Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Kit Layout Ideas

I love looking at layouts when viewing a kit. It's hard to get an idea of what is in the kit when you're looking at the preview, especially when there are so many elements. Sometimes you just can't fit all the elements onto one preview. Papers are also hard to view. So I LOVE layout samples. I usually go back after purchasing a kit and viewing the samples to get inspired.

My awesome team has created these wonderful layouts for you. I hope they help to inspire you. :)

These were created with the July Kit and Calendar.

This one is by Leda. I love all the elements usage and wonderful layering. It is truly a boy's layout! The circle frame you used there is in the kit. She used it as a mask for the paper here.

This one is by Kristi. This photo is gorgeous isn't it! I love how she accented the layout with the pink flowers to bring out the pink in her dress. Great design.

This little guy is too cute! This is a layout by Danesa. She used the calendar quick page and created a layout out of it. Love this. I just love how she put the flag for July 4th. It's also great to put photos in this spots and add journaling to others. That was my inspiration behind these monthly kits and calendars. :)

This little princess is so adorable. This gorgeous layout is by Carin. I love her use of the elements and scatters. The blues in the flowers bring out the blues in her beautiful eyes and sweater.

Lilja created this beautiful art work using Veiled Moonlight. Her extraction is fantastic (Lilja is one of the best in the whole digi world at this!). :)

Welp, that is it for tonight. Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

July Kit & Calendar

The July Kit and Calendar is here! :)

July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is the second month of summer in the Northern hemisphere and winter in the Southern hemisphere.

July's birthstone is the ruby which symbolizes contentment. Its birth flower is the Larkspur or the Water Lily. The horoscopes are Cancer (astrology) and Leo (astrology). July was renamed for Julius Caesar, who was born in that month.

This kit is a hodge podge of sorts. It is based on the Northern hemisphere's summer July, which is on average, the warmest month of the year. There are various themes, romantic, a little boyish, tropical summer vacation, and some patriotic items (for celebrating Independence Day in the United States).

There are 15 papers, 1 12x12 floral overlay, an 8.5x11 calendar, and over 70 elements.

Elements include 15 flowers, 1 floral scatter, beads scatter, circles design, 2 butterflies, box, twine, staple, vintage key, word art, 6 ribbons, 2 diamond gem swirls, over 10 frames, 2 journal stamps, 6 titles, rocket firework, felt American flag with pick, 2 patriot vintage stamps, stars, old envelope, old note text, paper edge, metal heart, ruby heart gem, 2 tags, 2 sets of leaves, floral stem.

The month is not on the calendar. The month titles are included in the elements that can be added as you please.

The patriot download is optional.

I decided to give my team a little break this week since they've been working so hard. So I put these layouts together myself. I can't rock it them like they can but I tried. :)

These were all created with the July kit. It's a true Hodge Podge kit.

This is one of my all-time favorite photos. The quote is also included in the kit.

These are my in-laws. To me, they represent what a happy marriage (over 52 years!) should be. I completely respect them and hope that I can raise my kids nearly as well as they have raised theirs.

My two cool sons! lol
The template is by Cindy Schneider.

The alpha is by MK-Designs.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some layouts

I would like to thank those that left comments in the previous thread. It looks like the interest is minimal at this time.

But how about some gorgeous layouts? :)

This one is by sarahh. She has a GORGEOUS gallery so check it out if you have some time, and don't forget to leave some love.

Veiled Moonlight by Phuong Ton
frame stitching - Pansy Beat by Dyp Design
Shadow Styles by Dyp Design

Here's a beautiful one by Gislaine. I love the journaling around the page and gorgeous photo!

Veiled Moonlight
by Phung Ton at SBG
Pink stars from Dreamy Pillows by Jofia Devoe

Here are a couple of pretty layouts by Kristi,

Phuong Ton's Veiled Moonlight, Orchid Dreams Reawakening, Tropical Oasis, and Art Masks. Gotta love Kristi for using items from so many kits. :)

Here's an angelic one with some play on lighting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just checking for interest

So the perspective type layouts have been out forever. But I could not help but make little pieces here and there for my rooms. It's like playing with dolls again! :)

When I was younger, I put together a little doll house, not a fancy one made of wood, but a cardboard one covered with paper. My family was not able to afford those luxuries, but it was fine. I don't feel like I was missing out or anything, and I sincerely mean that. I remember cutting out televisions, sofas, tables, and all those goodies from magazines and newspaper ads and put it into my little house.

When playing with these digital pieces, those memories come flooding back. It's so fun!

So my question to you is, what is the general interest of this? Do you like perspective templates? Do you like little goodies like small vases, little frames, chairs, and such? I am just curious. Thanks!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Perspective Template Freebie continued...

Here's my play on the template (the freebie download is the previous post, just grab it). :)

The template is the blog freebie.The walls, floor, and chair was made from my For Daddy Kit.The vase was just something I made for fun.The flowers in the vase are from Birgit Kerr.The table is from Lorie Davison.The books, coffee cup, and pillow are from Jofia.

Here are some gorgeous layouts by Vanilla using Veiled Moonlight. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Perspective Layout Freebie

I was having some fun and created this perspective layout template for you. Come in PSD and TIF format. Frames included. Just clip with your favorite backgrounds (transform perspective for more realistic perspective), add your photos, embellish with fun goodies, and just have fun! :)


Here are some beautiful layouts to help kick start your scrapping mojo. :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Lots of images!

Most layouts were created using Veiled Moonlight,

A couple by me,

template by Katie Pertiet

One by Megann,

One by Danesa,

One by Carin,

One by Tammy,

One by Leda,

One by Michaela,

One by Miranda,

Another by me,

One by Magdalena,

Couple more by Leda,

tag from my Spring Blossoms and photo mask from Art Masks (Phuong Ton @ scrapbookgraphics.com)

One by Kristi, great starter for a card,

Another by Tammy,

Another by Leda (gotta love Leda), she made the word art herself

Here is one by Lorraine using For Daddy and For Daddy Alpha,

Here's a couple by Lorraine using Veiled Moonlight,

A couple more by Danesa,

By Vanilla using the June kit

By Vanilla, using For Daddy

Another by Leda!

I just tried another one,

- word art by Rhonna Farrer
- frame overlay by Something Blue
- Birgit Kerr's Love Promise Elements @ scrapbookgraphics.com (white flowers and staples)
- Birgit Kerr's My Mother's Garden @ scrapbookgraphics (dandelions, butterfly, clock, vines, pressed rose)
- Phuong Ton's Veiled Moonlight @ scrapbookgraphics.com (background papers, big rose, leaves, journal mat, twinkle stars, tulle, diamonds)

Friday, June 19, 2009

This layout

Someone asked me if everything was included to create this layout. I don't have the kit with me (at work lol) but the answer is yes.

The background paper is in the Papers1 folder.
The calla lily is in the Elements1 folder.
The clouds, stars, moon, and water ripple is in the Elements2 folder.

Place the stars over the background paper. Erase the bottom part and use a soft eraser to blend the middle area. Add the moon and then clouds. Lower the opacity of the stars layer and clouds to desired effect. Add the water ripple. Add the calla lily over the water ripple. With a soft brush, erase the bottom part of the flower and blend. To create the drop shadow, duplicate the lily layer, transform perspective to desired angle, add a Gaussian blur and apply a gradient (dark bottom to lighter top).