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October 2012

Digi-Scrapbooking: Hello Weekend

I downloaded the newest version of Photo Shop Elements 11 last week and so I've been itching to play with it and do some digi-scrapbooking.  

Now, if you haven't upgraded yet don't get too freaked out by the new layout of the program. I do recommend that you download the 30 day free trial of it before buying it though...just in case it's not your cup of tea.  Yes, it does look A LOT different, but everything is still there & (drum roll...) you can now EASILY install actions!  Woo-hoo! I seriously hated the hacking that had to be done to install them in earlier versions.  Check out Jessica's video of some of the changes too...it's a great resource for getting going quickly with version 11 if you're already using previous versions.  Also, you can check out this feature tour video from Adobe.

Ok, now onto my digi-scrap'd page...

SantaBarbaraWeekend_10-12-2012_Web_View
We went away to Santa Barbara a couple of weekends ago.  I only had my cell phone with me and so I just took a few photos with it, but the randomness of the photos work well for this layout.

I'm totally loving all the arrows in this kit too! Adorbs!  Oh, and by the way, the awesome template I used for this layout is free...so go over to Megan's blog & grab it!

SantaBarbaraWeekend_10-12-2012_CloseUp1
SantaBarbaraWeekend_10-12-2012_CloseUp1

Supplies: Photoshop Elements 11; Kit: One Little Bird "Possibilities"; Paislee Press "Weekender"; Template: Designs By Megan Turnidge #32; Font: Traveling Typewriter

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Mixed Media Birthday Card

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Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

It's not often that I do mixed media on cards...and frankly I don't know why.  I really should do it!  I had fun with this card!


Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card
You can see that I used a bit of spray ink on it...and I covered the over-spray with some washi tape.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

I cut the card out with my Silhouette Cameo ("bohemian gate fold card" design) and added some doodling too it.  The teal blue leaf pattern down the side was done in my letterpress using the Petals printing plate and the "happy birthday" text was letterpressed with the one of the printing plates that comes with the letterpress.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card


I also added some bling, doodles with a white Sharpie, and some stamping on the back side of the card.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

Here's a close up of how it turned out.  I'm really liking it!  Oh, and I know I say this a lot, but don't forget that you get 20% off your Lifestyle Crafts purchases when you use coupon code "ERIN"...so stock up on letterpress and die cutting stuff!!
Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

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Snowflakes

It's finally cooling off here in SoCal, it's even supposed to rain later this week. -I am SO thankful for that! I'm really hoping that the hot, hot summer is behind us because I am really ready for my favorite time of the year...fall!

Most of the year I'm working on publishing editorial calendar which runs way ahead of "real time"...and I'm sure you can guess how fun it is to work on Christmas things in the summer.  ;)  Well, here's a bit of winter to get us all in the mood for season changes...and it may even create a bit of panic that winter will be here before we know it! The snowflake dies I used are part of the NEW Wintertide collection at Lifestyle Crafts.  

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Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett

I grabbed few pieces of scrap cardstock and covered half of them with scor-tape and half of them with foil tape.
Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett

 

I then ran them through my die cutting machine (most of the popular brands of die cutting machines will cut these dies).
Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett

 

Once I peeled off the liner on the scor-tape snowflakes I just poured on some fine glitter . The scor-tape is SO sticky that it works REALLY well for glitter!
Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett

 

And then I just layered them up and stuck a brad through the center of each snowflake cluster. 
Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett


Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett
Christmas Snowflake Frame 2 - Lifestyle Crafts - Erin Bassett

PS - I downloaded this printable here after finding it on Pinterest...Thanks Rebecca!! You can follow me on Pinterest here!

 

 

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