did a search this evening using my sitemeter tracking and "wholinkstome.com" to try and track down some layouts using my templates. I found a few and I just have to say GREAT JOB LADIES!!
I am totally impressed with your interpretation and use of my designs. All of these were posted on public forums/gallerys so I am assuming the creators won't mind my bragging on them about the cuteness of their work. (If you do mind just email me and I will take it down, not a problem).

I'll be back on Monday with Template #25. It's a cute one!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday's freebie!

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The weekend is here! Well for me at least! I have a great 3 day weekend, with the exception of a sick little 4 year old boy. A cold and cough have arrived and so I'm hoping he feels better soon!

One of our fellow scrappers emailed me a great layout she did with template #19 and it is awesome, once I have her permission I will post it here for ya'll to admire. Remember I want to see those templates in use so send me links or emails to show off your hard work!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

tuesday template #21

Thanks for the well wishes for a good weekend! The retreat was good, the speaker was just ok, but the time away and with my best friend was awesome. I came home only to get a migraine yesterday which lasted all day and night so I stayed home today to get some much needed sleep after none yesterday or last night.

Friday, October 19, 2007

TGIF Template #20

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Gonna make this a quick one... The Office is at commercial and I still have to pack my bag tonight for my women's retreat this weekend. Have a great weekend I will be back next week with some more freebies!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday's Template #19

Template #19 Download

This is a bit different than what I have done so far, but I made this the other night when the inspiration was a bit lacking. I was gonna recycle it, but thought someone out there may like it. So... have at it! Or not!

using my templates

I finished up my little man's scrapbook this evening and used two of my templates, #12 and #17.
I used some Raspberry Road papers on the Christmas page and the other papers on the birthday page, I'm not sure whose they are. If any one knows, please comment and I will give credit! Like I said too many freebie downloads and bad organization!

Template #18

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On this template I included font info and credit to the creator of the awesome brush I used for the swirl (free download on Deviant Art). Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Monday's Word Art

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I took a break from designing this weekend to work on some layouts for my little guy's scrapbook. Since I started digi scrapping in August I have begun and completed my daughters 1st year book (48 pages! Gonna be expensive to print!) and begun Jack's 2nd year book, which is up to 35 pages and I only have about 4 pictures left to do. I would post the LO's here but my organization on my hard drive of my scrapping supplies isnt the best and most of the time I dont know where my stuff came from. It depends on how designers name their papers, etc on the file name and sometime it is just "paper 8" and don't know what kit it came from, etc...
I wouldn't want to post my LO's and show off only to not be able to give credit where credit is due!

Anyways, if you really want to see them I have updated my Slide.com photo viewer up top and if you click on the image it will take you to another page where you can look at them one by one.

I kind of cringe when I look at the first 10 or so LO's I did for my daughters book-- oh well I was a beginner and I think it is good to NOT go back and re-do my learning curve layouts now that I have gained more skill. Anyways, I hope to pop out a few Template's this evening while I watch Extreme Home Makeover, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. My Sunday evening ritual. I should get a life, I know.

Friday, October 12, 2007

TGIF! Last Freebie of the week!

10/27/07 Update: 1,000 downloads reached. Link now expired.
Thanks for loving this template!
Remember to link to your layouts!!

Oh goodness, The Office was so great tonight... good times.
Template #17 for you with some great paper tears here (thanks to Atomic Cupcake- see sidebar link) and 3 big photos.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Template #16

5/17/08 Update: Link Expired, 1000 Downloads

It's finally Thursday! Another 3 day weekend is just a few short hours away... and The Office is on tonight too...even better!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Template #15

Template #15

Enjoy! And thanks to all of you for such gracious and sweet comments yesterday for #14. You all seemed to like the multi photo page so much, I included another for you here! Remember to share the links to your LO's so I can see them in action!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tuesday Template:#14

Back from a a 3 day weekend break. Good weekend, full and busy, but fun. I like templates that allow me to use multiple photos. I tend to take alot of pictures all at one event and I like to be able to scrap all my favorites on one page, rather than pick and choose 2 or 3. So, I made an 8 photo layout and included 2 crumpled frames that can be recolored if needed in the template.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Freebie Friday!

Update 10/27/07: 1,000 downloads reached. Link is now expired.
Thank you for loving this template!

As you can tell from my past templates, I like to mix it up a bit. I don't go for just one style of layout when creating a template or my own LO's. I love variety. It can be great to have a 2 page spread all match, but I like each LO to have it's own individual look. It's hard for me to even reuse papers at times because I want to create something NEW, ya know?

Here is another look I had floating around in my brain today. Enjoy... and I will be taking weekends off for freebie postings! I'm sure I will still design though. Hard to keep me away!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday's Template!

Update 11/21/07: 1,000 Downloads reached.
Link now expired.

This download includes 2 files for you, the template above and a separate overlay in .png format to use in the template. The overlay is designed to make your background paper (or whatever you put beneath it) look like it has been all crumpled up. You can see the example of it in the Template above.

Nothing interesting to say. Had a great day off

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Template #11

Template 11

This one is fun! I am having a blast designing these and playing around with techniques in Photoshop to make these templates. Below is the LO I made with the template, a look at my hair from this summer... a sad reminder of my need for another foil and cut. Oh well.
Enjoy! Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Template Tuesday...#10!

You can download Template #10 HERE.
Here is the LO I made with it tonight:

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Template #9

Sorry I havent had a new template up for a few days. I have been trying to enjoy my wonderful 3 day weekend with as little time on the computer as possible! I am needed in the kitchen to clean up playdough and bake some cookies for work tomorrow. So I'll keep this short!

Here is TEMPLATE #9: No LO uploaded tonight, I did use this and it was a fun one. Enjoy,and comment if you download please! Remember to email me if you use a Template and want to share it with me- I'd love to see it!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

oh my stars! another freebie!

Happy Thursday all!
Its my Friday, since I am off tomorrow. Hooray!

Another day, another freebie here at Jill & Jack Scrapdesigns... shocking I know!

Not too many downloads of the kit from yesterday, it seems my templates are way more popular than my papers and such so far. I'm not taking it personally. I like my stuff and use it, and in the end I guess that's all that matters...right?

Also, here is the LO from the Template above, using papers and a ribbon thingy from my Fernando Kit. I threw this together really quick for an example page only... I wanted to have more fun with the title lettering, but I also just wanted to get er done, ya know?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

lucky number seven!

I was going to go to bed early tonight! Its almost midnight! What happened? It's the scrapbooking addiction I tell ya! I'm in its grips.... and lovin' every second of it!!

Here is Template #7-Link Expired:
simple clean lines, but I messed with it a bit when I used it myself- as I do to every template, my own not be excluded!- here is the LO using my forthcoming Kit: "So Long to Summer" which will make its debut here tomorrow!
** Don't forget that yesterday I posted two templates for downloading-- poor little Template #6 hasn't had as many downloads as #5 released the same day. Feel free to pick up #6 HERE