Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pixels & Company DSD Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pixels & Co. DSD Blog Hop! 

First up, a quick tip for those of you who like to upload your layouts to different galleries. When I first started sharing my layouts in galleries, I had a hard time keeping track of all the different products I was using. I am the type of scrapbooker that likes to hop around between different kits, designers, and stores. I like to use a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Then I would try to upload my layout to a gallery and not have a clue where each product was from. It was so frustrating! I tried opening up a little sticky note on my desktop, but remembering to add each new product (and delete products that didn't make the page) was annoying.

A couple of years ago I realized I can simply add the designer and the kit name in the layers palette in CS6. Each time I open a new element/paper, I rename it in the layers palette to include the info I will need when I upload it to a gallery. Simple, fast, easy, and if I need to wait a few days or weeks to upload it (due to an assignment or delayed release), I can simply open the PSD file in CS6 and all the information is there. 

Here is a screen shot of a layout I'm working on right now:

This layout is for Scotty Girl Designs' new F-Stop collection, so most of the products are from her. I will admit that sometimes I do forget to update the layers palette with a new brad or tag, but for the most part, it works great. I hope you guys find this little tip useful! It has made my digital scrapbooking work flow so much easier. 

The P&Co. designers have created a gorgeous new collection to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day, called Piccadilly. I had the opportunity to work with this collection tonight and I've created a fun little freebie frame for you. You can download it here

And here is what my freebie looks like. Isn't the wood grain frame fantastic? And I love the transparent banner (both by Karla Dudley Designs).

And finally, I have a double page layout to share using a new release from Scotty Girl Designs called F-Stop. It might be my favorite Scotty Girl Designs collection yet! So versatile, and the colors are perfect for scrapbooking my two little boys. (And I think this might be my first digital 8.5 x 11, two page layout ever... and I love it. I must do it again soon!)

Next up on the hop is Sarah. And in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the designers:

Pixels and Company
Mandi -
Jennifer H
Anna -
Lynette -
Mary -
Jen F
Erin T
Jen E
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!
Erin. :)


Jennifer Flaherty said...

Awesome tip, Erin! Thank you!

Liz Jutila said...

Cute! Thanks, Erin.

Marlene said...

Thanks for the great freebie!