Get Your Craft On With a Bundle of Help

I have been talking about the Ultimate DIY Bundle for a few days now, mainly because I am so ecstatic that my iScrap-N-Snap class is a part of the bundle and I worked very hard at making a class that would help you scrapbook quickly and easily from your iPhone. The other reason why I am so excited about this bundle and keep sharing it with you is because their truly is something for everyone in this bundle. Let me give you a little more of a breakdown.

If you want to hear more about the iScrap-N-Snap course you can take a listen to this podcast that I did a few months ago with Melissa from Digital Scrapbooking HQ.


If you are still undecided about this bundle it has a money back guarantee and their are some amazing bonuses that come with the bundle like a free Craftsy course! Craftsy has a great scrapbooking course by Kelley Purkey right now that is available right now!

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Remove Background from a Photo in Photoshop Elements

Have you got a cute photo that  has a distracting background? With a couple of tweaks in Photoshop Elements, you can fix it up in just a couple of minutes!

When you are stepping through fixing your photos, here’s the basic steps to follow:

Protect your original photo

Create A Scrapbook Layout With A Quick page - 47 PSD format allows you to open the document later and see all layers

Whenever you edit a photo, you want to preserve your original photo, just in case! Here’s how:

  1. Open your JPEG photo file
  2. Save your file as a PSD (Photoshop Document)
  3. Click Layer – New Layer or clicking the new Layer button in the Layers panel  new layer

Each time you do a new edit, adding a new layer means it’s super easy to turn your edits on or off.

Remove Distracting Items from your Photo

remove objects from photo

Clean up little bits and pieces with the Spot Healing Tool, in my case I used it to clean up the toys on the carpet!

  1. Select the Spot Healing Tool spot healing tool
  2. Change it to content aware mode
    spot healing tool settings
  3. Select sample all layers
  4. Draw over the items you want to remove

Add a Blank wall

paint a blank wall

Instead of healing or cloning the rest of the photo, I will often just add a blank wall behind my subject when the background is distracting.

  1. Use the Color Picker tool to sample the wall
  2. Create a new layer to be your wall
  3. Paint over the area you want to be blank

Clean up your edits

clean up wall

In the video, I show a way to clean up your edits easily:

  1. Select the original photo layer
  2. Use the quick select tool to select the main subject of your photo
  3. Click to select your ‘wall’ layer and press delete
  4. Voilà ! Any stray marks on your photo subject are gone!

What about the basics

I’ve shown you some of the power of Photoshop Elements here today, but if you want to learn more about the very basics of Photo Editing in Photoshop Elements, PHOTO EDITING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS answers the most common questions that new Photoshop Elements users ask me. Straight to the point using the simplest method that will get you in and out of Photoshop Elements in a couple of minutes and 74 other ebooks and courses, go and check out the Ultimate DIY Bundle.




DIY Crafting for Busy Moms

There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!

I know I suffer from this all the time. How am I ever going to find time to learn how to sew really well or finish that crochet afghan or pick up quilting.

But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?

You’re not alone – there’s a huge community of people out there who are feeling just as frustrated as you are!

Thankfully though, there’s an exciting new product to help you quickly and easily get into (or back into) the creative projects you’ve been desperate to start. It’s called The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and it’s a collection of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading authors and bloggers in the industry.

I happen to be honored and my iScrap-N-Snap class is one of the ecourses that is available in this bundle. My good friends Melissa over at Digital ScrapbookingHQ and Kristie at Artful Adventures both have products in this bundle as well! I have taken Melissa’s ecourse which is Photoshop for beginners and learned a ton and Kristie’s ebook is all about mixed media!

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 85 eBooks and eCourses. And let me reassure you that this really is great value: the Ultimate Bundles team (who produced the resource) has spent MONTHS seeking out the most respected experts in the industry and asking them to contribute their premium-quality eBooks and eCourses. These really are the best of the best when it comes to DIY and crafting advice and information.

Topics in the bundle include:

  • Home decor
  • Furniture painting
  • Photography
  • Chalk pastels
  • Handmade gifts
  • Homemade skincare products
  • Cake decorating
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Paint colors and interior design
  • …and a whole lot more (86 eBooks and eCourses in total) – to help you be inspired or get started with your next DIY or crafting project!

There’s no need to worry about information overload though: The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with a complete guide to getting started, so that you can know exactly which resource to use for your specific crafting or DIY project and jump straight into it with confidence!

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to, and a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value).

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 85 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.


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