Fresh Baked: September 21, 2018

Fall! It’s finally here! Well, almost! Time for pictures of the leaves to change, the pumpkins to start being carved, and the cooler temps to finally arrive!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s “Beauti-fall”!

fwp222
https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Beauti-fall.html

magical
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany-collection.html
Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany-graffiti.html
Woodgrain Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany-bonus-papers.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Germany-words.html

mags
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Today-I-Feel-by-MagsGraphics.html

missfish
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Painter-s-Paradise-2-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

scraps
https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Pizza-My-Heart-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

aimee
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Free-Fallin-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Say-Cheese-BGD.html

craft
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Mix-and-Match-Vol-2.html

dandelion
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Making-Memories-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

jocee
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Faded-Photo-Masks3.html

kristmess
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mr.-Cunningly-Sly-QuickPages2.html

lauries01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-GrabBag.html

lauries02
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Grunge.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Clusters.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Titles.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Tropical-Paradise-Cards.html

linds01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/colors-of-fall-collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

linds02
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/colors-of-fall-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/colors-of-fall-quick-pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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http://bit.ly/mags_GS

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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DD: Sep 21

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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:47am on Thursday September 27th, 2018

Sneak Peeks September 20th 2018

Happy Thursday!! Fall is almost here! Here’s to the start of some cooler weather soon! I don’t want it too cold but it would be nice for the heat index outside not to be over 100 degrees! But staying inside and scrapbooking is great for beating the heat! Our designers have a great line up of new goodies releasing tomorrow, maybe there’s something you can find some inspiration in and scrap this weekend!

From Wimpychompers

 

From LDrag

From Craft-tastrophic

From JoCee

From Lindsay Jane

From Aimee Harrison

Miss Fish

Have a great weekend!

DD: Sep 20

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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Wednesday September 26th, 2018

DD: Sep 19

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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Tuesday September 25th, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Clusters… Have Them Your Way, the Easy Way!

I’m a big fan of templates. They’re an amazing time-saving tool for getting layouts done, while still allowing for individual style. But once in a while I go rogue and design a layout without using any time-saving devices. And sometimes I shock myself by creating a perfect cluster that looks fantastic… only to find that when I try to recreate it later, I can’t get it quite right. Of course there has to be a WSNH hack for that! And I’m going to show it to you. I’m using a cluster I created for Katie, Ooh La La Scraps‘ genius designer, with her Freezing collection.

If you save your layouts as a PSD file, this part will be super-easy. If not, you’ll be starting from scratch and might want to wait until you have that AHA! cluster creation at a later date.

Let’s assume you’ve got the layout in PSD form. Open up the file in PSE. Then select all the layers of that perfect cluster. To select multiple layers, hold down the CTRL/CMD key as you click on them. Once you have all the layers selected, right-click in the Layers panel and click on Duplicate Layers. (We’ve done this part before.) In the submenu that opens up, select New Document and click OK. A completely new work space will now be there for you to work on separate from your original layout.

Once you’ve got all those layers on your new work space. turn the visibility to all the layers off, except for the one on the very bottom. (Or you can work from the top down, your choice. I work from the background out.)

Now you’ll select a colour to make the place marker for that first layer. Whatever floats your boat… gray, pastel, dark, light, whatever makes sense to you. You’re going to make a New Fill Layer on top of that first layer to create your place marker.

If you’ve never used the Fill Layer function, you’ll be in for a treat. It makes a lot of things much easier! Click on Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color.

Make sure you click the box to the left of Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask.

See what happened? All those little beads are blaaaah yellow, but they’re now a place marker for a scatter. You’ll notice that the shadow style is preserved, which is another time saver. But… that shadow style will disappear with the step after this one, unless you copy it. Right-click on the original layer and choose Copy Layer Style.

Then select both the original layer and the clipping mask layer to Merge them. Right-click on the layers, then choose Merge Layers, or CTRL/CMD>E. Once the layers are merged, right click on the new merged layer and Paste Layer Style to it. Voilà… the layer has a shadow again.

Continue on with all the layers in your cluster, using the same process. Change up either the colour or the intensity of each different layer so you can easily see the different components of your template later. When I was putting together the screenshots for this tutorial the whole thing took me about 11 minutes, bottom to top.

This is what my finished cluster template looks like.

When I had all the layers converted to place markers, I renamed each layer. You can right-click and select Rename Layer, or simply double-click on the label within the layer’s box in the Layers panel then just type in whatever works for you.

Now you want to save the fruits of your labour! File>Save As (Shift>CTRL/CMD>S), tell the software where you want to save it, then give your cluster a name.

Tell the software you’re saving the file as a PSD and you’ll have your very own, personally-designed cluster template to use again and again!

I think next week we’ll do another Guided Edit. See you then!

DD: Sep 18

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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Sunday September 23rd, 2018

DD: Sep 17

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Sunday September 23rd, 2018

DD: Sep 16

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Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Saturday September 22nd, 2018

~~September Bake Sale!!~~

Checking in with you from the outer bands of (now) Tropical Storm Florence. We’re getting some wind here and have had a little rain, but we have a lot more rain coming. What a great day to stay in and shop in the Bake Sale. As always, each of these kits and template sets are just $1 each from today through the 20th. Let’s see what we can fill our cart with.

Time to head over to the GingerScraps store and go shopping!!!