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Monday, April 22, 2013

Saying goodbye

It is time to say goodbye to my beloved blog and start a new site. *Did ya think I was leaving you for good? - NO WAY! I love this too much. Tee hee.
It is my birthday month and we have a fun birthday blog train for you. It starts at my brand new blog here. Enjoy the goodies and have a wonderful April.
See ya at the new site.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Tutorial-Creating a Fun Font Title

There are so many fun fonts out there and I use them for titles often. However, sometimes they need a little extra something to add some interest. Here's a fun way to add some fun to your font titles (I'm using Photoshop Elements).

First, choose your font and create your title. Then, simplify the layer (click on the title in the layers palette, right click, and select "Simplify Layer" from the drop-down).
 Next, go to Edit<Stroke and choose a color and size for your stroke.I started with a white stroke at size 8.
 Then, continue adding strokes until you're satisfied. Use the dropper tool to match your font colors to the ones on your layout. 
 Strokes of blue, white, and orange in sizes 10, 8, and 6 px. Play around with it to get the look that you want.

 Next, add a bevel effect from the layer styles to the title.You can adjust the lighting and the size by right clicking the fx button in the layers palette. I chose to keep my size down but add just enough bevel to give it some dimension. Next, add it to your layout and enjoy!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

April Giveaway!

Hello! Who wants to win $5 to Cheri's store??? All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below! A random winner will be announced next weekend. Good luck!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Layout Highlights

Another week has come and gone and here we are taking another glimpse into the beautiful gallery. Let's take a peek at what caught my eye this week. 

I love this layout with the cute groups of clusters and the great cut-outs in the background. Plus, the little girl is such a doll!
By mayofthemoon using "A Charming Party"

This one has a great horizontal grouping. And I love the bridge!! So darling!
By karen132 using "Down By the Banks"

I always love hybrid and this fun doorhanger caught my eye. 
By sunflowersbaby using "The Primary Bundle".