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!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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

Download Expired! Go Here to buy for $0.75!

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!

Download Expired! Go Here to buy for $0.75!

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

Download Expired! Go Here to buy for $0.75!

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

Download Expired! Go Here to buy for $0.75!

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

Download Word Art Here

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: