Leaving a Legacy Designs

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Freebie Friday!

It is FREEBIE FRIDAY!  I have a fun frame cluster freebie for you from Robin using my newest kit in stores: Campfire!  Click on the image to download….

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Here is another look at Campfire…it is 25% off through Sunday!

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Remember you can grab the S’mores Add on for FREE on my Facebook..but only for a limited time so HURRY! Smoreaddon-preview

 

Here are a few more pages using Campfire…

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Have a fantastic Friday!

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Hide that Face!

Hide that Face!

**Note this was a tip in a recent newsletter, if you don’t get the newsletter be sure you subscribe to be able to get tips, coupons and occasional freebies**

Do you ever have a photo of someone that may not want to have their face all over the internet or maybe you just don’t want your kiddos faces all over the world wide web.  There is an easy fix to this….

First grab your photo then select the elliptical marquee tool!  It is sometimes a square and then you pick from the drop down menu

Next go to SELECT (I know it says filter..oops), Modify and Feather…this will make the edges a touch softer

Now you have two choices.  You can blur out the face using Gaussian Blur.  My ellipse is too large or something…this looks like a bubble to me…weird!

The second option is to go to Filter, Pixelate and Mosiac.  Adjust the tiles until the face is blurred enough for your liking.

Here is my final photo.  I also added a Pioneer Women Fresh and Colorful filter.  Now you have a neater way to hid those faces on your layouts!

Thank you to the reader that suggested this tip, if you have a tip or something you would like to learn send me an email or comment here.  I am always looking for new ideas!

 

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Speed Scrap with Meg of Busy Crafting Mommy Designs!

Meg of Busy Crafting Mommy Designs is hosting her first speed scrap at STS. Everyone who completes a layout on time will receive a $5.00 coupon to her store at STS. The speed scrap will be Wednesday, May 29 at 6 PM PST / 7 PM MST / 8 PM CST / 9 PM EST.

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Oh The Places You Won’t Go!

$2 Tuesday and a freebie!

Today is $2 Tuesday and I am featuring 2 fun kits that coordinate.  As you get ready for summer travel be sure to grab these kits to document your summer mishaps and summer fun.  Oh the Places you Won’t Go is a great kit to scrap those funny travel moments that at the moment you may want to forget.  Making Tracks is a great kit for all those fun train track moments.  There are also quickpages and a pack of signs that coordinate with the kits.  Check them out below…

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You can grab all of these awesome products for an even lower price by purchasing the bundle!

These kits are super fun to work with…check out these layouts from my team

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Now how about a freebie?

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Campfire…

Campfire is what my oldest son would call my in-laws camper.  He loved hanging out in the “campfire”.  Pa and him even slept in it while it was parked in the driveway of the house.  Now it is at a campsite and my boys love going out there to play, swim, explore and have fun!  I am not a big camping fan but the camper is nice.  I have not stayed there in over 7 years though.  My newest kit Campfire is inspired from the camper and all the fun that my boys have with their grandparents.  As we go into Memorial Day weekend where people are camping, BBQing and spending time with family, remember why we celebrate this day.  I have to say I am very thankful for the men and women that serve to keep this world safe and free.  Also a big salute to the spouses of those military that stand by and hold down the home front while they are away fighting.

I had hoped to have this kit release last Friday but my kid got sick and put in the hospital for dehydration.   I never finished it then instead of finishing over the weekend I slept most of the weekend.  Now that it is finished I am waiting for it to be picked up by quality check to make sure it is perfect for you!  While I was waiting I put together a S’more Camping Fun Add On that you will be able to grab for FREE for a limited time on my facebook page!

Check out these pages from my team….they did a pretty amazing job with the kit!

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Here is a look at the kit, the papers, the word art and the S’more add on….

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Finally how about a freebie?  I have a set of fun flairs and bottlecaps for you!  Click on the image to download.

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One more thing…the winners of the Campfire Kit!  Since it has taken me so long to get this kit to you I have decided to pick 3 winners!!  I used random.org and got….commentor #12, 5, and 3

#3 brendap

#5: Erin J

#12: Stephanie C

I have also picked 2 lucky ladies that will get the word art for free:

#17 ka77hy

#9 stacey

Congrats ladies!  Email me at digiscrapping27@gmail.com by Friday, May 31 to claim your prize!

Also…check out Tina and Robin’s blogs for a fun coordinating freebie!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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The whole store is on sale this weekend!!!!   My newest kit is being quality checked so it is going to be another day or so…Watch for it on Monday and I have picked THREE winners of the kit as well.  Have a great weekend!

**Small note the sale changed my prices on bundles so if you would like to purchase a bundle send me an email and I will get you a coupon for extra percent off!

 

Also…a fun contest to test your scrapping skills…Head on over to the forums to find out more information!

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Adding a mask to a photo…

Today I am going to show you how I edited this photo and added a mask to it in a few easy to follow steps (or I hope they seem easy)…

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First grab your photo…

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Next edit it and get it looking how you want on your layout!

2013-05-21_1352Now you want to add a layer mask to your photo layer by clicking on the little icon in the layer palette that looks like a camera.  Also go ahead and bring in your paper that you will be playing with as your mask.  Hide the layer until we are ready for it.  I chose a worn paper from my I Make Dirt Kit.2013-05-21_1357

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Now turn the chosen paper back on and CTRL click on the layer to get the marching ants around it.  It is important that you are clicking on the LAYER not the actual paper.2013-05-21_1359

Once the paper is selected we are going to copy it using the short cut keys CTRL C.  Now it is hanging out on a virtual clipboard until we are ready for it.

To get the paper as our mask we need to make the mask our active layer.  We do this by holding down ALT and clicking on the layer mask.  When you do this the screen will go white like in the photo.

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Now you want to paste the paper into the layer by pressing CTRL V.  You may need to also press CTRL D to deselect and get the marching ants to disappear.  When the mask pastes in it will be black and white.  This is where the magic starts to happen!  At this point you are going to want to bring up your levels box.  Short cut is CTRL L2013-05-21_1404

The way a mask works is whatever is white shows up and whatever is black erases.  So if you were to leave this alone your photo would be washed out completely.  I added a color fill layer behind it so you can see that it is really washed out.  So you are going to want to play with the sliders on your levels to make it more white and less black esp in the areas where the focus is going to be.

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Here is what I started off with on the levels.  At any time you can click on your photo to go back out and see what you are doing and bounce back and forth.

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You can also do it from looking at the photo…either works great.  Just make sure your mask is selected when you pull up the levels box.2013-05-21_1419

Now at this point I still wanted more focus on my little man so you can again making sure your mask is selected.  Pick a soft round brush  and the color white to brush away the parts you don’t want masked.  You can see the mask in the photo below is mostly white where my little guy is standing.  Really any brush you use on your mask will create that shape so get creative and see what you can do with it.

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Here is another look at my final page using the Dirty Collection.  To get the finished polished look I feathered and erased the edges of the photo.  If you would like to learn more on how I did that let me know and I will expand on this lesson for you.  If you have any questions about how I did this please comment here or send me an email at digiscrapping27@gmail.com

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Have a great Wednesday and if there is a tip or tutorial you want to share or learn please let me know!  I am always looking for new ideas.

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I Make Dirt!

Today is $2 Tuesday and that means another feature kit in the $2 bin.  Today I have I Make Dirt and Denim and Dirt for you!  You can also grab the quickpages and alpha as well…all are $2!

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Here is a look at the kits and extras!

Here is a new page I found in the gallery from Robin!

Head on over to Robin’s blog to grab this fun freebie!LLD_IMakeDirt_freebie_Robin

Tune into the blog tomorrow to find out a fun way to create a photo mask!

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Finally Friday!

It is finally Friday and normally a day I would release a new kit but instead I am taking care of my sweet baby and myself.  Praying I don’t get sick…it happened so fast we aren’t even sure what is wrong.  He got a fever Wednesday afternoon and by Thursday morning he was heading to the ER.  Very scary, praying he is doing better when he wakes up this morning.  Be sure to go back to Monday’s post and find out how you can win my next kit when it releases!

 

Have a great Friday!  I will be laying on the couch with my sweet baby watching Scooby Doo!

 

 

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Confessions of a CT: Part 3

This is the final installment of my confessions of a CT member.  I hope I have not bored you to death these past few weeks.  If you are new to my site then go back to week 1 and check out my first confession.  This week I will keep it short…it is LATE and I have been working non stop on a new kit!  I had hoped it would be done in time to release on Friday but it may be a little late…too many goodies to pack in there!

As a creative team member your job is to SELL THE KIT, right?  Each designer is different so check with your designer but FREEBIES can sell a kit.  At Stuff to Scrap we have $2 Tuesdays and I would try to make a freebie for one of the kits that was featured.  Freebies again vary by designer but frame clusters, word art, paper stackers, clusters, quickpages, even alphas are fun freebies.  Again, check with the designer.  When you package your freebie to give away be sure to include a folder with the kit preview and designers terms of use (TOU).

Another way to sell the kit is to use it….use it for challenges, use it for speed scraps, use the kit a lot!  Show it off and show if off well.  Post it every where you are allowed…Pinterest, Scrap Stacks, facebook, galleries, galleries and more galleries.  There are a lot of galleries that allow outside linking as well.

So to sum it up…

Show off the kit

Steal other people’s photos if you don’t have any, I mean borrow other photos to make a kit work

Tell everyone about the kit

Make freebies

Stay organized

Show off the kit!

 

Now your turn…what confessions do you have as a CT Member?  What are some valuable tips that you have learned along the way?  I loved being a CT member and miss it…I have to be my own CT for right now.  Leave me a comment and tell me your most valuable tip or maybe just a confession as a CT member…I would love to hear what you have learned.

 

Be sure to join me tonight at Stuff to Scrap for a Speed Scrap!!  May 15 at 8pm CST in the Stuff to Scrap Forum and Chat room!!!!

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