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Tutorial: Doodle Portrait

SummerBreeze18Editor's Note: When I saw MommaHarvey's amazing layout that won the July Gold Member challenge, I knew I was going to have to try to scraplift it. And though I thought I had an idea how she did it, I sent her a PM and she graciously offered to write us a tutorial!    Send […]

Make your own Alpha: Puddles

Puddle2I don't often use alphas, but sometimes a layout just calls out for a special look. I wanted a watery look for this layout, but didn't have anything in my stash - so I made my own! Here's how you can make this liquid look quickly and easily for yourself.    Send article as PDF […]

Photo Strips: Make Your Own

Photo Strips: Make Your OwnYou've seen photo booths popping up at weddings, family reunions, and amusement parks. Now, bring the fun of a photo booth to your scrapbook layouts by making your own photo strips! Photo strips are a perfect way to put lots of photos on a page without compromising your page design.    Send article as PDF […]

Custom Backgrounds: Blend Papers with Brushes

blendpapers1I'm a paper nut. Sure, I like a kit with fun elements, but I love papers more. But even in my huge paper stash, sometimes I can't find exactly what I want. So I've come up with a simple system for taking two papers and combining them using my digital brushes.    Send article as […]

Help with Hexagons

Help with HexagonsI'm sure you've noticed that hexagons are the hottest craze in scrapbooking since chevron. These geometric beauties combine the best of both design worlds - a circular shape with straight lines. But they can be a bit difficult to work with sometimes, since they straddle the line between a circle and square. After playing around […]

Enhance Your Layouts with QR Codes

Enhance Your Layouts with QR CodesNo Training Wheels! by Neisha Sykes (lavendar) Here’s a new and exciting way to add videos and other interactive content to your layouts: QR codes! QR (Quick Response) codes are those funny-looking square barcodes you see in magazines and on packaging. When you scan one with your electronic device, such as a smartphone with a […]

Photoshop Tutorial: Portrait with Words

SamWords600A picture can say a thousand words, and with Photoshop I mean that literally! Sometimes you have photos that aren't quite sharp enough to use, or the color is off, or whatever, but you like the pose or expression. The technique I used to create the layout of my daughter above is a great way […]

Trendy Tutorial: Ombre

Ombre images from PinterestIf you're a Pinterest-a-holic like I am, you've undoubtedly seen countless gorgeous gradated color images, like the one you probably can't stop staring at on the right. Did you know that's called the "ombre effect"? "Ombre" means a gradation of color from light to dark. With any cool trend, especially one involving color, my first […]

Trendwatch: Fairy Tales

Trendwatch: Fairy TalesLook around and you’ll see fairy tales cropping up everywhere! From big-screen flicks to grown-up fiction and popular television shows like Once Upon a Time, fairy tales aren’t just for kids anymore. These time-tested stories of love, evil, and magic now find new life in a variety of forms and formats. With all this happily-ever-after […]

What’s on Your Digital Scrapbooking Bucket List?

What's on your scrapbooking bucket list?Ever since I started formally scrapbooking the digital way in 2006, I've wanted to get better. Often, I see layouts and other digital works of art and say to myself, "Someday, I want to do that!" As the list of things to try grew, I decided to write my own digital-scrapbooking bucket list: a compilation […]