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Friday, November 30, 2012

Embossed Paper Flowers

I have some brand new, unique paper flowers for your Digital Stash. You are going to love the size and bright colors of these flowers. You can use them for your Personal or Commercial Use Digital Projects. They were photographed and extracted by myself. They have been quality checked for strays and jaggies. They will be on sale at my shop for 20% off.
Also, have you signed up yet for the Scrap Orchard Newsletter? Tomorrow we will be starting to open our Advent Calendar. (You can sign up for it right on Scrap Orchards Home page, HERE.) Not only can you get freebies each week, there is also a whole full collab Christmas kit coming your way. Each day you will get a piece of the kit in the newsletter download. Plus, each day counting down to Christmas a different designers store will be on sale. Can you guess which day is mine?
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sneak Peak Time

Oh my gosh, Wednesday is almost over and no Sneak Peak is postet? But here you go! This week Cheri has some wonderful CU stuff again:

See the full reveal on Saturday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Layout Highlights

Welcome to another Tuesday! I hope those of you in the US enjoyed your Thanksgiving and the fun Black Friday shopping! My mom, sisters, and I survived the lines and crowds at Toys R' Us and Kohls, coming away with some great deals. And I scored big at the Farmer's Market at Scrap Orchard! Here are some layouts using the great products that came out just in time for the market.

Here is one by superscrappinmom called "Evan's Party". I really loved her use of the frames and incorporating the fighter planes at angles on the page. It's perfect!

She used "Army Major Kit" and "Army Major Graffiti":

And here is one by emilyjulander called "Little Stinker". I thought her photo treatment was fantastic, like a picture from the 19th century. It's a fun, simple page.

She used the kit, "Little Stinker" to make her fabulous layout:

Great job ladies! As always, the images are linked so you can leave some love and the kits are linked too!
Have a great week!

Monday, November 26, 2012

YES!  This is your Monday morning FREEBIE!!  createdf by CT Jennifer using Snow Wars!
You can head over to her blog to pick it up~Make sure you leave her some LOVE!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Helper - Turning a color image to b/w

Welcome to our little sunday helper. This week I'll show you a great way, to turn your color pics into black and white ones using the Photoshop plug-in filter Virtual Photographer. You can download a free copy here and install it by following the instructions. Now you can start!

First open your pic you want to use and duplicate your layer, don’t work on the original, if you make a mistake and there a to many steps you made, you can’t go back and have to start your hole work. Working with layers gives you more possibilities and if one layer isn’t good, you can delete the bad one.

Now go to Virtual Photographer. You can find it under your filter section of photoshop:

There are many presets, you can use but you can also create your own effects and save them as a preset.

Here is what I made with my pic:

Tab Film:
  • Film 1, left slider at +1, right slider at +18
  • Film Speed at 25 ASA
  • Adjust Grain: -10
Tab Style:
  • Subtle
  • Effect: Soft at 50
  • B/W unchecked
Now click on process. This is what I got:

Copy your adjusted layer (not the background layer) and use your Virtual Photographer again: Go to your main tab and use the "dramatic" preset as shown below

Now go to your layer palette and change the opacity of your top layer (the b/w one) to 75 %. At your second layer change the blend mode to soft light and here is, what I got:

Isn't this a very easy way to get a wonderful pic? Have a great sunday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Farmer's Market $1 Sale

I am just so giddy with excitement! Farmer's Market is here. What is Farmer's Market? Well, it is a $1 sale that only lasts through the weekend of Black Friday. Mini kits, Alphas, Paper Packs and even CU is all there. There are hundreds of items for only $1!
And I have 3, YES, 3 new mini kits in my shop for you. All of the individual pieces are only a $1 each!

Dream Team Inspiration



Also, did you know that our Advent Sale is also on it's way? Each day a new designer will have their shop up for sale and everyday you can collect a piece of the amazing Christmas collab in the Scrap Orchard newsletter. Make sure you are signed up before December 1st so you don't miss any of the pieces. Here is what you will collect:
Thanks for reading! To all my American friends, have a safe and fun Black Friday and Thanksgiving!