DD: MAR 24

http://bit.ly/2Iz6a9M

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 March 30th, 2019

DD: MAR 23

http://bit.ly/2H128ob

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 March 29th, 2019

Fresh Baked: March 22, 2019

Unicorn Wishes and Leprechaun Dreams. There’s something for everyone, no matter your needs this week! Templates and kits, bundles, and sales! So much!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Birthdays in March are so much more special!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Lets-Celebrate.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Unicorn-Wishes-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

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

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Grunge.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Clusters.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Titles.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Signing-Is-Fun-Cards.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-by-LDragDesigns.html
[templates vol.1] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Templates-Vol.-1-by-LDragDesigns.html
[templates vol.2] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Templates-Vol.-2-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[alphas] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
[worn out papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitterstyles] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[The Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-Full-Bloom-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-by-LDragDesigns.html
[templates] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-Templates-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[alphas] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
[styles] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-Styles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[The Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Spring-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Rain-Showers-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Rain-Showers-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Rain-Showers-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-MEGA-BUNDLE-by-MagsGraphics.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-KIT-by-MagsGraphics.html
Elements: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-ELEMENTS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-PAPER-PACK-by-MagsGraphics.html
Color Accents: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-COLOR-ACCENTS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Days: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-DAYS-Title-Pack-by-MagsGraphics.html
Months: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-MONTHS-Title-Pack-by-MagsGraphics.html
Word Stickers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Journal-Time-WORD-STICKERS-by-MagsGraphics.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/March_Madness2019_BundlebyMissFish.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cool-Chicks-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Kit.html
Embossed papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Embossed-papers.html
Photomasks – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Masks.html
Clusters&Wordart – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Clusters-WA.html
Stamps&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-Stamps-Frames.html
QPs – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thinking-of-Spring-QPs-Set.html

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Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kick-It-Bundle-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html
Theme kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kick-It-Kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-March-Kit-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Springtime-1..html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hippity-Hoppity-Page-Kit-by-ADB-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Antiques-Emporium-Mega-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frame Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemony-Goodness-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Over-the-Rainbow-BGD.html

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

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack Add On: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Flower and Leaves Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scout-s-Honor-Flower-and-Leaves-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/March-2019-Template-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2019-Lucky-Ducky-Bundle.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Second-Chances-3.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/With-Brave-Wings-Collection.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/With-Brave-Wings.html
Finishing Touches: https://store.gingerscraps.net/With-Brave-Wings-Finishing-Touches.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/With-Brave-Wings-Journal-Cards.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Sidewalk-Art-Collection.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Sidewalk-Art.html
Quickpages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Sidewalk-Art-Quickpages.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Piece-By-Piece-Templates.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/21st-Birthday-Grab-Bag.html

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http://goo.gl/DQK8T

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

They say it’s nearly spring! Maybe this kit will inspire Mother Nature to agree!

DD: MAR 22

http://bit.ly/2SSmozA

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 March 28th, 2019

Sneak Peeks March 21st 2019

 

Happy Spring!!! I hope everyone is happy Winter is behind us! Our designers have some great new springy kits debuting tomorrow! Let’s take a peek!

From Dagi

From Heather Z

From Tinci

From LDrag Designs

From Mags Graphics

From Just Because Studio

From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Lindsay Jane

From Aimee Harrison

From Down This Road

From Neia Scraps

From Wimpychompers

Image may contain: 1 person, food

DD: MAR 21

http://bit.ly/2GE9ZZP

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 March 27th, 2019

~~March Feature Designer: Designs by Connie Prince~~

Hi everyone!! Boy, March is flying by. Sorry this is a bit later than normal. I’m really not sure where the first half of the month went.

This month we are talking with the fabulous Connie Prince. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule and birthday celebration to answer a few of my questions.

How long have you been designing?

Since 2006.

What made you decide to design?

When I started designing there weren’t that many digital scrapbook stores or designers. I wanted to be able to create things to use in my own scrapbooks and it just took off from there.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I design in Photoshop & Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace.

I have an office / craft studio where I do my design work.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

I pull inspiration from pretty much everywhere! If I’m ever feeling stuck a visit to the craft or antique stores will usually get me going again.

What was your first job?

Cashier in a family owned grocery store.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, a few – my favorite was Newt Gingrich, I worked for him while in college.

What are you reading right now?

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst

What is your favorite quote?

Your life is an occasion. Rise to it. – Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Visit Alaska!

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Bradley Cooper

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Instagram, Bank App, & Snapchat.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

All of my admin work!

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

Past – I don’t know that I could handle knowing the future!

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time?

State Farm.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

Something not sticky!

Thanks Connie!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, her FB Fan Page, her blog, and her FB Group. And make sure you are picking up the Daily Download this month.

Also – her store is on sale all month.

Have a great week!

DD: MAR 20

http://bit.ly/2NlSfmr

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 March 26th, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

What the Heck is a Vignette?

It’s been awhile since we did anything really creative using a Guided Edit. Today we’re changing that!

The dictionary has a number of definitions for the word “vignette”.

noun

  • decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
  • an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
  • decorative design representing branches, leaves, grapes, or the like, as in a manuscript.
  • any small, pleasing picture or view.
  • small, graceful literary sketch.

verb (used with object), vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting.

  • Photography to finish (a picture, photograph, etc.) in the manner of a vignette.

This photo – “a small, pleasing picture or view” – of my cocker spaniel Bailey (who left us 4 years ago) is my most favourite one of her. When I was sorting through a box of stuff I found a frame I had bought for this photo shortly before she died; I decided it was time to print and frame the photo, but wanted to increase the impact of it a bit first.

My first thought was to add a vignette effect to my vignette. Photoshop Elements has one in the Guided Edits menu, so here goes!

This particular effect has quite a few uses, especially when it comes to landscape photos where there’s an element or view that screams for sharper focus (attention-wise). But it would also be stunning with newborn photos, wedding photos and any number of others.

When you open the tool, this is what the interface looks like. Remember, down at the bottom right corner there are two buttons, a Next and a Cancel. The Next button gives you the option of saving, sharing or moving on to the Expert workspace. The Cancel button resets the image. So if you’ve made several adjustments and are pleased with your efforts, take great care not to Cancel it!

Obviously there are two vignette options here, Black and White. I’m showing you the white first, with the software’s default setting. It’s not the look I’m after, but I have some adjustment capability so let’s see what happens when I use them.

By decreasing the Intensity of the vignette effect, I get an effect I like better.

The button bar I’ve circled is the second adjustment tool, which lets the user shift the shape of the vignette and softness of the edges. I’ve shown you the defaults. The marching ants show you where the software has made its selection.

I moved the Feather slider over a bit to the right (to 7.7 pixels) and made the edge softer, then slid the the Roundness handle all the way to the left (-100%). The Roundness tool contracts or expands the selection edge. Can you see what that did to my photo?

This is what I get when I move the Roundness slider all the way to the right without adjusting the Feather. But even with lots of tweaking, it’s not the look I’m after. So I hit the Cancel button.

Then I tried the Black vignette. Here’s the image with the defaults. TOO too…

So I pulled the Intensity of the vignette down to about 55% and like it a lot better.

This time I pushed the Feather slider all the way to the right, 50.0 pixels.

Then I played with the Roundness, moving the slider left to -10%.

There it is! Bailey is the focus, the edges are darker and softer and I’m really happy with the way it looks. I can print it now and get it in the frame. If I wanted to work with this photo more, inside a layout for example, I would go to the Next button and make my choice of subsequent actions. I Saved it to my folder for printing.

Can you think of a photo in your collection that would be even better using this technique? (There’s another way to do this technique that’s a bit more work, and I’ll show you how in another lesson.)

DD: MAR 19

http://bit.ly/2VfrcM5

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 March 25th, 2019