Starting up as a designer again, pretty much from scratch, has been a daunting experience at times. Apart from the admin side of things and re-learning how to write rich content blog posts for this new website, mostly I have struggled with re-establishing workflows. That is about to change; there is a special designer contest … Read more Next Designer 2020: Audition Time!
Optimising the file sizes of your digital scrapbooking layouts is a great way to keep your overall file storage space somewhat under control. 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 … Read more How to optimise your layout file sizes by using .TIFs
Welcome back to wednesdayWISDOM, a series of inspiration pieces to help you get some digiscrapping moxie on during this #SocialDistancing phase of our lives. First though, I would like to take a moment to remember my Mother who passed away on this day 19 years ago. I still miss you with all my heart Mum. … Read more wednesdayWISDOM: discipline keeps you going
Empty space in the transparent backgrounds of .PNG files can chew up a LOT of hard drive space, literally for nothing, as well as make placement of elements difficult in some programs. Excessive empty transparent space can also sometimes be a hiding ground for stray pixels that can cause issues on layouts, particularly by playing havoc with … Read more Keep those .PNGs neat: How to safely trim away empty pixels.
Happy Saturday morning everyone and welcome back to another instalment of sketchPLATE Saturday! For today’s sketchPLATE I decided to create a birthday themed page in honour of my Logan’s birthday. Logan is my miracle child having been born 15 weeks prematurely so his birthdays are a very big deal for me every year … every … Read more sketchPLATE Saturday 0004
Unless you’ve had to deal with using different types of files in the past, either in your work or studies, then when you first start digital scrapbooking it may be a little confusing trying to understand what is meant when you hear the term “file type” and why they are important. File types are important … Read more What are file types? Why are they important?
Welcome back to wednesdayWISDOM, a series of inspiration pieces to help you get some diggiscrapping moxie on during this #SocialDistancing phase of our lives. This week’s quote is one from Colin Powell who’s long spanning military and political career leaves me a little in awe of his dedication to cause and country: A dream doesn’t … Read more wednesdayWISDOM: sweat, determination and hard work
Welcome back to another installment of the all new sketchPLATE Saturdays! Today’s sketchPLATE is a sweet little number to showcase a photo with a backing of five skinny paper strips. It also boasts a curved text path in the lower bottom right hand corner. The single photo is framed with an embellished cluster to draw … Read more sketchPLATE Saturday 0003
Good morning world, welcome again to wednesdayWISDOM, a series of inspiration pieces to help you get with your scrapping as this #SocialDistancing phase of our lives continues. This week’s quote is one from an unknown author … which leaves me in a little bit of a quandary given that I love learning about famous people: … Read more wednesdayWISDOM: find a dream inside your heart
Happy sketchPLATE Saturday everyone! This week is a #staycation celebration of Easter for many folks around the world so I thought that I would give you a calorie and guilt free virtual Easter basket full of goodies. This super luscious digiscrapping treat spoils you with not only a sketchPLATE but also a scrapSNAP as well … Read more sketchPLATE Saturday 0002