Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
If you're a cardmaker, or even if you aren't, this months kit is perfect for cardmaking. The paper is great for a variety of occasions, and so pretty that you'll want to use every scrap. The sheet with the "tags" makes it really easy to make a great looking card in no time. Add some ribbon, a little Stickles and you're done!
Posted by marcibun at 6:38 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
If those birthday pictures have just been piling up and you need come inspiration to get scrappin', the April kit is for you! It's loaded with birthday products and then some!
Here's a layout I made using the kit.
Title: turning 5
Dream Street Everyday Celebrations-Make a Wish, Something Blue
Bazzill Bling Cardstock
American Craft Thickers – White poolside
Heidi Swapp Ghost flowers
American Crafts Clubhouse Celebrations chipboard
Inkssentials White Pen
Fancy Pants Glitter cuts – blue frame
Clearsnap Azurite inkpad
American Crafts Blue Slick Writer
Bazzill Bling brad
American Crafts ribbon
Posted by Holly at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Grandma's Brag Book
By Alicia Barry
I got a very cute mini album to work on this onth. I have made it into a brag book for Granma for her birthday coming up. I punched somoe extra holes in the scallops for a lacy effect. The cropodile wne through it so easily. I also put brads right through the clear plastic bag. I also punched holes in the side of the bag and tied ribbons to hold the whole thing together.
Posted by Alicia Barry at 8:55 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Posted by Becky at 9:35 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
Photoshop 7.0: Got to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
If the pattern in your image is dark and the background light:
Elements 6.0: go to Filter > Adjustments > Invert.
Photoshop 7.0: go to Image > Adjustments > Invert
Elements 6.0: go to Enhance > Adjust Lighting > Brightness/Contrast
Photoshop 7.0: Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast
-move the contrast slider to the right until you have a high amount of contrast to your paper.
Elements 6.0: Using the move tool click and drag your paper onto the thumbnail of the photo in your photo bin.
Photoshop 7.0: Click and drag your paper onto your opened photo.
Select the Elliptical Marquee tool. In the options bar at the top of your screen type 100 in the feather box. Making sure your pattern paper layer is selected, hold down shift as you click and drag a circle over your photo subject. Hit delete to erase the pattern paper you just selected.
another example using a beautiful text (digital) paper by Katie Pertiet (http://www.designerdigitals.com/).
Now Flatten Image (Layer > Flatten Image) and save as a jpeg. From here you can either print it out on your printer at home or send to an online printing service. Be sure to share with all of us over at IAAS gallery so we can oooh and ahhhh.
Posted by Nicole at 11:57 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
We're celebrating our 2nd anniversary!
We're celebrating Spring.
And this month both of my children will be celebrating their birthdays.
A few kit highlights:
It seems very fitting that we have Dream Street Papers Everyday Celebrations in the Scrap Kit. These papers are double sided and include a sheet that you can cut items out or use the backside as a whole. Love that. And Dana Morin (she designed the paper line) included some of the cutest little items on the cut-out sheet.
The kits are filled with items to scrap any celebration events from birthdays to just everyday happenings in life. The chipboard from American Crafts is so easy and versatile to use. You can write or doodle on them with the pens, layer them, paint them, sand them...the possibilities are endless. Watch to see what the design team does with them.
Fancy Pants Designs has created some of the cutest Glitter Cuts that coordinate wonderfully with the paper. The embossed paper dragonflies from Prima are so cute, and they can be used as it or highlighted by swiping the inkpad over the top...or flip them over and swipe the inkpad across the surface for a different effect.
The details on Queen and Company Felt Frenzy items are amazing and they are self adhesive so there is no worring about using the right glue or if it will soak through.
The black chipboard album comes with a clear bag that you will need to remove the protective coating from both sides. The bag can be altered with rub-ons, pens, or stamped on by wiping with Ranger's Alcohol Blending Solution first. The album pages can be covered with paper or used as is...or something in between.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the kits.
Be sure to check out the message board for details about our celebration events going on all month long.
Posted by I AM A Scrapaholic at 6:07 PM