Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gotta Love a 3 day weekend

Nothing lifts the spirits like a three day weekend. It gives you a feeling of freedom and breaking away from that day to day, humdrum, routine. To add to the pot, the sun has been shining, the temperature has been climbing and the PT has been working it's wonders.
I was out in the back yard last night and noticed that my white iris are blooming. I grabbed the camera and snapped a couple pictures.

I can't help myself, I have to play with the Here you have a white iris in kaleidoscope.

Put the k-scope into pse, do a little magic, plop in the original picture and this is what you get.

I subscribe to the scrap girls newsletter. Yesterday's edition had a tutorial in it to create a CD mini album. I liked the layouts so much that I decided to try my own to see what I could come up with. Once I finished with the circle, I decided to put it into a 12 x 12 layout. I used an absolutely adorable free PU kit from Shabby Princess for the layout. The kit is called Happy Go Lucky. I also added a grunge overlay from Digital Fingers by Louise Williams

Naturally, while I was making this I was also thinking of all you wonderful people who stop by my blog. I put together a template for the circle layout. It's a 6" circle, but can be re sized to whatever fits your needs. I included one psd, one png and then all the separate pieces as well in png format.
Just as a quick tip, if you like the look of justified text, like I did in the layout, it's really easy to do. Simply select your text tool and drag out a box for your text. Type in your text then press CTRL + Shift + J. This works in Photoshop elements, I'm not sure if it would work in other programs or not.
You can see another example of the layout in this preview. For that one I used one of my own kits that I've been working on, but not getting very far with. If you would like the template you can download it HERE
That's it for today, hope everyone enjoys the long holiday weekend.


  1. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on May. 23, 2009. Thanks again.

  2. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 24 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  3. Thanks for them template! I think this is great!


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