Break it Up – Tutorial Link + Coupon

Hiya friends, this is Andi, part of the Bella Gypsy Team.  I’m so happy to be here today sharing one of my favorites.  Today I’m sharing a tutorial link I found back in the day when I was first learning my PSE program.  In 2008, I was just learning my PSE 7 program, and frankly I was scared to death of it.  As I searched the web, I found this awesome website called “The Graphic Reporter”, which is now Photo Lesa.  Here’s one of the first things I wanted to try.  I have since blown up a few pics in my time…LOL.

First of all, open your program.  Second, we are going to jump websites.  Really quickly head over to “Photo Lesa“, just click the link & another tab will open.  Now, open your pic and follow the Step by Step tutorial at Photo Lesa for Smashing a Photo into pieces.  I was going to my own version of this tutorial for you, but she’s a professional and has already done all the work for us, so go ahead…I’ll wait for you.

Are you back?  How cool is that?  I love it!

Here is my Broken up pic thrown into a Layout.  I love how it turned out.

[Here’s a little more in-depth instruction for this LO.  I cropped the smashed photo into a circle and created a layer mask over the yellow hexagon paper.  Then I wanted it to have nice shadowing and as I experimented,  a happy thing occurred as I was goofing off with the “bevels” slider in my effects palette.  It was so fun.  So my shadows are 20, 9, 78, and my bevel is at 24 and don’t forget to click on the “down” beveled arrow/icon instead of up.  Does that make sense?  I did this for each of the papers and I just love the look of it.  Are you lost?  If you have questions and need help, I can create a tutorial for that as well].

For this Layout, I am using an amazing Bella Gypsy kit “May Cause Happiness“, which is one of my all time fav’s because of the colors and variety of papers.   But wait, are you ready for some shopping love?  THIS KIT “MAY CAUSE HAPPINESS” WILL BE 30% OFF UNTIL OCT 13TH USING CODE:  bg_happiness

Happy Scrapping, and remember to take a minute to work with the bevel & shadows, you might have find yourself learning new things too!

Printable Grade Signs Freebie

Hiya friends, hope you are wonderful.  This is Andi (Forum name – sassygirlandi),  I am here today to share some of our Favorite school memories along with a fabulous freebie.

Has school already started for your children?  My three kiddos don’t start until September 4th.  Our lists are mostly completed and I just finished shopping for the last of their clothing on Friday.  I don’t know about you, but for us the prep work for school is getting increasingly spend-y.  Plus my DD, (also my oldest), is starting middle school this year and it seems there are always more fees as they grow up.  I mean, come on, do they really need to have a P.E. uniform that costs $25 for.each.piece?  ROFL.

So, in effort to help us all gear up for school, I polled our Team to find out what their favorite school memories were.  Here are some of their answers.

Thanks so much for sharing ladies.  Brings back fond memories doesn’t it?

Finally it’s time for your freebie.  This week I created some adorable Grade Signs for your child’s first or last day of school.  This freebie features  “Hall Pass” by Bella Gypsy, now available exclusively at Scrap Orchard.

Simply print out the correct Grade Sign that your child is going into this year.  Have them hold the sign while you take their first day pic, then scrap that pic with Bella Gypsy’s fabulous kit, “Hall Pass“.  Then, upload to Bella Gypsy’s Scrap Orchard Gallery, we’d love to see all your gorgeous Layouts.

Here’s a Layout I created with these Grade Signs, scrapped with “Hall Pass“. This is a pic of my youngest, *sniff* I can’t believe he’s already a first grader!

Download HERE