Saturday, April 9, 2011

postheadericon Ploppers, Quick-Clicks, Templates, and Inspirations

Designers and digital scrappers often make a layout that is fully put together except for the pictures. That is a PLOPPER. It is sometimes a gift at a chat and made to promote a new kit from that designer.  All you have to do is slip the photos behind the page and size them to fit.  You have to be sure that the places for photos are open.  Some sites, like The Digital Scrapbook Place, have ploppers designed by their on-staff-talent and for sale. This is a Plopper designed by Teresa Loman at Digital Scrapbook Place.  Like many Ploppers it was given as a chat gift and promotes her full kit which can be found here.
Wayburn Wedding Plopper
QUICK-CLICK TEMPLATE is different.  It is in layers.  Sometimes you have to import each layer separately and stack them in the right order.  Most now have another page that is a PNG and ready to import all at once.  You use the elements of your choice adding and subtracting as you like.  Here is one of the "Ploppers", and this one is also from the Digital Scrapbook Place. You can find this one and many others in the DSP store.  Use the search bar at the top right and type in "Quick Clicks".
INSPIRATIONS can be found anywhere.  You can browse through galleries at any of the scrapbooking sites, through magazines. Even TV ads, and highway billboards can provide a sudden inspiration.  Some scrappers I know carry little notebooks and sketch inspirations, or cut out magazine pages.  Here is an inspiration collection that is a forum full of inspirations found by one of the DSP members, and here is one of the inspiration pieces.


Another form of Inspiration is a SKETCH and here is a forum with a nice collection of sketches.  I posted one of the sketches here for you,

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Laura Lou
I am a retired Middle School Science teacher from Michigan spending 4 months each winter in Florida and learning about a whole new world.
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Long before it was popular, I was trying to decorate arrangements of photos and sentimental items. Here I want to share some of my personal history and more important, some ideas I have gleaned from more than 40 years of scrapping.

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