Author Archives: TonjeGram

Freebie: Full House Cluster

Did you know JMC Designs over at SnP is having a Christmas in July Sale – 35% off.. ends July 31.
Click on preview or HERE to head on over to her store.
I got her kit Full House, made a couple of pages and a cluster freebie.

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A huge thanks to JMC Designs for allowing me to share.
Remember: If you sort your stash by designers remember to place these under JMC Designs 

She sells at Scraps-n-Pieces

Freebie: To The Moon Cluster Frame

Do you remember Stargate SG-1? That tv-series was my introduction to Science Fiction.
I loved it! The idea of exploring other planets sounds so fascinating. 
So.. when I saw this kit “To The Moon” by Triple J Designs over at SnP.. I was so thrilled!
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As you see above the papers are fun, bright and they all have amazing subtle texture.
There are also soo many incredible elements in this kit.. Here are a few of them.. at 100%.
The tape has a fantastic shine.. you just have to see it for yourself..
and the stitched stars looks stunning.. specially on one of the solid papers.
And the buttons.. Fantastic! LOVE threaded buttons!!
Oh, and look at the ribbon.. see the frayed edge? 
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A quick tip for using the tape(s) in this kit:
Have two layers of the tape you want to use. Reduce opacity to e.g. 75% (or lower).
Place what you want to be taped between the tape layers.. e.g. a photo.
Clip the upper tape layer to e.g. the photo (ctrl+alt+G).
Add subtle shadow to the tape.. e.g.
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Then add shadow to e.g. the photo.. and you’re done!

Here`s the pages I made with the kit: 
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And I was allowed to make and share this freebie with you all..
Direct Download here or click the preview.
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A huge thanks to Triple J Designs for allowing me to share.
Remember: If you sort your stash by designers remember to place these under Triple J Designs 

She sells at Scraps-n-Pieces

Aye! Ye landlubbers, salty dogs, and scurvy knaves.. some free booty for you!

Ahoy, me hearties! All hands hoay!
Have ye sailed t’ seven seas ye say? Where be t’ proof? Where be t’ photos?” Come on! What be ye waitin’ for? 
Get yerself ready t’ have all sorts o’ fun wearin’ eye patches and shoutin’ thin’s like  “Avast, mateys!” and “Shiver me timbers!” 
Just be careful wavin’ that hook around. Ye could put n’ eye out!
And all of yer who do not dare t’ participate?
Aye, ye better or yer scallywags might just have t’ walk t’ plank, ye pustulant, pox-ridden flounder!

Blow me down! Today me have some new pages t’ show ye..
Made with t’ kit “On The Seas” by B2N2 Scraps found on Ginger Scraps. 50% off till July 5th.
Me also have some free booty for ye like a cluster made t’ kit and some word bits that fits.
Ye want to see? Weigh anchor! Hoist the mizzen!!!

Here are yer free booty, me promised.. ya mangey cockroach! 
First the t’ words bits for ye.. Download directly me Arr! Word bits here ye lazy lubbers!
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Second.. t’ cluster for ye scurvy bilge rat,. ya pompous gasbag.
Download t’ cluster directly here ye varmint!
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Lookit me new pages..
It’s not often me make scenic pages.. but me had fun making this one with my dear nephew Leon.
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The previews of t’ packs in t’ kit are linked. T’ get them yer have t’ use yer hard earned doubloons, 
but o’ course they be filled with all ye need t´make yer own pirate, boat and sea themed pages..
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Arrr! Shiver me timbers! Me hope you had fun readin..

Ya know, darlin’.. if ye like me subscribe to B2N2 Scraps newsletter ye get this.. friday.
If not.. Go to her blog and subscribe.. ye scallywags!
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A huge thanks to B2N2 Scraps for allowing me to share.
Remember: If you sort your stash by designers remember to place these under B2N2 Scraps

She sells both at Gotta Pixel and Ginger Scraps

Freebie CU: Greenie Alpha & Layout Artisan Competition

First.. If you follow With Love Studio on Facebook, get their newsletters or are active on their forum.. you may have noticed that there has been a 4 week long Layout Artisan Competition on their forum.
I joined and has surprisingly made it through the first 3 weeks and the finale layouts are posted and ready to be voted on.
Link to the Poll here. The poll is only open for 24 hours.
This is my page, please vote for me! I am #22

EDIT: The competition is over, votes tallied.. and I am so happy to tell you..
I made 2nd place.. YAY!

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Credit: 
A Pocket Full of happiness by Lisa Rosa:  Leaf
Hallo Friend by Sugarmoon: black paper, orange paper, tape stub, stamp, red arrow 
A Mother’s Heart by Romajo: Heart Paint used as mask 
Express Yourself by Romajo: Brush used as mask, (human1, human2 used for cutouts)
Fancy Smancy Alpha by Love It Scrap It Designs: Silver Alpha 
Holiday Spirit by Love It Scrap It Designs: Frame gold wire (I recolored it to silver) 
We Love by Love It Scrap It Designs: Flower3, sticker heart

Next is my Greenie Alpha CU
Hope you like it.. Shadows on preview only. Direct download Here or click the preview.
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Freebie: A Father is..

Father’s Day has come and gone.. Do you have some new (or old) photos of a man you admire?
My youngest son, Felix, recently found a ton of old photos and I really wanted to sort them out.. but upon seeing a photo of my youngest nephew with his father (my brother) I just had to scrap it.
I found a pretty kit called A Father is.. by B2N2 Designs and my page came together pretty fast.. and I love it!
I allways open the elements in my PhotoShop to see them up close.. and I keep getting impressed..
Take a look at this.. Look at those threads.. both in the stitches and on the button.
And the stapler… LOVE it!
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Here is what I made with this kit..

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My page is based on Off the Edge Templates also by B2N2 Designs
Can you see which of the templates I used?
I love templates.. You can add, remove, twist and turn all the layers.. so easy!
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I also made a couple of freebies: Two Clusters and a QP

A huge thanks to B2N2 Scraps for allowing me to share.
She has posted lots of pages made with A father is.. on her blog, in this post..
Remember:
If you sort your stash by designers remember to place these under B2N2 Scraps
She sells both at Gotta Pixel and Ginger Scraps

Click each previews for Direct Downloads..
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A Father is.. by B2N2 Designs. Previews are all linked.. 
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Freebie: Good Times Kit

Today I`ve got a fun kit for you called Good Times.
Bright fun colors which coordinates with June Lovely Colors over at WLS.
I hope you like it!
Please post layouts, cards etc.  with this kit in the WLS Gallery and post the link in a comment to this post.. so I can give you some love.

There are 2 parts.. click on each image to Direct Download.

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Fresh Start by Ponytails Designs, SnP

I joined a Speed Scrap over at SnP a couple of weeks ago and was very surprised
when I got a PM from the host Ponytails Designs with a coupon to her store..
I rushed into her store and truth be told I had a hard time choosing what I wanted.. she has soo many pretty kits!
Long story short I picked her Fresh Start kit and I totally love it. Btw. right now it’s on sale $ 3,84
It is kind of neutral.. (which I prefer) and goes well with everyday life`s photos and memories.
But it also seems to be great with techno theme and boys.. as seen below..
The tabs and flairs are fantastic.. the papers are (for me) new and as the name say.. Fresh.

So a huge thank you to Ponytails Designs for the pretty kit!!

Here is what I made with the kit: 
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And here is the preview of the kit: (linked to kit in store.. remember it’s on sale now..)
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Freebie PU and CU – England

Here`s my parts of the June 2015 Blog Train from Pixel Scrapper
ONE CU download and ONE PU download
I recommend you check out the train.. See a few previews in the end of this post.
Both professional designers and members has joined.. lots of goodies! 
Some even for commercial use! Yay!

Click the preview to Direct Download. To get my CU parts.
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Click the first preview to Direct Download. To get ALL my PU parts.
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*** There are no separate download for the preview below***
I just wanted show of the papers better.. that`s why I posted two previews..
When you click the preview above you get it all!

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I was looking through the previews.. to select a few to show you..
So here are more than a few.. but you see the theme right? 
Remember you have till the end of June to collect these and many, many more goodies..

_June15_PixelscrapperPhyllis Storm  Abbie Graph AmandaBrown Print CintiaDhariana ElizabethMinkus Helen Morgan Holly Wolf Janet Scott Karry Dempsey MarcelaCocco MarisaLerin Melo Pauline Thompson

And all of these are Freebies.. 

Jane – Absolutely stunning bundle from Melo Vrijhof and Sheila Reid

For those of you not already following Melo Vrijhof and Sheila Reid over at PixelScrapper..
.. you gotta see this fantastic collab called Jane
I just got it today myself and I’m so excited and inspired..
I`ll show you the pages when I’m finished with them.. I just had to show you these previews.. 
It`s shabby, tender and delicate.. just stunning..
Btw. If you are not yet a member on PixelScrapper you could get this huge bundle free as a welcome gift. Read more Here..
All the previews are linked.

Jane - Collab Bundle Jane - Elements Jane - Papers Jane - Collage Papers Jane - Solid Papers Jane - Frames Jane - Wordart And More Jane - Handwritten Metal Wordart Jane - Bird Silhouettes Kit Jane - Stamps

Source: Jane – Collab Bundle by Collaborations | Pixel Scrapper digital scrapbooking

Pixel Scrapper

If you don`t know about this site.. Pixel Scrapper.. I truly recommend it.
I’ve only been a member there about a month, but I really love it there.
When you first register at the site, you get to choose a kit or bundle as a welcome gift.
Then you can continue with a free membership..
and get 6 free downloads per day.. yes, every day
– the number of downloads rises as you are active in the forum and gallery (Read more Here).
I’m already up to 9 downloads per day as a free member.
Or you can buy Unlimited Downloading
– There are both subscriptions for personal use ($10/mo) and commercial use ($20/mo)
Right now there are a 30% off 

Sales ends May, 31 2015.

Do you love lace? Yes? What about freebies?

Do you really love lace? – As much as I do?
If so.. check this out.. cause I really, really.. really.. love lace!
So when I saw the laces in My Mother Scrapbook Kit by B2N2 up-close I was so trilled..
.. they are just stunning!
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I knew I had to make some pages with it 
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I also made a couple of freebies: A Cluster and a QP
A huge thanks to B2N2 Scraps for allowing me to share.
Remember:
If you sort your stash by designers remember to place these under B2N2 Scraps
She sells both at Gotta Pixel and Ginger Scraps
AND right now she’s having a CT Call.. read more at her blog here..

Click preview for Direct Download Cluster.
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Click preview for Direct Download QP.
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Here are some previews of the kit I`ve used, they are all linked.. 
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Photoshop Tutorial: Gamer Poster

First all credit goes to the people who made the original Gamer Poster.
And I was inspired by this tutorial HERE. 
I also used Here & Now Bundle by Marisa Lerin, over at Pixelscrapper.

I`m not an expert in Photoshop, and I cheat.. but when the end-results looks good I really don’t care.
This is a text-only tutorial.. someone asked me how I did it so I thought I`d share..
But if you are familiar with Photoshop.. you’ll get the steps just fine.

OK, so here are the page I made with my poster, the two photos I used and the original Gamer poster.

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Btw. My best tip would be.. Always make copies – just place the extras in the bottom of the Layers. 
If something goes wrong you don’t have to start from scratch.

This is how I did it:

  1. Open the main photo
  2. Crop the photo until it show what I want.
  3. Remove the background with the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Then a small soft eraser on the edges to make them smoother. Rename layer to “Face1″
  4. Make a selection of the T-shirt with Polygonal Lasso Tool and make a copy of the T-shirt on a new layer rename this layer to “T-shirt1″. Copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  5. With “T-shirt1″ active and since the T-shirt is white and I want it black I Invert it (Image->Adjustment->Invert) Make a new empty layer above and with low Opacity I use a black soft brush and gently paint the light areas and blend.
    (Why a new empty layer? Because when it doesn’t look good I just delete the layer, make a new empty layer and try again, and again..)
    When I`m happy with this layer I leave it.. I do not Merge the layers yet.
  6. “Face1″ layer: Copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers. With “Face1″ layer active select the eyes with Polygonal Lasso Tool and copy the eyes on a new layer. Rename the eye layer “Eyes1″ Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
    With “Face1″ layer active. With Clone Tool and Healing Brush I clean the skin on the “Face1″ layer.. Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  7. With “Face1″ layer active I play with hue/saturation.. for a warm, barely saturated sepia.
  8. On a new empty layer above I play with Gradient tool (Black/Transparent) and low Opacity to get the shadows where I want them on the right side. When I`m happy and the Gradient layer is active I make a selection from the “Face1″ layer (windows: Control+ click on the “Face1″ Layer Thumbnail) and make a copy on a new layer. Rename this new layer “Gradient1″. Toss the first gradient layer. Make a new empty layer above and go over with a soft big black brush (low opacity 10-20%) on the left side. Rename this layer “Brush1″
    Copy both “Face1″ and “Brush1″ layers. Move the copies to the bottom of the layers.
  9. Make a new layer below the face and t-shirt. Rename “Background”. Fill with `cold`dark grey. Make a new empty layer above the background and play with Gradient tool (White/Transparent) low opacity. Then rename the layer “Gradient2″. Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  10. Find the “Eyes1″ layer and move it to the top of the layers. With the “Eyes1″ layer active I zoom in close and clean the eyes with the eraser.. so only the eye and lower eyelid is visible.
    Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  11. With “Eye1″ active I use Elliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection around the Irises (the whole irises will not be visible, but doing it with this tool is easy.)
    Copy the irises on a new layer named “Irises1″. Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  12. With “Eye1″ active I play around trying to get the whites in the eye brighter.. Like Image->Adjustments->Levels.. I think I also used Gradient tool (White/Transparent) very low opacity.
  13. Then with “Irises1″ active and with Rectangular Marquee Tool I make a selection of the Left Eye and the area around it, and chooseLayer via Cut. Now there are 2 iris layers. Rename them “Left Iris” and “Right Iris”. Why? Because they need different Adjustments..
    Copy both Iris layers. Move the copies to the bottom of the layers.
  14. With “Left Iris” layer active, adjust, e.g. color, levels.. and add some shine.. With “Right Iris” layer active.. do the same.
    Remember the eyes may need different adjustments. Then copy both irises again and move the copies to the bottom of the layers.
  15. Find “Gradient1″ layer, and make it active (but no not move it).. Find a small, soft eraser and erase with low opacity along jaw and to make some highlights e.g. under the eyebrow, cheek, nose, neck.
  16. Make a group/folder of these layers in this order: (low to high) Face1, Gradient1, Brush1, Eyes1, Left Iris, Right Iris and rename the group “Face Group”
    To make it easy to edit something.. copy the “Face Group”, and move the copy all the way to the bottom of the layers.
    With “Face Group” active merge it. Rename to “Face Merged”. Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  17. With “Face Merged” active.. Now to the cutting.. Use Rectangular Marquee Tool, make selections and delete the selected areas.
  18. Open the other photo and place it under the main photo. Rename to “Photo Below” Resize and move it around till it looks good in the cut-out.
    Then copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers.
  19. With “Photo Below” active, edit with e.g. Levels..
  20. If the “Face Merged” needs more cutting.. first copy to new layer. Move the copy to the bottom of the layers. Then with “Face Merged” active gently cut some more now..
  21. Make a empty layer between “Face Merged” and “Photo Below” and rename this new layer “Cut Shadows”. And use a big, soft black brush with a low opacity and very gently add shadows in the cut.

And I think that`s it.. If something doesn’t look good.. all the copies of each step is in the bottom of the layers so it`s easy to edit.

FreebiePU – Renewal

Here`s my part of the blogtrain from www.pixelscrapper.com
I recommend you check out the train..
Both professional designers and members has joined.. lots of goodies!
Some even for commercial use! (see my post above..)

Click preview to Direct Download.

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I was looking trough the previews.. to select a few to show you..
So here are more than a few.. but you see the theme right? Remember you have till the end of May to collect these and many, many more goodies..

Pixelscrapper.com_2015 05 BT Renewal
Violet Irisovna
Shelley Carter Robin Ackler Phyllis Storm Melo Vrijhof Diane Hiller  Sheila Reid

And all of these are Freebies..