Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Release Tuesday!

Good morning everyone!  I have a new set of templates in the shop today for 20% off through Friday!  Cute & Quirky Templates:
Use coupon code NEW20 for 20% off through Friday!  Here are a few layouts from my CT girls using the templates!

They also used my Summer Days kit as well, which can be found here!  Hope you have a great week and I will be back with a new tutorial soon!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A few CT layouts!

Hey everyone!  Sorry for the break- it has been busy around here!  I have some CT layouts to share with you today from some random kits, so here we go!

Lion Tamer from Jamie using Noah & Co kit:

Another one from Jamie using It's a Boy Thing: 

Summer Fun by Amy using Fresh N Funky 3 templates and Summer Days kit:

 Jeep by Amy using It's A Boy Thing kit:

Another one from Amy using S'mores & Campfires kit:
I just wanted to share those quick to show what a great job my CT does for me!  Thanks girls!
Also, Tutorial Thursday will now be once a month, the first Thursday of each month!  I am also working on having a Freebie Friday, so when I get it figured out how to add those on here, I will get started with that as well!  Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Release Tuesday!

Hey everyone!  Hope your week is going well so far!  I'm excited cuz I get to open the windows up in my house this morning lol!  It has been hot and humid here in Nebraska lately and this morning is cloudy, cool, and there is a wonderful breeze coming through the windows!  Ahhh...the simple things that make me happy!  Today is new release tuesday and today I am releasing It's A Boy Thing kit over at Scrapable.  It is a fun kit with all things boy :)

Two of my CT girls did some FABULOUS layouts with my kit and using some of my templates as well!  Thank you Kelley and Sharon- you are awesome!!

Use coupon code NEW20 to save 20% off this kit through Saturday!  Hope everyone is having a great week and I hope to be back on Thursday with a new tutorial!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tutorial Thursday: Creating a Scalloped Border

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous week so far!  I am going to share a tutorial with you today on how to create a scalloped border using your shape tools and brush tool!  I LOVE the look of scallops and you can easily create your own in any size you like- it is a breeze!  So let's get started!

First of all, open a new document.  I made mine 12 inches x 12 inches at 300 dpi.  I like to do all my elements on a 12x12 doc so I can see what size they will be on the actual layout.  Start a new layer and grab your brush tool.  Select a hard round brush and use these settings:  Diameter 200 px, hardness 100%, and spacing 100%.
Next you start at the top of your page and holding down the shift key, create a straight row of round brushes down the page.
Go ahead and start a new layer and grab your rectangle tool or rectangular marquee tool, either works for this.  If you are using your rectangular marquee tool, just be sure to use paintbucket tool to fill the shape.  Next make a thin rectangle the same length of your circle border.
The next step is to move the rectangle on top of the circles to have a straight edge on one side like so:
You can now merge the two layers by going to Layer-Merge Down or by deleting your background layer or hiding it and then going to Layer-Merge Visible.  Make sure you do not flatten image with the white background.  Your next step is to crop the image so it is a little more manageable.
Your last step is to go ahead and save it as a png file so you can use it over and over again!  You can recolor it, clip a solid paper to it, clip a patterned paper to it.  The possibilities are endless!  Now you can go make your own scalloped border to add to your stash!  Play around with different sizes of brushes to make a larger scallop or smaller scallop!  Feel free to ask me any questions!  You can always contact me at laceybittner@hotmail.com!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A new release!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  My week is all crazy because of the long weekend.  We had a great time at our friends' wedding on Saturday and they had great weather for it!  Monday was the birthday party for my hubby and then some fireworks and that was fun also!  Now it is back to everyday life!  I have a new release in my shop- Fresh N Funky 3 Templates.
My CT girls have outdone themselves again!  Here are a few layouts from them using the new templates and I LOVE how they changed them up!

Also, come check out Scrapable's Scavenger Hunt!
Have a great week!  Be back soon with another new release and some tutorials!