Saturday, May 24, 2014

A new kit Sweet Bump, a big Thank You and lovely freebies

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who bought My Sunshine collection. Thanks to your support, Sonia was able to make a very nice donation, bringing her total well over the target that she had originally set.

This week's new collection is called Sweet Bump and you guessed it, it's a kit for all those precious moments during a pregnancy. But it's so much more than that, it's also perfect for scrapping non pregnancy and non baby pages, just have a look at the CT pages below.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

These pages were made by the Scrapyrus Designs CT. Aren't they are talented bunch?

by Petra

And now onto the freebies. First up is this beautiful quick page by Petra.
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You can find Tanpopo's quick page on the Scrapyrus Designs Facebook Page.
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And newsletter subscribers are treated to this set of extra papers for free.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Text Spacing with Photoshop - Tutorial

One easy technique to master with your digital layouts is text spacing.

Imagine that you are typing your journaling onto a journal card that contains lines but your journaling doesn't quite land directly onto those lines. It ends up looking not so pretty. I'm sure that this problem has occurred to you before. And there is an easy solution to this problem. Let me show you how.

Here is a before and after example:

Let's get to learning how to achieve this look, shall we?

  1. Open your journal card in Photoshop. I'm using a journal card from the kit My Sunshine by Scrapyrus Designs.

  2. Use the horizontal type tool or just type the letter T on your keyboard.
  3. Click one upper corner and drag your mouse to the opposite corner of your journaling card within the lines. This will define the area where you want your text to be. Release the mouse. You should have a dotted line rectangle and small white squares at each corner. You can resize this rectangle later by dragging each of the little squares in the corners.
  4. Select a font and adjust the size of your font according to your liking. In my case I'm using a font called Written On His Hands at size 18 pt.
  5. Type in your text.
  6. Most likely your text doesn't line up with the journaling lines. To adjust this setting, open the character and paragraph panel. You can click on the very right icon in the tool bar or click “Window> Character”. A small panel will open.

  7. Take a look at the upper right setting. They call it “the leading”. Most likely it will be set to “auto”. We want to adjust that number. Click the drop down arrow and start picking numbers and see how it affects the spacing between lines. I set mine at 18 pt. You will see that you need one last adjustment.

  8. For the last step, make sure to have the first line of your text lined up with the first line of the journaling card. To do that, use the Move tool (v on the keyboard) and use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to move the journaling up or down. Once your text is aligned with the top line of journaling you will be able to see if the “leading” is correctly set. If not, start over from step 7.

  9. And you are done! How easy was that?

You can download a pdf version of this tutorial here. We hope you enjoy it!

If you have enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to share it, but you are not allowed to copy its content or to claim it as your own.
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Products used in this tutorial:

My Sunshine | Journal Cards by Scrapyrus Designs @ Scrapbookgraphics

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Anchor My Love Re-Release & a freebie

Anchor My Love is being re-released this week, and as a special flashback bonus it is ON SALE!

The entire bundle will be 60% off and if you previously picked up the kit now you can get the add on products for half off to complete your collection!

Don't miss out on this fabulous deal! This kit has the red, white, and blue color theme with a nautical feel, and a hint of romantic flair. It is beautiful!

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Here are some stunning layouts made by the very talented CT to inspire you.

In the newsletter you can find this beautiful cluster freebie.

And last, but not least, we have a FREEBIE for our faithful blog readers!
Just look at these gorgeous journal cards that Emily from our team made! ?djaev763ybuzn1z
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gallery Pick

Each month we will be showcasing a layout in the Scrapyrus Designs Gallery at Scrapbook Graphics.  It is so fun for us to see all the amazing layouts made with Sonia's products and I don't know about you but it totally inspires me!  "Breathe" by Cynthia totally caught my eye. 

I love the bright colors and how they coordinate with the colors in the photo. The arrangement draws your eye right to that picture and her layered clustering is really nice!  It is just a bright and happy page!  Nice work, Cynthia!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful layout with us in the Scrapyrus Designs Gallery!

She used the Precious Blossom bundle which you can see in the Scrapyrus Designs store at Scrapbook Graphics.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Sunshine, a little bit goes a long way for charity.

Sonia of Scrapyrus Designs is not only an amazing designer but she has her heart in the right place and that's why she's participating in the 5th DéfiCardio25 to raise money for Opération Enfant Soleil. A charity that supports the development of high-quality pediatric care and contributes to social health projects for children.

Sonia will not only raise funds by participating in different group lessons like body pump, power cardio, zumba, athletic yoga, etc. for 5 hours straight, but all proceeds from the My Sunshine collection will also be donated to this charity.

If you would like to donate or you would like to find more on this initiative, you can find all the info on the DéfiCardio25 site.

To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

The My Sunshine collection contains a kit, an add on kit, journal cards, alphas, borders and quick pages or you can get it all together in the bundle.

You even get the quick pages for free when you buy the bundle.

Here are a few beautiful pages for your inspiration:

Newsletter subscribers get these lovely epoxy elements for free.