Filtering with PicTapGo

Hi scrappers. We’re talking about filters this month. Truth be told, I don’t use a lot of “artsy” filters on my photos or pages but I do love to improve my photos with filters. My scrapbooking style trends a bit more traditional. For editing my photos, my absolute favorite plug-in for PS/PSE is Totally Rad’s RadLab. It is a little pricey and even when you can catch it on a good sale, it might be a bit more than your scrap budget wants to shell out (but I think it is totally worth budgeting for). Enhancing photos with Totally Rad’s PicTapGo app (iPhone only) allows you to apply photo filters with ease without needing an expensive photoshop plug-in.

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Pre-made Cluster Elements to Speed Up Your Pages

Hello there my digi friends. Sometimes, you want to pull together a scrapbook page quickly. Maybe you have a short amount of time, maybe you are creating a layout for a challenge and the deadline is approaching, or maybe you have lost your mojo and just need to “make” something and you’re at a loss for where to start. For these times, I encourage you to look at pre-made clusters, borders, and/or clustered frames. These are already arranged and matched for you, allowing you to focus on the photo(s) and the stories without having to stress over what supplies to use. I love a good cluster, but sometimes I just can’t seem to make them come together. I’m going to share some of my go-to designers for these types of ready-made products and a couple of layouts using these awesome time-savers.

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Tips to Create a Faded Photo

Have you ever started making a scrapbook page and find that your photo is just fighting with your chosen papers and/or elements. Of course, one technique to eliminate this is to simply change the photo to black and white. But sometimes you want a little color.  These are some of my favorite tips to quickly create a faded version of a photo.

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Creating with Blend Modes

If you’re a big fan of Tiffany and Scrapaneers, you are probably acquainted with using blend modes on your scrapbooking pages. I certainly love using blend modes and I had so much fun playing with the Magic of Beginnings kit. As I completed this page, I was surprised at how many layers I ended up blending. So, let me share the ways that I’ve used blend modes.

 

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Mobile Workflow for Year Long Projects

This month here at Scrapaneers we’re highlighting tips to help out with sequential projects. To be honest, I have only attempted one sequential project. In fact, it is one that I’ve started several years and never kept up with it. This year, however, I may succeed with the help of embracing some help from my phone. I came up with a mobile workflow to help me keep things on track.

 

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Three Tips to Try for Art Journaling

Scrapaneers is talking about Art Journaling this month. Oh, you think you can’t do that? You think it’s a little intimidating? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Really, what could be more free-form. There are no “rules” to Art Journaling; you are free to include photos or not; embellishments, or not; words, or not. And today, I’m going to share a little of my thought process for creating what might be considered a bit of a hybrid Art Journal page and a few tips to help you get started.

 

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Where do I Start a Layout? Template

Hi again! Peer LisaCP back to share one of my favorite ways of starting a layout. I love using templates. They can help me to get started, give placement guidance, and frankly, speed things up (most of the time). Some of you may feel like you are cheating if you use a template, but I particularly love using them when I have a little time to scrap, a set of photos (or just one) picked out, but end up staring at a blank page and wondering where do I start?

 

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Pick of the Month: Fitocracy

Hi there all you Scrapaneers! It’s time for this month’s pick of the month. I’ve struggled over the last few years to get into a consistent workout routine. I thought back to the times when I did workout most consistently to see what helped me to stay motivated. I discovered that it was a couple of things: having a trainer that pushed me to do things I didn’t think I could do and a set plan.

 

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