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  • Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Clean, Simple Lines Using a ‘Busy’ Collection

    Love it. LOVE it. LOVE IT. Angie Brigg’s Wonderful You Collection. I just love it. In our household, however, there are not many occasions where I get to use a “pretty” or “decorative” collection. Many of my pages contain the boys or places we have been. Even the pages with Darren and me are not […]

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  • Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Unleash Your Creativity with Blending Modes

    Get more use out of this month’s club papers by mixing them together using Photoshop’s Blending modes.

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Vintage Ephemera

    Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Vintage Ephemera

    ttThis month’s ScrapSimple Club from designer Emily Abramson celebrates all things old and wonderful! Emily loves old paper and vintage elements “because they add so much personality and nostalgia to any layout. I think this month’s ScrapSimple Club has elements that are perfect for art journaling types of memory-keeping due to their vintage and shabby […]

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  • Using Digital Layout Templates

    Using Digital Layout Templates

    There comes a time in each digital scrapbooker’s life when they need a little inspiration, a little jumpstart to get their creative juices flowing, or just a little help to speed up the process. Digital Layout Templates to the rescue! These marvels of versatility are beautifully designed with our convenience in mind.

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  • How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    How to Load Actions in Photoshop Elements

    One of the greatest improvements Adobe made with Photoshop Elements 11 was to streamline how you load add-ons into the program. In previous versions, loading such items as brushes, styles, and actions involved several steps culminating in the dreaded rebuilding the metadata upon restarting your program. After Photoshop Elements, however, the process for loading actions […]

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  • Five Steps to ‘Watercolor Fabulous’ Templates!

    Five Steps to ‘Watercolor Fabulous’ Templates!

    In this tutorial, I’ll show you a fun way to color vintage overlay Templates using a watercolor brushes.

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  • Installing Patterns in PSE

    Installing Patterns in PSE

    I’m going to cover two methods for installing pattern files. The first method involves loading the file as opposed to installing it. The second method involves installing the pattern file.

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  • A Quick Way to Age a Photo

    A Quick Way to Age a Photo

    Ginny Whitcomb’s Family Ties Collection is rich with everything a scrapper needs for making memory pages. It provides charming designs, colors, and antique-looking elements — everything needed to finally make those family heritage pages we’ve been wanting to put together. However, while you are gathering and scanning those precious old family photos, you can enjoy Family […]

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  • Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Sweet Summer

    Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Sweet Summer

    Don’t let your summer memories fade before you capture them in some layouts to enjoy forever – so grab Brandy’s Sweet Summer club to make it all come together fast!

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  • Shape Repetition for More Engaging  Layouts

    Shape Repetition for More Engaging Layouts

    Shape repetition – duplicating elements, textures, themes, or colors in a digital scrap layout – is an easy way to give your layout a compelling flow. A shape constitutes anything from the simplest form, such as a circle, to more complex ideas found in curving lines.

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