my digaddiction by canadianmommy

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Camp Blog Train! Freebie Alert!!

Hi everyone!! You have reached my little stop on this amazing blog train, hope you are all having a blast collecting all these awesome freebies. Check out my portion of the train:

Just click the image to download! And don't forget to leave me some love, I live off of it! LOL
Your next stop is Mad Genius Designs

And here is the list of all the stops along the train in case you've missed some:

Nibbles Skribbles
Always Be Neighbors Designs
Elegantly Funky Designs
Scrappin' Serenity
Scraps by Andrea
Ginger's House
Seal Scraps
Saphira's World Scrapdesign
Scrap Attack
Let Me Scrapbook!
Shel Belle Scraps
Scrapping Rainbow
Noelle's Little Corner in Scrap Land
Strawbeary Designs
Nita's Things
Mommy Me Time Scrapper
JW Digi-Scraps
Flower Scraps
The Scrappy Kat
Tonisha's Playground
Digital Scrap Fun
Digi-designs by Nicole
Rants N Random Ramblings
Designs By Mel
Samantha Scraps
A valóság tükre
Serenity Scrapping
Scrap in a Can
Stuff to Scrap
My Digaddiction <-------- you are here!
Mad Genius Designs
A Whittle Whimsy

Have a great weekend!!

Colour Your World......

by buying Color My World from Chelle's Creations!

aren't those colours just beautiful? This was a speed scrap prize at ScrapMatters but if you missed getting it there you can now purchase it right here in the store. Here is the page I scrapped with it:

image is linked for credits.

The papers are so bright and cheerful, perfect for all your summer LO's! And if you love Chelle's Creations, head over to her blog for an awesome freebie!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the blog train! You won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Speed Scrap!

There's a speed scrap this Thursday at ScrapMatters and I know you want to be there.....

It should be a blast, they always are, especially if you join us in the chatroom!! And look what you get as a participation prize:

Awesome eh? Chelle is hosting AND providing the prize. I plan to be there cuz I'm addicted and just can't miss it! LOL Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Exciting News!!

I have some exciting news for you all....... I am now on the CT for Chelle's Creations!!! Woo hoo! I have loved her designs since I saw her entries in Design Star at Scrapmatters. Well now she is a full-fledged designer there and her stuff rocks!! Here are some LO's I've done with her kits:
(images linked for credits)

I am so excited, I can't wait to work with more of her kits!! Head on over to Chelle's store at ScrapMatters to check out all of her designs!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vote for Me!!

Voting is now open to see who stays on the island at Ginger Scraps!! So if you like my LO, or even if you just like me..... LOL Head right on over here and vote for canadianmommy!!
You just need to register in the forum, it's easy! Please? Pretty please? I can't be an outcast yet!!

In other new there is an awesome freebie blog train heading your way on Aug.1st, want to see a sneak peek? Check it out:
You're going to love it !! I've seen the previews and they are amazing! Now what are you still doing here? Get over to Ginger Scraps and save me from Tribal Council!! Oh ya, and have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scrapping Survivor

Well it is Survivor Season 1, at least over at Ginger Scraps and I am a contestant. This is week one and we received a beautiful kit to scrap with. Check it out:
Awesome eh? Our challenge this week is to scrap a page with this kit. Not a hard challenge by any means when you see what we have to work with! Here is my challenge submission:

I love it!! Now I'm just hoping everyone else will too...... eek! I find out Saturday night if I get to stay on the "island" so wish me luck. Or better still you can vote for me to stay, I'll give you more info on that in a few days. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 11, 12 & 13!

I got SO behind in my Jessica Sprague projects!! But the beauty of it is that it is at your own pace so it was no problem to spend this evening catching up. We did a project on selective colouring (I had no idea how to do this technique I've always used another method, this way was WAY better!), creating storyboards, and using clipping masks to make a collage. Want to see mine? Well I'll show you!

Day 11- Selective Colouring

Day 12 - Storyboards

Day 13 - Collages

I love my storyboard but I adore this collage!! I'm definitely going to print and frame it. Such a cool project!!

One more day of the class, I've loved it SO much, if you ever get a chance to take one of Jessica's classes I highly recommend you do! I've learned so much and her tutorial's are so user friendly.

Well ciao for now!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Freebie and "Sprinkler Parties and Christmas Tags?" It could Only Happen at ScrapMatters!

Well happy Friday everyone!! I have some awesome deals to tell you about. Check this out:

That's right!! It's Christmas in July!! Woo hoo! Everything Christmas-y is 25% off from now until Tuesday. Check out some these awesome kits:

That's just a few of the awesome deals, click the images to take you to the store! I did up some Christmas tags for this year using Geeky Diva Designs Love in the Library tag templates and MickeyB Designs I Dig Snow. Both kits are on sale now! Check out what I came up with:

I'm so excited, I can just print these in a few months and I'm all set!! One less thing I'll have to do during the busy holiday season. LOL I'm loving the new hybrid stuff and printables at ScrapMatters, there are so many projects I want to do now!!

Now what goes hand in hand with Christmas? Well sprinkler parties of course!! Check out this new kit by MickeyB Designs and Man in the Moon Designs:

It's just perfect for all those summer pics: pools, sprinklers, waterguns, bubbles, etc. I jut LOVE this kit! Check out my LO's:

Awesome eh? Get it here.

And now how about a freebie? In celebration of Christmas and Sprinklers I give you some wordart:

Click here to download. Enjoy!! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Just had to come and tell you fellow twilight fanatics about a new kit coming out right now. It's by Numb BUMM and its FREE!!!! aaaah!! And I'm loving it, it's very different from the usual. She's releasing pieces at a time so head over to her blog and make sure you add her to your favourites. Check out some of the previews:

Thats just a few of the parts. And can you believe its free?!! Click here to head to her blog. I love a freebie and well a twilight freebie just makes my day!! :)

Day 10

Wow! Day 10 of Jessica Sprague's class already!! Today was sort of culminative. We learned how to make our own clipping mask, then added texture, a png, text, and edge burning to our photo. I love how it turned out!!

I especially love that I can now do rounded corners, could never figure those out before!! Something so simple eh? LOL Well see you all tomorrow!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 9

Today is Day 9!! Today Miss Jessica Sprague taught us about using the gradient tool and layer masks with adjustment layers to "burn" the edges of our photos. It makes a very subtle change but really makes your photo pop. Check it out:
See the difference? Subtle but very cool.......

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 8

Well today was the start of week 2 of Jessica Sprague's class. We learned how to add text to our photos (and also how to download and install new fonts). Check mine out:

This class is really making me rethink my photos. I have never really edited my pics much before, besides the basic "getting rid of red eye" I haven't done much to them. I'm having so much fun playing around with them now, I can see it getting addictive! LOL Anyway, thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 7 and a Freebie!

Today was the 7th day of Jessica Sprague's class and it was a self check day, we even had a little test! LOL But that means no new project to show you all. I'll be back tomorrow with a new one until then, how about a little word art freebie? Here's something beachy for you all:

Download right here , enjoy!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free Photography Class

I just heard (and signed up) for a free 4 week photography course!! The course is taught by photographer John Greengo from the PBS series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.
It Says:
Want to enroll? Sign-up here: Digital Photography Course Enrollment.
July 15: Week 1 - Overview. Life of a World Traveling Photographer.
July 22: Week 2 - Your Camera.
July 29: Week 3 - Your Technique.
Aug 5: Week 4 - Composition Secrets.
You’ll learn things like how different aperture settings on your camera effect depth of field, and why that matters for your images. More importantly, you’ll be inspired to take your personal photography to a deeper level.

And it says that its even good for us "point and shooters" too. Even though I would LOVE an SLR, I just can't afford it right now, so any tips for my point and shoot camera is awesome!!
Anyway, just thought I'd let you all know about this, it sounded great to me!! :)

Day 6

Today was Day 6 of Jessica Sprague's class and today we learned about TTV (Through The Viewfinder) photos. We learned how to "fake" this super cool photography tool. Then for our project we had to combine the TTV with some of the other techniques we've learned so far. This is what I came up with:

I combined the TTV with brown paper texture, hand tinting and some brush work. I love how it turned out!! Looks so vintage but it was taken in 2006!!

Day 5!!

Yesterday was day 5 of the Jessica Sprague class and we learned how to use textures! We applied three different textures and blending mode then added a frame for our finished project. Check it out:

I'm seriously loving this class!! I've never done textures well, and now I've got it ALL figured out! LOL

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 4 of Jessica Sprague Class

So today was day 4 and we learned how to use clipping masks. I already knew how to do this one but we got this cool grunge mask to play with so that was definitely an added bonus. Sorry this post is so short but I'm off to bed cuz it's LATE!! So see you in a few hours with day 5. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jessica Sprague Day 3

Ooooooh!! I love what we learned today!!! We learned how to use adjustment layers and blending modes to make our pics look antique and hand tinted. Then we used our brush tool to add some much fun!! I'm seriously loving this class, I might have to sign up for another one!! Check out today's project:



See you tomorrow with another show-off!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jessica Sprague Class Day 2

Today was day 2, we were learning how to load, use, resize, and recolour brushes. I haven't used brushes very much so this class was great. Check out my finished "project".

Have you ever taken any of Jessica's other classes? This one is great, so simple to understand. I have sort of taught myself photoshop over the last few months but I love learning all these little tricks and tips to do things easier and faster and of course learning stuff I had no clue how to do before. If you have taken any of her other classes, leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you thought and would recommend.......

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 1 of Jessica Sprague Class

So today was day 1 of the Jessica Sprague class I signed up for. It's called "Frame-ups and Special Effects. Todays project we had to resize a photo and add a png frame and png word art to it. This is what I came up with:

Cool eh? Well so far so good......... see you tomorrow to show off my day 2 project!! :)

Geeky Diva Designs and a Freebie !!!

Hi everyone!! Hope your summer is going well! I have some exciting news..... I am now on Geeky Diva Designs CT!! Woo hoo! She makes awesome templates and has some amazing hybrid stuff that I just can't wait to try out. Have a look around her store HERE at ScrapMatters. See what i did with her Boxing Day Templates:

Cool eh? And what kit did I use, you ask? I used "Plenty of Sunshine" kit by the amazing Mickey B Designs.

Get it right HERE.

Also, I have a little treat for you for all those summery layouts...... I am now giving out the yellow version of my Summer Glitter Alpha as a freebie! Check it out:

Click HERE to download. Enjoy!! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Celebration Sale

Scrapmatters is having a huge sale!!! To celebrate owner Andilynn's birthday and Independance Day, just about everything is on sale!! Have a look:

Also, the Mystery Mix grab bags have been revealed and now all the items can be purchased separately in the store. They were all so full of amazing stuff!! I did another layout using Father Son Journey by MickeyB Designs, check it out:
Here is the preview of the kit:

Nice eh? There was also an element pack in the grab bag by MickeyB Designs called Buds n Blooms:

So head on over to pick up Father Son Journey and Buds n Blooms ON SALE NOW at Scrapmatters, seriously awesome deals!!
Hope my fellow Canadians had an awesome Canada Day and wish all my American friends a terrific July 4th weekend!!