November 29, 2011

2 NEW Video Template Tutorials

I scrapped this page last week with my new Play a Game Templates.
Click on the image for full credits.

Here is what this template looked like before I started. Quite a bit different.

So I thought I would show you how I changed it up.
Here ya go! I'm using Photoshop CS3.


That's not it. I also made my Christmas Card. I showed you last week. With my new Christmas Card Templates. Here it is in case you missed it.


And here's the template before I started. As you can see I changed the photo spots a bit.
So here's another little video tutorial showing you how to do that. Plus I threw in a little tutorial showing you  how I copy my layer styles.


 

Hope this helps you a little!


November 28, 2011

Time for a Sneak Peek & Giveaway


Here's a little sneak peek of what I have coming out on 12/1! Can you believe it's going to be December? These templates are going to help you re-cap the year in a variety of ways & they coordinate perfectly with a kit coming out from Captivated Visions. Everything you'll need to review the year!

If you would like a chance to win them all (8 templates!) then just leave a comment here by 11/30 at 11 pm EST telling me your favorite memory from 2011.

I'll be back a little after 11 to announce the winner! I'll announce it here in the comments & on my facebook.

But before I go I want to remind you of a few things as usual.

Tracy is going to be hosting a Make it Snappy on my blog. Make sure you stop by, grab the free template & play along! You might even win a prize from me!


There will be a Make it Snappy over in the Scrap Orchard Forum too with prizes from Kat!


And today is your last chance to grab all the $1 goodies in the market. I have 20 products for $1!
Sale ends tonight (11/28) at 11:59pm EST.


Happy Monday!


November 23, 2011

Winner Announced!

Just stopping in real quick like to announce Monday's winner. Decided to do it in a real post instead of the comments. Mainly because I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thank you all for leaving comments & telling me about your Christmas Cards. I really do enjoy reading them.

Tonight's winner is Sandra. She said, "That looks like so much fun! I make my "cards" digitally each year...usually just printed at a photo place one sided. I never made paper cards. I also make a letter full of photos that I print at Staples. Thanks for the chance to win!" Sandra send me an email please at liz *at* scrapping with liz *dot* com. I'll make sure you get all my new products for FREE!

Also don't forget about the $1 sale going on over at Scrap Orchard. I have 20 items in my store for $1, including 6 brand new items!

And since we've talked about Christmas Cards I thought I would show you the one I made for this year.

I used my new Christmas Card Templates 2011.
(which you can get for $1 right now!)
& The December Mega from Scrap Orchard.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!




$1 Farmer's Market with NEW templates!



The Farmer's Market is here!  If it's new to you, twice each year Scrap Orchard has its Farmer's Market full of $1 items, including NEW products.  It's the lowest price you will ever get, and any product can only go in the Farmer's Market once, so if there are things on your wish list and you see them in the Farmer's Market, now is the time to grab them for a steal!
The Farmer's Market runs through 11/28.

Liz has 20 products in the Farmer's Market, and 6 of them are NEW! The older products are listed below for your convenience, but here are the new products.  Images are linked.

Some beautiful double page templates.
Some Christmas cards and newsletter templates.


Finally, three sets of page templates inspired by different games.  I think these are so cool, and could be used for so many purposes - celebrating your love of games and words, documenting your game night traditions, or even for recording some treasured childhood memories.


 

 

And here are the rest of Liz's products in the Farmer's Market:
Broken TemplatesChopped Paper TemplatesCut Outs - Templates
Double Temps - Mini Set 1When You Smile TemplatesIanthine Templates
Fun Fades - MasksMy Happy Place TemplatesMatching Masks
Split Paper MasksIron Scrapper TemplatesHere and Now Templates
Faded Masks & MatsFocus on the Photo Temps

November 22, 2011

My Posters

I recently released a new set of Poster Templates. I actually made them so that I could easily make Christmas gifts for family, namely the grandparents. I also made one for my brother & sister-in-law. I did a little photo shoot with them a few months ago & I had all these lovely photos that I was dying to work with.

So I thought I should show you my finished products, printed & framed.
Warning: Mom, Tiff, & Nana, if you are reading this I guess you know what you'll be getting for Christmas!

I made a 11x14 poster for my SIL & got it printed from Persnickety Prints on their Metallic Paper. It is beautiful.

For this one I used Block Collage Poster Templates.
And Lemony Fresh Revisited by Tracie Stroud.

Right out of the package.


Then I framed it with a black frame.


The only thing I notice is that the pics are a bit close to the frame. It actually looks like little Joe's head is being cut off in this pic. I think it's just the angle of this photo. Next time I'll make sure that heads aren't too close to the edge of the page.


Now for the grandparents I made 16x20 posters & printed them with Persnickety on mounted black foamcore. I absolutely LOVE them. I should have got one printed for myself! This one is for Nana & I made another one for my mom that has all the grandchildren in it. I tied a ribbon around it & I think it will make a lovely gift.

For these I used Calendar Poster Templates and Taylor Made's Sense & Sensability.


Here's a close up.


And a little reminder that you can still grab my poster templates at 20% off until 11/24 & remember that if you purchase Simple Poster TemplatesScrappy Poster Templates, or Block Collage Poster Templates you'll get Calendar Poster Templates for FREE! This offer is only good until 11/24. :)

Try something new this Christmas. There's plenty of time to get your posters printed!




November 21, 2011

Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Christmas Edition & Some More!

I have a special treat for you this week! I have 6 brand new templates sets that will be released this week. Two of them are Christmas related, 1 might have something to do with doubles & the other 3 are just plain fun! That's all I'm going to give away for now. You'll have to go on that & the sneak peek pic below to try & figure it out.

Oh & you'll be able to get each of the sets for $1 starting on Wednesday! Read more about the Farmer's Market sale below.


So now that you have an idea of what it might be, would you like a chance to win them all!?! Just leave a comment here letting me know if you make your own Christmas Cards with your digital scrapbook supplies. I would love to know. I've been making my own since I started digital scrapbooking almost 4 years ago. Actually for the past several years I've made a Christmas newsletter with my digi-supplies. I'll announce the winner here in my blog in the comments & on my facebook on Wednesday evening around 11pm EST. So you have until then to leave me a comment.


Now onto some even MORE exciting news. It's time for the Farmer's Market Sale over at Scrap Orchard. I will have 20 products on sale for $1!!! 6 of them being BRAND NEW template packs! With all the other designers over there with their $1 items you definitely don't want to miss this sale!


That's it for now folks. :)




November 18, 2011

Poster Templates - Free with Purchase

Liz has a treat for you today:  Poster Templates!  Use them with your digital scrapbook supplies to make gifts for the holidays.  You can also use them for home decor projects.  If I remember correctly, Liz said she had some posters printed last Christmas, and her family flipped over them!  This time around she just couldn't stop making more designs, so there are four sets now available in the market.  And the best part of the deal is ... they come as a FREE WITH PURCHASE offer.  You will receive the Calendar Templates FREE with the purchase of any of the others (offer expires 11/24).

Calendar Poster Templates - FREE with the purchase of any of the other sets

November 16, 2011

Scrapping Phone Pics

If you are like me you probably don't go anywhere without your phone & you probably have lots of photos on your phone. Have you ever taken your photos off your phone & scrapped with them? I did for the first time this weekend. I had taken some photos at a concert & I really wanted to scrap them to remember the moment. I think my page turned out pretty good & the photos aren't too bad. So this is just a little inspiration for you to get those pics off your phone & scrap them. It was fun.

Using Perfectly Imperfect Chalk Alpha by WM Squared & Not Fit for Public Revamped by Laura Banasiak & Litabells Designs. Oh & I used a template from Juicy Fruit Temps to get me started.

And if you are interested, these are pics from a NEEDTOBREATHE concert. My favorite band. My 3rd time seeing them live. They are awesome...just sayin'!

For more inspiration I asked my CT to share some pages they've made with their cell phone pics.

This one is from Tiff. She scrapped it for Katie over at The Daily Digi for their Play it Again posts.
Click Photos for full credits.

This one is by Jenn & she used her instagram photos to scrap this fabulous 2 pager.


This one is by Helen. She used her tablet to scrap with this page.

Now go scrap a page with your cell phone photos!




November 15, 2011

Sneak Peek & Giveaway!

I am sooooo excited about this weeks new products. I have some digital scrapbook templates that are going to help you create some amazing gifts this Christmas. They can also be used for other projects but my main goal in designing these was to help you make personalized Christmas gifts with your digi-scrapping supplies. That's all you are going to learn about these goodies today. Here's a peek at the templates.


Here's a peek at my finished products.
Sorry mom or Tiff if you are reading this....guess you get a little sneak peek at your Christmas gifts.

In addition to my new templates I used Tracie Stroud's kit Lemony Fresh Revisited.

And in addition to my new templates I used Taylor Made's Sense & Sensability to create this.
You may or may not have figured out what they are but I'm telling you that you won't want to miss out on these. So for this weeks giveaway (valued at $12) just tell me if you have ever given a digital scrapbook personalized gift to someone for Christmas, a Birthday, an Anniversary or any other event. I'll be back on Wednesday at 11pm est to announce the winner.



November 8, 2011

Baby Shower - Digital Scrapbook Style

I hosted a baby shower for my wonderful sister-in-law this weekend. I love hosting baby showers. I don't know why, but they are my favorite kind of party. I think it reminds me of those special times when I had my babies & wonderful friends wanted to help me celebrate each time I welcomed a new little baby into our family.

You know me & my digital scrapbook love. So of course I had to incorporate it into the babyshower somehow. The VERY first thing I did before I planned anything was to go find a digi-kit to get some inspiration. I found this beautiful kit from Tracie Stroud. I knew that I wanted to incorporate blues, yellows & greys into my decorations so this kit was perfect!

Then I made this invite with the kit. It's a 5x7 and I got it printed from Persnickety Prints on their pearl stock paper. Let me tell you, it was gorgeous! It looked like I had made some fancy shmancy invites. I displayed the invite at the shower....mainly because it was supposed to be a surprise shower & my SIL hadn't seen the invites yet.


And look at that cake my sister made! It goes perfect with the kit & invite. Oh & I should mention that this surprise baby shower was all my sister's idea. She mentioned it to me & I ran with it (with help from her). Can't believe I didn't think to do it first!


Then I made a "guess the birth date" calendar. I made a 12x12 in photoshop, had it printed at Persnickety. After I got it back I decided it needed a black border. So I trimmed off a little bit of each side and matted it on 12x12 black card stock. Then I punched out little some little circles. Thank goodness I kept my Creative Memories Circle Punchers back from my traditional scrapbooking days! My idea was that people would write their name & then stick their circle (I even had some leftover Creative Memories double sided sticky thingys that I put on the back of each circle) on the day that they thought the baby would be born. So I made this page, got it all ready a few weeks early & guess what?!? To our surprise little baby Sawyer was born 5 weeks early! Thank goodness everyone is doing well. Mom & baby were both at the shower! So needless to say I didn't even need this....but you know what? I put it out at the shower anyway just because it was so cute!


We played guess the clothespins.

I made these up with Tracie's kit. Everyone filled one out & mommy can save them for the baby.
I found this idea here at Babble.com. And don't look too closely or you might notices the I repeated one of the phrases....& it's pretty ironic the one that I repeated!


A game I made with Tracie's kit! Another one found at babble.com (the internet is a wonderful thing!). Everyone filled out the phrases & whoever matched the most phrases with the mommy won a little prize.


 Some decorations. Banner made with Tracie's kit & my mini-hybrid banner templates.

I found these at Hobby Lobby. Cute!

Food. What's a party without food. This is the area where I like to delegate! Lots of people helped me make food. Thanks to all that helped!

This was also supposed to be at the party. I found this cute idea on pinterest. Although I can't find the exact place I found it because I didn't pin it to my wall because I was afraid my SIL would see it & wonder why I had pinned it! I kind of put my own twist on it & it turned out really cute, a bouquet of flowers, diapers, socks, onesies, etc.... I ended up bringing it to the hospital when my SIL had her baby. He came early & I didn't want to go empty handed. I already had this made for the shower so I thought it would be perfect to take to the hospital.


Anyway, I just HAD to share all the fun hybrid digi-stuff (& other stuff) I made for her shower.
Hope it inspires you to personalize your parties with some digi-scrapping supplies.



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