The Gotta Grab It Event is happening right now at Gotta Pixel! Take advantage of $1.00 packs including my Playful Paper Pack and Flair Pack! Get them before the sale ends April 17th! All my products are Scrap for Hire friendly.
Hi Everyone! I’ve been working hard to revamp a kit that I previously released about 4 years ago. I’ve added quite a few new papers and lots more elements! This kit features 17 papers and 43 elements, including a fun polka dot alpha which has a transparent background. Try using it as is, or throw a glow or shadow behind the letters for a totally new effect! Also my 40% off Grand Opening Sale is still going on through Sunday, March 22nd so take advantage of the great savings on everything in my store… including the new Sweetheart Page Kit!
For the past couple of years, my kids have been making their own Valentine’s Day cards for the classmates at school. I thought it would be a fun project that we could do together and something special that they could hand out to their friends. Here’s samples from last year:
You can make these cards in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and either print them at home or from any photo printing store. I like to print them 2-up on a 4×6 photo and send them to Walmart. The cost ends up being either .09 or .15 cents depending on whether you want 1 hour prints or regular processing. So for a class of 26 kids, 1 hour prints, you’ll only end up paying $1.95! Plus, kids love being able to help with designing their own card!
I start by creating a 3×6, 300 dpi document in Photoshop. Grace (my youngest) decides what papers, elements, photo of herself, and fonts she wants to use for her Valentine’s cards and I place everything for her, asking her how big or small she wants each image or font and where she would like it. My son, Luke, is old enough that I’m able to have him sit down and make the cards himself, teaching him the steps. It’s a great way to show your kids Photoshop! After the card is finalized and saved one last time, I flatten the layers and save a copy as a jpeg. Creating a new file that is 4×6, I place the jpeg file of the card side by side creating 2 cards on one 4×6 photo, as show below. I then make sure that my layers are flattened and save this file as a another jpeg. This is the jpeg file that I’ll be uploading to the Walmart site.
After picking your cards up from Walmart or wherever you sent them, simply cut them down the middle and tape a small candy, pack of gum or stickers to the back! Kids love helping with this too! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Luke’s Card: Supplies from Weeds and Wildflowers
Grace’s Card: Supplies from Shabby Princess
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My name is Jen Dipzinski and I’m very excited to be a part of the June House Party Blog Hop! This month’s color theme is titled “Whimsy” and the kits created from this are FA-BOU-LOUS! What an amazing array of colorful, bright, fun kits perfect for summer photos! You can check out out all the Whimsy kits by clicking on the image below:
Remember these kits are on sale, 30% off, through June 5th.
My contribution to the Blog Hop is a bit of inspiration and a tutorial. This layout is of my precious daughter, Gracie, 2 summers ago when we had a photo shoot done.
I decided to do something different by “cutting” circles from my selected papers. I then picked a brush out (I picked stars), adjusted my size, angle, spacing, and scatter options in the brush preset menu before drawing the stars around one of the circles. Make sure you do this in a new layer, not the layer that contains your actual circle. I then selected one star with the Magic Wand Tool, clicked Select, Similiar. This will select all of the stars. Keeping these selected, I clicked on the layer with my “paper” circle and hit delete. You should have a cut out of your design from the paper circle. Next click Layer, Layer Style, Drop Shadow and set your desired shadow preset to make your cutouts more prominent. The presets I chose were:
This will make your circles look like punched pieces of paper. To make the cutouts appear more realistic, don’t put too heavy of a shadow on them.
I hope you’ll enjoy the Whimsy House Party Kits and take advantage of the great sale!
I’m also very excited to announce that I have joined the amazing Designers here at DHD! My store is also on sale, 30% off, through June 5th! I’m slowly but surely loading my products into the store so stop by again to see what else I have added each week!
Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop in the June House Party Blog Hop is Jessica Jeppson. Click on the arrow below to visit her blog!
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the stops:
Design House Digital
Tasha Lanigan Creates
Inkling and Wit
To Be Remembered Scrapbooks by Melissa Marti
Ratty Tattys Blog
Jen Dipzinski Design (you are here)
Check out what’s going on over at Two Peas in a Bucket for Black Friday! We have a lot of great sales going on including 25% off all digital scrapbooking products! To continue the Black Friday Celebration, hop over to my Facebook page and Like Me to receive a special Freebie! Collect all the freebies by various Two Peas Digi Designers by Liking each of their pages! Have a happy shopping day!
My husband and I use to be ski instructors. He instructed for 2 years and I ended up instructing for 10 years. In fact, I was still teaching when I was pregnant with my son. I loved ski instructing! So it was natural for us to get our son and daughter out on the slopes at a very young age. They both started right around a year and half and fell as much in love with it as we did! I love that it’s something our whole family can enjoy together (and that it doesn’t take batteries)!
I came across these pictures from a while back of a beautiful, sunny day that we went skiing, just the four of us. I had plans to create several 12 x 12 pages with them, but decided to use this mini wood album by Kaisercraft. I’ve been working on it for several weeks on and off and finally finished it. I really love the way it turned out and thought I would share it with you. I’ll be happy to post my list of materials… just as soon as I remember where I put it! :)