Monday, February 21, 2011

Manic Monday Sale - 50% off Vintage Frames!

It's Manic Monday and you know what that means! Here are some beautiful CU Vintage Frames to use your LO's or in your designs. You can grab them right now for 50% off - but only until the end of Monday- so get them quick!

Vintage Frames by Happy Scrap Girl Designs

Friday, February 18, 2011

Textures that you will LOVE!

Painted Textures

This week I had a lot of fun painting some new textures for you. There are many different paint techniques used on these overlays. Use them for papers or unique painted elements (I'm LOVING these for frames!) . Get out of a design rut by mixing these in with your "go-to" texture papers. They are provided in full color so that you can easily change the colors for your own use.


Texture Files: Baggin' It Vol 4

Every designer knows that you need great textures to make great papers! These textures are amazing. They easily add the perfect amount of texture to your designs. Convert them to black & white and use the overlay or soft blend mode for perfectly textured designs. Keep them in full color and add a pattern over top for an easy craft style paper.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Actions can make you MORE productive!

Here is my new PNG Layer Saver Action!
This action is a MUST have for anyone that makes templates for sale, freebies or CT work.

Here's how it works. Open any template (psd or tiff). Then select one of the 7 actions based on an estimate of the number of layers in your template. If you have 27 layers in your template, for example, select the action for 30 layers. The action will then take each layer in your template and save it as an individual png file. It will remove any layer styles before saving (including drop shadows) and keep the same proportions of your page. Each png will be saved in numerical order, which makes it super easy for your customers to re-assemble the pngs in their programs (such as DIP or SBC+). It will then make a 600x600 pixel preview of the template to include with your pngs.

There are actions included for as few as 6 layers or as many as 100 layers. Could you imagine saving 100 png layers by hand? Oh my! But by including png files with your templates, you are able to widen your customer base to scrapbookers who use programs that don't accept psd or tiff files. SBC+ (by Creative Memories) and DIP are just 2 of the programs that can use your templates saved as pngs. And the action for 6 layers is perfect for designers who create layered pattern overlays for commercial use!

The zip file includes detailed instructions on how to use the action. It also includes a link to a free script on the web that will count your layers (for PSCS users only).

If you have purchased the original version of this action, please check your emails (and spam folder) as I am offering discounted upgrades to you. If you have purchased it and did not receive the upgrade email, please email me and include your original invoice number.

Speaking of timesaving tools....

Every designer and scrapper I know is looking for ways to save time in their creation process. Be sure to check out some of my other time saving actions too!

Exciting ScrapMatters News...

If you've ever wanted to be a designer for ScrapMatters, here is your chance! We are hosting the 2nd Design Star Contest!!! Click the image for details!!

And now for this weeks freebie list. Please feel free to link up your freebies for the week!