Scrap Sunday…

Hey all! I meant to come by yesterday and share some amazing new releases for this week, but life happens. My daughter is getting married in October, so we spent the day yesterday dress shopping. She found a beautiful one on our last stop. After I got home, I was just exhausted and didn’t accomplish anything else! So here I am today and the sales are still active if you are looking for some beautiful new goodies!!

Squeeze the Day Patterns, Solids, Elements, and Pocket Cards by ninigoesdigi at The Digital Press!
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Sweet Memories: Collection + FWP by River~Rose Designs
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This is not a new kit, but Christmas in July is happening at The Lilypad and I am hosting one of the challenges! I am not a fan of thinking about Christmas this time of year, so my challenge is to scrap a non-Christmas page using a Christmas kit. You can find it HERE if you want to play along! There’s a $3 coupon up for grabs! I used Rachel Jefferies Fa La La La La Bundle for my prom page!
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That’s it from me today! I’ll be back to share more in a day or so!! Thanks for stopping by and until next time…peace, out!

 

Scrap Saturday…

Happy Saturday, everyone!! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!! It’s been a bit busy around the week or so, and I’m looking forward to some quiet relaxing time with my book this weekend. Probably a little scrapping as well!

Stopping by here today to share a couple of gorgeous new release with you!

First up, July Jingle | Kt by Humble & Create

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And next is Be Kind: Collection + FWP by River~Rose Designs
2020 Freebie by Crystal Livesay

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There are so many other fabulous releases and I am hoping to have a little more scrap time next week! Thanks for stopping by and until next time…peace, out.

Technique Tuesday – Blending papers using the gradient tool

I thought I would take some time here and there to share some tutorials and techniques that I’ve learned and shared over time.

I’ve shared this post in a couple of forums and blogs, but I thought it would be fun to share it here. You can find the original post HERE.

Have you ever wanted to use more than one of those gorgeous background papers you have in a kit but don’t want the harsh line of stacking them? Do you have two or more papers that you think would work beautifully together? Blending papers for a background is something I do fairly often and there are actually several ways you can go about it.

One way is to use the gradient tool, which is what this tutorial is all about. It’s a fairly quick and simple way to achieve and beautiful new look.

Start by layering the the two papers you want to blend:

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With the top paper layer selected, click the layer mask icon:

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Making sure the mask is selected, choose the gradient tool. Drag your gradient line from the top edge of the image to the bottom, or bottom to top, or side to side, or even diagonally, depending on the way you want the gradient to go. You can play around with different directions to see which effect you like best. You can also start in the anywhere on the paper to move the gradient closer to one edge or corner.

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For this one, I first went from bottom to top and then moved to the center of the paper and pulled up again. And just like that, your papers are beautifully blended!

You can also play around with different gradients to get different blending effects.

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If you wish, you can add more paper layers and blend them as well.

Typically, I will then take it a step further in PS and adjust the blending options (click the fx button at the bottom and choose blending options), especially on a woodgrain to bring out the texture a bit more. Adjusting the underlying layer just adds a little more blending. You can hold the alt key while sliding to separate the pieces of the triangle for different blending effects.

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And here is my final page using this technique:

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Super fun look to achieve and really easy peasy!! Hope this is helpful! I’ll be back to share some more tips and tricks next week 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

Sweet Sunday…

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope that you all are having a safe and happy start to July! Different times we are living in for sure! For those of you in the US, I hope you were able to enjoy some 4th of July activities!

I wanted to swing by and share some of the gorgeous new releases while they are still on sale for the weekend!

Sunshine on My Face: Collection + FWP by River~Rose Designs

Sunshine

 

This is July | Collection by Dunia Designs
Duo Templates | Vol 5 by Dunia Designs

Summer-Vibes

Summer Joy Elements by Amy Wolff
Summer Joy Papers by Amy Wolff
Summer Joy Misc by Amy Wolff
Wildflower Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

Summer

 

Storyteller 2020 July Kit by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 July Pocket Cards by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 July Paint, Tape, & Flair by Just Jaimee
Wildflower Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

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Wildflower Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Wildflower Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Wild flower Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs
Wildflower Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

Sassy

 

This is Now: Misc Paperie by Rachel Jefferies
Miscellaneous Collage Bits and Bobs 1 by Rachel Jefferies
This is Now: Misc Bits and Bobs by Rachel Jefferies
This is Now: Layered Templates by Rachel Jefferies

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So many beautiful designs and still on sale today! I’ve also gotten back to playing in my planner, so I’ll be back to share that soon!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

 

New Releases…

Hi all! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We had a long one due to some flooding on Friday. Then we woke up to snow on Saturday. I seriously think Mother Nature is off her meds! But I am sure not complaining about this winter. It has been amazing!

While I have a few minutes, I thought I’d stop by and share my new release pages for this week.

It’s Pennysaver at The Digital Press, and that means amazing deals on some gorgeous products!! This page uses:
Monthly Memories: Always and Forever | Elements by Cornelia Designs
Pocket Basics Vol 2 | Photo Templates by Cornelia Designs

River~Rose Designs never ceases to amaze me with her gorgeous creations! This page uses:
Love Bandit Collection by River~Rose Designs
Love Bandit: Hearbtreaker Add-on by River~Rose
February Happened by Crystal Livesay

 

It’s BYOC at The Lilypad, so that means lots of fabulous goodies!! This page uses:
Sanctuary Kit by Lynn Grieveson
Hearts Galore Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz

 

And last but certainly not least…a new month means a new Storyteller from Just Jaimee!
Storyteller 2020 February Kit by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 February Cards by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 February Word Art by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 February Paint, Tape, & Flair by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2020 February Styles by Just Jaimee

 

I’ll be back later with a Project Life update! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!! Until next time…peace, out…

 

Simply Sunday…

I have been so bad about coming here to share my layouts for Simple Scrapper, and believe it or not, they are always some of my most favorite!

I love being a part of the team at Simple Scrapper. I really feel like it helps me to create some meaningful, purposeful layouts and inspires me to create pages that I may not have thought of otherwise. The Premium Membership offers exclusive content and a supportive, generous, and inspiring community. So much amazing content! Some of the benefits include a private groups, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome!

And here are my pages for July, August, and September:

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There are just so many amazing resources that go along with a Simple Scrapper Premium Membership! It is totally worth checking in to and trying out!!

So, that’s it for me today! I hope you are enjoying your week!! Peace, out…

New this week…

Happy Friday! Hope you have a fantastic weekend on tap, wherever you are in the world! Personally, I’m hoping for a quiet, simple weekend at home. I haven’t had one of those for a few weeks!

Stopping by today to share a couple of fabulous new releases for this week!

First up, a new month coming means a new Storyteller from Just Jaimee!! I think every new one becomes my new favorite!

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Storyteller 2019 July Collection by Just Jaimee
November 2018 Template by Just Jaimee

Next is Rack ‘Em Up Collection by River~Rose. I’m loving this one because I have quite a few photos from our days of shooting pool at the Elk’s Club that I haven’t scrapped yet. Plus, I just adore the color combination! Those are my colors!

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Rack ‘Em Up Collection by River~Rose
iNSD 2018 Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason

I didn’t have time to scrap with much else this week, but I hope to have more next time! Make sure you catch these goodies on sale this weekend!! Until next time, peace, out…

Life in Pockets…

Hope you’re having a great week! I had to look to see the last time I updated with Life in Pockets pages,  and I see that I’m actually not that far behind. This is the reason I love using Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go Templates! They make being caught up and staying caught up so easy! I haven’t gotten more than a couple of weeks behind this year and we are just about at the half way point. Wow, that’s hard to believe!

Anyway, I thought I would stop by today and share my latest pages! This is such a fun project and I am so glad I started it! Now to find time to go back and try to catch up on the years I missed!

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Are you doing any tome of Life in Pockets or Project Life? I’d love to see your work! Thanks for taking the time to look! Peace, out…

Project Life Update…

Just wanted to stop by really quickly tonight and share my latest Weekly Pocket Pages. I am happily up to date and hope that I am able to stay that way for the rest of the year haha

Here are weeks 20-23 🙂

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It’s been a busy time!! I’m hoping that my upcoming pages reflect some relaxation time!! Until next time…peace, out…

Holy Cow…

Well the last month has sure flown by! If you know me, you know that this time of year is always the busiest for me. The end of the school year and all that goes along with it makes me about crazy. We are a couple of weeks from school being out and I’m feeling it for sure! I’m hoping to do some catching up around here this weekend while we have an extra day off, but for now I’m thought I’d pop in and share this weekend’s new releases.

New from Just Jaimee is Mom Life – Storyteller May 2019 Add-on

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Mom Life Mini Theme Kit – Storyteller May 2019 Add-on by Just Jaimee
Sketched Template November 2016 by Just Jaimee

New from Allison Pennington and Lynn Grieveson

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Okey Dokey Patterns and Backgrounds by Allison Pennington
Okey Dokey Elements by Allison Pennington
Okey Dokey Journal Cards by Allison Pennington
Blockables by Lynn Grieveson

 

And new from River~Rose

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Counting Stars Collection by River~Rose
Ying Yang by Crystal Livesay and Jimbo Jambo Designs

 

Aren’t they all fantastic!! I’ll be back with more later this weekend!! I hope that you all have fun plans and make wonderful memories this weekend!! Peace, out…