iNSD 2013: Wait, what?

So, last time I was here, I was leaving DHD. Let’s just say, a LOT has happened since then. If you’re here, chances are you know, but just in case you don’t, here’s a slight recap:

On January 1st, a brand-new digital store opened. This store (which is called Pixels and Company, or P&Co for short) happens to be my favorite, because it has some of the best designers in the industry. Oh, and it happens to be owned by me. 😉

(See? I told you it was a slight recap.)

Opening my own store has been amazing. Thrilling, scary as hell, and everything in between. I’m lucky enough to have an amazing team with me, and I’m happy to be wrapping up our first official blog hop, for interNational Scrapbook Day, and giving you the opportunity to grab this amazing kit for free:

pco_moreorless_preview

My contribution is this:

gb_moreorless_previewI know you want the code, but first, I’d like to give you a little tip. It’s no secret I love mists and splatters; I pretty much include them in every kit I design, and on every layout I do. I think they are an amazing way to add a bit of texture and interest. Here, I’ve got the splatter from More or Less on top of a basic kraft paper from Homebody (debuting on Friday at P&Co):

1

Pretty, right? But, what do you do if the mist or splatter you want isn’t the color you want? My favorite way to recolor is by locking the pixels. Make sure your splatter layer is selected, and then click on the little checkerboard icon at the top of your layers panel. Here’s the screenshot of mine in PSE (left) and PS (right):

lockpixels

You’ll know you did it right when the icon appears next to your layer name. Now, you can paint over the layer with a large, hard round brush and *only* the existing pixel information will be affected. In other words, easy, peasy:

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Another thing I like to do sometimes is make my splatter just a bit stronger, which is especially helpful with a fine mist. To do that, simply duplicate the splatter layer to make it a bit more opaque and visible, like the one below:

4(Left is original mist, and right is duplicated.) If you do this, make sure you link the two together so you can move them around your page.

So, that’s it. Now, on to the fun stuff. Before you go grab the kit, be sure to follow my FB page, Instagram, Pinterest, and/or Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of my designing happenings. We’ve got loads of fun things going on at P&Co this weekend, and you won’t want to miss any of it!

And, to kick things off right, I’m giving away a prize! Comment here for your chance to win my store for a month. That’s right… Every new release for May-July will be yours, and I have some great things realeasing… If you’re on my home page, the comment link is at the top of each post. 😉

In addition, use coupon code lessismore to get an additional 10% off my products, on top of the sitewide 35% discount! (Note: Discount not applicable to The Company Stash kits, which are priced at only $1 each Wed and Thurs, and contest ends at 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, May 5.)

The number (yes!) you need to finish up the coupon code is:

number2

As in, the number of designers who worked so hard to bring you this amazing kit. 😉

A few last minute notes:

  • You should have gathered 18 letters, plus the number I gave you, for a total of 20 characters in your code.
  • They will spell out a phrase, so if it doesn’t, double check them.
  • Enter them all in capital letters, with no spaces
  • If you have any problems, let me know, either through here, the contact page on the site, or email: helpme@pixelsandcompany.com

You can find the kit here: More or Less. Have a fun and fantastic iNSD weekend, and thanks for stopping by today!

Lost? Find the rest of the code by going to these places:

Mindy Terasawa
Jennifer Valencia Photography
Simply Tiffany Studios
The Queen of Quirk
JustJaimee
Mye De Leon
Dawn by Design
The Ardent Sparrow
Robyn Meierotto
Karen Funk
Crystal Livesay
Scotty Girl Design
Karla Dudley
Wild Blueberry Ink
Deena Rutter
Celeste Knight
creashens
Mommyish
Jeryn Carlisi
Gennifer Bursett <- You are here.

74 thoughts on “iNSD 2013: Wait, what?

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  5. Amy says:

    Hi,

    I have finished the blog hop but the code I have doesn’t make sense and doesn’t work. I have XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Since you are the last stop, I thought I would ask you for help. Am I missing someone?

    • Hi, Amy! I crossed out your coupon code so it doesn’t give it away, but you may want to check out Creashen’s blog again… Once that one is fixed, you should be good to go. 🙂

  6. […] Jennifer Valencia Photography Simply Tiffany Studios The Queen of Quirk JustJaimee Mye De Leon Dawn by Design <—-You are here! The Ardent Sparrow Robyn Meierotto Karen Funk Crystal Livesay Scotty Girl Design Karla Dudley Wild Blueberry Ink Deena Rutter Celeste Knight creashens Mommyish Jeryn Carlisi Gennifer Bursett […]

  7. […] Start Here Jennifer Valencia Photography  <—  This is ME!  My letter is G. Simply Tiffany Studios The Queen of Quirk JustJaimee Mye De Leon Dawn by Design The Ardent Sparrow Robyn Meierotto Karen Funk Crystal Livesay Scotty Girl Design Karla Dudley Wild Blueberry Ink Deena Rutter Celeste Knight creashens Mommyish Jeryn Carlisi Gennifer Bursett […]

  8. Lindzie H says:

    It’s been a great year! It’s been awesome to see everyone that has joined up!

  9. Hi, Gennifer! Love your site and thanks for the excellent blog hop. I really would like to talk to you regarding your store and a partnership. I will contact you next week after iNSD is over. I’m sure you’re crazy busy right now. 🙂

  10. Lana F says:

    Wow I “discovered” you back at DHD, which was my very first scrapbook site I had ever been too. I have just recently stumbled onto P&Co and found some really wonderful designers. I didn’t know that you own this company until I read this post though! What a wonderful job you have done with it. Keep up the good work and thanks so much for your first hop…it was so much fun!

  11. Shay says:

    I am loving P&Co and you are right some of the best of the best designers are there! Thank you for the tip, chance to win and your outstanding contribution to the blog hop kit.

  12. Nancy says:

    LOVE this blog hop! I got some terrific tips for scrapbooking along the way. Thank you so much

  13. Roberta says:

    Fun Blog Hop – thank you!!! I love your work and love the artists at P&Co. I followed you all here from DHD. enjoy your family!
    Thanks!

  14. Meg says:

    I’m so overwhelmed by all the wonderful contributions to this BEAUTIFUL kit!! and to have a chance to win your store too!??! amazing! 🙂 thank you whole bunches! 🙂

  15. LilGray says:

    Great looking kit… thanks for the freebie! oh and thank you for the tip about locking pixels… I had heard you could do that but I had never seen how to do it!

  16. Angie Key says:

    I remember hearing you were leaving DHD and flying into a panic … until I Googled you and discovered my new favoritest digital scrapbook store! I check back each month with excitement to see what your awesome collection of artists have come up with. 🙂

  17. Mary M says:

    Congratulations on your new store. Thank you for this awesome hop and kit.

  18. cyranoscrap says:

    Great blog hop! Thank you to you and the rest of your store’s designers for the wonderful kit! 🙂

  19. Janet says:

    Wonderful kit, than you so very much!

  20. Christine Brown says:

    THANK YOU for the new store! It has become my FAVORITE!! You DO have the best designers!!!

  21. hmmm I ended up with 19 and then your code. Oops!

  22. Lea says:

    Thanks for the splatter trick!

  23. mmbstaley says:

    thanks for the tips and the free kit!

  24. Susan Reynolds says:

    Wow! Great collab, lots of fun stuff going on, great tutorials. I use DIP so I’ll have to adapt this trick, but I can’t wait to try. Thanks for a great start to iNSD!

  25. Melinda says:

    I love the new store, and this iNSD here is shaping up to be lots of fun already! Thanks to Gen and all the P&Co Peeps for the beautiful blog hop kit and all the great tips and tutorials!
    : )

  26. mischalaneous says:

    THANKS so much!

  27. Debi Crosser says:

    I wondered what happened to you when you left DHD! Congratulations on your new store! Thanks for the chance to win your store for a month – and for the great free kit on your blog hop.

  28. Alquafea says:

    Thanks for the wonderful blog hop and chance to win your store.

  29. eve says:

    thank you for the wonderful hop and the tutorial! oh and the chance to win!

  30. Dawn says:

    I agree – you have gathered some of the best designers here. It’s a great store and I hope it continues to be very sucessful for you. Thank you for a wonderful hop, I am sure the kit will be as fabulous as always and thank you for the chance to win – what a wonderful prize!!! Best wishes.

  31. MamaCake says:

    Is this where we comment to win your store for a month?! Because I would LOVE that!! THanks!!

  32. Shannon Taylor says:

    Great tip for coloring mists!!!! Didn’t know that!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!

  33. Marg says:

    What a great tip. Thanks and I am enjoying all the products available.

  34. Valerie says:

    I’m loving your new site and seeing your fabulous designers’ work. Thanks for such a great blog hop.

  35. Thanks for the coloring hints, I always forget to lock my pixels! Maybe I’ll remember next time…

  36. Liz J in Texas says:

    Thank you for your contribution and for the fab tip on recoloring mists! I’d been changing colors in a time-consuming way.

  37. Dawn m says:

    blog hop done.Thanks for the splatter trick!

  38. Hally Cooper says:

    Wow such a great kit! Love it thanks!

  39. Erica says:

    So glad I found your site/store! What a great kit! Thanks so much

  40. Danielle says:

    thank you SO much, Gennifer! if your part of the kit and your tip was ALL i got for iNSD, i would be a truly happy camper! Love everything you design – your planner is (almost) helping me keep it all together this year!

  41. KarenNZ says:

    Thanks Gen. I followed you (and many others) over here to PCO when you left DHD. Love your site, love the designers and the wonderful helpful forums. Thanks for all you do. It may have been scary but it has been a great ride and you are doing awesome. Thanks for the wonderful kit and advice.Cheers Karen

  42. Carrie Arick says:

    Thanks for an amazing blog hop… so loved the way you set it up.

    As for your tip:

    Made me say “duh” cause I thought that lock meant something weird and scary! Thanks for setting me straight!!

  43. Suzanne says:

    I had not a clue about the locking pixels thing, that looks very handy so thanks for pointing it out! Great looking blog hop, really easy to navigate too. Many thanks to everyone (though I did try to leave comments everywhere I think a couple may have slipped through the net).

  44. Juliette says:

    love the fresh and modern vibe at P&Co!

  45. Lori Cash says:

    Thank you so much to all the designers who contributed to this lovely kit… I just love your new store and have learn lots of new things along the blog hop trail, thanks 🙂

  46. timmie says:

    I am so happy for your milestone and gift. Thank you for the locking tip. Love your store and wish you great success!

  47. Carol says:

    This has been the most unique – and fun – blog hop ever. I got soooo side-tracked by all of the great tuts and hints along the way I was afraid I wouldn’t finish before the links expired! LOL Honestly – I learned so much moving from blog to blog. Other hops you rush in for the link and move on. I have bookmarks in so many of the stops because I want to try something they shared or go back and see what else is there. Great idea, guys!! Thanks for letting me on for the ride. And at the end . . . I have learned a lot AND picked up a mega-kit that is incredible!! Can’t beat that!

  48. Karen says:

    Congrats ob your new store. I just recently discovered it and I really like it. Thanks so much for the totally gorgeous kit. And for giving it to us via the coupon code. This way I had time to read the awesome tips instead of being busy with “extreme downloading”. Thanks again and have a great weekend.

  49. netnet says:

    love your store. THANKS!!!

  50. elizabeth says:

    Excellent tip!

  51. So that’s where yall went! lol! So exciting for you and congrats!

  52. Peggy S says:

    WooHoo, what a ride! Thank you to all of the designers and everyone who put this together. I’m excited about your store. It’s a good mix of designers, not all the same. Loved the tips from many too. Would love to win your store for the summer!

  53. willimena says:

    Really like the graphic design of the site and the great group of designers you have working with you. Thanks for the wonderful blog hop!

  54. Alyna says:

    What an amazing kit! Thank you so much! And I absolutely LOVED all the tips along the hop! To win your store for a month would just be the icing on the cake!!

  55. Donna Ong says:

    thanks for the splatter tip… and for the code to complete the wonderful kit!

  56. Thanks Gen, loving everything and can’t wait to grab the collab!

  57. Beth B. says:

    Love the collaboration. Thanks for everyone’s hard work.

  58. “20” amazing designers for sure Gennifer!!! Congrats on your new baby, she is beautiful! 😉 You have done an incredible job with the new store. It is gorgeous, as are all of the lovely goodies to be found within! Thank you so much for your incredible part in Pixel and Company’s iNSD celebration!!! XO

  59. Sharon says:

    what an amazing kit – thank you so very much!!! I really like your new store & I look forward to shopping there as it is a new store for me. 🙂

  60. blurooferika says:

    What a fun iNSD P&Co has made it! Thanks in advance for the amazing free kit. It is simply beautiful in all of the previews. And I appreciate the bonus coupons the designers have included on their blogs. You guys rock!

  61. s.pipes says:

    Gennifer, your work is spectacular & I agree P&Co houses my fav digital designers. I followed DHD before…but now, you’ve got ’em all =) I know you are proud of them & hopefully yourself for a great first year! Your store for a month…oh my goodness, couldn’t imagine how great that would be!

  62. Angie says:

    Thanks for the awesome kit! I loved visiting each designer’s blog and added a lot of them to my feed.

  63. Kathy B says:

    Thanks for the great Blog Hop!

  64. Tina says:

    Fabulous kit and amazing blog hop! Thanks for making my weekend fun!

  65. debikins says:

    Congrats Gennifer, your new website is awesome and you sure have a bunch of talented ladies working for you…

  66. tristaree says:

    Amazing! I really like the locking of the pixels tip…i have been doing it a bit differently and not always liking the result. thanks!
    Thanks also to you and all of the designers at P&Co for the amazing collaboration. The designers are so generous!!

  67. cheryle45 says:

    Gennifer,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your store. I have followed you and the rest of the P&Co Team after leaving DHD. I initially freaked out when I saw one or two of my FAVORITE designers leaving every week or two into the new year. I am so glad all of the designers have come back together at P&Co as well as adding a few more very talented folks! Thank you for the great blog hop kit.
    Congrats and Good Luck!!

  68. Janneke says:

    Yay!!! Wow… you are the best! Thanks for your tip on recoloring splatters — I never knew! Happy iNSD to you!

  69. Melinda says:

    What a fabulous offer! Thanks, this was kind of fun 🙂

  70. Just finished hopping, and I have to tell you I enjoyed it a lot! 🙂 It was really fun!
    Thank you for the tutorial, it is realy helpful for me!

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