Welcome to the BasicGrey Design Team Blog Hop! If you’ve been following along, you would have arrived here from Jana Eubank‘s blog. And before this post is over, I’m going to tell you how you can win a free digital kit, how you can download right now for free a different digital kit, and how you can enter to win a $10 credit to use in the BasicGrey store!
I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the BasicGrey Design Team for a 2nd term. I first started scrapbooking with paper and BasicGrey was my first paper love. When I started digital scrapping, I was so excited when BasicGrey started putting out their collections in digital form. You can imagine what an honor is was, and still is, to be working with them!
Today I’m going to share a back-to-school layout with you. Have your kids started school yet? Drew started last week on Monday! And Holly started this week on Tuesday. For this page I used a BasicGrey template called So Special 2 Me. You can see how I altered it to accommodate my portrait-oriented photo. It was such a great start to this page and it was so easy to add borders and such to the paper strip area. And this template? Only a buck. Yep! One dollar! For all the paper and goodies, I used BG’s Recess Collection. I adore Recess… the colors, and the use of graphs, numbers, and letters… and you can win the Starter Kit!
I mean seriously… it’s cool, right? Take a closer look at the awesome monograms:
Here’s my page using Recess and the template:
See how I changed the colors of the stitched button border? I just adjusted the Hue slider until the red buttons turned teal (the black things stay black). I *heart* digi. I also added an outline to the “h” monogram because I wanted it to stand out a bit more. To do this, use the stroke function (in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements). I added a 7px stroke and added the shadow affects after that.
So… to celebrate the new design team, BasicGrey is allowing me to give away the Recess Starter Kit. For your chance to win, just post here on my blog in the comments section and tell me if you’re a paper, hybrid, or digi scrapper and what you love about it! One person will be chosen at random to win this kit!
Ok, another giveaway. On the most recent project of mine posted on the BasicGrey blog, if you make a layout using the awesome sketch provided (and here’s my page using it):
and leave a comment there by August 26, 2012 at 11:59p MST (that’s this Sunday, people!) linking to your project, one winner will be chosen at random to win a $10 credit to spend in the BasicGrey store. For paper or digi supplies! Odds are good, people, head on over there! As of the time I’m writing this, there’s only one entry in the comments section!
Ok, my work here is done. It’s time to hop on over to Kim Jeffress‘ blog. Remember, if you find a link that doesn’t work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop. Happy hopping!