Saturday Scraplift: What’s in Your Title?

I hope you are all having an enjoyable Saturday. I’m here with your Saturday Scraplift Challenge. I chose this fun piece by Hillarey (hillareyd) for our challenge this week. I really like the overall look of the page and was immediately drawn to the title work when I saw it in the gallery.

I was very pleased that two ladies currently on our Guest Creative Team offered to help with this week’s challenge. Kelly (wsprite_ad) created this delightful page following the theme of the inspiration page. She used a variety of DesignerDigitals products for her page:  Artsy Bookshelf Turq Value Pack,  Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 09, Book Bag Days Linen Buttons, Booked Blue Paper Pack, Booked Blue Solids Paper Pack, Bookshelf Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Carte Post Kit,  Chalkboard Scrollie Arrows Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Edge Overlays No. 09, Gingerbread Runaway Kit, Good Day Bookshelf Blends, Vintage Photo Frames No. 33, Washi Tapes: Bookshelf No. 01, William Scrapbooking Kit, Wood Veneer Stars No. 01, Zipper Pulls

Deborrah (DivaMom96) was inspired to create this fun page about getting her hair done while on vacation. She included another photo for an extra twist. Patterning Palettes No. 02 Solids Paper Pack, Edge Overlays No. 02, Watery Photo Masks No. 02, Leyton Element Pack, Maybe Tomorrow Element Pack, Hello Autumn Element Pack, Dalese Element Pack

I love spring so decided to go with a photo of flowers from a recent drive. I turned things a bit from the original.  I wasn’t able to create the title to match Hillarey’s, but I had such fun experimenting. I used Big Bottom Lift Vintage Photo Frames No. 02Blendable Layers No. 64Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 33Here Comes the Sun Brushes and StampsMixed Bits Clusters and Layers No. 02Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No. 02Readymade Layers: Spring Borders No. 01Watery Wings and Branches Paper Pack No. 01

I hope you find inspiration from the Hillarey’s piece and will post it in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100 % Designer Digitals products be sure to post in the April Challenge thread  so it will count toward your savings in the Rewards Program.

 

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Friends Forever Brushes and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

We have 20 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 7am EST on Wednesday.

We also have over 600 Watery items now marked down 40%. Those specials run through 7am EST on Wednesday as well.

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Creative Techniques with Filmstrip Frames in Photoshop and PSE – Part 2 [Video]

This week’s Adobe Photoshop or Elements tip of the week is now available on video. This weeks tip is on Creative Techniques with Filmstrip Frames in Photoshop and PSE – Part 2.

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Let’s Blend Challenge – Adding Dimension to Painted Masks

I’m back with the first Let’s Blend Challenge of the year. I’ve been playing with masks lately by adding another mask to them to add a little dimension and interest to my page. For the challenge, I chose one of Katie’s Painted Photo Masks, which is also included in the freebie packet.

I like to look at the mask and find some kind of square or rectangle on it that I can highlight. I then add a layer above it, and create the shape I want with either the rectangular marque tool or the rounded rectangular tool. I fill the shape and then add a drop shadow and I have instant dimension.

For this page I used a photo of my great nephew, Hank and his friend running down a hill. I created the rectangle, clipped the photo to it and then erased the part of it where I wanted their feet to appear like they were coming out.

Products used for this layout: Katie Pertiet: Little Dude Solid Paper Pack, Little Dude Painted Blends, They Call Me Trouble Brushes and Stamps, Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps.

Here is another example using the mask and an element from the freebie packet.

Products used for this layout: Katie Pertiet: Atlantic Solids Paper Pack, Artsy Bookshelf Layers No. 1, Painted Shells No. 1, Frame Hangers No. 01, Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 2.

I look forward to seeing how you incorporate these products into your layouts, and try a few different filters or blend modes.  You can download the freebie HERE. Don’t forget to post your work in the Mask Appeal Challenge Thread, as well as the April Challenge Thread Gallery

Thanks for joining in on this month’s challenge!

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Birthday Wishes Wayback Wednesday Challenge

It’s birthday week at Designer Digitals. DD has been around for twelve wonderful years! To help celebrate this special birthday, our Wayback Wednesday Challenge this month will feature five products that include birthday word art. For the challenge, you can use any (or all!) of these products on your page. And these products are even on sale! Here are the featured products:

My fellow CT members have provided some fantastic examples to help inspire you to use these great products!  Linda’s adorable granddaughter recently celebrated her birthday. Her page is perfect to document a special fourteenth birthday!  I love the use of pastels with Katie’s lovely black and white photo! Linda’s featured product is Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No 13.

In addition to the featured product Linda also used You Are Adored Layered Template, Patterning Palettes No 02 ART Options Paper Pack, Painted Star Cluster Layers No 01, Dictionary Paper Pack No 01, Pinned Wood Veneer Numbers, Build-a-Party Brushes and Stamps, Chipboard Alphabet: Lime, Drop Shadow Styles No 02

Take a look at the fun and fabulous photos and colors that Liz chose for her birthday page! This page is the definition of celebration!  What a great day her granddaughter must have had! Liz used the Celebrate Today Brushes and Stamps for her featured product.

In addition to the featured product Liz also used Vintage Flashcards Birthday, Side by Side 2-page Layered Templates No 01, Dictionary Paper Pack No 01, Cut Ups: Birthday, Little Enamel Birthday Buttons, Chalkboard Birthday Greetings Brushes and Stamps,  Big Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No 01, Stamped Stitches No 09 Brushes and Stamps, Readymade Borders: Birthday

Of course Kathie’s page celebrates a doggy birthday! I am always envious of the great pet photos that Kathie features on her pages. Gus looks like he is really enjoying his birthday, doesn’t he? Kathie used the featured Celebrate Today Brushes and Stamps.

In addition to the featured product Kathie also used Dictionary Paper Pack No 01, Pebble Essentials No 01, Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No 34, Curled Journal Spots No 06, Collaged Big Numbers No 01, Spill Frame Layers No 23, Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No 01, Toothy Spring Selects Paper Pack

Kelly used three of the featured products on her delightfully girly birthday page-Celebrate Today Brushes and Stamps, Printed and Scripted Greetings Brushes and Stamps and Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No 13. Now that’s the way to rock a challenge!

In addition to the featured products Kelly used Pinned Wood Veneer Numbers, Vintage Flashcards Birthday, Patterning Palettes No 02 Solids Paper Pack, Dictionary Paper Pack No 01, Light Blue Tab Alphabet, Little Enamel Arrows No 01: Glittered, Multimedia Birthday Balloons, Owlie Epoxies, Page Blends No 04. Striped Cardstock: Candies Paper Pack, Vintage Photo Frames No 37

For my page, I documented my grown son’s birthday. His family always makes it a special day. I’m so glad we are included in the celebration. I used the Birthday Wishes Word Art as my featured product.

In addition to the featured product I also used Defining you Layered Template, Trickery Solids Paper Pack, Trickery Paper Pack, Clean Stitched Borders: White No 01, Flair Minis No 03

I hope you will join in the celebration and use one of these great pieces of birthday word art on your own page. Then post it in the Scrapbook Challenges Gallery. We’ll be watching for it!

 

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Template Mash-Up: Name Game

Hey friends! It’s time for another round of the Template Mash-Up! This time we are changing it up a little bit and we’re going to play The Name Game! Here are the rules; pick two templates from the DD Store with the SAME NAME. Or, you can always follow my lead and use the two featured if they inspire you!!

Here are some examples of Templates with the same name from the DesignerDigitals Store:

Enjoy the Moment Layered Template & Enjoy the Moments Layered Template No.2

 

Love You Layered Template & Love You Layered Template No.2

  

 

I chose to use the new Happy Day Layered Template No. 3 with the template of the same name Happy Day Layered Template

    

This was a such a Happy Day, I knew exactly which photos I wanted to showcase with these templates!

Along with the two templates by Katie Pertiet I also used Maplebrook Studios Jelly Alpha No. 46 and Katie’s Adventuring Solids Paper Pack

I hope you are inspired to play the Same Name Game along with me! I am super excited to see all the creativity in our Template Challenge Gallery! And don’t forget to add your All DesignerDigitals pages to the April Rewards Sign In thread to get credit in our rewards program!

Happy Scrapping!

 

 

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Saturday Scraplift: Scrapping the Everyday

Hello weekend! Hope wherever you are, there is sunshine. We’ve had a very crummy weather week…and during spring break no less! Grateful for the sun today.  I was also grateful for this lovely page that wsprite_ad (Kelly) posted about scrapping the everyday. Sometimes I think we forget to capture the mundane things, at least I know I do, and I was so happy to have this colorful reminder to do it!

I had a couple of lovely assistants this week that were inspired by the design of this page. First up is shannamay (Sharon) with a gorgeously vibrant luck page (or lack thereof!) The colors are stunning, just sorry the cookies did not have a fortune in them 😉

Blue Skies Paper Pack, Blue Skies Solids Paper Pack, Vintage Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01, Watery Blumes No. 12, Defining Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Lucky One Brushes and Stamps, Blendable Layers No. 52, Be Merry Element Pack

beehive50 (Debi) also played along in her graphic way. I like how she used the block for journaling and her title and squiggle brushes to add depth and dimension to the page. And this is a view she sees often, so glad she stopped to capture that gorgeous sunset.

Enjoy the View Brushes and Stamps, Frosted Christmas Solids Paper Pack, Beloved Solids Paper Pack, Scratchy Scribbles Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02, Flair Minis No. 02,

And although I started a more “everyday” page, I ended up back in my favorite photo folder, our trip to Utah last summer, and found these photos my husband took with the 2 oldest while Zoë was not feeling well. Such amazing beauty.

ARToptions Neutrals Paper Pack No. 01, Painted Accents No. 06, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 11, Great Escape Sentiment Stamps, Big Bottom Lift Vintage Photo Frames No. 02, Lil Bit Tags No. 02, Great Escape Element Pack

Looking forward to seeing if you are inspired by this design, or just the idea of scrapping the everyday (or both!) Remember to post your layouts in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100 % Designer Digitals products be sure to post in the April Challenge thread  so it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.

 

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Birthday Sale and New Releases at DesignerDigitals

Today starts our 12th Birthday Celebration here at DesignerDigitals! And to celebrate we will be having daily specials AND a new 99c item. The sale runs from now through 6am EST Friday, April 7th.

Today only we have all brushes marked down 30%. These items will be at that price until 7am EST on Saturday then back to normal price. The new 99c item will be at that price until 7am EST on Saturday as well, then 20% off for the duration of the sale.

And we have a 20% birthday coupon for you to use as well. If you use the coupon 12YRS20 at checkout you will receive the additional discount ON ANY ITEM in the store!

We also have 27 new items this week with one priced at just 99c. The remaining items are marked down 20%, all through 7am EST on Wednesday.

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It’s an iTuunes Cover Scrapbook Challenge!

Cover-Inspiration

Katie here to share this week’s iTune Cover Inspiration chosen by Mel!

I loved the horizontal stacks in this cover design and the team did too with some great takes on the challenge!

Cover Challenge Scrapbook idea

This page by Liz grabbed little bits of her favorite things and was just perfect!

Cover Challenge Scrapbook idea

Jana grabbed strips of her recent vacation and I love the eyes in the center for focus in this page!

Cover Challenge Scrapbook idea

Debi’s page highlights weekend excursions makes me want to live that life!!

I put together some clipping masks to help you join in and scrapbook your photos into memories to share too! Download them here!

Please post your pages in the iTunes Challenge Gallery and don’t forget when you use ALL DD products on your challenge page you can post a link of your page in the MARCH Challenge Participation thread so that it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.

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Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Frame in Frame

Good morning all!
I guess I must be a bit of a sucker for Frame within Frame layout designs because I’m pretty sure I did a SSL not long back that had a “doubled up” frame look. Stacia has started out with one of Katie’s great templates, but I love the way she’s made it her own on this lovely page. Between them, Stacia and Katie have provided lots of liftable ideas on this layout. Look at the way the background paper is ever so subtly different inside the large frame. I love the way Stacia has added in the little branch and pebble. They work together with the brushwork on the template to create the sweetest cluster on the edge of the photo. Do you notice the way the butterflies Stacia has added to the corners draw your eye diagonally through the Layout? And how the brushwork extends the comparitively small photo across the page?

Our guest CT member Diane volunteered to lift this layout and I love the way she has also used elements from a template to complete her layout. She has used a painted page edger overlay resized to make the outside frame; a beautiful idea! Such a pretty Layout!

Diane has used the Sunny Skies Layered Template, Here Comes The Sun Brushes and Stamps and Readymade Layers: Green Borders No.01.

CT member Sharon(justbnsharon) has combined one of Katie’s new Bottom Lift Vintage Frames with one of her amazing Spill Frames to create one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve seen in a long time; a gorgeous lift!

She used Big Bottom Lift Vintage Frames No. 02, Dreamy Paper Pack No. 01, Mixed Bits Clusters and Layers No. 02, Readymade Layers: Vintage Borders No.02, Spill Frame Layers No. 19, Spill Frame Layers No. 21, Vintage Blendable Layers No. 08, Vintage Taped Sentiments No. 01, Watery Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01 and Woodlands Blendables No. 03.

My layout is no where near as peaceful as any of the previous ones!! I shrunk my large frame down somewhat, but I loved using Stacia’s page as inspiration for my page about a Jarvy tantrum!

I used Vintage Photo Frames No. 16, Postage Stamp Frames No. 05, Cloudy Skies Brushes and Stamps, Readymade Layers: Travel Borders No. 01, Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped No. 10 and the Just Like Spring Element Pack

I hope you are inspired to find a special little photo to use to participate in our scraplift challenge this week!
Remember to post your layouts in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery. If you use 100 % Designer Digitals products be sure to post in the March Challenges Sign-in Threadso it will count toward your savings in the rewards program.

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