Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Digital Scrappy Fun with Social {Media} Butterflies and Liz Tamanaha of Paislee Press





Hi All! SO very excited to have you join us on Social {Media} Butterflies' May blog hop featuring the fabulous designs of Liz Tamanaha and Paislee Press. Liz's minimalistic and classic design style has always impressed me. Besides her  Midnight Edition Core Kit created for Becky Higgins Project Life Liz also contributes many of her designs to Studio Calico kits as well. She is one talented lady and we are so happy to have her join us this month! (I think I may have already mentioned that! ;) Thanks for joining us Liz!











If you are following along the hop, you have arrived here from >>>Kristin D's blog.

This month was particularly fun for me, because it got me back dabbling again in digital scrapbooking. Initially I was planning on doing a hybrid layout (traditional scrapbooking + digital elements) but ultimately I opted for 100% digital, because it is just so quick and simple!



This is an idea of what is included in the kit that I used to create my layout:


And here is my layout that I created with Liz's Weekender digi kit which is available for purchase and download here: http://the-lilypad.com/store/the-weekender.html




I have to admit, I really need to brush up on my digi skills. It took me a few minutes to remember how to add drop shadows and how to use clipping masks. Ack! But I did manage, however, to make a few of my own embellishments; the patterned paper leaves.

To create these leaves I simply opened up the Weekender patterned paper 5 in Photoshop Elements (I have version 10.0) like this:


Next I selected the cookie cutter tool from my tool bar palette on the left in this screen shot:
(The star shape beneath the "T" text tool in the screenshot below).


Then I chose the leaf shape by going into >Shapes and >Foliage & Trees and selecting the leaf pattern from the group.


 I dragged this leaf pattern onto my patterned paper and sized it to my liking and then clicked leaving the cut leaf pattern below.
 I hit the green check to lock in my selection which removed the excess patterned paper leaving behind my "cookie cut" leaf pattern.
  I  then dragged and dropped the leaf pattern onto my background paper as shown below:


I moved the pattern around to my liking and then added a soft "drop shadow" to give it a bit of dimension: (Click on >effects>drop shadows  choose your desired effect and click >apply. See top right of screen shot below).
*click on any image to view larger.


And there you have it, custom made embellishments! One of many ways to make the most of your digital scrapbooking supplies. Making custom embellishments is one of the many reasons I enjoy digital scrapbooking. I love that I never run out of paper or embellishments and I never need adhesive! (Not to mention clean up of the scrap space is oh so easy! ;)

***Please be sure to join in the hopping and post some love along the way! The Butterflies have a $25 store credit to Paislee Press (Liz's designs) over at the Lilypad that will go to one lucky winner!!

Here's how to increase your chances of winning:
Comment on my SMB Instagram post/s (user id: "SuzMannecke") with the hashtag #smbIGbloghop as well as on Twitter @SuzMannecke #smbIGbloghop for chances to win. A comment here will count as an entry as well. Increase your chances of winning by commenting on fellow contributors' blogs too! Winner will be posted Monday June 3 on the SMB blog!

Good luck and happy hopping!

 Next up is Jenny with her lovely creation here: http://mycreativelife29.blogspot.com/


21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  2. Love this thanks for the tutorial

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  3. This tutorial rocks! Love seeing all the steps.

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  4. Love your page and the tutorial is awesome! Now I must go see if PS has a cookie cutter tool that I've never noticed!

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  5. great tutorial! thanks for sharing!

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  6. OH I like your layout!

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  7. Beautiful layout, Suz... And thanks for the great tutorial....I never know where to start with digital stuff.

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  8. Such an awesome tutorial, love how you included it ;)

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  9. I like the combination, thank you!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial. Very nice!

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  12. Great page and tutorial! Thanks!

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  13. great tutorial. thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great layout, you did well with digi.

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  15. The tutorial rocks! I learned something new :) Hooray! Your page is beautiful! :)

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  16. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I learned something new, Hooray! :) Your page is beautiful!

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  17. Great layout! The shadows look great!

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  18. Awesome tutorial! thanks!

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  19. Didn't know you did digital....Looks great :)!!!

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  20. beautiful layout! and thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!! much appreciated.

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  21. brilliant and gorgeous :) thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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