Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's A Brand New Day! The March Pickle Barrel is Open!


Welcome to my March Pickle Barrel!!
This fabulous Collection is the essence of Spring!
It's bright and sunny and you just can't help but to smile as you create page after page!
Perfect for Spring, Summer, Outdoors, Nature and everyday pages!
You'll LOVE what I have for you this month!
Fabulous Pickle Barrel packs and Add-Ons await you as well as some amazing FWP's!
Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and have a look!

First...
 the core of the Pickle Barrel...the fabulous 6 for $6 + FWP!
Get everything pictured below: wonderful elements, gorgeous papers, fun word bits that you can create endless sentences, captions or just highlight special moments, some shabby masks and the ever popular page blendits!
**PLUS** you'll receive a **FABULOUS**
Add-On Mini Kit **FREE**!
(The FWP Add-On Mini Kit is only available when you purchase the 6-Pack+ FWP 
or take advantage of the Want-It-All Special below between now and Friday, March 24th!)
Here's a closer look at this AWESOME FWP!
You can also mix and match the 6 individual packs for just $1 each as well.

Save 30% OFF individual Add-On Packs this week or save 50% OFF when you purchase
the Add-On Bundle
 Take your scrapping to a new level with these 6 GORGEOUS packs:
Over-The-Edge Frames, Loopy Scribbles, Vintage Blenders, Artsy Bits, Word Art and adorable Journal Cards!

And for those that Want-It-All....

save an EXTRA 10% when you purchase the
 6 for $6 + FWP and the Add On Bundle AND get my 2 FREEBIES this month
It's A Brand New Day - Add On and the new It's A Brand New Day - Simply Stacked Templates 3
that's 14 packs for just 13.95 when you use Coupon Code: CBJ-MARWIA at checkout!
(less than $1 a pack!)

PLUS
you'll also receive a fabulous template pack from Heartstrings Scrap Art FREE!!!
**All FWPs and the Bonus Template will be added to your cart when you purchase the
6-Pack + FWP AND the Add-On Bundle!**

Head over to my store and grab up these amazing deals between now and
11:59PM EDT Friday, March 24th!

And now...a little inspiration from my amazing Creative Team using just the 6 for $6 + FWP!
(and let me tell you...these ladies went CRAZY!!! It was quite hard choosing just a few!)
And....a little sampling of what you can create with EVERYTHING:
 AND....here are a few samples using the new FWP Templates you'll receive when you purchase
These stacked templates are so much fun and a great way to use those wonderful patterned papers!
I hope you enjoy this month's Pickle Barrel going on now through Friday, March 24th!
Only 4 days to grab this amazing collection!

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Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

I can't wait to see your pages!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Let's get blending! Technique Tutorial from CTM Anne!

Hi there! 
CTM Anne here to share the process I went through in creating this layout
which I showed you in yesterday's FB post.
I used Jill's Limited Release Take Me Away which will  be available only until
Sunday, March 19th!  Grab the Bundle for just $8.99 and follow along with me!
(of course this technique can be used with any kit you choose!)

1. I started with the position of the photos on background paper 14.
2. Because I'm a compulsive blender, I placed paper 19 on top and applied a linear dodge blend mode. 
3. Next I wanted to add a bit of shape to the layout, and at the same time create a base for the photos.
I clipped artsy pp 05 to mask 02 and placed them in position.

5. It looked way too busy, and swallowed up the photos, so I shrank the masked paper.
6. Better, but now I didn't have the shape I was after. To rectify that, I added a splatter
(paint splatters 01)
7. Now what?  Another photo and cluster of something down the bottom right for balance.
8. I still wasn't happy with the result, but didn't know why. 
Eventually I tried a large photo between the upper and lower groups.
9. It wasn't bad, but I didn't want the harsh edges.  A clipping mask would help with that. I liked the lines on mask 04.  They'd give a kind of canvas effect to the photo edges.
10. But the mask was the wrong shape.
 11. Simple solution - stretch the mask out so that it covered more of the photo.
12. I placed the mask under the photo and clipped the photo to it.
13. Not bad, but now I'd lost the paint splatter, so moved it up above the photo layer.
14. Then I experimented with blending modes on the photo I clipped to the mask
and liked the result of Hard Light.
15. And just to finish off, I added a couple more elements to the top photos and decided it needed a little contrast.  I placed the blue paper (paper17) behind the background paper, grabbed everything above it (except the paper/mask at the top, the black paper (19) and the stamp at the bottom right, then resized a bit to get the border to show.
And here is the final result!
I hope you enjoyed this technique tutorial and give it a whirl on one of your pages!

Hugs,

Anne