Friday, February 22, 2013
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Here's a close up of the left side:
And the right side:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hi all! I'm posting a tutorial today on the Make It Crafty Blog on using digital stamps with your digital scrapbook pages. There are several ways to do this. You can print out the image you want to use, color it, scan it and then use it like an element on your digital page. You can color the image digitally and then use it on your page. Today, I'm going to use the image with a digital paper and create a sticker effect. If you want to use multiple papers, check out my tutorial on digital paper piecing.
I'm using Photoshop Elements 8 for this tutorial. It should work with other photo editing software. The first step is to import your image into PSE. I'm using Fair Carousel by Make It Crafty. Be sure to use a .png image or remove the background before starting this tutorial.
Hide the kraft paper layer by clicking the little eyeball to the left of the layer in the layer menu (lower right). Use your magic wand tool and click anywhere in the checkerbox area to select all of the background. If you find that you are selecting more than you intended, then all of the lines aren't closed on the image. On this image I had to go in with the pen tool and connect the lines in the lower right. You can remove them later.
You'll have a cut out of the paper in the shape of your image.
Move the kraft paper layer underneath the image layer in your layer menu.
Select all of the white areas with your magic wand tool. Turn off "continuous" on the top before you select to get all the areas. Press delete. Now you have your image outline with your paper filling in.
Fair Carousel Digi Stamp by Make It Crafty
Under the Big Top by Meredith Cardall Designs
Kraft Paper from Adventures in Yardwork by Meredith Cardall Designs
Gimme Layers v.49 by Cluster Queen Creations
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hi all! I'm scrapping again after my sickness/vacation hiatus. Cluster Queen Creations and Erica Zane have teamed up this week to bring you a fantastic new kit - You are Amazing! Here's my layout of my "after" race picture.
This is my last catch-up post. Today, I have my card from Cupcake Inspirations #195, which is over. We were sponsored by
Here was our inspiration cupcake (linked to original source)
Here's my card with Ice Cube Snowman by SKDigis. I'm trying to get an early start on my Christmas cards.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hi all! This is my second catch up post from being sick/on vacation. I missed posting about Cupcake Inspirations challenge #194, which is long over. We were sponsored by
and here was our inspiration cupcake (linked to original source)
Here's my card. I love the colors in the cupcakes. Instead of the chocolate, I switched to a vanilla!
The image and sentiment are from Fresh Brewed Designs.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I'm way behind in my card posts. I've been sick since mid-January with strep, ear infection and the flu. I finally got better and we went away for a week to Disney World. Stay tuned for lots of digi scrap layouts! So, I'm catching up this week with posts for cards that I made, but that didn't get posted.
Today, I'm going to show you the card I made for last Saturday's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. There is still time to enter this challenge. Also, we're having a giveaway on the CIC blog to start our 200th challenge celebrations. All you need to do is leave a comment on the challenge blog to be entered to win.
This week, we're sponsored by
Here's our inspiration cupcake (linked to original source). Aren't the colors beautiful?
Here's my card featuring A Bundle of Love by A Day for Daisies. I colored the image using Copics on Make It Colour paper.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hi all! Today is my day to post on the Make it Crafty Blog. Our theme this week is friends and our coloring challenge was brown hair. I took on both with my card.
Here's my coloring cheat sheet. The first set is her hair, up to E29. E00 - E11 is her skin. R35-R38 are all the red bits. Y12 - Y17 are all the purple bits and the rest is the grey puppy.