WOO HOO! All About my Layout

WOO HOO! I finished my layout!! Now what??? My first step is to always save my layout in TIFF format so I can always go back and edit if necessary. It has happened, so don’t think, oh that will never happen! Sometimes mine has been a spelling error that someone on my team has so kindly pointed out (nobody’s perfect right!)or after closing my layout and walking a away for a day or two, I don’t like the way some of the papers play together or that one element is out of place.   So it’s an easy fix to pull up the layout from the tiff format and fix and re save! One of the first things I do after I’ve saved in Tiff is resize my layout to one I can post in my team area so that Laura can grab it to use in previews and such.

I usually resize to 600 X 600


So it magically resizes and now I’m ready to save it again! I usually save to my desktop so I can see what layouts I have to post for my team.   I also so in JPEG format here for ease of use for Laura and so I can now post it in my team folder for her to grab later.


Now comes the magic part in PS. When you’re ready to post to the web most galleries have a size limit, so in the past, I kept resizing and such to make it to the 250 mark (most common used size on the web). Then someone pointed me to this wonderful tool that PS has. It’s called Save for Web & Device.




As you can see my layout is at 274.9K so a tad bit too big for online galleries.   So I moved my quality to 77 and it made it 248K. I’ve figured out it always saves a smidge larger, so I try to keep it at 248K or 249Kotherwise the gallery has a fit and won’t allow it to upload and I have to resize it again! J When I save it, I usually add the end 250 so I know it’s the layout I want to use when I’m uploading! Hope this little tutorial has helped making scrapping easier in PS.





Garden of Life -Pickle Barrel July Product – FWP on 6-Pack- $1.00 each on Singles

I adore this month’s Pickle Barrel color, so full of life and perfect summery colors.
For me, my garden of life is all about Life, Love and Friendship, that covers most of what I live, as I keep away from the negative as much as possible. These were fun colors to work with and I got the feeling I was trying to look for with all the unique elements.  Some of my favorites were in the chicken coop because it will fit in perfectly for Lucy and baby photographs, I have collected  and the colorful flowers and the fun bugs.
Make sure you check out the coordinating packages or get the 6Pack that includes the FWP add on elements. You can only find these products at Pickleberrypop shop and at this price during the sale, sales ends Monday night. Each of the single packages are $1.00 and the 6-package you get the free with purchase add on elements.


Here are the singles


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As for you can see a great assortment of different items you will come back to a whole new look in your layouts.

Here are  few of the layouts the ladies did using this product.

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Have a fabulous weekend.




New Products Flip Flop- State of Mind – On Sale

Hope you all are having a wonderful week, mine has been a bit stressful as I brought my Mom here for a visit and she got bronchitis and I had to bring her to the doctors, but she is feeling better and I believe hubby is driving her back to California tomorrow. But otherwise, it has been a great visit and can’t wait for her to come up again and see how she does. Oh did I mention is it hotter than hot here and I am hoping for some monsoon action to cool us off. So this was the perfect product with summer in full swing here.

You can find this at my Pickleberrypop Shop and on sale for a limited time. Save more with the bundle and get all the pieces you need with a savings of 30%. The kit and word art are 20% off.

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the late spring, summer starts it’s a flip flop state of mind time. I have them all over the house and about every brand as my hubby will tell you. So this product is all about bright fun summer colors and the activities you probably partake in each summer.




And if you didn’t pick this up last round, time to grab while the mega bundle is on sale with all the pieces for 30% for a limited amount of time.


And lastly, a few layouts by amazing Creative Team using Flip Flop – State of Mind

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Hope you all have an amazing weekend, lots of family time and memories being made.



June Pickle Barrel Here – $1.00 each – FWP and Add On Bundle

I am not sure about you all, but summer is here and I do believe our monsoons are even early this year. We have already lost power once in the last week. We need the rain so I won’t complain and I do enjoy the monsoon season here in the upper levels of Northern Arizona.

So now for this months pickle barrel! I think you are going to love this one – Country Pride. You can only find at my Pickleberrypop shop for this promotion. Ends on Monday!!

There is nothing a special as celebrating and remembering what our country is all about. It is thanking the current troops, it is also thanking those that have fought for our freedom and lost their lives. And then you throw in a good parade and BBQ that you can enjoy with family and friends and you know you have that Country Pride.

Here shows the FWP on the Six Pack!


Here is what is in each of the 6 packages

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And also this month I have an add on – with a special pricing. Add the add for the price of 2 products. This will only be offered during this promotion.

add On

With the approaching holiday coming up and past holidays you will have plenty to get some layout done in a hurry with all these pieces. All the product will be bundled after the sale – so grab what you want at this amazing pricing.

Here are a few of the layout done by my Creative Team.

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Hope you all have a great weekend, I will be traveling to California and back to home with my Mom in tow for a visit.



How to Start A Layout!

Hi there! Deb, aka victorinasoup here to talk about INSPIRATION!! Where do we find it, how do we use it??

I can go through galleries for hours and oooohhh and ahhhh over those gorgeous layouts. I almost always leave my photo to last, unless I am working on a kit and say “I HAVE A PHOTO” with those colors in it! I love using templates, but find that if I can get the “ground work” done on my own, I’m good to go! Twisting papers always gets me thinking of where I can put the flowers or leaves.

I also go to greeting cards and take a look there, I have gotten so much inspiration by looking at cards, have you ever tried that? The front of a card is just a smaller version of any layout! I have bought cards before and “lifted” the layout! I have shoeboxes full of cards! But most of all it’s the twisting and turning of papers and elements that sparks my creativeness. Layering, start layering those papers and all of a sudden you are adding your elements and you’ve got one very striking page! And then of course there is the “color”. Layering papers that are patterned and they actually “fit”! Finding out that a red rose and a yellow daisy look very nice together! Seeing a small cluster of flowers in the corner of one layout and finding out you can almost copy that cluster and make it bigger, with different flower and colors, it changes the whole look again! I get excited when I add this or that to my layout and think… hmmm, I’ll add “this” and see what happens, which makes me want to add “that”! LOL Inspiration is everywhere! Put about 8 different elements on your paper and start playing! Don’t shadow till the end, you just might want to “twist” something!! Would love to hear where you find your “Inspiration”! Just leave a comment, I’m always looking for new idea’s!

Happy Scrapping, till next time!