Saturday, January 30, 2010

Digital Layout Ettes Dude Collection

Hi Everyone,

Here is another layout featuring a kit from The Ettes and Company. This collection is called Dude and it is super cute. Perfect for little boy, kid, and outdoor layouts. I really liked the shades of blue in this collection and the monsters are adorable!

The first page of this double page spread is scraplifted from The Ettes and Company design team. I fell in love with the layout and had to recreate it myself. The second page is a live template that I used in my CM Storybook software. I apologize I can't remember where I got the live template from so if anyone recognizes it then please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

The only other special technique I used for this double page spread is adding "glitter" to a few of my embellishments (bracket, flowers, and hearts). This is a very simple trick but adds some really nice texture to your page.

To add "glitter" to an element you need to select the element then go to your format ribbon, select "surfaces", choose the first surface (block), and move the amplification bar all the way to the right (10). This should give you a "glitterized" effect. If it doesn't show enough then you can always repeat the steps to get a more grainy texture. Thanks goes out to Macey Goode for sharing this neat trick with the CM Digi scrapping community.

I apologize for the blurred photos but I thought since there were other children in the photo other than my own, and I didn't ask permission to post their pictures I would blur them out.

Have a great weekend,


  1. Great digi LO, Catherine! I like to do digis from time to time as well, but you got me beat as far as skills and techniques go!!! I also love the colors in this kit. TFS!

  2. Thanks for such a wonderful comment Robin. I always said I would never go digital but I am slowly doing more and more layouts digitally. It is amazing all the things you can do with CM Storybook.

  3. Hi Catherine,
    Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a sweet comment! I love that layout & especially the colors! I have 2 boys so I like all Boy colors especially for when I scrapbook their pictures!
    Very very cute!