Friday, August 19, 2011

New Overlays, Fabric Flowers & Somewhere {Rainbow} Alpha

This week my girls put on some little "shows" for me - it was great fun and one of the songs they did was Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I whipped this little alpha up for a speed scrap prize at ScrapMatters & now it's available in my store. I'm certain this is my favorite alpha - ever!!

I'm also unpacking my GB to go on sale individually as well. These Fabric Flowers are FUN! They would make a great addition to that kit you are working with!

Also coming out of the grab bag are these Crackled transparent PNG overlays. The background colors are just for preview purposes. These make amazing papers or the perfect finishing touch on frames or elements!

FREEBIE ALERT!!! I know there were a few technical difficulties with the FB freebie at SM, so if you missed it, it IS still available AND you can get it HERE on SM's FB Fan Page. Sorry for the confusion!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Are you ready to PARTY??

Are you ready to party???? ScrapMatters turns 4 this weekend and we are celebrating in a BIG way!!

AND I get to be one of the LUCKY featured designers this month too! Day and I teamed up to create a CU freebie for you. SM is changing up our featured designer and insted of being in our monthly newsletter, it's now on SM's FB FAN page all month long!!!! So make sure you "LIKE" SM (oh and Happy Scrap Girl Designs too!!!) so you don't miss ANYTHING!!!

Here is the CU freebie we put together for you!!! After all, what's a birthday celebration without some presents, right???

And, we put together this GOT-TO-HAVE-IT CU Grab Bag for you too!! Now you can get a pretty good idea of what's in this bag from the preview, lol. But if you still need some convincing, check out the full previews and detailed images ---> HERE....

Now grab that bag quick and go celebrate!! It's only available until August 18th so don't miss it!!

My WHOLE shop at SM is on sale for the celebration!! AND if you are a FB fan - you can get a coupon for an extra 10% off (GB's excluded!!!).

Happy Birthday ScrapMatters!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Learn how to flip a text path - a quick tutorial & sample to play along!!

Incase you can't tell, I love a good text path! They make your pages more interesting and you can fit text into odd shaped spaces. If you purchase a pre-made text path like my Text Path Blenders, you may find you have the perfect text path shape - but it's flipped the wrong direction... You flip the layer only to find that your text is now backwards or upside down. Well, that's no good, lol!
Here is a tutorial on how to flip your text path in Photoshop.
You will need your opened text path (you can use regular text paths - step 1 only - or my Text Path Blenders). If you are going to use your Text Path Blender on a page layout, you will want to flip it in the original document. If the size of the document is changed (like when you move it to your 12x12 page) the mask will not line up with the path correctly.
If you need a Text Path Blender to test this out with, you can grab a free sample here.

1.) Click on the text layer and go to Edit -> transform path -> flip horizontal (this flips the path, but not the mask).

2.) Create a new layer above your text layer.

3.) Click and hold on the mask (black & white box to the right of the text layer) and drag it to the new layer.

4.) On the new masked layer click the little "linked" icon to the left of the mask to turn it off.

5.) Click on the new masked layer and go to edit -> transform -> flip horizontal (now your mask is flipped)

6.) Click and hold on the mask again and then drag it back to the text layer.

7.) Click the little linked icon between the mask and the text path again to re-link them.
Hope you find this tutorial useful! I'd love to see how you use it - link me up in the comments or let me know if you have any questions!