Monday, September 22, 2014

Basics Every Designer Should Own

There is room in every kit for basic, versatile papers. Try mixing these Happy Plaids or Lined Patterns in with your themed papers to create kits that scrappers will love!

Just add Happy Plaids to your cart and Lined Patterns will be included automatically.  AND Happy Plaids is on sale for 20% off!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer Rewind Sale!

Summer is slipping away, but we are rewinding it to give you 20% off all summer releases. PLUS, spend $10 or more and get Summers End Free!

Friday, August 15, 2014

20 Questions | Freebie Time!

Before my kids go to sleep at night, hubby and I love to snuggle up with them and ask them questions.  We always ask them about their day at dinner so bedtime questions are usually more about what they like or what they want to do.

I thought it would be fun to document some of those questions and answers so I put together a set of journal cards.  You can use them on a pocket style page, as an element on a digiscrap page or you can even print them out and have them ready as your kids tonight!

There are 20 question cards and 16 additional coordinating cards (not all shown).

** Don't forget - new releases are always 20% off

I also have a coordinating freebie for you!

Hope you like them : )
Have a great day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Do you need a personal assistant?


You love to be creative and you have so many ideas!  But sometimes the "busy work" or business part of designing takes up so much of your time.  If only you had a personal assistant to help you get it all done!

Or you could use this handy action to quickly put together a collage for your blog of all of your CT's beautiful pages.  Oh and as a bonus, it will crop the large collage into smaller collage images that can be used as detailed images in your shop or anyplace else you want to show them off. 

Combine up to 20 square images (use any square size, png, jpg, layered psd or layered tiff) into one long collage. Save as 600 pixel or 700 pixel wide collages (length depends on number of images selected).

Add white spaces between images (really any color you would like) or combine them without spaces.

Automatically crop into 600x600 pixel or 700x700 pixel collages of 4 images each.

Saves automatically for PC's.  Prompts for save with file names for Macs.
Check out the video to see how it works!

** Don't forget - new releases are always 20% off


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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!