True to her word, Karen (aka SnickerdoodleDesigns) has released even more commercial use products. These products, along with all her other CU products, are still on sale until November 30th at the SnickerdoodleDesigns shop for 30% off … Guess which product was the first to catch my eye???
A BIG thank you to all of you who have taken the time to not only leave comments, but to register for this site. I’m definitely going to have to do something special for those of you who have registered … how does a free scrap kit sound??? I hope it sounds good because I’ve been working on one and have a sneak peek for you …
I also have lots of things to tell you about, but it will have to be doled out slowly since I’m off for a quick holiday. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find some time to pop in AND fill you in on all that’s been going on. However, I will be updating and sharing things through my facebook page … so stop on by – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jilberts-bits-of-bytes/168246813315756.Read More
Before heading off for the holiday (thanksgiving is tomorrow here in the U.S.), I thought I’d wind up the short week with another freebie and a big thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my last freebie … it only encourages me to do more. If you didn’t have the time to leave a comment, that’s ok … I often forget myself.
These frames were created from vectors that I imported from Illustrator into Photoshop (this is actually my preferred way of creating things like this). They consisted of only the black lines. Using separate layers, I filled in the areas I wanted to “color” and applied styles to them. Again, I used Photoshop layer styles created by SnickerdoodleDesigns and, yes, they’re still on sale along with her other commercial use products at SnickerdoodleDesigns and theStudio until the end of the month. To download these, just click on the preview.Read More
Do you do scrapbooking challenges? I LOVE them!!! In fact, it’s what got me started with digi-scrapping. Many of the stores have them; just check in their forums for thread(s) containing the word “Challenge.” What’s more, some even reward you for doing them.
The first store/forum I ever used was the one at Memory Scraps (aka MScraps). I made all the newbie errors (as in not crediting my kits and other faux pas), but France (the challenge cop — kidding) was SO nice and patient about having to explain things to me over, and over, and over. In fact, the whole community of designers and creatives are so warm and welcoming that it’s my #1 stop at the beginning of every month. The other bonus is that for every layout, you get a point and after you earn 20 points you can cash them in for a €8 (= $10) Gift Certificate. A great way to build up your stash.
So what is all this leading up to??? It’s my way of getting to show off some of my layouts, like the one below.
Just a quick post to share some more freebies with you — this time I’ve made some snowflakes. I used SnickerdoodleDesigns’ Glass Styles – Christmas and Bronze Styles to create these. Just click on the preview to download them and to get a closer look. Also don’t forget, these and other commercial use products from SnickerdoodleDesigns are on sale for 30% off at SnickerdoodleDesigns and theStudio through the end of November.Read More
Holiday Hoopla, a collaboration between SnickerdoodleDesigns and KimberkattScraps, has made it debut and is on sale for 30% off at SnickerdoodleDesigns and at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio. Check out the kit preview –
… and, as always, there are lots of add-ons to go with the page kit.Read More
As I mentioned yesterday, I created some frames for you using some Photoshop Layer Styles from SnickerdoodleDesigns and I’m going to tell you how I made the square one. Just in case you’re not interested in seeing how I did this, you are more than welcome to just download this freebie by clicking on the preview below.
Before I start, I want you to know that I’m doing this in Photoshop CS5 Extended; however, I’m sure the process would be quite similar in Photoshop Elements. I’m also assuming that you know how to install your styles. If not, Karen (aka SnickerdoodleDesigns) has a tutorial of how it’s done on her blog and she also includes these instructions with her products.Read More
Check it out … Karen (aka SnickerdoodleDesigns) is having a 30% off sale in her commercial use shop at theStudio. Her products are amazing, but I especially love her Photoshop Layer Styles. In fact, it was from my exposure to her styles, through a sampler that she provided in a forum challenge, that we started talking and how I ended up being part of her creative team. Check out some of her latest that are currently on sale at SnickerdoodleDesigns and The Digital Scrapbooking Studio:
If you’re not a designer and wondering what you would even do with commercial use products, you really should read this post by Jen over on theStudio Blog where she talks about how she uses these CU products in her day-to-day scrapping … PLUS, she has freebie for you. AND, if you stop back here tomorrow, I’ll show you how I used Karen’s styles to create some freebies for you.Read More
Previously published on http://www.jilbert.org …
I’m currently competing in a contest for the Next Designer, again on the Digital Scrapbooking Studio site. I’ve made it past the first round and am currently waiting, waiting, waiting, to see what happens for the second round. However, I’ve decided to post a preview of the kit I made that got me past Round 1 and to make it available for you to download.Read More
Previously published on http://www.jilbert.org …
I’m always promising to write a tutorial on how I go about extracting things from photographs … and naturally haven’t done so. The main reason I haven’t done this is I have SO many different ways of doing this and really didn’t know where to start. Luckily, I’ve run across some great resources on the subject of “extracting.” Rather than write the tutorials myself, I’ve decided to provide a listing of what I’ve found with a focus on the ones I believe best apply to extracting elements for use on Polyvore. I will also try to provide a comment or two regarding my thinking on the subject covered in the tutorial. Keep in mind, I am referring to “extracting” things, not creating “tubes” or “misted tubes” … that’s an entirely different subject and, hopefully, fodder for another post.Read More