templates are the best part of digi-scrapping.
some will argue that control/command Z is the best things....but for me?
templates all the way!!
supercool template from theshabbyshoppe
take this freebie from theshabbyshoppe's easy as pie series. i love the shaped photo and the paper layers, plus everything is better with some cute scalloped borders.
my style is a little more minimal than the template called for, so i just deleted all the embellishment layers and used the paper layers for my design.
paper and elements from karla dudley
gennifer B's blueprints @ designhousedigital
designhousedigital has the best freebies:) genniferb's blueprint series is one of the best out there.
again, i primarily use templates for photo placement and delete/add/change things as i go along.
this template has a block of photo/paper layers already shadowed for you.
paper and elements by karla dudley