Lejdi’s book

Lejdi made this lovely book. I think for her mom. My Polish is about as good as my Greek (ie: non-existent!)

She has used a combination of stencils…TCW267 Leger, TCW261 Art Is, TCW271 Cursive Alphabet and TCW248 cubist along with Molding paste and watercolors.

TCW267 Ledger

TCW261 Art is

Click here to see her blog post. Thanks Lejdi!!

TCW271 Cursive Alphabet

TCW248 Cubist

Using Templates for Backgrounds

If you’re like me and a little hesitant to take the bold step of using our templates on your layouts, today’s post is for you! Instead of featuring the template as a focal image on your layout, you can use it to add color, texture, interest, and layers to your background. Look at this stunning layout by :

Hey beautifully layered page is made even more interesting and colorful by the awesome bits of colors she added with the templates in the background. I can see peeks of Mix & Match Hearts, Cursive Alphabet, and Punchinella.

So if you haven’t tried using templates on your pages yet, this is a wonderful way to dip your toes in. I hope you give it a try and share your pages with us!

Make sure to check out  for more information on her stunning page!

Soulful Artist Event

Andrea Walford is the Creative Director and Owner of Paper Crafter’s Library.  It has an online library of video tutorials, some free, some with a paid subscription.
BUT, Andrea is also an avid fan of our templates, and she traveled to Donna Downey’s studio and took a class with Donna and Christy Tomlinson. Here is a close-up of what she created:

Great colors and dimension.
She said she was inspired by Christy’s sample below:

Yes, that girl Christy loves stencils too!!
To read more about Andrea’s experience with Donna and Christy, click here.