iTunes inspired May 2015

Time for another iTunes inspired scrapbook challenge!

Seeing as you are all so good at this – I’ve got a tough one for you! 😉

Its a gorgeous cover and a bit of a step outside the comfort zone!
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Katie’s got a freebie that you might find useful – its here.

Want to see where the Creative team went with this one?

Well, its all the M’s this month :)

Mollie – aka readstoomuch – created this. Its astounding. I LOVE this so much. Wish I had both photos like this to scrap and the ability to time travel back to meet this group of ladies!

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Melissa made this fun page. Loving the rainbow splatters and the cheeky face there! Gorgeous :)

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And I made this page, knew the quirky light in this picture would work well with textures and blended colours.

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It never fails to amaze me, how such diverse page can yet be linked by one common starting point. Love the way our minds work and how all the pages turn out.

Come and help us fill the gallery, we’ve got a special iTunes only gallery here, please put your finished pages there so we can see them all together. Looking forward too being amazed by you all again. Until next month,

Melanie x

 

 

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Saturday Scraplift: Going Vertical

Good morning! Welcome to the Saturday scraplift! I’m your host, wendymck. Feeling a bit like a game show host today. :)

I am so excited to feature this page for your scraplifting pleasure this week. As soon as I saw it in the gallery I tagged it as a favorite. The colors, the vertical design, the weighted edge…it all caught my eye. And let’s not forget the adorable little girl in a polka dot swimsuit! Swoon. Today’s lift is by CelinaT and if you haven’t seen her gallery recently you really need to check it out. She’s been killing it with amazing designs!

QRedSuitJune2013WEBI just love the whimsy of this page and the vertical weighted design really works. Now check out how the design team took this inspiration and ran with it.

First up, Debi (beehive50) with another amazing soccer layout. I am so in love with this graphic, clean lines take on Celina’s page. Love the bold colors, the mix of color and b/w photos and it was a great design to allow Debi to add a ton of journaling to tell the story.

1409-scb-pt-loma-12Just Linens Paper Pack No. 57: Broyden, Brilliant Life Solids Paper Pack, Wood Veneer Words No. 13, Sumi Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Flair Mini Sports, Fastener Basics No. 01, Super Simple No. 01 Brushes and Stamps

Next up is Sarah (sterkeurs) and while she didn’t go vertical, she kept with a beachy theme and weighted the bottom of her page so she could feature the sailboat. What a great lift!

first_beach_day_2015Coffee Stains Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Tidewater Scrapbooking Collection, Cully Scrapbooking Collection, Crayon Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Great Escape Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack, Oceania Scrapbooking Collection, To the Sea Scrapbook Collection, Coco Kit

And finally, I was the literalist (sigh, it seems to be my lot in life) and I kept with the same weighted edge as Celina. I loved the journaling edge but didn’t have as much to say so I used the beads to balance out the page.

sat scrap - drama club banquetCanvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 23, Booberry Solids Paper Pack, Spider Web Overlays, GeoOverlays No. 01, To the Sea Scrapbook Collection, Blue Bird Complete Scrapbooking Collection, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01

Thanks so much for checking out this week’s Saturday Scraplift. I am looking forward to your lifts and how Going Vertical inspires you! Please post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Remember that challenge pages using 100% Designer Digitals products are eligible for our rewards program, check out the Reward thread for May. Have a great weekend!

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DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week, May 23, 2015

I just love how Liz scrapbooked this adorable story of a trip to the museum! Perfectly chosen embellishments keep the focus on the photo and a wonderfully captured story! Love this!

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Collageable Banners at DesignerDigitals

Thank you for all of your support during the sale this past week! It’s truly appreciated! While you were here, we were creating and have restocked the virtual shelves with nearly 20 new products to inspire you to scrapbook your photos! This includes one priced at just $ 99 cents and the rest 20% off, all until Midnight EST on Tuesday.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until Midnight EST Tuesday ONLY! Collageable Banners Vintage No. 01

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Creating Ombre Colored Word Art in Photoshop and PSE [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Creating Ombre Colored Word Art in Photoshop and PSE.

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Let’s Blend Challenge – Blending With Text

Happy May, everyone! Lately, Katie has designed some wonderful Watery Typecast Blends, so I thought this month we would give you some ideas on how to use them. Here are three pages from the Creative Team to get you started:

Liz (lizj) used the text as a background, which, along with her paper choice created a wonderful foundation for her blended photo.

Products used: Katie Pertiet: Great Escape Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack, Round Vintage Photo Frame Stacks No. 01, Fisherman Blendables, Blendable Layers Scratchy Borders No. 01, Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 12, Canvas Cardstocks Paper Pack No. 19, Messed Up Overlays No. 04, Title Lines Shadowed Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Readymade Edgers: Vintage No. 04, Readymade Clusters: Spring, ARTpack Wings Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Artsy Grid Overlays No. 01.

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Brenda (bbe) used the text as an overlay for this stunning full page photo. She then added more brushwork to complete the page.

Products Used: Katie Pertiet: Blendable Layers No. 31, Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 01 (freebie for this challenge), ARTpack Wings Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Artsy Grid Overlays No. 01.

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I (jcaruth910) used the other text as a partial frame and erased some of the text that was over the photo. I also doubled and recolored the frame portion.

Products used: Katie Pertiet: Watery Typecast Blends, Title Lines No. 02, Stamped Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 34, Watery Overlays, Blendable Layers No. 18, Blendable Layers No. 11, Blendable Layers No. 01, Great Escape Solids Paper Pack.

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I hope you are feeling inspired! Katie has given us a wonderful freebie pack  to use for this challenge.  Using at least one of the items in the freebie pack and your other Designer Digitals products, post your page in the Mask Appeal Scrapbook Challenge Gallery as well as in the May Challenge Participation Thread to increase your savings at Designer Digitals.  A big thank you to Liz and Brenda for creating such inspiring, beautiful layouts and helping me out with this challenge.

 

 

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Quarterly Sale Final Day at DesignerDigitals

Today is the final day of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Friday when the sale ends.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Oh Yes! Layered Template

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Subtle Inspiration: Template Mash Up Scrapbook Challenge

Templates can allow us to produce almost instant designer layouts, and sometimes that is exactly what we want and need! But templates can also provide much more subtle inspiration, and that’s one thing the template mash up challenge is really good at helping us to see. I often find myself using just a cluster of elements or the background brushwork from a template. It can be exactly what you need to either get a layout started or to give it a finishing touch.

Today I’ve chosen two jam packed Layer Works templates for you to ‘mash.’ With so many goodies on each one, you have nearly endless possibilities!

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Lindsay, Sara and I each mixed and matched with these templates, going in very different directions!

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Lindsay kept the basic design of the first Layer Works and added the framing and matting cluster from the second template. (And she also spent a lot of time recoloring elements to fit her adorable photos!) In addition to the featured templates, she used Astro Element PackAstro Solids Paper PackClassic Scraps Mini Kit No. 01Color My Love Paper PackFlower Stems Brushes and Stamps No. 03Hey There Border StripsSweet Rose Bay Element PackVintage Press: Chelsea Solids Paper PackParisian Date Stamps No. 02Yonder KitDara Kit.

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Sara’s layout kept the underlying structure of our second featured Layer Works template, pulling some grounding patterned paper strips from the second design. Sara used these additional supplies: Touring FlairsSweet Rosey Scrapbooking CollectionWatery Words Colored Transfers and BONUS Brushes No. 03Fresh Vintage: Clare Solids Paper Pack.

 

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I used fewer elements from each template, but our talented designers were still the ones who provided the inspiration for this layout design and made it come together quickly. I love how versatile templates are and how much they add to our scrapping. In addition to the two templates, I made use of Lynn’s Walden Kit.

I’d love to see you use these templates to design your own pages–taking either strong or subtle inspiration from our designers’ work! I hope you’ll post your pages in the Template Challenge Gallery for all of us to enjoy. Don’t forget, too, that if you use 100% currently available DD products on your page, it will be eligible for our rewards program! You can read all of the details and sign in for your credit in this forum thread.

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Basic Tags and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 8 of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Friday when the sale ends.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Basic Tags No. 04

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Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Quarterly Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 7 of our 2nd quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. Every regular item is now marked down 40%. The sale runs from now through Friday Morning, May 22 at 6am EST.

We have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Thursday, then 40% off for the rest of the sale.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 03

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