Inspired by Kate Hadfield

The following layouts were created using “All The Everydays” by Kate Hadfield and included in The Digi Files during April, 2013:

Layout by SharonS. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Template by Nettio Designs; Flower by Hero Arts; Styles by Mommyish, One Little Bird; Alpha Brushes by CD Muckosky; Font: Pea Mystie.

Layout by Akizo. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Christa. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Edeena. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Edeena. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Edeena. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Iva. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Mish. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Nicole. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Rebecca. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Sandy. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Sandy. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Sara. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield.

Layout by Barb. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Background by Barb.
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Layout by Amelia. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; 25 Days of Templates 2010 by Simply Tiffany; Daddy’s Love and Oh Boy by Julia Makotinsky; Fonts: Georgia, CK-Alis_Hand_official.
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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; TDD My Life In Print; Fonts: Rockwell.
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Layout by Jacki. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Blue Bird (alpha) by Chelle; My Life in Celebration (papers) by The Daily Digi; Font: Teacher’s Pet by Heather Hess.
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Layout by Trina. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Citrus Blast Papers by Micheline Martin; Outside the Lines Alpha by Kaye Winiecki; Blissful Stitches Square by Traci Reed; Font: Myriad Pro.
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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: All the Everydays by Kate Hadfield; Cool Britannia, Sketchbookpages2, Spiralbound Alpha, Super Duper by Kate Hadfield, Marker Alpha by Chelle; Die Cut it Action by Wendyzine Scraps.

Tips for a Successful Cousin Camp (or any event with kids)

A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted to put on a “Cousins Camp” for all of my nieces and nephews (and my own kids as well). It turned out to be a huge hit and is still a much talked about event with all of the kids. It thrills me to death that we were all able to create some amazing memories. Since going through the planning stages of these events (we’ve done two now), I’ve always thought it would be fun to share with our readers some of the fun things we did and how I was able to incorporate my digi skills.

Tips for Success

  1. pick your dates – we found that 2.5-3 days was perfect.
  • pick a FUN theme for each day – the first year we did movies only; the second year, we did a combination of books and movies.
  • divide and conquer – I planned all of the activities and my sisters took care of the food. I thought that was a great deal!
  • Collect ideas for activities – planning the first Cousin Camp in the Spring of 2011 is what motivated me to finally give Pinterest a chance. Trying to track all of my ideas in Evernote was becoming a problem and taking too much time. The second year, I found setting up a pinboard for each theme worked out great and pinned as I found stuff. Now, I call Pinterest the new Google and wouldn’t really even have a need to leave it to find enough ideas.
  • remember the ages of the kids – be sure the activities you plan can be varied by age (our ages the first year were 3-13).
  • limit activities – plan 5 or so activities each day and then let them play and just enjoy being together.
  • take photos – take lots of pictures and be sure to hand the camera off to others.
  • expect bumps – expect there to be bumps and remind yourself that it’s okay. Depending on the ages of the kids, their might be tears (hopefully not yours). Just remember, it’s about the memories being made.

Selecting Themes

I recommend choosing themes that are popular, to make it easier to find activities, ideas, and printables. The first year, our themes were:

  • Despicable Me
  • Toy Story
  • Gnomeo and Juliet

The second year, our themes were:

  • Harry Potter
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Muppets

All of these themes turned out to be really fun! Probably the most difficult to find theme specific activities was the Muppets theme (more on that below).

Schedule

Each day included:

  • a themed photo booth first thing
  • 3-5 activities and/or crafts
  • a themed snack the kids could create
  • lunch
  • we tried watching the movies after lunch, but the kids just wanted to play, so that’s what we let them do

Fun Printables To Create

I put my digi skills to work and made some fun printables for each day. The big crowd pleasers the first year were definitely the tickets to get in and the water bottles.

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For the water bottles and tickets, I used the following supplies:

Despicable Me (first bottle on left) font:

Gnomeo & Juliet (center bottle) font:

Toy Story (right bottle) font:

Cousin Camp Tickets

I actually had the Toy Story invitation made at a website that is now defunct and then I made the Despicable Me and Gnomeo and Juliet invites myself. I would have ordered those too, if they would have had graphics available for it. Now, knowing what I know about Disney copyright, I’m wondering if the images weren’t licensed. Everything appeared to be on the up and up, but that’s what Disney doesn’t want: confusion or the appearance of being affiliated with them or using licensed characters with their permission.

Cousin Camp Tickets Template

I did create a ticket template that you can use for your own Cousin Camp (or any other personal event or purpose). Download it here. They are designed to put two of them on a 4×6 canvas and print as a 4×6.

There are easy ways to get licensed characters on your own personal creations. Check out this tutorial here and this one here.

Here are some ways to find licensed characters that you can legally use for your own personal projects:

  • Google the movie or book name and find the official website. Many official websites have printables that you can download and use to create things using the tutorials above (this is how I found most of the things I used for Despicable Me (they are all gone now though) and Gnomeo & Juliet).
  • Spoonful.com is an official Disney site that has a lot of printables for download available. Just use their search bar and type in the movie name along with printable and you might be surprised all you find.

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Cousin Camp Photo Booth

  • I used the same sites as listed above to find printables that I could use for photo booth photos.
  • I also searched on Oriental Trading to find props. I found eye glasses for each cousin to have on Despicable Me Day and then the next year, bought the same glasses and popped the plastic out to use them for Harry Potter Day. I also found Gnome hats there.

Activities

Cousin Camp Activities

  • There are a lot of fun, themed activities out there and Pinterest makes them super easy to find. Thanks, to Katie, I was an early Pinterest adopter and back then, you wouldn’t find a ton of activities by searching. I was mostly Googling and then pinning. What a difference two years makes!
  • I found that it was easy to take traditional childhood games and put a spin on them to fit our theme (potato sack races became ‘frog races’ on Muppets Day).
  • By searching Oriental Trading, I was able to come up with ideas for fun activities. I found a 500 piece foam Gnome set for $8 that I used for a Gnome Hunt (we hid the gnomes all over my moms yard and the kids had fun finding them). We used the leftovers for a craft project.
  • Take activities from the movies or books. We used little plastic lawnmowers for a relay race, based on the races in Gnomeo & Juliet.

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One of the most loved and talked about activities was this past summer as each cousin was able to work on their own scrapbook of Cousin Camp as it was happening.

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I bought some very inexpensive notebooks from Oriental Trading, let the kids cover them in Duct Tape, and each day I printed their photo booth pictures as well as a group photo for each of them and let them glue them in the book and add stickers. It was simple, but most of them really loved it. My youngest daughter spent a lot of time on her book and decided that she LOVES scrapbooking. Now, almost a year later, she still loves her Cousin Camp Scrapbook and can be seen looking at it often.

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Here are my Pinterest Boards filled with activities and food that we have used for past Cousin Camps:

I’m not sure if we will be doing Cousin Camp this summer, but if we do, one of the days the theme will be “Wreck It Ralph”. You will know Cousin Camp is on if I start pinning on some new boards! Winking smile

Let your paper do the talking

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The Good Stuff by Digital Design Essentials. The Dry Ribbon by Heather Joyce.

 

Have you ever thought of using patterned paper to journal your layouts? When Steph and I saw creative team member Ronnie’s layout about her daughter, we knew it was a great idea for a post!

Be Yourself by Ronnie

Layout by Ronnie. Link to credits.

 

Ronnie was able to tell her daughter an important story without having to type a single word of her own. The paper (from Forever Joy) came designed with those beautiful words already on it.

I started to look around and realized that this is a very easy and super fun way to add a message to a digital scrapbook layout. I love this page by Heddy where the overall theme is emphasized by the words on the background paper.

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Layout by Heddy. Link to credits.

 

I decided to try my hand at this technique and I was surprised at how quickly the layouts came together. So easy! As you can tell by the words on the white paper, this page is all about a birthday. There really wasn’t a need to say any more than that as I have an opposing layout with more personal details about the names of the party guests.

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One Little Bird Jubilee. Scrapbook Lady Studious template.

 

This paper had the perfect message to go with a photo of my husband on vacation. It’s always good to see him get a few minutes to actually relax now and then!

Relax by Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Little Butterfly Wings Fun in the Sun.

 

I absolutely love grilled food and in my house, I’m the one who “mans” the barbecue. I’m pretty good at it if I may be bold enough to say so!

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Kristin Aagard Backyard BBQ. Scrapbook Lady Scenic template.

 

Suddenly, I’m finding myself looking at previews with a new eye. I’m on the lookout for wordy papers to give my digi scrapping a fun twist!

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Funtastic Friday is here again!

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Erin Kay Today Tomorrow Always  – part of this month’s Digi Files collection. Pacifico font.

 

It’s always good to see Friday pop up on the calendar! I’m ready for a weekend, how about you?

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I bet you will enjoy listening to this week’s Digi Show for a little fun and inspiration!

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Check out this brand new collection from River~Rose. A value of $19.45 for only $5.99 for a limited time!

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Dawn by Design has closed her personal shop and is opening up a new one TODAY at Pixels and Company! All products are 30% off through Sunday, April 28. Happy shopping!

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SuzyQ Scraps has a free article packed with simple page design tips — plus a free infographic for quick reference.

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New from Kimeric Kreations at the Digichick

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And wow, Val c designs is in the spotlight at Oscraps!, with a sale (up to 30%), a challenge, a Raffle and some free gift as well … now that  is fun!

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A beautiful and fun collaborative project by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs all about true friends; people you can count on.
That the theme and the fresh colour palette are inspiring is proven by the obscene amount of papers and ellies you will find in this kit. There’s 23 patterned papers and 15 matching solids, a complete alpha, 58 unique elements with extra color variations and 17 wordarts. And they didn’t even stop there but also made a wicked cool border pack and set of journal cards that match the kit and can be bought separately or in a money saving bundle!

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7 New digital products, to include 4 sets of ArtsyKardz for Project 365/Life, with a new series of layered 12 X 12 Artsy backgrounds, a FotoInspired DoubleTemplate and a set of layered FotoInspired EdgeTemplates designed to co-ordinate with the FotoInspired No. 2 series, as well as FotoWallet Album Template No. 1I (pages 18 and 19 of a 20-page photo book/album).  The MidWeek Release is available in the aA store as individual products only, discounted by 20% until Wednesday April 24, 2013.

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Buy One Little Bird’s new kit, Rise & Shine, and get the coordinating journaling cards FREE! Offer ends 4/21/13.

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Danielle Young has this fresh collection at Oscraps, and you can save 40% when you purchase the bundle.

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Don’t forget that there are 2 free template sets available from Katie the Scrapbook Lady! Visit her Scrap Shop for links.

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Heather T. has a soft and sweet kit out called Small Things, over at MScraps.

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Check out The Good Life collaboration from Wild Blueberry Ink and Scotty Girl Design!

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On Sale from Snips and Snails at ScrapMatters – 38% Off!

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Here are some other great finds that caught my eye this week:

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Hope your Friday is extra funtastic!\

 

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Roseytoes Designs: A Lot of Encouragement

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I’m happy to be welcoming Roseytoes to The Digi Files this month! Ryan has a very comfortable style that I call homespun. Her collections remind me of the feelings I get when visiting my childhood stomping grounds; familiar, yet filled with surprises. She really knocks the girl kits out of the park and I love the bold colors she uses in many of them! Let’s take a closer look at “Love Blooms” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Roseytoes Designs’s contribution:

LO1Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs.
LO2Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Doodle Alpha (action) by Wendyzine Scraps; Font: Hero.
LO3Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Fuss Free: Daily Goodness 2 by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Fonts: Vaguely Repulsive, Traveling Typewriter.
LO4Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Fonts: Pea Noodle’s Girlfriend, Small Typewriting.
LO5Layout by Katie. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Specialties template By Scrapbook Lady.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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Hi, my name is Ryan and I design under the name Roseytoes Designs. I have been designing for 3 years now. I live in Sacramento, CA and have a boyfriend of 7 years and a 6 year old son, Gavin. I love to design kits and templates as well as other digital scrapbooking items that coordinate with my products. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as doing photography on the side.

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I began digital scrapping in 2007 after I had my son because I wanted to do scrapbooking, but didn’t want to haul everything out and make a mess, have my son get into something and have to then scrapbooking and then clean up. Digital was so much easier to do, and so much less time consuming and not nearly as expensive! I decided to take a designing course in the latter part of 2009 and after a lot of encouragement, I started Roseytoes Designs in the beginning of February of 2010 and I haven’t looked back since!

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Everything inspires me to create! From a color palette to something that I see from my son or my nieces or nephews. My CT girls also give me a lot of ideas as well, which is wonderful because they are always keeping me busy! 🙂

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Computer: I have a Dell PC. I’ve had it since 2007 when I began digital scrapping. I have one large monitor that I use, a 19” that I absolutely love! I don’t ever feel like I have enough RAM, that is one thing that I would really like to upgrade, hopefully soon!
Program: I started designing with PSE7 and now I am currently using PSE9 to design. One day I would really like to upgrade to CS but so far I have been extremely happy with PSE.
Camera: Being that I love cameras and photography, I have had a few. I am very much a Nikon girl!
When I really started getting into taking pictures, I purchased a Nikon P100, not knowing that it wasn’t going to be enough for me. Last year I went all out and bought a Nikon D5100, along with an extra camera lense with an awesome zoom (55mm-300mm)
Anything Else: I am not much of an Apple fan so no i phones, i pads, things like that. I do however love my phone, it’s an android and I pretty much do everything on it! I have my kindle app, FB, internet, Yahoo etc on there so I’m always ready to go no matter where I’m at!
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A tip that I love to give out for photography would be to experiment with different settings! If you have a DSLR, spend some time using different modes and settings and see how different your pictures look! It’s amazing the difference a setting makes!
Play around with different lighting as well and see how it affects your camera and the photo. This is something that I have really started working with over the past year and it has helped me out a lot.

Another thing that I suggest for those that like to take pictures, is to not always snap pictures of your subject posing or smiling! I was really big into that for a long time but that doesn’t always show a natural image of the person. Granted a smiling picture is still a good thing, still try to take some candid pictures as well. It will give off a more natural look and really show that persons true beauty! 🙂

favoriteThis is probably one of my favorite kits because one of my CT members and close friends asked me to design a kit for her daughter’s birthday party. She told me a little about what her daughter liked and her favorite colors and I just ran with it. I created the palette and just went to it. This kit has a lot of meaning to it for that reason and I am really glad that I was able to create it for her.

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I think this kit is popular because it’s very lovey dovey. I found the colors online and thought that it would make a great love/romance kit. I really like this kit because it really represents me and my style. I am very happy with the way that it turned out.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Roseytoes Designs:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Roseytoes Designs’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Roseytoes Designs’s store! We will randomly select TWO winners to win $10 in product!
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Inspired by Roseytoes Designs

The following layouts were created using “Love Blooms” by Roseytoes Designs and included in The Digi Files during April, 2013:

Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Template by Scrapping with Liz; Font: Elizabeth Skinny.

Layout by Van. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Template from Roadside Designs (Inspire UR Heart Detour Maps); Alpha from Forever Joy (Be); and Journaling Card from Kay Winiecki (The Lilly Pad – Winter Wishes).

Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Head Start Vol. 7 by Litabells Designs.
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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs.
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Layout by Kimberly K. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Doodle Alpha (action) by Wendyzine Scraps; Font: Hero.
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Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Fuss Free: Daily Goodness 2 by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Fonts: Vaguely Repulsive, Traveling Typewriter.
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Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Fonts: Pea Noodle’s Girlfriend, Small Typewriting.
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Layout by Katie. Supplies: Love Blooms by Roseytoes Designs; Specialties template By Scrapbook Lady.

All about leading

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Becky Higgins Project Life Rain Collection (part of this month’s Digi Files)

What is leading?

Leading (pronounced ledding) refers to the amount of space between lines of text. It’s an important part of typography and it has a big impact on how readable your blocks of text are and the overall feeling of the journaling on a page. The website designinstruct.com has some great illustrations of how text changes when the leading is adjusted.

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Chelle of Chelle’s Creations also explained leading really well in her first designer feature here at The Daily Digi.

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I love using journaling elements and making my text look like I wrote right on the lines. In photoshop and photoshop elements you can adjust the spacing between the lines by adjusting the leading. It’s a little like single space or double space in word processing, only much more accurate.

How to adjust leading

How you adjust the leading on your text will depend on what size of text you use. Study up on text sizing tips and don’t be afraid to play around with the amount of leading you use. When you have your type tool selected, there will be settings to adjust on font choice, size, and leading. I use Photoshop Elements 11 so this screen shot is from that program, but it is similar to other versions and Photoshop as well.

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What if you want to make your text fit on lined paper?

Here’s a fabulous tip from Chelle:

First…I type my journaling in a text box with the same number of lines as my journaling element. Then with all the text highlighted, I experiment with the number in the “adjust the leading” box until the text sits exactly on the lines.

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She even has a great tutorial on her own site with links to a few freebies for you to practice on!

A few general guidelines

Perfecting leading is not an exact science, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Generally speaking, longer blocks of text need more leading than shorter passages. It’s also possible to add too much leading and have your lines of text too spread apart. I suggest you take some time to look through professionally designed websites and magazines and get a feel for what leading should look like in different situations. Smashing Magazine and How Design magazine are two of my favorite resources for typography eye-candy. Here are a few more links that are also helpful:

Once you discover what leading can do for your layouts, you will never think about text the same way. Have fun!

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Simple Tricks to Improve Your Photos


Oftentimes I take a photo when the lighting conditions are less than ideal. Maybe there’s too much backlight or the kids insist on standing in the shade when the sun is so bright. The result is that the faces are dark, but the background is light.

There are a number of options for lightening dark shadows on your photos. In Photoshop Elements you can try one of the following:
1. Go to Enhance>Auto Levels. Sometimes the computer is just smart enough to fix it so you like it!
2. Go to Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Shadows/Highlights and play with the lighting by moving the arrow on the sliding bar.
3. Duplicate your photo. In the Layers Palette, select Screen from the pull-down menu. This will lighten the entire image but you can play with the opacity or erase portions of the top layer so that only parts of your image are lightened. Merge the two layers when you’re happy with how it looks.
4. Use the Smart Brush tool to lighten the shadows of a select part of your photo.

For the photo I wanted to edit, the background was already quite washed out by the bright light of the setting sun but the girls’ faces were dark as they stood in the shadows.

The auto correction features of the software didn’t do the trick so I opted to just brighten a portion of the photo. The Smart Brush is a great little tool! I’ve just recently discovered it and have had fun playing with it. You’ll find it in the tool bar that runs along the left side of your workspace in Photoshop Elements.

In the menu bar that runs along the top of your workspace, use the pull down bar to select Lighting>Brighter. (From the pull-down menu you can see there are lots of choices to play with!). Just to the left of the menu is the brush size. You can choose the size you want to work with. For this tutorial, I used the default size.

Holding down the Shift key, select the portion of the photo you want to lighten.

You will see “marching ants” around your selection and the program adds this as a new layer in your Layers Palette.

You’ll see that the background remains the same and only the selected area is brightened. In this case it’s the girls and it’s just enough so that I like it. If you’re not happy with the edges between the brightened portion and the background, you can play with refining the layer mask. Click on Refine Edge located between the pull down menu for the Smart Brush and the brush size at the top of your workspace. There are a number of options to play with including Smooth, Feather, Contract/Expand. Use Contract to reduce the size of your selected area and Expand to enlarge it. You can smooth out the lines or blur them slightly. Play around a little until you like the result.

Here is the difference from before and after:

What a difference! And it’s so easy. Give it a try and see what you think!

Erin Kay Studio: Funnily Enough

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I’m thrilled to be welcoming back Erin Kay to The Digi Files this month! I love the vintage, retro, whimsical vibe of her kits with the minimal style patterned papers. They really are classic collections that can withstand the test of time!  Erin’s beautiful word art will quickly inspire a theme for a layout if you are stumped.  Her contribution this month is overflowing and I love the lace and GLITTER!  Let’s take a closer look at “Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions)” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Erin Kay Studio’s contribution:

LO1Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Fonts: Jailbird Jenna.
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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Amy Martin Shaped Up v5 Banners.
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Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio.
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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Megan Turnidge-Tues.Template 38.
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Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.
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I am a small town girl. I enjoy photography and books, and lots of time outside. I’m a proud mom to my son and daughter and they’re pretty much what make my world go round!

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This is one of my favorites because of the photo. I was pretty smitten with myself that I was able to capture that! I also love all the Sahlin Studio goodies; she’s one of my fav designers.

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I have tried to paper scrap in the past, but glue and scissors is so tedious! I learned about digital scrapbooking right before I had my son 6 years ago and have loved it ever since!

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Everything. Really. I see something in just about everything. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with all my ideas because I love it all. Scrapping, crafting, photography, and sewing too! As far as scrapping goes though, I find I am inspired by paper products and layouts a lot. I love a digital page that looks like you could reach out and touch it.

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Computer: I have a desktop and a laptop. I’m afraid my desktop is getting a little old, but it I have a nice big calibrated screen to help me see what I’m doing. I got the laptop just for the occasion in which my desktop decides to die once and for all. The laptop sports a hefty 8GB of RAM, 1 TB HD and a core i7 processor. It’s pretty awesome for my gaming addictions too!

Program: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS5
Camera: Nikon D300
Anything Else: I have a small Bamboo tablet that I got a few years ago.
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A real timesaver in photoshop for me is hitting the ctrl key while clicking on a specific item on my page. It instantly selects that item in the layers panel!

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I love the colors and the overall theme. I think it’s really fun and could have a lot of uses. It’s also lending itself to that more “paper-scrapped” look that I love.

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popularFunnily enough, my favorite product is also a favorite of my customers! I think the overall theme makes it special. Who doesn’t have someone who they could list all the things they love about?

Here are some of my favorite products by Erin Kay Studio:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Erin Kay Studio’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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Inspired by Erin Kay Studio

The following layouts were created using “Today Tomorrow Always and/or Love Notes (Actions)” by Erin Kay Studio and included in The Digi Files during April, 2013:

Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always; Template by Trixie Scraps; Fonts: MTF Peach Cobbler, DJB Digi Tara.

Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always

Layout by Rachel. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and/or Love Notes (Actions); Font: GF Halda.

Layout by Trina; Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always; Wee Freebie by Sara Gleason; Font: DB Brittany.

 

Layout by Anne. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always; Template by Nettio Designs; Font: Courier New.

 

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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Fonts: Jailbird Jenna.
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Layout by Ronnie. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Amy Martin Shaped Up v5 Banners.
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Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio.
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Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio; Megan Turnidge-Tues.Template 38.
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Layout by Kimberly M. Supplies: Today Tomorrow Always and Love Notes (Actions) by Erin Kay Studio.