Thursday, July 19, 2007

Frangipani - 300 dpi

For those of you who are not aware.. I inadvertently made about 3/4 of the Frangipani Kit in 72 dpi rather than the 300 dpi due to a New File Preset being labeled incorrectly... so I have re-done the kit in 300 dpi...

Frangipani Day 1 & Day 2 ... Brads, Buttons, Eyelets, Papers1, Papers2, PapersMisc1, PapersMisc2, PapersMisc3, PapersMisc4, PapersPlain, and Torn.

The PapersPlain file only shows as 126kb.. but trust me... it's 6MB... I downloaded it to make sure it had the 300dpi papers... It does..

Frangipani Day 3 ... Photo Corners and Pins.

Frangipani Day 4 ... Ribbons 1, 2, 3, & 4 and Tags

Frangipani Day 5 ... Alphas 1, 2, 3, & 4, and Flowers&Leaves

Frangipani Day 6 ... Bows 1 & 2, and Frangipani Frames 1 & 2

Frangipani Day 7 ... Fringed & Frayed Mattes, Laces and the Brushes & Patterns.

Frangipani Day 1 & Day 2 can be found HERE!!

Frangipani Day 3 can be found HERE

Frangipani Day 4 can be found HERE

Frangipani Day 5 can be found HERE

Frangipani Day 6 can be found HERE

Frangipani Day 7 can be found HERE

And please leave some comments... I've so enjoyed everyones encouragement, comments, remarks, tips, help, and love.... Digi Scrappers are the best people in the world!!

Cheers everyone, Barb

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Day 7 - Frangipani

Ahhhh the final day of Frangipani has arrived! Today will be the final 3 parts of the kit; the Fringed & Frayed Mattes, the Frangipani Brushes & Patterns, and last but not least, the Laces.

The fringe on the 6 Fringed Mattes were made with "Bannerwoman's Fabric Tutorial" on Although Bannerwoman's tut is for PSP I was able to adapt it to PS CS2.

The 2 Frayed Mattes were made using Atomic Cupcakes Frayed Fabric Action.

I've designed 3 different .png files of Laces... dundasLaces1, dundasLaces2, & dundasLaces3. #1 is with the green background, #2 is with the background missing, and #3 is a longer row of laces with no background... you can re-colour any of these..

I've also included brushes (
dundastoplacesRGB, dundasbottomlacesRGB, and dundasrings) and .png files of the 3 separate layers of the laces (dundastoplacesRGB.png, dundasbottomlacesRGB.png, and dundasrings.png).

The brush laces are a fewer number of laces than the .png files With either the brush or the png files.. lay down the bottom lace first... re-colour, then place the rings, re-colour, then the top laces, re-colour.

When using the brush of the laces & rings.. make sure you keep the same size (the Master Diameter) for all 3 layers.

After each layer use the up, down, right, & left arrow keys to move the laces into position.

If you're going to use any of the Blending Options... do it now BEFORE you merge the 3 layers!

After you have everything placed the way you like it.. and each layer re-coloured to your choice... merge the three layers (top laces, bottom laces, rings)... then if you wish to re-size them do it AFTER you've merged the 3 layers.

With the 3 different files of laces (
dundastoplacesRGB.png, dundasbottomlacesRGB.png, and dundasrings.png) you can choose to color the rings one colour and the laces a different colour, or you can colour all the layers and rings the same colour.... or even different colours for all three layers.. go wild!!

Again.... if you're having problems understanding any of this.. email me.

One last word:
Gotta Pixel Tutorial: Gotta Do It! - Folded Corners: 07-20-2007 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Notice the time... that's different from the other notice I posted... I guess I'll be checking both times if possible.. 4PM EST USA would be 6am July 21st here in QLD.....

Day 7 - Fringed & Frayed Mattes, the Frangipani Brushes & Patterns, and Laces are to be found HERE .....

December 9, 2007

I have re-uploaded the Laces to MediaFire so the url's are now working.

Bottom Laces

The Rings

Top Laces

Rings & Laces

Rings, Laces & Background

If you see anything else where the links are dead and you'd like me to upload to MediaFire just send an email to

Cheers, Barb

Plus here are Days 1 thru 6 so you can play catch-up ;)

Day 6 Day 5 Day 4 Day 3 Day 1 & 2

Enjoy everyone!! And keep those comments, suggestions, ideas, tips & techniques coming in.. They are all appreciated!

I've already had a brainstorm for a new kit.. I was looking at some brown wrapping paper and it had the neatest blips & blobs and shadowing already on it so I scanned it and then made some papers, ribbons, torn pages, an alpha, burned edges on the papers, ribbons & torn pages.....

That will go up in a few days.. Until then...

Cheers, Barb :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Day 6 - Frangipani

Good Morning everyone! It's 9:40AM Queensland, Australia time... that's 7:40PM EST USA.. quite a time difference, eh!?!

Thank you all for the comments thru the blog and thru my email addy.
I really appreciate your comments, questions, ideas, and suggestions. I'm open to everything re: digital scrapping & Photoshop... so keep those comments coming!!

Day 6 of the Frangipani Kit.. Today is Bows & Flower Frames! The little bows and knots are from the Atomic Cupcakes actions. I love their actions!! And the price can't be beat... about 20 cents for each action when you purchase a month's access to their action website. Yeah, I know I sound like a commercial! lol But their actions are sooooooo worth it. I see they have a new action called "Tissue Action" which is a crumpled effect.

OK back to Frangipani...

As you can see the frames are made from the frangipani flowers... one oval and two square.. I provided a background for the oval frame... you can use one of the papers for the square frame.

There are more bows than pictured... 20 bows and 2 knots in all ...
Again... try re-colouring or reducing the opacity to get different effects...
Change the size of them... If any of you have problems with any of the pieces or don't know how to do any of the things I mention, let me know... my email addy is up at top left hand corner... just make the subject "Frangipani". Don't be afraid to ask... 17 months ago I didn't even know how to make a paper & didn't know a plug-in from a gradient!!... so if you are a beginning digital scrapper... just take it slowly and ask, ask, ask!! The gals & guys at Gotta Pixel helped me soooo much.. I still have soooo much to learn.. and I love it!!

Oh that reminds me...
Paula Yagisawa at
Gotta Pixel is having a tutorial.
Gotta Do It! - Folded Corners: 07-21-2007 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (EST USA)

I'm not going to miss that one!! Paula (dreamerpaula) presents very simple to follow tutorials.. so come on over to the chat and learn how to make a folded corner!

And Tenessaa Allen (tenessaa) has another Photoshop tutorial coming up too..
Tut Your Horn Crop @ 1pm EST: 07-29-2007 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST USA)

Tenessaa always has a nifty new something for Photoshop users...

How did you like the alphas yesterday? Tomorrow is the last of the goodies for Frangipani.. which will include the Fringed & Frayed Mattes, the brushes & patterns and the laces.....

Now on to the Bows & Frames for today... HERE they are!!
Enjoy everyone..
Cheers, Barb

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Day 5 - Frangipani

Day 5 - Today are the alphas, flowers & leaves. Four of the alphas were made with the Atomic Cupcake Gel is clear so that you can use it with any LO... remember.. you can re-colour the alphas.. just open it up, either double left click .... or right click on the highlighted layer..... takes you to the Blending Options. Choose Color Overlay, for the Blend Mode choose either Overlay or Soft Light.... using those directions on all 4 alphas gives you different colors & effects...
Another thing to try is using one of the colored alphas... go to Image ... Mode... Grayscale.. and then Image... Mode... RGB... and then try the Blending Options, Color Overlay or Soft Light... again... more colors.... Is there a quicker & easier way to take the color out of something and still leave it in RGB?

OK.. off to upload the goodies... HERE they are!
Enjoy everyone!
Cheers, Barb

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Frangipani - Day 4

Thanks Vicki (Chickivaney) for letting me know about the .jpg torn papers in the Torn file.. I've re-done them as png's now plus a couple of others... You'll find them in today's goodies as Torn2.

Our water tank is being installed today.. we're having a major drought here in Queensland, Australia and as of July 1st we may NOT top up the pool or do ANY outside watering with city water. So we bought a 6,000 gallon water tank that will collect the rain water off the shed (it's the size of a 4 car garage) and we'll use that to top up the pool and water our fruit trees (6 mango, jaboticaba, chocolate pudding fruit, orange, grapefruit, lime, Thai lime, mandarin, Barbados cherries, Surinam cherries). Now if it'll just rain!

Today's goodies...

You'll find Torn2, Tags, and Ribbons in today's goodies... after today's goodies there are still 7 more parts to come!!! Did someone say Super Mega Kit??????
Enjoy! Barb :)
Day 4 goodies are found HERE

Friday, July 13, 2007

Frangipani - Day 3

Good Morning all!! Another beautiful day here in sunny Queensland.. about 45 min. north of Brisbane.

I decided to upload Day 3 early.. I'll be taking a nap at 3 or 4pm today.. that's what I get for getting up at 3am!! lol

I made a Vegetarian Lasagna for dinner last night... Came out ok..
But I'd like a better recipe... This one had too much feta in it..
Anyone have a spectacular Vegetarian Lasagna recipe?
One that gives everyone a lot of ooooooooOOOoohhh's and

My email addy is:

Enjoy the day!! Cheers, Barb

Today is Photo Corners & Pins... and you can get them HERE
Days 1 & 2 are still available HERE

Stripes up!

OK.. the Stripes are now up and working ... they are Paper1 and Paper2 ... Thank you wanie who said "It is because of the title Striped, the word strip is sensitive to them ... " I'm so glad you told me that!!! I woke up at 3am and had decided to use a different uploader for the stripes!! Little did I know, eh!!!?? You're a life-saver, wanie!!

The same url below works for the stripes..

Today's goodies will be put up in about 10 to 11 hours.
Cheers, Barb

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Well I'm having one heck of a time trying to get the 2 PapersStriped files to work... I upload them without any problem... but then try to download them and I get an error message.. or one that they're suspected of being illegal.... how can they be illegal when I made them!!!!!!!!!??????
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrugh!!!!!!! pulling my hair out here!!

It's 8:15pm so I guess I'll work on those 2 files tomorrow morning... I'll get them uploaded somehow even if I have to upload them one at a time!!!

Until tomorrow morning....

Frangipani-Day 2

OK... there aren't 18 parts to the Frangipani Kit... there are 20 parts!! I took the Miscellaneous Papers and broke it up into 3 separate files...

Yesterday I added the laces and the lace rings to the brushes (.abr) .... The Laces are so neat... I broke them up into 3 parts... the rings, the bottom lace and the top lace... and I took the color out of them so that you can add your own color to the rings and a different color, if you wish, to the laces thru the Blending Options --- Overlay or Soft Light... I'll tell you exactly how to use the lace brushes when the time comes. Yes... I'm a tease!

Another tease is the Alphas.. I included 6 alphas, 4 of which use Atomic Cupcake's Glass Action... one of which is is a clear glass alpha which you can use with any LO!

Another tease... and this will be my last for the day... are my Bows... 22 in all ... I made 12 bows and 2 knots using Atomic Cupcake's Bow Template & the Knot Template (soooooooo easy) and then I made 8 other bows that I just dearly love!!

Again... use your own creativity with everything and anything I make... just leave the file names intact, please. Get into Photoshop and experiment with your filters, layer styles, patterns, brushes, custom shapes... re-color everything and anything.. the more you play with Photoshop the more you'll learn how to do it yourself!! Try some tutorials.. practice, practice, practice.

Today is Papers Day!!! I've uploaded 5 files of papers..... I think there are about 60 different papers... yeah, I know.. I went WILD!! But I had so much fun playing with the Photoshop Filters! They are such fun to make but then try to delete a paper from the kit... It's like throwing out a good pair of jeans... I just can't do it!!! I've left the name of the filter I used with the papers.

Everything in this kit was made by me using Photoshop CS2. I'll tell you where I got the ideas when I put the files up... There are 12 sets of goodies still to come.... The Alpha, Bows, Flowers & Leaves, Brushes & Pattersn, Frames, Fringed & Frayed Mattes, Laces, Photo Corners, Pins, Ribbons, and Tags.

And as you've guessed by now... I'm saving the best for the last few days!!!

Enjoy the papers!!! Cheers!!

Yesterdays goodies and todays papers can be found HERE

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Frangipani is here!

Finally.... FINALLY... the Frangipani kit is ready!! I've added and added and added, then deleted some, edited some, added some more... I'd keep adding if it weren't for "canay" leaving a comment.. it was the final "come on Barb... move it!!" only canay said it oh so much more nicely as in " Looking forward to seeing your new kit!" So...... over the next few days I'll be uploading pieces to the kit.... Thank you canay for that little nudge. :)

There are 18 parts to Frangipani ... Alphas, Bows, Brads, Buttons, Eyelets, Flowers & Leaves, Brushes & Patterns, Frames, Fringed & Frayed, Laces, Papers-Misc, Papers-Plain, Papers-Stripes, Photo Corners, Pins, Ribbons, Tags & Torn Journal Cards..... The idea for the kit came from our Frangipani next to our pool.. I love the pretty little flowers. All the colors are from the Frangipani... pretty mauves, reds, greens, yellows, lavenders....

I really like this kit and think it's my best so far... you can see the growth taking place over the time I've been blogging... hopefully I can start assembling kits on a faster scale than previously! I have really enjoyed working on this kit... working?? ok.. more like playing!!

Oh... a couple of plugs first.... I subscribed to the Atomic Club Actions on Atomic Cupcake.
I love their actions!! It's $16.95 for a 30 days access. You get all 83 of their actions for that price!! Yes, 83!!! That comes out to a little more than 20 cents an action!!! And you've seen the price of actions... $5.00, $10.00, even $20.00 for ONE action!!!! And these are first rate actions... gorgeous results!!

I used some of the actions in the Frangipani Bows, Frayed Mattes, Alphas. That's another reason I'm late with this kit... I was having wayyyyyy to much fun playing with all the Atomic Cupcake actions!!!!

2nd plug.... ActionFx Photoshop Resources
This is a Photoshop digital scrapbookers dream for brushes, actions, layer styles, pattern sets and custom shapes. They have different things available for Photostop CS3, CS2, 7, 6, 5.5, & 5. I use Photoshop CS2 & Photoshop 7 so I'm downloading tons of goodies in the CS2 and 7 sections. And I mean TONS!!! The membership is $49.95 for a year and it will literally take me a year to download everything. Well worth the $49.95 fee. And this is another reason why I was late with this kit... It is just too tempting downloading all the brushes, actions, styles, shapes, & patterns, and not play with them!!!! I'll be using a lot of their goodies in kits to come!! I've had so many ideas for future kits looking thru the brushes, actions, styles, patterns, & shapes... And Al (Al Ward) is adding new goodies frequently.

OK... the goodies for today are... trumpets please.... Brads, Buttons, Eyelets & Torn... Enjoy everyone...

Please leave some comments... we love to hear your comments, thoughts, requests, etc

See July 19th for link.