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Friday, April 29, 2011

Zoo-pendous Kit and Extras and CU Alpha

Hello!  Chelle has been working like crazy on her latest kit and it has knocked it out of the park.  Zoo-pendous is filled with everything for a walk on the wild side!  Available as just the kit, the extra felties, wordart, and a combo pack.  Plus, if you buy the combo this week, you will receive the wordart for free! Here is a look at the combo and the wordart:

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Chelle also whipped up this fun CU alpha as well:


And here is some CT inspiration:

Liz: image

Fonetta- SMCT image

Fran: image

Paige: image

Jan: image

Shanell: image

Kayla: image

Heather: image

Roxana: image

Crystal- SMCT: image

Kassie: image

Lizzy: image

Janine: image

Tracy: image

And finally, we have a coordinating blog freebie:


Thursday, April 28, 2011

ZOOpendous Peek!

Fran here with this week's amazingly awesome peek.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How They Do That? High Pass Filter

Hi Everyone... It's Jenn (jk703) here to show a sneaky easy peasy tutorial to sharpen with a slight pop for your photos! Plus, we are going to learn another filter that is available in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. We are going to look at the High Pass Filter today...

The High Pass Filter adds a little pop to your photos within seconds and is really easy. The filter allows you to control the awareness and emphasis of the edges of objects that are in your photos. It is also used to sharpen your photos when they might just be a tad out of focus. Here we go...

Here is a Colin... my model for this tutorial! lol! My image is unedited and hasn't been processed at all.
1. First, save your image so the original will be available in case there are any problems. Duplicate your photo onto a new layer. (PC Ctrl-J and Mac Cmd-J).

2. Working on the new layer, choose Filter > Other > High Pass.
3. Set the radius of the pixels somewhere between 3 and 12. Click on Apply. I know that is a large range, but play with it, you can always undo! For my example, I used a radius of 4.7.
4. Now, in the Layers Palette, you are going to change the blend mode of the duplicate image, the one that is grayed out. Choose Overlay.
5. Play with the opacity of the overlay, and you will see slight differences in the edges in your photo. This brings out some of the color and allows for an easy simple pop.

  • To sharpen the photo without a color pop, try the Soft light or Hard Light blend modes.
  • Adjust the sharpness based on what you will be doing with the photo - print or web versions.
  • Try creating different layers, and changing the blend modes, and opacity to see what you like the best.
  • Try it out on your layouts before uploading to the galleries! A little sharpness goes a long way!
Another example is my sandwich, yes... my life-like magnet sandwich! Looks realistic, right?!
Before High Pass:
After High Pass:
See the top of the sandwich and edges -- they are a little more defined with just a tad of a pop added to the color.

There you have it - an easy pop and sharpen! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I'd love to know what you want to see here on Chelle's blog - so be sure to tell us in the comments! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks for visiting!
Jenn (jk703/The Typative Scrapper)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

May 2011 Desktop Freebies

Hello everyone,

Kayla aka keepscrappin here with a May desktop to help ya'll pretty up those 'puters. This month's desktop is made with 3 of Chelle's fantastic products.

And here's the freebie you've been waiting for:

Download it here at box.net

Well that's it for today. Hope ya'll have a great one and as always keepscrappin'!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gallery Standouts

Happy Easter from Guest Jess! Here are some beautiful Layouts in the Gallery using Chelle's Products!

Itty Bitty Swimmer by mommy22girls is bright, fun and festive! I love the great title work using Chelle's new Alpha.

With graduation season soon upon us, I feel in love with the great hybrid card by scrappy cath designs using Onward and Upward.

Last, but certainly not least, I love this page by bydelstorp. I love the non-traditional use of the All Hallow's Eve kit here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Releases: Quickie Combos, Polka Polka Alpha, and CU Knots

Hello, it is Friday and my entire family is sick so I am going to try to keep this short.  First up, the CT got together and made 3 different sets of clusters and stacks.  Made with the kits E-I-E-I-O, Fetch, and Here Kitty.  Makes scrapping a snap!



Next, Chelle made this super cute polka dot alpha!  Works with a variety of kits and themes!


And finally, for CU, layered knots and bows.  Makes customizing a cinch!


And here is some inspiration from the CT:

Liz: imageShanell: imageFran: imageKassie: image    Kayla: imageLizzy: image  Roxana: image

And there you go!  Have a fabulous weekend! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Hey there, it's Kassie here with the sneak peek! I just know you are going to love this...
Check back tomorrow for the full reveal :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time for a Freebie!

Hello everyone! Tracy (sunshinetk) here - today is Tuesday and you know what that means - it's freebie time! Today, I created a little frame cluster for you that is based on a cluster on one of my original layouts. Here's what it looks like:
And here's the layout I created it for:

The cluster uses primarily items from Chelle's fantastic Fetch! kit (image is linked):
and a few items from the Furry Friends Add-on (image also linked):

You can download the preview by clicking on the preview image above, or you can download it by CLICKING HERE. I hope you enjoy!