Basic Grids Colors Paper and Sale at DesignerDigitals

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Today is Day 2 of our Paper Pack and Template Sale. We have a new 99c item priced that way until 6am EST on Monday, then 40% off for the duration of the sale. The sale runs through Friday at 6am EST.

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Paper Pack and Template Sale Now at DesignerDigitals

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Today starts our Paper Pack and Template Sale. Every Paper Pack and Layered Template set are now 40% off, that’s almost 4,400 items! The sale runs from now through next Friday, April, 28th at 6am EST. And there will be a new 99c item every day. Today’s 99c item will be at that price until 6am EST on Sunday, then 40% off after that throughout the remainder of the sale.

We also have 19 NEW products for you this week. The new items are marked down 20% and will be at that price until Midnight EST on Tuesday, except for templates and paper packs which will be on sale the rest of the week until Friday at 6am EST.

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Making Stickers 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 Making Stickers in Photoshop Elements.

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Color Me Happy Elements and Thrifty Thursday at DesignerDigitals

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It’s time for Thrifty Thursday here at DesignerDigitals. We have 1063 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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Almost There! It’s a Wayback Wednesday scrapbook challenge!

Planes and cars and bikes, on my! This month’s chosen Wayback Wednesday collection has it all! If you are designing a travel page, you will be sure to find something great to use in the Almost There  collection! Even if your page is not about travel, you will love the assortment of papers, brushes, buttons, flowers and so much more in a bevy of great colors! Take a look at the preview of this wonderful collection!

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For my page about our trip on the Mobile Bay ferry, I used paper, alpha, brushes and lots more from the Almost There collection. I loved the great blue, green and coral elements!  The only item I added was the page arrangement from Katie’s Album Scraps No 4.

 

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The Almost There Collection will be on sale this weekend. I hope you will use it to design a page or two and add them to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery. We’d love to see them!

 

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Itunes Inspiration Challenge

Its April 🙂 and we have a brand new exciting challenge for you!
This album art work is our starting point –

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As a side point, at least one of these songs is on repeat in my car, especially when my girls are with me. I really rather like using CD artwork that I own, I then think of the challenge and the page I made every time I see the album!

Anyhow; check out those circles! And flowers, limited colours, symmetry! – and ooh, a dark background!  How’s this one going to inspire you? I cant wait to see.

Take a look at the varied pages it sparked in our Creative Team.

EarlofOxford made this, Its so ZINGY  don’t you think? Clever, clever use of circles and limited colours, and yet not at all a mimic of the starting point. ‘Cook book’ style photos that look wonderful.

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Mugsbigsis has made this page. Stealing the limelight on her page, as always, are her spectacular photographs, but also you can see the circles, few colours, and top and bottom title; just like the starting point.  I think she makes it with that tennis ball…

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Beehive50 has come up with this fresh looking soccer page. I only wish I could scrap like this, a magazine cover kind of page, every time! Super impressed she took the circles and mixed them up a bit, and kept the colours really as just a hint.

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And finally heres my page. I did go for a dark background, and I do have circles, flowers and few colours, but not quite like the starting point and the symmetry is … as always on my pages, vintage and handmade looking!

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Nearly forgot, Katie has of course gathered up a great freebie selection that will help your page along if you fancy it.  You can download the freebies right here.

Once you’ve finished your page, please pop it into the iTunes Challenge gallery here. Then take a moment or two to admire and comment on everyone else’s page there too, a little comment means a lot!

 

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Blendable Template and Template Tuesda 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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Saturday Scraplift: Layers + Brushwork

I love the look of layers and brushwork, but I wouldn’t consider them my strong suits. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to a page that incorporates both of them well – Anke’s page, for instance. She created strong vertical and horizontal elements with her brushwork and layered papers beneath the photo of her son celebrating his sixteenth birthday for a well-designed page. Elisabeth and I had fun coming with our own versions of Anke’s page.

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Elisabeth (lego) did a wonderful job using brushwork to ground her photos, and I really like how she was able to include additional photos to tell the story of guests arriving. The small cluster in the upper right is the perfect balance to the main part of her design in the lower left.

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Credits: Walden Watery Blends, Stamped and Framed Layered Template Photobook No. 04, Party Time Birthday Scrapbooking Collection, Words on a Curve Brushes and Stamps No. 01, From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 08, Little Layette Kit, Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 32

I was able to use one of my favorite colors to scrap some pictures of my granddaughter’s art work. If she’s involved in an art project, there will probably be a cat in it somewhere. The photo of the bowling pin cat worked well in the tall narrow frame, and I used a mask to include a close-up of Katie.

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Credits: Black, White and Plum Kit, Sweet Rose Bay Solids Paper Pack, Delmar Shores Element Pack, Defining Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Party Time Overlays, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Party Time Paint Blends, Party Time Element Pack, Stamped Blocks No. 05 Brushes and Stamps, Party Time Roughed Up Photo Mats, Pinned Enamel Hearts No. 01, Art Class Frames No. 03, Hinge Pack, Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Anke’s page is just full of inspiring elements, so I’m eager to see where it takes you. Post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the April Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum.

Happy scrapping!

 

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Bookshelf Grunge Brushes and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

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This week we have 19 New items for you to enjoy. They are marked down 20% and will be at that price until Midnight EST on Tuesday.

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Getting Artsy with Digital Scrapbooking: Overlays

Welcome to this edition of the artsy challenge. I thought it would be fun to challenge you to use some overlays on your pages. They can be fun to use on the whole page, or scale them back and put them behind your photo, layer them, erase parts, the list goes on and on. Katie was kind enough to put together a little freebie pack, so you can either use those or any overlays in your stash.

Of course I have a few examples for you. The first one is by Joanne. She did a beautiful job layering several overlays with stunning results
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Here you can see what she used on her page
Katie Pertiet Spill Frame Layers No. 03, Watery Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Messed Up Photo Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 04, Taped Together Overlays No. 03
(recolored), Arctic Whites Paper Pack No. 04, Watery Typecast Blends Brushes and Stamps No. 02
I love the overall watery effect on the page

Next we have a page by Kathie, the genius at work 🙂
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I really think the page speaks for itself, she used those overlays with perfection!
Here is what she used:
Katie Pertiet: Spill Frame Layers No. 03, Monochromatics Overlays No. 04,
Urban Naturalist Overlays No. 02, Botanical Colors Cerulean Meadow Solids Paper Pack
Messed Up Overlays No. 03, Page Blends No. 12, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Watery Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts Grids No. 01, Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Artsy Spots Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 01, In Stitches: Circles No. 01, Bold Scripts Enjoy the Ride Brushes and Stamps

Finally, here is my page, still using my kids’ selfies 🙂
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I cheated a little bit in that I used one of Katie’s fabulous templates that already had some cool overlays on it. I added a bit to it, changed a few things around and voila, the page is done… here is what I used
K. Pertiet: Determined LT, Artistry DeAzul,  Spring Walk Solids
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Studio DD: Readymade botanical clusters No.1

So, give it a try and put some overlays on your page, I can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂 Make sure to use all Designer Digitals products in order to be eligible to win, post your pages in the Artsy Challenge gallery and copy a link into the April Challenges Thread 
so that we can find it. And as always, have fun with it, that’s the main thing!         Anke

 

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