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Scrapbook Overlays

Garden Party Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Digital scrapbook overlays are one of the most versatile elements you can use.

They can take a plain paper and dress it up.

They can add a whole new level of dimension to a layout

They can help to unify and ground your scrapbook  layout design by providing an all round border.

They can be blended using the blending mode function in your graphics editing software to create heaps of different looks.

The list goes on. But I think you probably get the idea.

I like scrapbook overlays.

So I was a bit surprised when I discovered that I hadn’t included one in the Free Garden Party Mega Kit (if you’re not a member of  The Garden Party you can see what it’s about here).

… until now.

Click on the image to download

Don’t know how to use it?

Well here are some ideas

First drag the overlay onto your layout. (Tip: Hold the control key down whilst you drag. You’ll keep a better grip on it that way.)

  • You can recolor it by using the change color function in your software (Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue.Saturation in Photoshop Elements).
  • You can adjust the opacity to make it a softer border.
  • You can add a shadow to give it some extra dimension.
  • You can play with the blending modes in your software to change the look and feel of it. In the scrapbook layout below I’ve used the Luminosity blending mode to get this soft look.

  • You can do various combinations of the above. You might find that some actions will cancel out others. For example if you add a shadow after you’ve chosen a blending mode your overlay will revert back to Normal. Add your shadow first and then add the blending mode.
  • You can drag it down to the size of your photo and sit it on top to make a soft translucent frame.

And if you’ve never used overlays before I have a couple of video tutorials that will give you step by step help as well as showing you lots of other cool digital scrapbooking techniques. You can check them out here: Intermediate Tutorial 3 and Advanced Tutorial 4

They each come with their own complimentary digital scrapbooking kit which includes at least one overlay.

I hope you enjoy playing with the Garden Party Overlay. And please do upload a copy of any scrapbook layouts or cards that you make with it to the Garden Party Facebook Page.

Let me know what you think. And please share this on Facebook or Twitter or wherever you talk with other scrapbookers.

How to use QuickPages in My Memories Suite

Quite a lot of you took advantage of the Scraps of Mind discount coupon to buy My Memories Suite when I did my review a few months ago. Incidentally the discount is still available to you. Details at the end of this post.

Even though My Memories Suite is super quick and easy to learn and to use, the web site still has lots of video tutorials to help you get the hang of things.

I thought this tutorial on using QuickPages might be something you’ll find handy. The first minute is promotional blurb but the rest is full of info not only on how to use the QuickPages to create instant digital scrapbook layouts, but also stuff on how to find QuickPages on the website, how to find your downloads on your computer etc.

The demo uses a very cute freebie QuickPage so you can go and do the same layout yourself with your own photos.

And yes, in case you didn’t realise, My Memories Suite web site has loads of freebies for you to download, and not just QuickPages either. Also you can use them with other software such as Photoshop Elements.

So here’s the video tutorial and don’t forget to check the Scraps of Mind discount deal below if you want to buy your own copy of My Memories Suite.




Get your Scraps of Mind discount on My Memories Suite

All you need to do is paste my special Scraps of Mind promotion code into the Promo Code box in the shopping cart

and you’ll get a whopping $10 discount of f the price of your My Memories Suite

PLUS you’ll get a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store.

So click here to go to My Memories Suite

And make sure you paste this code into the Promo Code box to get your Scraps of Mind Discount:


And you’ll be making digital scrapbook layouts in a fraction of the time it takes to watch this 20 minute video.

Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Freebie Bonanza

Christmas is coming.

The Goose is getting fat.

Please put a penny in the old man’s hat.

If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do.

If you haven’t got a ha’penny then God bless you!

Giving is always a good feeling and it’s an extra good feeling at Christmas Time.

Once again Antoinette has rallied the Christmas spirit and organised a massive digital scrapbooking Christmas freebie site at Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies.

All through December you can pick up any and all of these wonderful digital scrapbooking freebies

. . . starting here!

Click on the image below to download a bunch of free Christmas Word Art and papers that you can use on your Christmas cards, decorations or scrapbook layouts.

Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Freebie Word ArtTo download right mouse click on the image and choose

Save Target as… or Save Link as…

And once you’ve done that you can carol yourself over to Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies and browse through a massive selection of Christmas digital scrapbooking freebies to your heart’s content.

Worldwide Digital Scrapbooking Freebies

Just a gentle reminder. All of the designers who contribute to Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies put in a lot of their time and creativity to bring you these wonderful freebies. Please remember to leave a little note of appreciation when you download. It costs you nothing and it means a lot to the giver.

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Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies 2009

Want to learn how to Digital Scrapbook? Click here for easy to learn Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Tutorials.

A World of Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Freebies is coming your way

From December 1st the Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies will be back in operation all through the month of December.

So get your download finger ready and come back to Scraps of Mind on the 1st of the month for your first Christmas Digital Scrapbook Freebie and your gateway into the Wonderful Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies.

This is a massive gathering of digital scrapbook designers who contribute their creativity and time to bring you truckloads of Christmas scrapbooking freebies.

So don’t miss out.

Come back here on December 1 and scoop up all the glorious freebies.

Worldwide Digital Scrapbooking Freebies

Christmas Digital Scrapbook Freebie Bonanza

Digital Scrapbooking Freebie – Halloween Word Art

Well in case you hadn’t noticed it’s that spooky time of year again.

So here’s some free Halloween Word Art to adorn your Halloween scrapbook layouts. I’m not sure if this comes under the heading of trick or treat. You be the judge.

If you post any of your Halloween creations using my word art on the Internet please post the link in the comments section below. I’d love to go and see them.

To download the word art just right mouse click on the image and choose Save Target as… or Save Link as…


Hope you enjoy the word art and have a seriously spooky Halloween.