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Save 50% Store Wide at Sunshine Studio Scraps!

Good morning :)! Just popping in to let you know about a big sale going on today – in honor of ADSR’s stop at Sunshine Studio Scraps, they have put the whole store on sale for 50% off for today only. That includes everything in my store too!  This is the first time you are able to purchase the entire So Flirty Bundle for only $5 – you save $11!  P.S. The sale price does not appear until you add the items to your cart. Happy shopping :)!!

Real Love Mini Kit {and freebie}

Happy Friday everybody! I hope you had a great week and are ready for the weekend :)!! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to Valentine’s Day  – what could be sweeter than a whole day dedicated to LOVE? It is with this in mind that I have put together my new mini kit: Real Love – It is on sale for just $2 right now!

Real Love Mini Kit by Jess Gordon

My inspiration for this kit is a passage from the Bible:

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a (NIV)

You will find these words incorporated into the design of some of the papers in the kit, and of course, most of the elements are meant to communicate a major message of LOVE :)! Although you can’t miss the bold pinks and lavender colors here, you will also find plenty of neutrals too – for those non-girly pages ;).

And of course I have a little freebie for you to coordinate with this kit! Enjoy :)!!
*Click Here to Download the Real Love Freebie*
Real Love Freebie By Jess Gordon

I LOVE these beautiful pages made by some of my talented digi scrapping friends!

Melinda Staley

Melinda Staley

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Jennifer

Jennifer

Sharon Dale (aka skye_zak)

Sharon Dale (aka skye_zak)

Rebecca Labbe, Kiden Studios

Rebecca Labbe, Kiden Studios

RuthMelody

RuthMelody

Anne Berit

Anne Berit

Wendy Cole

Wendy Cole

Sale – Last Day!

Wow, thank you all SO MUCH for making this sale a success, I am so grateful for each and every one of my readers and customers :)! If you still have something you’re planning on picking up, I’d do it today – tomorrow everything in the store will be going back to the original prices. Well, everything that’s in the store now, that is ;). I have a little  something new for you, so stay tuned…

Happy New Year! 50% Off Sale!!

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Happy New Year :)!! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!! I am truly enjoying mine – my Mother-in-law is still in town until Tuesday, so we are having a wonderful extended visit :). I feel a little bad about being MIA from Scrapbook Ideas and the online scrapping world, so I thought a little sale might help make up for it ;).

From now until Sunday, EVERYTHING in my store is 50% off!!

{HUGS!} Jess

Today Only Quick Page SALE :)!

It’s time for another Sunny Sunday Sale! The Christmas Heart Quick Page set is on sale for only $2 today – that’s more than 50% off :)!

Christmas Heart Quick Pages

*Click Here to Purchase*

Christmas Heart Quick Pages Details

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Christmas Heart One Day SALE!

The Daily Scrapper has a fun daily advent calender going on this month with a new kit on sale every day  – today’s special is my Christmas Heart kit which is on sale for just $3 – that’s a 45% savings! But this sale is for one day only, so don’t miss out :)! *Click Here to Visit My Store*

By-the-way, have any of you ever used scrapblog? I am just starting a fun Christmas book on there, and here’s the first page I finished :)! I plan to print my book for a Christmas gift when it’s finished – has anyone tried them for printing? I’d love to hear about your experience with them…

Scrapblog Page
Credits: Christmas Heart kit and Christmas Heart quick page, by Jess Gordon, available here. Font: Cry Kitty.

Pssssst…..

Black Friday Sale at sunshinestudioscraps.com

A little birdie told me this would be a good time to go for a shopping spree :)!!! Everything in my new store is half price today, tomorrow and Friday :). *TIP: You might not see the discount until you click on the product or drop the item into your shopping cart, but everything in there is on sale for 50% off :)!*

For those who celebrate it, I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!! We are heading out to visit family for a few days and we are driving there in our NEW mini van :)!!! I’m sooo excited!! I think this trip will be much more comfortable for Gabe, and he gets to watch movies on the new DVD player too :).

Cute Star-Shaped Mini Album

The CRD block party and sale was extended for another week and continues this weekend – can you believe it??? I guess there were tons of people emailing Christina asking her to extend the sale, and she DID! What a cool chick :)! So I have another new product in there for this weekend’s release: the Golden Star Mini album:

*Click Here to Purchase the Golden Star Mini Album*  Sorry, no longer available

Golden Star Mini Album Preview

Description:

These cute star-shaped quick pages were created with Christina Renee’s gorgeous new Color Theory: Gold kit. Use these mini album pages (measuring about 3.75″ by 3.5″) to create a hybrid keepsake album you will cherish! Simply place your digital photos behind the frames to instantly design charming digital layouts which can then be printed, cut out and adhered to star-shaped pages. They work with the 4″ cardboard star-shaped albums from Oriental Trading Company, or you can easily create your own album by mounting them on chipboard or cardstock. Set contians eight 300 dpi .PNG quickpages (including a cover page and a back page with space for text).

Here are some pics – this is such a quick and easy project!!

Golden Star Mini Album

Golden Star Mini Album

I also had a super fun idea for another hybrid project using this mini album, and I’m working on writing a tutorial for it right now, so keep an eye out for that one in the future :).

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow we’re heading out to my brother-in-law’s for the weekend – it’s my nephew’s 4th birthday and there is an awesome pirate themed party planned :)!

More pages and news from CRD

Guess what?! My things are still available at CRD until tomorrow!!! Here’s part of the most recent message Christina sent out:

Hi everyone, we wanted to let you know that Christina Renee Designs and the Block Party Designers agreed to continue our sale and all the blog freebies through Tuesday, November 4th, CST. Our servers went down during this event for a while and we want to make up for that.

Christina Renee

So if you wanted to pick something up but didn’t have a chance to this weekend, you still have time :)!

The fall foliage is really beautiful in my neighborhood right now! We drove to the local research park the other day to take a walk, and I got lots of great photos. Luckily, there was another family there taking photos, so we offered to take a family photo of them in exchange for them taking one of us :).  I love how the beautiful colors are reflected in the water behind us. I actually took lots of photos with even better fall colors, but they don’t have all of us in them – I will have to scrap those later.

Here’s a page I made with our fall family photo, using the Cozy Sweater kit and my freebie Autumn Word Art:

Photoshop Tips (in PSCS3 – other versions of PS may differ)

  • To get the angled look above, I cropped the photo before placing it on the page. I duplicated the photo layer, used the move tool to rotate it, flattened the image and cropped it into a rectangle. Then, I added the cropped photo to the page, and rotated it until the horizon line was level again, stretching the edges of the photo off the sides of the layout.
  • Even though it is at an angle, it was still easy to matte the photo above: in the layers palette, I right-clicked on the thumbnail of the photo layer and chose “select pixels”, then, from the pull-down menu: select>modify>expand>50 pixels, and in the same menu: select>inverse. THEN: I switched to the yellow paper layer I had placed below the photo and clicked “delete”!
  • I created the subtle, stitched leaf pattern on the orange paper by arranging the felt leaves on the background and changing their blend mode to “lighten”.
  • To make the red felt “AUTUMN” in the title, I used the type tool to write the word (with the Impact font). Then, in the layers palette, I right clicked the layer and chose “Rasterize Type”. Lastly, I layered a couple of the felt hat elements from the kit over the word, and used ctrl+alt+g on them to create a clipping mask. I also selected the layers and merged them (ctrl+e), then duplicated the felt layer and changed the blend mode to multiply (lowering the opacity a bit) to darken it a bit.
  • Don’t forget that when playing with blend modes, you can duplicate the layers to incorporate even more blend modes – I used this technique on all three parts of the title :)!

Oh, and here are some other great sightings of the Cozy Sweater kit at CRD:

Ruth

Ruth

Rachel

Rachel

Cozy Sweater Inspiration

*Please note: due to all of the excited digi scrappers flooding the CRD store and blog to get their sale items and freebies, things seem to be running slower than usual. If you are experiencing problems with the site, please check back in a little while – I’m sure things will be smoothed out soon!*

As promised, here’s a layout about Gabe and his famous sweater :)! This sweater and crisp fall days were the inspiration for my new kit: Cozy Sweater, available this weekend only at the CRD block party.

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

  • To recolor some of the letters, I used the magic wand tool (with a tolerance of about 30) to select the letter portion, then I used Select>Similar to make sure the whole letter was included. Then I copied the selection to a new layer and used image>adjustments>hue/saturation to choose the new color.
  • To make the border of squares along the photo edge, I created a new 1.5×1.5 photoshop document and used the rounded rectangle tool to make a shape cutter. I used this new tool to cut all of the papers into perfectly sized, matching squares before adding them to my layout.
  • I lowered the opacity of the yellow square to about 88% so that the bright color wouldn’t detract attention from the elements on the rest of the page.

Here is some inspiration from my Cozy Sweater “One-Kit-CT” – I LOVE these!

Lime

Lime

Wendy

Wendy

Rhoda

Rhoda

Sandra

Sandra

Melinda

Melinda

Wendy 2

Wendy 2

Sory

Sory

Jess (Me!)

Jess (Me!)

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