DD: Nov 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 Saturday November 25th, 2017

Let’s Celebrate – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week here in the States; and was last month in Canada. I don’t know about you, I never scrap my photos right after I take them. I usually sit on them for a while. With that in mind, I am stopping by today to show you some great digital scrapbooking supplies for scrapping your Thanksgivings. Be it next week, last month, or years ago! (If Thanksgiving isn’t something you would scrap, but you would like to scrap things you are thankful about, check out THIS POST.) I am going to just jump right into show you the great items. Of course if you are looking for something else besides what is here on the blog today, GingerScraps has a section dedicated to all things Thanksgiving!  All of the images below are linked.

This wonderful Page Kit was made as part of my Count Your Blessings Collection. This fun collection is perfect for all your Thanksgiving digital scrapbooking needs and so much more!

 

 

Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to gather ’round the dinner table for a turkey feast! This WE GATHER TOGETHER Collection is full of rich colors and traditional Thanksgiving-themed elements and papers to scrap your family memories.

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DD: Nov 18

http://bit.ly/2zgFkOs

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 Friday November 24th, 2017

Fresh Baked: November 17, 2017

The designers have definitely started to feel the holiday spirit! They’re ready for to take a walk in a winter wonderland, while letting it snow, and dreaming of sugarplums. It all works out for you, because there will be plenty of choices to find that perfect kit for that perfect memory!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Live-Love-Life.html

It’s Bake Sale time. Every month our designers pick out kits they want to offer you for a special price. These kits are available at this price from November 15-20 for only $1. Yes…. just $1. Let’s take a look at what our designers are offering this month!

Jump over to the GingerScraps store and start shopping. Stop by the GingerScraps Facebook group page and show us what you have made with your goodies.

blueheart
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Grateful-5-Grab-Bag.html

boomers
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Hes-My-Superman-BGD.html

connie
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Michigan-Bundle-Pack.html
Word Art and Flair Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Michigan-Word-Art-and-Flair-Pack.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Michigan-Kit.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Michigan-Word-Bits.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Michigan-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html

dandelion
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Dig-It-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

dearfriends
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Monthly-Milestones.html

heartstrigns
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Arty-Inspiration-13-Templates-HSA.html

heather
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Accents – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-ACCENTS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Extra Papers – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-EXTRA-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Journal Cards and Flairs – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-JOURNAL-CARDS-AND-FLAIRS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Templates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-TEMPLATES-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Word Bits – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-to-France-WORD-BITS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jocee
https://store.gingerscraps.net/2018-calendar-templates.html

kristmess01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

kristmess02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

kristmess03
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

lauries01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Family-Feast-GrabBag.html

lauries02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chase-The-Wind-Bundle.html

lindsay02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Bells-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

linsday01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Bells-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

missfish
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Words-Templates-by-Miss-Fish-Templates.html

tinci
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Moments-and-memories-vol.-5..html

aimee01
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Plaids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Plaid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Stamps: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Stamps-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Highlands-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aimee02
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Word-Art-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Plaids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Plaid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Woodsy-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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

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You don’t have to have a birthday in the winter to enjoy this kit! Join me in completing some challenges!

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DD: Nov 17

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Post expires at 10:00am on Thursday November 23rd, 2017

Sneak Peeks November 16, 2017

Happy Thursday! I can’t believe there’s only one week until Thanksgiving and then it’s Black Friday! I am sure our designers will have some awesome sales and new products! But hopefully this week’s new releases will tide you over until then!

From Tinci

From Lindsay Jane

From Heartstrings Scrap Art

From Aimee Harrison

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

DD: Nov 16

http://bit.ly/2hl6bhN

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 November 22nd, 2017

~~November Bake Sale~~

Good morning fellow GingerScrappers!! It’s Bake Sale time. Every month our designers pick out kits they want to offer you for a special price. These kits are available at this price from November 15-20 for only $1. Yes…. just $1. Let’s take a look at what our designers are offering this month!

 

Jump over to the GingerScraps store and start shopping. Stop by the GingerScraps Facebook group page and show us what you have made with your goodies.

Happy Shopping!!

DD: Nov 15

http://bit.ly/2zW4Sxf

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 November 21st, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

You’ve Gotta Know When to FOLD ‘Em

Are you ready for some football? Oh wait, that’s NEXT week…

I have a neat little visual trick for you to add to your digi-scrapping arsenal. Have you ever wanted to know how others get those cool folded papers they use? In 20 minutes you’ll be doing it yourself!

I’m showing this technique against a background of other papers but you can totally do it with a transparent background if you like. The papers below are the ones I’ve pulled onto a template (credits to follow) and if you look closely you can see that I’ve eliminated the shadow from the top, blue sponged paper by Clearing the Layer Style. It’s not an essential step so if you’re working with a paper within a template, don’t worry about it.

The first step is to select the Polygon Shape tool. Then when the tool options menu opens, tell it you want 3 sides. Use one of the colours from the paper, or white for your fill colour.

Don’t be concerned that PSE wants it to be an equilateral triangle, because you’re in control and you can bend it to your will. To make an isosceles or scalene triangle (yeah, I remember a bit of 10th grade geometry – some days I scare myself!) go to Image>Transform Shape>Skew.

“Grab” one of the handles on the bounding box and pull it in the direction you want it to go, and adjust the shape to make a right triangle. That will ensure you’ve got a little smidge of the underlying paper visible later.

Once you have your triangle the shape you want – mine is a narrow wedge – don’t forget to Simplify it.

Now move that triangle over so that one of the long edges is flush with the paper edge. (I turned visibility for the papers underneath off so these steps will be easier to follow.)

For this part of the process, you want to bottom edge of the triangle to extend past the bottom edge of the paper.

Now Select the edges of the triangle by clicking on the Layer Thumbnail to get those marching ants.

Look to see that you’re on the layer with the paper you’re folding and not any of the others. Then Cut the triangle from the paper using the CTRL/CMD>X keyboard shortcut.

Go back to the triangle layer and Deselect it (CTRL/CMD>D) then drag it from one lower corner until that same edge you lined up with the paper’s edge is lined up with the new cut edge. Check that the pointy top of the triangle is exactly positioned on the edge of the paper as shown – zoom in as much as you need to. Then hit the green checkmark.

That should give you a little sliver of your paper visible right at the bottom of the image, as shown below. If you want to, you can adjust the shape or size of your triangle to make it happen, but that shouldn’t be necessary.

Of course, this fold needs a proper shadow. Once again, Select the triangle by clicking on the Layer Thumbnail. Create a new layer underneath the triangle by CTRL/CMD>clicking on the New Layer icon – the single sheet of paper at the top left of the Layers panel – to put your shadow on. Then using the Paint Bucket tool, fill the selected area on that new layer with the shadow colour. If you’re using a template, you can right-click on the fx icon on any of the shadowed layers then click on the colour swatch. Copy the colour number from the menu box. Then click on the Foreground colour on the Tools panel and paste the number into the same box. That way all the shadows will be the same colour. Now you’ve got a dark triangle layer underneath your folded paper. Nudge it over so you can see it.

Apply a Gaussian Blur filter to the shadow then tweak the Opacity down to somewhere around 50%, or whatever looks similar to the existing shadows on your template. You can then change the Blend Mode to Linear Burn and your shadow is perfect. You can then Smudge the shadow layer so it’s narrower at the top of the triangle and wider at the bottom, as you’d expect to see if the folded paper isn’t lying directly on top of the paper under it. Another way to accomplish that is to slightly tilt the shadow.

If you’ve Cleared the Layer Style on your paper layer at Step One, add it back now. I almost forgot that step!

Easy-peasy, isn’t it? My layout was created for the November Designer Spotlight challenge using a template from Aprilisa‘s Picture Perfect 155 and Pixelily‘s Daily Stuff kit. This is what it looks like altogether.

Let me know how you like this technique!