Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Retrospect Blog Hop


This weekend is [inter] National Scrapbook Day, and as part of the celebration at Design House Digital, the designers have an awesome collaboration kit called Retrospect:


Here’s the kicker - Its free!  FREE!  And, to make it even easier, you don’t have to download pieces at a bunch of different blogs!  It’s all right in the shop at DHD.  All you have to do is follow along on the blog hop to grab the letters that make up the coupon code, and then download the kit at your convenience. 
My letter for the code is:
Here is the layout I made using the fabulous Retrospect kit . . .


Then I made it into a quick page for you to download - Hope you enjoy!!

I will also be randomly choosing a name from those who comment on this post and they will receive a $10 gift certificate to DHD!!!
If you are participating in the layout challenge, my challenge is to use the burn tool somewhere on your layout.  To be entered into the drawing for the digital photo frame, you need to use all 26 of the challenges on one layout and submit it by Tuesday, May 8th.
I use the burn tool on almost all of my layouts.  Its simple, but very effective.  I was really glad I had that option with my “Big Branch” layout.  

The chevron paper pieces looked very flat, but I could only add a drop shadow to the bottom piece, or it looked crazy.  Burn tool to the rescue!  The burn tool looks like a hand, after selecting it you can choose your brush size in the drop down menu at the top.


I was able to add a small amount of color and dimension, and it still looked like the papers were stitched down to the page.  Try it on a layout soon - you’ll love it!!
Next in the blog hop is Erica Coombs.  If you run into problems along the way, head back to the DHD blog post.
Don’t forget to grab your letter for the code to get the amazing Retrospect kit for free and have fun scrapping this weekend!!!



81 comments:

Neeka said...

Thank you so much!

So~Inkin~Cute said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I LOVE INSD SO MUCH!!!!

HAPPY INSD TO YOU!
CANDICE

candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

Jennybean said...

Very pretty quick page!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love your big branch layout.

erin said...

thanks so much

Cathy C. said...

Thanks for the tip.

NL said...

LOVE the colors! Thanks so much!

Rosalie said...

I will have to check out the burn tool

Jennifer said...

Thank you for the QP and the tutorial on the burn tool. :-)
jeneric543 at yahoo.com

Kate said...

Thanks for info on the burn tool! I've used it before but forget that it's there, you know?

Wren said...

Thank you so much for this!

meagan43 said...

Mandi - I am not sure how to do a burn tool using SBC. What is it's purpose? Maybe I can figure something for it

Melanie said...

Love both layouts! I have never used my burn tool....I'm going to give it a try!

myabelle said...

yeah, burn tool. but i need to study how to really use it.

Denise said...

Thank you so much! Love your quick page!

RJMJ said...

Hi There...

Thank You For The QP!
Smiles,RJ

Monique1971 said...

I never used the burn too before. Gonna have to give it a try. I am curious of what it will do exactly. Still have so much to learn, but it is a fun process :o).
Thanks for the QP.

libbywilko said...

Thanks for the QP and the chance to win.

Barbara said...

The Burn tool ........ I've never used it. Thanks for the tip I will have to see how to use it and experiment!

Lindzie said...

Another amazing tip. Will have to figure out how to do that now..

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on May. 03, 2012. Thanks again.

DoggiNo said...

Great tip ! I mostly use it on my shadows, but it could to magic elsewhere too !

Thanks.

Tiffani said...

Thank you for the page!

Margie said...

Thanks for the awesome quickpage!

grannymike said...

Thanks so much for the pretty QP. Thanks also for the fun blog hop, great free kit, and the chance to win a GC.

Shelle @ DreamyNest? {not!}* said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the tips about using the burn tool.

Becca Dickson said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

lyricscrapper said...

Thanks for the tip about the burn tool. Your page looks great!

Carol said...

You are very kind. Thank you!

Amy Groteluschen said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Christina G said...

Thanks for the tip!

Leslie B. said...

Thank you!

Angela said...

Whenever I use the burn tool, I have to undo a lot!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Mandi, I love the collab & your layout! Thanks so much for the free quickpage!!! It's awesome!

inksandthinks said...

Thx for the freebie! It's beautiful.

Unknown said...

I'm learning so much...great for a newbie!! Thanks for tip on the burn tool!

Sandy said...

I tend to use the dodge and burn tool a lot on my photos and the papers. Well, mostly the burn. Thanks for the great tip! I bought that template now I have a heads-up on how to use it more effectively, and THANK YOU for the sweet quick page!

Unknown said...

I'm learning so much...great for a newbie!! Thanks for tip on the burn tool!

Mary said...

I love your quick page - thank you!

Janka said...

Your layout using the new kit is fabulous! Thanks for the chance.
Have a great INSD!

KittenJen said...

thanks for the free !quickpage

Deb said...

Thanks for the burn tool tip. And also for the quick page!

agravette said...

thank you so much for the great giveaway and for your contribution to this awesome kit!

gleestormont said...

I'm still confused about the burn tool; so does it soften the edge or what?

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Yet to use the burn tool... will have to find a tutorial for it.

Mandi Buchanan said...

Sorry I didn't explain the burn tool very well! It just darkens whatever you run the brush over. You can control it by the type of brush you choose from the drop down menu.

BJoyful333 said...

Love the quickpage freebie.Thanks!!!

Bernadette said...

Great tip - will need to give it a go!

l said...

LindaHAZ said: Thanks for the tip and the chance to win!!

Paula said...

Thanks for the chance to win the GC and also thank you for your Quick Page... it's just in time! We're expecting our first grandchild in August!

Anna said...

I would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance :o

aichaku-愛着 said...

wonderful bloghop! thanks so much!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous layout and qp! Thank you.

MamaBug said...

Thank you! The quick page is great!

Tiffmc said...

thank you so very much for the wonderful qp!

Marlene said...

Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out!

Kim said...

Such a sweet freebie, thank you!

Linh C. said...

Thanks for the quick page. I love how easy it is to complete a layout!

Kimberlee at SD said...

I hadn't thought of using the burn tool in the middle of something before. Gonna give it a try for the layout. ~Kimberlee
spunkydiva at live dot com

SusanW said...

Thanks so much for the QP!

Jeanne B. said...

Thanks for the burn tool tip & for the opportunity to win! And for all the freebies!!! I'll be back!

Barbara Ann said...

Thank you for sharing!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Thanks so much for the freebie and the tip on the burn tool.

Aznewmom said...

Thank you for a chance to win!

Aj said...

that QP is so sweet! Thanks!

jenscre8tivity said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Lovin' this kit :)

Suz said...

thanks for the quick page download happy nsd

Beatricemi said...

Great tip! I did a bit on my shadows for the challenge layout.
TY!

Unknown said...

never used the burn tool before but now I can't wait to try it!

tajicat said...

Thanks so much for the cute QP! :)

Simply AJ said...

Thank you! AJ@queenofmynest

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for the QP!

lawyerlyn said...

thanks for the tip!

idahorhodes said...

gotta try the burn tool now!

scraptalife said...

Thanks for the quick page.

TerriK said...

Thanks for the QP!

Scrumptious said...

Thank you so much for the pretty QP! And the burn tool challenge... eek! I only ever use it literally, the way I would have in the darkroom, for touching up photos. I am going to have to take on the challenge!

Lime said...

Thanks for the quick page - I love it and it looks like it will save me a lot of time!!! :)

mischalaneous said...

THAT is so COOL! I am appreciating these little tips from all of you that really take a nice LO to an extraordinary one. THANKS also for the great QUICKPAGE. Ooo- & the chance to win a GC to DHD.

easyeyes4you said...

I hsve never used the burn tool to add dimension...usually just to to darken something...

Shay said...

Thank you so much for the really beautiful quick page!