Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My Memories February Designer Blog Train

Welcome to
My Memories February Designers Blog Train.
This months gift I have for you is...

I also have a designer paper pack in the store that goes with this months freebie.
You can find it here
 Here's how it works:
You will be directed to each designers store at the MyMemories site. If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up for an account. 
 [Note: This is a one time sign up and no purchase is necessary].
Then, visit each designer's blog or FB posting for their preview and link, click on the link provided and be taken to their My Memories store, and place their gift in your shopping cart.  Check out when you have all the gifts collected.

It's a good idea to keep the list of designer links below open in a separate window to make sure you don't miss anyone.  The train runs January 16-31.



 Here is the list for all the stops on this months train...

Kathryn Estry Designs http://kathrynsdigitaldesigns.blogspot.com/
Polka Dot Chicks http://designsbythepolkadotchicks.blogspot.ca/
ADB Designs http://adb-designs.com/february-blog-train-mymemories-designers-free-through-feb-29/
Marniejo's House of Scraps http://marniejo.blogspot.ca/
Digi Deborah Designs http://bit.ly/Digi_Deb
Perline Design http://scraperline074.blogspot.be/
Staffy Scraps Designs by Stina http://cullenarydelights.blogspot.com.au/
Elizabeth's Market Cross https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth-Weaver-Designs-118236004859018/?fref=ts
Designs by Lisa Minor http://ronimasil.blogspot.com/
Happy Scrap Arts http://happyscraparts.blogspot.fr/
Ostrea Designs http://ostreadesigns.com/blog
Albums to Remember http://www.albumstoremember.com
KJD Designs https://kjddesigns.wordpress.com/
Triple J Designs http://triplejdesigns.blogspot.com/
Memory Mosaic http://bit.ly/mmscraps
QueenBrat Digital Designs http://bitsnpiecesofqbd.blogspot.com/
Caroline B. http://bbk-scrapbook-corner.blogspot.fr/
Love It Scrap It http://www.loveitscrapit.com/read-me/
Sara's Creative Adventures http://www.sarascreativeadventures.blogspot.com
Winks Art Graphics http://winksartgraphics.blogspot.com/
Crystals Creations http://crystalscreationsfs.blogspot.com/
Dilles Designs http://dilliehannah.blogspot.com/
Kristmess Designs http://kristmessdesigns.blogspot.ca/
Louise L http://louisescrap.eklablog.com/
Fran B Designs http://franscraps.blogspot.com
My Crafts by Hannah http://mycraftsbyhannah.blogspot.com/
Lins Creations https://linscreations.wordpress.com/
Touched By A Butterfly http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/
scrap’n’design by Rv MacSouli http://scrap-n-design.blogspot.com
Scraps 4 Charity http://scraps4charity.blogspot.com
Carolyn's Scrap Creations http://carolynsscrapcreations.blogspot.com.au/
KapiScrap & Art http://kapiscrap.blogspot.com
Becky's Creations http://beckyscreations.net
Day Deams 'n Designs http://daydreamsndesigns.blogspot.com/
Marie H Designs http://designsbymarieh.com/blog/
Syrena's Scrap Art http://syrenasscrapart.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by today;)

Monday, February 15, 2016

New Fluffy Besties from Sherri Baldy

I can not express just how much I am enjoying the new
from Sherri Baldy.

Today I have colored up two of her new images for you.  
Also Sherri has posted a lovely valentine surprise for you with a special savings code to her shop.
Great time to go stock up on these new adorable Fluffy Besties.


Thanks for stopping by today;)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fluffy Bestie Img032 from Sherri Baldy

I had a great time coloring up this new "Fluffy Bestie" img032.
I wanted to use this image for more than just a simple Valentine creation 
so I came up with a 
Miss You card front and I LOVE how it turned out.

You can pick up your 


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fluffy Bestie Image029 by Sherri Baldy

This was a fun image to color a new
from Sherri Baldy.

I tried grey hair on this image and love how it turned out.  
The final look on the shades turned out
totally cool as well.  What do you think?


You can purchase your very own

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New "Fluffy Besite" TM from Sherri Baldy Image030


You can purchase your "Fluffy Bestie" TM digital stamp here.
I so can not get enough of the new Fluffy Besites from  Sherri Baldy.  
They are my favorite go to 
digi stamps hands down.
You are sure to enjoy them as well so go grab a
cuppa and check though all the new digi stamp arrivals.

Cheers!!!! 

My digitally colored image fluffy img030...


 Here is the finished printable I created.  It is going to be a piece of framed art
above our coffee bar along with a card front.
Enjoy...
 
Thanks for stopping by today;)



Monday, February 8, 2016

Easter Bestie Img998

Sherri Baldy has a new
in her shop today.
You can make your purchase with the direct link above.

I have colored up my digital version and she is ready to be placed on a creation.
She is just darling!  I adore her so does DH and our little j so I am thinking of
printing her off large and framing her for the holiday.
Thanks for stopping by today;)

Adding layer styles to colored digital stamps

Today I present to you part two in my tutorial series 


In this second tutorial we are going to look at how to transform a colored digital stamp 
with layer styles.  Creating a Jazzed up version of your color filled image.
I am using PSE10 this will work in other versions as well.

First lets take a look at the image progression...

"Fluffy Bestie image007" TM from Sherri Baldy.
You can purchase this digital stamp shown below HERE and play along.

This was from Tutorial 1
In the first video I showed you how to place different colors on layers.  
This was the resulting image...
Today I will show you how to turn the image above into the image below by just adding some layer styles to each colored layer of your digital stamp image.
Photoshop styles used:
Gettin' Wet from Just So Scrappy
Color Burn Edges by Mommyish
Other sites that I purchase PS layer styles from:
Before you continue you will need to get comfortable with Photoshop style layers.  The most difficult part if you are new to the digital world is how to install the layers in your program.

Beware not all style files work with all software and software versions so make sure you are downloading styles that will work for you. 

The good news is PSE10 comes preloaded with some basic styles 
you can use on your image to get started.

So here we go the quick simple way to add style to your colored layers...
1.  Open your image
2.  Duplicate image
File
Duplicate
3.  Close or minimize original file and work from your duplicated file 
4.  Make sure your layer files are loaded and your fx panel is selected
Edit
Full
Effects
FX
(This will show all of your loaded style files you can select from)

5.  Click on the layer you wish to add style to

6.  Double click onto the layer style icon you wish to use
That quickly your basic color layer has been transformed.
You will see FX appear on your layer off to the right hand side.  If you wish to further edit this layer style double click on the fx and your style options window will appear.

7.  Repeat process until your image is complete

8.  Add color burn edge style to your layers just by clicking on the layer again and double clicking on your burn edge style icon.

In the next tutorial I will show you how to even take your image into awesomesauce territory by using the burn, highlight and brush tools. 

Thanks for stopping by today;)


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quickly Coloring Digital Stamps


Today I have for you the quick way to place basic color in your digi stamp image using
 Adobe PSE10.
I have Adobe Illustrator and full photoshop however, I prefer to color my digital stamps in PSE10.

Why you ask?
 I tend to play with other functions in the mentioned programs slowing down my progress 
and distracting my creative spirit.
Roll along with me here on this old school adventure as I show you how I quickly color digital stamps...

I used a new "Fluffy Bestie" TM img007 from Sherri Baldy.
You can purchase this digital stamp image HERE.


Tutorial:
1.  Open your digital stamp

2.  Duplicate the file
File
Duplicate

3.  Close or minimize the original file and work on the duplicated file

4.  Remove the background if you are working on a jpg file
Eraser Tool
Background Eraser
click on your digital stamp image with the background eraser to remove the white

5.  Click on your magic wand tool

6.  Select your digital stamp layer that you just duplicated
for this video my layer is called fluffy

7.  With you magic wand tool select all areas you want to have the same color fill by clicking around on your digital stamp layer

8.  Go to the top hit 
Select
Modify
Expand
2
ok

In the video since I worked ahead I already had created a new layer and labeled it skin
To create a new layer click on 
Create New Layer icon in the bottom of your layers palette next
rename the layer for the part of the digi stamp you are working on.
Pull the layer down below your digital stamp layer in the layers palette

9.  Click on your new layer
Click on your paint bucket
Click on the image to release the color

Go back to the top hit select
deselect

Now it is just a matter of repeating the steps until you have each color on 
its own layer.

I will show you in the next video how these separate layers make adding layer styles fast and easy.

Enjoy the video...


Thanks for stopping by today;)

New Fluffy Bestie from Sherri Baldy

I have digitally colored a new
"Fluffy Bestie" TM from Sherri Baldy.
These new Fluffy image are calling my name.  I LOVE them! 
Wonderful fun images and awesome to color.
You are sure to enjoy.


Thanks for stopping by today;)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Besties TM


This week I was asked to join the
My Besties TM Design Team.
Ah, YES!!!! 
Those who have followed me over the years know I am a huge fan of the

Today I have colored up a new Fluffy Image019 just in time for my Valentine.
Here she is...

Other sites by Sherri Baldy that are worth an adventure stop...

Come on over and join in on the fun at: