Pieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking, Tutorials10 Comments

Today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout plus some free downloads that were inspired by Ali Edwards’ recent Pieces of Us Self Portrait challenge. First things first:

I created some free cut files using Ali’s digital art that you can use for page titles. Get them on her blog by clicking here.

I have two files to share with you, as well, to create the photo strip you see on my layout. The first is the photo strip cut file, featuring files for both 8.5 x 11 and five photos, or one that will work for all 7 days of the project, and will work on a 12 x 12. Of course, you can size either to do whatever you would like.

If you use the 5-photo strip, I do have a free layered Photoshop template that will work perfectly with that cut file. The five-photo cut file is sized to work with the template in this package:

Now that those are out of the way, here is my video showing you how I created my Pieces of Me layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to get your free downloads and create something fun today!

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10 Comments on “Pieces of Me Scrapbook Layout (the Ali Edwards Pieces of Us Self-Portrait Challenge)”

  1. #1
    CarrieH

    I love your layout and loved this project. Just so inspiring seeing all the different interpretations from so many different women. Wonderful. Also, I just got back from a walk where I listened to Stacy Julian’s podcast that you were on. Such a good one, and so perfect to hear as I am working on my own fitness (a never-ending thing, of course). Loved hearing the two of you together, it is easy to tell that you are long-time friends. Thanks for all that you do to inspire us out here in blog/facebook/instagram land. It is much appreciated.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Aw, glad you liked that. And yes, SJ and I go WAYYYY back in this crafty world. : ) I love her dearly!

  2. #2
    SueB

    Cathy,
    I have been scrapbooking Since 1987 & the first rule I learned was to use acid free, water proof, & fade-proof products. Why are you using Distress Oxide inks when they are water-reactive inks and NOT fade-proof? Shouldn’t you be the Distress Archival inks which claims to be water-proof, acid-free, and fade-resistant? They are in the same ink palette as the Distress Oxide inks.

    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Sue, yes! That is definitely a consideration but… I have a different philosophy about making pages. I am not too worried about these lasting for all time. I have SO many pages that honestly, I do not expect my future relatives to worry about saving them all! So… I’m not worried. : )

    2. #2.2
      Cathy Zielske

      And I should add… I use high quality page protectors from We R Memory Keepers and Stampin’ Up, and my albums are tucked into a closed off cupboard. I think this particular page will fare okay through the years, but… that again is just a personal choice to incorporate these inks. Plus, I don’t have any of the Archivals! lol.

  3. #3
    Lori

    Oh my goodness Cathy, thank you so much for this blog post. I’ve joined the challenge and scrolled through the #aepiecesofus. Everyone is so inspiring. My spiritual awakening is loving all this support and inspiration.

  4. #4
    Regina

    Great layout and photos, Cathy, as always!
    Thanks for the cool download. I have yet to complete my Pieces of Us challenge; maybe I can use it.
    Love from Germany, Regina

  5. #5
    Milena

    Thanks so much for the free download. I didn’t do this challenge at the time but may do it now. No time like the present, right?

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