Are you ready for DSD?

Digital  Scrapbooking Day is this Saturday, November 1st!  It is a day set aside to celebrate our craft, enjoy our talents… and pick up the things on our Wish-List at great sale prices!

I love shopping on DSD, and I love putting together great deals for you as well!  Be sure to come on by my shop on Friday afternoon when we will begin the festivities!

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See you soon!

New! Handpainted Thanksgiving!

I know Halloween isn’t quite here yet, but I couldn’t resist getting together some Thanksgiving characters for those of you who may be planning your Thanksgiving crafts now.  These characters would look great on Thanksgiving greeting cards! Or how about cutting a paper towel holder in 1-2 inch lengths, covering those “tubes” with scrapbook or tissue paper, then printing and gluing a character to each tube, to create unique napkin holders?

Handpainted Thanksgiving is available at
SnickerdoodleDesigns     |     theStudio     |     CUDigitals
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I always love seeing what you do with my designs! Please feel free to share!

Tutorial: Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop

In your scrapbooking layouts or photo editing, have you ever wished you could either hide or repeat an element for artistic purposes? Photoshop has given us a tool to easily accommodate that wish, and that tool is the Clone Stamp.  Today, let’s take a look at this tool and see how it can help us.

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

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I hope you find this tutorial helpful!

NEW Vintage Book Overlays; Sets 5, 6, 7, 8 and Free Sampler

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had come across a treasure-trove of books, dating back as far as 1844?  I was able to sit down this week and browse thru some more of them.  Once again, I couldn’t resist the wonderful textures of the book covers, and created 4 more sets of Vintage Book Overlays.

I love adding texture to my papers, and these overlays work beautifully for that purpose.  They are extremely versatile and can be used in multiple ways.  A few of the fastest, most simple ways include placing a layer of cover over the overlay and then experimenting with blend modes.  You can get some lovely effects by placing the overlay on a layer above a paper, and changing the blending mode, experimenting with opacity levels, Levels, and Curves.  These are just a FEW of the ways you can stretch your stash using overlays.

Vintage Book Overlays come with a Commercial Use license, but are the perfect addition to anyone’s Personal Use stash as well.

Available at:
SnickerdoodleDesigns     |     theStudio     |     CUDigitals

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Would you like to try experimenting with a sample?

Just click on the here or on the image below to download!

(Edit: 9:07 AM 10-25-2014; the download link has been corrected)

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy working with this Sample!

Real Life Scrapped: Designer Focus

Hi there!  I am the Designer Focus over at Real Life Scrapped this week! I hope you’ll pop over to see my interview, pick up a great coupon, and browse the Real Life Scrapped site! It is a great place to network with other scrappers, and the Gallery has the most wonderful inspiration!