Author Archives: Amy

The Retreat Files: Strategies for Brilliant Design

Have you ever thought about what makes a great layout design?  Do you ever browse through galleries or magazines and see amazing layouts, but aren’t sure exactly what makes them stand out?   Well, chances are they utilize one or more … Continue reading

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The Retreat Files: Templates and Clipping Masks

A layered template is a layout that has the basic page design already set up for you, using shapes each in their own layer. You can use each shape layer as a clipping mask to ‘clip’ your photos and papers to … Continue reading

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Template Tuesday

Want to join in our Template Tuesday challenges?! Great! Check out our challenges section on our message board to come and play, with a new template coming out every Tuesday. Here are a couple to get get you started! Click … Continue reading

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Roots Tech Expo review

We had such a blast at the Roots Tech Expo this year. The Digital Scrapbook Memories booth saw a lot of traffic with new faces, and several return customers and friends.  Our most popular kits for the show were out … Continue reading

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The Retreat Files: Blending Backgrounds

Layer Blending Modes 1. Open or create two separate layers to be directly on top of one another that you want to ‘mix’ together. This could be: Papers on Papers/Elements Elements on Papers/Elements Photos on Papers/Elements Adjustment Layers, like Solid … Continue reading

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