Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ella Lifted - Freebie

Howdy, All;

Whew, are we all having a wonderful week? I hope you are. Today I was home taking a rest from all the who ha when Sara came by for a visit. Sara is the lady who use to live in the building several blocks away from me and had the issue with the noise and moved out. She dropped by to give me some good news; they will be moving back into that building in July. The building was sold to new owners after the Super was sued in a class action suit by the tenants and won.

After Sara filled me in on all that news she then asked me to show her some computer and scrapbooking tips. We then spent the better part of the day having fun. From that fun, Sara made some things she wanted me to pass along to you. She said to tell you she is no pro and just likes to have fun.
These are a few of the things she wanted to do: make decals that had jelly like edges (see thru), how to make a template she could use over again, and how to make a quick pages. I showed her a couple of techniques for each of these and she went off like a whiz.
The day is never as long as we want it to be LOL so she didn't have the chance to get everything completely finished so I told her I would get what she did finish out tonight and the rest I will finish up and share tomorrow. Sound good, all? Okay!

One of the easiest ways to learn to make a layout is....scrap lifting. So Sara went online to some place, sorry I haven't a clue where, and saved an image to lift. I have the image....Do you know where it's from, who it belongs to? Please, leave a note so I can credit and link back. It's beautiful. I can see why Sara choose it.

Update: The follow layout was created by Nikki Hawkins @ Sweet Shoppe Designs Gallery.
The gallery link is

Thank you Sara for this info *mwah*

From it Sara made this layout...

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And this quick page for you.
Click on the image to download.

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A lot of teaching hours went into it. She made the flowers and the curly stems and used Corel's patterns and textures. She also made the pattern for the back paper from two paisley brushes. She did fairly well on it all for only her third try at digital designing. Now she knows how to make a template and a quick page. And she realizes it takes a lot of hours to do things from scratch :)

We did the decals first which is why she didn't finish them up for uploading. The lift took us the longest LOL In the time Sara was making the decals I was working on some papers. When I took a break I noticed Sara was making all these decals in the same colors LOL She forgot all about changing colors. We cracked up about that then took a break, came back and did the lift.

It was a fun day for sure. And I think she is just a bit hooked too so she will probably be back, lots LOL

Well I best let you all get on with your time. Thanks for dropping in today.
Enjoy your download and your day.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [31 Mar 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Mar. 31, 2010. Thanks again.

Sara said...

She got the layout from Sweet Shoppe Designs, it's by Nikki Hawkins, here is the link