Friday, November 21, 2014

Tutorial: My Favorite Photoshop Shortcuts

This month I am not going to share a very complicated tutorial with you. I'm going to share something really useful for Photoshop users. When I create a scrapbook page using Photoshop I often use keyboard shortcuts. They are very simple to remember. Once you know them it really makes a difference in how fast I can get a page done.

Here are my favorite Photoshop shortcuts using a PC:

If you are using  Mac it's not so complicated either. Just use the cmd key instead of ctrl and opt key instead of alt.

I used the Explore kit and alpha to create this fun memo card.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Release: So Very Blessed and a FREEBIE!

So Very Blessed is a stunning new collection to scrap those things that are most meaningful to you.  Each of us have times when our hearts are full and we feel "so very blessed".  This collection has a beautiful color palette and some stunning wordart strips and pieces to convey those expressions of graefulness.  Be sure to pick this up while it is on sale!

So Very Blessed:  kit | borders| alpha | extra papers | bundle

Look for more incredible kits, deals, and bundles in the Scrapyrus Designs Store at Scrapbook Graphics.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Take a peek at what the CT made with this beautiful collection!

And now, here is that FREEBIE you've been waiting for.  Thanks to Lea for making us some super cute journal cards!

Click HERE or the image below to download.
{Sorry, this freebie has expired.}

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Gallery Pick

This layout by jenn33199 is this month's gallery pick from the Scrapbook Graphics Gallery

Congrats jenn33199!

I like how the bold blue paper strip stands out against the newsprint and her clusters are nicely done.
She used Botanica available in the Scrapyrus Designs store at Scrapbook Graphics.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Blog Challenge

Hello there, Stefanie here with a new month's challenge. Is it just me that can't believe that it's NOVEMBER already? I am keeping the challenge for this month quite simple, just because the thought of a difficult challenge is overwhelming.

I love using a mix of colour and black and white photos on my layouts. Sometimes the back grounds within the photo can be eye catching or even jarring, yet changing the photo to black and white allows the object of the photo to take the center stage. Sometimes our skin may be a little ruddy (me) or spotty (my daughter) so black and white hides these imperfections too.

This challenge leads on from Lea's challenge last month to create a monochromatic layout. This month we would love to see at least one black and white photo included on your page.

Layout by Stefanie using Indian Summer and Botanicals (retired) by Scrapyrus Designs.

Some additional layouts by Scrapyrus Design's Creative Team:

Layout by Léa using Fresh by Scrapyrus Designs.

Layout by Tia.

So here are the rules: 
1. Create a new layout using at least one black and white photo. You may have more than one and you may include some coloured photos as well.
2. Use 100% Scrapyrus Designs Products (freebies are allowed)
3. You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout, each one gets you an extra chance to win.
4. Please upload your layout(s) to a gallery and link us up in the comments before the November 25th.
5. Mr Random will pick a winner to receive a kit of their choice.

And the winner of October's challenge, thanks to Mr Random is : MarieT for this layout.
Congratulations MarieT! We really appreciate your five submissions for this challenge - way to go!

Please email scrapyrusdesignsteam at gmail dot com with the kit of your choice. 
You have one week to claim your prize.