DD: FEB 20

http://bit.ly/2B76VAZ

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 February 26th, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday (PSE-Word Mashup)

A Whole New Meaning to Copy-and-Paste!

Welcome to the tutorial that almost wasn’t! The last week has been a little difficult around our house and the weekend was particularly so. I didn’t have time to put together something to share with you before I had to go back to work yesterday. 12 hour shifts don’t leave a lot of energy, mentally or physically, and I always do two in a row so I was expecting to have to disappoint you all by posting a “sorry…” and a promise to do better. But the over-staffing fairy visited me this morning and I magically got the day off. Not having a topic in mind, I had to do some pondering. And then I learned something myself that I knew would be perfect for this week. So we’ll settle for late, rather than not at all. Here goes!

Have you ever put your heart and soul into a layout, then spent forever coming up with the perfect journaling – only to hate the way the journaling looks, or worse… see a glaring typo? Have you ever wished PSE came with a spell-check? Or that you could copy-and-paste something from a website? Well, have I got the trick for you! Word and PSE work together! And even better… all your fonts are there in Word too!

Your Word version may be different from mine; the interface might look different but this is pretty basic, and all the things I’m going to show you will work with any version. I opened a new blank document in Word, chose a font and set my formatting so that my text would fit inside a border on a beautiful journaling blank I pulled from Ooh La La ScrapsShabby Chic collection.

I love using quotations for a variety of reasons. Like not having to think too hard! I typed out this one in a matter of a few seconds. I changed the size of the font for Mr Bergen’s name.

I just spotted a typo on my screenshot below. RATS! Word’s spell-check wouldn’t have caught it either, but it DOES catch those transposed letters, “e”s that should be “a”s and that kind of thing. It also capitalizes the first word of each sentence for you if you forget.

Then I opened up Elements on my desktop, dropped my journal blank onto a new document and set up the Text tool with the same font settings that I chose in Word. If I skipped this step now, Elements would default to the last settings I used.

Back to Word… I selected the text then right-clicked to open up a dialogue box. It looks like this. I want to Copy the text. (WSNH tip: the same keyboard shortcuts I’ve shown you in previous tuts also work exactly the same in Word, so CTRL/CMD>C will work to copy the text.)

I flipped back to Elements and Pasted my text into the journaling space. That can be done by right-clicking then choosing Paste from the dialogue box, or CTRL/CMD>V. Did you notice that Elements ignored the different text sizes?

Now I have the ability to change it up to suit my layout. I changed the text colour first by pulling the gray from the border.

Then I changed the font size on Mr Bergen’s name again. Now that I know the font size changes made in Word don’t move over to Elements, I can skip that step in the future.

Even better, it’s totally possible to Copy whole sections of text from a web site or other document on your computer and Paste it into Word. As you can see in the screenshot below, I’ve selected a new quote from my favourite quotations site.

Then I Pasted it into Word with a couple of clicks! Yeah. I wasted time resizing Ellen’s name. (Did you catch the typo in this screenshot too?)

Here you can see that I’ve got Elements open and it’s just waiting for me to Copy-Paste Ellen’s words of wisdom over.

Oh, right… I didn’t go to Elements and set up the font. So this is the font, size and colour I used for the last layout I created.

So I just Undid that step and started over. But this time I decided to use a Text Box. This handy tool helps to constrain the text so it doesn’t bleed out into areas where I don’t want it. To create a Text Box, with the Type tool click-and-drag from one corner diagonally to the opposite corner of the area you want to cover with text. This journal blank made it easy by having reference points in the border.

And then I pasted Ellen’s quote into my text box. Notice that it’s now centre-justified, rather than left-justified as it was in Word. I had “Center” selected in the Text tool settings and Elements over-rode Word.

This time I didn’t have too many changes I needed to make, other than shrinking Ellen.

But to show you how easy it is to change it to suit your purposes, I switched the angle from upright to right-italic and changed the text colour. I want to try this trick with texting on a path, but wanted to get you the basics now. Stay tuned!

DD: FEB 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 Monday February 25th, 2019

DD: FEB 18

http://bit.ly/2HB37h5

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 February 24th, 2019

DD: FEB 17

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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 February 23rd, 2019

DD: FEB 16

http://bit.ly/2Wq9F5h

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 February 23rd, 2019

Cabin Fever is Setting In!

We have so very exciting things happening at GingerScraps!!
To celebrate the season of love we have some "Sweet Talk" just for you. Who doesn’t love FREE goodies!?
Join our Facebook Hop and pick up an amazing selection of products.
If you get lost along the way stop by the forum to get the full list of links.

FREE Sweet Talk Facebook Hop! {February 2019}
https://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?45907-FREE-Sweet-Talk-Facebook-Hop!-February-2019
And…. the event you all know and love is BACK! Scrapping Survivor {2019} is here! Signups are OPEN NOW!
The theme this season is {CABIN FEVER} get ready to get cozy and get your scrap on with 5 weeks of fun, games, competition, friendship, inspiration and of course some beautiful scrapbook pages!

Visit the forum for all the details!
https://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?1537-2019-Scrapping-Survivor-9-*Cabin-Fever*

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s not just the young persons who get celebrated!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Over-The-Hill.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/affixedtotheboard-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quoted: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Bold-Quoted-by-Connie-Prince.html

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Grab Bag: https://store.gingerscraps.net/February-2019-Grab-Bag-My-Everything-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Everything-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Everything-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Everything-QuickPages-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-A-Wish-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Layered-Page-Templates-Love.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/LSSweet-Talk-GrabBag.html7
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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-by-LDragDesigns.html
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
Cluster Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
Worn Out Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
Textured Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-Textured-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
Glitter Styles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/You-Matter-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Forest-Walk-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Forest-Walk-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Forest-Walk-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-Talk-Digital-Scrapbooking-Kit-and-Templates-Bundle-by-Miss-Fish.html

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Bundle: http://bit.ly/2EaEWCc
Flowers: http://bit.ly/2Gr07m6
Kit:http://bit.ly/2DCRgda
Templates:http://bit.ly/2USRdk8
Goodies: http://bit.ly/2I9h1Hd

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-kisses-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-kisses-Kit.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-kisses-Masks-and-Frames.html
Painted papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-kisses-Painted-papers.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Boyfriend-s-Back-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-to-Scrap-Volume-16-Templates-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/shepherdstudio.scrapbooking

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-memories-2.-True-love.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Word-Art-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Very-Vintage-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Youve-Got-Mail-BGD.html

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http://bit.ly/2E4Z0WN

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

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

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Perfectly perfect for “Pizza Party Friday Night”!!

DD: Feb 15

http://bit.ly/2G8S7F0

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 Thursday February 21st, 2019

Sneak Peeks February 14th 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the day we celebrate the people we love most in the world. It’s a perfect holiday for digi scrappers. Our hobby let’s us preserve our favorite memories of our loved ones for years to come. This week our designers felt the love in the air and have a bunch of new goodies ready to go. Also don’t forget about the Gingerscraps Facebook hop! Our fabulous designers have some awesome freebies ready for you on their facebook pages and fan groups.

Let’s take a peek at some of the awesome new releases!

From Neia Scraps

From Tinci

From JB Studio

From Clever Monkey Graphics

 

From Lindsay Jane

From Shepherd Studio

From Aimee Harrison

From Miss Fish

From L Drag

Have a great weekend!

DD: Feb 14

http://bit.ly/2RVGHMf

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 February 20th, 2019