Tuesday, 23 May 2017

HYBRID | MINI ALBUM



For this month's post I created an album with bright colors. I chose papers from Drawn To You [leaf paper] and Dreams [yellow paper]
I really wanted a clean and simple album with a focus on the photos so I added a wordart on each picture and a few little elements on my paper filler pages. It's a simple and effective way to quickly decorate an album.


THE MAKING OF | STEP BY STEP

I modified each photo with photoshop and added a wordart:


WA from Blue Skies | Elements



WA from It's a Zoo | Elements

Here's all photos for my album with their wordarts [from Blue Skies, All Eyes On You, It's a Zoo, A Slice of Lemon, If Only, What I Like About You, Say Cheese


I printed the following papers and photos :


Then I cut I cut 4 rectangles out of white cardstock to create pages of my album


I glued the photos on the cardstock. One photo per side.
For example, on the first page, I glued this photo on the front side


And this one the flip side.


All photos are glued


Then I created two dividers out of white cardstock :


I glued papers on these dividers to decorate them

I used papers from Drawn to you

To create my album cover, I cut 2 rectangles out of the packaging of a breakfast cereals box. Like this:


I used double sided tape to glue paper on cardstock :



For covers, I used papers from Drawn to you and Forget me not

The next step was the decoration of my album, pages and covers.
I'm going to show you only two pages inside my album as an example.
I continued with clean and simple decorating. I added few elements on each page,just to highlight my photos

For this page, I add a tag from Awesome Sauce on the divider :


Then, I added a wordart from Spring Flutters to complete the decoration. The wordart is glued with 3D selfadhesive foam :


For the second divider, I glued leave shapes (leaves are cut with my cuttlebug) :


And I added a stripe of paper and wordart, again, to finish the cluster :

The wordart is glued with 3D selfadhesive foam. You know I love to use 3D foam
Tape is from HeArt and wordart is from Garden Party | Elements

I used my "Bind-it all" to bind my album
This machine is very easy to use.
The first step is to punch holes in all pages and covers :


Next, I cut two pieces of metal wire to bind my album and I inserted the binding wire in the holes




Finally, with my machine, I closed the binding.
My album is finished !


Photos and details of my album :













As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo of your project and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

SAN'S FAV CITY FONTS


We’ve got so many beautiful places in the world and there are so many great cities I wild love to see.  Luckily we can see bits and pieces of  many of them on tv or on the world wide web, but it is never the same as being there for real. I’ve already seen  and stayed in a lot of great cities in Europe during my backpacking holidays in the summer and when wewent on a citytrip but there's still quite a few on my wishlist.

Pictures found on Pinterest



I just love to scrap holiday pictures and journal about what we have seen and did during a day. Here are some city-fonts that I found for your traveling experiences, all free to download!


1. Stockholm, 2. Hong Kong, 3. London, 4. Washington, 5. Paris, 6. San Fransisco, 7. Helsinki, 8. Beijing, 9. Berlin,  10. New York

Which city is high on your wishlist?

Monday, 15 May 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE | MAY

Hello, hello! Welcome to another blog challenge! This month, we are thrilled to offer another freebie template for you to work your magic on, but first we need to announce the winner for April's cosmic challenge!!! You can take a peek at all the awesome entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Melanie!!!
Congratulations Melanie aka Melhope1230!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Melanie's gorgeous page:


For this month, we are thrilled to share another freebie template created by Gaelle! Your job is to use this template for this month's challenge! Of course you can twist it, shake it and/or turn it around! Use it as is or make it your own!

Just click on the image to grab it, it's FREE!

Pink Reptile Designs


Here's what the talented Pink Ladies did with this beautiful, versatile template:

by Gaelle


by Diane


by EllenT


by Mirjam 


by Nini


by Jenn


Wow, so many beautiful and creative takes on how to use this template ... and now let's see your rocking template skills!

Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on June 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

TUTORIAL | TIPS FOR FINDING DESIGNER SUPPLIES FAST


If you are like me, you don’t tag. It’s enough to just get the digital products organized in their proper folders, the photos uploaded on the computer, and then imported into Lightroom. I’ve never been a digi scrapbook supply tagger. And as such … I truly struggle with finding everything in my digi stash.

I don’t have any magic trick to get you to be able to easily find anything in your entire stash … but I do have a few tips to consider when you are completing all those designer challenges (the ones that require a certain percentage of a specific designer’s products).

What I do is use my computer’s search engine. I’m on a MAC so I just pull up a Finder window and in the search bar I can start by typing in the name of the designer as it appears in their file names. Hopefully you are working with a designer that uses only one naming convention. Mirjam uses prd to start virtually all her files. Sometimes if there is a collab, then the other designer’s pieces may be different but this will give you just about everything she makes. Some of the older, retired products may differ a bit in the naming convention. In either case … you can just change the name yourself by adding prd_ to the front of the file name.

Now you might be thinking – “Who cares? I put all my designer kits and products in a folder specifically for that designer anyway. How can this possibly help me find my PRD digital supplies faster?” And while that is true, the trick here is that doing a search with "prd" will populate each piece in the Finder window … meaning you won’t have to open every file one by one to actually see what is inside … it will all be visible.

Here is what it looks like when I go to my PRD folder with all of the PRD kits.



And here is what it looks like when I search for prd in my Finder window. See the prd in the search bar - top right?



The best part is if I've been a bad girl and have not organized my download folder yet and actually put all my new PRD kits into the PRD folder ... I can still see all my PRD stuff: both the stuff filed nice and neat in my PRD Folder and the new "yet to be filed" stuff that still resides in my download folder. I simply make sure I am doing a search for ALL MY FILES as opposed to a certain drive or folder. This even pulls my stuff off any connected EHD (external hard drive) as well.

You can also control how big your thumbnails are. So you can make them tiny if you are doing a quick glance for something or if you want to see the detail and patterns better ... you might make the thumbnails much bigger. Go to View > Show View Options and a little window will pop up where you can adjust that to your liking.



To further drill down within a designer file system of digi products – you really do have to spend a little bit of time studying their naming conventions. This will probably not help you find every red and white polka dot paper, but it will quickly allow you to scroll through the thumbnails so you can pick out the papers easily.

Here’s an example: I know Mirjam names all her papers with prd and pp, so I can just type in prd pp and get a Finder window full of all of Mirjam's papers at a glance. Scrolling through to find a red paper or a woodgrain is easy peasy!



I use this to quickly see all of Mirjam's alphas too. I pick a letter than isn't in most file names ... like "z" or "q" and type prd z because I know Mirjam names her alphas with prd a- z. Searching with prd Zz also works to find all the Alphas that have upper and lower case letters available in the alpha pack. I like doing this rather than typing in "prd alphas" because when you use the search term "alphas" you have to scroll through the whole alpha a-z (and sometimes upper, lower case, numbers and special characters!). Using just "z" condenses the search and shows just one example of each type of alpha - so just the letter Z for each alpha populates the window. Once you pick an alpha that will work, you can easily navigate to the kit folder with all the alphas.



Now as you can see this isn't quite a perfect art ... a little red zigzag stamp showed up in my search for all the alphas because it is named "zigzag stamp" - but it is still a very convenient and fast way to find what you need for those of us who do not tag our digital supplies.

Other helpful hints ... if you are looking for a brush, stamp or paint type of element, these are some of the most common terms Mirjam uses to name those elements in her kits:

stamp
transfer
paint
brush
splatter
texture
doodle
mat

Word Art pieces are usually:

wa
quote
wordstrip
wordbits
dymo
bubble

So ... spend a little time getting to know your fave designer's naming conventions and utilize your Finder window on a Mac or Explorer window on a PC, so the next time you sit down to create a page for a designer challenge you can find what you need FAST! I bet we can all agree, having more time for scrapping is a GOOD THING!