Premier Top Pick—August 2014

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

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Featured Premier Kit—August 2014

Weekend At Home by Kate Hadfield

[ Shop for Weekend At Home. ]


Gingham Style Video Tutorial
by Barb Brookbank

Create a pattern for making a gingham background paper. Use the paper as it is or to create a simple mesh background for a more subtle effect.

Credits: Daily Life Pockets and Stitching by Susie Roberts, Family Together by Lauren Grier, Custom Shadow Mastery by Linda Sattgast
Fonts: Milkmoustachio, Pea Diana, Sealife



Clothespin Video Tutorial
by Christina Rambo

Create realistic wood and metal textures to make a cute clothespin.

Credits: Home Sweet Home by Leora Sanford, A Mother’s Heart by Susan Bartolini, Heartbeat at My Feet by Zoe Pearn, Alphabet Soup by Digilicious Designs, Celebrate by Julie Billingsley, Legacy of Love by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Big Ideas by One Little Bird Designs


Photo Words Video Tutorial
by Syndee Nuckles

Create an eye-catching, connected word frame as the centerpiece for your layout.

Credits: Love, Mom by Karla Dudley, After Five by Susie Roberts
Fonts: Code Bold, Ostrich Sans (Font squirrel), Futura Book


Disappearing Background Video Tutorial
by Susie Roberts

A common problem faced by everyday photographers is that most photos taken inside the house have cluttered backgrounds. In this lesson we’ll re-focus attention on the subject by making the background disappear.

Credits: Cardstock – Blank Canvas by Susie Roberts, Cardstock – Cottage Garden by Susie Roberts and Amy Davies, Let’s Paint Video Tutorial by Susie Roberts
Fonts: Quinfo, Times New Roman, Junction Regular


August 2014 Premier Top Pick

What stood out the most in this month’s Premier gallery was how much fun you all had with Kate Hadfield’s colorful Weekend At Home kit. The collages were beautiful, and we loved how you incorporated your photos and stories into your pages. Our top pick winner for this month is jschardt with her adorable page called, I Like to Ride Fast. Her “light bulb” moment, as she describes it, resulted in a fabulous photo extraction set onto on a collage-style background. The perspective is perfect, and I’m sure the young subject of her page will treasure it forever. Congratulations, jshardt.


[ See jschardt 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, we would appreciate it if you saved your layouts at a size of 700 x 700 pixels and as jpegs rather than gifs.

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7 Responses

  1. Terri
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    All of these are wonderful layouts in such a wide variety of ways!! That is one of the reasons I love the gallery. So many different perspectives.

  2. Gayle Gillies
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    Congratulations jschardt on this months TOP PICK. Truly a masterpiece and very inspiring.

  3. dede
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    Great job on all of these, girls!!

  4. Shirl
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    My congratulations to you. When I viewed this and commented on this in the gallery, I knew that your design and extraction were superb. Hugs. 🙂

  5. Annette
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    How very cool. A great extraction, dimension, word art and all creatively done.

  6. donnal
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    Your collage layout is really great. It looks like a children’s book page especially with your poem. Congratulations on being the Top Pick!

  7. Barb7
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    Congratulations jschardt on your well deserved Top Pick! Your imaginative layout is an inspiration.

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