Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chandelier Barn Market

Baby It's Cold Outside!!! Winter has come to Southern Indiana, it is 32° and the weather forecast is calling for 3-5 inches of snow tonight through tomorrow morning. I for one am not ready for this early snowfall. Yesterday the cold did not stop us from attending the Chandelier Country Christmas at the Chandelier Barn Market in Montgomery Indiana.  It was a very nice market with great vendors. While we stood in line to get in we took a few pictures to share but be sure to visit their Facebook Page for more pictures.

As far as we know there are no other events like it in this area and we were very happy to have this in our neck of the woods.   We look forward to going to future events at the Chandelier Barn Market and wish for their continued success and growth!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How To Place Images as Smart Objects and Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop and Free Blog Board Template

Hello friends! Today we have begun adding our new and improved photography storyboard templates to the Three Gypsy Souls Etsy Store. Our templates are designed with photographers in mind, and they are available for commercial use.

Our new and improved storyboard templates allow for easy placement of your photographs. These templates use the File > Place command to easily add photos directly into your template. Keep reading for detailed instructions.

To celebrate our new addition we are sharing this free blog board template with you, just click on the image to download.

How To Place Images as Smart Objects and Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop Using Our Storyboard Templates

Open one of Three Gypsy Souls’ templates in Adobe Photoshop.

In your layers palette, select the “img 1” layer. 

 Select your layer mask thumbnail and Ctrl + Click (on a PC) or Command + Click (on a Mac). 

You will now see the marching ants around your layer selection. From your menu bar select File > Place then select the folder where your images are located; select your image and press enter.  

      Your image will open in the center of your “img 1” layer. Adjust the size of your image by dragging from any corner of your photo. To maintain your photos proper proportions hold the shift key as you resize your image. Once you adjust your image to the proper size click Enter.

In your layers palette, select your image layer then right click and select Create Clipping Mask. Or use the shortcut, CTRL + ALT + G (on PC) Command +G (on Mac).

Your image is now clipped and fitted to the placeholder. You may move and resize your photo within the clipping mask as needed. 

Just follow these steps for each image you would like to add to your template.

Once you have placed all of your images exactly the way you want them to appear, save your document by going to File >Save As and save your file as a jpg. Your document is now ready to print!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Wreath Ideas

I'm looking forward to the holiday season, and this year I plan on making my own holiday wreath. I have listed 10 great holiday wreath ideas, my favorites being the snowman wreath and the Christmas ball wreaths. Wreaths are great for indoor or outdoor decor, and there are so many interesting ideas for creating your own. Here are 10 of my favorite wreath ideas, but hundreds more can be found on pinterest.


Christmas decor. Wine cork wreath What you need: 12" straw wreath Glue gun Glue sticks (lots - I used 6 of the 10" long - high temp sticks). Wine Corks (I used 180 for this project). Vacuum (cause you are gonna need to clean up the straw) Twine or floral wire. 

diy ornament wreath 





Coffee Filter Wreath Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

$5 and Under Christmas Gift Idea

Each year around Christmas I scour the Pinterest boards in search of unique Christmas gift ideas for my daughter's teacher. This year I found this simple yet amazing gift idea...a flashlight! I love this idea for two reasons:

#1. It is a useful item. I mean, who couldn't use a flashlight?
#2. It is very inexpensive! Lil Gypsy and I found the cutest mini LED flashlights at Lowe's Home Improvement store for $3.97 that we couldn't resist.

For this project, I found my inspiration here, and made it my own. First, I created my own saying, "Wishing you a bright holiday season!" Then, I attached the flashlight to my scrapbook paper by using a zip tie instead of glue dots.

And...ta-da, here is my Christmas gift for my dd teacher this year, and all for under $5.00!

Monday, November 3, 2014

20 Unique Gift in a Jar Ideas and Recipes


The holiday season is approaching quickly. I believe that gifts with a personal touch are the most meaningful. How better to create a personalized gift than a gift in a jar? They are versatile and can easily be tailored for all types of personalities. Here I have compiled a list of 20 unique gift in a jar ideas. Enjoy!