Photoshop-Camera Raw: Turning Colored Photographs into black and white

I have always been attracted to vintage style photographs and ephemera. I, therefore decided to play around with the Camera Raw feature in Photoshop to edit a picture so it would have a nostalgic appeal to it. I took a semi current day color photo of my sister from 1974 and made some blending adjustmentsContinue reading “Photoshop-Camera Raw: Turning Colored Photographs into black and white”

Junk Journal Pages Series 1 Part 3: Using Digital Printables

I have been working on a junk journal for a few weeks now and decided to add some of my digital printables to a couple of the pages.  I used the latest Multimedia Crafts Digital Blog Freebie called, “Ads Envelope Template”, and the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook Freebie called, “Aged Stamps”.   I made twoContinue reading “Junk Journal Pages Series 1 Part 3: Using Digital Printables”

Digital Photo Frame: Freebie

I hope everyone has been doing well and is still sharpening their skills with digital crafting. I’ve been playing around with some clip art and decided to design a simple photo frame layout. This freebie comes with a psd and a png transparent file. You can clip a photo and mask it to the psdContinue reading “Digital Photo Frame: Freebie”

Quarantine Crafting: Finding resources While Stuck at Home

The world has suffered from what most of us are familiar with: The horrible pandemic of the corona virus.  With many people having to work from home, teach from home, and shop from home, we need something to keep our minds off this new lifestyle adjustment. Creativity can do just that.  It can take theContinue reading “Quarantine Crafting: Finding resources While Stuck at Home”

Digital With Digital: Quick and Easy Ephemera

[UPDATED] When it comes to making ephemera for your scrapbook or junk journal, do you sometimes appreciate easy fixes?  I do.  That’s why I combine multiple digital templates together to quickly complete a project. In this instance, I will show you how I made some cards, envelopes, and tags from various digital templates.  Some ofContinue reading “Digital With Digital: Quick and Easy Ephemera”

Something Borrowed, Something New

When it comes to crafting, I love to take an existing idea or technique and merge it with my own new spin on it. Crafting is somewhat like a wedding.  We are married to what we love.  We create an alliance with supplies, videos, magazines, and things we see in stores on display, giving usContinue reading “Something Borrowed, Something New”

Digital File Storage

If you love scrapbooking and junk journaling, then you have probably acquired quite a bit of beautiful papers and elements.  Some may be physical purchases from brand names such as Graphic45 , BoBunny Tim Holtz The Paperstash, Stamperia, and many others. You may have also purchased digital downloads from etsy,or other websites.  Many digital files areContinue reading “Digital File Storage”

Digital Scrap-booking: Quality Tips – Checking Gamut in Adobe Photoshop

It is very important to identify when images are out of gamut before completing digital scrapbook projects. Why? The answer is simple. But first you must understand what a gamut is.  A gamut is the color range or scope of colors that monitor systems display and printer structures print. If an image is out ofContinue reading “Digital Scrap-booking: Quality Tips – Checking Gamut in Adobe Photoshop”

Memories and Treasures Freebie Kit

Enjoy this vintage style paper kit. Create your scrapbook pages, envelopes, tags, bags, junk journal pages and more. This 6 piece, 8.5″ x 11″ kit is 300 dpi, and is in printable jpg format. Click here to download your copy of Memories and Treasures. See terms of use for licensing agreement.

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