Wednesday, 15 August 2018

BLOG CHALLENGE AUGUST

Hi everyone! Welcome to the August blog challenge! First things first, we need to announce the winner for the July Template challenge!!! You ladies did an outstanding job with those recipes and you can drool over all the awesome entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Emma!!!

Congratulations Emma aka MrsEm!!! 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 Emma's gorgeous page:

Pink Reptile Designs Blog

For this month, let's relax and chill ... take things down a notch and just be inspired by this image:

full of girlfriends, summer vibes, inky indigos, pretty pinks, a sprinkle of gold, refreshing water, blessings and niceties. Take as much or as little of the image as you wish and create a page that soothes your soul.



Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies made based on this inspiration collage:


by RikkiD


by mcurtt


by Heidi Nicole


by Jenn McCabe


Now it's your turn to create! We can't wait to see what inspires your pages!


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 September 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?!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

FUN WITH FONTS | LAYER AND STACK

 

Hey everyone! I'm popping in with a quick little font and title tip for today.

One thing I love to do to help with making quick custom titles is to simply layer two different colors of the same font. I usually pull the two different colors straight from the photo (or sometimes from the digital scrapbooking kit I am using). Then I shift one of the font layers down and over a few pixels to create a layered, almost 3D look. From there you can make the title into a sticker, add some styles, or leave it as is.

Some fonts have font families, or variations, of the same font. Like Hammock font has black and then rough. The rough version of the font is just scratched up and distressed a bit.


When you layer the rough font over the black base you can see a tiny bit of the black base font peek through. I usually shift the base over and down a bit so you can see the bottom font a bit better.


Another fun layering tip with font families is to find a font family that has a shadow font or an outline font included. Zing Rust has this fun shadow font and then a solid fill font (among a few other neat choices too) that will make layering different colors of the same font really fun. Here's an example of that font below:
And here is how it looks layered and with the bottom shadow layer shifted over and down a few pixels.

And here is a page I created using this two color font layering tip. I used the font Blue Planet and made the title into a little sticker with a white border around it. The colors were pulled directly from the photo.


This is such a super quick and easy way to title your pages and get a chance to play with all those fun fonts you are hoarding!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

TUTORIAL | MIXING TEMPLATES

Hi Everyone! Happy August! I can never believe when a new month starts... it just seems like the last month went so fast! There are plenty of day that I want to push pause, and plenty that I wish I could fast forward a little! (Heck, most work days I would fast forward!)

Today, we are going to talk about Mirjam's templates! They are an awesome addition to your stash! They are so versatile and can be used with any type of subject. Today, I'm going to show you how to simply use them for your pages in a way that you might not have tried. With a little mixing and matching, you might just end up with a page that you would have never tried!

First, here is a set that Mirjam released. Just Dad Templates



Such a great mix of templates and photo spots! Perfection!

Ok. You are going to open two of the templates. Then your next step is to copy all teh layers of Templates #2 onto Templates #1. You can do this by selecting the Background Layer, and scrolling all the way to the topmost layer, (don't click yet!). Then you will press the Shift Key, and clicking on that top most layer. Right click, and choose to Duplicate Layers. You will then choose a document to place those layers. For this example, you would pick Templates #1 that you opened.

All of the copied layers from Template #2 are now on top of all layers of Templates #1. Now, the fist thing you need to do after combining templates, is removing the copied Background Layer. So, just scroll until you see "Background Layer" in the middle of the Layers Palette and then delete it. You will have a basic combined template.



Now, you can go through from the top to the bottom, and click on the eye next to each layer to see if it's one you want to keep of one you want to delete. Pay attention to journaling and date boxes, as you wouldn't need both on your single page layout. After going through, here is my basic template. I did switch some things up, and moved some things, but that is normal for me!



I removed a few layers, a journaling spot, the tent, and some other elements. I left the journal card for now, only since I don't think this will be a Dad page, but more of a kid page. It's more of a placeholder at the moment.

And here is the page that I created, mixing the two templates. Not too bad when mixing two templates, right? It's not something that i normally do, but it's fun to mix and match, and give yourself a totally new starting point!



Here's another sample of mixing 2 templates with the same pack. Rikki combined template nr. 2 en 3 to create this page.



Hope you enjoyed that simple and fun technique to get a jumpt start for your pages, and get more use out of the templates that you have already! Don't limit yourself from the same batch, combine from different sets! You'd be amazed how fun it is to mix them up!

Thanks for visiting!
Jenn (jk703)

Friday, 3 August 2018

NEW: AUGUST BYOC | FARM FRESH

It's August.. what a fantastic month! The weather is starting to change. The heat of the Summer should start to wain with cooler evenings, and all the crops are getting ready for harvesting. I love that the gardens are popping with fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits to be picked. Ah what splendor! I just love this time of year!

My mouth is watering just thinking about eating fresh tomatoes, and oh my, the smells that are wafting in the air from the fresh basil and oregano. I just love going to the farmers market to grab a whole bunch of wonderful veggies. Salads tend to be a great go to and base to build upon any time of year, but Summer time? Yummy!

SUPER EASY SUPER TASTY TOMATO SALAD: tomatoes, mozarella, chopped basil, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grounded salt and pepper

With the BYOC color pallet and thoughts of fresh vegetables on my mind, I created these 4 brand new packs that are ALL 20% off through August 3rd but of course there's special offers for newsletter subscribers!!! Not a subscriber yet? Click HERE to join the gang!


FARM FRESH | ELEMENTS

A great set of 70!!!!! quirky and unique elements in all kind of shapes, sizes, textures and styles. Totally inspired by the farmers market and a healthy lifestyle. Perfect for scrapping your signature homemade salad, your jawdropping garden growth, visit to the farmers market or to help you mark your healthy food goals. Everything you need to scrap those and more is right here!

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Farm-Fresh-Elements.html


FARM FRESH | PAPERS
A great set of 15 fantasticly fresh patterned papers, 7 alternate color combinations PLUS 10 beautifully textured matching solids. Which makes this a fantastic pack of 32 papers in total!!

PATTERNS & ALTERNATES
https://the-lilypad.com/store/Farm-Fresh-Papers.html


FARM FRESH | ALPHA'S
A cute, country upper case alpha with numbers and punctuation that comes in 10 easy to use and re-use colors! Perfect for mixing and matching and creating eye catching titles. Also cute as tiny monograms.

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Farm-Fresh-Alpha.html

FARM FRESH | TEMPLATES
Rejoice in the little things, give in to whatever tugs at your heart...and off you go!
Let these 4 amazing 12 x 12 templates help you scrap your signature homemade salad, your jawdropping garden growth, visit to the farmers market or to help you mark your healthy food goals.

[Contains  PSD, .TIFF and .PNG files. Shadows are included in all file formats ].

https://the-lilypad.com/store/Farm-Fresh-Templates.html

 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

HYBRID | HOME DECORATION


For this cute hybrid home decoration project I was inspired by comic books:




I worked with the colors red, yellow, blue, some word art and a comics inspired layout to create my mdf board.

I printed my photos and some elements from several kits created by Pink Reptile Designs.



I cut the elements:



I began by the last photo in the row and added different elements to create a comics feel.



The blue paper is a paper from Today | Papers.

I added tape and a yellow bubble to complete the roiht side. The red tape is from Sea of Love | Elements, the bubble and the Enjoy WA plus arrow tag are printed from Scribbledeedoo | Elements. The red tag is from Labels & Tags the yellow paper is also from Today | Papers



To finish this part of my board, I added a WA titled Original Version from Seriously | Elements



Then, I added a second photo thinking about aligning it with the first one. I left a white frame around the photos to mimic the comic book frames



I added the last photo and again aligned it with the others.
I added two bubbles straddling the two photos aldo from Labels & Tags



I added two letters, the first letters of my children names.They are from the cute alpha Hello Austin.



Under the photo, I slipped some elements.



I completed this cluster with a WA Smile from Me, My Selfie and I | Wordarts



And I finished my creation by adding a tag cut from a blue paper and with a heart brad from Bring On The Weekend | Elements



And see there my photo board is done !



Some details





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!