Friday, 29 May 2015

Hit the Road Jack....

Now that I have just typed that title, I'm gonna be singing that in my head all morning! :)


Today's kit all about one of our favorite past-times... the good old fashioned Roadtrip. It's about that time of year we pack up the kiddos and hit the road for some familytime. So I have a new collection all about that, along with companion pieces to help you create memories of those times on the road.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Roadmap Collection Biggie





http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Roadmap Alpha & Word Art
The titles included are fairly large. I like them also overlayed on top of large photos too. There are also other photo overlays, a journaling box, some tags, customizable labels & a map alpha.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Roadmap Emebllishments
The journal itself has a layer you can change so you can add one of the coordinating papers or a photo from your own roadtrip. One of my favorite pieces are the peanuts. Seems they are always crushed down on the floorboard in my case. I would have also added cheetos, but the hey.. they didn't match the color scheme ;)

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Roadmap Papers
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Roadmap Paper Details
The papers are mostly simple, with some fun maps included. They are old maps of course. One of North America, and 2 in Europe. There are also old license plate papers (America for one and the other showcases countries outside the US, mostly Europe, but also Australia and China.


There are a couple of companion pieces to this kit... a brush set and set of US License plate tags.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/License-Plate-Embellishments.html
License Plate Tag Embellishments
The tags ore not too big, they are just what they say, little tags to accent your pages. All 50 States are included plus the nation's capital, Washington DC. Each tag showcases the State Name, The State Slogan (or popular slogan) and the part of the country it is located.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Brush-Set-Roadmap.html
Brush Set: Roadmap
This brush set has some fun elements like the speedometer and small compass rose. It also has very thin outlines of North America & Europe. Honestly, my favorite brushes in this set are the dashed and dotted lines. Those 2 brushes are Dynamic. What does that mean? Well, it means as you drag the brush across the page it follows you to add either a dotted or dashed line. For those of you who use programs other than Photoshop a png of a full line is included for each one. (Plus PNGS of all the other brushes)

Tip:
If you want to make a perfectly straight line with these, try holding down the "Shift" key as you drag and it will be completely straight. If you want to make it follow a route, then I use the "Pen" tool to make my path (clicking along the way to make my turns), then create a new layer, go over to the paths window and hit the drop-down box and choose "Stroke Path" (make sure brush is chosen) and wa la! For curves you can do the same thing (use the pen tool) or stroke it around a custom shape.



http://store.scrapgirls.com/Value-Pack-Roadmap.html
Value Pack: Roadmap
You can pick up the Value Pack & get everything for a special price. It includes, the whole collection, the license plates & the brushes.


OK...on to some samples to help you get started... Click any layout to be taken to shop, where in the description, you will find a list of all products used to make the layout.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
West Coast digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Brush-Set-Roadmap.html
Adventure digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Brush-Set-Roadmap.html
Headed to Disney digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Alabama Bound digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/License-Plate-Embellishments.html
Grand Canyon digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
Day One digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
San Francisco digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Roadmap-Collection-Biggie.html
East Coast digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Value-Pack-Roadmap.html
Are We There Yet? digital scrapbooking/photobook roadtrip layout by Brandy Murry (Look familiar?)
If you like to travel, you may also be interested in last year's popular collection: Travel Journal, as well as custom shapes  (US, Europe & Australia)

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Travel-Journal-Collection-Biggie.html 

http://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Tools-Shapes-US-States-Super-Biggie.htmlhttp://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Tools-Shapes-Europe-and-Australia-Super-Biggie.html
http://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Embellishment-Templates-Continental-US-Super-Biggie.html
But, hey..one more thing... I wanted to announce the winner of last weeks drawing from my Coffee Break interview with Tiffany at the Scrapaneers.com. Drum roll please...........
Pat was the winner of a one month free subscription to the Scrapaneers Champions Club. Pat says she can count on half of one hand how many times she has won something, so I am super excited for her.

OK, that is all my little darlings. I hope you have a grand weekend!


Friday, 22 May 2015

Interview on The Digital Coffee Break

This week I am so excited to be a guest on the "Digital Coffee Break"! The ladies over at Scrapaneers.com are a wonderful group of teachers and scrapbook connoisseurs.

"In this interview we talk about mixing strong patterned papers & show samples on how I do it when mixing my papers from my kits."
You can watch a snippet of the interview here:


 Win a complimentary 1-month enrollment into Champions!

You could win a complimentary 1-month enrollment into Champions, a digital scrapbooker's dream resource for building layouts you love efficiently, faster and with less fuss. Each month, expect bite-sized, professional video lessons to recreate digital beautiful projects using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, along with exclusive digital kits, templates, and a companion book with step by step instructions. Members also receive the Digital Coffee Break, the world's first video show for digital scrapbookers! 
(Drawing closes on Tuesday May 22nd Midnight EST)
Good Luck!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Pretty Spring Floral Paper Sets & Classic Templates

Hi all, this week I have 4 sets of pretty papers. 3 of them are based off of a rose paper I created in rosy pink, but liked them in other colors as well. I couldn't decide which color to use, so I just made all 3. Each set is a color combination with green in rose, blue & gray. I can't decide myself which color I like best, but I think it's the gray one. You?

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini.html
Faded Rose Paper Mini
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Blue.html
Faded Rose - Blue Paper Mini
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Gray.html
Faded Rose - Gray Paper Mini

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Blue.htmlhttp://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini.html 

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Gray.html
Click on any of the images above to be taken to the Scrap Girls Store to see more details.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/designers/Brandy-Murry.html


Which Faded Rose Paper Set do you Prefer?

Pink
Blue
Gray
Poll Maker

I also created a Lotus Paper Mini which is really great for those outdoor photobooks & scrapbooks. This one is less feminine & can be used for all types of layouts.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Lotus-Paper-Mini.html
Lotus Paper Mini
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Lotus-Paper-Mini.html

These papers have been sitting around on my computer for months. I kept thinking I would create a little kit around them, but it just never happened. So I started wondering.....if I could possible make layouts with little to no embellishments???

Now come on.... you know this is a huge challenge for me. ;) But really I found I liked it a lot! It allowed me to play more with pattern placement and fun arrangements. So I also include this week the layout templates I made to use with these papers.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/ScrapSimple-Digital-layout-Simply-Classic.html
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Simply Classic
 


 Faded Rose - Blue Layouts

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Blue.html
"A Mother's Love" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Blue.html
"AKA" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
Faded Rose - Gray Layouts

"Easter Sunday" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Gray.html
"Easter Sunday" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini-Gray.html
"Best Friends" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry

Faded Rose Layouts

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini.html
"Be Free" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Faded-Rose-Paper-Mini.html
"Our Children" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
 Lotus Layouts

http://store.scrapgirls.com/Lotus-Paper-Mini.html
"At the River" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Lotus-Paper-Mini.html
"5 Days" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/Lotus-Paper-Mini.html
"5 Days" scrapbooking / photobook layout by Brandy Murry
All of the layouts above use the new ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album: Simply Classic

OK well that is all I have for this week. I am really curious as to what color set you find more appealing so don't forget to take the little poll above and let's see! It will be interesting to see if you agree with me or not.

Have a wonderful weekend!