Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

[inter] National Scrapbook Day – Blog Hop Freebie!

I have always been excited by the fact that a hobby that I love has it's own special day. I think it ranks right up there with Mother's Day in my house. My family has already been instructed that I will not be available to them all day.... This weekend is [inter] National Scrapbook Day, and as part of the celebration at Design House Digital, we’ve got an awesome collab kit from the Design House Designers, Retrospect :

 Did you know that you can grab it for free? YES FREE! And, to make it even easier, it’s right in the shop at DHD, and all you have to do is follow along on the blog hop to grab the coupon code, and then download at your convenience. So fabulous, don't you think? So, if you wandered in to my blog first, you need to stop, head back to the beginning and start collecting your letters!

I also want to share with you a little tip I use when I am creating. Do you love to add a little bit of pop to your photos or elements, but don't always like the idea of adding a shadow? I do - so I stroke it...a pretty simple way to give it a little something. I am using Photoshop Elements 10.0 and all you have to do is select the layer you want stroked, Edit > Stroke Selection. You can adjust the number depending how much you want added. I usually stroke the inside, but you can try outside as well and see what you like better. In my layout, here, that I created for the Retrospect collab kit, I stroked the photo, outside, at 16 to give it the white outline.  I also use a lot of white backgrounds, so I typically stroke the layout as well to give it a little border.

Now a little contest from you want a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate from Design House Digital?. I created an alphabet (with some bonus words) that you can download HERE.

You have two ways to be eligible for the Gift Certificate, leave a comment here and for a second entry  use the freebie alpha on any layout (recoloring it is fine) and post a gallery link here on my blog for a random chance to win! simple!! You will have until 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 8 to be eligible.

Don’t forget to grab your letter, because you’ll need that to get the amazing Retrospect kit free!
If you are participating in the layout challenge, my prompt for you is to: Use a fastener (tape, staples, stitch, etc.) to attach your photo.

Now, head on over to Jen Flaherty's blog to see what she has in store for you!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!!