Sunday, February 1, 2009


Hello everyone!! Hope everyone is doing well and I bet most of you are gearing up or already watching the super bowl game. I myself don't even turn it on because it's not anything I get interested in. For those of you who do I hope you have fun and may your favorite team win!!

I have been playing around with some new techniques that I have been learning. I am always looking to learn new techniques and easier ways of doing things. I can oftentimes figure something out but it takes me forever to do it, and than along comes a tutorial that shows me how much easier it is to do. Anyone who has Photoshop and is looking to learn new techniques should go check out the tutorials at designer digitals. Cassie Jones has some really awesome tutorials and her instructions are so easy to follow. I have made two LO's this weekend and they are both done using two different tuts from Cassie. I know that I will need more practice but these are my first attempts following the instructions, and as I use the tuts more I will come up with some of my own interesting twists.

This first LO is made using Cassie Jones tutorial spot coloring and custom overlays. I really like how this turned out and I learned a simpler way of spot coloring-and I even created an overlay out of Jazz's Words to delite new WA set "Girl Power". You can find the WA set exclusively at DSO ( I also used Kim's new kit "Hearty Tarty" which is also available exclusively at DSO.

Here's the second one I did. This one I used Cassie's tutorial "extractions with dimension." I again used Jazzy's new WA set "Girl Power" and I also used papers from Deanne Gow-Smiths kits "Pink Lemonade and Lilac Whisper" recolored. Both kits can be found at ScrapbookMax. The paper tab with the WA on it and the flower clip and the hanging heart are from the collab kit from Chaos Lounge and Bonnie VanEsch called "Chic Shack", and last I used the scallop paper template, stitching, pin up vintage frames and carefree tag by Katie Pertiet. With every tutorial you get from Cassie it has a mini kit from Katie.

Well that's it for today. Hope you all have a great day and hopefully I will get some freebies done for everyone in the near future. I know that I have been slacking on that, but I am still working on my backed up paperwork and things at work have been relentless. Hope to talk to you all soon.



Melanie said...

Ohhhh. NIce layouts! Very, very good! Thanks for the link to the tutorials. I'll have to go check them out! Thanks, PK!

Anonymous said...

Love what you have been doing with the tuts Paula. This is a site that I came across that you will probably find really useful. The photoshop and photo editing tuts are great.


(PS - Please change my link)

Tuts Blog:

Crops said...

These layouts are soooo COOL! I'm gonna have to go check this out! I love learning new things! LOL
Talk to ya soon and I happy to see ya posting again.... get that paperwork done so you can have tons of fun again!

Beth Long said...

I loooooove learning new techniques too!!! I wish wish wish that I actually HAD photoshop though... LOL! It always seems to be much more difficult to find good PSP tuts online. And I'm 100% self taught... so any tutorials I can find are GREAT! Love your layouts... your spot coloring turned out wonderful! And I love extractions coming out of frames like that! Very cool OOB effect!

Johana said...

Nice layouts Paula
I love to learn new technics too, thanks for sharing. I know the link of Casie Jones is there, but I couldn't find it,........??
Will search for it again.
Hugs, jo

Kim B said...

OOOh Paula you are doing so WELL with all your techniques! I learn them the hard way- hahaha, by trying to achieve a look I want. It's always great when they work out isnt it?
Just popped in to send love and hugs