Thursday, June 26, 2014

New| Alpha Cutter {plus} Action–you won’t believe how fast alpha creation is now!

There is so much going on this week! Are you ready? 
First, there is a retirement sale going on at Scrap Orchard right now. 
I am retiring a handful of products.  They will be on sale for 50% off and after June 30th - they will be gone for good!


I've also finished up a new action for the shop.  I'm SO excited about this action!!  This is so much more than just your typical alpha cutter.  This set of actions is designed to help make alpha creation quick and easy!


To start, there are only two templates - one for uppercase letters and numbers and one for lowercase letters and symbols.  The grid boxes are BIG - 4 inches (if you think size matters). The first action will assist you in changing both the font and the font size.  Then it will center each letter in the grid boxes for you (just make sure they aren't too big!).  Seriously, no more wasting time adding extra spaces or playing with the tracking - woohoo!!

As if that wasn't enough, there are also two action included to help you customize your alpha.  One will let you pick any paper in your stash - then it will make it a pattern, scale it (you decide) and clip it to the alpha template.  The other will let you pick any paper in your stash - then it will duplicate and move them around until there are enough to cover the entire template.  Once the paper is clipped, feel free to customize even more with elements , styles, etc.

Lastly is the Cutter action.  PC users - great news!  Push play then go get a drink or throw in some wash, but don’t take too long.  Your alpha will be cut and saved as individual png characters and as an all-in-one png file in just a few short minutes.  MAC users – I’m sorry, you’ll need to be a little more involved here.  The action will trim and crop each letter and then prompt you were to save it.  It will be much quicker than doing it all by hand, but you won’t be able to walk away while it does its thing.


I've got to tell you - it's fast.  Really fast.  Many of my PC testers reported back that they could make an entire alpha in 10 minutes.  Mac users - this may be the one time you wish you had a PC, lol.  It's still quick for you, but the saving part will take you a little bit longer.  Still MUCH faster than doing it all by hand or sorting through 7 different templates!


Click over to my YouTube channel and see exactly how it works! 

Now you just need to figure out what you will do with all the extra time you have on your hands!

My friend Amber LaBau was one of my testers and here is what she had to say about this handy little action:

Woohoo!! This is amazing, Happy (as always) ...  this is an AMAZING TOOL! I've used (another brand) for years and will be switching effective immediately! I'm so pleased with how quick it went - full upper, lower, numbers & symbols in less than 10 minutes, that I'll be giving away my test alpha as a freebie and won't even think twice about the time I spent..

And Amber is giving away that Alpha to all of her newsletter subscribers!  You can still get it this week by signing up here!ImageProxy.mvc

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michele

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Paper Pretties & a Freebie!

 

Today I have a product that was requested by one of my customers.  Paper Pretties 13 has beautiful accordion folded paper stars.  Use them in all kinds of digital projects from boy kits to patriotic kits or even holiday kits!  SO many uses for them!!


It's also available in a bundle with some of my other Paper Pretties sets.


Freebie Time!
It's been a while since I posted a new freebie on my Fan Page!  Swing on over and grab it. 

 


Have a great weekend everyone!
Michele

Friday, May 30, 2014

New Designer Tutorial | Misted Transparent Overlays 2 | FREEBIE!

Hi!
It seems I've just about fallen off the face of the earth for a couple of weeks, lol.  But I'm back working again and I feel like my batteries have been recharged - it's such a good feeling.

I have a new set of CU overlays in the shop today.  There are 6 misted, transparent overlays in this set.  Each color in the preview represents a different color.  Use them one at a time, or layer them up!

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Don't forget - new releases are always 20% off and newsletter subscribers save an extra 10% with coupon code: hsg_mist_10


Tutorial Time:

I posted another new tutorial on the Scrap Orchard blog. Stop over to check it out and to grab the freebie! 

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Have a great weekend everyone!
Michele

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Farmer’s Market $1.00 Sale!!

It's iNSD and that means Farmer's Market! The market has tons of items for just $1 each. Great deal right? There is a little catch... once an item is in the FM sale, it can NEVER go in the sale again. So this is the best deal ever offered - ever!! Here is a little look at my new products in the market and you can find ALL of my $1.00 items right HERE. There are 20 Commercial Use items and 6 Personal Use items.

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Be sure to check out the forum this weekend for the Digiscrap Olympics challenges too!

My friend Chelle, of Chelle’s Creations had some fun playing with some of the goodies in Farmer’s Market and gave me permission to share this with all of you! 
 
Hey Friends,
I finally got a few minutes to play with the goodies I bought at Farmer's Market.  Eeeeek!  They are SO FUN!    ALL ingredients are just $1 through May 4th.  Grab them quick and start mixing it up!
Center:  CU Balsa Bloomers {Chrysanthemum} from Chelle’s Creations LLSandwich recolored, Outer Glow: dark gold, linear burn
Flower:  Paper Pretties #8 from Happy Scrap Girl LLSandwich recolored*, Inner Glow: #282828, overlay. <dark edges
Greenery: CU Foliage 10 from Kristin Aagard Designs

*LLSandwich recolored = my favorite recoloring method.  More info on this you-tube video & in this recoloring class with an action to DO it for you.

Wow!  $1 each.  What a steal!

 

I love how she mixed products that I may not have thought about mixing before!  It gave me some great ideas for new flower centers!  If you ware wondering about her recoloring method, it is very similar to one that I use and that I shared with you in this recoloring tutorial.

Here are just a few more goodies you’ll find in Farmer’s Market for just $1.00!

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Have a great iNSD weekend!

Michele

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Birthday Bash 2014 |New CU & PU Goods | Freebies!

ScrapOrchard is turning 6 and we are throwing a HUGE Birthday Bash!

We are having a huge Storewide Sale where you get 35% off AND on top of that, there's a Free With Purchase. Spend $10 and you'll get the And Many More kit and spend $20 and you get the kit and the add on. The sale starts Thursday, April 3rd and goes through Sunday, April 6th. And yes, you'll get 35% off new releases this week, too! Here's a peek at the And Many More kit and add on (click on the images to see detailed images in the Scrap Orchard Market):

We'll be having some fun party games and challenges as well, so head over to the Scrap Orchard forum on Friday, April 4th, at 6 pm EST to join in the fun.

I've been working hard to put together some new goodies for you!
First up is an Anchors Away mini and paper pack.  These were part of the SO Mega last July and are now being released to my shop. 

I also made coordinating packs of 3x4 journal cards and 4x4 InstaLife Cards.


I've been getting my girls set up to do some pocket scrapping on our upcoming vacation and I was inspired to make a couple more sets of journal cards (all include a full bleed version).  They are perfect if you are doing Project Life/Pocket Scrapping type pages, but they are also fun to add to digital pages too!
You can never have enough spots to write, so here is a set of 3x4 journal cards.

and a set of 4x4 InstaLife Cards...

Then I thought it would be fun to make some 3x4 Journal cards with an "A is for.." theme to it.  So I made some letter cards with a spot for you to write in anything you would like.  It would be so cute to have your child's name or favorite toy written in!  They come in 6 colors per letter so you can match it to your page!

And my last new product for this week is a set of CU plaid overlays - Happy Patterns 13.  Plaids look great in kits but can be a little time consuming to make.  Grab these overlays and simply clip your new colors to each layer and add your favorite textures!  Perfect papers in a jiffy!

Wow that's a lot of new goodies!  They are all on sale for 35% off.
Oh and let's not forget that for our Birthday Bash 2014, we have put together a Facebook Train! Stop by my Happy Scrap Girl Designs Fan Page to get this word art that coordinates with the And Many More collection. When you are there, follow the blog train and collect all the other free pieces!

Oh, speaking of Facebook... if you want to make sure you aren't missing new posts on my page or any other page you are subscribing to you can do this quick little trick!  After you "Like" the page, click on the down arrow on the "Liked" button and choose either Get Notifications or Add to Interest Lists.  Easy right?

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I also have a freebie here on my blog for you!  Some other Orchard Girls joined in to share freebees on their blogs as well. Here's a complete list of all the designers so you can collect all the coordinating items! Please note that the participating designers will have their freebees on their blogs at different times; therefore, all blog freebees may not be available immediately.
Chelle's Creations http://www.chelles-creations.com/digital-scrapbooking-blog/
Cluster Queen Creations http://www.clusterqueencreations.com/blog/
Crossbone Cuts Designs http://crossbonecuts.blogspot.com/
Down This Road Designs http://www.downthisroaddesigns.com/blog/
Dream Big Designs http://dreambig-designs.com/blog/
Etc by Danyale http://www.etcbydanyale.com/
Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs http://www.fiddle-dee-deedesigns.com/
Happy Scrap Girl http://happyscrapgirl.blogspot.com/
Kristin Aagard Designs http://www.digidelights.blogspot.com/2014/04/Scrap-Orchard-Birthday-Sale.html
Red Ivy Design http://redivydesign.blogspot.com/
Scrapping With Liz http://www.scrappingwithliz.com/
Tickled Pink Studio http://tickledpinkstudio.com/blog
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Finally, I'll be sending out this last freebie in my newsletter, so make sure that you are signed up to receive it. Here's a quick link to sign up: Happy Scrap Girl Designs Newsletter OR you can click on the preview below.
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Thanks so much for celebrating with us!
Michele