Template #104 #digiscrap

YardPlay May 6 2015

This is my layout made with my Template 104!  Whoo hooo!  I made another template.  I rather like this one. I made the template first and then my layout with the template, instead of the other way around.  Click on the image to go to Flickr.

As has always been the case all these years, I give away my templates for a limited time and then they are offered for purchase.  You can find all my templates listed in the Template Class, along with a coupon which makes them easier to reach for everyone.

Why not consider joining the Template Class and doing all 104 templates?  

The templates are available in .tiff format.  This format is much smaller in size which works great for uploading to my Etsy store and for saving space on your hard drive.  After opening the template in Photoshop or Photoshop Element, if you prefer a .psd, utilize the "save as" and choose .psd in the drop down menu before beginning your layout.

All templates come in both SQUARE and RECTANGLE.


AMarie T said…
WOW! LOVE this one, it's a super winner template. Great layout, too! Thanks so much!
Gonna do this right now!
AMarie T said…
Awesome ! I bet I'll use it several times!
Hummie B said…
Looking at your layout now! You're so special to me to scrap so fast. I miss the good 'ol days when lots of people were doing my challenges quickly like you do.
MiniCooper452 said…
Very cool! I'll be playing with this one too.
Tammy said…
Thank you, Hummie. Looking forward to scrapping with it!!
anitab said…
Thank you, Hummie - I just plain like this template!!
lizanne said…
Can't use .tiff files in PaintShopPro... Any suggestions?
Hummie B said…

You could download the free version of Gimp which is like Photoshop and just use it to open and then "save as" a .psd.


You could get Photoshop Elements which is more popular than PSP and use my free tutorials to learn the program and we are here to answer questions.

You could search the internet for a .tiff to .psd converter
There may be free ones, and I see there are free online ones, but you have to give an email address and I wouldn't do that, so maybe one for purchase.

Sorry, I just cannot do .psd any longer with Etsy unless I offer only one format (square or rectangle) or offer them in fewer than 5 per set as the folders are too large to upload.

No one buys anyway because everyone just takes for free, so it is not worth my time to offer them on Etsy in more than one way.

lizanne said…
Thanks for replying, Hummie... I'm really not interested in PSE - it's a scaled-down version of Photoshop from what I understand & Paint Shop Pro can do much more than PSE. I'm already in a training program for PSP & am almost 2/3 of the way done, so I plan on sticking with PSP. If Photoshop hadn't gone the rental route, I may have gone that way, but even before that they were SOoooo much more expensive than PSP (I could get PSP for less than $100 vs. $600-700 for Photoshop) & PSP is a very good product (they've made lots of advances). I was just looking for a work-around since you will now only be offering templates in .tiff format & PSP can't open .tiff files (though it can open .psd files). One of these days I guess I'll look for a converter. ;)
MiniCooper452 said…
Unfortunately, Hummie, the tiffs you provide do not open as layered files in GIMP, so that's no help. I've tried to find an online converter, but alas the tiffs also convert to single layered psds. Don't know if there's a for-purchase program that would do better, but I tend to think not. Just my opinion. One of the reasons I don't personally participate in most of the template class offerings. But there's so much more to do here that I don't miss it too much and I can find enough templates that I can make myself, from the images that I'm happy. Just thought I'd add my two-cents.
Hummie B said…
Photoshop Elements is available as a stand alone program (not monthly subscription) current at $79.99.

That is a very reasonable price, especially since you can use it for many years.


I saw version 12 for less than that recently.
Hummie B said…
I can just stop creating and giving away if that is what is wanted. I have better things to do with my time than to create for . . . .
MiniCooper452 said…
I'm really sorry if you were offended by my response, Hummie. I just wanted you to know that the response you gave was incorrect. The tiffs cannot be opened as layered templates in GIMP. Period. No biggie, just can't do it. It doesn't stop me from creating with the templates that I can create from a single-layer jpg.
I know that you give a lot of your time to help and give things away, but please don't get upset when someone is simply making a point. Some people just don't have the money or desire to change programs. $79 or $7. You can't know the circumstances. I don't think anyone is being ungrateful here.
Hummie B said…
I did download and try GIMP and see that you are correct and I spent a lot of time working at it, time that I could have spent doing something else, which is what I find myself always being redirected to do, things for other people.

I am not offended at your comment. You were positive about there being so much else here to do and there being so much more I offer. I am stopping to think about Lizanne though, who has only made these comments on my blog and I do not recognize her participation at any other time.

I do feel the propensity of people who are more willing to complain than to thank.

I do feel the propensity of people who are negative towards change rather than positive towards a will for finding a way.

For someone to not recognize that PSE is a better program and can do more than PSP, I am not willing to fight that anymore. I have told people that for years and years and years and people resist, only to come back after they convert to tell me I was right and apologize. I don't have the fight in me anymore to convince people.

I even saw an old version of Photoshop Elements on Amazon for $19.99 last night. So if someone is not willing to spend $19.99 for a program that would convert it, then should I feel that burden of accommodating everyone? That is what it feels like to me that I am pressured to please everyone.

I went on an iNSD hop and there were several things that did not please me and I did not leave a complaint or a pressure for that person.

I am not making but a few dollars now on this and I woke up this morning thinking for a long time and praying.

I was ready to design for the DigiHop last night and feel as if people just come and download and move on, with the exception of a few people who I enjoy hanging out here. So what does God want me to spend my time on? Where does God want me to put my focus?

I've felt negativity and pressure for so long and always trying to please people on this website. I for a moment last night wanted to delete everything, but of course I would not do that, but it was the temptation of the devil coming to my mind in my weakness.

So here I am wasting time this morning, although time in prayer and thought should not be considered a waste. But I am not being productive.
Hummie B said…
And then my thoughts have also been wandering about just making it a .psd and offering it, but would the people wanting it be any more inclined to give back by doing and sharing a layout? Probably not. Would they be any more likely to buy the previous templates in the store? Probably not. Is this selfish thinking. Yes. But I've been unselfish and giving for years, putting out the .psd's in the forum for free for the last few years, and has that brought these people to give back? No, they still take and don't say anything and go. I even had people required to hit a thank button for several years and it did get people to log into the forum and complain that they couldn't find the button, until they found it, and took the download, and still did not participate in a private forum. So if that did not work, why would I feel a need to answer a request now?

The digital scrapbooking world is on a decline and has been and I believe it is this attitude of take and take and not give back that has been a small contributor. Why should designers give and give if they get nothing in return? They give up.

It is a relationship that I seek, not money.

Although I've always heard the money excuse and don't judge people because you don't know what situation they are in. Well, I'm not judging. But a simple digi-file is not something necessary in life and there are plenty of freebies out there. And if I gave it for free, it would cost them nothing to give back by sharing a layout, yet they do not not.

And in the same light, people do not know my situation. I do not share it all. For instance, I could not buy groceries and had to eat what was in my house down to the bare nub just a few weeks ago because travel and gas for two funerals took my food budget. Did I share that and ask for sympathy on the blog? No. I have a window out and it is going to cost us $850 and I have no idea how to pay for it and I am trying to figure that out, but I've not been sharing that either. I try to be positive and helpful towards others regardless of my circumstances.

But somewhere I have to draw the line and stop feeling pressure from others and think of myself.

I'm here for the relationships and the enjoyment of doing this together with others. I'm here for sharing my faith and growing in my faith from others. I'm not making $ at this. When people buy in the store, the fees take a lot of the $, so unless there is bulk purchases by lots of people, I feel blessed for what I receive and ask God how to spend it wisely. My Youtube income is going down again.

So unless I figure out a way to create product that people want to buy and spend time doing that rather than what I am doing now, I need to change my focus and also try to keep that focus on God and what He wants me to do.

For now, my focus is on relationships. It is give and take and caring. I've cared about way too many people in this digi-world just to have them leave and reject me and move on. That hurts for it to be one way. I could ditch the focus on relationships too, but for now, that's what I'm sticking with as that is where God will grow me.

Yes, I've babbled, but in babbling it helps me think it out what has been rolling around in my head.

God did give me a great Bible verse this morning. I want to do an arrow prayer now.
lizanne said…
I was not complaining or trying to be negative, Hummie - I am truly sorry that you interpreted it that way. Like I said earlier, now that you're doing .tiff only I was just looking for a work around. I know you have years of experience, so I looked to you for guidance. I have to admit I was very surprised by your reaction. I am a Christian, too, and it hurt me. People do appreciate what you do. And no, I don't always participate in things because I have a lot of health problems (of a degenerative nature) & live in chronic pain. So often times I have to pick & choose what I can do....and right now my main priority is God, my family, PSP learning, and then digiscrapping. Unfortunately that sometimes takes a major back seat these days.

I wasn't trying to offend you about PSE - really. But from all that I've learned from others, PSP has made such strides since Corel purchased it that it really does more than PSE (which, from what I understand, is a scaled-down version of Photoshop). Again, not looking to offend. I invested in PSP financially a while back (as well as upgrades & plugins), and now that I have finally found a place to learn how to use it well my desire is to stick with it.

God bless you, Hummie & please don't quit doing what you do.
lizanne said…
Hi again,

I just wanted to let you know that I finally found something that can help me with your .tiff templates, Hummie. In case it might help others I thought I'd provide that info here... It's an online converter called Go2Convert. You don't have to sign up for an account or provide your email. All you do is upload the .tiff file & when it's done click on the convert button & select the format you wish to convert it to (i.e. .psd). It's located here: https://go2convert.com/
lizanne said…
Well, I just discovered it saved it as a flattened 1-layer image, so Go2Convert won't work after all... Sorry. I was so excited to learn it would do .tiff to .psd & hadn't tested it until now. =( Most of the converters I've found converted from .psd to .tiff, not the other way around. Oh well. Wish I had waited to make that post...
Hummie B said…
There is a saying, "hurt people, hurt people."

You hurt me, so I hurt you.

I'm sorry I hurt you.

I wish you success in your journey, healing in your pain, and slowness in degeneration.
Tricia said…
Here's the page I made the other day: http://www.gottapixel.net/gallery/data/634/glory-of-the-Lord.jpg
MiniCooper452 said…
That is REALLY pretty, Tricia. What papers did you use?
Hummie B said…
Pretty, as always, Tricia. Is that with my template though? Gorgeous regardless. Beautiful verse.
Hummie B said…
Here is what Tricia shared for this template. She merely posted the wrong link the wrong template post: http://www.gottapixel.net/gallery/kristmess/p382789-never-prevail.html

I figured it out! So happy to see this.
lawyerlyn said…
thank you for the template. you can find my layout at:
Hummie B said…
Thanks for sharing! Good to see you are still around Lynn.
I don't think I have an account there yet to comment there.
I love the part about an ideal Saturday not involving a plane. You must fly a lot.

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