Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Are you having a frighteningly fun Halloween?  Halloween is such a fun holiday and our neighborhood celebrated yesterday evening with trick-or-treat.  So much fun to see all the little kiddos out in costume having a fun time.  But unlike the saying goes "Trick-OR-Treat", today I have both a trick and a treat for you!

Trick: Removing unwanted shadow areas
For the most part applying shadows to your elements is pretty straight forward but at times you end up getting a shadow in places you really don't want.  I mostly see this happening in my layouts when I put a frame over my pictures and part of the shadow hangs into my beautiful picture.  However, there is a super easy way to resolve this issue while keeping the rest of the shadowing on that element that you love.  Simply hover your cursor over the layer style (in this case "drop shadow") and right click.  A menu will come up and you will want to select "create layer."  Now your shadow will be on it's own layer in your layer palette!  Simply grab your eraser tool and select the right brush, generally a small, hard, round brush, and remove the parts you don't like.
Treat: Free Mini from the collection Boho Chic, available here.  You will get everything I used to make this page:

To check out the rest of this collection or my other kits, please visit my store.


  1. 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, under the Page 5 post on Nov. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [08 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria