Friday, December 6, 2013

New Collection Makes Me Examine My 30s and a Freebie

Created by Jill Scraps has released another treat! By the Numbers is now available and I love how universal these kits are. Jill asked her readers what types of kits they would like to see her release. The answers were many, but two major themes were requested: Masculine and Stages of Life. This collection knocks it out of the park and combines both of those themes.

Here is a look at the collection:
You can also pick up the collection in individual pieces: Kit, Journal Cards, Smatters, Clusters and Stackers.

And here is what I created! The first up is a layout about my cutie husband, Alan. I came across this string of photos and wanted to use them. I always love it when he wears a baseball cap (an no it is not so he hides is gray and missing hair.) He just looks adorable. This was made with the kit only.

Next up is about me. I just realized I did a His and Hers set of was not on purpose, but oohhhh, isn't it adorable. This one was hard for me. The kit is about the different stages of life as told through our age. My 30s have not been the best and if I were to do this page justice, I had to be truthful. Yes, it make me vulnerable. No, I don't like to be. However, let me be an example and stress that it is important and it will be to your posterity. They need to know that you had good and bad moments in life because they need to understand that it is okay to have trials and to make mistakes, because ultimately they need to realize that it is all part of life and you pick yourself up and move forward. I used the kit and journal cards for this layout.

There is a template available so you can create a page about yourself. I did mine about what my 30s has been like. The template is set up to match pieces in the By the Numbers collection, but you can use it with any kit you want. (Although, I do recommend By the Numbers....)

The template is available in PSD, TIFF, PNG and PAGE. Have fun with it and create something you can pass down to the next generation so they know what kind of person you are/were.

If you head over to Jill's blog post, you can see more layouts from the Creative Team and how they used the collection. You can stop by the Created by Jill Scraps Facebook page to pick up a new coordinating freebie. I think this freebie is one you will use with other kits with a similar palette.



  1. Thank you for the template. I love your layout!!

  2. Great kit and thanks for the lovely template.

  3. It's a wonderful template, thank you.

  4. Such lovely pages - but I particularly like the one about you. It's hard to scrap about ourselves (after all, we're usually hiding behind the camera!) but I think it's important to record our thoughts and feelings - if only so we can look back in later years and (hopefully!) realise how far we have come :-) Thanks for template - off to play!

  5. Heartfelt thanks for a lovely template.

  6. Thank you for the template and the great layouts. I love seeing what the designer has done with their templates, and you done goooood!