Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Hey there! Monday means I have a new Digital Project Life kit to show you.

This week’s Digital Project Life release is the lovely Azure Edition. It is bold and playful, and I found it to be the perfect pairing for some summer vacation photos.

Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

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@ OBX pages 1 & 2

Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Template S

And the font for the OBX over @ filler card is Old Press … it has a fun stamped look. Font on the Memories JC is Pencil Pete.

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Week 6 & 7 with new Amy Tangerine Plus One

You guys! I am seriously so excited to share this amazing kit with you today …

it’s the Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit … but there is nothing mini about it. It rocks big time!

There is lots of white and black … with the trendy handwritten brushed look, bold colors that can be be used for a really bright layout or toned down with just bits of color depending on which journal cards you use, and just the funnest little sayings & artwork.  I think it is safe to say I am GAH, GAH over this kit.

It is on sale at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with all the Creative Team’s lovely pages.

Here is how Week 6 came together:

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Week 6 Page 1

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template Squared Away 9

other: Amy Tangerine Elements from Ready Set Go

 

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Week 6 Page 2

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template Squared Away 9

other: Amy Tangerine Elements from Ready Set Go

 Here is how Week 7 came together:

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Week 7 Page 1

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template U

other: Mommyish Daily Flair

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Week 7 Page 2

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template U

other: Mommyish | Daily Flair & Scotty Girl Designs | This Year 2014 Flair

Thanks for looking!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer

Hi ya! It’s Monday again. And as promised, I have another Digital Project Life kit to show you.

This week’s Digital Project Life release is the all new & gorgeous Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer Mini Kit. It is so soft and pretty, that I needed to do another little “event” scrapping page this week. Eventually, (next Monday wink, wink) I’ll get back to my weekly PL spreads.

Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

Project Life Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

And the bow is from Creashens.

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Strawberry Edition

So the days are lighter, longer here on the East Coast. Loving that. The snow has tapered off. Loving that. But it still so darn cold. NOT loving that!

This week Digital Project Life released the all new & beautifully designed Strawberry Edition. It is so bright and colorful, that I needed to do a little “event” scrapping page. So I took a break from my weekly PL spreads to pair up the amazing Strawberry Edition with these fun photos from last year’s mini Summer Kickoff vacation in VT. Until Spring finally decides to grace us with her presence, I will live vicariously through these photos and this kit! Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

My Mini Summer Kickoff Vacation with Strawberry Edition

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Digital Project Life | Strawberry Edition

Digital Project Life | Squared Away Template 10

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Week 5 with new Amy Tangerine Mini Kit

So happy that yesterday was Daylight Savings Day here in the States. I will gladly give up an hour of sleep on Sunday morning to have that “extra hour” of daylight in the evenings! It was lovely to see the sun just setting around 7:30 pm last night! I have to admit though, this was a rough Monday morning … so dark that it made it very hard to get up and start the day. But Daylight Savings is a sure sign that Spring is coming … now we just need the weather to cooperate!

In the meantime, I’ve been busy keeping up with my Digital Project Life pages … today I have Week 5 to share with you using the latest release Amy Tangerine’s Mini Kit! It’s perfect for Spring with it’s bright yellows and fun color palette. It is on sale at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages.

Here is how Week 5 came together:

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Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template U

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

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Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template D

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Release next Monday!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life 2014 | Weeks 3 and 4

Hello. I am just getting back into a routine after a long 6 day break from school. We had a snow day, followed by a Friday, Monday US holiday and tuesday Sup Conference Day … just teachers go in, not students. And … it pretty much snowed … every. single. day. I know the true definition of “going stir crazy”.

But that is over and I need to move on …

Today I want to share some more Digital Project Life pages from Weeks 3 & 4 for 2014. I am still using my Collect App to organize and keep track of all my daily photos. I still use my PicTapGo App and apply my custom recipe to my photos … so they all have the same look throughout my pages (and my entire book for the year). And I am settling in to my 2014 style for my PL pages this year. Basic white, plain background, and very little fuss and extras. I want the photos and the journaling to tell the story of our everyday moments.

I’m also trying to keep this PL 2014 just the little everyday photos taken with my iPhone. So far I’m 100% on track with that. I’m saving my fancy DSLR photos for other pages.

Here is how Week 3 & 4 came together:

Project Life 2014 Week 3

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Project Life 2014 Week 3

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Project Life 2014 Week 4

Digital Project Life | Blush Edition

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

Project Life 2014 Week 4

Digital Project Life | Blush Edition

Digital Project Life | Rad Dad Edition

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Be sure to check back in March for new Digital Project Life releases!

Memory Keeping … nailing down my PL look for 2014

It’s February and let me tell you, I have been stressing over how I am going to do my 2014 Digital Project Life pages. Speaking of Digital Project Life, have you visited the blog lately? We recently welcomed the amazing Casey to our team for 2014 … this girl’s photography is so drool worthy.

You can read more about Casey and the rest of the team on the blog.

The Digital Project Life 2014 Creative Team

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Back to my Digi PL look for 2014. I knew I wanted simple, clean, lots of white, a little touch of color, and for all the photos to have the same photo treatment. I think this will work for me. Most of my photos are coming from my iPhone. I started using the Collect App to gather, date and make notes for all my Project Life photos. I love it! It even reminds me at the end of the day to make sure I took a photo. The little square photos with the white background and calendar style date are made to look like a Collect App photo that has been exported. I love how clean it looks on my pages, but it was too much for all my photos, so I am going to be using it sparingly as a design element.

Here’s Week 1 (I posted page 1 of Week 1 last week, to correspond to the new Maggie Holmes Mini kit that was released then, sorry for the double post.)

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

Other : Rachael Scraps | buttons & Gennifer Bursett | Piccadilly button

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Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays and Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

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Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Flea Market Mini

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition: First & Last Page Cards

Digital Project Life | Template A

other details: Amy Tangerine Ready Set GO Elements Pack 1

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Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition: First & Last Page Cards

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Template A

other details: Amy Tangerine Ready Set GO Elements Pack 1

I’m really hoping this works for me and simplifies the process. What’s your look for PL for 2014? Care to share what you are doing?

Memory Keeping … new Maggie Holmes Digital Project Life Mini

This week over at DigitalProjectLife.com brings the release of a new mini kit by the amazing Maggie Holmes. I love her style, her layouts and her designs are a must have in my opinion. As always they are on sale this week … here’s my page with the new kit:

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini Kit
Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers
Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers
Digital Project Life | Template A
Other : Rachael Scraps | buttons & Gennifer Bursett | Piccadilly button

That’s it for now. Still trying to settle in over here at my new home, it may be a little while before the dust settles!

“Dividing” a Photo into 4 Pockets Digitally … a Photoshop Tutorial

Hello. A reader left a comment asking how I digitally “divided” my focal photo into 4 different pockets on my Project Life page. Maybe some of you new to working with project life templates and/or digital scrapbooking are wondering how to do this as well.

Note: this was previously posted on my Pretty in Posies blog.

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product credits:
Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Floral Theme Pack
Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2
Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Template U
other little details:
Creashens | Hello Flairs, Fling (floral bouquet), Krafternoon Delight (bow)
The Ardent Sparrow | Brand New Boy & Girl Kits (buttons)

It’s super easy!

I am using Photoshop CC, but it’s basically the same method in Photoshop Elements.

So you start with a template. The template I am using is Digital Project Life Template U. (link above)

Project Life Template U

Here I have the template opened in Photoshop and I’ve added the photo I want “divided” into 4 pockets. I’ve sized it and placed it exactly where I want it. In the Layers Palette, the photo is placed above the pockets that it will be “divided” into.dividephotoTut1

Now, since I know I want this photo to appear in four pockets, I simply duplicate the file 3x (so I have four copies total). Command J (on a Mac) or Control J (on a PC) is the easiest way to duplicate the layers. You can also go up to EDIT and choose Duplicate (3x).

NOTE: It is important that the photo copies all stay exactly where they are on the page. Do not move or shift them. You’ll see why in a minute. dividephotoTut2So, above, you can see my Layers … and there are four copies of my photo. It doesn’t look like anything has happened because the photos are all sitting on top of each other.

Now (see below) … without moving the photos at all on the page … you are going to drag (IN THE LAYERS PALETTE) each photo copy above each pocket that the photo needs to appear in. So each photo layer sits on top of each pocket layer.

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Here (below), you can see my 4 photo copies all nicely placed above the four pockets they will ultimately show in.

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Now, move your cursor onto the space (IN THE LAYERS PALETTE) between the photo and the pocket. Click while holding down the ALT(on a MAC)/OPTION(on a PC) key. Your cursor will change into a bent arrow with a rectangle. The photo is now “clipped” to the pocket layer.dividephotoTut5

Once the photo is “clipped” to the pocket you will see your photo layer indented in your Layers Palette with a bent arrow.dividephotoTut6

Do this “ALT/OPTION click” to each of the other Photo copies. See my little black arrows below. I have 4 photos “clipped” to the pockets below them.

NOTE: Make sure the photo lies on top of the pocket it should appear in!

And that’s it! The photo is digitally “divided” into 4 pockets. Now go finish your awesome PL page!

Jenn McCabe | Floral Theme Pack

SOME TIPS and HELPFUL HINTS:

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If you need to move the image around … say a face ended up in the space between the pockets (like the example above) …

in your Layers Palette, click all four photos at once. To do this, you click one photo and then Command click (on a MAC) or Control click (on a PC) to select the other three photos.dividephotoTut9Make sure your move tool is selected, and then you can just drag the image around on the page until it looks good. Having all 4 photo layers selected, means that all four of them move together as if they were ONE photo. This gives you that “divided” look.

You can also re-size the photos by click/dragging any of the corners. If in Photoshop, make sure to hold down SHIFT to constrain the photo dimensions. I believe Photoshop Elements does this automatically.dividephotoTut11

It’s a good idea to Lock your four photo layers together. This makes sure they all move together and that one does not accidently get shifted around. See below … just click the Link Layers Icon at the bottom of your Layers Palette (while you have all your photo layers selected).dividephotoTut12

Once locked, each layer will have a little Chain Link Icon next to it. If you do not want them locked, simply click the Link Layers Button again to remove this feature.dividephotoTut13

That’s it. I hope you give this a try. It’s such a fun way to make one really great photo pop on your PL pages! Feel free to leave a comment linking me up to any page you create using this technique! I’d love to see your work! 🙂

xoxo- jenn