Monday, February 3, 2014

Sand Angel

I created this fun layout with the Brown Paper Bag Combo by Polka Dot Pixels which is one of this week’s freebies.  I wanted to create a layout with some pictures of my oldest granddaughter at the beach and the colors from this paper pack worked very well. 

Allie 12x12-002

I recently upgraded to PaintShop Pro X6 and I’ve been playing with some of the cropping and background removal tools.  I was very surprised at how easy is to do and love the effect.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I made this layout for a challenge at the Paper Wishes forum.  The criteria was to use tea bag folding on a layout.  Since nearly all of my scrapbooking layouts are digital, I didn’t think I would be able to join in on this challenge, but then I got an idea.  Why not make some tea bag tiles from one of the digital paper packs I bought from Paper Wishes?


To make the tiles, I created a photo box 1.75” square, then I dragged one of the background papers into the square and zoomed in on the upper left corner.  I copied the box 8 times and printed the tiles.  After cutting the tiles out, I inked the edges, then I used a simple kite fold to create a frame.  After assembling the frame, I scanned it, then used PaintShop Pro to remove the background and saved it as a .png.

I moved the finished frame into the same MyMemories embellishments folder where I keep the embellishments for this paper pack so I can use it again if I need to. 

Materials List:

  • Soft Nostalgia digital paper pack (Paper Wishes)
  • 23 Blooms & Leaves Cutting and SVG files (Paper Wishes)
  • Lacy frame from Denim and Lace-(TNS)
  • Pearls from Cuddle Season-(SCA)