Friday, July 27, 2012

LO Shares from BSS Calendar Challenge

Every year I make calendars which I give away to friends and relatives for Christmas gifts. I make next year's calendars while I'm making this year's calendar for my computer wallpaper. It's a fun project and one I've found others enjoy doing too. So....Berry Sweet Scraps created a calendar challenge to help others get their calendar grooves on too. And this month I'm hosting the challenge. While I know the month is almost over, it's not to late to grab the freebie kit and make and 2013 calendar with those Independence Day or summer photos. Here's a few others at BSS have done.
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And this is the freebie Mini kit you get so you can play along. 
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Hope these inspired you to make a calendar too. I can't wait to see what you do. 

Love and Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Poki LO Featured at RLS!!!!

Poki, a CT at BSS did this page using my Autumn Song Add-On  this month and I was so happy to hear that she and the LO were featured at Real Life Scrapped. When I heard I did a Happy Dance for her!!!!
Why don't we all go to her gallery and give her our congratulations. Just click the image below to go.

And then go by my store and check out Autumn Song Add-On.
                            Autumn's Song - Add-On 

Love and Happy Scrappin'

Designer Call at Digitals

Time for a new Freebie

It's time for a new Freebie from me. Here another great QP from my Let's Go kit. Just remember to click on the image below to get your download.  And don't forget to check out the other great Freebies from this kit at Berry Sweet Scraps Blog and my Facebook Fan Page

Great Tip From Digitals

 Got this great tip in my Newsletter from Digitals today and thought I might share it with you. Credit goes to Cilenia Curtis a designer at Digitals for such a great tip.  I know this was one needed to know as a newbie.

Tip(s) of the Week

Q: What are brushes?
A: Think of brushes like a stamp. You can use your brush to stamp/click on your digital canvas.

Q: How do I load my brushes?
A: After you unzip your file, double click the ABR brush file and they will appear in your Brush Panel at the bottom.

If this doesn't work:

1. Select the Brush Tool in your toolbar (B) for the shortcut
2. Select the tiny arrow at the top of your Brushes Panel and then select LOAD BRUSHES
3. Browse to your ABR file brush file and click LOAD
4. The new brushes will appear at the bottom of your Brush Panel.

Q: I download a brush kit and it has both ABR files and PNG files, what is the difference?
A: ABR files are the actual brushes used in Adobe Photoshop and PSE. By using the ABR files and loading into your brush panel as outlined above, you can stamp the brush with color that is in your foreground color box. You can also change the brush settings in the Brush Panel to rotate, space, scatter, etc.

The PNG files are often given also for non-Photoshop users who can not use the abr files. You can simply drag them into your layout pages and use just like any other element. They retain their original transparent quality and you can recolor them also easily. Also if the ABR file was created in a newer version of Photoshop and you don't have that version, you may not be able to use the ABR files.

Q: How do I change the color of my brush or png stamp?
A: There are several ways. But most of them will not retain the texture and transparency of the original file. Here is how I do it.

If you are using the ABR file, your stamped brush will be the foreground color. Simply pick the color you want for your foreground and brushwork before you stamp your brush.

If you are using a png file, or already have the brushwork stamped on your canvas here is my tried and true way.

1. Select the color you want your brushwork to be for your foreground color.
2. Type Shift F5 to access your Fill Tool, and you will get a little pop up options box. Or, EDIT>FILL from your menu bar.
3. In this box make sure Preserve Transparency is checked in the box.
4. Click OK

NOTE: if you study the Fill options box you have some additional fill options you can play with.

* Contents: You can use the pull down to select your background color, Color (which will open your Color Picker Box), and even pattern. Then of course your black, white or 50% gray.
* Blending: Mode: All the normal layer blending modes are here to choose from and you can also adjust the opacity too.

To learn how all of these additional options work with your Fill command, I advise as I always do... PLAY! :D

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July at Digitals.

Our Christmas in July Facebook & Blog Hop and Sale starts today. Be sure to visit all these designers' Facebook pages between July 24 and 31 to get an exclusive free gift. Then stop by their blogs for a coupon so you can go shopping! Speaking of shopping, our whole store (excluding current specials) is on sale for 30% off through July 31! Its time to stock up.

Congrats to Becky and Chris

Congrats to Becky Moore and Chris Allport. You get your kit of choice for free in my Facebook Fan Page giveaway.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Woo-Hoo!!! I've got 100 Likes on my Facebook Fan Page!

I know 100 isn't many when so many have so many more but when you're starting out 100 is a very important number.

And to Celebrate I'm giving 3 lucky Fans a kit of their choice from my store. Just go to my store and pick the kit of your choice, go to my Facebook page, leave a comment in the post about our 100th fan, along with the link to the kit of your choice. It's 10:47 EST here so in 24 hours, I will come back and using random generator pick 3 lucky posters to receive their kit.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop and Sale

Hey guys,

Berry Sweet Scraps is having an awesome sale this weekend in celebration of Christmas in July. Lots of sales, freebies, fun, and games along with an awesome little blog hop filled with freebies for you, our fans.
Just click the image above to go to our store and find all the great stuff on sale there.  And while I've got you here I just want to remind you of all the freebies I'm offering this month. You will find a Let's Go Quickpage Freebie here on my blog. I also have a Let's Go Border Cluster the BSS Blog  and  a Let's Go Mini kit on my Facebook Fan Site.  You can scan on down the page here to see these great freebies or simple click on the links to go to the download sites.  

I would also like to remind you of the two great Collabs we have going at Berry Sweet Scraps right now. The first Summer Smiles is a Charity Scrap Kit for Operation Smiles. All proceeds from this kit will go to Operation Smile to help them provide life changing/saving surgeries for underprivileged children around the world born with craniofacial deformities. The second is Americana, Berry Sweet Scraps regular bi-monthly mega collab.
                              Summer Smiles Charity Mega Collab   

                              Americana Mega

And now for my part of the Berry Sweet Scraps Christmas in July Blog Hop...Remember simply click on the image to get your download. Now I present my part of the Christmas in July Blog Hop....Christmas Blues

Once you download mine, by simply clicking on the image above, hop on over the other blogs and grab the rest of these wonderful kits and get a head start on those Christmas pages (or if you're like me, check up on last year's pictures). 
Stop #1..Home Base==Berry Sweet Scraps Blog>>
Stpo #2..Baby Cakes>>
Stop #3..Oopsie>>
Stop #4..Sunny Day Scraps>>
Stop #5..Moo's Scraps>>   - You are here now.
Stop #6..Down Under Scraps>>
Stop #7..Sunrise Scraps>>
Stop #8..Ann Ominous>>
Stop #9..Judikim>>
Stop #10..Three Owls In A Nest>>
Stop #11..Queen Wild Scraps>>
Stop #13..Clooney and Me>>

Thanks for staying with me through this long post and I can't wait to see what you do with all these freebies I've got posted today. And as always, please a comment if you download as they are greatly appreciated. 

Love and Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blog Freebie

Since I'm giving Freebies away everywhere today, I thought I would put one on here too. So here goes. It's a Quick Page using my Let's Go kit which is available at Berry Sweet Scraps.
Just click the link above to snag it while it last. Thanks for looking and downloading. Please leave some love it you download. I love reading your comments.

Love and Happy Scrappin'

I've Got a Freebie on the BSS Blog

That's right Right now I have freebie on the Berry Sweet Scraps Blog. It will only be up one week so run over there and grab it while you can.  So just click on the image to go to the download.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you download.
Love and Happy Scrappin'

Freebie on My Facebook Fan Page.

Photo: Exclusive Facebook Freebie 
Let's Go Mini Kit. 
Download at

I have a freebie on my Facebook Fan Page this month that coordinates with my Let's Go Kit. All you have to do is scoot over there and grab it and please LIKE my page. You will find it at

Check out the Great New Kits

Let's Go
 True Blue
True Blue Calendar Mini

And now for a couple of Mega's Available at Berry Sweet Scraps. 
It's July and our talented team of designers have brought you a traditional and not so traditional kit to celebrate! Inside this mega you'll find traditional Independance Day goodies made by our American designers and absolutely gorgeous goodies that celebrate everything Summer made by our non American designers! Just have a peak and I think you'll find this huge kit is a must have for all your Summer memories!
Now for the Second Annual Operation Smiles Charity Collab that I've been honored to head up.
Summer is here in all it's glory and children think of nothing more than their summer vacations with big smiles. Be it at the mountains or the beach, camping or fishing, backyard BBQs and lets not forget all the great pictures. This Operation Smiles Charity Collab is the one for you. All proceeds go to Operation Smiles, an organization dedicated to helping children all over the world who are born with Cleft Lips and Palates and other facial deformities get the life saving and changing operations which they would not be able to have otherwise. To learn more about what they do go to This awesome kit contains 65 papers, 83 elements, 5 full alphas and 5 glitter styles.

                              Summer Smiles Charity Mega Collab  
 Thanks for looking and hope you find something you can scrap with.

Love and Happy Scrappin'

It's Cake Time at Digitals

You took tons of July 4th and summer fun pictures, so what better time to scrap them than now while its fresh in your mind. We have the perfect designs for you to use in our July CAKE (Create A Kit Event). You can create your very own mega kit from pieces on sale for $1.50 a set now through July 17. 

This is your chance to build your own custom mega kit with these patriotic and fun colors. Choose from tons of coordinating papers, elements, clusters, quickpages, word art and more. We have lots of styles to suit your personal taste, and lots of general designs that you can use in almost any type of layout.

Be sure to pick up a bundle at the low price of just $1.50 per set! And look for our next CAKE featuring 
citrus colors starting August 11.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July Calendar Challenge at Berry Sweet Scraps and a Freebie

Sorry  Guys, I'm so behind on blogging but I'm honestly trying to do better and spend a little time each day on the computer blogging, pinning, tweeting and FBing and marketing both Berry Sweet and Digitals and of course my designs. But right now, I want to let you know about a Challenge I'm hosting at Berry Sweet Scraps - the July Calendar Challenge. You will find the challenge in the Berry Sweet Forum here . And just for participating I'm giving you an awesome add-on that coordinates with my True Blue kit - new this month.

And here's my calendar for this month.

And one made by a BSS CT.

By Poki04

There's plenty of time left to get in on the fun in Berry Sweet's Forum. Hope to see you there. 

Love and Happy Scrappin'