I wanted the little paper airplane to be more dimensional, but not the dotted line that came with it. For a quick fix, I duplicated the layer and erased the dotted line on the top layer and gave that top layer a shadow. I love the lined paper in the background, but in a few places the lines ran through my text. So using the clone tool, I used a soft edge brush and reduced the opacity and then just went over those lines to lessen their impact. Now it’s much easier to read but not too obvious that the lines were altered.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Summer No More by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Rub This!
I decided I didn’t want to use layer shadows on my background because I wanted to have the pencil be flat against the layout. The pencil was originally on the striped background paper so I duplicated the tip and the yellow to a new layer and placed it over the red paper. I used the magic wand tool on each color and selected new layer via copy. I then dragged the layers over the red paper.
Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
No More Summer by THE DAILY DIGI. Template: Kimberly Lund TDD Freebie; Font: Century Gothic.
I like using styles created by some designers to further embellish my pages. On this page, I used an Enamel Style by Mommyish to create the little flowers. All I did was use the Magic Wand to create a flower shape from one of the flowers that came with the kit, and then applied the Enamel Style to the flowers. I duplicated the layers to give them different colors, and easily got a couple more embellishments for this page.
Layout by Sula. Supplies: Summer No More by THE DAILY DIGI. Markerific (stamped alpha) by CD Muckosky, Enamel Action by Mommyish.
I love the fun alpha included with this kit and wanted to use the letters on the little journal flags. I clicked the magic wand tool on each letter, clicked select inverse, and deleted the background of each letter to easily place them on the flags. It took awhile but was worth it!
Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
Simply Baby by THE DAILY DIGI.
This is a really cute baby kit, but I wanted to use it to document year-by-year of my kids together. On the month cards, I used the Magic Wand tool, and selected the black parts of the number (use shift key). Then in PSE I used Select>Modify>Expand and selected 10 pixels. That gave a white border around the letters and picked up the white bits inside the letters I hadn’t previously selected. Then I copied to my layout and gave them a shadow so they’d look like stickers.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
Simply Baby by THE DAILY DIGI. Fat Pack 2-29 (template) by Janet Phillips.
I really liked the theme of this kit with this picture but there was no pink to be seen in the kit. So I selected the solid orange paper and used the Hue/saturation slider to adjust the color until it was a pink of my liking. Then I took the patterned papers and used the magic wand to select an orange piece of the pattern. I clicked select similar and then chose new layer via copy, making sure the solid pink layer was highlighted in the layers panel. This made a new pink layer of just the selected shapes. I dragged this layer above the patterned paper and then merged the two layers to make a single layer. I did this completely within my layout so my original patterned papers are not altered at all.
Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Pea How Sweet Eats.
These photos are from before I had a camera. A friend sent them to me at very low resolution via email 15 yrs ago. By keeping the photos small in the layout, I could preserve the quality. There were few photos, so I duplicated some of the photos and layered them so that there appears to be more.
Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Jacki’s Hand by Darcy Baldwin.
This template began as a two-photo template. But I wanted to highlight the single picture. So I replaced one of the photo spots with the camera. Don’t be afraid to substitute elements for photo spots to give your templates more flexibility.
Layout by Bethany. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Template by Juno Designs.
I wanted to use some foliage to embellish the flower clusters. At first, I hesitated using the leafy one that came with the kit (one that wasn’t drawn). It seemed too large and I thought it wouldn’t look good with the clusters. But then I decided to radically reduce its size, and duplicate it a number of times to use in various places, and it turned out that it really gave the flower clusters a lot more dimension and the fact that it was massively reduced in size doesn’t look strange (as I thought it would) either. So, I encourage you to be bold and try drastically reducing the size of some ellies you use on your page to see what effect it may have. You never know, you might end up loving the results.
Layout by Sula. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI.
We’re celebrating the upcoming 40,000 layouts milestone in the Gallery – That’s a LOT of memories captured using Anna Aspnes Designs. The aA Designs SALE event includes 40% discount store-wide (some exclusions apply), special challenge with DREE DIgitalART and a chance to win one of 10 X $4 GiftKardz to the Anna Aspnes Designs store plus FREE Artsy Template MultiPack with $20 Purchase offer. It all begins Monday 28 August 2017. Get all the details on the aA Blog at Anna Aspnes Designs.
It’s Penny Saver month at The Digital Press! Check out some brand new products and some oldies but goodies all on sale for $1 through August 31st!
The Happy Planner got bigger, so I have a new set of templates for you, just in time for the school year!
Brand new Collection! Save 40% OFF the Bundle & 30% Off the Kit and Add-Ons through Monday August 21st! Daily Digi readers save an EXTRA 15% OFF with Coupon Code: CBJ-EXTRATENTDD valid through August 21st!
Create your own planner with this elegant printable planner kit. And plan your day with a splash with some watercolour, glitter + gold! Available in three popular sizes, US + International spelling options. Bonus printing + set up guide included.
Planning much? Check out my updated for 2018 Daily Planner Inserts, along with my Mini Planner inserts and my Daily/Weekly planners.
Fridays are full of digi goodness, and today is no exception! Here’s what’s new this week…
August 2017 Grab Bag Sale is going on now. Six packs are in the bag for just $5. Fully revealed in the store.
40% OFF Birthday Sale! **NEW** Girl’s Night Kit + FWP! Sale ends August 14th!
Those perfect days and light hearted moments are best scrapped. Like a breath of fresh air! Happy, carefree, and beautiful is what comes together to bring you Carefree by Neia Scraps Designs. You will find what you need to scrap those happy moments to the everyday moments in lovely blues, purples, greens, and white.
Check out my latest installment in 2018 calendar products.
Dawn’s little critters are always so adorable!
I’m ready for an adventure over the rainbow. Are you?
Berna’s August Diary Files are full of unique finds. These dolls are just one of them.
I’m a sucker for camping kits. Gotta scrap those scouting trips in fresh ways!
This kit has me ready for one more road trip before school starts. Hit the road, Jack!
My Boy is a brand new collection from Jenn Labre – perfect for all sorts of photos!
It’s the last day of PBP’s 11th Birthday Lolly Bag Sale and I have 2 coordinating Lolly Bags for just $5 each! Don’t miss out on this amazing new Collection!
Wendy is back with some new calendar stamps, perfect for layouts, journal cards, planners and more. PNG and ABR options, US and EU formats.
Lemonade stand anyone?
Have you had a despicable adventure lately?
Or maybe a beautiful night?
Whatever your summer has had in store, there’s bound to be a kit out there to help you scrap it!
I am feeling all the feels of summer, so here are my picks for the week!
Jenn Labre has a gorgeous new kit out today! Check out Wishful!
Check out Anna Aspnes’ 12 Deals of Summer.
My School Planners have been updated for 2017. If you haven’t tried this style of planner, you must! It a totally different way of noting assignments, planning homework and ensuring assignments get handed in. This planner really works! Two versions (wide rule and college rule).
Need a word strip? Get a huge pack of 60 phrases to top any page.
Hot and hazy days of #August? Check out this one!
Love the soft colors in this summery kit.
This blue and yellow set screams summer!
This week I thought I’d share some store collab kits with you as my picks of the week. I hope you enjoy them!
A wonderful bundle with everything you need (and more) for scrapping all of your amazing adventures! Save 50% OFF the Bundle & 30% OFF the Kit & Add-Ons through July 31st!