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New Mscras and DSB Releases - 25/10

Happy Friday Everybody! So are you in the mood to relax? Or in the mood to scrap? Wait a minute....can you relax AND scrap....all at the same time? Well yes! That's what Jimbo Jambo Designs has in store for you this week. A great new template set - When Pigs Fly - where all the work is already done for you. The design is vibrant, shadows great - all you have to do is get your awesome photos out, use up your favourite papers and elements from your stash...and there have your page...ready in a jiffy! I personally am in love with this set as they look so different from anything that is out there in the digi world. Am planning to use one of these designs for my DS's photobook there's a thought :)
Don't forget, as always, this new set is at 20% off just for this weekend. So head on over to the store and add these to your stash at the earliest!
Now, without much further ado, here's the set:

And here is some inspiration from our awesome CT:

By Chonchon

By Diane

By Maribel

By Marnel

By Mary

By Mary

By Raquel

By Sucali

Please remember that there are new 'old' releases at mscraps that are 20% during the weekend:

 and a new 2014 calendar in Portuguese at DSB:

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Focus on Photography - Halloween Details


Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year!  I love the crisp fall weather, carving pumpkins, corn mazes, and of course, the excitement the children feel for dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating.  Every year, I try to document as much as I can to remember all of the details.

Halloween details to shoot:
Halloween parties
A spooooky moon
Corn maze

One of my favorite details to photograph is jack-o-lanterns, with only the candle as my light source.  These can be tricky to shoot.  Don’t be afraid to crank your ISO up as high as you can if you’re hand holding, to use a tripod.  To capture our jack-o-lanterns this year, I used the following settings: 50mm f/1.2 ISO1250 SS1/100.

Using the new listmaker templates from Jimbo Jambo Designs, I'm able to scrap all of my favorite details from Halloween!

Exciting New Release - 10/18

Hello All! I have super exciting news for you.
This week Crystal Livesay and Jimbo jambo Designs have come together to get you a gorgeous set of templates - Listmakers Collab. I love templates that have a spot for journaling. If you love journaling as much as I do or if you have ever struggled to find a space for journaling in your pages then this template pack is for you!
Combining the versatility of both JJD and Crystal, morph these beautiful templates to capture your timeless memories.

The pack is available as .psd, .tiff files and it's available both at mscraps and DSB


here are some pages from both CT teams:

by sucali
by Raquel
by Maribel
 by Beckie

by Jessica
by Diane
by Diane

be sure to check also the new calendar releases at Creative Lenses Studio

Focus on Photography- Finding your style


As a photographer, I’m always looking for inspiration.  Everywhere I go, somewhere in the back of my mind, ideas a swirling around.  With so many ideas, it’s sometimes hard to narrow it down for a specific theme or event.  For portraits, my style tends to be more traditional and clean, but for personal snaps, I love to veer more into the lifestyle look.  My scrapbook style is also as eclectic.  I often love the look of the minimalist, but then I’ll find myself drawn to certain elements or papers that add more depth to my pages.  There’s no right or wrong way when it comes to our scrapbooks…we scrap for our own individual books, but here are some things to consider when finding a style that is right for you.

When I first began digital scrapbooking, my overwhelming thought was “I have all these photos, now what?  How do I choose the right page and kit to complement my photos?”

If I have a super busy snapshot – lots of thing going on, busy background, etc…then I’ll either convert the image to black and white, or I’ll avoid a busy page style.  I’ll stick with a minimalist design with only a few elements.  A smaller photo with more journaling is another great way to keep the page simple.

Classic portraits and events tend to get more on my pages.  I can not resist the perfect set of word art and elements to really draw the eye in.  Just remember that the memory is the priority, so don’t go crazy.  A few properly placed elements go much further than the sticker sneeze!  Tell your story, and draw in your audience – even if the only one looking is you.

The perfect way to begin to find your style is to use a template.  Templates take the guesswork out of how much to add to a page and where to place elements.  Jimbo Jambo Designs has a wide variety of styles to fit everyone’s needs – from the minimalist to the eclectic.   And, as always, I love to remind you to HAVE FUN! =)

New Mscraps releases 12/10

Hello everybody! Its Pallavi back from a long satisfying vacation! :)
I come back to see that one of my favourite template sets is being released at Mscraps this week. As a Photoshop Elements 11 user, I have learnt to love my software but do get a little frustrated at time when I can't play with the shadows. That's why Jimbo Jambo Design's Come Rain or Sunshine pack is one of my favorites as I absolutely love the shadows in the pack!
Alongside, there is another release - Twist of Fate - which is ideal for showcasing that single photo. The pack is versatile enough to incorporate multiple photos too.
Don't forget to grab both these packs this weekend when they will be at a super 20% discount.
So, without much further ado, here are the packs for you -
Here are some pretties by the CT using Come Rain or Sunshine -
By Cecilia
By Cheryl

By Diane

By Maribel

By Marnel

By Mary

By Raquel

By Sucali

Here are some from the Twist of Fate Pack -
By Cecilia
By Diane

By Marnel
By Marnel

By Raquel

By Yellowpeep

More can be seen in the pack preview.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Inspiration pages 10/10

here are some new inspirations for you picked up from the JJD galleries at mscraps and DSB.
be sure to att your pages at mscraps or DSB galleries so you can also be featured on the JJD blog.

by Cheryl with Circle of Life

by Tori with Original thinker

by Jen with Movers and shakers

by France with Big enchilada

by Marnel with Spring Carnival

by Jenevang with Movers and shakers

by San VH with Champ at the bit

by Catgoddess with Finger Lickin Good

by Sucali with Mix Max Vol3

For credits please click on the image.

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