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Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday!  This week I decided to create a tutorial on weaving layers!  If that doesn’t quite make sense just watch the video below.  If you are going to pick up ANYTHING from this tutorial let it be how to create shadow layers.. it will change your life!

Speaking of life-changing experiences.  Today is very special to me.  it is my daughter Savannah’s first birthday!   Here is our first picture of the little monster!

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She is our little surprise baby – a precious little miracle that we were never expecting and has totally changed our lives for the better.  She made us parents of two beautiful daughters.  She made my Caitlyn a bit sister (now 11 years old) and reminded us that sometimes the best blessings are the unexpected ones.  So Happy Birthday Savannah.  We love you!

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folded-cornerHi There!  As you can tell from the image to our left today’s tutorial is on how to create realistic fold effects in your layouts!  For this tutorial I am using my Halloween Kit: Hallowed Gothic.  The tutorial is a bit longer than others so make sure you have a yummy snack, some hot chocolate and an idea of what you want papers you want to use before we get started.  For best effects I suggest having 3 papers ready to use.  In this case I have the orange background paper, the black side A paper and the white & orange side B paper.  Don’t be intimidated, I promise this effect is really easy to get and only requires you to be comfortable with clipping layers together (control alt g in CS or control g in PSE)

And below is my final layout! It is of my daughter Caitlyn in 2009 for Halloween. Why do they grow so fast? ARGH! STOP GROWING UP, ALREADY!!!


That is all from me today! Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to stay current with my tutorials and other videos. Also, if you create a page using this tutorial please share a link to it below in the comments so I can leave you some love!

Tutorial Tuesday: Realistic Page Folds in Photoshop



puppetwarpEach week I try to think of tips and tricks to share with you all.  At times it is hard and other times I think I just doubt myself with this idea that you already *know* and would find the tutorials boring.  This weeks tutorial is based on people who are using CC or CS5+ which has the PUPPET WARP tool.  I LURVE it.  Seriously.  As a designer the puppet warp tool can take elements and make them look COMPLETELY new.  As a scrapper the puppet warp tool can help you create ultra realistic shading!

So, for this week I have a short tutorial on how to create realistic shadows by using your puppet warp tool!  Have fun with this!  Seriously, the Puppet Warp is a tool that once you start using it – you won’t stop!  Like Pringles.. or chocolate.. or Benedict Cumberbatch.

In this tutorial I used a old/new kit that I created two years ago with Studio 68.  It is called Vintage Fall and is on sale through Thursday for only $3!

And as I packaged it I realized I wasn’t quite into creating pocket cards at the time so I created this freebie for you all that matches the kit!  So just click below to snatch those up.


Enjoy and have a fantastic Tuesday!