* Grab your scrapbook quotes at the bottom of the page and sign my guestbook while you're down there!

* I have posted a gallery of layouts. If you made a layout with one of my kits post it there for the world to see!

I have learned so much from people giving away advice, help and encouragemnet as well as free scrapbook kits. I love giving back in honor of all of the generous people out there who have taught me so much. If you love using my free scrapbook creations and would like to make a donation in support of my blog and work, please follow this link below! Any donations are appreciated and welcomed. Any donor will get a special freebie designed as per your request! Thank you so much for visiting my blog as YOU make this all possible.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Newest Designer

You are looking at the most recent designer for Scrapbook Flair!
I have just been presented with the opportunity to design for Scrapbookflair.com, a wellknown digital scrapbook community that offers forums, a place to post your pages, challenges, and free kits designed by people like me!
My work will be coming in April.
I will be designing a St. Patricks Day Kit, Teachers Kit, and an Earth Day Kit.
Look for my work there!

Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shape Templates

I had a few people ask me for shapes that can be used with the glitter tutorial below. Here are a few for you. Just save them as .png files and you shouldn't have a problem!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Glitter Tutorial

Ever wonder how people make those lovely glitter images for their pages? I did so I investigated and made the following tutorial for you. I use paint.net so the tutorial is done in that program. The program is free and you can download all the plug-ins you need to make this program work like magic! Even if you do not use paint.net, most of the other photo editing spftware have simillar commands, just located in different places.

Make sure you have the tools:
1. download the following plug-ins: "frosted glass", "crystalize", and "sharpening"
2. Get a sheet of glittery paper. You con download any number of glitter squares if you search on google or digiscrapdepot.com

1. Open your glitter sheet in paint.net
(If you don't have a glitter sheet then open up the image and "add noise" colored or black and white, this will give you the variation of light and dark that will be the reflective glitters)

2. select the shape you want the glitter embellishment to be (butterfly or flower or nike swoosh...just do it!)

3. Now you have your shape cut out of the glitter sheet

4. On the effects menu under distort, select frosted glass. Tweak the settings until you have a spray of color you like.

5. On the effects menu under distort select crystalize. You want to keep the settings low on this. Crystalize at a 1 or 2.

6. on the effects menu under photo select sharpening. Tweak this until you are happy with the colors.

7. Adjust the brightness and contrast or play with luminosity curves, if your more advanced, to get it just the way you want it!

(Other program note: you can achieve frosted glass effect by blurring the image and "add noise". Make sure color saturation is at zero. You can have the noise to be black and white or color. Then, move onto the crystalize step. Or, you can customize your glitter by using brushes. There are all sorts of glitter brushes for photoshop that are out there and free!)

Once you master this, you can make borders and edge things in glitter. Play with it! I hope this was helpful!

WOW! Glitter-riffic!
Here are the before and after pictures!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blog Train

For spring, I am hosting a blog train.
If you one of the designers here is the information:

Please use the colors below to create a kit for the blog train. The theme is "spring" so it should be a light, breezy, happy kit! Please create a set of backgrounds, no less than 4 designs and some embellishments and fun doodads to match! If you want to do a QP or two from the kit you make that's fine too. Also, make sure you do a preview page for your kit that showcases what your portion of the kit includes. Most of all, have fun!

Here are your Colors:

Designers can join the train until March 1st. Please make sure your portion of the kit is posted on your blog on March 1, 2009. I will be releasing the blog train list March first...make sure your blog is on there! Please copy the blog list and post it to your blog so people can follow the train!

so far: 10 talented people are signed up!

Winter Fun Scraps

Here are a few pages I made. Feel free to get some inspiration! Leave kisses here if you like! Also, if you make a page using any idea, please show me! I would love to see!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Freebie Kit: Kiss Me Quick

Here is a kit for all you pink lovers.
Yes, it's super pink. On the bright side, it's here just in time for Valentines Day! You get a crap load of stuff in this freebie (300dpi). You get five backgrounds , three scrapbook quotes, one love stamp, a marble word art, a plastic word art, a metal word art, three single heart embellishments, one pinned pair of hearts embellishment, two frames, one torn paper border, one overlay, and one heart frame overlay. I have included everything you need to make the perfect sugary sweet lovey dovey page. Go ahead, overindulge, spread the love. Don't forget to leave kisses here if you like my work!

The files are large because they are 300 dpi. Download them separately!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Freebie: Rainbow Charms

So much snow, not enough sun.
Perhaps, somewhere over the rainbow tehre is an end in sight!
Put a little color in your pages with these rainbow charms. DOWNLOAD

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Freebie: Butterfly Pin!

ooo...I love this one. Add some glitter to your page with this little guy.

Freebie Word Art

Grab this cool collection of ways to say I love you!
I have been working and studying for the bar exam and have no time scrap or design. I needed a break so I made these to share with all of you.
I work so hard I didn't even realize that my anniversary is coming up this Friday.
I love my husband so these are for him (even though he really doesn't care much for scrapbooking crap)