Dollar Days is HERE!

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It’s Dollar Days at Pixels and Company!! One of my favorite times of the year. Deena has 5 brand new kits for $1.  Yes, I said, $1.

Brand New Releases: These kits are my new favorites. Adding the perfect touch to your layouts or cards.

Glam- are just that. I love the gold touches… just enough gold. so pretty, right? Add some gold touches to your digital layout or pocket scrapbooking with Glam: Gold Touches. The kit includes a mish mash of 30 different elements to make your pages stand out.

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The pocket cards are perfect, with the right amount of white space, maybe for some journaling?

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By Hand are amazing! I love the personal feel they can bring, but being a little bit better looking than my own handwriting, or some generic font.

The Diamond brushes and cutting files include 18 hand drawn diamonds. The kit comes with the following formats: .ai, .abr, .dxf, .jpg, .png, and .svg.

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I’m excited to see some of my favorites pop up too!  These Valentine kits really have my heart… literally.

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These new pockets are perfect for preserving (in a really cute way) your favorite valentines. They fit perfectly into your 3×4 pockets, but wouldn’t they be cute as well with a little note slipped inside for one of your favorite people?

The kit comes with 4 cutting file journal card pockets sized 3×4 in the following formats: .ai, .png, .svg, and .jpg.

drutter_3x4 heartpocket_600previewThe layered life Templates collection is great to design your journal cards, hybrid cards or for your digital layouts.

This kit includes 6 .psd files:
-3 3×4 cards
-3 4×6 cards
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The Layered Layouts templates will make your scrapbooking a little easier. Templates comes in both 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 in .psd format.

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Out & About, inspired by Deena’s study abroad, is reminiscent of town in Amsterdam. So cute. I love the colors. Not to mention, this paper pack has 23 papers.

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Out & About elements coordinate so perfectly with the kit.

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Thanks for stopping by… now head on over and snag some great $1 kits!!  You can thank me later!

Using Digital Journal Cards In Your Stash With The Project Life App

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The news is out: the Project Life® App is out and people are rushing to try it out. If you haven’t heard the news, read about the app that has revolutionized the way you scrapbook.

Many of you are probably wondering if you can use those journal cards in your stash. The answer is: YES. I’ll show you how easy it is to use those favorite Deena Rutter journal cards in your stash. And if you’re an Android user like me you don’t need an iPhone to use this app as long as you have an iPad. Ready?

Before we dive into the “how” we’ll discuss the tools you’ll need besides your iPad or iPhone:

  • Project Life® App. Get it HERE.
  • Dropbox. Not required but certainly makes things easier. I use Dropbox for everything, including the place where I store my scrapbook kits and backup pictures. The app allows you to pull directly from Dropbox so it makes pulling everything so much easier. For this tutorial I’ll be using Dropbox. If you have an alternative online storage site that you can use to easily transfer your files then use that.
  • Rhonna Designs App and/or Phonto. Both of these apps allow you to write on your pictures AND your journal cards. You’ll see the reason why you’ll want one of these on hand. Rhonna Designs and Phonto is available for both the iPhone and Android.

Now that you have your arsenal ready, let’s go!

Step 1. Add the files to your device. 

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I mentioned that you can use Dropbox to pull your pictures and journal cards but I found that actually downloading your files and pictures from Dropbox to your Camera Roll makes it much easier, especially if you’re not connected to the internet. So that’s what I’m showing you now.

All of Deena Rutter’s journal cards comes in 3 formats to use in 3 ways: 

  • For digital layouts: These are .png format best used for digital layouts. These won’t work in the app.
  • Print at home: This is a .pdf for you to print at home.
  • Send to Persnickety Prints: These are .jpg format and best used when you’re sending your cards to have printed at a print shop.

Because the Persnickety Prints are in the right format (.jpg) for the app all you’ll need to do is move or copy the folder into your camera roll (“Save Image”).

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Your journal cards will be added to the Recently Added album.

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Here are all of the cards I downloaded to my Camera Roll.

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Step 2. Add the journal card to your spread (within the app). 

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I’m going to add a journal card to the top left square. Choose the “Picture” icon like you were going to choose a picture. Remember, the app is treating your journal cards like a picture. 

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I’ve moved all of my journal cards that I added to my Camera Roll to the album called, “Fresh Start”. I can now pull my journal card from that album.

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Once you’ve added your cards it will look like this.

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But what if I want to add journaling to the cards? Now here’s the only downside with using your digital journal cards in the app: you need to use a separate app like Rhonna Designs or Phonto to write your journaling on your cards. This is because the app is recognizing your journal cards as .jpg like it was a picture. But have no fear, using a text over photo app like Rhonna Designs or Phonto is super easy. I’ll show you how to do it using Rhonna Designs.

Here’s how you do add journaling:

Step 1. With Rhonna Designs app open you’ll want to open the card you’re going to be using. Make sure that the “Original” is checked under Crop options.

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Step 2. Add your text.

 

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Step 3. Save your image to your Camera Roll.

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Step 4. Add it to your spread.

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Here’s what a completed spread looks like using only Deena’s Every Little Bit: Fresh Start journal cards. Pretty easy, right? So are you excited about using the journal cards in your stash or what?

As we continue to find new tips and tricks in the app, we’ll report back!

Peace.

Back-to-school cards HALF off all month!

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Hey there! We’re continuing our month long back-to-school event with a sale.

Deena’s Back-To-School Journal Cards are HALF OFF all month long, or $2!!

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Get ready for back-to-school with these versatile journal cards that can be used for your non-school projects as well. The kit comes with PDF print ready journal cards to print at home or if you prefer to print them at Persnickety Prints, a set is included that gives you the best quality prints that meets Persnickety Prints’ printing guidelines. You get 10 3×4 cards (.png), 1 4×6 card (.png), PDF print at home, and Persnickety Prints ready cards.

Share this will all of your crafty friends! Sale ends midnight MST August 31st.

Pocket Life Step-by-Step Process with CTM Jessie McKeon

Being a new member for Deena Rutter’s Creative team, Project Life has been inspiring me to up my game in my creativity mode. Each of us have own style and steps we take to get ourselves in our crafty flow. With so many different styles, I was always curious to how do they get to that awe inspiring page.

Whether you find it easier to document your life weekly or monthly, there is no right or wrong way to pocket scrapbook your pages.

I use post it notes for each week. Some weeks I find it more inspiring to document while other weeks, there was nothing worth while. On each post it note I write the week number and the dates for them. I go Sunday-Saturday. Labeling each page with a post it note allows me to go back and re-work them by adding photos or more information. It definitely helps me to keep track of the dates.

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Tools to Create Photo Collages for 4×6 Printing

Jeryn, here, bringing you this month’s Project Life Tips & Tricks. This month I’m going to show you how to print several pictures on one 4×6 using various paid & FREE tools to either send to Persnickety Prints (other other print shop), or to print from home.

If you’re like me you like to save money when printing your pictures (or journal cards), getting the most out of those 4×6 prints as you can. I print my pictures at home sometimes if I need something quickly or at Persnickety Prints when I can wait a day or two. Either way, I want to make sure I’m getting the most out of my 4×6 prints.

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