Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guess where I'm guesting?

Hello!!

I’ll bet you are surprised to find me blogging on a Thursday!!  I’m SO excited that I’m guesting this month at Scrap Orchard and I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to tell you!!!

I have a bunch of products to tell you about, but I also wanted to point you to a new tutorial I posted this week on my blog… Tutorial- Save some hard drive space–converting psd files to tiff files, the quick way!  It’s like spring cleaning for your computer!!

Now for those new products I mentioned! 

Grab some cardboard overlays to add some fun new textures to your Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Pages! Use them as whole for interesting papers or cut them up for unique elements!

 

Ideas for use:

  • Recolor to coordinate with your current kit.
  • Add overlays and brushwork to make interesting papers
  • Use with a clipping mask to make an interesting edge showing through another paper
  • combine with your own shape templates to make unique elements such as journaling blocks, torn pieces, frames, buttons or tons of other shapes

I’m also moving these 2 products over to my guest store at ScrapOrchard.  You can get them for 20% off

This action is perfect to save anyone who makes templates or layered pattern files TONS of time! You can very quickly save each layer as an individual png file (will remove drop shadows too) in numerical order.  It is one of my best selling products!   

Chevron or zig-zag patterns are a HOT trend right now.  Are you including them in your kits? You can easily change each layer to a color to match your kit or use your blend modes for a more subtle monochromatic paper design.  I’ve added these to my SO guest shop too so you can save 20% off!

 

Last week I completely spaced and forgot to send you a newsletter! I released some new things at my SHC guest spot that ends at the end of this month.

For those of you still finishing up your Halloween products, here are some layered element files – 20% off this weekend!

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I also loaded my favorite Worn Out Overlays set to my SHC shop..  it’s 20% off this weekend too!

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Thanks for reading my newsletter – I’ll be back next week to celebrate DSD!! Get your wish lists ready!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tutorial: Save some hard drive space–converting psd files to tiff files, the quick way!

Don't you just love it when you learn something new??


Recently, I was organizing some template packs and I always save my LO's as tiff files - they take up less space that way, and I can see what they are without having to open them first. So I decided to save all of the digital scrapbook templates I had downloaded as tiffs too. Until I realized that I had to save each one, lol!


But I figured out how to process a whole folder of them at once! I thought it would be helpful to share for anyone that makes templates or just wants to convert their psd files to tiff files.


Ready?
This only works for Photoshop (PS) users (I thought I found a way to do it in PSE, but it doesn't compress the tiff files so they end up HUGE!) Go to File, Scripts, Image Processor.



Then in the pop up box (pictured below)...
Step 1 select the folder you want to process
Step 2 save it in the same location
Step 3 File type - save as tiff - make sure LZW compression is checked.
       *If you want to get fancy and save a smaller size jpg of your LO or template, say for your gallery or for the psd file thumbnails if you are selling templates - you can also save as jpg and resize to 600 pixels and it will save both at the same time
Step 4 preferences included ICC profile (this was the default)
Step 5 click Run and go get something to drink or switch the wash over

This will save which ever options you choose in a new folder right inside the folder you are processing.

If you are a scrapper or a designer looking to save some hard drive space, consider converting your psd layouts, templates, product previews and working files to tiffs – you’ll be amazed at how much extra space you gain!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

DSD Pre-sale and Clearance!!

 

TGIF friends!!  I hope you have some fun weekend plans coming up! 

I (like so many of you) am working hard to prepare for DSD in a couple of weeks.  Which had me thinking that this would be a great time to have a little sale on some of my CU goods to help YOU finish up those projects in time!

This sale is only at my SHC guest shop – but don’t worry, there are lots of great products to pick from.  Sale ends Thursday!

I’ve also added 2 BRAND new products to my SHC shop… both on sale for 35% off too!! 

Page Edgers have always been one of my best selling products. They can be used SO many ways.  You can use them to make an edge that looks grungy, inked, sanded. Use them to blend 2 papers together (like a patterned paper with a solid showing though the backside) or add a chipboard or cardboard edge. 

I also have these FUN Messy Splatters too! They are available in both .abr and .png files for both PS and non PS users.  Perfect for adding interest to papers and elements, or creating messy stamps for your kit – or the perfect finishing touch to your newest layout!

 

Today I’m also releasing Paper Pretties 4 at ScrapMatters… 

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and ScrapMatters is having a huge clearance event!! Be sure to check it out.  Here are all of my clearance products – there is even some CU included here!!

Christmas Cookies Bonus AlphasEveryday FlairBerry-licious: Little Red AlphaGrungy Boys Worn Paper PackDays of the Week Frame PackWinter ShimmerP365 = Everyday Life ~ Template Set 2So Flakey Vellum AlphaHappy Go LuckyPaparazzi Layered Template 2-PackP365 = Everyday Life ~ Template Sets 1 & 2The Key to HappinessBaggin' It (Personal & Commercial Use)Everyday Life TemplatesWorn Neutrals Paper PackP365 = Everyday Life ~ Template Set 1Everyday AlphaOne Fine DayShape It Up Text Paths and ShapesWorn Out Element Overlays - Personal and Professional Use!Christmas Gift

That’s all I’ve got for today! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Did you miss it?

This week I’m playing catch up and waiting for my new laptop to be delivered.  I opened my CU grab bag and I posted some new freebies on my blog (keep reading for the links…) 

My grab bag has been revealed and everything is now in the store.  AND – it’s on sale for 20% off this weekend only!

Paper Pretties 4

Paper Pretties 4

Happy Patterns Vol 9

Happy Patterns Vol 9

 

{CU} Buttons Vol. 2

{CU} Buttons Vol. 2

 

Fabric Overlays Vol. 2

Fabric Overlays Vol. 2

 

And incase you missed it, I have a couple of freebies on my blog this week.

 

I made up a weekly planner that includes a menu planner to help you get organized, one week at a time!  You can download it for free on my blog…

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And I have a little CU freebie that could absolutely be used in personal use LO’s too!

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I’ll be anxiously waiting at the window for the delivery man today – can’t wait for that new laptop to arrive!! AND then I have some new goods almost ready to go in the shop for you next week.  I may even have another freebie for you!

Have a wonderful weekend!