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Check out Lollipop Press' December Kit, called Santa Baby. It's absolutely adorable and perfect for your Christmas layouts or creating Christmas Cards. Click the preview below to buy the kit.
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Here are a few layouts I made using this kit.
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These are my dogs, Cooper & Miley! They are so cute. All embellishments from Lollipop Press Santa Baby Kit. Striped paper from the Christmas Treasures Blog Hope Kit by Butterflies & Bluebells.

Also here are a few Christmas Cards I made using the kit as well. It's a very versatile. Visit the Lollipop Press shop HERE.
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An adorable family with twin girls. Visit my photography blog for more photos www.erinleighstudioblog.com. All embellishments from Santa Baby Kit.
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These are pictures I took of my nephew and my sister-in-law. Visit my photography website www.erinleighstudioblog.com. (Paper from Lollipop Press Santa Baby Kit)
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A picture I took of a fun family. Visit www.erinleighstudioblog.com. (All embellishments from Santa Baby Kit)
Check back for January's new kits and layouts in a few weeks and an upcoming blog hop at the end of January. Also pop on over to the Lollipop Spot Blog and enter the contest for December to win a free kit.
 
For Lesson 2 of Digi in Deep on JessicaSprague.com, I learned many new things including:
  • Re-color multiple patterned papers using an adjustment layer
  • Create your own patterned paper with a custom brush
  • Save a brush using the Preset Manager
  • Create masks using custom shapes and alphabets
  • Create a smooth gradient transition between two photos
  • Add zig-zag stitching for a handmade look
  • Create a photo overlay with a custom brush
  • Add a custom drop-shadow to a journaling card to pop it off the page
The layout I created is adorable... pictures of Miley when she was just 7 weeks old and one of her at almost a year old. I love my furbaby!


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Credits:
* SP Lima background papers: From Monoblendz Paperie - Lima paper pack by Anna   Aspnes
* Rounded corner square die cut: from Border Templates pack by Katie Pertiet
* Striped patterned paper: from Bohemian Garden kit by Mindy Terasawa
* Dirty Journaler Label: from Dirty Journalers set by Katie Pertiet
* Grunged Up Photo Block: from Grunged Up Photo Blocks No. 2 set by Katie Pertiet
* Staples by Katie Pertiet

I also made the following layout. I originally was trying to do Assignment 2b for Digi in Deep but the tasks that were required just didn't fit this layout as I started working on it. I wanted it to be more classy and simple because it's a picture of my sisters and I at my wedding. So it's more of an elegant occasion. I think it turned out really well despite missing the tasks for the Assignment.
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Credits:
All from scrapbookgraphics.com - Karen Artistic Digitals - Spirit of Tradition 2009
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So we should be finally getting our Wedding Album in a few weeks. We had our photographer design it with our/my input. I think it looks great from the proofs she sent me. I had her match the cover to our wedding invitations that I designed. So part of me wishes we would have saved the money and I designed it myself. So I am going to make albums from scratch with all the pre-wedding festivities and the honeymoon pictures. I am using Adobe InDesign as the program for the albums. I have already started the Honeymoon album. Here's a sneak peek:
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This was our resort..the outside and inside. The room was contemporary and very nice looking. Our view was awesome. We could look straight out into the ocean from our balcony.
 
I think this is my favorite page so far. It's so cheery and reminds me of the relaxing/fun time Cancun was. I'd love to go back or to any warm, sunny place. I'm sooooo sick of winter and SNOW! No more snow please! As I'm writing this I wonder if it is still snowing out right now.. I wouldn't be surprised if it is but am too lazy to look out the window. Oh well. Enjoy!
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The layout doesn't look as sharp on the blog as it normally does but you get the picture.
 

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Snowflakes, Snowman and Brackets from www.freedigitals.com
Ribbon from www.designerdigitals.com - KPertiet Everyday Tag Wrap red
 
 
This page was fun to do as well. I have so many pictures from the past 27 years that it's neat to put them on a page that tells the story of the picture. This page is from when my family and I went to the Notre Dame football game in Nov. 2009. It was a beautiful fall day..and warm...thank goodness or I wouldn't have been happy.

All the digital pieces are from DesignerDigitals except for the Football which is from ScrapbookFlair.com.
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This is my first try at creating a digital scrapbook layout in Photoshop. I think it turned out pretty well. I love my puppies and they are soo cute. So they were the perfect subject. It took some time to learn how to put these things together but I enjoyed it.  All of the pieces are from www.designerdigitals.com by Katie Pertiet.