Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free Class at Jessica Sprague

This FREE class runs from June 18-23! Register now!


The Photoshop Top 5: Five Techniques Everyone Should Know.  Join Jessica in this FREE instructor-led, week-long class! Just order this Photoshop Sampler platter and get a taste of what Photoshop can do in 5 fantastic projects.

Here are some quick details of the class:

  • Course Type: Instructor-led
  • Format: Online, video
  • Length: One week
  • Subject: Photoshop techniques
  • Instructor: Jessica Sprague
  • Works for: Photoshop Elements 6-10 or CS2-6.
  • Mac and Windows? Both!
  • Who's it for: EVERYONE!
  • Class Size: Unlimited

It's time to take Photoshop out of the box! In this FREE class, Jessica will introduce you to five incredible, indispensable techniques EVERYONE should learn in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. For five awesome days, we'll meet together to talk Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and everything YOU can learn how to do! Legendary teacher and creative genius Jessica Sprague will be your guide in five different projects that show dozens of techniques and tools - WHAT to do and WHEN to use them.

In our class we'll talk about the Photoshop Top 5: 5 indispensable Techniques EVERYONE should know:

Technique 1: How to Edit Photos: Quick Tricks

In this project, Jessica will show you quick tricks for boosting contrast and adding that extra pop to ALL your photos. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to turning your photos black and white!

Technique 2: How to Use a Digital Quickpage

Quickpages are pre-designed scrapbook pages that are waiting only for your photos and text. Jessica will show you how to use them in this great project!

Technique 3: How to add Frames and Texture to Photos

In this project, we'll add both a texture and a frame to a photo, and set it to print as a 5x7.

Technique 4: How to Use Photoshop Brushes

In this technique we'll create a blog header using one of the BEST Photoshop tools: The BRUSH tool! You'll love all the creative possibilities!

Technique 5: How to Make a Card

Everyone needs to know how to bust out a quick, cute card using Photoshop, and Jessica will show you how to make it easy!

How This Class Works

Each day, a new video lesson will be posted in the classroom. You don't need to be online at any specific time, so you can take the class in a way that fits your schedule! Best of all, like all of our classes here at, ALL of the course material is available to you forever, so if you're on vacation or have a busy schedule during this time, it'll be here when you get back!

You'll also receive an email each day of our class, to keep you motivated and on track! You can post in the class message board to ask and answer questions and get to know the other class participants. This will be the most fun you'll have all summer! Register now!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother’s Day 2009


L Drag: Vintage Dreams : Cluster Frames Vintage Dreams : Ellies Vintage Dreams : Papers, Vintage Dreams : Stacked Papers, and Vintage Dreams: Borders Scrapbook Bytes, G-A-B (Grab-A-Byte)





Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Boys will be Boys

I’m in Love with Mud

Boys by Echo Park Hybrids  Boys are made of snips, snails, and puppy dog tails and Echo Park's "Boys" Mini-Theme will help you document the lives of your boys. Includes 5 12x12 papers in JPEG format and 35 elements in PNG format.

Template: WM[Squared] Designs 2012 iNSD Grab Bag (Tiny Photos Half Pack by WMsquared ) (NLA)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wild Times


Photos by Shanna Paxton (or at least her camera!!)

My lil' Man by Kim Broedelet’s Graphics and Designs Perfect for those little (and big) boys who run - not walk and play hard.

Template: Page Formers 2 by Kim Broedelet’s Graphics and Designs  4 12x12 layered Page Templates. Great for helping with clustering and perfect for any styled LO's.


….and new from Chelle


Happy Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 27, 2012





Plastic Pockets by Mye De Leon  Created by Mye De Leon. Need of some change to your usual digital scrap layout? Try these plastic pockets. It's perfect for your daily scrapping need and if you are doing a digital version of Project Life.

Journey by Jeanine ~ The Value Bundle by Jeanine DeOre   

The Journey Collection by Jeanine DeOre is a combination of earth tones with rich patterns and unique embellishments. It is perfect for heritage, antique and vintage photos from yester-year, or can be used for travel and journey keepsakes.

Past Times by Jeanine ~ The Papers by Jeanine DeOre   This paper pack is perfect for masculine pages for dad or grandpa (Father's Day!) or can be used for heritage, antique and vintage keepsakes or travel projects.

Template: by Little Green Frog Designs and Michelle Batton  


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Backseat Driver


Photos by Shanna Paxton

Rules of the Road by Mye De Leon , Rules of the Road Alpha by Mye De Leon , Rules of the Road Assorted Frames by Mye De Leon Created by Mye De Leon. Rules of the Road is a versatile kit for every member of your family, boys or girls and even perfect for teenagers or new drivers. This huge kit is packed full of real and shabby elements to make scrapping even more fun!


Template: Sweet Spring Set 6 by True Blue Studio  Sweet Spring Templates Set 6 are perfect for creating balance, flow, unique composition and single photo layouts with multiple paper layering, scallops and clustering options.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stomp and After the Rain


That's My Kid Bundle by Mye De Leon   Created by Mye De Leon. Full of wonderful array of colors that is perfect for showcasing your boys and girls achievements. Scrap your heart out with variety of hand drawn and realistic elements for just the right combination.

Template: Full Photo V2 by keepscrapin designs


Rain or Shine collab with Stolen Moments and Pink Reptile Designs   Whether you're suffering the rainy day blues or temperatures that are too hot to handle, this kit has just what you need to get those photos scrapped.  A first-time collaboration between Stolen Moments and Pink Reptile Designs, the unique color palette and fun and eclectic elements will have you coming back for more.

Template: Gimme Layers Vol. 29 by Cluster Queen Creations  The Gimme Layers line has had a makeover and is better than ever!  Gimme Layers Vol. 29 features 1-3 photos, central photo compositions, a variety of backgrounds, and of course my signature clustering!



Monday, May 21, 2012

Puyallup Spring Fair


In the Pocket {bundle} by Chelle’s Creations  Love that plastic pocket trend?  Now you can re-create the look DIGITALLY!  In the Pocket {bundle} includes 14 pocket pages in a variety of configurations.  And to make things super easy, templates are included.  Just clip your photos & papers.  The templates can also be used to create blocking style layouts.

I also used Becky Higgins Project Life – Cobalt Edition.


First of May by Stolen Moments  "First of May" is a circus term also used in the carnival, meaning a novice performer in his first season on a show. Shows used to leave winter quarters for their opening spot on the first of May, and there are always some new workers hired on the first of May who have never worked shows before. Inspired by the old circuses that traveled by train, this kit has everything you need to document your own "First of May" experience...


Template: Year in Review Cluster by Memory Clips

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rub a dub and Just Ducky

Are you picking upon  a theme here??!!


Rub-a-Dub by Chelle’s Creations was a special kit just available during the Farmer’s market.  I love the shower ellie. Check out Chelle’s store for other great kits.




Tub Time by Julie Marie Perfect for scrapping those baby bath time photos!


Template: Page Formers V. 4 by Kim Broedelet’s Graphics and Designs  Great for helping with clustering and perfect for any styled LO's.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ooh la la, its Beauty Day

Ooh La La

Journaling: What better way to fancy Mom up for her birthday than to treat her to a super-deluxe beauty day created by” Fancy Alex?” It's a pampering paradise, and right in the kitchen! With relaxing music, fragrant lotions, colorful nail polish, and foamy mousse, Alex gives her mom a total makeover. Mom gives Alex a refreshing facial too.


Spa Day by Wimpychompers Creations I sure love a good day with the girls getting my nails done and heaven knows I would love a day of massages.

Template: Bordered Templates by geniaBeana