Freebie Suggestions

Is there something you would like me to create? I would LOVE some ideas! Let me know below and I’ll try and make it as a freebie!



  1. Dad says:

    Nice Blog Dodie

  2. Mary C. says:

    Love the template! Any more up your sleeve?


  3. Laser says:

    I love “doodled hand made” I would like to see hand drawn frames for both photos and full layouts

  4. Dodie says:

    Hi Laser!

    I’ve made a few doodled borders/frames. You can grab them here:

    I also made some frames for photos. You can grab them here:



  5. Rita says:

    Im a total newbie…but do like the hybrid end of digi scrap because I still like to touch my finished product, but interested in starting small such as templates for photo/greeting cards (4×6 & 5×7 ) & the key is envelopes to match the appropriate sizes. Are you able to come up with these? for one I master in the little things, I’d like to tackle the bigger 12×12 pgs. Thnx for your input !!!

    • Dodie says:

      Hi Rita,

      I have already been thinking about doing some greeting cards, so your suggestion has come at a great time! I’ll try to get a few done and you can tell me what you think =)

      Thanks so much for the suggestion!


  6. Deanie says:

    Love your templates! Thanks. Help please – I have 18 (various orientations) old B&W photos which I want to recreate on a double page layout (30 x 30/page) in such a way that it looks like pages out of one of those old fashioned photo albums with space for the comments in white underneath each photo written in your own handwriting. The pages were always black. Do you remember them or am I from another era!!? I admit that I am a scraplifter (of note), but havent found anything to suit so far.

    Thanks so much.
    Deanie Swynnerton
    South Africa

    • Dodie says:

      Hi Deanie!

      Hmmm, not sure I’m familiar with what you’ve got in mind, but I’ll do a little web searching and see what I come up with =)


  7. Lily says:

    I absolutely love overlays on papers, especially ones with faded handwriting all over it like a letter would look (even a newspaper page or book excerpts), except some areas are faded out. You could add some nice classy botanical flowers (faded and grunged) and flourishes always look gorgeous with a mix like this! You could make each one an overlay by itself and ‘we’ could put them together as we choose. A plain grungy/ splotchy overlay would be very useful for starters. So, you pick a background color, put the grungy splotchy overlay on, then the handwriting one, then flourishes and flowers or reverse the last two. With just these alone the possibilites are limitless. A variety of any of the overlay themes would make more and more options, and probably make your paper producing time so much more fun when you see the finished products. Background papers could be solids, but I love gradiated colors, water color looks, airbrushed, paint splotches/streaks etc. – the possiblity is endless!!! It doesn’t matter to me what the paper has on it, either soft and faded, or loud and colorful, but, myself personally, I don’t care for the folded up or scrunched up overlays/papers. They have their place, but for me not much, plus there’s so much of it out there already. If you could make the botanicals/flourishes/splotches available as a seperate brush or just as it gives the designer so many more options for making additional pieces (like frames and tags) that match to make a kitI hope you could understand what I’m saying as I’m not the best at explaining some things. I just know this could open a big door for you!! I have other ideas but I’ll keep them separate. Thanks, Lily

    • Dodie says:

      Hi Lily!

      Thank you SO much for your wonderful suggestion! I will definitely try to get something put together! It won’t be right away as I’m not a very fast designer *lol* – but I love the idea!

      Thank you,

  8. Lily says:

    I’ll try to keep this one shorter (I said ‘try’) ha! Something everyone needs at one time or another is nice word sayings in different sizes and assorted fonts. These aren’t really titles, but they can say much more than a title with the words chozen, and the variey of font styles and sizes can totally make the page! There can be a dictionary explanation for the main word, nice flourishes where they fit, but the ‘thought’ words are the focal point. Just for an example, you could put a dictionary faded explanation in the back, the use a phrase like ” your SMILE makes the Sun Shine on the cloudiest days”. “your” would be lower case and maybe even cursive, SMILE would be large and a different font and even different color, “makes the” the same like “your” was done, “Sun Shine” another font style and smaller than “SMILE” but larger than “your” etc. You could use the same font as you did for “SMILE” here, but smaller, different color, and mix upper and lower case. So, “your,” “makes the,” & “on the cloudiest days,” use the same cursive smaller font and color for all of these to make the other word/words focal points, and also reads with clarity, class and interest. Now, you could make a whole page of similar phrases for one theme, then do other pages with different themes and different fonts, and change something else you might like to add to dress them up. Everyone is SO busy these days that even being totally capable of making these, it would be more than wonderful to just pick one you have already made, place it and size it, maybe change the color of the focal word and your done! These say so much more than a title ever could, are also very eye catching as well as pleasing to the eye, and often add that missing ‘something, to finish a layout! I’m sure you would have lots of scrappers banging at your door if you made these and the overlays. I am far from finished for ideas, but this is a start. If I didn’t make sense about something, please email me! Thanks! Lily

  9. admin says:

    Hi everyone!

    Just to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about your suggestions, but changing servers has taken me FOREVER! I’m still putting all my free time into getting my blog straightened out on the new server!

    I’ll get to them soon!

    Thanks for your patience!


  10. Laura Lee says:

    more photo boards please

  11. Carol says:

    My grandson is a senior in high school. I would love to have some brag book pages for “graduation” and be able to make a 5X7 or 4X6 photo album for him about this special day. Have you ever considered graduation pages?
    Thanks for reading.

    • Dodie says:

      Hi Carol!

      That’s a great idea! I’ll see what I can russle up – although it won’t be for a while as I’m snowed under at work at the moment >.<

      Love brag books and a graduation one would be perfect to start working on now!

      Thanks again!

  12. Tina says:

    I love your doodled borders. Thanks!!!


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