iTunes inspired scrapbooking challenge

The December challenge is here!

Now I am aware you may be drowning under a billion things to do, lots of gift wrapping and a generous helping of Plum pudding -but! Maybe you do have some scrapping time, or perhaps you will squirrel this idea away til the main meal is over and peace comes back!  I found a festive and not at all difficult challenge for you to be inspired by. An ideal page to use for the December photos you are taking.

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There is a lot I like here; the colours tucked above the almost monochrome picture, the big image and title, the subtle festive baubles, the rainbow writing up in the corner, that soft overlay, those fonts mixed together, and the entire ‘vintage’ mood it sets.

Heres how the fabulous creative team used it ;

Justbnsharon has such a jolly happy page! The photos so unstaged that it itself just makes you join in smiling, never mind on such a cheery page –  and the bauble style tags are just clever.

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Grandma Lynnie has also used pink :) and taken it away from festive photos to show you how versatile the starting point is – and how brilliantly she scrapbooks!

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My own page is not a big image, but a chance to gather many small snapshots from a recent outing, and save them on one page. itunesolympiaweb

 

I hope we have made you keen to get going on your own pages :) I really look forward to seeing what you create. Pop it into our special iTunes gallery so we can view them all together.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,  see you in January!

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Cutting Files Chunky Cuts and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 22 of our Days of December sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new batch of 450 random items marked down 40% we also have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s random sale items and the $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday morning.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 05

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Santa Trees and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 21 of our Days of December sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new batch of 450 random items marked down 40% we also have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s random sale items and the $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Tuesday morning.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Santa Trees No. 02

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Saturday Scraplift: Golden Time

Hi, Chrissy here with the Saturday Scraplift. Are we all feeling ready to face the holidays? I’m feeling festive now, enjoying the Christmas pages in the gallery. This one by Sandy (Grandy924) really drew me in with the gold and the vertical ripped frame. The story is fantastic, a reminder of how great our hobby is for recording memories.

ssl grandy_blogEsther and Jana jumped at the chance to lift this lovely page. I love the comparison between the trees on Esther’s page. I do covet colour-coordinated trees, I think they look awesome, but I confess that our tree also contains ornaments of every colour, picked up from many trips. It’s what makes a tree personal in my mind.

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Esther used Min Jul Element Pack; Blendable Layers No. 04; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 02; December Circles No1; Golden Pines Paper Pack; Pieces of Memories (an old challenge template).

Jana was inspired by the gold in Sandy’s page, as well as the vertical frame. She’s used photos of a friend’s tree, isn’t it fantastic?Believe-in-the-Magic_blog Jana used MinJul Papers; Be Golden Clusters No. 01; Gilded Photo Frames No. 01; Golden Essentials No. 01; Gold Stars No. 01; Glammed Up Sentiments No. 01; Layer Works No. 508 (modified); Readymade Borders Christmas No.3.

I was also inspired by the frame, and chose this photo of Amy showing off a paper snowflake. Such a simple activity, I had my 15 year-old Physics class making some yesterday on the last day of term!

snowflakes_blogI used Ripped Photo Frames No. 04; Min Jul Scrapbook Collection; Frosted Fun Element Pack; Strung-along Festive.

I hope you’ll play along with the challenge. Post your pages in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. Also all pages posted for the challenge, and using 100% Designer Digitals products will be eligible for the rewards program, so don’t forget to keep track of that too in the December Challenge Thread!

 

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DesignerDigitals Hot Page of the Week, December 20, 2014

December Daily albums are underway and I love this page by Anke! Showcasing special ornaments is a great memory to capture during the holiday season! Let it inspire you to scrapbook your memories too!

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Wood Veneer Words December and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 20 of our Days of December sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new batch of 450 random items marked down 40% we also have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s random sale items and the $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Monday morning.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Wood Veneer Words: December No. 01

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Winter Words Brushes at DesignerDigitals

Good Morning! Busy days around here! College break has begun, temperatures are dropping as winter sets in here in the US. Now heading into the last week before Christmas arrives we have over 20 new products to inspire you to scrapbook your December Memories! This includes one priced at just $ 99 cents and the others 20% off which are at that price until Midnight Tuesday evening.

Today is day 19 of our Days of December sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new batch of 450 random items marked down 40% we also have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s random sale items and the $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday morning.

And here is the NEW $ 99 cent item priced this way until 6am EST Sunday ONLY! Winter Words Brushes and Stamps No. 03

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Art Journal Inspiration #10 Dec 2014

 

Hello everyone!

 

It is getting close to Christmas for most of you and I hope you won’t be too busy to take some time off to perhaps get inspired for some new AJ technique that I learned. This is so cool.

I started out with a photo I took a long time ago but that I converted to black and white. And then went into the Filter Gallery in Photoshop and chose the Cutout filter. May aim was to made several blocks of tones from dark to light, something like this:

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  • I then used the Magic Wand to to select different areas based on tone (dark/light) . Be sure the “Contiguous” option is not checked.
  • After each selection is made, I loaded that selection as a layer mask on a new group.
  • I then placed placed different papers each group, restricting their visibility to that layer mask selection.

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Then I opened a new 12×12 page and pulled my blocked out flower photo onto the page. This is the start of my AJ page. Then the fun starts….

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Here is my final page:

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I truly hope you can find the time to sit down and do some digital art journaling despite seasonal holiday parties. Be sure to post your art in our Art journal Gallery.

Until next time – stay warm and safe.  ~ aino.

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Viewing Product Close-ups, Sample Layouts and Layout Credits in the Store [Video]

This week’s tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Viewing Product Close-ups, Sample Layouts and Layout Credits in the Store.

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Jolly Good Edgers and Days of December Sale at DesignerDigitals

Today is day 18 of our Days of December sale here at DesignerDigitals. We have a new batch of 450 random items marked down 40% we also have a brand new $ 99 cent item. Today’s random sale items and the $ 99 cent item will be at that price until 6am EST on Saturday morning.

Today’s $ 99 cent special is: Jolly Good Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 06

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