Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day + a freebie

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

I hope you are finding lots of great deals and picking up all the sweet freebies around digiland.

My quick tip for today is a keyboard shortcut that I use all the time. When you are in one of the color tools in photoshop; the paint brush or fill bucket, hold down the alt or option key to get the eye dropper for selecting a color on your page. This works great when you want to make sure things match and you don’t have to click around, selecting different tools. When you have selected your color, let go of the alt/option key and you will be ready to start coloring.

I used Piccadilly, the beautiful collab available for free, to create a paper stack/QP for you today.

click here for download

One more stop on our train, but if you jumped in midway or got lost, here are all the stops:

Pixels and Company
Arielle
Mandi
Jennifer H
Anna
Lynette
Mary
Becca
Jen F
Erin T
Sarah <<– you are here
Jen E
Have a good weekend and a lovely DSD!

iNSD Bloghop – Design House Digital

Welcome to the DHD iNSD Bloghop. (enough acronyms for you?)

As you hop along the blogs, make sure to gather up the letters, when you enter them in the coupon code area of check out you will get this great kit for free! (just add the kit to your cart first)

Not only do you get this fab kit, but you can enter to win other amazing prizes!
I will be giving away a DHD gift certificate. Make sure to enter using the Rafflecopter widget so all your entries are counted.
If you participate in the DHD iNSD layout challenge, you can be entered to win a digital frame. 
At DHD we really know how to throw a party!
Today tutorial is part of my process of saving my layouts. I have a rather involved process for saving my layouts, but I recorded it all into an action and now all I have to do is push one button and everything is done for me.
The biggest secret to my whole process are the scripts from Speed Scraps
I use: 
Delete Non-Visible
Supply Tracker
File Save 1 
After you download and unzip these scripts take note of where you have them saved, you’ll need this to make your action. 
The other script that is a huge help is Copy Close.
This script will take all our open PNG and JPEG files and add them as layers to your PSD document. While it is copying them into the PSD it is also naming the layers, it copies the filename of eachPNG or JPG and uses that as the layer name. This is really helpful for tracking your credits. 
I’ll continue this tutorial in another post so you can get hopping on the blog hop, but make sure to check back so you can create your own saving action.
Your instruction for the layout challenge: 2 or more lines of journaling


Enter to win the Gift card: (make sure to use the rafflecopter widget so all your entries count)
Enter up to 5 times

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Here’s a little freebie for you using Retrospect:
 Out of bandwidth, try the media fire link
Personal use only

Here is the next letter for your free kit:
L

Next hop on over to Jen’s My Scrap Tales blog




Serendipity Freebie

I love the soft tones of Serendipity
I immediately wanted to make a beach layout, my picture ended up having very little beach, but lots of water. I altered the colors of the photo slightly to bring up the blues and tie in with the circle stamp.
I made this page into a Quick Page for you- Enjoy! (remember Personal Use Only- Don’t claim as your own)
Click Image to Download

Bumps and Bruises and Vote Team String

Designer Survivor is kicking my butt! I have been busier than ever, but I am getting a lot done. Today I’m excited to introduce a new kit from My 4 Princesses Designs:
Bumps and Bruises

When I saw the title, I knew exactly which picture I wanted to scrap- my daughter and her sad mosquito bitten face.

For stopping by today, I have a small freebie for you- a QP from my page last week. Find the link after the plea for votes.

On the Designer Survivor front, this week I am on Team String- Our reward challenge will post tommorow and I’d love your vote for immunity!

Click image or here to download

Create a Collab and Freebies

This week I wanted to remind you that Enchanted Studio Scraps Create a Collab is still going on- that means that you can pick up coordinating minis for $1.00 each. Build your own kit and spend as little or as much as you like. Here are the contributions from My 4 Princesses Designs:
Click to see all the designers work over at Enchanted Studio Scraps.
My 4 Princesses also is offering a great free mini kit

If you took any pictures over the 4th of july weekend, pick this up for getting them scrapped!
Today I have a Cute Quick Page for you made from the monthly mega over at Enchanted Studio

I picked this up as a gift from the designers when the Studio had some server issues, but it is packed up for sale now so if you missed it then you can snag it now.
And here is the Quick Page:

Click on the image or 
I am taking my laptop on vacation with me and if I have any time (haha), I might get a kit made to give away when I get back. 
I will be back, but I won’t have any new posts for a week, while I enjoy some family time!