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One of the many reasons I feel so passionately about layer styles in photoshop (if someone outside of our little scrap geek world reads this they will probably think I’ve lost my mind) is the ability to absolutely transform an element into something completely new!  It is SO insanely fun to do and can be SO SO easy.  Below is an example of this:


The top of the original word art – it is a digital stamp.

Wood Veneer –

  • For the wood veneer I simply took the word art – added a stroke around.
  • Then applied a wood veneer style to it.
  • I duplicated the original word art and applied one of the “burn” effects to it and gained this fun new element!

Watercolor Sticker –

  • For the sticker I took the word art – used my paint brush to make a multi-color fill
  • Then applied a watercolor style to the word art layer.
  • I then added a stroke to it and then applied an art canvas style to that!

Sound confusing? It really isn’t and if you watch the video below you can see me do it in real time!

The code to pick up the Watercolor Style is: expand-water

The code to pick up the Wood Veneer Style is: expand-veneer

These codes expire 9/30/16.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my challenge at TLP be sure to go participate and pick up the free styles that are part of the challenge!



First I need to give a thank you to everyone who suggested styles for the Style Request bundle!  I feel so lucky and blessed to have so many AWESOME customers that are so creative.  I can’t begin to tell you how hard it was to only pick out five styles to make – so I decided that during the weekly SOSN sale at TLP I would release one new style per week from your suggestions!  If you suggested it – watch your email because you’ll receive the set for free!  This week the style was Galvanized Metal – requested by Julie Southern.

Now – on to the five styles picked for our bundle and a little bit about each!

Stylin’ #198 – Iridescent Styles – When I saw the first idea for this I was like “YES!” but then trying to get it to work was a bit more tricky.  Lots of filters and playing around with lighting levels went into getting this set to work the way I saw it in my mind.  I love how it turned out!

Stylin’ #199 – Paper Textures – You can never have enough subtle paper textures.  I got busy scanning various papers from my stash to create this set.

Stylin’ #200 – Fabric Styles – You’d laugh to know that not only did I raid my own closet – I also raided my daughter’s closet to find just the right textures for this set!

Stylin’ #201 – Thick Paint – I put my mother in law to work on this one – the beautiful painted texture you see in this set was created by her!

Stylin’ #202 – Stained Glass/ Colored Glass – This is my current most favorite style.  When I got to work on this one I ended up pushing my deadline because I got totally side-tracked PLAYING around with it!  I actually plan on making a little video featuring this style with a twist – adult coloring books.  Stay tuned for that!

Style Bundle only $8 - Photoshop Styles fx

The full set of styles can be purchased through September 2nd for only $8!  I also have a special challenge going through September 23rd (a month from today) at The-Lilypad where you can get some free personal use styles and the opportunity to get a 50% off code!  I’d love for you all to play along!


If you ever have any requests – I am open to taking them all year long!  If it can be done I will do my best to put it on my schedule!




style requestsI know it is a bit early this year – but I am looking for some fresh new style request ideas!  These styles will actually include my 200th set of styles! 200!!!  I want this bundle to be really special so I’m asking you – my awesome customers – to give suggestions for styles you would like to see.  This is one of my most favorite things to do – as you all know I get a big kick out of trying to make digital things look as realistic as possible!

Requests are open from 8/12 – 8/15.  If your style request is chosen you will receive the bundle FOR FREE!  So what are you waiting for?  Help momma’ get her mojo back 😉

That said here are my latest styles at TLP!



You can also search all of my current styles at The Lilypad by clicking right here!  I can’t wait to see your suggestions!  Have a fantastic weekend!