Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Releases at The Digichick September 29, 2016

This week’s new releases are as diverse as the designers at The Digichick.  From celebrating Autumn to sports themes, there is something for everyone!  The new releases also kick-off DSD weekend.  That’s right, it’s been moved up a month from November to October.  Join us in The Digichick Forum for some fun and games!

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Layout #1  This layout combines the Fall Fest Collection and Layered Up Template by Kimeric Kreations.  This kit is perfect for all your fall layouts and this template is a super setup to include many photos.  This layout is all about my hubby’s historical hometown and the beautiful foliage there in the fall.  Andy Griffith was also from Mount Airy and he used it to model the fictitious town of Mayberry.  Busloads of tourists still come to Mount Airy every day to visit The Snappy Lunch (Oprah ate one of the World Famous Pork Chop Sandwiches here), Floyd’s Barber Shop, Wally’s Service Station and other stores that carry Mayberry memorabilia.  It’s a lovely, quaint place in the mountains of North Carolina.  In September they celebrate Mayberry Days and in October, they have the Autumn Leaves Festival.  People come from all around. It’s a lot of fun!

Kit: Fall Fest Designer: Kimeric Kreations Template: Layered Up Template #4 Designer: Kimeric Kreations Font: DJB Baby Bump Regular; DJB Elliephont

Kit: Fall Fest
Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Template: Layered Up Template #4
Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Font: DJB Baby Bump Regular; DJB Elliephont

Layout #2 I used Fall Fest Collection and a different Layered Up template for this layout because not everyone has the beautiful fall foliage but the kit is very versatile.

Kit: Fall Fest Designer: Kimeric Kreations Template: Layered Up Template #2 Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Kit: Fall Fest
Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Template: Layered Up Template #2
Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Layout #3  Akizo Designs’ new kit, Tennis Addict, has everything you’ll need to scrap you or your tennis player.  I used to play tennis.  Sadly, my biggest “mad skill” was keeping the ball boy on his toes!

Kit: Tennis Addict Designer: Akizo Designs

Kit: Tennis Addict
Designer: Akizo Designs

Happy shopping and happy DSD weekend!

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Styles 101: The Color Overlay Part 2

Learn how to recolor Styles Effects in Styles 101: The Color Overlay Part 2.  Did you think you were stuck with the color selections created by the designer?  Well you are not!  Apply the Styles Effect of your choice then recolor it to match your layout.  Learn how here.

Here’s an example of what you can do.  Draw a shape add a Glass Button Style Effect (any color) then change it to coordinate with your layout.

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New Releases at The Digichick September 22, 2016

Lots of lovely new releases at The Digichick this week!  Let me tell you, one of the hardest things about being on The Digichick creative team is that I can’t work with them all.  I worked with three of the new releases for September 22 and I was not disappointed.  Check them out.

Layout #1  Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs out-did herself with You Are My Sunshine.  This kit is huge!!  It’s filled with beautiful flowers, elements, papers, and so much more.

Kit: You Are my Sunshine Designer: Snickerdoodle DesignsFont: Master Of Break Regular

Kit: You Are my Sunshine
Designer: Snickerdoodle DesignsFont: Master Of Break Regular

 

Layout #2  I had to create a page using Country Harvest from Alexis Design Studio.  One of the things I love most about North Carolina in the Fall is the glorious colors.  This kit is perfect.

Kit: Country Harvest Designer: Alexis Design Studio Font: Master Of Break Regular

Kit: Country Harvest
Designer: Alexis Design Studio
Font: Master Of Break Regular

Layout #3  Created by Jill’s new kit Simplicity is far from simple.  I love the colors and the elements are gorgeous.  I think it’s perfect for old family photos like this one of my uncle and cousin.

Kit: Simplicity Designer: Created by Jill Edges: Today I Feel Happy Edges Designer: Created by Jill Font: DJB Elliephont Regular

 

 

 

How to Make a Cool Title Using Color Overlay in PSE14

Would you like to change plain ordinary text into a cool Color Overlay Title in Photoshop Elements 14?  I have a tutorial to show you how to do it.  It’s called Styles 101: The Color Overlay.  You can find it here.  If you’d like to download a PDF of the tutorial, there is a link at the bottom of the tutorial page.

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If you find the tutorial helpful please leave me a comment.  Thanks for looking.

 

New Release at The Digichick September 15, 2016

Wow!  What a bevy of beautiful new releases this week at The Digichick.  I got to play with several new kits and I love the colors.  Red is a common thread in each of the kits I used and let me tell you, I love red!

Layout #1 What If You Fly from On A Whimsical Adventure was the first to catch my eye.  The theme of the kit speaks to my soul.  Fear of failure has kept me from doing a lot of things I want to do.   This layout is the first page of what I’m calling, My Flybook.

Kit: What If You Fly Designer: On A Whimsical Adventure Designer: On A Whimsical Adventure Title Font: TXT Abrasive Regular Text Font: Coco

Kit: What If You Fly
Designer: On A Whimsical Adventure
Designer: On A Whimsical Adventure
Title Font: TXT Abrasive Regular
Text Font: Coco

Layout #2 Pet Story from Sherwood Studio is a fabulous pet themed kit.  It includes a lot of different types of pets and the colors are beautiful.

Kit: Pet Story Designer: Sherwood Studio

Kit: Pet Story
Designer: Sherwood Studio

Layout #3 Oh my gracious!  Don’t you just love the colors in What’s Cookin’? by Kimeric Kreations.  You’ll also find loads of retro elements in this kit.

Kit: What's Cookin'? Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Kit: What’s Cookin’?
Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Layout #4  Sweet Connections by Alexis Design Studio is sweet indeed.  This kit is perfect for this photo of me, my parents, one of my brothers and my sweet German Shepard, Liebchen. Liebchen means sweetheart in german and oh what a sweet girl she was.  I still miss her.

Kit: Sweet Connections Designer: Alexis Design Studio

Kit: Sweet Connections
Designer: Alexis Design Studio

New Releases at The Digichick September 8, 2016

I didn’t get to play with many of the new releases at The Digichick this week, sometimes life just gets in the way.  My husband had to have a heart procedure so I’ve been busy with him. I did get to play with Sherwood Studio’s new release Western Wonder Add-On and Western Wonder kit.

I took the photo at a rest stop in Arizona a couple of years ago and I’ve been waiting for the perfect kit to make a layout.  The colors and style of this kit and add-on bundle were made for the photo.  I love the colors!  The papers are all from Western Wonder Add-on and the other elements are from both the previously released kit and the add-on.  Now that’s some Yard Art!

Western Wonder Add-On Kit: Western Wonder Bundle Designer: Sherwood Studio

Western Wonder Add-On
Kit: Western Wonder Bundle
Designer: Sherwood Studio

New Tutorial on How to Adjust the Stroke Effect of a PSE Style

Good morning!  I just posted a new tutorial, How to Adjust the Stroke Effect of a PSE Style.

Adjust Stroke Effect Cover

For this tutorial, I used the Painted Autumn Styles and Painted Autumn Word Strips from Snickerdoodle Designs new kit, Painted Autumn Collection, which released today.

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Painted Autumn Word Strips

Let me warn you, I got a little carried away and included Loading Styles and some other tips for using these Styles.  I hope you find it helpful.

Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs has an excellent sister tutorial using Photoshop here.