Monday, April 20

Just one of those weeks.....

I cannot believe that I am pushing my computer while it is in the middle of having a hard drive break-down. Plus, we have been traveling upstate for funeral services today and will do that angain tomorrow. But, I promised to have some more of the Simply Newborn kits; so I am going to keep this brief. I hope you find some really wonderful things in here for you to use. Actually, I made this kit last year; but I enjoyed making it and I think there is a lot of good stuff in here. Birth announcements, lots of flowers, photo masks, photo clusters with and without wraps or bows, did I say lots of flowers? They match the paper, the clips, the birth announcements. Anyway, enjoy........

Saturday, April 18

Well, this is interesting.

Allrighty, an anonymous person left an interesting comment regarding the satin ribbon templates from yesterday. I love getting comments...nice ones, anyway. This lady was interested in learning how I get the colors in the crumpled ribbon to reflect the direction of the ribbon. Well, here it is. I used a piece of paper from my Simply Newborn kit. I made it to look like a baby blanket. So, when I looked at the crumpled ribbon template; I remembered the "Blankie" paper and it just fell into place together. Just follow the tutorial and use this paper. Of importance here are steps 17 and 18 of the tutorial. You really want to just slide your ribbon pieces around until they look good.
Might I suggest that you change the colors in this paper before you duplicate the multiple layers. In other words, download the paper, unzip it and then open your Satin Ribbon Template in Photoshop Elements. Place your "Blankie Paper" and then adjust the color before you do Ctrl>J to duplicate it. Okay, that's one way. Another would be to complete your ribbon, merge the layers and then adjust the color before you save it. You could link the layers, but that is a whole different tutorial.
I was going to put just that one paper in here, but I think you deserve the entire Simply Newborn kit! So, over the next few days; I will be offering the entire kit. Today, I am offering the paper. Hope you like it, and thank you for trying the tutorial.

Friday, April 17

Oh my gosh, by now everyone has seen and heard the video of Susan Boyle. Now, how refreshing is she? This woman worked towards her dream for her entire lifetime and sure enough, she now has the voice of an angel. Personality. A tremendous sense of humor. So far, far above the raunchy howling of many modern singers. I just hope and pray that her dream continues. If you somehow have missed her performance, goggle it. She will lift your heart and your spirit.
Beyond that, I hope to lift your mood a bit this weekend. You get something for free, you can follow along with the tutorial as though you were solving a crime and you finally get to snazz your pages a trifle. Now, you can add a bow or toss down a crumpled piece of ribbon on your page that will absolutely match your paper. Unlimited use, which means that once you make the bows to match the kit you are working on; you can sell the kit without even giving any credit to ScrapWizard. Cool, huh? Please don't just download them and throw them in your stash. Follow the tutorial which is written for beginners trying to learn Photoshop Elements. When you finish, I guarantee that you will think it is fun and you will be making bows to match everything. Have fun and enjoy your weekend.