October 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm #21653
Show off what you are working on in October, be it a scrapbook page, a tutorial, or anything else you want
We are curious and want to see, learn and get inspired.
These threads are quickly becoming a fantastic source of inspiration, support, and friendship. Keep them coming!October 4, 2018 at 11:21 am #21689
I used the house template Carole provided in her newsletter. I don’t know how well you can read what is written with the picture being so small. I moved into this Senior Apt Complex to get away from yard work and shoveling snow. It is quaint and very homey here and I love it! My grandson worked soo hard carrying boxes for me (I had spinal fusion 1 month after moving here). He was such a trooper! When we went to get the last of some small thing, he stayed here and passed out on his bed before it was even put together! This was a fun template to work with. Thank you Carole!
DeLorisOctober 5, 2018 at 4:43 am #21699
Love it Delores, the template works so well with your photos.
SheilaOctober 5, 2018 at 6:52 am #21701
Love the way you used the template, DeLoris.October 5, 2018 at 7:36 am #21702
Thank you! 🙂
DeLorisOctober 5, 2018 at 9:28 am #21705
I got a reply in my email about things you have posted, but there was no link to see them. Here’s what you wrote, if that helps: here is a couple of email greetings/tags that I have done… have included lessons from the Lab on these 2… Lab 8-01 Paper cutout…Lab 8-02 Word Frame and also the Filled Cutout from this months Lab 8-10…. on the paper cutout i used a butterfly brush instead of trying to draw something to see how it would look and this is the result i got… i did add a small bevel… both sentiments are purchased digi stamps .. the swirls made with a brush and also used some tubes.
I don’t know where to find them 🙁
DeLorisOctober 5, 2018 at 6:26 pm #21710
Deloris thank you for your message and your layout looks great with the template… Things went a bit haywire yesterday when I tried to post and I did not know how to fix it.I contacted Carole but in the end my post totally disappeared and Carole was unable to retrieve it. Thanks again Carole your help was much appreciated…. So, here I am to give it another try… I made a couple of small email greetings/tags and have included lessons from Lab 8-01 Paper Cutout… Lab 8 -02 Word Frame and Filled Cut out from this months Lab 8-10. On the paper cutout i used a butterfly brush instead of drawing to see how it would look and this is the result i got and i did add a small bevel…. the swirls were done with a brush and also used some tubes… the rose photo from pixabay…… the sentiments are purchased digi stamps.
best wishes to everyone,
DawnOctober 5, 2018 at 11:57 pm #21713
Dawn, these are lovely! I use to make signature tags (mostly animated one). I have 100’s but I cannot figure out how to get them into the new AOL Gold! 🙁
DeLorisOctober 6, 2018 at 12:53 am #21714
Thank you DeLoris! … and your tag is so very cute! … you have been very busy to have that many! …. I have always wanted to know how to use Animation Shop with PSP and just recently have found some lovely animated tag tutorials to have a go at….I think they make lovely additions to an email greeting by just adding the gif as an attachment…
Dawn.October 6, 2018 at 6:28 am #21715
Ladies, your tags are wonderful!October 6, 2018 at 10:33 pm #21742
Thank you Micfin! Dawn, that’s how I learned animation shop. I can animate just about anything. I use to make screensavers of my grandson when he was small as well. I could just add a signature tag to an email, but in AOL you use to be able to set it up to be in every email. Once it went to a paid program, I can’t get it to work. I need to call AOL and find out what’s up, just haven’t done it yet. 🙁
I learned PSP in PSP Groups, and they made tags (most of mine are animated). I did it for YEARS, before I got into digital scrapbooking. I learned mostly doing every tag tutorial I could find. I also make animated comp sets (Thank You, You’re Welcome, etc).
October 7, 2018 at 1:43 am #21745
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by DeLoris Musick.
Michele .. Thank You !.. glad you liked them.
DeLoris … I have only made 4 so far but enjoying the tutorials I have found … don’t think I will ever make as many as you have because it will take me quite some time to get used to how it all works. .. do hope you find a way to be be able to use them in your emails again.
best wishes to you both,
Dawn.October 8, 2018 at 6:29 am #21768
DeLoris and Dawn, your layouts and tags are really beautiful! Lovely work, ladies!October 8, 2018 at 10:18 am #21770
Thank you Christina. I only make tags now for one friend and she is like me, she can’t get them in AOL. I hope they let us return to that. It was fun to change the signature tags for the seasons/events.
DeLorisOctober 8, 2018 at 7:25 pm #21779
Hello Cristina and Thank you!
best of wishes,
Dawn.October 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm #21800
Hi Dawn & DeLoris. Beautiful work ladies, loved viewing them and picking up some nifty ideas! Thanks my friends.October 10, 2018 at 7:03 pm #21817
Thank you Annie!
DeLorisOctober 10, 2018 at 7:36 pm #21818
Hello Annie … thank you very much.
Dawn.October 18, 2018 at 12:02 am #21940
I haven’t done a lot since being sick for over a week, but I did realize I had not madean October Desktop (I make one every month). I decided to use my daughters cat Mama for the subject since she caught the mouse I had running around. I used Snickerdoodle Designs This Is Me October Collection to make it.
DeLorisOctober 18, 2018 at 6:51 am #21956
Another theme from my gaming group. (We New Yorkers have a festival for everything LOL.) I started with a picture of the iconic Garment Worker statue and increased the vibrancy by 100%. Added a layer with a pic of the Seventh Ave/Fashion Ave street signs at about 40% opacity. Drew an octagon preset shape with a transparent background above a fashion illustration. Magic wand selected outside the octagon, switched to the fashion layer, promoted background, deleted and merged. I used a fairly heavy drop shadow on the octagons after copying them to the main pic and also on the text which is Fashion Victim font.
Hope you like it. (Best viewed in full screen.)
~ MicheleOctober 18, 2018 at 11:36 am #21963
Michele, this is just tooo cute! Great job! Ohio has a festival for just about everything too! Fun!
DeLorisOctober 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm #21964
Hello DeLoris a very cute screen saver for the desktop…. great idea to do one for each month… like it very much!
Hi Michele your page looks great and terrific theme…colourful and very effective layering… well done!
Dawn.October 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm #21972
Thank you AprilDawn! I love making them!
DeLorisOctober 19, 2018 at 5:54 am #21994
Thank you, ladies <3October 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm #22010
DeLoris, what a good idea to make monthly a layout for the desktop… Very nice and I love the colors!
Michele, terrific work… Love everything about it!October 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm #22013
I have been working in different layouts and for this one, I also used the house template freebie but it has nothing to do with the House Theme, that is why I am posting here.
I added Cassel’s custom confetti Valentine freebie, and for the background, I did as suggested in the email: a gradient and grungy overlay.
I also used Sheila Reid’s elements from 2016 “For the love” freebie.October 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm #22016
I saw some time ago a bright yellow with white polka dots background layout and decided I wanted to do something similar.
From Cassel: Doily freebie; Chrome Hearts (Lab8 Module 06); Post-It Note -heart shape- (tutorial); Bows 6 & 9 (Scripts); RicRac ribbon (Free Script).
After I had finished I thought the yellow layer was too bright and started to play with the blend mode so I added a white layer underneath… I liked very much the Luminance effect and now I am undecided which one to keep. In order to soften the yellow layout, I used larger polka dots.
Here are the two layoutsOctober 20, 2018 at 12:19 am #22019
hello Cristina, have missed seeing your projects.. hope everything is ok with you…… all 3 of your pages above are lovely…. my eyes are especially drawn to the one of Olivia at 3 months with the luminance blend mode … and your post it note is so very cute!… well done Cristina!
best wishes to you,
Dawn.October 20, 2018 at 2:37 am #22022
Great posts. Love the house template ones. I just received mine hope to work on it. Michele a very appealing project with the fashions. Cristina the blend modes worked great I like it better too. I did a simple page, I started with a very neutral paper. I used an adjustment layer, my first time. It was the brightness/contrast. I increased the contrast so it would show up more. Then added my pictures I made my own mask with a soft brush. Used my most fav Cass Clip to it to clip the pictures to the masks. I used the Luminance Legacy blend mode too, at 61 so the pictures blended in with the paper. My grand daughter and I were both looking up so I added some butterflies.October 20, 2018 at 4:36 am #22023
Thank you Christina! I enjoy making them every month.
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