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December 2010

After (the holidays) Freebie


Life has been so busy at home and with theStudio that the kit I was making for Christmas turned into an After (the holidays) Kit.  I took some much needed “me” time this week and finished it up.  I’m thrilled it turned out to be non-Christmassy!  I’m just in love with the colors and I have so many pictures on my EHD that will be perfect for this one.  Including non-Christmas one, so, YAY, all that delay turned into a good thing.  After (the holidays) Kit  is just perfect to scrap all those “After” pictures.  After the holidays.  After the fun.  Just after.  Quiet, understated and relaxed.  The way I love to feel after it’s all finally over.

After is done in soft blues, greens and creams with a touch of brown to balance it out.  This kit includes 12 textured papers and 6 cardstocks (18 total), as well as 29 elements and 15 wordbits, including a BONUS photoshop style set for shadows and making your own wordbits.

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As my first post I’m being double-y lazy here.  This is a copy from a blurb in theStudio Newsletter.  I thought it a good place to start when I wrote it, and I think it’s still a good start to our photography section… off we go!
Being lazy today, but hopefully full of good information all the same.  I, and I’m sure all of you as well, took tons of pictures this Christmas.  I’ve now had my SLR (Canon Rebel EOS) for one year.  I’m still in awe at the awesomeness of the pictures this puppy pops out.  But, well, I’ve seen some other shots from other photographers come out of the same exact camera that blow my mind.   I would like to blow my own mind LOL!
One of the things I’ve found is that the vast majority of photographers work hard on their images after they’ve shot the original photo.  There are many tools out there but the two I use are Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS4.  I have presets and actions for both that work wonders on my photos.  However, like everyone, I like things my way.
I found there are several filters and adjustments I use frequently on my photos.  I made myself a couple actions in photoshop and these are now my go-to, quick fixes, when editing a batch of photos quickly to share with the grandparents back home.
Today, rather than a real tutorial, I’m offering these actions free.  We’ve got a lot more ground to cover on photography and I think this is a great place for us all to get our feet wet.
Below is one of my favorite photo’s of our Christmas this year.  This is Tess proudly sporting a heart cookie around her proclaiming her love for the coolest “Opa” aka Grandpa.  I’m not sure of the story behind this tradition, but my kids love getting these cookies to dangle from their necks.
I think the original photo was pretty darn good.  But once I ran my Piggyscraps Add-Warmth Photo Fixer action.  I think it looked 100% better.  Try them out, see for yourself, and stay tuned for more photography fun from theStudio.  Just click to download & enjoy.

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I’m sending 2010 out with a BANG!

Build Your Own Grab Bag • 5 PU or CU products for $5
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Offer available Dec 24 – 31 only.
Excludes collabs, bundles, designer2designer services & gift certificates.

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Christmas Sale!

by Toiny Westberry 23 December 2010
Christmas Sale

It’s almost time!  Is there anyone, at least anyone with little ones in home, getting any sleep?  Real sleep?  The restful kind where, you know, you sleep?  Because it’s not me.   And, actually, it’s not just the little ones.  While I’ve found Tess, 9, digging in all sorts of unlikely places (and oddly skipping the […]

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New Free with Purchase

by Toiny Westberry 20 December 2010
PINK Romance thumbnail

*DOWNLOAD FREEBIE* Good Morning World! My world this morning is white, white, white.  How is it in your neck of the woods?  We have a brandnew Free Gift with Purchase (any purchase over $5.00) at theStudio:      I am a huge fan of Erikas, Lara’s Digi World, work.  She combines art, with fantasy, with love, […]

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December Progressive Scrap

by Min 13 December 2010
White Christmas (thumbnail)

Are you dreaming of a “White Christmas”? Maybe not “a” but “the” – the White Christmas Mega kit of the Studio?  It’s gorgeous, isn’t it… when I look at it and see all those different shades of White, I always remember the story of the Inuit having 100 different names for snow. Let’s have some […]

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by Aimee Harrison 12 December 2010
Thumbnail image for Lottery!

Hi Everyone! I’m the new girl and I wanted to introduce myself I’m Aimee Harrison and I live in beautiful SW Michigan. I’ve been a digiscrap designer since July of 2009 but I’ve been designing digital art for over ten years. Now I’ve got to tell you all that I’m really excited to be a […]

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Advent Calendar (DAD) Day 8

by Toiny Westberry 8 December 2010

We’ve got another FANTASTIC little tidbit for you today.  Our DOTD is the Gold Rush Page Kit by BooLand Designs.  Boo took a sabbatical from theStudio to finish her studies and now she is back.  Back with a BANG! Gold Rush Page Kit is a must have in my book.  The gold, the sparkles are just screaming […]

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theStudio Blog Hop: Holly Jolly Christmas II

by Toiny Westberry 5 December 2010

Link Expired – now at theStudio Hi all! It is time for the annual Studio Christmas Carol Blog! Our Design Team gets together to create gorgeous mini’s representing our favorite Christmas Carols. This year I’ve got Holly Jolly Christmas. Just click to download & enjoy my mini kit. My Christmas gift to you… and then […]

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Time for a poll…

by Toiny Westberry 5 December 2010

This poll ends December 15th. You may make up to 3 different choices.

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