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It almost feels as though August pounced upon us yesterday and yet it is, incredibly and for all intents and purposes, over. Which leads us directly to another sketchPLATE Saturday. Time for a brand new, completely unique digital scrapbooking template! In many ways, the sketchPLATE for August is all about that glitter!…

NEW Release :: A Circle of Friends Monograms

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Following on from yesterday’s post … if you’ve been into the Design Shop over the last month you will have noticed that there is a new release out. The A Circle of Friends Alphabet Ensemble hit the store on a lovely day when I was feeling all warm and fuzzy about family and having friends. I am seriously in love with this set! Here’s a short history behind this set’s creation…

NEW Release :: One Day at a Time Petite Collection 2

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If you’ve been into the Design Shop over the last couple of weeks you will have noticed that there is a new release out. The One Day at a Time Petite Collection 2 hit the store on a lovely weekend when there was a teensy little bit of sunshine outside and I gotta say that I am pretty chuffed with it. Designed to coordinate with and extend the iconic One Day at a Time :: Petite Collection, this follow-up Collection is in part inspired by the life changing events and experiences of the year 2020 thus far…

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Here we are in July already and it is time to welcome you again to sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for July is based on the idea of a five-up rows of shaped / partial horizontal colour blocking composed of slightly irregular paper pieces with a vertical strip of four photos for visual contrast, drawing the layers of colour blocks together into a cohesive layout (yes that was a…

Some Good Old Fashioned Blogging

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Sometimes it feels as though the world has just gone mad … maybe it’s because it’s 2020, and we all know what madness that means! Then again, maybe it’s because I have started spending a little time on Twitter lately. Maybe a little too much time.
So today I decided to change things up and started doing this…

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After a bit of a break due to imbalance of power issues (aka my batteries are not charging properly) … welcome back to this month’s sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for June is a little more visually complex than the previous one in that the layering is based on four blocks in a grid on the page. When I was pencilling out the draft a couple of months ago I was playing around with the idea of adding…

Maybe … Next Time

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Well … for me the Next Designer 2020 contest is already over before it started. Unfortunately I got slayed because my downloads don’t meet the contest rules. Ah ok, no biggie. To be honest, I’m both sad but also a little bit relieved since the issue with power access has raised itself as a thing ~ time to get some more e-juice flowing in my location independent setup. Just in case you missed it, here’s what I came up with for the contest…

How to optimise your layout file sizes by using .TIFs

Anita Richards Designs | Digiscrap 1175 | How to Optimise your Layout File Sizes by using .TIFs

Optimising the file sizes of your digital scrapbooking layouts is a great way to keep your overall file storage space somewhat under control. It also enables you to easily see the image contents of [sc name="photoshop" ] .PSDs when you are viewing the thumbnails in Windows Explorer®. For ALL Photoshop users, one of the best ways to do that is to save your files as .TIFs instead of in the native Photoshop .PSD file format. In this quick and easy tutorial we run through the steps to convert your digital scrapbook layouts into .TIF format.