Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

18 and Legal

Today is the big day.
Donna, is 18.
Holy help me Hannah, where does the time go.
Happy Birthday, Donna!

I played along with the October Blueprint
challenge over at DHD and created this 18th bday layout:

Here is the blueprint:

The digital kit I used was also from Mye De Leon
Let It Be Me
I am thinking this may possibly be my next blog look, so YUMMY!

I so have to get  moving on finding more pics for graduation.
So many to pick from;)
And that is a good thing!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Frankie Stein Scraplifted

I was playing along with the October Scraplift challenge over at
Here is my lifted creation:
 I lifted the layering and Halloween theme for my page.

 And the MOST AWESOME digi kit I have seen
by Mirelle Candeloro Designs
Monster Girls,
you can purchase at this link HERE.

Here is the inspiration page to be lifted by:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Memories Fabulous Fall Challenge

Here is my layout for the
going on over at
"Links are now closed for this challenge"

I used the album download Seasons that comes with the software, 
placed my pics swapped out a few elements making the page my own.
Such fun and so easy;)

Make sure you take time to visit this post
and get entered for your chance to
My Memories Suite Software Download.
Contest ends OCTOBER 31, 2012.

And if you are shopping for the My Memories digital software today enter my code:
to receive your discounted price.
See Sidebar for all the details
If you have questions about MyMemories software
please email me at

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Digital Stamps Tutorial

Today, I am going to show you how I use my Digi Stamps with an easy
Photoshop Tut.
The sentiment digi is from
QKR Stampede

This is the card I showed you yesterday.  
The post for it can be found here.

I have taken the leap into digi and I am not looking back.
I totally enjoy creating with my computer and using digital image files.
Not only do digi stamps take up less room you indeed have more
creative freedom of use.
 are my go to examples.

Below is the digi as you see it in the
QKR Stampede Store
it is a JPG image file.
This means the background is not transparent.
With digital stamps more often than not the background
will be white.

1.  Download your digital image
2.  Open digital stamp in Photoshop
3.  Use the file menu to duplicate your file
(this way you are not making any changes to your original digi stamp)
4.  Close your original file
5.  Select your magic eraser tool and 
begin clicking in on the background
 to remove.
(in the photo below I left some white in Ancient so you can see the process)
I do this because I love to add drop shadows and outlines and the finished project
is more awesome with transparency.

6.  Apply your colors and effects
Then I added a complex  Color Target function.
In order to do these functions you MUST remove the entire background from the jpg.

When you don't remove the entire background you end up with something like this:

Here is the digital stamp colored and saved as a png file 
to maintain the transparency done the proper way:
Print it off in the size you need and you are good to go.
That is an easy way using the content short cuts 
(and there are MANY to choose from).

So my suggestion is to always remove the JPG white background
and when you save your file after you are completed save 
as a PNG.

So are you ready to give this digi sentiment stamp a try?
Meribeth from QKR Stampede has agreed to let me give this digi sentiment ancient to my blog readers.
AWESOMESAUCE!  Thank you, Maribeth;)
Please, leave a comment below with your EMAIL address so we can send you your free image.

You can also download the background I created for my card, just click on image and save the file.

Friday, October 26, 2012

QKR Stampede Sentiment Focus

It is a Focal Sentiment Challenge
this week over at
For my contribution I went way back you could
say back to ancient Egypt.
 This sentiment cracked me up so it was an easy choice for the
sentiment I was going to use.

Stop back tomorrow for a tut on how
I use my Digi Stamps.

Please check back in with QKR Stampede Challenge
and play along with us;)

Remember QKR Stampede is your home
for Rubber and Digital images,
the best of both creative worlds in one stop shopping.
The images are somewhat cute and somewhat quirky and
you are sure to fall in love with them all.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Party On

Our oldest is turning 18 at the end of the month 
I just had to make up a few of these party hats.
You can also!  The downloads are free and can be used with
or other compatible graphic programs.
Just print, cut and assemble.

I used the Teen Dream Free Download Below.
Swapped out the paper, and element and the words to make the
project work for my need.
Simple and easy to make this craftable  template your own.
(Not to mention the templates are cute just as they are.)
So many possibilities.

Before I get to the download details I have happy dance news.
Are you ready?
I am giving away 
My Memories software to one lucky blog reader.
That is right comment on this post after visiting
tell me what your favorite
designer kit is.
That is it, your comment will enter you in the drawing.
Share this post on Facebook for another chance, come back and let me know that you shared.
Tweet this post for another chance, come back and comment that you tweeted.
Pin this post for another chance, come back and comment that you pinned to win.
You have til October 31st to share and comment
 a winner will be chosen at random shortly after that.

Now, moving on to the craftable freebies:
Is offering up these 3 free craftable downloads,
grab your's today they are only available for a limited time.

 Download free Chocolate Kisses party hats
 Download Outer Space party hats

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LEJ Designs Trick or Treat

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge creation
This week the theme is: 
Please, come and play along with us we would love to have you;)

Here is the lovely digi stamp drawn by Lindsay 
and I manipulated it in Photoshop.
 You can find this awesome image along with many others
when you shop

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eureka Challenge "Things with Wings"

Happy Monday my creative friends!
It should be really happy Monday because there is a new
challenge up at 
Come play with us we would love having you;)

Here is my DT contribution...

(she is such a cute image, I really enjoyed working with this stamp)
I printed off the image twice.  Once for the background 
and once for the layering of her coat.
I colored with Copics and Chalk than covered her
wings with Stickles.
DP is from Websters Pages "Christmas Past"

The Eureka Stamp Store offers Rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
Please stop by Eureka Stamps Store and have a look around.
Sign up for our newsletter while you are visiting so you don't miss
out on one single moment of the good stuff.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Coffin Full of Freebies

Today's treat is brought to you by
Here is my coffin box created with the freebie download
found below:

Of course not you need Mtn Dew as well, DUH!

My packed coffin gift box,
coffee, candy and nerdy toys this is to die for!
These would be awesome for your coworkers and employees.

Yes, I used the first download below and switched out the background
paper for this plaid I have been playing with this season.
Below is a screen shot of that process:

These three downloads are offered to you for FREE from
for a limited time only so go grab your designer packs today!

You can find a great tutorial here for these particular downloads.

HOWEVER, My Memories Designer Packs are compatible
with other graphic programs.
Just print, cut and glue.
Yes, you can do that;)

Now here are some freebies made by me to complete my project:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Memories Halloween Ready

Selection below is from this weeks email for MyMemories,
head over to sign up 
so you don't miss the goodness in your inbox;)

And if you are shopping for the My Memories digital software today enter my code:
to receive your discounted price.
See Sidebar for all the details
If you have questions about MyMemories software
please email me at

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