Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wee Three Trees - FREE Digital Elements


Wee Three Trees by Webajeb

Christmas is over but my guess is you probably aren't quite finished with your Christmas digital scrapbooking layouts yet.  So I wanted to offer a little last-minute freebie; three little trees perfect for your Christmas layouts.  Here's a larger look at them:


Download Wee Three Trees FREE from 4shared here.

A Bevel/Emboss style has been applied to each one for dimension and a little shine.  You can easily change the color of these trees, too {and I'll tell you how-below}:

Changing the color of these elements is super easy:  select the layer the element is on.  Click on the "Add a Layer Style" icon on your layers palette and choose Color Overlay.  Your element will appear flattened, that's ok, you can easily fix it!  Look at the Layer Style dialog box.  The Blend Mode will have defaulted to "Normal."  Using the dropdown arrow, change it to "Color."  Now, choose whatever color you want your tree to be using either your color chips (your foreground/background colors) or the color picker.

The directions above are included, for easy future reference, when you download the trees!  And, like all my digital scrapbooking products, the elements are copyright-free; see the TOU included in the download for details.

There's a little story behind these trees.  I saw some very similar ones somewhere (now I can't remember where or who the designer was) but I wanted to use them on client layouts, which was against the designer's Terms of Use.  So, rogue scrapbooker that I am, I decided to reverse engineer them and make my own, which I can now use in any way I wish, AND give them to you - FREE.  Next post, I'm going to teach you how to make your own outline-style elements just like these trees, so be sure to follow my blog!

Let me know what you think!  If you have any problems at all using my digital products, please feel free to email me at

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Rogue Digi-Scrapper

I've never been one to follow the crowd, and my own unique personality has been wanting to bust out, so get ready for rogue digi-scrapping in 2010!

It'll be unique, unusual, different and, most of all, FUN!

"If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun!" ~ Katherine Hepburn

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Restoring a Damaged Photo

Wow, way too long since my last post!  I have been rushing to get client projects done by Christmas and they're done!  Now I'm "off" for the rest of the year.  Whew!

One of my favorite project was this very damaged photo (above).  My client had rolled it up years and years ago and put it into a cardboard tube, thinking that would help keep it safe.  Well, you see the result.  Terrible cracks and bends!

I scanned it, then worked some Photoshop "magic," and here is the end result:

My client was very pleased!  She got 7 prints, one for herself, and 6 to give as gifts.  What a priceless gift for her siblings; the restored portrait of a very special relative.  And when you consider that she spread the cost of this project over SIX gifts, each gift was very reasonable indeed!

I'm hoping to post some new freebies very soon, so check back often!