Happy Birthday to Sunny Studio Stamps! Their official holiday release date is next week, on September 29th, but in honor of their birthday, the new products are available as a Pre-order the morning of the hop.  All the products are in their store HERE or individually at the links at the end of this post. 

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Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop

I’ve done a few of these design-related videos from time to time and you guys seem to like them….so today I’ll talk a little about focal points – but this time with *light*….yes your lighting can direct the eye to where you want it to! Light can make your scene more interesting, and doesn’t always require that the rest of the image be shaded “properly” – it can be just the way you set up the background. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Hope that was helpful – and especially my students in the Autumn Scenes, City Sidewalks, and Winter Wonderland classes will recognize some of the scenes and be able to use these ideas to expand on their own scenes on cards!


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Bloghop and giveaway

As always, there’s lots of fun to be had on bloghops – prizes and inspiration galore! I’m giving away $25 gift certificate to Sunny Studios (total of $300 in prizes throughout the hop!). The contest runs through Monday 11:59 pm PDT so get busy commenting! Winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Friday, the 29th.  


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