Meet LaShea Dzines

It’s time for another Design Center Week introduction! We are introducing you to our new designers who are providing high-quality, stunning graphics for your print projects. Today we are meeting LaSheaDzines.

“I’m young, single, and have no kids! I just love art and to scrap about my thoughts, my friends, and my family. My mom got me into this as a hobby recently and I enjoy creating layouts with her digital kits. I’m still in school so my spare time is limited but when I have some I indulge my Twilight obsession or hang out with friends. My quick pages are created with permission, using digital kits created by Rachael Hudnall at http://www.inspiredscraps.com.”

Take a look at this fun pack of travel quck pages LaShea has in the shop.
Story Book Tales 10 Pack #2

Tales of fantasy quickly give way to real world for our daughters. Remember these precious times with your little princess using these adorable scrapbook pages. This set includes backgrounds and frames for five 2-page layouts in 3 sizes: 12×12, 10×10, and 8×8 (Includes Story Book Tales Sets 06-10).
LaShea is offering one commenter a free set of quickpages: Belgian Chocolate Truffle Set 03, so leave a comment for your chance to win!

Our First Guest Designer: Flergs!

With our new Design Center open, we thought it would be fun to bring you some graphics from the best digital scrapbooking designers around. We are proud to bring you an exculsive mini-kit and add-on by Flergs from Scrapbookgraphics.

Flergs

Freakazoid is a fun and whimsical graphics pack with bright papers, frames, fun elements, an alpha and predesigned frame clusters. Because the download is so big, we’ve split this into two parts. The papers and elements are only 3 credits, and the frame clusters and alpha are sold separately for 2 credits. Pick up both or just one. Either way, you get a lot for your money.

The Cluster frames and Alpha come together in one set.

Use the graphics directly in our software, or use them in your own software to create scrapbook pages, cards, calendars or other fun projects. And, elements come in both plain and shadowed versions, and together, total up to over 134 MB of graphics. Thanks Flergs for bringing us this fun kit!

WIN A COPY OF FREAKAZOID!

Stop by the MyPicTales blog during Design Center Week this week and next and leave a comment for your choice to win one of many prizes, including a copy of Freakazoid! We will also be giving away graphics from our other designers, and some free prints too!

Using Your Grids in Our Calendar Software

STEP 1:
Start a new Calendar, and add your layouts to the photo bin.

STEP 2:
Delete all the extra graphics from the templates. Below, I clicked on the blue box, and press the delete key on the keyboard, or select EDIT>DELETE. Do this for  everything on the page.

STEP 3:
Next, we want to minimize the existing grid. UNLOCK the grid by clicking PREFERENCES>CALENDAR LOOK>UNLOCK DATE GRID.

With the grid unlocked, click on a corner anchor and reduce the size of the calendar grid to get it out of the way. You can even drag it off the canvas if you want.

STEP 4:
Drag your photo onto the blank page.

STEP 5:

Click on the corner anchor of your layout and enlarge it to completely fill out the page. You want to enlarge it enough that it falls off the page by at least 1/8” on each side. This is the bleed area, and should be filled with the layout as well.

STEP 6:
Click SEND TO MYPICTALES. On the next screen, click VIEW to see your proof. Your calendar will open up in Adobe Acrobat reader. If you see any white paper around your page, you have not enlarged it enough to fill the bleed area. Click cancel to return to the layout and enlarge it more. If the enlarge handles are off the screen, simply move the layout over, grab the handle, resize it bigger, then move it back in place.

If the calendar fills the entire page in the proof, you can check the APPROVED box and click CONTINUE.

Your calendar will now upload to our site, and you will be sent to your web browser to complete your order.
CREDITS: Shabby Princess Calendars, stock photo

Meet Wetfish Designs

Welcome back to Design Center Week! We are introducing you to our new designers who are providing high-quality, stunning graphics for your print projects. Today we are meeting Wetfish Designs. Wetfish Designs is a mommy, wife, photographer, graphic designer, avid reader, and lover of all things musical, chocolate and vintage! She is also a Partner at Divine Digital, which is the main “hub” for her designs. All her new products start out there and then move to her other two stores. You can see all of Wetfish Designs at:

Divine Digital BoutiqueDigitals BoutiqueDSW Boutique

Wetfish Designs is offering one lucky commenter her new “A Touch of Nature” quickpage set, which includes 4 backgrounds, 2 elements and 1 embellished frame. Simply leave a comment during Design Center Week and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win this prize and more!

Meet Albums To Remember

Albums To Remember is bringing us quick pages based on her adorable kits for sale at Elemental Scraps. Her store is full of fun and whimsical designs. Our favorite is this adorable word art pack, called “I’m Scared Monsters.”

Here’s a little bit about Albums To Remember:

I have been scrapbooking for 14 years, 12 traditionally and 2 digitally. I started digitally designing several months ago and have not looked back since! I enjoy creating quickpages to help people document their memories quickly and easily. I am looking forward to working with MyPicTales.

Comment & Win!

And, she’s generous too! Here’s a wonderful set of Boy Quick Pages up for grabs to one lucky commenter. Simply leave a comment any time during our Design Center launch and you might win. This ten page album is perfect for highlighting the men in your life! Download includes backgrounds and frames to create ten 5×7 pages.