New Releases at The Digichick May 24, 2018

Today I have a couple of layouts using two of the new releases for this week.  Each kit name is linked to the store at The Digichick and they’re both on sale through the weekend.  Yippee!

Kit: Everyday Stories-Destinations

Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Font: ITC New Baskerville Std Italic

 

Kit: The Cottage Garden

Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Font: Indie Flower Regular

Use It All Challenge at The Digichick

The Use It All Challenge at The Digichick is always one of my favorites.  What’s not to like?  You get a free mini kit to create a layout and you get to take part in a challenge.  I’m always up for that.  In addition to the mini kit, I added a couple of elements from the full-size kit that was released this week.  I’ve included links to the challenge and the new kit which is on sale.

 

UIA Mini Challenge
Kit: Everyday Stories-Country Chic
Designer: Kimeric Kreations

New Releases at The Digichick May 3, 2018

May is already upon us and that means it’s time for National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). There are a lot of challenges at The Digichick that you will definitely want to take part in so go check them out.  This week is super busy with new releases as well.  I have several layouts to share with you.  The kit names are linked to the store and everything is on sale through the weekend.

 

Kit: In My Garden

Designer: Vero

Font: Bebas Neue Bold

Moodboard Challenge

 

Kit: Painting Life

Designer: Silvia Romeo

 

Kit: A Beautiful Day

Designer: TDC Designer Collab

 

Kit: A Lovely Day

Designer: et designs

 

Kit: Joy of Life

Designer: Natali Design

 

Kit: Vintage Family Reunion

Designer: Tami Miller Designs

 

 

I have a couple more layouts that I will share tomorrow or Saturday.  They were created for challenges at The Digichick so I want to show them off separately.  The first layout in this post was also created for a challenge.  It’s the Moodboard Challenge and it’s linked.

Graphics Tablet Choosing and Setting Up

Are you in the market for a graphics tablet but don’t know where to start?  Graphics tablets can take you to another level with your digital scrapbooking.  You can make much smoother marks with a pen than with a mouse.  They also relieve hand and wrist pain many people experience. But there are so many to choose from and steps to set them up for the best performance.

 

Tiffany Emanuel’s class, With My Sword & Shield: Pen & Tablet Techniques for Digital Scrapbookers, will help you decide which Wacom tablet is best for you.  Then she will walk you through setting up drivers and tablet settings to get the best performance.

This class was part of the Scrapaneers Live event earlier this year.  Now, you can get it as a self-paced class that you can refer back to as needed.  It’s only $28 and you can get it here.

New Releases at The Digichick April 19, 2018

Wow, there’s crazy weather all across the country.  It goes from beautiful spring weather to freezing rain and snow in the blink of an eye.  Today it’s sunshiny and in the 60’s. Love it!  I have a couple of layouts for you today using two of this week’s new releases at The Digichick.  The kit names under each layout are linked to the store and are currently on sale.

Kit: Love Life

Designer: Natali Design

 

Kit: First Signs of Spring

Designer: Palvinka Designs

Photo Spill Frame or Out of Bounds?

Photo Spill Frame or Out of Bounds?  I’ve had several people ask me the difference between them.  I believe the difference is in the precision.  A Photo Spill Frame is out of bounds but an Out of Bounds effect is not necessarily a Photo Spill Frame!  Let me elaborate.

The “bounds” I’m speaking of is the photo’s frame.  So Out of Bounds is a technique where the photo is not contained within the boundaries of the frame.

When I think of the Out of Bounds effect I think about arms, hands, heads, leaves, or something similar extending outside of the frame.  Here are a couple of examples of what I mean when I talk about an Out of Bounds effect.   The surfer’s arms and head extend beyond the frame in the first example.  In the second example, the woman’s feet are out of bounds.

 

 

A Photo Spill Frame effect makes me think of something spilling out over the frame.  While it’s still technically an out of bounds effect it’s not as precise as the examples above.  Water and waves are perfect subjects for this effect but not the only possibilities.  Consider anything that can, well, spill or overflow.  The technique I use in each case is also different.  Here are a couple of examples.  I used the surfer photo again for the first Photo Spill Frame example to see the difference in the two effects on the same photo.  I also added a wave element here.

Here’s an example of a different type of Photo Spill.  As you can see it’s larger & less precise.

 

If you’d like to find out how to create a layout using the Photo Spill Frame effect using Photoshop Elements check out my tutorial, How to Create a Photo Spill Frame Effect.  I hope you will enjoy and use this effect in some of your layouts.  What ideas do you have for other items that can spill over the edge of the frame?  Please comment and share your ideas.

 

Credits:  The layout examples were created using various elements from the following kits:

A Day at the Beach, Everyday Stories-Home, and Kraft Party by Kimeric Kreations.