$2 Tuesay at Gotta Pixel!

Another Tuesday, another $2 Sale!! Come check out all the goodies that we have in store for you! As for me, I have my Bake with Love Kit and my Happy Camper Kit for $2 each. Have a fabulous day!

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Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

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This has got to be one of my favorite days of the year as a scrapbooker! There’s so many fantastic deals and specials, contest, chats and challenges and Gotta Pixel is no different! Almost everything in the store is 30% – 50% off depending on each designer’s choice! I’ve decided since NSD is such a huge event that warrants a 50% off sale! Click HERE to take advantage of my lowest prices of the year!

Also check out the chat schedule below to see what’s going on each hour throughout today!

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Have a super fun NSD Saturday!!!

Jen

New Release!

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!

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Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids to Make!

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:

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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.

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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