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May 29, 2020

NEW Artsy Journal and Focal Point Templates

I have two new template packs in some of my most popular product lines! They are 20% off through May 31, 2020 so shop now!
These will surely be fun to play with right now, and you will make beautiful memory pages to enjoy for years to come.



By Stefanie
By Anita
By Candy Lai
By Anita

By Candy Lai

By Donna

By Kimberley

By Stefanie

May 27, 2020

SOSN 5/27

 Hello there, Stefanie here with our new 50% off deals from Scrapping with Liz.


Layout from Donna

Layout from me.

Older layout from Liz.





May 25, 2020

Week 21: Camping & Birthday!

Camping: Digital Scrapbook Page {left}
Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Campscape by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic
Explore Elements by Lynn-Marie
Explore Papers by Lynn-Marie
M3 August 2017 Add-On Extras by Little Butterfly Wings
This week was a little different! We couldn't go to Florida so we spent a few days camping and hiking. We also celebrated our youngest's 6th birthday. I took so many pictures it was hard to choose which ones to scrap! I think the page does our week justice though. When I look over it I think it really summarizes what our week was like. It was a fun adventure.


Camping: Digital Scrapbook Page {right}
Stories of Life Templates 6 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Campscape by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic
Explore Elements by Lynn-Marie
Explore Papers by Lynn-Marie
M3 August 2017 Add-On Extras by Little Butterfly Wings

May 21, 2020

Making Your Own Pattern Paper Tutorial

Happy Friday y’all!  I hope this blog post finds you and your family doing well.  I also hope you are ready for a fun tutorial where we make our own pattern paper to use!  You won’t believe how easy it and addictive it is 😊  Before we begin, you need to download the Adobe Capture app.  It’s completely free and will sync with your Photoshop.  If you are using PSE, you can follow the steps for the app and then save a jpeg version.  Unfortunately it only saves at 72dpi, so you will have to use the pattern paper for a web project and not printed.  But it's still fun so give it a try!  Alright, have you downloaded and installed it?  Great, now we can begin!

First, open the app and  use your phone (or iPad’s) camera to take a picture.  I’m going to take a picture of these rocks in my front beds.


Move the phone around until you like the pattern.  Don’t worry too much because you can adjust it next!  Tap the center box to freeze the photo.  At the very top you will see multiple ways to change the view.  Press on the third button from the left (looks like a diamond) to see the multiple choices.  Then select one of those until you see pattern you like.  Feel free to play with the colors by selecting the button on the far right end too. Once you are happy, click on the check mark to go to the next step.

Now you can adjust the photo.  While keeping an eye on the pattern, you can rotate the photo, zoom in or out, or move the box around until you like the pattern.  It’s crazy fun! Once you are happy, save your pattern.  

Now you want to put the pattern in your library.  If you only have one library, or the one you want to place your pattern in is already checked, simply hit “save”.  Otherwise, select the folder you see, and on the next screen it will give you a chance to add another library. I put mine in my nature folder, but you can name yours whatever makes sense to you.  

Okay now it’s time to head over to Photoshop. Open up the program and at the top choose Window>Library so you can see your library.  

Open the drop down menu until you see the library that you put your pattern in on your phone / iPad.  Remember I put mine in Nature?

Okay, open your template and select the layer you’d like to clip your pattern to.  You can see here that I’m ready to use the light pink shape.  

Click on the pattern you’d like to use.  You can adjust the scale of it if you’d like, though I have had the most luck with making the pattern smaller rather than larger.  But feel free to play!


Now clip the pattern to the shape and voila!  

It’s so easy to do that I made multiple patterns.  Let me show you some examples of pictures that I turned into patterns.  On the left is the actual item I used, and the right is the resulting pattern.  Below that you will see the paper in the template.

Bush (that's the paper you see above this - the one I used for the demonstration):

Concrete driveway:


Flowers:


Stone:


:
For my final layout using Liz’s Blossom template set, I ended up using the pattern with the rocks that I showed you from the beginning.



What do you think?  I hope you try this and have as much fun as I did!  Oh, and keep playing with Adobe Create because it also can save shapes, textures, and color groups.  But that's for another day :)

May 18, 2020

Week 20 and Beginnings of Graduation Album!

Stories of Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Soak up the Sun by Little Butterfly Wings
Citrus Paper Pack by Micheline Lincoln Designs
Itsy Bitsy Alpha Volume 6 by Amy Wolff Designs
Here's my week 20 page. You can read the journaling on the pages to read more about it. It was a good week, getting back into a routine after being sick.

Stories of Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Soak up the Sun by Little Butterfly Wings
Citrus Paper Pack by Micheline Lincoln Designs
I also started putting together my daughter's graduation album. The first thing I did was gather photos from each year of her life (anywhere between 10-20). I organized them into yearly folders. Then I placed the photos in the templates. I'm using my Photo Collection Templates for this album. I thought they would work perfectly since I need a bunch of photos spots and I wanted the pages to be pretty simple and easy to put together. That all took me about two weekends to accomplish. Let's just say that going through almost 18 years of photos is emotional! It was a fun, emotional, slow process. Once I got that done it was time to start scrapping. I was able to fly through these next three pages. I'm hoping to get this done in the next month or two and order it before she starts college. Ideally, I probably should have started this back in January to get it done by her graduation...but I literally just decided to make a special album for her two weeks ago.

This first page is her birthday.

Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Baby Love by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Artsy Papers by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings
 The next 2 pages will be the "First Year" spread.

Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Baby Love by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Artsy Papers by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish

Photo Collection Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Baby Love by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Artsy Papers by Little Butterfly Wings
Baby Love Word Art by Little Butterfly Wings
April 2020 BYOC Styles by Mommyish
-Liz

May 15, 2020

May Memories, Stories of Life 6, Mississippi, and Montana

Liz has two new installments of weekly and monthly album sets and two new states in the cut outs series. These are all great additions to your stash as the album sets are great for stand-alone pages too. Scrap your weeks, your months, your home, special events, vacations, and more. All of these new designs are 20% off through May 17, 2020.





By Ophelia

By Anita

By Candy Lai


By Donna

By Stefanie
by Iowan

by Tracy

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