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We apologize for the delay, but the collection for the third week of the WendyP Designs Round Robin is worth the wait. It is a springy, it’s steam-punky and it’s deliciously beautiful! Introducing: Spring into Time by WendyP Designs & Lara’s DigiWorld – here’s what they have to say:

“Steampunk is…a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”

George Mann Spring into Time is a fun adventure into Steampunk, with all the beautiful, fresh, new blooms of Spring.  It is fantasy come to life, wrapped in a beautiful digital scrapbooking collection by WendyP Designs and Lara’s DigiWorld.

Please ask questions in the Round Robin FAQs, I will update that post with answers. We also need to update this post with the NEW rules :)

A Round Robin is One Month, One Designer, Four Collabs.

Question: How do you come in, and more importantly, how can you save extra?
Answer: Create a LO!

The layout rules are simple:

  • Use only the current week Round Robin Collab
  • Properly credit & link the Round Robin Collab
  • Add hashtag: #studioroundrobin

What are the discounts?

Please note, that with our brandnew awesome store, we have changed the way the discounts work for Round Robins, effective this week.

  • Post the LO in our gallery, receive 50 points in our store.
  • Pin your LO on pinterest, receive 50 points in our store.
  • Share your LO on Facebook,  receive 50 points in our store.
  • Post your LO on Google+,  receive 50 points in our store.

The best news? These discounts are stackable. That means if you participate in all four Social Media venues, you will receive 200 points (equal to $2) to spend in our store!

We will add your points each week on Wednesdays (This will be delayed this week).

Please post your layout in the forum thread with links to where each LO is posted (our Round Robin gallery, your Pinterest, Facebook & Google+).

Now, let’s take a closer look at the simply stunning Spring Into Time collection:


Save the most when you pick up the Spring Into Time Mega Collection

For a limited time get this Spring Into Time Add On FREE! Just click to download & Enjoy!

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It’s time for a brandnew Custom Collection. Yay! We are back & ready to pick some new winners.  Do you have any custom collection you would love to have? Free?

What is a Custom Collection? It is a chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request.

This week I have a brand new Custom Collections to show off! In February, Steph won her Custom Collection request from SnickerdoodleDesigns and Vero – The French Touch.

I would love to see a modern sewing kit. Currently used tools, equipment, fabrics. Bright colors. Pattern styles, clothing shapes – maybe a template to add fabric / patterns / color to the basic shape of a clothing item – dress, pants, suit, skirt, shirt. For people who sew and would like to scrap about their creations.
Thanks!

from: Steph

Introducing the absolutely stunning: By Design

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Creativity. We, as scrapbookers thrive on it. Many crafts use similar tools, so whether you enjoy sewing, paper crafting, or similar crafts, By Design can help you document your creative passions, whatever they are!

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Save even more on the entire collection!

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Here is a special 10% off coupon for our blog readers! Code: BLOGBYDES (expires May 6, 2015). Coupon is valid on By Design by SnickerdoodleDesigns and Vero – The French Touch : . Steph, check your email to get this magnificent collection FREE!

I very much appreciated the slightly less specific requests. It is easier to get those completed than once with complex, specific elements. Continue to ask me something fun! Ask me something in your favorite color! Or favorite colors! Request flowers, winter or love, and let’s see who I can make happy next. And go ahead & try with something a little more specific. I know there were some great ideas out there that can be fulfilled! Give it another go?

I am finally ready to pick a new Custom Collection Winner!  I’ve got some more new releases for the next weeks, but after that, well… I need your requests! What do you need for your digital scrapbooking stash?  Hit me up in the comments below and I’ll announce a brandnew winner next week. Woooooooooooohooooooooooo!

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Welcome back to our regular Saturday blog posts, where we talk about Photoshop tips and tricks!

Several weeks ago we talked about Saving Hard Drive Space by Deleting Extra File Formats and Saving Hard Drive Space by Deleting Invisible Layers.  (While our dust is settling, after moving into our awesome new store, I do not have accurate blog links to give you for those tutorials; but have provided you with links to download the tutorials in PDF format if you like.)

One of the things we talked about is that typically TIFF files take up less space on our hard drives than PSD files.  Here’s a short excerpt from “Savings Hard Drive Space by Deleting Extra File Formats:”

Many designers include multiple file formats such as PSD, TIFF, and PNG in their products.  This is typical with templates, for example, offering the consumer the opportunity to choose the file format that works best for them and the software they use. ….. I am often asked if one needs to save all of these formats.  It’s a personal choice; but if you are trying to save hard drive space, deleting file formats you do not use is one way to help achieve that goal.

But what if your product only came in PSD format, there are no extra file formats to delete, but you really need to save some hard drive space?  You can simply resave your PSD files as TIFF files. Here’s how:

1.  Open your PSD file in Photoshop.

2. Go to File > Save As  (The original file name will be in the “File Name: box. Either rename or leave as is.) Click SAVE.

3. The TIFF Options box will open.

  • Choose Image Compression: LZW
  • Layer Compression: ZIP (slower saves, smaller files)

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4. Click OK and you’re done!

I experimented on one of the overlays in my new Impressions Overlays 1.   At the end of my creation process for this particular overlay, the file consisted of 7 layers.   Below is a chart showing the file size differences, based upon the TIFF saving choices that I made.

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If you choose to resave your PSD files as TIFF files, be sure to make smart saving choices. With the wrong boxes ticked, you could be saving files larger than your PSD files… and we don’t want that!

While I don’t have a PSD to offer you to practice saving file formats, I do have an Impressions Overlay Sampler for you to experiment with in your layouts.  My Cool Beans Collection is currently on sale, offering a savings of 40-50%.   In the sample below, I placed one of the Cool Beans Krafts on top of the Sampler, changed the Blend Mode to Overlay, and adjusted the Levels just a bit.  I’ve included the grayscale sample for you to play with, as well as the color sample for you to use.

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You may download a PDF of this tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by! We’ll see you next week!

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Breakfast at Tiffanys by BooLand Designs and a free quickpage for you

by renee 23 April 2015
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Breakfast at Tiffanys by BooLand Designs is a wonderful kit in the most beautiful colors teal and violet. The kit is perfect for all kind of pages and photo’s. The wonderful flowers will make each photo look even more beautiful and the touch of Paris in the kit adds just that bit of romance to your […]

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Time for a New Store: What does this mean?

by Toiny 11 April 2015

It is TIME!  It is the last weekend in our old store.  The final touches to our big, new, fabulous facelift happen next week. I’m truly excited…. and exhausted LOL. It can’t get here fast enough. Please take advantage of the 1,000+ products in our retiring categories, both Personal Use & Commercial Use.  Do download […]

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LOTW April 3 – 9 And the winner is …

by renee 10 April 2015
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KingsQueen with her fabulous page Rainy Day. I love how all the colors pop on the large black and white photo. The clustering is absolutely beautiful and I adore the photo’s! This is such a lovely page, so congrats KingsQueen on winning this weeks LOTW! This beautiful page was created with the wonderful April Showers […]

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Bustin’ Out by Over The Fence Designs and a free quickpage for you

by renee 9 April 2015
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Spring is bustin’ out all over and birds are singing, flowers are peeking out to embrace the sun and windows and doors are open to let the fresh breezes in. Bustin’ Out by Over The Fence Designs is an amazing kit to help you capture spring in your layouts. The beautiful elements and fabulous colors will […]

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Retiring products at TheStudio

by tammy 8 April 2015
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Next week is a big week here at theStudio, we are closing the old store and opening the new one.  It’s going to be so much fun having a new store, I got a little sneak peak a week or so ago and it looks awesome.   That being said there are a lot of retiring […]

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Round Robin: April Showers

by Toiny 7 April 2015
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The second week of the WendyP Designs Round Robin is starting. It is a springy, wet and beautiful collection by WendyP Designs & Jilbet’s Bits of Bytes. Here’s what they have to say about this new collection: April showers bring May flowers is a single line poem that many children memorize a a young age, and for […]

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Saving Hard Drive Space by Deleting Extra File Formats

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 4 April 2015

Hard drive space becomes a premium resource as we gather more digital products.  I know I keep seeing my available hard drive space decreasing as I add to my collection of resources. To determine how much hard drive space you have available, if you are using a PC:  Click on the Windows logo (lower left […]

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