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What the Scrap…Did you hear the news?

Did you hear the news?  HD Creations is retiring from designing.  I am sad to see her go but I am more than sure we will see her around.


I had the privilege of working on her creative team at one time so I have a lot of her amazing kits…here are a few of my favorites!

Colors of Fall


Love Bug


Slice of SummerKSM_HDC_SS_LO2w

Easter from HD Creations!

Slice of Summer


Birthday Wish BoyBirthday Wish! Birthday Wish!

EasterEaster from HD Creations!

LuckyLucky? Lucky?

Things That GoThings that Go! Things that Go!

North Pole

North Pole North Pole North Pole North Pole

Get Better Soon




I am sure there are more in my stash but that is just a sampling of the awesomeness that is leaving us!  Hopefully she will miss us and come back but these kits won’t so hurry on over to Stuff to Scrap and grab them from the HD Creations store!!  70% off!!



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Scrap It to Win It at Scraps N Pieces!

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Desert Digi Scrap’s First Speed Scrap Tonight!!

Welcome to Desert Digi-Scrap’s first speed scrap.  Hope you can join us in the forum or for chat this coming Friday, June 7th, at 7pm PST, 8 pm MST, 9 pm CST, 10 pm EST:

The prize for the scrap is a paint stamp alpha in 3 colors to match last month’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” STS collab.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

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Man Oh Man!

Do you have a special man in your life?  It can be that charming husband of yours, your dashing dad or spectacular son?  My newest kit Man Oh Man! is perfect for mastering those manly scrapbook layouts.  The kit is full of fun blues, oranges and reds as well as hardware and stars to give those boys pages the edge they need.  Man Oh Man comes with 90 elements, 20 pattern papers, 9 solid papers, 18 word bits in 2 styles and 2 full alphabets with numbers and symbols.  Enough talking about it though…check out what my team did with it…

Here is a closer look at the kit and all the goodies included in the kit.  Man Oh Man! will be 20% off for the first week!LLD_DAD_PREVIEW

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If you don’t follow me on Facebook, you really should be.  I posted yesterday and today that the server I use to host my freebies is being deleted.  It was a shared site that a former designer was so kind to share and since she isn’t designing anymore it is coming down.  I am not sure exactly when, she said yesterday so hurry!  Until I can find a hosting site that I like I don’t have any freebies up including facebook.  It may take me a while to get them going again esp with kids home now and swim team practice for my eldest EVERY DAY.  Tough life, right?  Laying by the pool with the little one while he practices!  🙂

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How to fill a font!

Did you see?? I am hosting the font challenge at Stuff to Scrap…besides scraplifting this has to be one of my favorite challenges by far!  I am a huge fan of fonts and have 1000s of them stored on my computer.  They aren’t all installed, I think that would cause a problem with my computer.  This month for the font challenge I chosen a fun font called Mighty Mite.


Mighty Mite comes as an outline font but with the handy magic wand you can fill it in with paper or color!

So to start off with type your text…You can use any color you would like.  Use white to get a more sticker effect!


Next up, the magic wand tool!


Create a new layer UNDER the text layer and then use the magic wand tool to select the INSIDE of each letter.  You need to hold down the SHIFT key to select multiple areas. When you hold down the shift key you will see a plus sign by the wand.


Once all the layers are selected and you have marching ants in all the letters, we are going to expand the selection a little.  Go to SELECT, MODIFY, EXPAND and expand the selection about 3 pixels.

Lastly, pick a color and make it the foreground color….


Make sure the new empty layer is selected and then fill it by using shortcut keys: ALT BACKSPACE.  Now that you have a new fill of the font you can clip a paper or different color to it.



You can also use your magic want tool to select different letters and mix and match the colors….Add white to make it look like a sticker…a lot you can do with this font! 🙂




Now head on over to Stuff to Scrap and give the challenge a try!  I look forward to seeing your layouts!


Life’s a Beach…

Today is TUESDAY and that means another fabulous kit is in the $2 bin!

$2 Tuesday and a freebie!

Today’s feature kit is Life’s a Beach!  Are the kids out of school?  Are you ready for a fun summer?  Are you ready to hit the beach or even the pool?  Life’s a Beach is a fun kit for scrapping those summer beach moments.  Life’s a Beach has 69 elements, 24 papers and an alpha!


There is also a quickpage set to make scrapping those summer moments quicker and easier!

Here are some fabulous layouts from the gallery using Life’s a Beach!

As you can see Life’s a Beach is also great for scrapping those everyday moments…even the crabby ones!

My awesome CT Member Jenn has put together an amazing freebie frame cluster for you today…Click on the image to head over to her blog to grab it.


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June 2013 Happenings at Stuff to Scrap!

It’s summertime … at least if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere & if you’re not then happy winter! With the start of June comes all new challenges, kits & fun over at Stuff to Scrap so let’s check it out.

As always there are a lot of ways to become part of the STS family besides being an active scrapper & forum member! Right now we are looking to fill two positions, the STS Newsletter Editor & the STS Advertiser. Both positions will be open until filled & you can check out the details below; if interested please email support [at] stufftoscrap [dot] com, we’d love to hear from you. And remember to keep an eye on the CT & Designer Darling Calls section of the forum for other positions, they pop up all the time.

All the new challenges for June are posted & make sure to get the June speed scraps on your calendar to keep up with your scrapping during these busy months. Several of the new STS Designer Darlings are hosting this month & the speed scraps are a great way to meet these wonderful ladies.

June is also the start of Season 4 of the This Scrapper’s Got Talent Contest! Think you have what it takes to be the next Top Scrapper here at STS? Come join in some friendly competition and get ready to scrap, scrap, scrap! To see the contest details & sign up, please head to the TSGT 2013 Sign Ups thread; participation is only open to the first 100 people to sign up by Saturday, June 15th.

Of course the start of a new month brings new products to the store. First up is the June Mega Designer Collaboration, Capture Life, a kit that’s all about capturing those precious little events that happen throughout a person’s life, whatever the occasion. With contributions from 9 designers you not only get a great kit but a great sampling of the various designers’ styles. In Capture Life you’ll find 81 elements, 36 papers, 2 alphas & 2 templates; just what you’ll need to complete the June Mega Kit Challenge. Purchase Capture Life before Friday, June 7th & you’ll receive the matching quick page set for free (a coupon will be included in your download).

Time and time again the Designer Darlings at Stuff To Scrap create an outstanding monthly commercial use grab bag! This month is no exception, with the Paper Essentials Grab Bag. This paper making themed grab bag contains everything you will need to create an endless supply of papers for your kits, including things like layered paper patterns & paper textures. You won’t want to miss this collection of commercial use items, perfect for rounding out your designer stash.

Make sure to grab the April 2013 Mega Collaboration, Refresh and Renew, it’s matching quick page set & the April 2013 CU Grab Bag, Spring Fling, before they’re gone at the end of June!

May was the month to celebrate moms & to help you scrap all those wonderful pictures of the leading ladies in your life, the June Build A Kits are here with the theme of Beautiful. You’ll find paper packs, elements packs, mini kits & more in this month’s collection; purchase 3 or more of the June BAKs in one transaction & use the code JUNEBAK_BUY3_SAVE50% at checkout to save 50% on all the June BAKs in your cart. And after you pick up your June BAKs, head over to the June BAK Challenge to scrap a layout of your favorite lady!

LilyAnn of A Fish Design is holding a Grand Opening Sale until June 15th, pick up anything in her store for 50% off during that time. New sales & specials are always popping up so make sure to check out the Designer & Shop News section of the forum for announcements.

The June 2013 Road Trip Starry Summer Night has taken off, you’ll find all the stops right here. Make sure to check it out soon because each piece is only required to be available for 2 weeks & you won’t want to miss out on any of these great freebies. If you’re interested in joining in on the July 2013 Road Trip, you can find all the details in the July 2013 Road Trip thread, we’d love to see you!

Thanks for reading and we hope that you have a wonderful start to the summer (or winter)!

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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….



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


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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