Something Wonderful Template and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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We have 22 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 6am EST on Wednesday.

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We also have over 375 Blendable items now marked down 40%! These items will be at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday.

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How to Use Spill Frames 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 How to Use Spill Frames in Photoshop and PSE.

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Getting Artsy With Digital Scrapbooking: Circles

We only have a few days left in this month to get all the challenges in, so let’s do something simple, create a page with circles. I am thinking about blending them into the background and Katie has a cute freebie that will let you do just that. You can grab it right here
Of course we have a couple of examples to illustrate. The first page is by Lindsay (bessysue581)

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She didn’t think she was very artsy, but look at that page….. it’s beautifully artistic. I love the repeat circles with the text background. Just lovely! Here are the items she used on her page:

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Blendable Layers No. 57 – Coming Soon, Everyday Moment Brushes & Stamps – Coming Soon, Spill Frame Layers No. 14 – Coming Soon,  Around Words Messy: YOU Brushes and Stamps , Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 04, Clean Stitched Hearts: White No. 01,
Everlasting Add-On Paper Pack, Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Golden Glitter Splatters No. 01, Mix-n-Match Garden No. 01, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 05
I used a few circles on my page as well, some I colored, some I made white to blend in. Lots of possibilities with circles 🙂 Just as a FYI, the photo is another one of my DD’s selfies, I can’t claim it….
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Here is what I used:
K. Pertiet:
Floresta elements – coming soon, Floresta solids – coming soon, Floresta PP – coming soon
torn templates No.2Big Bottom Lift, Artsy Lopsy Layered Frames No.1, watery circles No.1, starglows No.1
Don’t forget to post your pages in the Artsy Challenge gallery  and also pop a link in the August Participation Thread so that we can find your creations 🙂 I hope you enjoy this month’s Artsy Challenge and have fun creating.

Anke

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Blendable Layers and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

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It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1054 items marked down 50% + 6 items from the designers priced at 99c! These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.

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A Great Mix for Back To School-A Challenge!

It’s that wonderful Back to School time of year for many of us! It’s a really different experience than in the past for this retired teacher, but I am enjoying scrapping all of my grandchildren’s back to school photos now. Katie has loads of wonderful Back To School products in the Designer Digitals store, but I chose to mix it up this month and choose a Curated Studio Mix that gives us some wonderful items from many different kits. For this month’s Wayback Wednesday Challenge, we will be using Curated Studio Mix 13–and it will be on sale starting tomorrow!

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I am a bit behind in my back to school scrapping. I just got a new picture of these two from this year and I am just scrapping last year’s photo! I found some great elements to use for this page in the Curated Studio Mix 13-background paper, frame, title and lots of embellishments.

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If you enjoy using this kit as much as I did, please add your page to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery for everyone to enjoy. Also, don’t forget to add your page to the August Participation Sign-in Forum to earn a valuable coupon to the DD store! Happy scrapping!

 

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iTunes inspiration Challenge

August’s challenge is here already! I never have enough hours in the day during the summer and I confess I am waiting for the slightly slower pace of autumn. Then I can catch up with my personal scrapbooking. Awful lot of summer pictures waiting!

If you’d like a challenge to summon up some mojo, and to push you outside your usual comfort zone, then how about joining in with this challenge?

Simply take our starting point – this month it is a very cool album (and absolutely nothing like my usual scrap booking style!)- and see where the inspiration leads you!

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To help you along the way there is a fab freebie from Katie, that you may or may not use on your page.  You can pick that up on this link here.

Showing how diverse this challenge can be, take a look at two pages from the Creative Team.

Shannamay has a beautiful relaxing page to share. A deep breath on a page!

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And my own page is here. Both of us taking the ‘picture within a picture’ idea and running in different ways with it.

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Different pages, different style but I had to smile when I saw how similar our colour choices and both with leaves too!

Really cant wait to see the iTunes gallery full of these pages, I just know you are going to create a pile of beautiful layouts!  You can upload them to our own iTunes Gallery right here.

 

Looking forward to next month, see you then.

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Saturday Scraplift: Using Text as Art

I have a long-standing love affair with letters, words, fonts, and alphabets, so I was instantly attracted to Kacy’s (Crafty Kacy) clever page Things We Learn from Dogs. I love the way she mixed word art, word strips, and elements to journal in such an inventive way. My fellow Creative Team members and I were eager to take inspiration from Kacy’s page.

Kacy’s page:

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Merr (digigrandma) used a sentiment she found on a card as her primary journaling, and she located part of it right on her photo, a technique that always appeals to me. She extended her journaling and her color scheme with a series of word art elements that help to frame the cute photo of her grandsons. What a great salute to little boys and summer!

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Credits: Cardstock Alphabet: Whimsy Chocolate; Basic Chipboard Alphabet: Blue; Chevron Stamped Alphabet; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Krafty Canvas Paper Pack No. 01; Abisko Washi Tapes; Handdrawn Corners Brushes and Stamps No. 01; DoodleDo Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Krafty Guys Element Pack; Wood Veneer Geometrics; DoubleD Doodles: Summer; Capped

Liz (lizziet5) also used an adorable black and white photo of her two grandsons on a mostly monochromatic page with pops of turquoise and gold. I love how she centered the photo between two text blocks on a band at the top of the page, leaving room for a big title and journaling beneath. It’s always a blessing when siblings get along with one another.

Big_Buddies_700Credits:  I Do Solids Paper Pack; Mon Petit Ballon Bleu Solids Paper Pack; Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04; Twisted Dots No. 01; Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Patterning Palettes Element Pack No. 01; Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 11; Which Way Words Brushes and Stamps No. 07; Cut Ups: Sportsmanship; Cut Ups: Winter No. 02; Cut Ups: Wedding No. 02; Cut Ups: Everyday No. 03 (recolored); Handdrawn Mix See the Good Brushes and Stamps; Stay Right Here Brushes and Stamps; Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 10; Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Brotherly Love Brushes and Stamps; Pebbled Universal No. 02; Flair Minis No. 04; Typesets: All Boy No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Clean Framed Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Birthday No. 01 Brushes and Stamps (altered); Typesets: Beach Life Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Hello Holidays No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Belina Solids Paper Pack; Page Words Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01

There must have been a grandson vibe across the globe this week because I, too, used a picture of my grandson and his Pap Pap from grandparents’ day a couple of years ago. I had a lot of fun looking through Katie’s great school kits for words, word art, and elements for my subway art. It’s hard to beat those primary colors.

grandparentsdayCredits: School Rules Solids Paper Pack;  Edge Overlays No. 10; Torn Templates No. 01; Torn Templates No. 02; School Rules Add-on Paper Pack; Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbooking Element Pack; School Rules Element Pack; Fastener Basics No. 01; School Mates Element Pack; Alandia Noel Collection; Quirky Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 02; School Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Oh Yeah Brushes and Stamps; School Days Brushes and Stamps; Tightly Kerned Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Crayon Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Clear Thru Alphabet No. 02; Readymade Borders: School No. 01; Readymade Tall Strips: School No. 01

Kacy’s page is such a fun piece of inspiration; I know you’re going to have a blast lifting it whether or not you have a grandson. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the August Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!

 

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Layer Works Template and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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We have 22 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through Midnight EST on Tuesday.

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And to celebrate 700 Layer Works templates, we have all the Layer Works templates now marked 40% off. This excludes this week’s templates where are marked down 20%. These items will be at that price until 6am EST on Wednesday morning, than back to regular price.

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Bessette Elements and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

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It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1038 items marked down 50% + 6 items from the designers priced at 99c! These specials only last until 6am EST on Friday morning so don’t miss out.

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Blendability Scrap Pack Templates and Template Tuesday at DesignerDigitals

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It’s Template Tuesday where 250 random templates are now marked down 40%. The specials run from now through 6am EST on Wednesday so don’t miss out!

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