October 19, 2008 at 11:48 pm 4 comments

This layout is for Mom to find down the road when she gets to check blogs.  Think she’ll like it?  This is my mom and daughter (the weekend she was saved), me and my brother, and random cousin pictures.  I’ll have to stay on the ball with these pictures, I’m sure.

As a gift for those of you patiently reading our lives this week (praying for us…some who don’t even know us) below is the photoshop file template for your own photo journaling, compatible for PSE.  A hospitality gift, of sorts.  If you don’t use layered photoshop files, it’s probably like getting fruitcake…sorry about that!  Send it to someone who can use it!

  • With the file, I’ve found a way to make it easier for you to fill with photos with this file than than most layered template files.  You do not have to cut and paste your own photos to fit these boxes…I do that for you.  You’ll simply click on each box, select your photos, and they will magically appear!  You can then easily resize them or center them, which will be self-explanatory, but the cropping is done.  Very cool.
  • This one is designed for an 8.5X11 page so everyone can print it!
  • I’ve included the circle stamp as part of the file since I made that.

This is my first freebie template, so let me know how it works!  I’d love to see your links to your finished work if you use it.  Comment here with your post links, or email me:

Free layered PSE file:

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. blueraindrop  |  October 20, 2008 at 12:21 am

    does that make the people in the pics you use into “fruits”? or is that just the people around me.. lol

  • 2. cassandra minton  |  October 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Praying for you and your family. Cant imagine haveing my mom or stepdad in Irag, def. not both. I so enjoy reading your blogs, they lift me and encourage me. Thank you for sharing

  • 3. gchyayles  |  October 20, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    The pictures look beautiful Mags. I will try the template out at some point. Continuing to pray for you and this season. I love you.

  • 4. gnubee  |  October 21, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I downloaded the template but couldn’t open it? Or maybe I don’t know how to use it? That’s more than likely it. I’m still new to PSE, layered file? Do I have to install it somewhere within PS (like I have to do with actions)? Thank you though, very generous of you. We’ll keep your family in prayer.

    You should be able to just drag it into PSE like you would a photo or open
    it as you would a photo through File|Open, either one. Then you can click
    in your photos! Easy.


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