Premier Top Pick—June 2014

with 4 Comments

Welcome to our Premier Top Picks announcement for June 2014. I’m excited to share with you the Top Picks from our June 2014 Premier gallery, but first let’s take a look at the kit and videos that inspired the beautiful scrapbook pages.

(Find out more about Premier membership.)

Featured Premier Kit—June 2014

Outdoor Dad by Brandy Murry

[ Shop for Outdoor Dad ]

BLANKPixelated Pics

Pixelated Pics Video Tutorial
by Barb Brookbank

Turn an ordinary and unremarkable photo into a beautiful work of art using the Pixelate filter, a Gradient Fill, and Blend Modes.

Credits: Cardstock – Blank Canvas by Susie Roberts, Classic Linens Summer by Susie Roberts, Me Personally by Amanda Taylor, ArtPlay Palette Family by Anna Aspnes, Winter Wonderland by Elise’s Pieces, Recollection by Joanne Brisebois

Font: Chopin Script BLANK Birthday Candle

Birthday Candle Video Tutorial
by Christina Rambo

Use a rectangle, a Gradient, a Bevel and a “pinch” of a filter to create a realistic birthday candle.

Credits: Celebrate by Julie Billingsley, Family Together by Lauren Grier, Julbilee by One Little Bird, Duty, Honor, Country by Danyale Designs

Font: Century Gothic

BLANKPaper Slimdown

Paper Slimdown Video Tutorial
by Susie Roberts

Some kit designers make papers specifically for 12 x 12 inch layouts. I will show you some great techniques to slim some of these down to fit 8.5 x 11 inch pages.

Credits: Outdoor Dad by Brandy Murry, Photomasks Vol 2 by Susie Roberts, Grungy Bits Brushes by Susie Roberts, Perfect Harmony by Digilicious Designs, Everlasting Love by Studio Manu

Fonts: Adobe Caslon Pro, Rollerscript, Orator STD

BLANKDouble Stacked Sketches

Double Stacked Sketches Video Tutorial
by Jen White

Stack up sketchy filters to create the background of a graphic page design.

Credits: Inspired by Adryane at Oscraps

Fonts: Abril Fatface, Autumn, Carlotta, Century



June 2014 Premier Top Pick

June was a wonderful opportunity for our Premier members to celebrate fathers, grandfathers, and even great grandfathers! We loved this page by fullterr who created a beautiful tribute to her father, who at ninety-four, is still playing eighteen holes of golf. She used the Painted Wood tutorial by Lydia Tarbox to recreate the faded red walls of the family barn. Read what fullterr had to say about her page here.

It was a joy to browse the gallery and see how everyone interpreted the artistic techniques taught in Jen White’s Double Stacked Sketches and Barb Brookbank’s Pixelated Pics. And there were some great birthday candles and paper slimdowns. Thanks to all who participated in making our June 2014 Premier Gallery so memorable.


[ See fullterr’s page in the gallery. ]

More Great Pages
Congratulations to our other talented digi scrappers featured below (in alphabetical order). Click on each of the thumbnails to see the gallery pages for these great layouts and images.

Note on gallery pages: To help us make your pages look their best, it would be much appreciated if they could be saved at a size of 700 x 700 pixels, and as jpegs rather than gifs.

BAlex cheerio54 jschardt judyinsd mariah riet

(Find out more about Premier membership.)


 Susie RobertsAuthor: Susie Roberts | All comments are moderated. Please allow time for your comment to appear. Thanks!

4 Responses

  1. Maggie [smith]
    | Reply

    Congratulations fullter on an awesome page and such a great tribute to your dad.
    Congratulations to all the others on such good pages.

  2. Terri
    | Reply

    Oh, my, gosh!! I was so shocked to see my layout chosen for Top Pick (I had to look again to make sure I was seeing it correctly). I see such awesome pages in the gallery!! Thank you so much for this special honor. At 94 my Dad is such an awesome inspiration!! There are so many beautiful pages, I don’t know how anyone can choose, but thank you!!

  3. donna
    | Reply

    Wow, these are all great layouts. Congratulations all.

    I am going to remember the words fullterr used in her journaling. Close together or far apart you are always in my heart.

  4. Barb
    | Reply

    Congratulations fullterr, your page is a wonderful tribute to your Dad. He’s precious.

    And congratulations to everyone on such inspirational layouts. They are all gorgeous.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.