Magic of Beginnings Wrap-Up

Can you believe we are already at the end of December (and of 2016)?!?  The Peers had a blast this month sharing their digital techniques and playing with The Magic of Beginnings kit – and we hope you enjoyed it too!  Just a reminder that the download links for all of the Kit contributions will expire on January 15, 2017 – so make sure you grab the entire collection while you can.


The Magic of Beginnings giveaway may be coming to a close, but the tutorials and inspiration will continue on the blog.  The Peers will be bringing you new techniques, tutorials and product reviews throughout the upcoming year.  Be sure to check back regularly for lots of digital art inspiration (Peer posts generally appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).



Speaking of inspiration – you still have time to submit a layout for the December Challenge (entries are due by December 31) using The Magic of Beginnings Collection (and there are three prizes up for grabs)!  Since this is the last Peers blog post in December, I thought it might be nice to take stroll back through all of the tutorials and digital inspiration from the month (with links back to the original blog posts with the kit download links).


We kicked off The Magic of Beginnings celebration with a fun animated GIF Technique:


Creating Animated GIF Layouts in Photoshop


Next up was a fabulous black & white photo technique by Kim:


Create Stunning Black and White Photos with Silver Efex Pro an article by Kim Still



Jana brought us an artsy template tutorial:




Up next was a hybrid DIY canvas tutorial by Lisa B.:




Then a sparkly, glitter tutorial by Christa:





Janelle showed us how to add a bokeh effect to our photos:





Next up was a dimensional alpha technique:




Lisa Corbin-Polak showed us how to play with blending modes:





Yobeth walked us through six of her favorite design techniques:




Michele brought us an amazing heritage photo technique:




Kat showed us how to get stretch our digi-scrapping budget with mini-kits:



Magic Of Beginnings - Mini Kits



And finally, Jen showed us how to speed up our creative process:




Thank you for sharing The Magic of Beginnings adventure with us this month – we hope you had some fun and lots of creative inspiration along the way.  And another big THANK YOU to all of the amazing designers who contributed to the collection!  Here is one last peek at the preview (remember, you can find all the download links at the bottom of each blog post):


Magic of Beginnings Collection




Magic of Beginnings download links are no longer available.


Have a safe and happy New Year and we’ll see you with a whole new month of photography tutorials and inspiration on the Scrapaneers Blog in January!


Until next year ~





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  • flowersgal December 30, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you to all the designers and article writers for this fabulous month of tutorials and freebies. I looked forward to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday knowing a little surprise was waiting.

  • AJ December 30, 2016   Reply →

    What an amazing collection of tips, tricks and ideas! There’s so much here to digest. Thank you all for your work and for sharing!

  • Mary Merrifield December 30, 2016   Reply →

    I can’t agree more with everything that was already said. It was an amazing kit and set of tutorials.

  • karen robinson December 30, 2016   Reply →

    I finally have time to go through and collect all the Magic of Beginnings goodies but where do I find them??

    • Judie Barger December 30, 2016   Reply →

      The download links are at the bottom of each blog post. If you click on the images in this post it will take you to each of the tutorials and related downloads.

  • Carol December 30, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you so much for all of the beautiful kits – and….AND… for the tutorials that will continue. These have been so helpful and creative. I have a bookmark here that will bring me back time and again. Thank you ladies. It was a TREAT!!

  • Christine Bishop December 30, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you for this wonderful series of tutorials, tips, articles, and beautiful scrapbook supplies.

  • Teresa Kauffman December 30, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you to everyone who contributed their wisdom in the tutorials, and to the designers who made this beautiful scrapbook kit!

  • Dawn B. December 30, 2016   Reply →

    This month with you was filled with so much inspiration for me! I even learned some things I didn’t know how to do. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Poodle December 30, 2016   Reply →

    thanks for all the wonderful work that was shared with us !

  • R December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you so much!! I have learned a lot from these tutorials 🙂

  • Christine December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you to all of the generous and gifted designers for the wonderful freebies and also for the great tutorials. Haven’t had time to read through thoroughly but have bookmarked them for future reference. Thank you once again and Happy New Year to you all xx

  • vivi December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you so much. both for the kit, which is nothing short of amazing ,and the great useful tutorials. Happy New Year to every one.

  • LeeAnn Snare December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you for all of the kits and the tutorials! The generosity of all has given us all a beautiful kit to scrap many layouts. Thank you again! I hated for it to end!

  • Libby Wiers December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you so much for all the tutorials and free goodies. I’ve little or no time to play in December, but I’m hopeful for January.
    And this recap was helpful since the archive I bookmarked was missing Dec 16…and now I have it all.
    It’s been so helpful.

  • aerobigirl December 31, 2016   Reply →

    Thanks for this giant collaboration kit. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon it, but one of the mini kits is what led me here, and caused me to join Champions. Beautiful kits and wonderful education platform.

  • Sandra January 1, 2017   Reply →

    Thanks so very much for the wonderful tutorials and the fabulous kit! It was so much fun.

  • Kimberly Goodman January 1, 2017   Reply →

    Thank you!

  • Ann January 1, 2017   Reply →

    Thank you and all the designers for this lovely huge kit. I only discovered this site just before Christmas through Karen from Snickerdoodles newsletter and am so impressed. I have only had time to work through the first tutorial and made a LO which I only finished this morning for New Year and I have uploaded it to FB and two other sites. I will be uploading it here to the gallery. I hope these tutorials will still be available for some time.

  • DEE January 2, 2017   Reply →

    OMGosh… what wonderful shares, designers! Of course I’ve nabbed the beautiful kits y’all have provided – but I bookmarked this page so that I might refer to these GREAT tutorials. THANK YOU so much all, this is the best “train ride” I’ve ever taken!

  • Grandmaw January 3, 2017   Reply →

    A Very BIG Thank you everyone, for a very interesting block of different subjects regarding scrapbooking, they will be a great help to me now and in
    the future.
    Also thank you everyone for contributing some lovely minikits or alpha kits, they all each individually creates a lovely magic beginnings.
    Happy New Year everyone

  • Lori January 4, 2017   Reply →

    THANK YOU so much to all of those who contributed to this gorgeous mega. I for one, appreciate it more than you can ever know. I loved learning new tips and tricks from the blog posts and am so happy that I can find more inspiration.

  • Karen January 4, 2017   Reply →

    Agree with everything said about the totorials and tips and especially thankful for all the mini kits, templates, Alphas – love them all thank you!

  • Angi T. January 6, 2017   Reply →

    thank you for all the mini-kits, templates, goodies, etc. And especially for the tutorials! I know I will go back to them again and again for inspiration and help.

  • Cheryl January 9, 2017   Reply →

    Thank you everyone who helped make Magic of Beginnings. All was so much fun and very informative. Thank you so much for everything. It was all so much fun and great learning. Thank you

  • Shirley Kimbrough January 9, 2017   Reply →

    My sincere thanks to all the caring designers and tutorial writers for this Magic of beginning Collection. I am so grateful for the privilege given to me as a recipient of this Welcoming New Year, New Life Collection. Thanks for leaving this available until the middle of this month. I was late starting and then life stepped in. Happy New Year. Grambie 🙂

  • Mary K. January 15, 2017   Reply →

    This indeed was the best gift out there! As Shirley stated above, “then life stepped in”. So even though I am probably the last one to download this fabulous free bundle by such awesome designers, and didn’t even leave comments, I’m ashamed! This page is bookmarked because now I will have time to watch all those great tutorials. Please let these designers know how much they are appreciated for their generosity in sharing their talent, time and knowledge. This collection is so deeply personal for so many of us and we are deeply grateful that we are able to use it and let the healing begin for the hard times and the joy shine for those happy times. Thank you so much!

  • Sandy Boeshart January 15, 2017   Reply →

    I’m just now downloading all these beautiful gifts and thank you all so much!! I’ve been out of town and life just seemed to get in the way of getting these until now. Love the tutorials too!!!!

  • Rach3975 January 15, 2017   Reply →

    Thank you for the great tutorials and beautiful minis!

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