Monday, July 27, 2009

Want to win a Gift Card?

I'm sure many of you have seen the Battle of the Creative Teams - CT contest over at DSA! Well my team is competing and they are doing an awesome job! Their LO's from last week were amazing, and this week, they are even better!

Well I'll do anything (and everything) I can to help them win! SO I want to ask you to help them by going to this link at DSA and voting for "Happy's Scrap Girls" before 11:59pm EST on Tuesday 7/21. (You don't need to be registered to vote).

If you vote for our team - come back here an leave a comment for us and I'll enter you into a drawing to win a $5 GC to my shop. The contest runs for 4 weeks so come back next week to vote again! I do ask that you are honest & really place a vote if you want to enter for the GC - OK?

Here is a look at their awesome LO's! This week there theme was music and they chose songs from U2.

By Melissa:


By Heather - Heather also made this in to a QP for you - you can grab it here:


By Erica:


By Katie - she even made her's into a QP for you - you can grab it here:


By Fran:


And the winner of last weeks GC is Wendy from Neverland Scraps - be looking for a pm with your code & thanks everyone for voting!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Where is YOUR sense of Adventure? New KIT and a Freebie!

I have a new kit release today!

Sense of Adventure - by Happy Scrap Girl Designs



You can also purchase the alpha on it's own (it is included in the full kit):

Sense of Adventure Alpha - by Happy Scrap Girl Designs




You have to see what my CT did with this kit - they totally ROCKED IT!!




















The SM CT even played with this a bit - check them out - they are AWESOME too!







When I was making this kit I actually started with a light green instead of the blue and changed it at the last minute. The green looks really great with it as well, so I decided to offer part of it as a freebie here on my blog.

You can download it here. The password is happy



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Want to win a gift card to my shop?

That got your attention!!

My Fab CT (have I mentioned lately how MUCH I adore them???) - has entered a contest at DSA called Battle of the Creative teams. They are playing using my products & are hoping to get a chance to win big! They worked super hard this past week and turned out some AWESOME LO's!

Well I'll do anything (and everything) I can to help them win! SO I want to ask you to help them by going to this link at DSA and voting for "Happy's Scrap Girls" before 11:59pm EST on Tuesday 7/21. (You don't need to be registered to vote).

If you vote for our team - come back here an leave a comment for us and I'll enter you into a drawing to win a $5 GC to my shop. The contest runs for 4 weeks so come back next week to vote again! I do ask that you are honest & really place a vote if you want to enter for the GC - OK?

Here is a look at their awesome LO's!

From Melissa: The Joy of Childhood


From Erica: "Irish Princess"


From Katie: Smidge of Dirt




From Heather: "Adorable You"






And from Fran: Zebras

Also again slacker here - completely forgot to post my new date labels here on Friday....





I've been a total slacker on this, but 2 of my designer friends have recently nominated me for the "one Lovely Blog"award :-) AW - aren't they sweet :-) Although I think I should really be nominated for the "Slacker blog"award - so they have that one, LOL?


Anyhow I was nomitated by Tracy of Trixie Scraps Designs and Lina of LDrag Designs. Thanks girls!

Now what I have to do with this award are the following:

1. Put the award on my blog

2. Include a link to the person who gave you this award

3. Nominate 7 or more blogs

4. Leave a message on their blog that they have a blog award!!!


Here are my nominees!
Denise
Leslie
Heather
Britt
Andrea
OK - I have to think about them a bit more to get 2 more people & LINK them....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Scrapping & more Givaways and a New Tutorial!

I scrapped again - it feels like it's been ages! I'm really trying to focus on getting more pages done. So here is one of my sweet little girls. They had their picture taken last week at a photo studio.



I used this fabulous kit by my friend Maria called Summer Solstice. Click here for full credits.


My AWESOME CT is still giving away tons of my new products! Right now, Heather has 2 givaways - one here at SM where you can win these Frame Packs ....















She also has one here at DSA where you can win these CU Watercolor Overlays...





One thing I LOVE about these overlays is that they are provided in FULL color. That makes it super easy to recolor them to get multiple colors on one paper.



I wrote a quick tut for you



The colored ones that are in the package are actually hand painted by me. They are so easy to use to create new papers.
Here's how you do it it:
First, I have a small sample for you here if you want to download it to follow the tut.


1.) Open the colored version of my overlay.


2.) I have PSCS3 and I use the "Select Color Range Tool" ( Got to Select --> Select Color Range).



3.) That will bring up a pop up box. Use the eye dropper to select one color on the overlay. The selected area will show in the square in the pop up box as white. Use the slider to adjust the selection slightly (it kinda gives it more feathered edges).



4.) If you want to select more than one color use the eyedropper button with a plus next to it. I think you need to click it twice if you want to select more than one color.



5.) Once I have the area selected, I make a new layer and fill the selection area with the color that I want it to be.



6.) I just keep picking colors and creating additional layers until I have the mix that I want.



7.) After that, I add a solid layer (my base color) under all of the newly created layers (but above the original overlay layer).



8.) Next I duplicate the original overlay and convert it to black & white and move it to the top layer.



9.) Then I play with my blend modes & use brushes until I get it too look the way that I'd like.



I'm not sure what software you have, but you can also almost the same technique using PSE by using the magic wand tool and then creating new layers with each color. The wand tool can be a bit more pixilated sometimes, so you may need to feather the selection by a couple of pixels so you don't have funky transitions between colors.



I'm certain that this technique can be achieved with other software programs as well.



You can see where I used this technique on this paper - the kit was blues and creams, but you can easily adapt it for multi color kits with the technique listed above. It works very well for all color themes - bright & bold, or soft and muted. I added an inked edge overlay to this as well.




Hope you find this helpful and good weekend!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Want a chance to win?

My CT is giving away TONs of my new products over the next 2 weeks! You can have a chance to win by checking out their posts at ScrapMatters, DST, DSA and maybe some other great places!

Here is a couple of links if you want to give it a try...

Alli has a givaway at DST
Katie has a givaway at DSA that can be used for CU as well

Good luck!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

30% off all Kits & Paper Packs!


ScrapMatters is having a celebration, and my ENTIRE shop is on sale!



There are some awesome deals to be had 30% off personal use & 25% off CU items PLUS free items with $10.00 & $20.00 purchases!

This MEGA template pack is free with any $20 purchase...



All of my kits and paper packs are on sale - check them out...

Girls Rock by Happy Scrap Girl Designs, Jeni Hopewell Designs & Brenda Smith Designs



Fairy Princess by Happy Scrap Girl Designs & GG Digital Designs



One Fine Day by Happy Scrap Girl Designs




The Key to Happiness



Wild



Winter Shimmer by Happy Scrap Girl Designs and Haynay Designs



Basic Black Pack



Cardstock Basics ~ The Spring Line



Color Me Happy Worn Papers


Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Celebration SALE (personal and CU) & FREE with puchase!

ScrapMatters is having a celebration, and my ENTIRE shop is on sale!




There are some awesome deals to be had 30% off personal use & 25% off CU items PLUS free items with $10.00 & $20.00 purchases!

This MEGA template pack is free with any $20 purchase...



Here are just a few of my great products that are on sale..

One Fine Day by Happy Scrap Girl Designs



Say it Like it is Frame Pack by Happy Scrap Girl Designs


Baggin It 3 CU Overlays



Kelly's Apple Farm Quick Pages by Happy Scrap Girl Designs and Pressed Petals Designs




The Key to Happiness



The Key to Happiness Quick Pages - Layout design by Pressed Petals Designs

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Watercolor Overlays - Vol. 2 by Happy Scrap Girl Designs