Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Free Digital Scrapbooking Template

I had hoped to create another new freebie today but too many other things got in the way and I didn't get it done. Tomorrow I leave for a 4-day scrapbooking get-away where I will have intermittent internet access (if that) so I decided that, instead of making you wait 4 days for another freebie, I'd bring back 2007's most popular template freebie.

It's called Clean & Classy:

(click on the image to download this template!)

The inspiration for this layout came from an issue of Martha Stewart Living. I love that magazine for the way the pages are laid out, even the ads are gorgeous.

Here is the layout with photos added:

This was a sample layout to show how a wedding photographer might use a digital layout as a way to promote their business, or as a title page in their portfolio.

I'd love to see what you do with my template, and any of my other products. Send me your layouts and I'll feature them on my blog!

And, as always, if you'd like me to use this template and create a digital scrapbook layout for you, just let me know. Call me toll-free anytime at (866) 521-DIGI (3444), or email me!

If I use any of my templates when I create your layouts, the cost is less than half the price of a fully custom-designed digital layout - just $9.99!

Click here to see lots more template by Webajeb.

I've offered a number of freebies this month; to see them, browse back to earlier posts for January of 2009. Also, the Webajeb Newsletter for February will go out next Wednesday, and it always includes a freebie, a special coupon, and lots of fun info, so if you are not already on my email list, be sure to sign up here (scroll to bottom of page).

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Freebie Digital Scrapbook Bath Time Title

Click on the image to download!
(04/16/09: sorry, this link has expired but you can still get
this fun bathtime tag in my online store for just $.99!

Hi all, it's been a few days since I posted. I took a bit of a break from the computer and spent most of my time on personal projects (if you're interested you can read more about those projects on my personal blog.

Figured everyone must be tired by now of all the Obama digital stuff so here's a little something to use on those fun bath time pages that we all make at one time or another -- every child's scrapbook's got at least one!

It's FREE so just click on the image to download. Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Obama Digital Scrapbook Paper-Andy Warhol Inspired

My fourth custom-designed Obama digital scrapbook paper. I love the Andy Warhol look; it's very graphic, colorful, and definitely different. It's 12x12 in size, .JPG format, and 300 dpi.

You can get it right here, right now for just One American Dollar!

If more things were just one dollar maybe we wouldn't need an economic stimulus package at all!

Be sure to check out previous posts, too, for more Obama/Inauguration digital scrapbook paper and other elements!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Digital Photo Modification - Adding a Bridal Bouquet

The beautiful bride. This is my daughter-in-law, Dianna, on her wedding day. This photo is her mom's favorite, and one that she (Terry) wants to have enlarged and framed. While at Terry's house on Christmas Day she showed me a large photo of herself on her own wedding day. She and Dianna could have been twins, they looked that much alike. And the way they were posed, with a mirror behind them, and pretty furniture and flowers nearby, was so similar it was eerie!

Except for one thing.

Terry had her bridal bouquet in her hands. Dianna doesn't. The photographer, Jeff Fassett, took photos with and without the flowers and it just happened that the photo that looks most like Terry's is one without the bouquet. Isn't that just the way things happen sometimes!

Well, Terry really wanted THAT photo but WITH the bouquet. Dianna had told Terry about my little biz of digital scrapbooking and that I also did photo restoration, repair, and modifications. Terry asked me, did I think I could add the bouquet??

But, of course!

I have all the digital photos from Jeff already because I'm going to be creating Rodrigo and Dianna's wedding album (which I'll be starting on January 29th while at a scrapbooking retreat in Pacific Grove, CA.) so I started looking through the pictures for one that had a bouquet I could "lift."
I found this one (above), where Dianna is standing in an almost identical pose, but with her bridal bouquet in her hands. Perfect!

I pulled both photos into a new Photoshop document and layered Dianna without her bouquet over Dianna with her bouquet. Then using a layer mask and a small, soft brush I "painted" over the areas of the top photos with black to allow the bouquet to show through. I had to zoom in quite close at times to deal with the eensy fronds of fern and the tiny blossoms that cascade down the front of Dianna's dress, as well as make sure the appropriate shadows came through as well. A little bit painstaking, but very fun!
I think the result is quite nice, what do you think?

If you have a similar situation, or a photo with distracting backgrounds, or an old photo with cracks and dirt, or whatever, call me and let's talk! Toll-free anytime: (866) 521-DIGI (3444).

Chances are, I can help!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Paper - Barack Obama

If you missed the freebie paper, or have already purchased one paper and want one or both of the others, here they are in a set, for just $2.49! Each paper normally sells (on my website) for $1.00 each, so this is a deal. Just use the Buy Now button below.

There is more Obama paper and Word Art to come in the next few days. I hope to also get some embellishments created, too, as well as another patriotic-style alpha, I'm thinking a more formal looking one. Basically, I'm just letting my imagination take over and seeing where it takes me.

So, if you have anything in mind, Obama-style, that you'd like to see, that would really make your Inauguration 2009 pages complete, just let me know and I'll see what I can do. I always love a challenge!

I'd love to see any layouts you make with my digital designs, so don't hesitate to email them to me, or send me a link to where they are posted.

Happy scrapping, and be sure to check back for more fun stuff!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obama Inauguration Digital Word Art

Just in time for those Inauguration and Barack Obama digital scrapbook layouts, here is a set of digital word art by Webajeb. Use each piece as is, make it into a brush, color it, re-size it, add embossing or drop-shadows, whatever you want. The set includes four quotes by Barack Obama, and three Inauguration titles (one of the titles has two variations) so you get, in all, eight pieces of word art.

I'm offering the entire set of word art for only $2.49!! The word art is delivered in .PNG format (with transparent background) and 300 dpi.

Get it now at my online store - just click Here!

I'd love to see any layouts you make with my word art, or any of the other Obama digital papers and embellishments I have offered recently (see my Archives list on the left-hand side of my blog for links to more Obama digital designs). Just email me a .jpg version of your layout and I'll share it right here on my blog!

Other Obama digital scrapbook stuff: Obama Digital Paper, Patriotic Alpha (with FREE Obama digital paper), and FREE Obama name in patriotic alpha.

Friday, January 16, 2009

FREEBIE - Obama Digital Scrapbook Paper with Purchase of Patriotic Alpha Set

FREE custom-designed Obama Digital Scrapbook Paper...

...when you buy my patriotic digital alphabet/numbers set.

(all dropshadows are for preview only)
The alpha set includes alphas A through Z:
The numbers 0 through 9:...and some punctuation - ampersand, exclamation point, dollar sign, question mark, asterisk, comma (can also be used for quote marks) and a period.

Get everything at my online store HERE for just $1.49!

Other Obama digital scrapbook stuff: Obama Digital Paper, Obama Digital WordArt, and FREE Obama name in patriotic alpha.

Freebie - OBAMA Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment

(Click on the image to download / drop-shadows are only for preview)

The response for Wednesday's Obama digital scrapbook paper was overwhelming! Clearly, there's a desire for all-things-Obama right now. So, I've been working on more digital papers, an alpha, and there will also be word art by the end of the weekend, and who knows what else I may come up with! So be sure to check back frequently. Or, better yet, subscribe to my blog (use the Subscribe button on the top left) or add me to your blog reader; that way you'll get instant notification when I post an update.

Today's freebie (above) is also a sneak peek at the alpha that I'll be finishing up this morning (Friday 01/16/09). "Obama" is a .PNG file so it has a transparent background. It is 300 dpi. There are no drop-shadows so you can add your own as desired.

Stay tuned for the entire alpha AND numbers PLUS I'll be uploading another Obama digital scrapbooking background paper! TODAY!!

Be sure to check the archive list (left side of my blog) for other Obama digital designs by Webajeb!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Freebie - Obama Digital Scrapbook Paper

Inauguration Day is at hand and whether you're celebrating or in mourning (LOL!), it's still a day that will go down in history - your history - so be sure to mark the day with a scrapbook page layout.

To help you create your layout, here is a free digital paper that you can use as a background, journaling or title page, or whatever you wish.

It's 12x12 and 300 dpi. Let me know what you think - please leave me a comment!

This will be FREE only until Saturday (01/17/09), at which time I will put it on sale for just 99 cents

UPDATE 01/17/09: The time period to get this very popular digital paper FREE has expired, but you can still get it, and other great papers, at my online store here!

Tell your friends!

Be sure to check the archive list (left side of my blog) for other Obama digital designs by Webajeb!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ladybug Digital Paper and Embellishment

Love ladybugs? Then this digital ladybug and her matching ladybug paper is for you!

Whipping up a page layout will be a snap with these! Just add your photo(s), a title and some journaling, and one or more sweet ladybugs and you're done! As an added bonus, I have also included the paper with several ladybugs already added.

This mini set is just $1.49. All images are 300 dpi. The papers are .jpg files and the ladybug is a .png.

Get these items and many more here. When you are done viewing the ladybug kit, be sure to click the Home button at the top of the page and then go to my online store. LOTS of digital products and new ones are being added daily!

Finally, have fun with ladybugs!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Year-in-Review Digital Layout Template Freebie

Here's my own Year in Review for 2008. This page went together very quickly because I used the Webajeb-Year-in-Review-2008 page template. There are 12 squares around the perimeter, one for each month of the year, and then a larger square in the middle for a photo representative of the entire year.

The title "Year in Review" and the year "2008" are actually cut out of the larger square, so the background paper shows through. There's a thin black stroke and a drop shadow on all the squares. The names of the months are in white type on each of the 12 outer squares and, since the text is on separate layers in the template, can be easily moved around as needed.

Here is the template without photos:

This is the monthly freebie for my newsletter subscribers. If you are a newsletter subscriber you can either send me 13 photos and I'll create your 2008 Year in Review digital layout file and email it to you, OR (NEW in 2009!) you can download the layered template FREE via the link provided in the newsletter and create the layout yourself!!

Not a newsletter subscriber?? No problem! Just go to my website, scroll to the bottom of the homepage, and sign up! Your info is kept completely confidential, and you can easily unsubscribe anytime.

Once you have signed up you will receive the current month's newsletter (within a day or so) and be eligible for any freebies and specials offered that month. From then on, unless you unsubscribe, you will receive a newsletter once per month (usually on the first Wednesday of the month) with news, info, freebies, and coupons.

What are you waiting for? Come on over to Webajeb!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Digital Elements for Sale - and a FREEBIE

Just $1.49

Get them Here at my online store!

As mentioned in this recent post, I have been working on creating my first set of digital elements for sale, and they're done! In that same post is a freebie - the airplane from this set - so if you haven't already and would like to download the freebie first, see if you like it before you purchase the set, click here.

Boy, was there a learning curve in figuring out how to "package" my elements, zip them up for quick download, upload to the file sharing site,, and finally, learn how to add a "Pay Now" button allowing someone (like you, hopefully!) to actually go through the purchase process.


I THINK I have the Buy Now button set up correctly. If you have ANY trouble using it please shoot me off an email at so that I can find the problem and fix it, as well as give you an alternate way to pay and then receive your download link (so you don't have to wait while the hair-tearing-fixing is going on).

Isn't technology wonderful???

UPDATE: 01/07/09 - The Buy Now button is working - yay! When you click on it you will be presented with a Paypal screen. At this point you can either login to Paypal (if you have an account) OR you can pay with a credit card without a Paypal account. Read the screen carefully and then make your choice as to how you want to proceed. Once your payment has been accepted you will be taken to the download screen. If you have ANY trouble, just email me at Enjoy!

Yet another update: 08/10/09! I'm no longer using the Buy Now buttons; please go to my online store to purchase my designs and products. Thx so much for your support!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Webajeb Word of the Year 2009

(click on the banner to visit Tip Junkie)

Usually I would reserve a topic like New Year's resolutions for my personal blog, but I've come across something along the lines of a resolution that I think also relates to my small business.

At Tip Junkie's blog, this week's "Talk To Me Tuesday" post is about something similar to New Year's resolutions but, I think, powerfully different.

The idea is to choose a single word that represents, or sums up, what you want for yourself for 2009. I participated in the exercise on a personal level, which you can read about here, but I decided to also choose a word to use as a reminder of what I want for my small business in 2009.

Of course, some of the first words to come to mind are Craft, Create, or Imagine, but no one of those words really covers all I hope for with regard to my designs, my services, or my products. Those words float around in my head all the time anyway. Finally, I realized that what I really long to do, and what I believe will be the most productive thing I could do this coming year for the growth of my business, is:


So that's my Word of the Year for Webajeb Digital Photo Albums & Portfolios.

I hope you'll pop over to the Tip Junkie and join in the Word of the Year exercise. Not only will it get you thinking, and get you motivated to figure out a distinct direction that you'd like your life to take, but there's a giveaway, too!! A gorgeous custom-designed pendant inscribed with your chosen word courtesy of Tabetha of Reminisce Heirlooms. It will be given away to randomly chosen participant, so get over there!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Digital Freebie from Webajeb

Click on the airplane to download!

I've finally had a little time to play around with new techniques and create some fun, new stuff to use on my digital scrapbook layouts. Some time back, via Scott Kelby's book "Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks," I learned how to turn solid black shapes, like an airplane, into cool metallic digital elements. For the past couple of days I've been having a great time applying the technique to a fun variety of shapes.

One of my plans for 2009 has been to package up some of my own custom-designed papers, elements, alphas, etc., and offer them for sale or as freebies to the digital scrapbook community. My first set of elements offered is going to be a set of metallic shapes. I hope to get the set completed and available for sale in the next few days.

Meanwhile, enjoy the freebie. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!