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Grandma’s Quilt Scraps

by Rebecca 8 April 2014

I love vintage. Heritage. Traditional. I am not a huge fan of soft colors, but they can sometimes make my heart beat fast when combined with the perfect contrasting colors or elements. That is what happened when I saw Laurie by guest designer PattyB Scraps. I was immediately drawn to the ephemera, the beautiful taupe […]

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We have a Winner! Giveaway Number II….

by Toiny Westberry 8 April 2014
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No muss, no fuss.  We have a winner in our first April Tuesday Blog Giveaways! We use Random.org to determine all our blog giveaway winners. The sweet little red Samsung camera goes to #56:  Mary Chapman! Congrats! Mary, please check the email you used to post your comment for details. I had a wonderful, happy […]

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New products in our CU store and a FREEBIE!

by Robyn 7 April 2014

Let’s take a look at what is new in our CU store this week.  I have some lovely goodies to show you. First one is  this wonderful Vintage Button Duo from Snickerdoodle Designs.  SAVE 34%! I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many messy, grunge brushes. Lara’s Digi World has a […]

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LOTW March 30 – April 5 And the winner is ….

by renee 6 April 2014
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Wombat with her amazing page Everday Love. I love the photo treatment here. The photo of this beautiful girl is blended perfectly in the background and the grunginess only adds to it. The brushes are wonderful and so are the colors and the added words make this page perfect. So congrats to Wombat on winning […]

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Clipping Masks in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 5 April 2014
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Many of you have requested a tutorial on Clipping Masks, so let’s take a look at how useful these can be. I am using Photoshop CS6 for this tutorial, but the same instructions apply in Photoshop Elements as well. In the image below, I have clipped my text to the brown paper on this Monkey […]

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This Boy by The Urban Fairy and a free quickpage for you

by renee 4 April 2014
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Boys – usually covered in dirt but always safe in our love! From the first coo to the end of our days. However This Boy by The Urban Fairy isn’t a baby boy kit – it’s more of a toddler and up kinda deal! Boys get into a lot of EVERYTHING, so The Urban Fairy […]

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Cafe in Paris: a Coordinating Collection by TheStudio Designers

by tammy 3 April 2014
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Charmed by the notes of music in the air, Le Café in Paris, I long to be there.  A mixture of vintage, old things gently aged, the menu a bit tattered, softly stained by the sage.  Sipping warm tea, or a glass of Champagne, English ivy perks up from a soft morning rain.  Immersed in […]

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April Tuesday Blog Giveaways!

by Toiny Westberry 1 April 2014
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Wooooooohooooooooo! It has been five (5!) years since I bought theStudio.  Some days it feels like yesterday, and other days I can’t remember my life before theStudio became a part of my family.  It’s crazy how time flies, and all that time flying by must be celebrated! There is a lot going on this month.  Right now our […]

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LOTW March 23 – 29 And the winner is ….

by renee 30 March 2014
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Foxinsocks with her wonderful page Sam: Love & Life. I adore the large photo, it is so unbelievable cute and it makes me so happy just to look at it! I also find the border very beautiful, just as the little photo and cluster in the corner. It absolutely contributes to the main photo! So […]

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Shadowing Elements in Groups in Photoshop

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 29 March 2014

Did you know that you can apply a shadow to a Group in Photoshop? I didn’t for the longest time! Here’s how! Below is an image showing 2 groups.  Each group contains  letters which spell one word. (If you are wondering how/why some of the layers have a colored label, read Giving Photoshop Layers a […]

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