Monday, June 30, 2008

The Daily Scrapper

Alice Koh of has created a newspaper called TheDailyScrapper geared towards digital scrappers. It is great reading so add it to your morning routine. :)

Her team has taken Floral Grunge and reviewed it. I was pretty scared to have it done at first, but they don't *hate* it. Yay! LOL.

The first edition included an article from Leda Perry, my CT Coordinator and an overall sweet and lovely gal. I was moved to tears reading her article and ended up emailing it to all of my friends and family.

The second edition has come out. Drop by and give these wonderful ladies some support. There are some great reading material.

Her very talented team has also put together some amazing Quick Pages. If you love Floral Grunge, these are must have. They are available for a limited time only and only through TheDailyScrapper.

Tropical Quick Pages

This is a set of 5 Quick Pages for your beachy or tropical photos. It is available exclusively at SBE. Don't forget everything is 25% off this week! Well, *almost* everything. :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Coloring Brushes

Someone asked me how to color the fancy journal tag brushes recently. I thought I would also post the answer here.

First, open your document. I am using a plain white background. Then create a new layer. Remember to create a new layer as this gives you more flexibility with your brush. I am using black, #000000 as my foreground color.

Notice that when I used black, I get a gray and black brush stroke. I am going to make it like the preview so the lighter gray should be the green color. Select the green that you like as your foreground color. I am using #bfd96c.

The first option is to use the bucket tool and just go to the gray colored areas and fill them in.
Select the paint bucket tool and fill in the gray areas.

Or you can use color selection.

Select your brush layer if it is not selected. Go to Select-> Color Range from the menu. When the color range menu comes up, click on the Image radio button and preview that you like, I used None. Click on the gray color from the small window. Click okay when after you clicked on the gray area.

You should have the dancing ants around your gray area.

Make sure the green that you want is still the foreground color (on top), hold down the ALT key and hit the backspace key.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A little layout

This layout is not artistic or anything. I know it's rather normal but I wanted to post it here because I have not had a chance to scrap at all in such a long time. :)

Credits: Ma Ma Mia Enchanted Escapes, Stephanie Ogren's Nature Nurture, Tracey Monette (Clever Monkey Designs)'s Multifarious Elements, Michelle Coleman Sweet Chic word art, Tracy Anne Digital Arts floral border

Friday, June 13, 2008


Okay so I have been tagged by the lovely Stephanie of lsdsdesigns. I went to her blog and read what to do next. My french is limited, what a lovely language it is, so I used babel fish. :)

This is the translation:
by a member of my ct whose I adore the pages. It is about more known Astrid under the pseudo one of Gwadatiti!! This time it is about a literary tag. Here the principle: The book should be caught nearest To go on page 123 To find the 5th sentence To recopy the 3 following sentences And finally taguer 5 other people while going to inform them on their blogs. Or was it about a dream? This kind of thing arrives, in the dreams, when one burns to take them for reality. But the voice of Sam continued to resound, in echo, with my ear. Extract of the “Magic Circle” of Katherine Neville In my turn of taguer 5 people…. - Coralie: designeuse that I adore - Besancon-native: uen designeuse that I adore - Angelhugo: a chick who makes beautiful cro pages! - Akiloune: to wish him welcome ds the team digital-created - Mag: still a chick who makes beautiful cro pages! I from there will prevent myself them!!

I think I am supposed to grab the nearest book, go to page 123, and copy the 5th sentence.
ahah I am at work so my nearest book might not be that exciting for you...

Here it is...
They include: authentication of the mobile by the network, allocation of traffic channels, training data for channel measurement, transmit power level, and acknowlegement of correct reception of data. - Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by David Tesa, Pramod Viswanath
ooh exciting right? :P

My turn to tag five people...
1. Helene D. at whose layouts I love.
2. VanillaDesignz an amazing artist.
okay gotta run to be continued!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MAC Users

I found that my blog views strangely on MACs. I am working on this. :)


The blog header is a little bit small. LOL. I was just playing around on the computer last night. I will need to get that fixed when I get home today. Oh wait, today I promised to spend time with my sons so I guess not. :)

What do you think of the writing in the sand? Pretty cool huh.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New Releases Sale at SBE!

Great news! SBE ( New Releases will be on sale for 20% Sunday and Monday. So that means you can get the brand new releases for 20% off in its first two days. If you're on the west coast, it shows up late Saturday so for those that just can't wait, you can grab it on Saturday.

Okay, so this means you will grabbing my two new releases, right? It's a great discount and for a limited time only so get it first thing Sunday! :)

For designers, you can also grab the Overlays.

I thought this was such great news, I wanted to pass it on to you asap.

How about some layouts?

This is a beautiful one from Amy. She used my Tropical Oasis as well as elements from Jofia and Natali Designs. This sentiments of this layout are very touching. Thank you, Amy, for sharing this with us. Don't forget Father's Day is coming up everyone so call your father if you can.

This layout is by Lorraine using Floral Grunge. Some of you know her as ScrapMemories. The layers and details of this layout is gorgeous.

This next layout is by Megann using Tropical Oasis. It feels very cheerful, doesn't it? :)

Here is another one by Megann using By The Sea. Isn't the shells and anchor dangling is such a cute touch.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

More Layouts by Vanilla!

From Tropical Oasis...

Don't forget you can purchase both Tropical Oasis and By The Sea this Sunday @ for a one low price! That's 38 beautiful papers and 85 awesome elements!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

One more from Tammy C.!

Some fabulous layouts for you!

The oh so fabulous VanillaDesignz made some wonderful layouts for your viewing pleasure! This is all from By The Sea, to be available June 8th or really late Saturday night :) exclusively at .

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Releases @ SBE June 8th

I have some new products that will be available SUNDAY exclusively as I did not get a chance to attach a freebie to this email but I will try to get one to you when I get a chance. :)

Some new products to be released on Sunday at SBE. There are 2 new kits and 4 sets of Overlays. There are great elements in both kits so grab the combo while you can! There is a total of 38 papers and 85 (yes 85) absolutely wonderful elements in the combo.

The two new kits are also offered as a combo for a GREAT price. The overlays are also in a combo for a very GREAT price. These combos will be available for a limited time only.

By The Sea...

There are 18 papers and 34 elements. The water splat near the title is included. So is the strip of sand for you to have some fun layering the different elements. Fun fun!

Tropical Oasis...

There are 20 gorgeous papers and 51 elements. That's right 51! I could not stop myself from adding and adding. LOL. The elements are so fun and versatile in this one. It's a must have!


These overlays are okay for professional-use in kits and such for resell. No credit is required as usual. The combo is at a REALLY GREAT price, seriously. LOL. The combo is available in June only. :)

Continuing the popular Textured Grungy Overlays Series.

These doodley overlays are not textured for easier recoloring.

These samples were created using the grey-scale image. A tutorial for PS and PSP is included.

Most of these Seaside Overlays are not textured for easier recoloring. This set comes in .PNG files with transparent backgrounds. That plumeria border in the preview is on the Overlays.

Fun Layouts...

By Tammy C.

By Leda P.

By Helene D.

LoveToScraps :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Introducing Tammy Conlan

Please welcome (overdue welcome) the sweet Tammy Conlan. She has joined my team and what a treat it is to have her! She's super nice and talented. :)

Here are some of Tammy's wonderful layouts.

This one was made from Floral Grunge. I love that chalkboard detail.

This one was from Simple Pleasures. The focus on the photo is just wonderful.

A happy layout from Happy Place.

Here is a very lovely one from Amy using Simple Pleasures and Simply Templates.

Leda created this one with the Leather styles.

Here are a couple using Eastern Winds.

This one was created with the Simple Templates, Dreamer, and Grunged Alpha Bits.

One more from Happy Place

She's been busy! :)

Helene created this lovely one using Sweet Pea.

Megann made this using Floral Grunge.

Vanilla made this one from the newsletter freebie (did you miss it?) :)

Thank you my very special Creative Team!! :)