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Art for your Walls {get it printed}!

Art for your Walls {get it printed}!

We're excited to share Michelle's photo art pieces are now available in retail shops across the United States and available for purchase on-line. Eleven of our favorite pieces have been added to a fun 12x12 secret message board wall art piece from Think Pray Gift. They make a great gift for weddings, Christmas, birthdays, and graduations! Happy Gifting! The team at Cottage Arts  Check out the entire collection here!  

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Creative Edits for your Digital Stash {how-to}

michelle shefveland Who doesn't love discovering new skills using your digital art stash to make digital scrapbooking even more economical, uniquely you, and such fun?! Today we'll share four simple customization techniques: selective re-coloring of embellishments/papers, rearranging word art, custom drop shadows, and blending of Click.Masks to complement your photos and design. Many digital scrapbookers like to use a coordinating kit of papers and elements and keep colors as they are and add photos that complement those colors. That's awesome! Others like to mix and match papers, elements, and word art from various kits and then part of their creative...

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Re-sizing Elements and other Stuff {design inspiration}

Re-sizing Elements and other Stuff {design inspiration}

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Tonya Regular here for a little design inspiration. 🙂 When starting a page, most often I do not have a plan in place or specific design techniques that I want to use.  I usually start by choosing a photo that I want to scrapbook – this one is not the best quality, taken out in the cold with snow falling, but I wanted to capture the memory of last winter’s first snow. Often I’ll start by placing the photo on the background paper first and then arranging other page elements around it.  However,...

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All Taped Up {how-to}

All Taped Up {how-to}

Layout credits: Everyday paper pak no. 17; Chevron Blends paper pak; Click.masks no. 26; Everyday paper pak 18; Word Travels InstaArt; Everyday paper pak no. 13; Nature's Sketchbook Love Grows Element pak; Encouragement Art Journal page pak; Winged beauty element pak; Quiet of my heart page pak; Everyday Scrap.Words. Alles von Cottage Arts; Fonts: Appareo-Light, cattleyascript Post by Rikki Donovan. Hi, Rikki here, to show you a great, non-destructive way to make digital tape look more realistic. I have started this layout and added a piece of tape from the Quiet of my Heart Page Pak beneath the torn paper...

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