family, life and all things scrapbooking

Saturday, March 10, 2012

DHD MARCH MADNESS BLOG HOP!



Welcome to our Mad March Memories Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by! I have some fun stuff to share with you so let's get right to it shall we?

(if you've found this out by chance and would like to participate in the Blog Hop just click HERE to take you to the beginning!)

First I have a little tip to share for those PSE users AND a FREEBIE! Who doesn't like those right?

So have you discovered the Custom Shape Tool yet? Although I discovered digital scrapbooking two years ago, I still consider myself a newbie when it comes to the many tools of PSE! I was amazed to see all the fun custom shapes you can add to your pages!

Below I created a layout using some of the shapes provided in PSE. I found these fun check marks and adorable frog using this tool! Here's how you do it:

 (papers and elements from Kate Teague's This Life Collection. Stitches by Robyn Meierotto). Click image for credits.

Go to the rectangle shape on the side panel of PSE. Right click and find the heart - or custom shape tool. Choose this.


Now go to the top of your panel and click on the "SHAPE" box (see arrow in photo):
I also circled the frog and check mark shapes so you can see where I found them!


When using the shapes, I'd advise creating a new layer so you can move them and re-colour as you'd like. I hope I've inspired some of you to have fun with this tool! I know I have!

And as a 'thank you' for stopping by I have created a layered template FREEBIE out of my layout if you would like to play. :)  This template could obviously apply to the children in your life, but I think it would also be cute to do a doggie or cat layout too! :) And don't forget there are adorable pet shapes in the custom shape tool as well! Have fun!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE!


I'll be doing a drawing for a $5 DHD gift certificate! So if you enjoyed your stay leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a name! Contest closes Wednesday March 14th at midnight!

And foR those who aRe looking foR youR letteR... can you guess what it is? lol Collect all the letters from this blog hop to be entered in to a draw for a FANTASTIC prize!

And remember, for those who complete this Blog Hop you can grab the DHD Spring  Collab for free (you'll get a coupon code from the store!) 

Another fun tidbit I have to tell you about is DHD March Madness Challenges! It's going to be CRAZY FUN and you can win some great stuff! Be sure to check the DHD Blog for more info coming soon!

I hope you enjoyed your time here! You're next stop is to our awesome Designer Karen Funk!

Happy Scrapping!

78 comments:

~Mendie~ said...

Thank you! I love your layouts!

meagan43 said...

Thanks Jennifer! Cute froggie :)

Katherine said...

LOVE DHD blog hops!

Deloris said...

Thanks! Love that froggie!

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing that tip...and template! Love it :)

Tammy said...

What a cute page! Thank you for the tutorial and the chance at the gc!

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing your cute idea! I would love to win!

Beatricemi said...

The custom shapes are new to me. Thanks so much for the template.

Jennybean said...

Thank you for the freebie, love that template! And I'll have to check out the custom shapes, thanks!

Jen said...

Thanks!

kym said...

Thanks Jen! DHD blog hops are the best!

Margie said...

Thanks for the freebie and the great tip!

idahorhodes said...

Thanks for the template!

Becs said...

Thank you!

Melanie said...

Great layout! As a mom of boys...the frog is perfect for me :)

JanFRN said...

Hmm... I've used "custom shapes" before but I don't remember having such a large catalogue of shapes to choose from. I'm going to have to go take a look now! Thanks for the prod, Jen!

treasureBachs said...

Love the frog! Thanks for the layout!

Janet said...

Love the tip for custom shapes, going to try it on my next page. Thanks for the template too!

Liz said...

Thanks for the fun template!

sts2000 said...

Thanks for the template and the tutorial.

momyeung said...

Thank you for the template!

Janneke said...

Thanks for the template, the tip and letter. :)

RJMJ said...

Hey There...

Thanks So Much For The Chance!

Smiles,RJ

judyinSD said...

Thanks for the tip and template plus this chance to win.

Janka said...

thanks for the chance. great blog hop :) i like looking for these letters :)

lawyerlyn said...

thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

Cat said...

very cute template! thanks for the contest, too!

Rarole said...

Thanks for the great tip. Can't wait to try it.

Em Stafrace said...

I couldn't guess what your letteR was!! tee hee

Andrea B said...

Thanks so much for the cute template and the chance to win!

Demetria said...

thanks for the goodie... thanks for the chance

Demetria

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Thank you sooooo much! DHD rocks!

onevelvetmorning said...

Thank you so very much!

Bobbie said...

thanks for the great template and the letter :D

Bright Eyes said...

Love the tut... been using the custom shapes tool for awhile. It is awesome. thanks

Angela said...

So cute - thank you!

maaike said...

Thank you Jennifer! :)

Else49 said...

Thank you Jen.

Rhadonda said...

Great tip! I will look for that tool and try it out. Thanks!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Thanks for the template!

Rosalie said...

Cute little frog. Thanks

Melissa L. said...

Great tip for this newbie -- love that li'l frog! :)

auntbeffy said...

Oh good, more things to do with photoshop--I'm learning a lot--and another chance for gifts, yay!

stampgram said...

I am loving all these Photoshop hints and tutorials...just learning how to use it. Also thanks for the freebie and a chance to win.

Teresa said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Mary M. said...

Thanks for the freebie. Great hop.

larkd said...

Thanks for the freebie and tutorial

In Love with a Bug said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the template! Melanie

Michelle said...

What a cute template. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

grannymike said...

Thanks for the neat tutorial and template as well as the chance to win the GC.

Crissy said...

Tutorial was very helpful. Thank you so very much for taking the time. Look forward to following your work.

Paula said...

Thank you Jen, for your templates and for the tutorial for us newbies! :)

TNSCRAPPER said...

Thanks for the goodies!

Dawn said...

Hi - thanks for the tip and the chance to win! Best wishes

Ali said...

Thanks so much for the cute template! I have the perfect pictures for it!

Melinda said...

I'm a digi newbie too! :D Thanks for the tip and template!

alicia.king said...

thanks for the tip!

Michelle Huegel said...

great tip! thanks for the template :)

Loca4paper said...

Great tip and template!Thank you..

tape said...

Fun shapes, thanks for the idea!

Helen said...

thanks so much!

Bernadette said...

Thanks for the template and tip.

mctm said...

Love DHD Blog Hops!!!

MamaBug said...

Aw Jen! Thanks for changing your format so I can thank you with an actual comment for your wonderful template.

I've used the custom shape tool before to make heart shapes, but I don't think I knew the rest of them were there. Thanks for the awesome tip!

Soco said...

Thank you very much!

Tiffmc said...

Great tip I didn't know about. Thanks for sharing and the great freebie.

Heather D. said...

Cool tip! Thank you! :-)

Chalane said...

THANKS for the tute & the great freeb. It's what my kiddos do every day too!

VissyMac said...

TY for the chance and the gift!!

Lindzie said...

WHat a cute little froggy :)

Tiffani said...

Thank you!

1abbiern said...

thanks- your tip is helpful

cramerd said...

Thank you for the tip and for the freebie!!! Great Blog Hop.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Thank you so much for the freebie Jen!!! LOVE IT!!!

Claudia said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial and the freebie! Love your layout! Thanks for the chance to win a GC!

Shay said...

Thank you so much for the tip and cute template.

Jennifer Greenlaw said...

sweet! thanks

Esther said...

Thanks for all!!