Friday, July 25, 2014

Flashback sale on "Fresh" and new extras

Scrapyrus Designs has her "Fresh" kit on a fantastic flashback sale.  If you missed it before you'll want to catch it while the sale is running!  Just look at the gorgeous combination of colors here!  If you picked up the kit before now you'll want to check out the coordinating new alpha, clusters, journal cards and scattered bits to complete your collection!

You can find all this and more in the Scrapyrus Designs Store

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

Fresh is available as a full kit, alpha, clusters, journal cards, scattered bits and the bundle.  The numbers are a blog freebie that you'll find further down this post.

Check out these fun layouts made by the CT:

And now for your blog freebie:  Fresh Numbers!  Click the image to download!
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And you don't want to miss any of the other gifts either.

Free when you purchase the bundle, a border by the lovely Sonia.

On the Scrapyrus Designs facebook page, a cluster by the sweet Emily.

And the newsletter subscribers, will be treated to these flairs by the amazing Carol.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tutorial: Clipping Masks

Have you ever thought, "Wow, I love this element, but I need it to be a different color"?  There are several ways to recolor, but sometimes a simple element can simply be used as a mask!

Here is a layout I made using "Stars And Stripes" by Scrapyrus Designs:

We'll focus on the fireworks element from this kit.  I have one in red on the left and one in blue on the right.  The kit just had the red one in it. Below you can see what happened when I put it on the sunburst paper.  The red firework lines were the same shade of red used in the paper.  It didn't affect the left side quite as much like it did the right.  I wanted those lines to come out from behind the red star element I used.  On the right, the red star on the red stripe with the disappearing red firework paint was a bit much.

See how the reds just blend and the paint disappears?

So, a quick and easy fix was to use the paint as a mask and just clip a paper to it.  I grabbed the dark blue solid paper and clipped it.  Voila!  Problem area solved!

This technique works well for paint or chalk when you simply want to change from one color to another and ensure it is color coordinated with the kit!

Here is the kit used for this tutorial:  Stars And Stripes

And, my final layout. =)

I hope this tutorial will help you expand how you use some of the those elements in your kits.

If you have enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to link others here, but you are not allowed to copy its content or claim it as your own.  You may download a PDF version of it HERE.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Are you a Beachaholic ?

Hot and steamy weather ! Perfect for a day at the beach. Just catching a tan, reading a book or building sand castles. Or do you prefer a more active trip to the beach ? Kiting, surfing or do you enjoy the thrill of riding a jet ski ? I'm sure you'll come home with tons of pictures and this collection is perfect to preserve those memories.

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

This collection is available as kit, alphas, borders, extra papers, journal cards, word art and an add-on.

No, I'm not forgetting the bundle, but with this you get a great add-on and I wanted to put that in the spotlight a little more.

Buy this bundle at an amazing price ...

And get this add-on for free (Offer valid for a limited time. Add-on included in the bundle downloads, no need to add it to your cart.)

Look at these gorgeous pages made by the CT's. These ladies just rock !

Congratulations to our winner : Fairy White. Thanks for participating and enjoy your prize!
Please send an email to scrapyrusdesignsteam at gmail dot com to claim your prize.  You have to claim it within one week.

And now, how about some Summer treats for everyone ?

First up is Tia's cluster. You can find this lovely freebie on the Scrapyrus Designs' Facebook page.

In the newsletter, it's happy hour as we double up on freebies. Subscribers will not only find this matching set of numbers ...

But also this super quick page by Emily ...

Here on the blog you can help yourself to this wonderful cluster by Carol. Enjoy !

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Win "Beachaholic"

Scrapyrus Designs has a new kit coming out on Friday. If you've been dreaming about a summer kit with a beach theme it's your lucky day! Here is a peek at the kit:

To stand a chance to win this kit, you need to:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name and email address if you comment anonymously.
2. Comments must be left by noon on Thursday the 17th of July 2014.
3. You can share this RAK on your own blog or facebook and upon leaving a public link in the comments for each, you could have more opportunities.

Good Luck! Winner will be announced when the kit is revealed.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July Gallery Pick

This month it was my turn (Stefanie) to have a look through Scrapyrus Design's Gallery at Scrapbook Graphics and choose a layout that caught my eye.

I chose Journey of a lifetime from sassygirlandi.

I love the photo treatment, the soft black and white conversion. The fabulous clusters and shadow work, I struggle to cluster like this and so admire it very much. 
I am intrigued by the layout, who are the children and where are they heading...

She used a World at my Fingers, which can be purchased at ScrapBook Graphics.

Friday, July 4, 2014

New Release "Stars and Stripes" with a FREEBIE!

Happy Fourth of July to all of our USA readers!!  Red, White and Blue are such striking colors together and always creates layouts that just pop!  Whether you are celebrating with a BBQ at home, are on vacation, or are off to see the professional fireworks this kit will set those photos off nicely!  Just check out these bright colors and fun, unique elements!

See this in the Scrapyrus Designs Store!
To see the larger previews of the individual parts just move your mouse over the thumbnails.

Stars And Stripes is sold as a kit that includes the Extra Papers and Alphas you see featured above.

I know I am always inspired by what the CT comes up with!  I hope these will inspire you!

by Connie

If you "like" Scrapyrus Designs on Facebook, you can get this fun pack of Flairs by Iowan.

We have a special alpha freebie for our Newsletter subscribers and if you would like to sign up so you won't miss future freebies you can click right HERE.

Last, but not least . . . it is time for a blog freebie!  Click the image below to download these darling journal cards made by Sucali. =)
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