Coupon Codes for GP – Disregard New Code Available: Save 50% at PBP

I am so sorry that I issued a coupon for Gotta Pixel and didnt realize that I was broke some cardinal rules. My shop there will be  SO ON SALE on the 3rd of May and ONLY the 3rd of MAY for a saving of 40%.  After that I will be closed down for good! Don’t miss  this sale! But until then  everyone can  use the following code Final50%LauraB at Pickleberry Pop for a saving of 50% through the 1st.

I will be back in a few days with new products for iNSD!

Peace Out

 

 

 

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Shadowing Plastic Items–Digital Scrapbooking – Freebie (Gift)

Hi everyone, Ravelle aka Scooter59 here with another little tutorial on shadowing Acrylic or plastic elements. I know I was frustrated when I would try and shadow an acrylic alpha or a colored plastic element as the shadow would make the element opaque instead of transparent. But I found a simple way to do it in Photoshop (I use CS5) but it should work in all versions and all software where you can put the shadow on its own layer or create the shadow on a separate layer. I am going to use Laura’s spectacular kit “Renew” for this quick tut

Here is the element I am starting with from Renew (a pretty translucent acrylic blue flower):

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Now I am going to Shadow the element (I am using a white background so you can see the shadow better):

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See how that wonderful transparent look is gone!

Now I am going to place the shadow on its own layer. For PS I simple right click on the fx symbol and choose create layer and click OK. It puts the shadow on the layer underneath the element.

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Still better but not translucent. So, Now I am going to hold my “ctrl” key down and click on the flower layer until I see the marching ants.

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Now click on the shadow layer and hit delete and then click Ctrl D on a PC to deselect the marching ants. That’s all there is to it! Here is your newly shadowed acrylic element.

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Here is what it looks without the background.

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Hope this little tutorial helps you. And as a gift here is a Quick Page  I made from a LO I did using Laura’s kit Renew which has lots of beautiful plastic elements.

You can find it here

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And here is a sneak peak of Laura’s gorgeous new kit, which will be available soon at Pickleberry Pop!!

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Fresh Feeling Now In the Shop – On Sale through Tuesday

It is a new week and our Spring has definitely sprung here in Arizona and with that comes all the new fresh smells of flowers, chirping of the birds and all of natures wonders. Since I enjoy so much time outdoors when the weather is nice, I had to pick some colors I could use often and for a variety of different layouts. The muted browns and grays with the addition of the cream and aqua colors, this really becomes a  versatile kit. The patterns even lend  themselves to the side of vintage with the paisley pattern and the vintage type elements.

You can find this exclusively at Pickleberry Pop  and on sale through Tuesday with the saving of 30%.

And here are a couple layouts done by my wonderful creative team.

For all that are on my newsletter or have received a coupon code from me for Gotta Pixel – please note that the code is only good through May 2nd.

I hope you all inspired by the design.  Enjoy your weekend with your family. I know that is just where I will be this weekend, spending time with family that will be moving the following week. Gotta make every single minute count.

Laura

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Decorate Your Home

Hello everyone from Nancy. I am a member of Laura’s Creative Team and am here today to give you an idea on how you can use your kits to decorate your house.

I have long admired those “thought provoking” or “inspirational” sayings that I see framed in the high-end gift shops but just couldn’t bring myself to lay down $30, $40, $50 or more for a framed saying. Especially after I really looked at them close and discovered they were not matted but merely a one-dimensional printed paper. I studied one in particular I liked and then went home and re-created it myself.

Here is the image that I printed and framed using Laura’s kit The Beauty Within Reloaded. This has long been on of my very favorite kits and the colors worked quite well with the room I wanted to hang it in. The quote is also a favorite of mine by Eleanor Roosevelt. This particular image is 12 x 7. You can easily find a variety of frame sizes at a local craft store. This just happened to be the size of the area I needed to fill.

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To create your own, simply determine the size of the image you want to frame, and create a new page the proper dimensions. Add background paper and adjust to fit. Add a second layer, adjust to fit and use the rectangular selection tool to “cut out” the center of the mat. (It’s a good idea to turn on your guides here so your borders are equal) I applied a simple bevel to the mat and adjusted to my liking. The cluster in the corner was added for interest and finally the quote using a favorite font. That’s it! Save, print and frame! You just saved yourself a lot of money and have nice custom wall art.

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New Products: Pickleberry Pop:Commercial Use:On Sale

I have a lot of new items to show you all this week. I will start off with the new commercial use products. Remember that I do not require credit on the CU items. All on sale now! And only at Pickleberry Pop.

Seems like it has been such a long time since I released new CU products. I think your going to love the Vintage Paper YoYo flowers, these were photographed by myself and extracted. These are the rage and I love the whole vintage  look to them.

Next is Doodle Art Set 3 – Again I love playing from time to time in Illustrator and here is the result of my playing off and on for weeks. I hope you enjoy. I have added 2 different leaves for you to add to the doodles or to play with alone. I hope you find these doodles useful like you did with Set 1 and 2.

Lastly this week in commercial use product is Layered Patterns. This is the first of my layered patterns in psd format. Again I had fun playing with these.

Next you can find Radiant Spring in Kit format with the additional add on’s in the shop, if you missed them earlier this month.

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I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and make the most of every day.

 

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From the Desk of Marilyn – All About Printing

Printing…the most asked question on every board I belong to. Where to print, what size, followed by do you print in book form (photobook) or individual pages. I will tell you how I do mine and hope that you gain some insight for these burning questions.

As for printing, there are a plethora of places. A few of my favorites are Persnikerty Prints, Shutterfly, Snapfish, Costco, Staples, and My Publisher. I have used each of these with great results. They all offer great deals throughout the year, so I recommend you register at each of your favs so you are informed of those special offers. Remember when creating your layouts that you may lose a a small bit of the layout on all sides in the printing process so don’t put anything important like journaling or photos right next to the edge of your layout just in case.

For me, which method of printing depends on the project. I’m a daily scrapper and I produce many layouts every year for my 5 grandchildren. I print these in book form twice a year at the establishment that offers the best deal! Right around Easter/Mother’s Day and October/November times seem to have the best offers. Using this twice-a-year method of printing keeps my books in the 60-70 page range and helps ease the sticker shock value of printing all at once.

I print individual pages when I have special pages for family or friends that I am going to frame, pages that I’m unsure of the order they should be in, or when I have purchased a specialty album cover that I want to place pages in.

I create my pages using My Memories digi software in 12×12 size, and I have my books printed in 8×8 size as it saves a bundle in printing costs and still looks great. When I print individual pages I print in 12×12. There are many printing size options so select the one that works for you.

You should upload your pages in the highest quality so the printer has the best to work with.

To print custom layouts for your books, choose the full-page layout for each page in the album. Then you just drag your layout onto this page just like you would if you were adding a photo. Many people think they have to use the pre-set layouts that are offered, but this is not so. Each one of my favorites above has the full-page selection, but you may have to scroll down or go to the next page of offered layouts to find it.

It’s such a treat to receive my albums in the mail. I’m always amazed at the quality and how vibrant the colors look in print as opposed to on my screen.

I hope I have provided some answers for you and given you a little insight for your printing needs.

Happy Scrapping!

Marilyn

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Final Day for The Pickle Barrel – New Products $1.00 – Pickle Barrel is Back Dont Miss!

It’s that time again when The Pickle Barrel is open and you will find 6 new products from me, each $1.00 through Wednesday! After that they will be bundled up! So COME grab a bargain and build the kit of your choice!

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Brand New Products $1.00 – Pickle Barrel is Back Dont Miss!

It’s that time again when The Pickle Barrel is open and you will find 6 new products from me, each $1.00 through Wednesday! After that they will be bundled up! So COME grab a bargain and build the kit of your choice!

And here are some amazing layouts by the creative teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you all enjoy your week and I hope to back with some new products sometime next week.

 

Laura

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My Last GGI – $1.00 Through Tuesday! New products And MORE

There is so much to show and tell you all about! I will start with the sad news that I am leaving Gotta Pixel after 4 years of being a designer there. My last day will by May 4th. I have so enjoyed the shop but things have to change and go in a bit of a different direction. But I will still be around the digital world, you cant get rid of me that easy.

So for my last GGI product – I am showcasing Radiant Spring, as set of 4 products, each just a $1.00 through Tuesday!

And here are some amazing layouts by the Creative Team! Please do no forget about the huge sale going on at Pickleberry Pop Shop – as it will end tomorrow.

 

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All New in the Shop – Save 40% Whole Shop – Freebie Don’t Miss Out

 

I am pleased to be the second Designer at the shop to be Spotlighted at Pickleberry Pop. You will find my entire shop on sale with a saving of 40% and I will give you a little hint to save even more. Check out the Pickleberry

 

Pop facebook page where you will find a gift from myself. Inside you will find a special coupon just for you!

So please make sure you grab both before the sale ends on April 15th. In addition if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you need to. I have some big news coming out in the next couple of weeks and you won’t know about it without signing up to the newsletter.

Now on to the newest product! I think you are going to adore these pieces  especially if you have a special male in your life. Not that you can’t use this for a female page as you can easily, the product is very versatile.You will only find this at my Pickleberry Pop shop during the month of April. You will also find the coordinating products to Master of Disaster and Race Zoom Zoom in the shop. You gotta go take a look at this adorable products.

Now in the shop and again on sale with 40% off through Sunday! Don’t miss this sale!

I will be back very soon with other new products! And remember to grab the freebie with the coupon that expires on Sunday night!

Laura

 

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Sugar Kissed Recipe Card Freebie – Sugar Kissed On Sale- Save 40%

Hi everyone, Jen here with another recipe card for you to snag. Do you like fudge? Oh me, oh my but do I LOVE fudge! My favorite fudge recipe is the one from the back of the Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme jar. Have you tried it? It’s so easy to make and oh so yummy! Over the years I’ve experimented with different add-ins using this recipe. For instance, I once replaced brown chocolate for white and added strawberry jam. Weird, huh? Well, I promise the recipe I have for you today isn’t so strange, it’s quite decadent in fact. I used Laura’s kit Sugar Kissed for this recipe card, a delightful kit with lots of ooey gooey sticky chocolatey goodness. You can find Sugar Kissed in Laura’s shops at PickleBerryPop and My Memories, or by clicking on the preview below. If you’d like to download the recipe card, just click on the image (note that the image is truncated here on the blog, I seem to have trouble getting the full image to show now and then, but the full card will download if you follow the link). Enjoy and have a great day everyone!

You can also find this on sale through Sunday in all my shops. You can save 40% on this and many  more products.

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Spotlight Designer at Pickleberry Pop – Don’t Miss this Sale and Freebie ( gift) : New Products

I am pleased to be the second Designer at the shop to be Spotlighted at Pickleberry Pop. You will find my entire shop on sale with a saving of 40% and I will give you a little hint to save even more. Check out the Pickleberry Pop facebook page where you will find a gift from myself. Inside you will find a special coupon just for you!

So please make sure you grab both before the sale ends on April 15th. In addition if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you need to. I have some big news coming out in the next couple of weeks and you won’t know about it without signing up to the newsletter. Now on to the newest product! I think you are going to adore these pieces  especially if you have a special male in your life. Not that you can’t use this for a female page as you can easily, the product is very versatile.You will only find this at my Pickleberry Pop shop during the month of April.

If you were not convinced that this is the most adorable set of products, then let my creative team show you!

Hope you all have a good week and I will be back with more products shortly.

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Hybrid Flower Pots – A Great Project!

Lori here with a little project using an upcoming product of Laura’s.

All you need to do is grab your supplies, so you will ready once the product goes live in the  Pickleberry Pop shop Monday, April 9th.

Here is a photo of the finished project:

1. Purchase 2 Flower pots of choice from local nursery or Walmart, I chose 2 without a rim on top.
2. Paint the pots black and let completely dry.
3. Paint a color of your choice on top of the black, (I chose a light blue and a light green) and allow to dry overnight. This is crackle paint.
4, Open Photoshop or your program of choice open Laura’s Master of Disaster Button 4.
5. Re size the  button to 4×2.89 (depending on size of pot you  use) this will now be your label
6. Open Laura’s Master of Disaster washer#3 and position where you’d like on button we have made into a label
7. Open Laura’s Master of Disaster tag#4
8. Choose font of choice (I used HL Thuphap) and write word of choice (I did Basil and Parsley)
9. Merge down layers, print and cut out from card stock you printed on.
10. Glue the label onto your flowerpot. I used Modge Podge Mate under and on top of the entire flower pot to seal paint and label.
11. Add a few extra flowers and rhinestones to add some flair to the project
11. Plant your favorite herbs or flowers in your gorgeous new planter and Enjoy!

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