Monday, June 27, 2011

Berry-licious Sale!!

It's finally berry picking time in my part of the country. My girls and I are headed out this morning to pick strawberries and we'll be making some home made jam this afternoon.

Since I can't take you all along with me, I thought I would put one of my favorite kits in this week's Manic Monday sale instead!! You can save 50% off Berry-licious today only, so grab it fast and get scrapping those berry pics!!

Here is some CT inspiration...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Why let your photos have all the fun? New Text Blenders!!‏

Everyone knows what photo blenders or masks can do for your layouts. But have you tried using them on your journaling? What? It doesn't work so great? You're right, because with photo masks/blenders, you clip your image to the mask - covering up the solid colored mask shape. Try that with text and you'll still see the mask behind your journaling. You could use the mask and select the area outside of it and then delete part of your text to get that same look. Oh wait... that's not a good option either. If you want to change your text after you delete part of it, you'll have to start over.

Enter Text Path Blenders! Just highlight the text on the path and start typing right over it. Your journaling will take these mask shapes and parts of it will magically fade away or become slightly distressed. Make a mistake? That's ok. With this non-destructive method, you can go back and edit your text as many times as you need to to get it just right. Change the font, color - whatever you'd like - it's really easy!
I've even included some basic instructions on how to make your edges more or less faded without changing the rest of the path.

Please note that these will work perfectly with PSE 5+ and PSCS2+ but will not work in earlier versions.

Here is some amazing CT inspiration using these new Text Path Blenders!!

by Fran...

By Kayla...

By Heidi...
{also using Cloud Nine by Elise's Pieces Designer}

By Melanie...

Text Path Blendersare 20% off this weekend only!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Botanical Grunge Brushes & pngs


Happy Friday to you!

I'm sorry I'm so late in posting this today. We have finally listed our house, so I am determined to do all of my "chores" before I sit down to work each day. This mornings cleaning led to switching out my youngest daughters clothes. All of her winter things are now packed away and her summer dresses and shorts are ready for her to use. I ended up with a garbage bag full of clothes that she will have outgrown by the fall, so those are headed to my sisters house for her little girl.

I promised my daughter some time with me after torturing her to try on all of her clothes, so we spent some time reading in the hammock in the yard.

Now that we are back inside, I figured I'd better get a move on this before I find something else that needs my attention, lol!

My youngest and I have been going for walks every morning after my oldest daughter gets on the school bus. This week as we were on our walk, we traveled past my neighbors house. She is a good, good friend of mine and just adores my children. Last year, she injured her back. She had dr's orders to not do anything that would be strenuous on her back. So she wasn't able to mow her lawn. She did get some help from friends (including my DH now and then) but the weeds would regularly get taller than my kids! At the end of last summer she got a handle on it and it was under control. Fast forward to this year, and she has re-injured her back - and those weeds are once again growing! So I figured that before I go over to help her pull them out, I'd find some great ones to make some fun brushes out of!! Bet you didn't see that coming, lol!

This week I have a new brush set - Botanical Grunge - courtesy of my neighbors yard, lol! There are 10 brushes in the set. They come in abr & png format.

They are on sale for 20% off this weekend only!

Here are some close up details of these brushes. The would be beautiful on papers & LO's!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!