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Monday, June 20, 2011

Photo overlay Tutorial - Beach Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Summer Scraps

Digidesignresort - Free with Purchase Kit. Check it out HERE.
My Beach by Carena's Designs

My Beach Elements - It's a Massive Kit

My Beach Clusters - I used this is the example photo overlay below.

My Beach papers

My Beach BUNDLE by Carena's Designs - On SALE

This is another example of a simple photo overlay done.

Here is the photo showing the edges. All I did was use eraser with a soft fuzzy edge. You can use a lower opacity and erase over and over the photo until you get the edge you are looking for.
Here is the photo now over the paper. It's best to use a paper that is of similar colour tones as the photo you are working with to get the best result of blending. And now here is my final layout - I've added a cluster and word art. It's a quick and simple layout but looks so effective with the photo overlay. I hope you enjoyed looking at this. It's really simply and meant for people who haven't tried overlay/blending photo's before. I hope you enjoyed and give this a go yourself.
The program you use, doesn't matter - so long as it has an eraser with soft fuzzy edges - then you can do this. EG. Works in scrapbook max also. Enjoy.
My Store can be found HERE. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Freebie from Carena & New Free with Purchase

New Free with purchase is now Available at Digidesignresort. We know many of you have been waiting for the new kit to be released. It's another amazing kit. Summer Escape.
30% OFF
Summer Escape - NEW Free with Purchase
Released TODAY

Featured Designer – Carena’s Designs and FREEBIE for you.

1. Do you keep a wishlist? If so, what is your MOST WANTED item at the moment? I don’t keep a wishlist as mostly if I see something I want I am very impulsive and just buy it straight away.

2. What is your designing routine, i.e. do you get a snack, put on music, get organized and then work on a kit until its finished or do you pop in and out as time allows? My designing routine is – hopefully I get really inspired to kick start things off, and then I will work on it for several days on and off (sometimes a week and more). During this time I hope like crazy my inspiration continues to stay with me or the kit may well end up in the scrap heap. LOL. Sometimes I get even more inspired during this process of several days and the kit sometimes ends up going in a totally different direction and I think it’s times like this that I come up with something exceptional. How on earth this happens I have no idea, but I just get lucky.

3. When you scrap, do you use your own products? I most certainly do scrap my own products – Usually I will scrap 4 layouts with every kit. Not only that I also love to make clusters which I know so many people love and enjoy. There is nothing better to start off a page with a cluster. It really makes it easy for you.

4. What is your all-time favorite product OR what is your best selling product(s)? My favorite product often is my latest and greatest kit as I so often feel that it’s better than my last. LOL. I’m constantly striving to improve all the time. You can never learn enough in photoshop and there are so many ways to do things – truly is amazing program and it seems you never outgrow it.

5. What are your reasons or motivations for digital scrapbooking? My motivation and reason are to scrap my only daughter and family. It doesn’t hurt that I absolutely love to design and scrap. I don’t think I could possibly have continued for the last 5 years otherwise.

6. What is the best food you ever ate? Describe. Oh, my best food I’ve ever eaten, Hmmm not sure I have a favorite but it would have to be something sweet, creamy and delicious. I’m afraid I have a sweet tooth that needs feeding. LOL.

7. Where is your “happy place?” My happy place is at home. I’m a real home body but my next favorite place is up any of the Pacific Islands somewhere tropical in a lovely resort relaxing by the pool or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters looking at all the stunning fish and corals. Just love doing that. The kit “My Beach” was photographed at Samoa at a holiday we had there last year. So even when on holiday – my scrapbooking is never far away from me. Just can’t help myself.

8.. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the winnings? Oh I so wish, I wish, I wish – OK lets see. I’d buy my dream house, furniture and car, and some investment property and put some money on term deposit. Also, currently I’d help with some of the current world disasters – EG. Japan, and closer to home – Christchurch, New Zealand. Yes, I’m a Kiwi Girl and Christchurch city has been devastated with the recent earthquake. The central city will be years to rebuild. It’s really hard to believe the damage down there. We actually had 5 days in Christchurch in January and seen so many of the building then that now don’t exist now. So sad for such a beautiful city.

9. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you chose and what would you want to talk about? Oh now this question makes me sad – I’d like to meet my dad. He died when I was just 5 years old and I really don’t remember much about him and many of my memories aren’t mine but what I’ve been told from my mum.

10. What else should we know about you? OH I don’t know what else you might want to know. Really I’m just a ordinary person. I’m a single mum and loving it. I take care of my elderly mum so we have 3 generations in the house aging from Caitlyn almost 9 up to mum who will turn 79 this year. It posses it’s own problems as I’m sure you can imagine but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m also a Cub Scout Leader and we have about 18 cub scouts ranging from ages 8 to 11 years. We all love to go camping and all have a great deal of fun together. This was my inspiration for my kit: Outdoor Wilderness Adventures Kit. See again – my inspiration coming from my life.

Anyway, if you have questions – ask away and I’ll see if I can answer. Thanks for reading all this and I hope you have had the chance to get to know me a little better.

And now - take a look at my latest new kit in Store.

Brand New Release - Croaked by Carena's Designs
Croaked Papers Included in Kit
Croaked Clusters
Croaked Word Art
Save Dollars with the Bundle
Check out the Slide Show of Layouts
with Croaked Kit by Carena
Above a layout made with todays Freebie
As you can see with just a few elements it's possible to make a fabulous layout.
The simple photo overlay really can make a layout POP of the screen.
Here I simply use eraser tool with soft edge and erased the all the hard edges of the photo with 100% brush and then lower the opacity and erase again aground the edges to help it blend onto your page better. Lastly I lower the opacity of the photo image so it blends with the paper background further. Really is simple to do - I hope you try this technique out. Enjoy
Freebie by Carena Availabe at Digidesignresort - Limited Time HERE

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bonus Free with Purchase offer this weekend ONLY

We heard you - MORE FREE GIFTS per month!

BUT - last chance now to get this FREE

See how new, bigger and better Free with Purchase!

This kit is free with a Purchase of 30$.

A summer morning is a peaceful time when the sun rises, rabbits run around and birds sit in the trees to welcome the morning.
For all this and more the kit "A Summer Morning" is designed. With its soft pastel colors it will underline the beauty of your layouts.
This kit contains:
50 papers
150 elements
2 templates in PSD Format
It is created for you by Azur, Juli, Cali, Carena's Designs, Helena Monteiro, Lynn Griffin, MaChabiene, Pascale, Saskia Designs, Butterfly, Carena's Designs, Cornelia, Kakleidesigns, Maria Designs, Mistica Designs, Memoriecreations and OsDesigns.
See this gorgous layouts!

Here smaller parts of the kits - all splitted by style

A Summer Morning Part B by Digidesignresort A Summer Morning Part B by Digidesignresort Free Gift with $10.00 Purchase.
A Summer Morning Part C by Digidesignresort A Summer Morning Part C by Digidesignresort Free Gift with $10.00 Purchase.
A Summer Morning Part A by Digidesignresort A Summer Morning Part A by Digidesignresort Free Gift with $15.00 Purchase.

Free with Purchase Offer

This Weekend ONLY

if you purchase today for 40$ or more you get THIS KIT FREE – but JUST this weekend!!!! Gone on Monday!

This kit contains 40 papers, 106 beautiful elements, 2 word arts and 1 layout template.

GREAT SALES!!!

Carena's Designs
Lots on sale 30% OFF
Urban All Sports 37% OFF HERE
A Dream Comes True - 30% OFF HERE
Aussie by Carena - On Sale here
CU Pack Vol 1 - ON SALE Here
Bottlebrush Flowers CU by Carena - HERE - 30% OFF

Today’s Freebie is created for you by

Mediterranka Design

Check out her gorgous products here

Grab this gorgeous templete HERE - Limited Time

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Victorian Freebie - Collect all Pieces

Carena's Designs - ON SALE 30% OFF
All Stores
Brand New Kit: Aussie by Carena's Designs
Here is a look at the Papers and
below a look at the Creative Team Layouts
Be Inspired.
Victorian Rose Kit by Carena's Designs
Here is a better look at the Papers
And of course all the gorgeous floral elements in this kit.
This layout is done using just elements and papers from the FREEBIE Shown Below.
The photo is of course myself and my daughter. LOL I don't scrap myself very often.
Want to read my Interview - SEE HERE
Of Course I also have a SALE - See Digitals Store HERE
Victorian Rose Extras - are available as a Daily Download at DIGITALS from 5th June. Come each day and collect it all. CLICK HERE to ENJOY
Of course - Remember Digitals have a FREE WITH PURCHASE offer in Store - Combine your purchase and enjoy that Freebie Also. Cheers

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Featured Designer Freebie at Digitals

Slideshow - Layouts Using Victorian Rose Kit
Victorian Rose Kit by Carena's Designs
Here is a better look at the Papers
And of course all the gorgeous floral elements in this kit.
This layout is done using just elements and papers from the FREEBIE Shown Below.
The photo is of course myself and my daughter. LOL I don't scrap myself very often.
Want to read my Interview - SEE HERE
Of Course I also have a SALE - See Digitals Store HERE
Victorian Rose Extras - are available as a Daily Download at DIGITALS from 5th June. Come each day and collect it all. CLICK HERE to ENJOY
Of course - Remember Digitals have a FREE WITH PURCHASE offer in Store - Combine your purchase and enjoy that Freebie Also. Cheers

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