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  1. 12 hours ago, angleigh said:

    Try March 2018   Digital-Scrapbook-Tutorial-How-To-Paint-Using-Custom-Photoshop-Brushes-and-the-Pattern-Stamp-Tool 

     In it she's taking a photo she took and adding filters to it, making it into a pattern.  Then uses a brush she paints with the pattern onto a template.   So it sounds like this might be the one your looking for

    Angie, yes, thank you!  Both of the videos I was looking for are right next to each other in my tutorials folder - I've looked and looked and couldn't get my eye to pick them out.  These are the exact tutorials, yay!

  2. Hi All -

    I'm looking for two specific tutorials that I'm pretty sure @VeronicaS included with one of the clubs a few years ago - the topics were painting with brushes, and (I think) how to use the clone stamp tool to upload a pattern into your color palette, so that you could use a brush to paint with the pattern... but I might be all mixed up!  I can't for the life of me find these tutorials.  I think there was also one on how to make papers with repeating patterns...anyone have any idea which club these came with, and what they were called?

  3. 16 hours ago, KTB said:

    My lil guy TJ is pretty precocious and gets into everything. 

    i just showed him once how to play in the Crazy Box I designed just for him!

    I love your photo and layout of TJ!  Our cat Delta tries to climb into the smallest boxes whenever a box is available.  So funny - they think you can't see them if they hide their heads in boxes.  🤣  And I echo Celestine - we're glad you're here, keep posting your layouts!

  4. I'm sitting at my computer right now with our loyal Chiweenie, Pumpkin, near me in her special char.  I'm her favorite person, although her "Mama," my 12 year old daughter, runs a close second.  This weekend, let's scrap a layout about a pet, past or present, but to add a twist and work on our journalling, tell us a story about your pet.  For example, I had a cat growing up that liked to flush the toilets when he wanted attention.  We lived in an old, turn-of-the-century house (20th century of course), and apparently we had leaky pipes, because one evening the cat was upstairs repeatedly flushing the toilet, and suddenly the ceiling fell into the living room below, right next to the recliner my father was sitting in watching TV.  Oops!  Old house, leaky pipes, and an ornery cat.

    If you aren't really a pet person (allergies or for whatever reason), then scrap a layout about an animal, and journal about when, where, and why you decided to photograph that animal.  Once you have completed your layout, upload it to the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread and leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it!

  5. TASK 1: Choose 1 photo and alter the color in some way

    TASK 2: Layer and/or blend any 3 papers for your background

    TASK 3: Choose Your Words (two-part task):  A: Create a title using two alphas, two fonts, or one font and one alpha.  B: Find a spot on your layout for journaling and tell The Who, what, when, where, and why of it.

    TASK 4:  Add 7 unique embellishments (unique = 7 embellishments that are different from each other, so for example you could use 4 different flowers, two different buttons, and one ribbon).  You may copy any of the 7 embellishments as many times as you need to, if you want to make clusters or need more bling.

    TASK 5: In addition to the 7 unique embellishments you added in task 4, add one or more of the following to your layout:  Camera, coffee cup, heart, arrow, bird, candle.

    TASK 6:  For a final bit of bling, use a brush and/or style somewhere on your layout.  Make sure it's visible!  (If you aren't able to use an abr file in your program, just find a png of a brush and add that to your layout, then recolor or use a style on it as needed.)

    Come join me (Mikelle) in the chat room at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time for our last chat of the day - a wild and wacky speed scrap!  Throughout our hour together, I will give you six surprise tasks to perform, and by the end of the hour you will have a completed layout. To be a true speed scrap, we would want your layout posted within an hour after the chat ends, but if you're not an adrenaline junkie, have no fear!  You'll have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 3rd, to post your layout in order to be eligible for prizes (see prize information below).

    I'll of course have a gorgeous freebie for you to download if you attend the chat, but if you can't make it I will post the challenge tasks here after our chat ends, so that you can still complete a layout and be eligible for prizes.  Hope to see you all there!

    Post your completed layouts in the iNSD Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery.

    iNSD Prizes:
    *Anyone who finishes a layout for all 6 iNSD Chats by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 3rd will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a $40 ScrapGirls Shop Gift Certificate! Layouts must be posted in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery.

    **There are more prizes for any participant who qualifies:

    • Complete 2 iNSD Challenge layouts, and you'll receive a $2 Gift Certificate!
    • Complete 4 iNSD Challenge layouts, and you'll receive a $5 Gift Certificate!
    • Complete all 6 challenge layouts and you'll receive a $10 Gift Certificate!


    • When posting your iNSD layouts, please indicate in the description or title, which challenge your layout is for. If I can't tell which challenge your layout completes, I can't give you credit. :) 
    • If you miss a chat, you can still qualify for prizes! The specific challenge will be added to each chat's forum post. Just post your layouts in the interNational Scrapbook Day 2021 Gallery before the deadline.
  6. I am currently on a short overnight trip in Leavenworth, WA.  If you've never been here, it's a quaint little town in Bavarian style, full of great German restaurants and little shops. It tends to be a big Christmas destination around here, as they go all out for the Christmas decorations.  This is the first trip we've taken anywhere in over a year, since the pandemic began.

    Our challenge this weekend is to scrap landmark or destination photos.  Examples include the Alamo in San Antonio, TX, or Stonehenge in England, or a Shinto shrine in Kyoto, Japan.  If you haven't traveled outside of your own town much, pick an interesting landmark or location where you live.  Your layout doesn't necessarily have to be about the landmark or location; the photos can be of people you were with while visiting the place you chose, or can focus on a specific event or funny story that happened while you were there.  Just make sure to include the location somewhere on your layout so we can travel with you!
    When you have completed your layout, upload it to the Weekend Wildcard Challenge Gallery, then come back to this thread to leave a link to your layout so that we can all admire it!
  7. 8 hours ago, Celestine said:

    Here is Dog Hotel. I have a lot of favorites, but I have our dog Chief on my mind since he had a thorough checkup with the veterinarian yesterday. She diagnosed him with a brain tumor in October and told us he might not make it to Christmas. Here is it late March and he is doing very, very well. A small part of me was holding out hope that she had misdiagnosed him, but there is definitely something pressing on his optical nerve and affecting his hind legs. So, I'll continue to love him and spoil him while we can and pray that he continues happy, relatively healthy and without pain for months and months to come. This photo was taken only about seven weeks before he had a seizure and was diagnosed. I want to give a special thanks to  @Mikelle for picking another LO of Chief - it meant a lot to me.

    I am inspired by Moving the Mayflower by @Boatlady. I pinned her layout to my "Absolute Favs" Pinterest board months and months ago because it is a mastery of blending. Plus it has a stunning photo with very interesting journaling. 

    Aaawww, I love the layout you picked out as one of your favorites, too!  Chief looks like such a sweet dog.  I hope he continues to do OK.

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