PxlCafe Digital Design & Scrap Booking | Review & Giveaway

When the creative minds behind PxlCafe asked me to review their website and product line, I was beyond delighted. I have been scrapbooking since I was twelve years old, and moving from doing it by hand to going all digital was an economic move more than a heart felt one, because back a few years ago, the selection of digital kits wasn’t really all that wonderful. Thankfully, designers like PxlCafe are changing all that!

{ MY REVIEW }

PxlCafe offers a wide range of digital kits, templates for photographers and scrappers, and clip art. One of the really great things about PxlCafe is that they offer limited commercial license options for all of their products, so if you are a photographer like me who designs for your clients, you can use these kits! And unlike other designers, these gals keep their prices affordable for this option. It was so fun working with the various products they offer, and I can’t wait to show you what I came up with, using them!

Block Layout Template ~ Freebie!

A layered Photoshop (.psd) block template with bracketed shape in the center for quick and easy page creation.

This template was very easy to use, but I would advise that if you are new to digital scrapping, you start with something a little simpler, or be prepared for a bit of trial and error. It’s a simple matter of dragging and dropping your images onto the template, moving them where you want them, and removing the place holders from the design so your images show. You’ll have to move the layers around a bit until each image is exactly square (or you can save yourself the hassle by making them square before you add them – I like to do things the hard way, lol), but if you have the patience, it’s really not that hard. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 which makes the whole process really easy. Oh, and the best part about this template? It’s free! PxlCafe offers a fair number of free products, along with all of their kits for sale. Nice!

Christmas Is… Quick Page

Soft periwinkle, deep cranberry and meadow green adorn these page designs in fun holiday style. Felt, foil and glitter are only parts of this collection of adorable pages that celebrate the holidays! Fun & whimsy – holiday style! The hard work is done for you – just add photos and your story!

If the kit above seems a bit too complicated, or if you want a quicker and less involved digital solution, you should check out PxlCafe’s huge selection of Digital Quick Pages. The image you see here is one of their many Christmas designs. How do they work? All you have to do is open the file in your editor, choose the image you want featured in the design, drop it into the workspace with the file, and resize and position it to your satisfaction. I am excited about this particular Quick Page collection because it has enough designs to put together a complete holiday spread!

The components that make up this adorably whimsy kit truly look like they were plucked right out of a child’s favorite fairy tale and blended together to create a one-of-a-kind baby boy kit.

This is one of my favorite kits from the PxlCafe collection (they have a version for girls, too, which is also adorable). These kits come in all sorts of different designs, and they are awesome!! Your papers, borders, and elements are all there, ready to combine in any way you want! The possibilities are endless, and believe me, the hardest part of designing with these kits is figuring out how you can stuff all the adorable pieces into one design.

Another nice thing about these kits is that you are not limited to designing from just one. You can pick elements from your favorite kits and come up with something totally original! Honestly, your imagination is your only limitation.

{ BUY THESE PRODUCTS }

You can find these products and all the others on their website: www.pxlcafe.com

{ CONNECT WITH PXLCAFE }

PxlCafe is on Facebook! You should totally check them out: www.facebook.com/pxlcafe

{ WIN THESE PRODUCTS }

Can’t wait to try these digital kits out for yourself? Of course you can’t! Well, this could be your lucky day. One of our readers, here at Freckleberry Finds, will be walking away with a $25 gift card to the PxlCafe website! That’s right, you could win $25 in store credit to use on anything you like!

Like always, we are using Rafflecopter for this giveaway. Remember, only entries submitted via the widget will count, so make sure you use the comment section for blog lovin’ only, and use the widget to enter the giveaway. Well, what are you waiting for? Get crackin’!