Do you want to have a tool for scrapbooking with infinite possibilities? A tool that is always at your fingertips? A tool that you most likely already use several times a day?
We will be bringing you tutorials, sketches for layouts, fresh ideas, cutting edge techniques, interviews within the industry, and features of everyday scrappers just like you. Check out the sidebar for links to more sketches, and all kinds of tutorials for all levels of scrappers.
To celebrate our debut, today's issue of the blog will feature two-page layouts (our focus for this coming week) as well as a freebie digital downloads from our own Angela Spangler, and Betsy Veldman.
I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as we all love scrapbooking and everything digital!
Every weekday this week we will bring to you a fresh idea for two-page layouts. We will offer short tutorials and/or sketches along with the examples. The layout title "Free" above, two page 12x12, designed by Julie Ann Shahin, was created for Becky Fleck's Page Maps October Newsletter. Go to www.pagemaps.com to download the sketch and the new pdf newsletter. Thank you to Becky, you all should know she is just the sweetest person. Questions or comments about that layout? Post in the comment section below or email email@example.com and Julie Ann will respond.
Supplies: I used the Rock Star Free Pea kit from 2Peas. Also Arrow Fun by Shawna Clingerman. Title font is Cry Kitty. Journaling font is Fontmoocher.
Instructions: Pages created in MS Digital Image Pro. Photo was converted to B/W by first dramatically increasing the contrast setting on the color photos and cropping to desired size.
Next, I selected the Black and White conversion under Effects.
Then I applied an Overlay available in the Rock Star kit to the photos to give them the grunge look. Just drag and drop the overlay onto the picture and then resize by dragging the edges to fit the picture.
Other tips: To change the color of brushes or embellishments such as the stars with DIP:
select the element and under Effects select “Fill with Color”. You can match a color by going to “More Color Choices” and using the dropper to select a color on the screen.
If the color isn’t a great match, as was the case while I was working with these stars, I closed the “Fill” effect then.
Selected “Hue and Saturation” under the Touchup menu. It allowed me to move the hue on the stars to a darker red I preferred.
Questions or comments about this layout? Please post a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to Beth.
My jaw dropped when I saw this beautiful kit Angela made just for the readers of the Everyday Digital Scrapboking Idea Blog. Thank you Angela! Be sure to check out her blog.
Download Angela's Blue Kit
Enjoy Betsy Veldman's Doodled Overlay. Really fun to layer over striped digital paper for a fun, instant doodled look or print it on striped paper to use on paper LO's.
Step-by-step Instructions with Screen shots on how to download digital kits
Digital Scrapbooking FAQ's
Thank you for being part of our debut. Please pass the word to your friends about us.
Happy Scrapping from Julie Ann, Andie, Angela, Beth, Betsy, Cammy, Martha, and Sherry!