Choose Joy

The difference between happiness and joy is that happiness “happens” to us, and joy is a choice. Happiness depends on external factors, while joy is internal. Choose Joy! Choose Joy is a collaboration between SnickerdoodleDesigns and Manu Scraps, originally released...

Photo Tips for Food Photography when Traveling

One of the fun things about traveling is experiencing all that is different about another culture, including their foods.  I like to take photos of my favorite meals, when I am on vacation.  I usually try to do it quickly, so I am not too obvious.  That, most often,...

Challenges at The Digichick

Have you visited The Digichick challenges lately? There are so many incredibly talented ladies at TDC, it’s a delight to see how each artist interprets the same challenge. I love quotes and am especially drawn to the Quote Challenge. Although they are ALL...

JPGs vs. Transparencies vs Screens

Many of you have asked me to explain the difference between JPGS, Transparencies, and Screens; so let’s take a look at that today All 3 products have a place in my digi-scrap stash, and I love using them all.   I don’t think one product is better than the...

How to Add a Pin to Paper in Photoshop

When creating scrapbook pages, we often find the need to fasten papers, photos, or embellishments together.  Using a Stick Pin, Safety Pin or other similar items work well for this, but creating a realistic look can sometimes be tricky.  As with all things Photoshop,...

My Little Chickadee Freebie

Chickadees are known to be adorable, curious, and playful birds. The phrase “my little chickadee” was coined as a term of endearment for those of us who display similar qualities. Designed in vibrant Spring colors and full of whimsical elements, “My Little Chickadee”...

Drop Shadows in Photoshop

Drop shadows are critical to your scrapbook pages. They can instantly take a page from flat and lifeless to realistic and beautiful.  Creating depth by varying the depths of your shadows can take time when manipulating each shadow individually. I have a new product in...

Using the Spot Healing Brush

The Spot Healing Brush is a tool that can be very useful in removing unwanted objects from a photograph. This brush works the same in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Let’s remove those distracting green poles in the lower-left corner of this image. The...

Free Lady Bug Mini Kit!

Come join us over at  The Digichick’s Use-It-All Challenge!  I’ve created a Lady Bug, Lady Bug mini-kit for you, and it’s yours free when you participate in the challenge!  Just download it, create a layout, and upload it to the challenge thread!...