New script – Photo Blocks


Last week, someone told me she wanted to find scripts to add some photo effects. She had seen all those fancy actions for Photoshop, but she was using Paintshop Pro. She asked me if i could do some. Without a specific effect in mind, i just browsed the net for interesting photo effects, photo frames, and such. I ended up on a collage effect, and sure enough, there was a tutorial for achieving it in Photoshop. I started reading the instructions, trying to see if it could be done in Paintshop Pro too, but i got discouraged with the amount of work it involved. I had no intention of working on 60 individual layers, even in PSP, so i thought of a different way to achieve it and it was also easy to turn into a script. Although doing it manually is not hard, it still takes time, so the script will allow you to  get a great result in no time.

The script will generate small, medium or large squares, depending on what you choose. It will generate many blocks. Maybe you will find that some spots are not covered, or maybe you won’t like the arrangement. No problem. Ask the script to add more blocks. In fact, they are “full” blocks with an outline, so even if you were to add 200 blocks, you will not see a ton of outlines.

If you end up with something that is almost perfect, but you still want to tweak it, no problem: you can add more blocks with the tool that will be already set for you. And you can also add a rectangular block for a real focus on a part of the photo.

This script is available in the store: Creation Cassel

cass-PhotoBlocks-samplesAs usual, you can add your name to the RAK thread in the DST forum for a chance to win this script. Just tell me how you would do this manually. I will be back on Monday night to draw for a winner.

As a freebie, this week, i created a mask and a matching png template. You can use either one, depending on your program or the technique you want to use. It is suitable for a 6x4 photo, but as a mask, you can use it with a larger image. Not only you can use it on a photo, but maybe you can also use it with a paper. That would make a fun background, don’t you think? And it will be great to use with the upcoming workshop on Masks!

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Sarah had fun with the License Plate script last week. She posted her dream plate. Isn’t that gorgeous?


I would love this as a dream plate too, since i have never been in Hawaii. That would be great!


New from the Campus

T-Teejay Last week, we held two totally new activities. They were both called Video Speed Scrap, but really, they should be renamed. One was on templates and one was on monograms. It was really fun to all work on our own project yet be able to see what others were doing. That is the beauty of the set up we had. The participants all created templates and monograms. You can see one monogram that Teejay did. They will be distributed to all the Campus members as soon as i get all the pieces together. Here are some comments sent by the participants:

“Amazing” – Rachel

“I really liked being able to see your screen” – Susie

“It was fun. Lets do it again.” – Elaine

“i thought it was fantastic... what a great way this would be ..to learn of each other..this was what the net is meant for” – Teejay

Are we going to have another one of those? Probably. When? That, i don’t know. I am thinking of repeating the event with similar themes but i also have other ones in mind. When that will be scheduled, i will post it for you.

Finally, both the Basic Scrap course and the Element Creation tutorials course are still on sale. This will only be available for a few more days as it will end at midnight on July 31st. Check them out.




Basic Scrap Course        Element Creation Tutorials




On August 5th, we will have our next live workshop. The theme will be Masking in PSP. We often see masks as individual products in stores, but how do you use them? Can they have other purpose than just making a nice shape around a photo?

We’ll be looking into that. Of course, if you have any particular question you would like us to address during the workshop, just drop us an email, or include the question in your registration form.



New script – Bead curtain


A while ago, i saw some of those old fashioned curtains made of glass beads. I thought i could make a script to create those but i ran into various problems with it and decided to put it on the back burner for a while. Last week, Connie posted on our Facebook page the suggestion to create this exact same element, so i brought it back to the front burner and kept working at it. It must have worked because i figured out how to get all i wanted into it.

This is how this Bead curtain script for Paintshop Pro was born. This script will allow you to use ANY picture tube and make vertical lines of it. Obviously, the most comment tubes you will be using are going to be beads, right? Well, probably, but you can also use chains, drops, flowers, gems, and more. For a fun Halloween curtain, you can even use strings of bugs! I am sure it would make a fantastic background for some Halloween theme layouts!

The script offers many options. The length of the strings and the width of the “curtain” will be determined by the size of your image, so you can work directly onto your current project, or make a smaller one on the side. You can have all the strings of the same length, or in random length, or even in a triangular pattern (check the sampler, below). You determine how many strings you want, how spaced the elements will be, and you can also have individual elements all of the same size or randomly sized. You can use directional tubes (like chains and ropes), but also tubes that need to be used in sequence (like always 5 small ones and 1 big one), or totally randomly.

You can grab this script in my store at Creation Cassel.

You can also add your name to this thread for a chance to win it, as usual. So what are you waiting for?

cass-BeadCurtain-sample I am sure you will LOVE this free sample i made for you. I used one of my bead tubes and ran it on a 600x2000 pixels image asking for a triangular shape bottom. Then, i used that tile to flood fill a 3600x2000 image to get that chevron effect at the bottom. Isn’t that lovely? You can use it as a background for something fancy, or formal, or maybe a wedding page, or Christmas layout. What will you use it for? This is a png format, so anyone can use it.

The beads are slightly uneven to give it more depth and life.

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>>>  New in the store

As you know, i specialize in Paintshop Pro scripts. However, i regularly get requests from Adobe users asking if i could convert my scripts so they could use them in Photoshop or Photoshop Element. Well, i decided to take the plunge and get a few chosen scripts to be made into actions (or scripts) so that more people could enjoy creating custom elements for their kits, layouts or other projects.


Today, i am making this action available to you. It is a first. I do not have a set schedule of how often Adobe-compatible products will be released in the store. When it happens, i will tell you in here, and in my newsletter.


This action will let you create a custom license plate that you can match to any kit, layout, theme that you want. Aren’t the samples in the preview lovely? Thanks to Michelle and Jenn for those! If you want to get this action, simply head over to my store HERE to buy it. Just like my regular PSP products, it is on sale for 25% off over the weekend, so hurry!

Get it HERE.




News from the Campus


CustomizingPSPDid you have a look at the latest workshop recording in the campus? It is about Customizing your PSP workspace. It is free to watch it, so go have a look over there.

Watch it





This weekend, we will also have a fun brand new activity. I am all excited about it and the more people join, the more fun it will be, and the more everyone will bring home afterward.

Because of the annoying “time zones issues”, there are 2 meetings planned, so it is more than likely that one of them will be accessible for you, in YOUR time zone.

Those meetings are called VIDEO SPEED SCRAP. It is probably not the best name for it, and it is surely going to change, but i didn’t find anything better for now. It will be a VIDEO meeting. Nothing to do with a webcam, so don’t worry about your hairdo or makeup. You can come in your pyjama if you want, nobody will see. The VIDEO part is about sharing your screen. As we meet and work (yes, YOU will work too), we will share screen of what everyone is doing. Sharing screen is NOT mandatory, if you prefer not to, but it will be available to all.

The VIDEO SPEED SCRAPS will take place on Sunday, July 22nd. (and they are NOT software specific so everyone can join in)

  • The first one is on ALPHA. We will be making MONOGRAMS based on one single kit that you will get to download just before the meeting. Everyone will work on different monograms, but using the same palette, the same theme and maybe the same base material, but i can promise you that everyone will be doing something VERY different! The meeting for the ALPHA will be at 10 am Eastern time zone. Register here.


  • The second one will be on TEMPLATES. We will all create a different template based on some identical elements, and some specific instructions. At the end, everyone will be able to get a set of templates from what each participant created. As you see, the more people who join, the more templates we’ll get. It is a bit like a template exchange, but with a twist. And again, we will allow everyone to share their screen during the meeting. This meeting will be held at 9 pm Eastern time zone. Register here.


Finally, as the month of July nears the end, our Anniversary celebration also will be closing soon. As a last offer to you, both the Basic Scrap course and the Element Creation tutorials course are currently on sale. This is a great offer, and it will last until July 31st. Check them out.

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Basic Scrap Course       Element Creation Tutorials


See you in the Campus!

New script – Leather Tag


There is always a way to use a leather tag, whether it is attached to a key chain, as a label on a jeans pocket or a travel tag on a luggage. This script will let you create your own custom tags, of any shape, with any kind of imprint on it.

Write a name, a date, a place, an event. Make it into a frame. Attach it to a chain, a string or a ribbon. Make an alpha if you want.

The leather texture is not the same for every run of the script since there is a little random feature included in the code so even if you run the script twice on the same shape, using the same colors, you will not get exactly identical tags.

The possibilities are endless.

You can grab this script in my store at Creation Cassel.


As usual, there is a thread in the DST forum where you can add your name and be entered into a draw to win this script. Go check it out HERE and remember that if you want to take advantage of the weekend sale price ($4.50 until Sunday night), and you win the draw, then, you can win a coupon for a future release. So don’t delay.


cass-LeatherTag-samples I am sure you want to have a look at these tags, before purchasing them, right? Of course. So i created a few free samples for you. You get 3 instead of 2 because i know that our UK friends are using a different spelling than the commonly seen “Mom”, so to give them an opportunity to use this freebie, i made one with “Mum” too.

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If you use this freebie in a layout, i would LOVE to see it, so don’t be shy. Show off your masterpiece!






News from the Campus

Ballon-300 We had a great participation in our Anniversary draw. Our winners are as follow:

1st prize: Eileen Deliot – the complete set of Workshops

2nd prize: Bernice Byrd – a copy of PSPX4 Ultimate

3rd prize: Joanne Bockelkamp – one course of her choice in the Campus

4th prize: Yobeth - $25 gift certificate from Persnickety Print

Congratulations to the winners!



Workshop-DVD-Case-BrushWork Did you think that the celebrations are done? No way. We also have also an Anniversary Workshop Bundle for you. This is perfect for you to learn a lot of tricks you can do with your photos, your scrapbook layouts, your card making projects. You might even find out some things you never knew Paintshop Pro could do!

- What is the Brush variances palette about and how can it make your life easier when using Brushes?

- how can you create your own seamless designs for scrapbook papers, cards, or even website background?

- What the big deal is about Picture tubes?

- How can you tame those wild Vectors?

- Can you change your wardrobe without a shopping trip? Sure! With the colorization tricks!

And much more! Check out the Anniversary Workshop Bundle and see how you can save almost 60% of the price AND you also get the convenience of a downloadable version if you want AND the detailed handouts you can print or read on your computer.

But you better hurry because the offer is only valid until July 10th!

Check out the Anniversary Workshop Bundle




And finally, it is time to register to our July Workshop on Customizing your PSP. It will take place this Sunday, July 8th, at 5pm Eastern time (GMT-5)

New Script Seamless Tiling


Do you sometimes want to create a seamless background out of a smaller element? Do you find yourself unhappy with the Seamless Tiling available in your program? That command creates a seamless effect by fading in the designs, on the edges or the corners. Yes, it is seamless, but it does not look realistic at all. This script creates a seamless tiling the same way you would do if you did it manually: by overlapping the design, instead of fading it in.


You possibly found out about this technique if you watched or attended the workshop on Seamless Designs, but although you knew how to do it, you still found it was tedious, and required precise calculations to make the end result REALLY seamless. That is why Suzy asked me to convert that technique into a script that would do the exact same steps, faster and more precisely.


Do you want to see a close comparison between the seamless effect and the script? Check this out:

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Seamless pattern made with the PSP effect             Seamless pattern made with the script


Do you see those fading leaves on the left example? That is the way PSP creates the seamlessness while on the right example (done with the script), you really cannot see where the design starts or ends. Which one do you think would look better to create a background?


You can get this script in my store: Creation Cassel


You can also enter your name in the thread HERE for a chance to win this script. Don’t worry. If you bought the script to take advantage of the special weekend price, and you win the draw, you get a coupon for a future release. It has happened, and it gave a chance to someone to actually pick which new product they wanted! So hurry and post in this thread. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.


cass-SeamlessTiling-samples As a free sample, i chose to create three seamless tiles for you with the script. First, i used the Grass blades tube from PSP, and created a horizontal seamless tile. This would be great to add to any project with a nature or vacation theme. Second, i use a combination of spruce branches, bows and bells to make a vertical tile. You can use this tile to embellish some stationary or cards with a holiday theme (i know, it might be ahead of time, but you can start early). Then, i made a diagonally seamless tile with the fall leaves tubes from PSP too.

How will you use these samples? Show me!

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News from the Campus

Ballon-300 Almost $400 in prizes to be won in the Campus 1st anniversary promotion. You can enter just by posting in this thread HERE.

- no purchase necessary

- no registration necessary

- up to 4 entries per person

What are you waiting for?

The winners will be picked on July 4th, 2012.

 >>>>>> Go Comment NOW <<<<<<


Our next workshop will be held on July 8th instead of July 1st, which would have been the regular first Sunday of the month. So it is giving you an extra week to register.

Customizing your PSP

- changing colors

- preferences

- toolbars and menus

- saving all that work

Remember, it is FREE to join and attend.


New script – Rocks and Pebbles


Sheila showed me a picture of pebbles and wanted to know if it was possible to create a script to make similar elements. This immediately challenged me into finding a way to recreate the random shapes for pebbles, since we all know that no two rocks are exactly the same. I didn’t want to use preset shapes, because i felt it would still be limiting, so i coded the script to create a random shape, by itself (you can see it run, right in front of your eyes!).

Although the zip file includes 15 rock textures that are used randomly, you also have the option to add your own patterns, and as many as you want too. Take photos of rocks in your own backyard and use them instead of the textures already listed in the script and you have the most custom rocks for your projects.

This script is among the easiest ones to run as you don’t have anything to do, other than tell it how many pebbles you want. The rest is absolutely automated from start to finish!

You can get this script in my store, Creation Cassel

And if you want to have a chance to win this script, head over to the Happy Place section of the DST forum and add your name to the thread here. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.


Do you want to play with these rocks? I have a set of 10 for you. They are obviously in png format, and about 400 pixels wide. They are small, but hey, they are pebbles after all! If you REALLY need larger ones, just let me know and i can see about editing the code of the script. In the mean time, have fun with these.

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 News from the Campus


You have only a few days left to view the workshop on Brush Work in PSP. On Sunday, it will be removed from free access.

View it now

On Sunday, i am expecting to upload the edited version of the workshop on Picture tubes in PSP.


Were you attending the workshop last Sunday? Did you notice the “technical problem” that happened in the first 10 minutes when you had all the sound and no picture? I hope you didn’t leave because once the issue was noted, it was fixed and the workshop was great. But i know a few participants got a good laugh (i read the chat log afterward; it was hilarious!)


The Campus will soon celebrate the first year of the arrival of its first students. Several activities and promotions will take place. You want to see ALL of it, so get ready:

Join our mailing list to get all the details as soon as they are available.


Like our Fan page and follow our Twitter.

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See you around the Campus! (and bring a friend along, it is even more fun!)

New font – Hinges for all


Who is the handiest person in the family? Do you have carpentry projects you want to create layouts about? Or maybe you want to attach two frames together? Now you can do just that with this FONT. Yes, it is a font and not just vector shapes. Why? Because fonts are not program specific so any program able to handle outside fonts can use these. Also, if you use the same font size, you can combine them to create asymmetrical hinges, and they will match perfectly. Another BIG advantage of fonts is that you can use them as large as your program can handle without any loss of quality. Add the color, texture, finish of your choice to match your kit, photo or layout.

With a little tweaking, you can also add that 3D effect that is typical of the central part of the hinge, where you add a “pin” to attach both sides.



cass-Hinges1 Since you have 20 different designs, and you can mix and match them, it means you have up to 400 possible combinations. Look at these examples.

You can grab this FONT in my store: Creation Cassel.






I am sure you would want to check it and play with one of those hinges so i made one just for you. It is a PNG format so you can use it in any program and it is pretty large. This should allow you to size it down to what you need. What will you do with it? Show us!

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News from the Campus

Did you register for our workshop on Picture tubes tomorrow? It is still time to do so. We’ll see what they are, how to use them and how to create them yourself.


New Tubes – Pipe Cleaners


These tubes will surely bring a smile to  your face. Mendy asked me if i could make something to simulate pipe cleaners, you know, those chenille stems that kids love twisting, bending and shaping. I am sure you have used them when you were a kid too, right? Now, these special picture tubes for Paintshop Pro will let you do the same and create fun shapes.

Since she was the first one suggesting it,she was given the whole set to “test” and she certainly had fun with them. She created the shapes that are in the freebie below.

You have 12 colors to play with. Doodle with your mouse and it automatically creates a pipe cleaner wherever you draw. You can also turn any vector shape into a pipe cleaner with a free script that is mentioned in the product description.

You can grab this whole set in my store: Creation Cassel

Do you want a chance to win this complete set? You can add your name to the RAK thread in the DST forum. Just tell me what shape you would do with pipe cleaners and i will be back on Monday with the name of a winner. Remember that everyone will win something, even if you are not a PSP user! So go ahead, and post in that thread.




This week, i wanted to share some smile so this week’s freebie will be made of those fun shapes and creature made by Mendy. Aren’t they cute. Can you honestly say you didn’t even smile when you first glanced at them? Really? And you can make so much more with those Pipe Cleaners. The shapes and creatures are in PNG format and DO include the shadows.

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Remember to show us what you make with them!




April promotion

You still have just a few days left to finish building your discount for May. If you made a purchase, you got an individual email from me with the total calculated to date for your discount. If you are happy with it, it is ok. If you want to build it to the next level, you have until Tuesday night to make another purchase. That is only 4 days left. HURRY!


News from the Campus


The Campus is going steady. We have more and more visitors in the Campus. I am sure the students are bringing friends over, and that is quite all right.

Did you ever have a look at what the students of the Campus are doing? Check out the Gallery. That is where they post their work, and that  is where you can leave them some nice comments.



This week, the new tutorial will be on how to make a braid. Yes, a braid as long as they want. Do you know the trick?



Our next workshop will take place next week (yes, time flies, and i thought i still had two weeks to prepare). The topic this month will be about Brush Work in Paintshop Pro. Several people asked questions about brushes so i figured it would be a great topic. Thanks to those who suggested it. Now, you have to register so you can get the notifications. Remember, it is on May 6th, at 4pm Eastern Time zone, and once you register, you will get a reminder one week before, one day before AND one hour before. I know the time zone issue is terribly annoying for some who end up coming too early, or too late. Follow us on Facebook and there is an automatic “count down” so you will be notified as the time approaches.


New tubes – Gimp Trims


Would you have known the name of those trims? I remembered seeing them in sewing and craft stores, but we dont have those around anymore so it was a real hunt for the name.

Doesn’t that look FANTASTIC as a trim? Best of all you can “draw” them any way you want because they are unique picture tubes for Paintshop Pro. As you move your cursor, the trim gets created. You can have them in a straight line, a curved line or around any shape you want. If you ever used those Gimp trims in traditional scrapbooking, now, you can do the same with digital scrapbooking. Add those to your layout, and best of all, you can make them any shape you need.

You can make frames with them, weave them like ribbons, place them on the seam between two papers, etc. You have so many options with those 10 different tubes. And if you want to change the colors, you can do that too (although i have 10 more in stock for another release!)

You can grab those 10 tubes in my stores: Creation Cassel and DigiScrapWarehouse.

And of course, as usual, you can get this set for free by adding your name to the Happy Place thread HERE. Not only will there be one winner, bur EVERYONE who post will get SOMETHING, just for posting! So go ahead and add your name. Tell your friends to come, so they can also get a surprise just for posting. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.


cass-GimpTrims1-sample-rainbow I was happy to have had 6 colors from the rainbow. Strangely, i had not planned it but it allowed me to create this rainbow for you. This was made using the Gimp Trims in this set. The rainbow is very large so you can resize it to meet your own needs.

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What will you do with this rainbow? Show us what you do with it. I might just post this in the newsletter! I know you all love to see what can be done with my products, right? So don’t be shy. Share your masterpieces.






The Build your own discount coupon is still on for the rest of the month. Make sure you add up those purchases so you can get a nice coupon for May!


Last week, i had picked 5 random products that were on sale this week. You didn’t get them? Darn. The special ended today. BUT i have another offer for you. This next week YOU will choose what you want to see on sale. Post here (by adding a comment) or on our Facebook page (so you can also see what else is listed by other members), and i will pick the 5 most listed items to be on sale, starting Sunday night. Invite your friends to join in the listing too and you might just get YOUR favorite products on special.


A couple of weeks ago, there was a freebie with some plastic pockets. I was thrilled to get an email from Marj showing me what she did with that set of pockets. Here it is:

Guys I know

I love cats, and they all look so cute, don’t they? Did you miss that freebie? Check here for the Plastic Pocket sampler you can download and use, just like Marj did.


News from the Campus


After the hectic week when we had two workshop, this week is much more quiet. The Introduction to Scripts workshop, is available on Youtube and has already had 500 views! Yayyy! Did you miss it? You can view it all HERE.


The video for the Color your world workshop in the Campus is still available online only, but you can purchase the complete package so you wont have to worry about it not being there anymore, since it WILL be removed from view when the next workshop gets uploaded (likely the second week of May). The complete package includes the downloadable version of the video AND the complete written document you can also download.



Did you want all the documents in the previous workshops? They are all available too. View them and review them at your own pace, as often as you want. Print out the written documents, add your own handwritten notes if you want. This is a perfect way to built your own reference library for advanced Paintshop Pro users (even if you feel you are still a beginner!).


Are you afraid or intimidated by vectors? Are you wondering how to use vectors? This workshop will help you understand how they work so you can use them to create some pretty unique shape, or even text effects!


And of course, keep an eye on our next tutorials for the Element Creation Tutorials section. Did you know we already have 40 different tutorials available? Yup, they are adding up fast! Well, they are added on a weekly basis, but that is still becoming a fun list of tutorials.

New script – Plastic Pocket Page


Heather worked with the Plastic Pocket script that was released a couple of weeks ago, and she commented that it would have been nice to create a whole page with pocket instead of only strips. That definitely gave me another idea. And here is the script.

Using only Paintshop Pro, you can create this totally customized plastic protector sheet for your digital scrapbook layout, that will have just about any kind of pocket size combination.

You can have small and large pockets on the same page, some open and some sealed pockets on the same page in just the right number, order and arrangement to fit your need. With a random feature integrated, you can also have a different result even if you are using the same settings!

You can grab this script in my store: Creation Cassel (right now, i cannot upload to the DigiScrapWarehouse, due to a technical problem but it will hopefully be available soon).

In the Happy Place, there is a thread, HERE, where you can add your name and have a chance to win this script for free. Go for it!


This week, you will get a pretty neat free sample. This set of pockets is 1200x1600 pixels in size and includes 10 pockets: 8 open ones and 2 sealed ones. Each pocket is on a separate layer. You can combine them as you wish. It is in PSD format so you do not have to be a Paintshop Pro user.

Show me what you do with this page.

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April promotion in the store


Did you get your wishlist ready yet? It might be time to have a look at it. For the whole month of April (so this will start Sunday), every purchase you will make in the store will be tallied to get you a discount coupon to be used in May. How much will the coupon be for? This will depend on what you buy, and how much you spend.


If you spend $20, you will get a 20% discount coupon.

If you spend $30, you will get a 30% discount coupon.

If you spend $40, you will get a 40% discount coupon.

If you spend $50, you will get a 50% discount coupon.

If you spend $60 and over, you will get a 60% discount coupon.


So, make sure you have your wishlist ready, so that in April you will be able to grab what you always wanted, and get a bonus for it. Also, ALL the purchases you make in the month will be added, so you can spend $10 Monday, and $30 the next week, and $20 on April 30th, and still get a whopping 60% off coupon. How cool is that?


News in the Campus


This weekend will be a very busy one over in the Campus, with TWO workshops.


Sunday, April 1st: Color your world in Paintshop Pro.

Monday, April 2nd: Introduction to scripts in Paintshop Pro


Both workshops are FREE, so just click the link to get more details and register.


But that is not all. I am putting the finishing touch to a BRAND NEW COURSE that will be added to the Campus. Nobody has yet guessed what it will be. I am not telling you either. I am hoping it will be ready by the beginning of next week, unless i get some unexpected surprise in the building process. So, stay tuned to hear more about it.

New script – License Plate


Do you have photos of a trip you took and want some fun ways to indicate where you went? These custom license plates would be perfect for you. But wait, these are TOTALLY customizable so why limit yourself to only plates that look like… license plates? Add the name of your loved one, add a date, add a short phrase, you can even add designs and photos on the background, you can add stickers for dates or other details.

With only your Paintshop Pro, and no outside filter, you can get an embossed plate “number” (even if it is not a number), embossed text on top and the bottom of the “number” (or both), but you can also add some flat painted designs in different colors and in different location. Just about everything is customizable, and on separate layers so even after the end of the script, you can still personalize the plate.

You can grab this unique script in my stores: Creation Cassel and DigiScrapWarehouse.

As usual, there is a free giveaway in the Happy Place where you can add your name and tell me how you would customize your license plate. On Monday night i will draw a winner. If you already purchased the script, you can still enter the draw because if you win, then you get a coupon for a future new release. How can you loose?

cass-LicensePlate-sample Since those plates are all about customization, i struggled a little bit to bring you a FREE custom plate design that you could still use. Of course, if i was to add the name of my husband, i doubt you would find many uses for it, so i though of something a little more generic so that you can use it as is, or almost as is. This plate has some white areas so you can add some flat text to it if you want. That is where you can add the name of your spouse, or your kid or parent, or dating partner. Or you can add the date of your wedding, the birthdate of your child, etc. Yeah, there are so many options! How will YOU customize this plate? Show me and i can make a whole display of custom plates.

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Do you have a wishlist in the store? You might want to seriously consider setting one up because April is coming soon. What about April? That is my birth month and if you were around last year, you will remember there was a BIG promotion going on in April and many of you managed GREAT deals. This year will be pretty much the same so get ready!



corel-logo Corel Shop Classes

Are you afraid of scripts?

Are you curious about scripts?

Are you wondering what scripts can do for you?

Corel has a series of Shop Classes (online workshops) on various topics and on April 2nd, the workshop is called “Introductions to scripts in Paintshop Pro” and i am totally excited to be the presenter (they even call me an EXPERT!) There will be people attending not only from the scrapbooking world, but also graphic and photography communities. We are expecting way over 100 attendees! It is in the evening so it might be a bit hard for our European friends, but don’t worry, the workshop will be recorded and uploaded to the Corel youtube channel probably the next day. Even if you dont think you can attend, just register so you can ask questions on the registration form. We will try to answer the questions from the forms so even if you are not there to hear the answer live, you will get it in the recording. If you do not type in your most pressing question, we might not answer it because maybe nobody else had the same question. That would be too bad, wouldn’t it be?

Just hit this button to register for that workshop, organised by the Corel Corporation. Remember… it is FREE


(i heard there should be a draw among the attendees… shhh!)


News from the Campus


Campus workshop

Although you can join the Corel Shop Class on April 2nd, there is still our regular monthly workshop in the Campus. This month, it will be on April 1st (yes, you will be spoiled with TWO workshops in a row specially for Paintshop Pro users!) We will be looking at colorization which will be very useful for designers and scrappers too. This will allow you to increase considerably the ways you can use your current supplies. You will be able to reuse them without feeling like you are “just” copying and pasting them yet another time. The live workshop will allow you to ask questions directly and see them answered immediately. Join us and register now.


If you cannot attend, the workshop will be recorded and edited and likely reuploaded one week after the live presentation. A detailed handout will also be available for purchase.

In the mean time, the edited recording of the workshop on Vectors is still available for FREE to any registered member. When the Colorizing workshop is uploaded, the Vector one will no longer be free.


Element Creation Tutorial

Last week, our students were offered two fantastic tutorials instead of one. Look at these!

SandTexture   BobbyPin

What will it be this week?


Writer Call

Did you notice our call last week? We are looking for a passionate scrapper who can write articles on the various elements used in scrapbooking and created in the Element Creation tutorials section. Are you that scrapper? Are you able to think of creative ways to use some ordinary elements? Just apply for this position. In exchange of your enthusiasm, you will get a FREE UNLIMITED membership to the Element Creation Tutorials section (for as long as you want to keep writing). If you are interested, just email me at [email protected] The call is open for another week, until March 31st, so get your applications in.

New course coming soon

Keep an eye on the Campus as i am very excited to bring in a brand new course. This is a course that i was asked several time to give and i always declined, but this time, i am bringing in a real expert, and SHE will be the teacher, not me. I am not yet telling you as the classroom is not yet set up, but you might hear a few bangs, smell some fresh paint, and even see some dust. It will not be long.