Realistic Text Blending

I have always been a fan of making my scrapbook pages look more realistic.  After taking Tiffany Tillman‘s Keeping it Real class, my desire to broaden my horizons in this area has grown.  I am constantly tweaking my pages now with shadows and blending to hopefully accomplish this.  While I have a long way to go, I am starting to pick up a few tricks to help me along my way.

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Creating Digital Sticker Art

Hello everyone – and Happy December!  Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close already?  Although there aren’t any new classes on Scrapaneers this month, we will be posting new techniques and interviews on the Blog, so make sure you check back often this month.  AND definitely make sure to take advantage of the 20% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, because it ends today.  You can also get the early bird price on three new workshops that will premiere in January 2014: Crafting with Karla Dudley, The Art of Photography with Amanda Taylor and The Digital Scrapbooker’s Guide to Shadowing with Tiffany Tillman.  But hurry, because those discounts will end soon.

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Flash Class Giveaway | Krafting with Karla

We’re excited to host our first flash class giveaway featuring Karla Dudley’s new workshop Krafting with Karla. We’re all HUGE fans of Karla and want to know how she pulls her unique layouts together. Just exactly what is in Karla’s bag of tricks? And how does she do that design voodoo that she does so well? Finally, she’s going to tell us!

 

Krafting with Karla is packed full of digital play, digital scrapbooking goodies, fun and weekly video prompts. And Karla will scrapbook right alongside you as the lessons are provided via live demonstrations — she’ll be there with you every step of the way!

 

And TODAY ONLY, one lucky winner will win a complimentary seat into Karla’s new workshop!

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Blending + 3D = FABulous!

Hello everyone!  Judie here to talk to you about two of my favorite things about digital creation – blending and adding dimension.  While these techniques may seem mutually exclusive (one is flat and graphic, while the other is dimensional and realistic), they each bring out the best design attributes in the other when you combine them together.

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No More Kids? What Do I Scrap?

Hi again. I’m here with an installment for you empty nesters (or soon to be empty nesters, or even those of you that just wonder what you can scrap about other than your life with your kids). I sure hope that you’ll join me in Kelly Sill’s Empty Nest Scrapbooking workshop where we can explore more ideas and trade tips for identifying those non-kid related memories that we may want to preserve. This week we are focusing on gathering old photos and a bit of research into the eras of our past.

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Keeping it Real (with Help)

So, you’ve signed up for Tiffany’s free Keeping It Real Workshop? What, not yet? Or yes, but I haven’t watched the videos yet? Well, what are you waiting for?

 

I have been a digital scrapper for five years now. I have definitely seen my skills improve and my layouts have improved right along with them. As I was working through the final bonus lesson for Keeping it Real, I realized that a big reason for the improvement  is that I started looking at them and asking myself, if this was paper, what would it look like? And then I started tweaking and experimenting with my shadows.

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Using Shortcut Keys

Whether you are a new digi scrapper taking classes like Sans Paper Scissors or a seasoned scrapper enrolled in The Art of Journaling, one thing everyone can benefit from is learning to use Shortcut Keys.  It seems trivial, but not having to move your mouse off of your canvas to go all the way over to the tool bar is a real time saver.  So, here, I’d like to share a few of my favorite shortcuts.

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Adding Paper-Like Elements to Layouts

Hi everyone!  It’s Kat, one of the Scrapaneer Peers. Some of you may know me from a few digi sites – and now I’m thrilled to be here, too, to share some thoughts on the Keeping It Real class by Tiffany Tillman.

 

So, here’s the deal: I have more than 10 years of digital scrapping under my belt, but I’m always looking to learn new techniques (I’m a bit geeky like that, I’ll admit). I looked at the class information for Keeping It Real and thought to myself, “Paper tearing, curling …”, those would be pretty cool to add to my pages. I’m a big fan of making my pages as realistic as possible.  I continue to improve my shadowing skills, but adding those more paper-like elements would just take things to the next level. Bonuses aside (like watching Tiffany work through her own layout, the downloadable PDF files to refer to whenever I wanted them, or the kit from Creashens), the class was free by signing up for the Scrapaneers newsletter.  Pretty much a no-brainer – I signed up and jumped in!

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Keeping it Real – Shadowing Tape with Judie

Hello everyone!  Judie here, and so excited to bring you my first post as a Scrapaneers Peer.  Have you had a chance to check out Tiffany Tillman’s Keeping it Real class yet?  It is filled with amazing tips and techniques for creating realistic looking digital pages.  You will also get an amazing kit designed by Creashens which you can use to practice all the awesome techniques.

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