Tamela Gillespie

Tamela Gillespie
Creative Memories Independent Consultant

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Template Share - With Freebie White/Black Painted Wood Flower Border

Below is the link to a template I made in CM and a freebie I made in Photoshop.
 This template is a little different than the ones I have posted previously as it has no Creative Memories content on it.  I am waiting for an answer to my question as to whether or not I am violating copyright by posting those.  Until I get a definitive answer I will not post CM content, only templates and possibly items made by me.  I will always include a photo of the page showing how I used the template and where everything came from. 
The template looks just like the page shown except for the background paper and ribbons, those are missing, (I did leave "ribbons" in gray with texture applied on the page, you can go into the Filters and use the Threshold filter to add color to it.  Either choose the same color for the high and low color, or depending on the texture, choose white perhaps for the color that is not dominant. You may need to use the slider to get the texture to show up, and if there isn't a lot of texture, you will probably need to re-apply a surface of your own.)  The paper I used as my background was from the Nature's Whisper collection.  It has beautiful soft colors, if you don't have it, it could be used for various purposes.  The ribbons were from the Black and White collection.  The bottom one was a plain white which I applied color to using the color sample tool, then applied a woven surface to it.  The center ribbon I left as is.  The top one was white with black edges and I used the Threshold filter to change it to the color you see, (sample your paper before using the filter to get a specific color and click on "Remember This Color."  When you get to point of  choosing the color in the filter, go to the drop down box at top, and instead of Standard colors, choose My Colors and select the one you saved.)  In the Threshold filter, if you select your high and low colors and they are not in the right place, simply click on swap colors to fix it.  To replace the "gray ribbons" I have left to show the place, just go to the elements ribbon, click on the arrow for that element/ribbon, and select "Cut."  The flowers and word art are my creations. If you would like to save them as .png files to use on other pages, simply right click on the item, and choose "Save Selection."  When the box pops up, click on Browse, then find the folder you want to save it in, CM Freebies or whatever, click Save, then Save again when it takes you back to the box.  One way to retrieve it is to go to the insert tab and choose embellishment, then go to that file, select it and bring it onto your page. 
To get this template into SBC, simply download it, and do NOT try to open it at that time, select Save and save it to a specific folder for templates or your desktop, wherever it will be easy for you to find.  Open SBC and choose "Import Page" from the home page.  Go to where you saved it and select it.  The frames and everything will be "live" if you save it properly and you can insert your photos or make any changes to the page.  This is a 12 x 12 page and will need to be put into a Storybook in that size.  You can later reduce it to something with the same ratio such as 8 x 8, but you must begin with 12 x 12.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at tgillespie67@aol.com.  Please put CM in the subject for me.  I would also love to hear from you just to know what you liked about the page for future reference, or leave me a comment.  If you like my templates and freebies please share my address with friends, scrapperdiva.blogspot.com, or click on Share to put a link to the site or a template on Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy the page.
Please check out my web site, www.mycmsite.com/tammygillespie, or my Facebook group, Tamela's Scrapbooking Diva's, (you can put in the name under Search and find it.)
Have a great day!

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