The Lilypad and other sites on the web, where we showcase our layouts, have a maximum file size limitation for posting of about 250k. Many of us make our layouts as 12” X 12” (or 3600 X 3600 pixels), with a DPI of 300 for printing purposes. That is a HUGE file and WAY over the limit for the web! In order for us to share/showcase this with our friends at TLP, we will need to resize our page smaller, without distorting it and losing original quality.
Some of us “Digi’s” have a hard time with resizing for the web. I have some quick easy steps to follow that will assist you as you “Save for the Web”.
Save for the Web:
Start with your completed layout.
- Select Image > Image Size from the top tool bar
Hi everyone, it’s Nicole (aka “Ink and Pixels”) here to announce the winner of last month’s challenge! Kate’s son picked a name from all the entrants and I’m happy to announce that the winner is ……. drumroll please…….
Olga aka zinzilah with her wonderful Cold Guard layout! Olga, please check your PMs at The Lilypad with news of how to claim your prize!
Thanks to everyone who played along, we had so much fun last month with the Inbox Inspiration #1 template challenge that Kate said we could do it again! So here I am, back with Inbox Inspiration #2. Woot!
This month’s inspiration came from a Shutterfly email I received. It reminded me of the project life/pocket style scrapbooking that’s so popular right now. I thought it might be a fun twist for the template challenge.
Inbox Inspiration from Shutterfly
Hey everyone, Jewelle here! As far as scrapping goes I have always had one foot stuck in the digi world and one in the paper world. I enjoy the wonderful dimension you can get from paper and the exactness you can get from digi. Those reasons are why I enjoy hybrid scrapping so much! I know that it can be intimidating to step from your comfort zone and dive into something new, but I know you can do it!. Today I’m sharing with you some hybrid card basics that will hopefully give a nudge to those of you who have been thinking about giving hybrid a try. I know some of you are asking “Why hybrid card basics and not just hybrid basics?” I think that card making is the easiest hybrid project to start with when diving into hybrid. Lets go over some basic supplies you need to make a card:
- Imagery software (Photoshop, PSE, GIMP, SBC, CraftArtist, etc)
- A pack of Kate’s doodles
- White cardstock or presentation paper
- Printer or access to a copy spot that prints color
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Optional: Pre-folded cards
- Optional: Adhesive(Gluestick, Dot Runner, etc)
After being asked recently for some child-friendly Easter themed printables, I put my thinking cap on and came up with these little Egghead egg wraps! Available in both pre-coloured and colour in versions, each pack contains 5 egg wraps to print off and wrap around your decorated eggs! (They also make handy stands to keep those beautifully decorated eggs from rolling around!) Both packs are on sale at 20% off through the weekend.
Have you ever looked at a layout someone has done, and wondered “How did they do that?” That is what happened recently when I posted a layout of mine using a tucked photograph.
Sometimes I just want simplicity, and don’t want to add a photo corner or something else to make my photo appear “attached” (taped, glued or tacked down) to the paper. That is how I came up with this “tucked in photo” process. I shared my tip with Nicole (also on Kate’s CT) and Kate, and decided to write it up to share with all of you here!
I hope you will find it easy to follow, and a new addition to your “tips & tricks” box for your own digital layouts!
Tutorial is using CS3
1. Choose the background papers you wish to use, and blend to your taste.
(Example is using Kate Hadfield’s:
Big Top Red – normal , 100% opacity [bottom layer]
Big Top Kraft – multiply 100% opacity [1 layer]
Kraft paper pattern as an adjustment layer – linear burn 100% [2 layer]
Big Top Multi Bunting – multiply 100% opacity [3 layer]
Big Top Pink – pin light 100% opacity [4 layer]
The Big Top paper pack can be found here.
The doodles that Sara used to create the fun St Paddy’s Journalers freebie are on special offer today as part of TLP’s SOSN! Perfect for all your St Patrick’s Day pages and projects, Luck of the Irish, St Paddy’s Pranks and Penny Pincher alphabet are all on sale at 50% off TODAY ONLY!
Today I have a little St Patrick’s Day freebie to share with you! My pal Sara created these fun filler cards using a selection of my doodles (mainly from my Luck of the Irish pack!)
Here they are printed out on regular photo paper, all ready for my Project Life album:
Hi everyone, it’s Nicole here (also known as “Ink and Pixels” around town) and I’m so excited to bring you a fun challenge this month!
How many emails do you get in a day? If you’re like me, probably a TON. Yet for some reason I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe from any of them. I just don’t want to miss a thing (and by thing, I mean a really good money saving coupon). Every so often an email will strike me and I’ll think to myself, “this would make a great page.” Sometimes it’s the colors; other times a trendy new design element, or even just the layout. You’ve probably had this thought on occasion, too. But how often do we actually have time to try it? Now is your chance! I received and email from the GAP a few weeks ago that inspired me to finally give this a whirl. I had a great time doing it and ended up with a page that I’m really happy with. Take a look.
Inbox Inspiration from the GAP:
With World Book Day just around the corner and after seeing the fun colours of this month’s BYOC, I knew I wanted to make a new doodle pack celebrating one of my favourite hobbies: curling up with a good book! Bookworms is packed with reading themed doodles and is 20% off all weekend!
I’m gearing up for March’s BYOC (and World Book Day!) Here’s what’s on my desk today: