Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gotta Love Free Stuff!

I am a big fan of Free Stuff...especially Free Scrapbooking Stuff!!  Where can you find this free stuff, you might ask?  There are several digital scrapbook sites that offer free downloads and SVG Cuts sends out free weekly svg's to cut with your electronic die-cutting machines.  And, one of my favorites, is Creating Keepsakes.  Did you know, that Creating Keepsakes has all kinds of free downloads in each issue of their magazine.  You can download PDF files and use the downloads for your digital pages or on your traditional pages, by printing and cutting out the images.  Our Issue Challenge, for this week at Club CK, was to use some of the free downloads in the magazine on our layout.  Here is what I did using the Note to Self collection from Echo Park and some of the free downloads from the magazine:

The word banners and journaling spot are from the free downloads.  I pasted them into my desktop publishing program and then I printed the journaling spot on a white piece of cardstock and fussy cut it.  I actually printed the word banners on a piece of patterned paper from the collection and added the brads to give the appearance that they were haning on my layout.  The great thing about having these downloads, is the ability to resize.  The journaling spot and banners were a little bigger than what I needed, so I sized them down to fit the space.  If you are interested in checking out some of the free Creating Keepsakes downloads, check out their page HERE.  And if you have never visited Club CK, take a minute to head over and check things out!  There is an awesome message board for connecting with other Scrappers, great challenges hosted by CK and also by Club Members, and you can sign up for a free account and load your layouts to your own personal Gallery!  Lots of fun and great inspiration, too!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Echo Park
Free Downloads:  Creating Keepsakes
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Button:  Michael's
Pen:  Sharpie


  1. Ashley, I love this layout! That is one of my favorite new collections right now, and those freebies are fabulous! It totally makes me wish I had a color printer! I really like the arrows pointing towards your adorable little girl! And those view finders are my fav!

  2. This is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeee that photo, the heart in the title work and loveeeeeeeeee the arrows!!!!

  3. I loved thus when I first saw it! Precious! The free downloads look like they could have come with the EP kit! Nothing short of another fabulous Ashley layout!

  4. Adorable- great use of the downloads- I would never think of using them but you've definitely sold me on it!!
    The corkboard paper is awesome- and your little sweetie is just a doll!

  5. SO fun! Love what you did with the download!