How to use a scrapSNAP: Creating layouts the easy way!

The image is the blog post show notes featured image, showing a scrapSNAP (digital scrapbook pre-made layout) & a photo, graphically demonstrating combination to complete a layout.

Fact: sometimes you just need to get a layout done and down fast! We have a number of scrapSNAP layout sets available in the Design Shop. This post is a structured exposition on how to use them. Read on to learn how to get the best bang for your buck from our range of pre-made digital scrapbooking layouts.

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sketchPLATE Saturday Show: Episode 0011 Transcript and Resources page cover image. Also, the featured image for the blog post discussing the inspiration and creative process behind sketchPLATE 0011 including the finished digital scrapbooking layout called "Lucky 13" and the finished template.

Welcome to sketchPLATE 0011: inspired by a super high contrast monochromatic image, the finished layout is a complex page the makes crafty use of out-of-bounds photo manipulations against a backdrop of ink stamped elements and flourished with shiny chrome accents. The design process behind this project was fraught with obstacles; here’s the story about the journey from poster to double page layout.

How exactly do I create a Digital Scrapbook layout?

Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | Digiscrap 1050 | How do you create a digital scrapbook layout?

Creating your first Digital Scrapbooking page may seem like a daunting task at first blush. However, the good news is that it is actually much simpler than it seems and once you understand how to use layers it becomes the proverbial piece of cake. In this blog post we cover the basics of getting started with your first digital scrapbooking layout project through a simple step-by-step walk through of the canvas file creation and design process commencing with a bunch of random files through to completed layout.

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE 0010

Today it is my great pleasure to present to you the first of the brand new range of sketchPLATES for 2022. Spotlighting this sketchPLATE Saturday offering, the idea for this page was originally sparked by those awesome ampersands that were so popular a little while ago. Having spotted a few on Pinterest I decided to try my hand at designing one. Here’s what happened …

The Day I Got Jabbed

The photo is the blog post featured image in support of the #Rollup4WA COVID-19 immunisation program and social media campaign in Western Australia.

It has been a very long time since I last live-blogged an event. Here’s the stream of consciousness as I faced down the first jab. Anita Richards Designs supports global and Western Australian COVID-19 immunisation efforts: thinking globally, acting locally.

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0009

Hey hey hey! Can you believe that January is almost done and dusted already? I have been full on getting things accomplished and, weirdly, I am feeling a teensy bit sad that most of the month is already marked off. Nonetheless, today I have a new sketchPLATE for you and true to the name sketchPLATE the inspiration for this template comes from a haute cuisine plating photograph would you believe!?! I love the fine art of haute cuisine and have tried a few plating experiments of my own over the years … lots of practice still ahead…

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The featured image for the blog post discussing the inspiration and creative process behind sketchPLATE 0008

I blinked! and somehow September slipped away before I could find my feet for the sketchPLATE. I’m scoring it up as an “its 2020 just roll with it” month … … moving on to October’s sketchPLATE Saturday AND the all new sketchPLATE Saturday podcasts. Overall, this page is kind of intended to be is a florist’s dream come true; the finished page bubbles and froths with flowers!