New CU Super Stripes and a Free Sample

I love stripes! I always have.  I think it is because they are so neat and orderly.  This week, as I continue to unpack and organize things in our new home, I was especially drawn to straight lines and having things orderly!  When I sat down at my computer to work on some designs, orderly stripes were on my mind!  My new Super Stripes Collection is the result!

Available @

SnickerdoodleDesigns     theStudio     CUDigitals

Enjoy a 20% Introductory Savings on Sets 1, 2, 3, and 4

or a 50% Savings on the entire Collection!

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Super Stripe Overlays are simple to use!   Just place a layer of color on top of the Overlay layer and experiment with different Blending Modes, Opacity Levels, or Levels to create a variety of looks from just one overlay.

In the sample below, I have used Super Simple Overlay Set 3, #1.  I placed a yellow-gold color overlay on top of Super Simple Overlay Set 3, #1, and changed the blending mode of the color overlay to Darker Color.

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Here are some other samples, using the SAME Overlay, but different blending modes.  From left to right, starting on the first row, I used the Blending Modes: Overlay, Divide, Screen, and Pin Light.

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Overlays are so versatile and go a long way in helping us stretch our stash!

Want to give it a try yourself?  You can download this Super Stripe Sample here.

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Last Day to Shop CUDigitals Retirement Products!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to shop the massive clearance sale at CUDigitals. Make sure you grab those last few items you’ve been thinking about before this category is turned off on July 25 in the morning.

Shop all designers here
Shop my SnickerdoodleDesigns CU store (retiring products) here

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Tutorial: The Marquee Tools in Photoshop, Part 1

This week’s tutorial on Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s blog is entitled “The Marquee Tools in Photoshop, Part 1.”

This tutorial was the result of a request from a new digital scrapbook enthusiast, just learning Photoshop.  I hope it serves as a great refresher for seasoned users too!

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Tutorial & Freebie: Creating your own Style Strips for Photoshop Layer Styles

For the past few weeks, we have been looking at Photoshop Styles.  Here are links to past tutorials, in case you missed one:

Many of you have written to tell me that you like that I include, what I call, Style Strips in my Styles products.  Many of you have also asked how to make your own Style Strips for Styles you own or ones that purchase from other designers.  It’s very simple to do…..

Read the rest of this tutorial on theStudio’s Blog: Creating your own Style Strips for Photoshop Layer Styles

Download the Styles Strip Template that I use to help you get started with making your own Style Strips! This template is available on the Studio’s blog post.

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Tutorial: Repositioning Pattern Overlays in Photoshop Layer Styles

Today, let’s continue looking at Pattern Overlays in Photoshop Styles.  If you haven’t been able to join us the past 3 weeks, for your easy reference, here are the links to our recent conversations

For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CS6, although I believe it works in most Photoshop versions.  We are unable to access Style Patterns in Photoshop Elements.

Read the rest of this tutorial on theStudio’s blog…..