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.

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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

iDSD, your chance to win a future release and sales, sales, sales !

Happy iDSD everyone ! :)

I hope you are truly enjoying your scrapping time and all the sales. There are some great deals out there, and the Scrapyrus Designs store sure is no exception.

The more you buy, the more you save ! Up to 50% off !

And that's not all, you have the chance to win a Scrapyrus Designs future release, tailor made to your desires.

Link us up to the color / theme inspiration of your choice and 
if your entry is picked, you will win the release based on your inspiration.

It can be a picture from the web, a picture that you have taken yourself, an art work, maybe even a piece of clothing, anything that can get the Scrapyrus Designs creative juices flowing.

You are more than welcome to enter more than once, but please post it in separate comments.
Unfortunately, anonymous comments can not be considered unless the comment itself contains a name.
All comment between now and November 4th 23:59 EST (blog time) will be considered to win.

I can't wait to see what you come up with ! Good luck.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Release: Indian Summer & a Freebie!

Even though Summer is my favorite season I have to admit that fall colors can just be stunning!  I can slide into the Fall season easier when it is an Indian Summer and I get to soak up the sunshine and warm weather as long as possible.  With all that rich sunshine comes some pretty brilliant fall colors which are captivated in Scrapyrus Designs new kit:  Indian Summer.  Those gold and red tones just light up the forest trees and make you believe you've dropped into an enchanted land.

Indian Summer showcases all those magnificent tones and will bring your fall photos to life.

Indian Summer: kit | worn papers | alphas | borders | journal cards | 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.

Just look what the CT has created with this stunning collection:

 by Connie
by Carol

The lucky winner of this kit is Diane Howard. Congratulations !
Please send an email to scrapyrusdesignsteam at gmail dot com to claim your prize. You have to claim it within one week.

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Newsletter freebie:

And another freebie for you, loyal blog readers!!  Here is your free set of numbers coordinating with Indian Summer collection :

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scrap Stacks Feature: Sweet Heart

Scrapyrus Designs is featured in this month's Scrap Pack at ScrapStacks!  You can get all 4 kits/templates shown for just $5.00!  Click on the image below to pick up this great deal!

Here is a closer look at Sweet Heart by Scrapyrus Designs included in this bundle deal:

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

And here is a look at what our talented CT created using Sweet Heart:

by Connie
by Connie 
 by Lisa