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This week I planned to delve a little more into some of the options available to us when we use Photoshop Styles.  But I’ve become sidetracked by two adorable handmade gifts that I must share with you today!

We’ll get back to Styles next week!

Have you visited the “Hybrid & Printables” or “Cutting Files” Categories at theStudio?  You will find wonderful ideas there for all different kinds of  hands-on projects!  I think it’s great to be able to use items in our digi-stash in more ways than on a scrapbook page.

Today I am excited to share with you two projects that I hope you will find useful and just plain fun!

PROJECT #1:

msbrad sent me this photo of her grandson, David, wearing a shirt that she designed, using Lil T.O.T.’s.

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I love that msbrad was able to create a special and unique shirt for her grandson, using her digital supplies!  Here is how she did it:

“I bought transfer paper at my local office supply store. I created the design, then merged the layers . Then, just using the regular printer that I have at home,  I printed the design on the transfer paper, and ironed it on the t-shirt.  That’s all there is to it!”

I was so taken by this great idea, that I asked msbrad if she would mind sharing her creation with you.  She graciously agreed.  You may download her Lil T.O.T.’s pre-designed cluster ***Download No Longer Available***or by clicking on the image below.  Pick up some transfer paper and a t-shirt, print, iron, and you’ve got a great gift in minutes! (Use this cluster on your scrapbook pages too!)

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 PROJECT #2:

Did you follow the Layout Artist Competition here at theStudio last month?  Patricia (patriciabb) was one of the contestants, and I am delighted to have her on my Creative Team. If Patricia’s work is new to you, you can view her gallery here.

Patricia created an adorable “Bottle Wrap”, using Lil T.O.T.’s, as well as a scrapbook page about it.  (And now you know where I got the title for this blog post!)

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I can just envision Bottle Wraps for all seasons!  Or how about birthday gifts, friendship gifts, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts?  The possibilities are truly endless!

Patricia has shared her creation instructions with me, and I have created a PDF file for you to download with those instructions. Just click on the link below!

How to Create Bottle Wraps

I would love to see any Bottle Wraps that you come up with!  Create,  photograph, and post in your gallery here at theStudio!

If you want to create your Halloween design, whether for a t-shirt, bottle wrap, or scrapbook page, I put Lil’ T.O.T.’s on sale for you!  You can check out the kit and all of the extra goodies in my store, SnickerdoodleDesigns, and that of my collab partner, KimberKatt Scraps!

 

 

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Perhaps your looking for the perfect alpha, but want to find one by your favorite designer. Maybe you’ve been checking out the gorgeous Bohemian Fall products, and want to see what a specific designer has created. Quick filters are your friends!

At the top of any category, you can easily sort by Designer! This makes it quick and easy to find just what you need! And now you know! Happy Shopping!

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If you have been reading my tutorials for a while, you know that I love Sticky Notes.  I have them everywhere.  It’s so much easier than trying to remember everything!  Sticky notes do lose their “sticky” though, if you move them around too much.  Turn on the fan on a hot day, and Sticky Notes have been known to blow away.  And, as strange as it might sound, my little dog, Riley, actually likes to eat Sticky Notes.  I haven’t yet figured out exactly why.

I used to keep my favorite Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts on Sticky Notes, until I created a printed Cheat Sheet for them.  You can read Quick Tips #7 – Keyboard Shortcuts in just a minute or two, and find the download of my favorite Shortcuts to print for yourself.

When I want to attach notes to a particular design or layout that I am creating in Photoshop, Sticky Notes won’t work.  So I use Photoshop’s Notes feature.  You can read Quick Tip #9: Creating Notes  to learn how to use this nifty tool, if you are unfamiliar with it (and even download another gift there).

There are times, though, when I just need to leave myself a note… and it’s not associated with a Photoshop file, and I don’t want it blowing off my desk.  In those instances, I use the Sticky Note gadget, built into Windows 7.  This is a revamped version of the Notes gadget in other Windows versions.  I am using Windows 7, so will demonstrate that version today.

To find Sticky Notes click on the Windows logo in the lower left corner of your screen. sd-sticky-notes-1

Click on All Programs, then select Accessories to find Sticky Notes.  When you click on Sticky Notes, a yellow Sticky Note Pad will open on your monitor.

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You can easily resize the Stick Note, delete the Note (by clicking on the X in the upper right corner), or even create additional Sticky Notes (by clicking on the + sign in the upper left corner).  If you right click on a Sticky Note you can even change the color of the note itself.  This is a nice way to label notes with varying degrees of importance.

Here’s a tip:  If you right click on Sticky Notes in the Accessories Folder, you can choose to pin Sticky Notes to your Task Bar or Start Up Menu.  I keep Sticky Notes right there on my Task Bar so I can quickly access it when I need it.

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 Now…. I just need to guard against this……….

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 But can you REALLY have too many Sticky Notes?

 

 

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Creating Shortcuts on a Mac

by Nibbles Skribbles 17 July 2013
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I have been receiving lots of positive comments regarding my recent tutorials from my fellow Mac users, thanking me for sharing some Mac tips for scrappers I’m going to continue that trend today! When I’m scrapping or working, I need to be able to access the same folders today as I did yesterday and tomorrow. […]

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Wow Me Wednesday! Badge I.D. Mini Album

by Rebecca 16 January 2013

Welcome to Wow Me Wednesday! Every Wednesday I’ll be here to share something that made me say “WOW”.  It may be a cool tip or trick to “wow” your photos, it might be a hybrid project, or it might just be some crazy something I run across in my escapades on the web. I hope […]

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Create an Album in under an Hour

by SnickerdoodleDesigns 8 December 2012

I love quotes.  They convey messages in a compact way, which somehow just appeals to me. Quite frequently, I use quotes for inspiration.  When I first started designing, I had the following quote taped to my computer screen: “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” (unknown) Of course, […]

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How to: Pinterest & Pin It to Win It!

by Nibbles Skribbles 26 October 2012
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From now until Halloween, we are holding an awesome contest, Pin It to Win It! and there will be TONS of winners! Simply head to our store, Pin the products on your wish list to your Pinterest account and then wait. On Halloween, we’ll be looking through all the pins and be awarding some TREATS […]

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Get Organized: September 2012

by Nibbles Skribbles 1 September 2012

Welcome to another month of organizing fun! – I am always working on organizing when it comes to Digital Scrapbooking. Whether it’s tagging files, putting files away, figuring out what needs to be scrapped, uploaded, deleted, backed up etc – it’s an ongoing process. I’ll be popping in here, on theStudio blog, on the first […]

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Cover Images for Facebook Pages {Freebie}

by Nibbles Skribbles 6 April 2012

One of our forum members asked about the new Facebook Timeline Cover photos, so I thought I would pop in and share a little information about them with you! The size of a cover photo on Facebook is 851 pixels by 315 pixels (2837×1.05 inches at 300ppi). (If you’re interested in knowing what the other […]

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Should you Shadow?

by Toiny Westberry 26 March 2012
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One of the most common questions all of us get asked; “should I add dropshadows?”… to elements, papers, photos.  My answer 99% of the time is YES. It is all a matter of personal opinion, so take my point of view with a big grain of salt, but I feel shadows add that “pop” to […]

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