Friday, 24 July 2015

The Nifty Pixel - A new home

Hello all,

I am so excited for Em Stafrace of The Nifty Pixel who has just opened a shop at The Digi-Chick:

[click on the image to be taken to the store]

The digichick has a forum and gallery to post your layouts and see many others for inspiration. AND there is also a hybrid section where you can get more inspiration on how to work with digital designs in a traditional format. Yay!

Some new layouts of mine:
Love You

 Party Girl

Pop by the store to check it all out!

Hoping you all have a great day. Thank you for coming by!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Scrap Our Stash - July Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I'm participating in the Scrap Our Stash July Sketch Challenge this month. The sketch is by the talented, Em Stafrace of The Nifty Pixel. The challenge is for traditional layouts, not digital, but I still am submitting a digital one as I'm not fussed about winning prizes. I just wanted to play.

The sketch for this challenge:

If you do want to enter a digital layout, then please go HERE to download the template from the generous Em.

My layout:
Be a Little Wild
The Nifty Pixel | Template
Flergs | Wildboyz
Katie Pertiet | Bradded Photos No.1
Katie Pertiet | Inked Twists No.1
The Nifty Pixel | Wanderlust Brush & Stamp Set
The Nifty Pixel | A Tad Torn V.2

As part of the challenge, a banner is also needed to be added. Mine is across the page - a banner of coloured arrows, stapled down on either side.

The challenge started a few days ago, and runs until July 29. Go HERE to check it out. :)

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Thanks for coming by. :)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

CSI - Case File #170

Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd play with the current CSI - Case File #170:

Love the bright colours.

And my take on the file:
Love This
Katie Pertiet | Catching Rainbows Digital Kit
Katie Pertiet | Color My Love Digital Kit
Katie Pertiet | additional elements and brushes

I solved the case as so:
Colours: I used all the colours
Evidence: banners, arrows, stars, hanging something, window, flair, metal, signs, stripes.
Testimony: I used the words, 'summer' and 'run' (or rather, 'running') in my journaling which reads:
                         Summer brings much joy. Playing outside, running over the sprinkler
                         and being together.  Laughing and building memories. This is what
                         summer means to us.                                                February | 2014

The case closes 23rd July, so still plenty of time to join in. Go HERE to have a look.

Thank you for coming by. :)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Some Digi Layouts

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing some digi layouts that I created just for the fun of it. My children went to a Disco party last weekend and included in their 'lolly-bag' were some huge glasses. My last post had my eldest daughter with hers, and today is my younger daughter. Next time I'll do my son. They had such an 'awesome' time at the party and the glasses and blow-up microphone (also included in the lolly-bag) have given them great enjoyment since. How cool is that?

Simply Tiffany Studios | June Champions Layered Template
Just Jaimee | Reed

After looking at the above photos of my daughter, I looked at some older ones and thought, 'geez - how time flies'. I never scrapped the photo below, but wanted to keep a more special visual record of it, and scrap it this time using a QuickPage. This means, that the digital page is already done, there is just a spot for the photo to be slipped in. Bits can also be added to the layout. In this case, however, I left the page as is, and just added the photo and the date. Simple and quick! The photo was from 2011. It really reminded me to enjoy each moment with my children. They grow so quickly. I think the first 5 years seem to go on forever, but once they start school - oh my goodness, it just rushes by!

Just Jaimee | Skylar Quick Page

Thank you for joining me today.
Hoping you are having a wonderful day!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

CSI - Major Case File #169

Hi Everyone,

I haven't played along with the CSI challenges for a while, but had a moment and was inspired by this monthly challenge:

I solved the case with this layout:
The Nifty Pixel | Case File #169 Template
The Nifty Pixel | Feelin' Chipper
The Nifty Pixel | Say What You Mean Journal Clusters
Just Jaimee | Quinn; Bryce Alpha; Reed
Laurie Ann | Beach Basics
Jen Barrette | We Are Wild And Free
Valorie Wibbens | Sprinkles #28
Forever Joy | Living Colour
Pink Reptile Design | Awesome Sauce
Flergs | Wild Boyz Scatterz

How I solved the case:
Evidence - stars, loops, diamond shapes, eye glasses.
Testimony - 3 journaling strips and the word, 'sweetness'.

The challenge runs until the end of the month, so plenty of time to play along. Go HERE to have a look. :)

Thank you for popping in. Hope you have a lovely day.:)

Saturday, 4 July 2015

June Champions Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Recently I have joined a digital subscription whereby there is a monthly kit and videos with new techniques to learn. I joined to better my digital skills. So far, it's been brilliant! It's called Champions and held at Scrapaneers. Classes are taught by Tiffany Tillman. I have taken classes from her before which I have really enjoyed and learnt so much from.  I love her clear explanations and style.

Scrapaneers Champions June 2015

Every month, there is a challenge held in the forum. This month is to:
  • Fix a photo by adjusting white balance, exposure or alignment (or whatever else needs fixing).
  • Make a color photo really pop by using the Color Match tool.
  • Pump up your title or the overall design of your page with paint, word strips, alphas, fonts, etc.
And my layout:
Paper and Elements | June Champions Digital Kit by SugarPlum Paperie
Template | Jimbo Jambo Designs: Gardyloo

The challenge ends July 9. For more information about Champions, check it out HERE.

Thanks for popping in!