Let’s Blend Challenge – Fading Borders

It’s that time again…time for a blending challenge! This month, I chose a product that may be defined loosely as blending, but I LOVE them! They can add just a little bit of a blended feel to your page, or you can go all out and blend away. Don’t forget you can clip papers to them, change the color and try different BLEND modes.

Here are some examples from the Creative Team:

Debi (beehive50) has a simple, elegant, clean style that I adore, but notice how she made these borders work for her page. It’s brilliant!

Supplies: Katie Pertiet: In Good Company Brushes and Stamps, Torn Classic White Photo Frames No. 02, Going Away Element Pack, Flair Minis No. 01, Fastener Basics No. 01, Back to School Solids (coming soon)

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Sharon’s (Shannamay) duplicated the reduced the size of the border, and look how it added interest and depth to the photos on her page. So creative!

Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01, Cloudy Skies Brushes and Stamps,  School Rules Solids Paper Pack (coming soon).

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For my page, I also duplicated and flipped the borders, clipped the paper to them, and then added brushwork to create interest to a photo I took of my great niece last month.

Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Watercolor Chromatics N0. 04, Fading Borders No. 01, Which Words No. 03, Artistry d’ Amour Paper Pack, Artistry d’ Amour Element Pack.

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Katie has provided a couple of the borders for us to use this month. You can find the link HERE.

I hope you find these examples inspiring and you will incorporate them into your own style of scrapping.  A big thank you to Debi and Sharon for helping me out this month. Remember to post your pages in the Mask Appeal Challenge gallery as well as the August Rewards Thread.

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Using the Text Path Tools in Photoshop Elements [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Using the Text Path Tools in Photoshop Elements.

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Snapshots Layered Template and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

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Color Spots Challenge: Infused with Fruit

Fresh fruit is a daily staple in our home, especially in the summer. I love eating fresh fruit in various ways. On my breakfast. As a snack. In a salad. And even in my drink. Have you tried infusing your water with fruit? Yum! Well, if you aren’t a fruit in your water fan, you can still play along with this months color challenge. I found a few different photos of infused water combinations that may have your taste buds or your scrapping mojo ready to play. Maybe both! Take a look at the photos and see which fruit combination makes you lick your lips…er gets your creative juices flowing!

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Lindsay {bessysue581} created a bright and refreshing page of their summer harvest. Not only do her growing veggies in the grow boxes make my heart happy, but so does her simple touches and the double happy photos. I love how her page has the citrus touch, along with simple pops of other fruit colors.Color challenge 081016 LindsaySupplies used: Artsy Mr. MacGregor Value Pack, Botanical Colors Chartreuse Element Pack, Clear Thru Alphabet No. 08, Color Me Happy Add-On Paper Pack, Color Me Happy Solids Paper Pack, Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Handdrawn Wood Veneer Words: School No. 01, Littlest Farmer Element Pack, Stacking Sentiments Gardener Brushes and Stamps, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01

Jana {jana} was not only inspired to play along with the fruit infused colors, but to scrap a page of fruit too! I love the rainbow of fruity colors Jana used. They do say to eat the colors of the rainbow for a healthy diet. How perfect is her page with the various fun colors and patterns! And the “delicious” brush was the perfect touch in many ways. Her page is just delish! Color challenge 081016 JanaSupplies used: All Around 4×6 Borders Good Eats Brushes and Stamps, Hey Missy Paper Pack, Catching Rainbows Paper Pack, Krafty Love Solids Paper Pack, Hello Autumn Add-On Paper Pack, Sweet Rosey Add-On Paper Pack, Dalese Add-On Paper Pack, Blue Skies Solids Paper Pack, Botanical Bliss Solids Paper Pack No. 01, Touring Paper Pack, Kerava Paper Pack, Spring Walk Paper Pack, Krafty Love Element Pack

Debi {beehive50} created a fun filled page as well. Her pattern papers even make my eyes think of fresh fruit. The dotted paper is like the seeds on the outside of a fruit. Her floral paper reminds me of the little blossoms that will soon become a yummy healthy treat in the near future.Color challenge 081016 DebiSupplies used: Jelly Alphabet No. 42, Krafty Christmas Red Paper Pack, Spring Walk Solids Paper Pack, Rukatun Paper Pack, Botanical Colors Cerulean Meadow Paper Pack, Redwork Flairs, Flair Minis No. 01, Fastener Basics No. 01, Belina Solids

Is your mouth now just watering? Are your creative juices ready to get going? I look forward to seeing the different fruity combinations in the gallery. Please post your pages in the Color Challenge Gallery, and don’t forget to link your pages up in the August Challenge Participation thread if your pages qualifies for the rewards program. To assist your creativity even more, Katie has generously provided us with a freebie pack for this challenge. Happy scrapping everyone!

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Blendability Scrap Pack 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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Cute-as-a-button Saturday Scraplift!

It’s time for the Saturday Scraplift! This week we are lifting this cute-as-a-button page posted by Sharon (Shannamay)

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Debi’s (beehive 50) lift of the page incorporated the circle theme, like in the original, but with a soccer twist! Debi kept to the original design by utilizing the center of the page in much the same way, but added a fun directional change with the soccer balls and circles spilling out from behind the photo. I love that painted edgework!

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Debi used these products on her page: Adventures in Outlines: Shape Clusters No. 01Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04Blue Skies Add-On Paper PackFlair Mini SportsStriping Grunge Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 02Just Linens Solna Paper Pack, and Daisetta Paper Pack.

I thought it was funny that both Debi and I kept the kraft background like Sharon, and that center design with the title below really appealed to us both. My lift took a conceptual turn, as I thought about the relationship between Sharon and her granddaughter, while Tully enjoys the buttons in Sharon’s button box. So my page is about my granddaughter, Sadie, and our mutual love for creating art in my special art studio. I’ve been dying to use those paint brushes on a page for a while now, so thanks for the push, Sharon!

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I used these products on the page: Art Class Layered Template No. 01Art Time KitSeasons Finest Scrapbook Kit AlphaArtsy Scratchy Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01ARTpack Loops Brushes and Stamps No. 01Fine Line Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 01Twisted Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 02Coffee Stains Brushes and Stamps No. 02 and Artsy Inked Insects Brushes and Stamps No. 01.

Thanks so much Sharon for the inspiration, and Debi for playing along this week! I hope you are all inspired too, and I can’t wait to see your scraplifts!

Be sure to post your layouts in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery.

Please also join in the rewards program! To earn money off products, just use 100% Designer Digitals products and share your pages in the August Rewards Participation Thread. Happy scrapping!

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Torn Templates and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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We have 23 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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Blendable Layers and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

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It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1075 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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Template Mash-Up

Are you ready for a Challenge?

It’s that time again! Time for another Template Mash-up Challenge! We’re at the tail end of the summer already so I chose one summery and wet n wild Layer Works, and one fun versatile template that can be used in many ways!

Layer Works No 467 by Studio Double D

Cut in Pieces Layered Template No.01 by Katie Pertiet

There are so many ways to use these templates! I can see those chevrons being flipped to the side! Can you see some of the patterned chevron being placed in the Summery template?  I chose to use the design of the Cut it up Template and some elements from the Layer Works to create a summery feel for the photo of my daughter and her daddy out on the boat.

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I used the two Challenge templates and Studio Double D’s Readymade Titles: Summer, and Readymade tall strips Summer No. 05

I hope these two templates inspire you to get creative and Mash UP!! Please post your challenge pages to the Template Gallery, and be sure to post it in the August Challenge Participation Thread Sign-In, for your rewards too! Happy Scrapping!

 

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Something Special Template and Template Tuesday at DesignerDigitals

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