Thursday, October 30, 2008

Busy Scrappin' Blog Train Freebies

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Welcome to my portion of the Busy Scrappin' Blog Train. I have a CU or Personal use mini-bag of goodies for you.
  • 1 Overlay with various mixed Halloween characters
  • 2. Halloween Themed Shapes
Pick up here
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Crazy Diamond

Designed by K

Munchkyn Scraps

Latte' Dah Designs

Simply Scraps

Robyns Chic Scraps

Scrappin Time Fun

Scrap Stew Sue Designs

Scraps by Shilo

Serene by RW

Scrap Wizard

Digidesigns By Amberbaz

Friday, October 10, 2008

Scrap Street Magazine

This is the latest issue of our Magazine over at Scrap Street.
Go ahead and play with PDfMeNot using the slider for enlarging and arrows to turn the pages. When you click on any link, you'll be taken over to our actual magazine.

Friendship Around The World Award

I have received this award from Annie and I'm deeply touched! Thank you very much Annie!

This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or the "Friendship Around The World Award". The award is meant to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way and to extend the hand of friendship around the world.

The rules are that once you receive this award, you must pass it on to eight other blogs. So here are the ones IтАЩve chosen, which are some of the gals over at the Busy Scrappin' store.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Freebie Not So Charming Charms

Gone but not forgotten! Sorry this is expired but be on the lookout for more newer products.

Photoshop in a Browser? SUMO Paint

Before you spend any money on PSP, PSE, PS CS, and would like to try your hand at creating digital art, why not start with SUMO Paint. Sumo is one of the new "Web 2.0" web based applications. It's a very close clone to Photoshop but without the built in bloat. It's being touted as the most advanced online image editing software around and it's not just for correcting "red eye". It actually has an easy-to-learn interface and Photoshop users will love the familiarity of it. Be sure your browser is up to date with Adobe Flash as SUMO is a Flash based application, meaning it will open in your browser. I have personally tested SUMO Paint in Opera v. 9.52, Internet Explorer v. 7.0, and Firefox v. 3.03 and it worked without a hitch. Nothing to download and install and it's FREE!

Sumo's features include;
1. Shape tools
2. Layers with blending modes.
3. Brush Tool- settings for size, opacity, scatter, random rotate, and gravity.
4. Ink tool-Creates realistic ink impressions with options for "ink wetness" look.
5. Text tool
6. Eraser tool
7. Filters
8. Gradient tool
9. Gravity for Vectors-similar to Photoshops Pen tool.
10. Shape Trails-Creates ghost trails for the shape given, creating an interesting and cool effect. Shape trails are available in Rectangle, Circle, Pie, Star, Round Star and Blade Star.
11. Custom Shape Tool-The SUMO Paint custom shape tool lets you draw your own custom shapes and fills the shape when the mouse button is released.
12. Symmetry tool-allows you to draw some intricate mandala-like drawings very quickly.
13. Transform tool
14. Lasso tool
15. Smudge tool
16. Blur tool
17. Line tool
18. Curve tool
19. Zoom tool
20. Selection Modify
21. Color Picker
22. Swatches
23. Saving Images with multiple layers
24. Select Pixels
25. SUMO paint start view
26. Support for Cool Iris 3D Gallery-Browser Plugin, optional.

Having not read any tutorials prior to trying SUMO, I found the import/export feature a big surprise!

If you'd like to join the SUMO community, look under File, there's a login/register option for free membership. It's another great feature for uploading your art into your own online gallery and unlike other photo apps it doesn't have hooks into social sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.

SUMO Paint is currently in beta, but the gold release of the web-based application is expected later in the fall. SUMO Paint is being offered by Finnish-based Snap Group Ltd.
Ready to try it? Click on this link and off you go! Have fun playing with SUMO!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dollar Bill Comedy

My Uncle sent me this little funny and thought I'd share it since it seems to be the National pastime here in the States. I have no idea of the artist who did this, but he or she deserves a medal simply for the reason of giving us all a break from the Wall Street whoa's.