Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Great extraction tutorial

Melissa, Miss Behaving, posted this great tutorial on the ScrapbookGraphics blog today on extracting wispy details (like hair). More to come as well! Yay.

From this photo

to this extraction


Monday, July 27, 2009

Sorry for being MIA

Hi everyone, I am sorry for being a little MIA lately. It's a beautiful summer and I'm spending a lot of time outdoors with my family. My older son is going to start Kindergarten in a few weeks, and I'm having a hard time letting go. :) My baby is going to start the long journey.

I hope you are having a wonderful time, whether it is winter or summer. Thank you for dropping by and I hope to have new goodies up soon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Free Mini Kit + Coupon

It's my Play Day at ScrapbookGraphics! What does that mean? Well, the awesome Studio Crew has put together some delightful layouts to help spark your creativity.

I've included this little free mini kit as well. There's also a 25% off coupon posted. So please drop on by and download this kit. The download is direct from the blog and you will not need to sign in. :)

Here's the kit. Download at the SBG Blog. If you get a chance, please leave some love (comments) for the awesome crew. :)


Everyday Mini Kit

I made a little layout with it.

Everyday Mini Layout

Here is one by Lilja with a majestic Iceberg photo.

This is a lagoon filled with icebergs that break off the glacier Vatnajokull, which is the biggest glacier in Europe.


Danesa made this lovely card with it.


And yes, it's FREE! Don't forget to grab the coupon!

25% off anything
in Studio Phuong,
expires August 20, 2009,
at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Dino Layouts

I wanted to share some more dino layouts with you. :)

Here's a really cool two pager by Megann. The template is by Yin.

Here's a neat one by Kristi. Don't they look like Charlie's Angels. Great journaling too.

Having some fun in the sand, prehistoric style. Fun layout by Leda. I love the journal tied around the tree.

Oh I need to thank Tammy D. for helping me out with layouts again. You rock, girl! This layout is full of goodies. Check out the dinos in the back drinking and one eating. She did a marvelous job posing the boys too. They are watching so intently.

Here's a fun one by scrappeehappee. Those dinos are a tease!

Remember I Dream of Jeanie and her blinks? This adorable layout is by Lorraine.

Here's another fun one by Lorraine. I need to check with her about where those alphas are from.

Here's another playful one by scrappeehappee.

Look at this precious layout by Tammy D with Veiled Moonlight. She is just too sweet isn't she. They are this small for a moment, you blink your eyes, and they're talking back. lol.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Prehistoric - A Dinosaur Kit

Over 65 million years ago, Dinosaurs walked the earth. They had been the dominant species that ruled the earth for over 160 million years. No one knows exactly what happened or perhaps it was a series of disasters that caused their extinction. It is theorized by many that birds have evolved from dinosaurs.

The word Dinosaur derives from Greek ´µ¹½Ì (deinos) "terrible, powerful, wondrous" + ñæÁ¿Â (sauros) "lizard".

This kit was created for my little two dinosaur lovers. It is filled with traditional scrapbook elements and papers as well as scenes to create fun fantasy layouts.

This kit includes 18 papers. Some of the papers are perspective scenes. Scene plants are included to help build fantasy scene.

There are over 50 elements plus 7 types of dinosaurs, each in at least 2 poses for a total of 16 dinosaurs. Some come with a perspective shadow in a separate file.

Grrrrrrr!!!! A Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at this week's new release!

Hint: they're big, they're bad, they're PREHISTORIC! Grrrr!! :)

From my lovely and very talented Creative Team.

Eden is a famous time traveler. Look at where his recent adventure landed him! Ooh, there's a loving family in this layout, too.

by Danesa

Uh oh Hunter Or Prey???
Here's the translation: No, the time to shoot dinosaurs is long gone. But you are finally old enough to shoot a rifle at the fair and you try your hardest. A good thing that you will never need to shoot a dino to stay alive, cause you really stink at it.

Doesn't that bring a smile to your face? :)

by Carin
black alpha - Micheline Martin Scratched Up
font Darcy Baldwin Katie
light alpha - Phuong Ton Orchid Dreams 2 Alpha
everything else - Phuong Ton Prehistoric

These moments are so familiar. My little boys also play with dinosaurs at least once a day. Michaela is seriously amazing at creating clusters.

by Michaela

Watch out or they'll take a bite out of your photo!! lol

by Michaela

You are gonna laugh out loud at this one. Such a clever and funny scene!

by Lilja

Oh check out this brave little boy. Okay his momma did *pose* him so she could use it for a layout like this some day. This is from The Adventures of Sean. Oh he wins by the way! LOL

by Me

Oh before I forget, here are more fabulous layouts from my team.

Here's one beauty by Magda. Gorgeous composition.

Here's a sweet one by Lijla. Love the focus of his eyes and the blues.

Here's one by Lorraine using April, May, June, and July. Phew! Love the happy vibe.

Here's on by Michaela using Tropical Oasis. Another pretty cluster!

Lilja's Yummy Banana Bread!

Credits: Lorie Davison (everything she makes rocks!)

Here's a Polish version! Thanks, Magda. :)

Ooh did I post this Gingerbread recipe yet?? Here it is, by Magda.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Magda's Strawberry Shortcake

Here's a little twist on an old favorite... :)

credits: pending

Our little recipe exchange is ongoing so you'll see me posting some recipes here and there. :)

Here are some more July layouts for you.

Congrats, Megann!!!!

Here's a cutie one by Tammy. Love this photo!

And a couple of really fun ones by Lorraine.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Got photos? Got lots and lots of photos?

Do you take tons of photos? Snapping a shot of every moment? We usually take hundreds of shots at an event and then after sorting them, just a very small handful end up in layouts. Even those great multi photo templates can only help so much. But it would be great if there was a way to at least get them onto a page so that they get printed. Even a small version of them printed on a large 12x12 is viewable.

We have this awesome new designer at ScrapbookGraphics, Studio Arisu, that has a possible solution to this dilemma. (I've already raided her store!)

She's got these really cool actions that are so fun. I am going to use this one for my wedding photos (um as soon as I get them scanned).

Here's a sample she provided

Here's a quote from her description:
"The template has 73 photos, each with a stroke style added and shadows warped by me. Both the stroke and shadow can be removed, if you prefer to do warping by yourself. The action will take your 73 photos, resize them, put them on the template, clip them to the right picture and transform them so they fit."

Okay, how cool is that! You even get warped shadows! Talk about doing all the work for you! :)

There are other shapes and templates available. She came out with a cool number one today as well.

Some more layouts with the July Kit

Leda is on a roll lately! I'm loving all the different looks she is getting from the same kit. Just simply loving them.

Here's a beautiful father/daughter moment...simply love that last photo!

July Kit & Calendar
Veiled Moonlight Alphabet

Now this layout is spectacular! Beautiful layering and great shadows. Looks like you can reach out and touch it. I like how she added the close-up photo at the bottom corner.

July Kit & Calendar
Wordart "Summer Vacation" and "June" and blue striped ribbon from June Kit & Calendar from Studio Phuong

And here are couple of gorgeous ones by Michaela. Look at that little cutie pie!

An adorable 4th of July layout.

Aren't these two little ladies just gorgeous? :)

For My Husband

Sweetie, if you're viewing this blog, here's a BIG HINT for you.

Hmm, I know how you are with hints so here's a little help. See the frame? See what it says? LOL

Lorie Davison's absolutely gorgeous and fun Little Fishi Island, my Orchid Dreams Beginning and Reawakening elements (frame and orchids), plumeria from my Tropical Oasis elements. Lorie's kit is AWESOME. I highly recommend it!! :)