Sunday, April 29, 2012

Photoshop Tutorial : All about Font & Journaling

Photoshop Tutorial : Better BLACK & WHITE, Lighten Shadowed Photo Portion and Free ACTION

Not all black and whites are created equal. In photo editing programs, there are a lot of different ways to create black and white images and many variations within those methods. You can go deep and dark or light and airy. There is also that ugly grey and muddled look that we all seem to loathe but don’t know how to escape from. Each method has its unique results. The tutorial can be learned here at the tutorial section of Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Sometimes you have a few photos that you really love but don’t feel like you can use because half of the subject is in shadow. And, if you lighten the entire image, the part of the photo that was well-lit originally will be too bright and over-exposed. Here is a simple method for lightening the part of your photo that is in shadow without blowing out the rest of the image.

Last thing, free Photoshop Photo Treatments Actions from The CoffeShop Blog and The Pioneer Woman.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Meta Wulandari Designs : Babbo Collection

I've never have Father's Day kit... this is my first one! Introducing Babbo Colection by Meta Wulandari Designs suitable to scrap memorable old photos of you and your daddy. This collection comes with the papers, elements, papers stacked, wordarts, journaling cards and scatters. I also used a template from Meta Wulandari Designs called Utopia because I loved the circle holes on the upper paper.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Bananas for You by Connie Prince

What a cute monkey kit! Perfect for my own Monkey Mask and Monkey Doll photo collection. Here is the complete collection of Bananas for You from Connie Prince.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Project 365 : Week 16 - April 2012

Just managed to finish Week 15 and 16 in one day! Wooot.... Once again using Connie Prince's kit : Project 2012 - March Mega Stash. This week a lot has happened at TBI. There were 2 Workshops on Teaching Young Learner ad Teaching Grammar on Tuesday and Wednesday. Followed by an observed lesson in my elementary class -Hamilton- on Wednesday afternoon. All this exhausting stuff made me forget taking pictures. Oh nooo.... only Saturday I could take plenty on photos of Acha celebrating Kartini day at her school by wearing traditional Indonesia costume and riding horse cart around the school. Fun....

Project 365 : Week 15 - April 2012

This time I re-used Connie Prince's Project 2012 - January Mega Stash including the template.

Mélie Designs : Page so Classy

This April, Mélie Designs has just release her new mini kit called So Classy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Make a Difference collab by Connie Prince & North meets South studios

Hooray! I've got a new collab kit with environmental issue theme called Make a Difference by Connie Prince and North meets South studio. Just lovin all the elements and wordbits! Don't know why, but I have this tendency to easily get drawn into natural color kits with a bit of shabby feel. Just like this gorgeous kit :)

For my layout this time, I also used a template from Connie Price collection : For the Love of Layers Vol 27. Here you go :

Adin's Hair Cut

I've never combined stacked papers and cluster frame freebies before. But, since they are made by Jady Day Studio, one of my favourite designer, and the theme is really unique and creative, I gave it a try. These freebies can be downloaded here. Look at the result... not to shabby, huh! I should do this more often. Super fast and fun...

Wilma4Ever : GJ-Kit Wash Car by Galerie de Jackie

Washing car is a daily routine task that always brings joy to children. What more fun that getting a chance to play with water and get wet while helping Daddy cleaning his car?

If washing car is one of precious memories you'd like to scrap, then you would need this kit : Car Wash by Galerie de Jackie.

Photoshop Tutorial : Scalloped Border, Curvy Border, Text on a Path, Text Shapes

Fancy scalloped stips like the one showed in this layout? Here is the tutorial I found by by JENNY BINDER on JUNE 29, 2009 about Easy Scalloped Strips. I don't know that making Scalloped Strops is super easy and fun!

I also found some Video Tutorials on You Tube if you are the kinda person that followed direction better in video than reading (just like me!). All of these videos are created by Kelly Jo and for that I thank her very much...

Scalloped Border Video Tutorial

Curvy Border Video Tutorial

Text on a Path Video Tutorial

Text Shapes Video Tutorial

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Space Explorer by Inspired Designs & 3's Company by Find Your Bliss Designs

"Space... the final frontier. To go where no one has gone before." Yes... Star Trek. Finally I laid down my hands on s space travel kit. It is called Space Explorer by Inspired Designs. Just lovin the colour and the cute ellies : astronaut, ellies, UFO, planet, earth and funny wordbits also. I also used a template named 3's Company by Find Your Bliss Designs.

None of my kids want to be an astronaut. So, I just scrap my bed time routine down here. Voila... this is my page with this kit... Don't you just adore the papers? This template showcases the variety of  papers in this kit really well.

PictureDesigns : little owl in the blossoms

Fancy owl and snail? This kit is for you then! Little owl in the blossoms by PictureDesigns is a beautiful kit to scrap your priceless memories. Its versatile enough to scrap boys and girl, pets and nature.

Included are:
- 18 unique papers (solids and patterned)
- 68 unique elements (85 in total)
- 3 labels in 3 colours each

I used it to scrap Alyssa's playgroup photos while she was performing in an end of school assembly, posing as owl. She also sang this song :

Matahari tenggelam hari mulai malam.
Terdengar burung hantu.
Suaranya merdu.
Ku ku ku ku ku ku ku ku ku ku.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Marie H Designs : You are a Gem - September (19 April)

Just when I desperately need to scrap these series of Alyssa's photo, this kit comes to the rescue! Alyssa always has her own unique (often bizarre :)) idea of FUN THINGS to do. One of her invention is Balancing on A Car Wheel. See?

The kit I used here is You are a Gem : September by Marie H Designs. My favorite part is the dark paper and the lily!

Marie H Designs : You are a Gem - August (19 April)

The 8th mini kit of Marie's birthstone collection called You are a Gem : August by Marie H designs has just released. The tone color is green which is my favorite color ever! Drop dead gorgeous and really versatile to scrap any events in your life.

And I also used a template from Our Nest by Meta Wulandari Designs. See the curvy border under the page? Just love it!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Suddenly Spring Collab by The Urban Fairy and Alegna Designs

Here I've a got another bright and colorful Spring theme kit. This time it's a collaboration that you can find only in Scrappity Doo Dah. Yes, it is Suddenly Spring Collab by The Urban Fairy and Alegna Designs!

Danielle of the Urban Fairy is a guest designer for April at SDD and this kit is exclusively launched there. I personally adore the bird nest and the color theme is just so vibrant!

I use picture of Acha playing breath holding game under the water because Acha's swim suit mathes the kit perfectly!

Aprilisa Designs : Just a Click Away

I've got a perfect kit to scrap your everyday routine as a digi scrapper. Or you can even use it to keep memories of your addiction toward social media such as Facebook or Tweeter. This kit is called Just a Click Away. It's a collaboration kit of Aprilisa Designs and Pixelily Designs.

I used it to scrap Alyssa's addiction to Moshi Monsters game. She even went to YouTube and download loads of Moshi Monsters soundtrack including one funny song which is sung by Lady Googoo. This fun song is inspired by... none other that Lady Gaga. Hilarious!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aprilisa Designs : April 2012 GGI - Blossom

New set of kits from Aprilisa Designs... Blossom! Lisa surely knew how to make an irresistible kit with this gorgeous color swatch... Check this out, ladies!

Siamese Studio : Romance a Paris - April G-A-B for SBB

She breathed in the fragrance of the colorful blossoms surrounding the outdoor café. She smiled and shook her head as she gazed at the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Springtime in Paris – who would have thought that one promise would ever be a reality? It was what he promised her when he was down on one knee, after too many sleepless nights rocking the baby, when she couldn’t adjust to the daytime quiet after their youngest finally started school, when she wondered what happened to the years as their oldest crossed the stage for his diploma and then later when their middle one floated down the aisle to meet her groom, and before the grandchildren made Paris no longer matter.

It was what he promised her and what she had promised him right back as she kissed him before his last breath came too soon on that awful winter morning. She kissed her bent fingers and pressed them to the faded photograph of their wedding day, tucked it into the pocket nearest her heart and stepped into the afternoon sunshine.

Celebrate the promises made and dreams to reach with the energizing colors and beautiful embellishments of Romance a Paris, a gorgeous new offering from Siamese Studio worthy of your favorite memories and hopes. Beside the elements and papers, you can also get the stacked papers and clusters.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Mommys Girl by LauraMarie Scraps & 3's Company by Find Your Bliss Designs

Wow, I just love this girlie kit, Mommys Girl by LauraMarie Scraps. Trust me, if you've got girls in your family, you absolutely would need this kit to capture their messy first trial of make-up moment :).

Just look at all the girlie ellies : mirror, purse, comb,  lipstick, perfume, eye shadow, mascara, etc. I really had fun playing with this kit using perfect photos of Alyssa, that had been buried under my stacked of old pictures for a long time. This is the right kit to finally scrap them. Yay... absolutely gorgeous!

Oh yes, almost forgot to tell you that this month, Ginger Scraps has a new gest designer, Find Your Bliss Designs. I'm using her template, 3's Company to put a start on this project. Her templates are unique and full of paper stacked, which is kinda my favorite
nowadays :)