Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Releases at the Digichick 9/1/2016

There are so many new releases at The Digichick Thursday it’s amazing.  All the designers were super busy!  The Hatchery products all coordinate too so it’s a double whammy. I worked with five of the gorgeous new kits and I’m happy to share the layouts with you.

Layout #1 Autumn Serenade from Vero

Kit: Autumn Serenade Designer: Vero

Kit: Autumn Serenade
Designer: Vero

Layout #2 Autumn Mosaic from Sherwood Studio

Kit: Autumn Mosaic Designer: Sherwood Studio

Kit: Autumn Mosaic
Designer: Sherwood Studio

Layout #3 You’ve Got Class from Alexis Design Studio

Kit: You've Got Class Collection Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Kit: You’ve Got Class Collection
Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Layout #4 Daydream Believer from The Nifty Pixel

Kit: Daydream Believer Designer: The Nifty Pixel Pick Your Destiny Border Designer: The Nifty Pixel

Kit: Daydream Believer
Designer: The Nifty Pixel
Pick Your Destiny Border
Designer: The Nifty Pixel

Layout #5  The World is Your Oyster from Created by Jill

Kit: The World is Your Oyster Designer: Created by Jill Title Font: Impact Journal Font: DJB Elliephont Regular

Kit: The World is Your Oyster
Designer: Created by Jill
Title Font: Impact
Journal Font: DJB Elliephont Regular

Working with Text in Photoshop Elements v14

If you’d like to know more about adding text and text effects you’ll want to read the new tutorial posted today.  Learn to add text for titles and for journaling.  The examples below were made using the Warp Tool.

WarpTool

Learn how to do text cutouts or cut text out of patterns or papers to match your project.

Cutout

TextTool10

Patterned

TextTool10b

How about applying effects?  You can use Effect on text layers the same as other layers.

TextStyles

Check out the entire tutorial here.  You may also want to learn about adding a Stroke to your text on a separate layer.  You’ll find that Add Stroke (Outline) on a Separate Layer here.

If you use Photoshop instead of Photoshop Elements, Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs has an excellent tutorial How to Warp Text in Photoshop.

New Releases at The Digichick August 25, 2016

Wow, you’re going to love this week’s new releases at The Digichick!  I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes trying to organize the site, delete some broken links and writing PSE tutorials.  Since I’ve been busy with all this I only got to play with a couple of the new releases but let me just tell you, they’re all fantastic.

I cannot believe we are at the end of August already and we’ve had rain & cooler temperatures for the last couple of weeks.  Cool and wet is unheard of in August in Texas, so we’re very thankful!  This year is flying by.

Today I have two layouts to share.  Remember, all the new releases are on sale until Sunday night.  So you have plenty of time to pick them up while they’re discounted.

Layout #1 is created using I Couldn’t Be Prouder by Created by Jill.  Jill’s kit always make it super easy to achieve an artsy look.

 

Kit: I Couldn't Be Prouder http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/I-Couldn-t-Be-Prouder-Fusion-Bundle.html Designer: Created by Jill

Kit: I Couldn’t Be Prouder
Designer: Created by Jill

Layout #2 Kickin’ It from The DigiCrafters has perfect colors for my granddaughter’s soccer team.  They made some super cute Journal Cards as well. It’s not always easy to find “girl” soccer colors & goodies.  I love this!

Kit & Journal Cards: Kickin' It Designer: The Digicrafters Font: Back to Black

Kit & Journal Cards: Kickin’ It
Designer: The Digicrafters
Font: Back to Black

Photoshop Elements v14 Tutorials

Many scrappers feel like the learning curve for Photoshop Elements (PSE) is just too great.  I know I felt like that too.  It’s very difficult to go from a program you’re very familiar with such as Paintshop Pro or My Memory Suite to PSE.  Everything is just so different.  It’s far easier to just stick with what you know.  It’s probably even more difficult if you’re totally new to digi scrapping and you are cutting your teeth on PSE.  It’s a big bite!

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I understand if that is how you feel but I hope to demystify PSE in a series of PSE tutorials. Many are up already and more are in the works.  I’m starting with the basics because that’s where you need to start.  It would be silly to try to teach complex tips and tricks first.  Everybody has to walk before they can run!  And because I’m a digi-scrapper too I know what you’re thinking…

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I would love to hear from you.  If you find the tuts helpful, please let me know.  If you have something you’d like to know how to do, please let me know.  Your feedback is essential for me to provide the lessons you want and need.

Please check out the PSE tutorials here.  Remember to check back often because I’m adding new tutorials all the time.

New Releases at The Digichick August 18, 2016

There are many gorgeous new releases this week at The Digichick.  I decided to work with Alexis Design Studio’s new kit, Antique Rose.  It is beautiful and perfect for heritage pages.

Layout #1 For this layout I used two masks around the photo to highlight it.  I also mitered the edges of the lace where they overlapped.

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Kit: Antique Rose  Designer: Alexis Design Studio Photo Masks: Lindsay Jane

Layout #2 This layout combines Alexis Design Studio’s  Antique Rose with Weeks of Our Year Masks 3 photo masks by JoCee Designs.

Weeks of Our Year Masks 3 Designer: JoCee Designs Kit: Antique Rose Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Weeks of Our Year Masks 3  Designer: JoCee Designs  Kit: Antique Rose  Designer: Alexis Design Studio

 

New Releases at The Digichick August 11, 2016

The new releases at The Digichick August 11 are incredible.  After a busy, busy TDC 11th birthday celebration, the designers have more gorgeous goodies this week.  How do they do it?  I was happy that I got to play with several of the new products released this week.

Layout #1 This layout combines Kimeric Kreations new kit, Farmhouse Chic, with Christaly’s Showcase Duo template.

Kit: Farmhouse Chic Designer: Kimeric Kreations Template: Showcase:Duo Designer: Christaly Font: DJB Room Mother Regular

Kit: Farmhouse Chic
Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Template: Showcase:Duo
Designer: Christaly
Font: DJB Room Mother Regular

Layout #2 I love Sherwood Studio’s The Faith Project-Gentleness.

Kit: The Faith Project-Gentleness Designer: Sherwood Studio

Kit: The Faith Project-Gentleness
Designer: Sherwood Studio

Layout #3 Alexis Design Studio has this gorgeous new kit, Late Summer Days.

Kit: Late Summer Days Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Kit: Late Summer Days
Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Layout #4 Blue Heart Scraps is Guest Designer at The Digichick for August. Her new kit, Dream On Dreamer, is just perfect to encourage the dreamer in your life!

Kit: Dream On Dreamers Designer: Blue Heart Scraps

Kit: Dream On Dreamers
Designer: Blue Heart Scraps

Designer Spotlight August 2016 – Kimeric Kreations

The August 2016 Designer Spotlight is on Kimeric Kreations.  Do you think you know Kim or would you like to get to know her better?  This challenge is all about getting to know the designers better.  This month Kim has made an Add-On Mini Kit to the Listen to the Music Designer Collab.  So get to know Kim, download the freebie, post a layout and you’ll be entered for a random drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Kimeric Kreations store.  Win, win, win, win! Here’s my layout using the free mini kit.

Kit: Listen to the Music Add-On Mini Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Kit: Listen to the Music Add-On Mini
Designer: Kimeric Kreations