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12 Days of Goodies at The Meadow

12 Days of Christmas

Cool, huh?  I’m soooooo happy the Weeds and Wildflowers Site CT made all these great quick pages with the fabulous Wildflower Holiday Collection!! I had planned on making a quick album with it to sell in the store, but I never had time. Now you can get a whole album full of quick pages, AND they’re FREE!! Each freebie quick page is only up for one day, so remember to keep checking back at The Meadow so you don’t miss out on any of the goodies!! OK, I’ve gotta run over there and grab today’s quick page, by Annie, before it’s too late :)!!

A Wildflower Holiday SALE!!!

Ready for some great news from Weeds and Wildflowers? They have just released a huge new kit called A Wildflower Holiday Collection! I just LOVE this collection! It is a collaboration between all three W&W designers, Heidi, Gina and Pat, so everything coordinates to make one big cheery collection. And do you want to know the best part?Everything in the W&W shoppe is 30% off this weekend!

Here are some previews, you can click on the images to see them in the shoppe.

A Wildflower Holiday

A Wildflower holiday

A Wildflower Holiday

A Wildflower Christmas

A Wildflower Holiday

A Wildflower Holiday

And if you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to pick up some of my templates or the Being Me quick album, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for, because they are all 30% off this weekend too :)!

Being Me Quick Album:

 Being Me Album

Layered Shape Templates:

Layered Shapes Bargain Pack

And the Autumn Set 

(below is a slide show of ideas for using the Autumn Set templates):

Here’s a great page!

Just had a to share this page by Jenny, I love it!! All those layers and cool little details!   I thought it was such a neat idea to use burlap and fabric pieces with the pumpkin template, I had never thought of that. It uses so much wonderful stuff from Weeds and Wildflowers too :). Click here for credits and to leave Jenny some love :)!

Autumn

Speaking of Weeds and Wildflowers, have you seen this post on their blog? I can’t wait to find out what the exciting opportunity and new products are :)!!! 

I Love Fall!

Just wanted to share a few fall pages with you and a couple of quick tips :). I don’t know what the weather is like in your area, but it has really just begun to feel like autumn where I am. I just love this time of year, the fall foliage, pumpkins, apples, it’s a time to admire God’s beautiful creation, which leads nicely into Thanksgiving celebrations! Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying the season as much as I am if you have made some fall pages, please share your links in the comments section :).

I made this page using the FREE Harvest Spice kit by Shabby Princess!!

Super Sweet Fall

Tips and Tricks:

  • Using a font like “Acorn Initials” allows you to add some extra color to your title. In your layers palette in Photoshop, just right click on the text layer and choose “rasterize” (or simplify). Then you can use the magic wand tool to select areas of the title to fill with color with the paint bucket tool.
  • Try using elements in new ways; I used a ribbon “tie” one of my words together. 
  • I used my “Leafy Heart” shape template to help showcase some of SP’s gorgeous papers. Then I added a bold photo border by using the eye dropper tool to grab a coordinating color from one of the flowers to fill a couple of the template layers with.  

I used an awesome Weeds and Wildflowers collab kit to make the page below :)

Sweet Little Pumpkins

Technique: Here’s an easy way to get your B&W photo to perfectly match your page: once you convert your photo to B&W, go into your Photoshop layers palette and right click the thumbnail of the photo layer, then choose “select layer transparency”. Next, create a new layer, and fill the selected area with a color that matches your page (in this case, I picked up some of the brown from the background paper). Going back into the layers palette, change the new layer’s blend mode to either “hue” or “color”. 

The following page uses the super fun Smell My Feet kit, by Shabby Princess!

Lovable Lion

Photo “pop” technique: Recently, I accidentally discovered this simple technique that really brings some life to my photos. I have used it on almost every photo since then! Here’s what I do: I use image>adjustments>levels to open the levels window. I move the middle input slider (tiny triangle at the center) all the way over to the left until it overlaps the left input slider (the image looks really white at this point), I click “OK”. Next I use image>adjustments/brightness/contrast to open the brightness/contrast window. I move the contrast slider way over to the right, then adjust the brightness accordingly (usually a little to the left). For the example below, I set the brightness to -20 and the contrast to +87. I have no idea why this trick works, but I love the result :)!

Photo Technique

For this last page, I used my “Mosaic Leaf” shape template to frame my photo, and to show off several papers from Jeannie Papai’s Blissful Fall kit at the same time!

Little Man

Tips and Tricks:

  • This is how I added the monogram “A” to my page; I used the type tool to type a very large letter “A” in a dark brown color I picked up from one of the papers, using the eyedropper tool. I then opened my Photoshop layers palette, and used the drop down menu from the top left corner to select the blend mode called “Soft Light”. Voila!
  • To distinguish the photo layer from the rest of the layers in the “Mosaic Leaf” template, I merged the photo border and photo layers together, then added a drop shadow to the newly created layer. I also rotated the layer and sandwiched another leaf element between it and the lower portion of the leaf template.

Well, that’s all I have for you today. If you have a fall page (or two or three!) to share, please leave a comment and link us up!! 

Two Page Layouts

When you create your scrapbook pages, do you make them with a facing page in mind, or as a single, stand-alone page? I have noticed that there is a trend toward creating solitary scrapbook pages, especially in the world of digital scrapbooking. But it really does look much better to have a two-page spread if you plan on putting your pages in a scrapbook.

Angie’s Calendar If you are in need of a little push to motivate you to get back into double page scrapping, then you simply must go check out Angie’s (you know, Ikeagoddess?) challenge going on at The Meadow! Everyone who participates will get this AWESOME calendar that Angie made, using W&W goodies! Plus one lucky winner will get a W&W gift card, yippee! She also challenged us to use Heidi’s new kit, Warming the Heart, which I just  LOVE LOVE LOVE :)! Plus, it’s on sale for 20% off right now :)!!

You’ll have to hurry though, the challenge ends at midnight on Saturday!

Here are the pages I contributed :)! *Click images for journaling and credits*

Tomorrow (both pages)

Tomorrow (page one)

Tomorrow (page two)

Have fun :)!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!!

If you haven’t already explored the world of digital scrapbooking, today is a great day to start!! In honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day there are TONS of sales and events going on :). I could never list them all,  but there are lots of announcements being made in the special DSD section at DST!

Sales at Weeds and Wildflowers!!

There are so many products on sale at the Weeds and Wildflowers Shoppe, including my Layered Shape Templates: Autumn Set, for 20% off (see examples here).

AND, check this out, from Weeds and Wildflowers!

Weeds and Wildflowers Sale

Also, if you haven’t already, you need to go enter to win one of these awesome prizes at the celebration here at Scrapbook Ideas (you have until tomorrow!):

Celebration Prizes

Here’s the freebie I’m giving to everyone who enters :)!

Have FUN!!!

Some Weeds and Wildflowers News

The Meadow Challenge

Here’s my page for the latest challenge at The Meadow - isn’t Gabe going to be so CUTE when his new glasses come in? He got fitted for them on Thursday and they said they’ll be ready in less than two weeks :).

Anyway, you’ve gotta go check out this challenge by Angie - everyone who enters will get a gorgeous FREE bragbook she made with Weeds and Wildflowers products, plus one person will also win a prize from the Weeds and Wildflowers Designers :)!

Also, I just HAVE to show you Heidi’s latest kit Swirling Fall Leaves, a collab with Saxon Holt of Sophia Sarducci - it is just packed with fall goodies, I can’t wait to create some pages with it!!   

There are TONS of awesome elements in this kit too! Click on the preview above to see the whole thing and click here to read more and see some beautiful pages using this kit!

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