Friday, January 13, 2012

Downhome Christmas - Free Digital Kit

Wow, I can't believe that it has been over 2 months since I last posted here. With the holidays and such, I have not had much time to scrap but have been hard at work putting my supplies in order with my Christmas presents (more to come later on my new organizational system).

Well, to celebrate the holidays and all those wonderful photos that we all took, I am offering my Downhome Christmas Kit for free.

For a free download of this kit, please click http://www.4shared.com/file/rFaHeGQ5/ARShetzer_DownhomeChristmas.html.Downhome Christmas consists of 11 themed papers and 22 elements for your Christmas or Victorian scrapping. Scrap your memories with this craft inspired kit with lots of chipboard and paper elements.  You will find 3 solid chipboard papers, 3 solid folded textured papers, and 5 printed papers (quilted, stars, stripes, trees & old time print).  Elements include a cardboard Alphabet and numbers, an embroidered bell, 3 brads, 3 pearls, 2 frames, 3 printed twill ribbons, 1 holly stamp,  1 tree, 1 Merry Christmas wordart and 6 stars (3 chipboard and 3 sparkily).Special thanks to AtomicCupcake.com and Photoshopbrushes.com for use of their actions and brushes in the making of this kit.  The colors for this kit were inspired by Sherwin Williams online website.

Downhome Christmas consists of 11 themed papers and 22 elements for your Christmas or Victorian scrapping. Scrap your memories with this craft inspired kit with lots of chipboard and paper elements. You will find 3 solid chipboard papers, 3 solid folded textured papers, and 5 printed papers (quilted, stars, stripes, trees & old time print). Elements include a cardboard Alphabet and numbers, an embroidered bell, 3 brads, 3 pearls, 2 frames, 3 printed twill ribbons, 1 holly stamp, 1 tree, 1 Merry Christmas wordart and 6 stars (3 chipboard and 3 sparkly).

Special thanks to AtomicCupcake.com and Photoshopbrushes.com for use of their actions and brushes in the making of this kit. The colors for this kit were inspired by Sherwin Williams online website.

Click HERE to go to my website to download this free scrapbooking kit.

Here is an example of a layout done with this kit.


Credits for Merry Christmas:
Jan 2008 template by Di Hickman
Downhome Christmas Kit by ME
Special thanks to atomiccupcake.com for use of actions for folded tears and handstiches
Photos by Laura

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Photography Tip - Rule of Thirds

Composition – Rule of 3rds
 When looking to composing an image, consider placing your primary subject in one of the crossing corners created by dividing your photo into 3 equal parts both horizontally and vertically. 
In this image of Crystal Mill in the Colorado backcountry, you will notice the mill is on the top right 3rd, and the water runs across the bottom 3rd line and the water fall is near the left 3rd. As you will notice, this is a stronger composition than just placing the mill in the center of the frame. Experiment with subjects and 3rds and see the difference. 
Photo courtesy of Shetzers Photography

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September FileKutz Challenge with free svg file

Its time again for a great challenge with LisaJane over at FileKutz.  LisaJane has provided a great free cut file available in lots of different formats for use on this challenge.



Head on over to download the file HERE, you will need the password of iagreetouLK259, then follow a few simple rules to get entered to win

1. Follow one of these blogs:  FileKutz Home Blog, FileKutz DT Blog or FileKutz Challenge Blog
2. Post your project to your blog which uses this fantastic file.
3. Include a link in the InLinkZ form at the CHALLENGE BLOG so we can all easily find each other.
4. Visit our new forum HERE: Join if you like   
5. Also if you'd like to: sign up for our Newsletter HERE , to see new files, get announcements, see DT Completed Projects and Receive Free Files
6.  This is an open Challenge
7. The winner will be chosen using a random number app (so if you post your project 1st you are # 1 and so on.)  The winner will be chosen on Sept 29th, and win a RAK Package of scrapbook items from LisaJane, plus 1 free file of your choice from FileKutz Design's!! Stay tuned for a sneak peak picture of the prize this coming week!! So you have just a little over two weeks to work on your idea!!

 Hope to see everyone's great creations with this fantastic file!!!

Happy Scrapping,
Angela

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

EMERALD POOLS

EMERALD POOLS - May 5, 2010 - Zion National Park, Utah

JOURNALING:  Our first full day at Zion Nat'l Park.  We got off the shuttle at the Zion Lodge to hike up to Emerald Pools.  After the hike we picniced and found ice cream at the lodge.

SUPPLIES USED:  Cocoa Mint papers & stickers by Cloud 9

For more examples of double page layouts featuring 4 photos, please visit my Gallery here.


EMERALD POOLS - May 5, 2010 - Zion National Park, UtahJOURNALING:  Our first full day at Zion Nat'l Park.  We got off the shuttle at the Zion Lodge to hike up to Emerald Pools.  After the hike we picniced and found ice cream at the lodge.SUPPLIES USED:  Cocoa Mint papers & stickers by Cloud 9

Saturday, September 3, 2011

BODIE LIGHT

I can't believe it is September and I've done my first layout of our travels in 2011 - Talk about way, way behind!!! 

When I saw this file created by LisaJane, I knew I had to skip ahead and scrap this photo of the Bodie Lighthouse.


BODIE LIGHT - May 26, 2011 - Outer Banks, North Carolina

JOURNALING:  General Information - Bodie Lighthouse observation trail

PHOTOS:  Images by Shetzers Photography

SUPPLIES USED:  Lighthouse cut file by LisaJane at FileKutz, BasicGrey Granola and Basics White patterned paper, Stickles Waterfall glitter, Stampabilities Black ink, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Faded Jeans, Doodlebug Design paper frills in Lily White, Diamond Glaze, Sand paper, mini pop dots, Recollections mini round gems, Recollections faux pearls, Autumn Leaves For the Record journaling stamp, Tsukineko Goose Bumps, Cricut Expression, Sure Cuts a Lot software, Bernard MT Condense font

TECHNIQUE TIP:  This wonderful file from LisaJane at Filekutz matched the photo of me in front of the Bodie lighthouse so well, that I knew that I just had to use it.  I wanted a fairly simple layout in terms of patterned paper but wanted to recreate the comotion that is always found near the seashore with breaking waves and lots of birds.  I decided to cut out several extra birds and waves from the cut file and re-create a seashore on this page.  A little glitter and diamond glaze to mimic the water and a little round gem to mimic the light in the lighthouse and I was all set.