Digital Pin Exchange - Fall 2018 Edition!

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  1. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jurfjbh1ayad865/TLP_Summer18_PIN-Xchange.zip?dl=0

    A few months ago Mommyish (Leah) released the Enamel Pin Builder and started a Pin Exchange.... which made a lot of us very happy and very addited to creating PINS! She also released an add-on with additional styles for your pins called Glittery Enamel Pin Styles. I will be the first one to say that I can't have enough of them! I can't WAIT to see all the pins from the exchange! AND.... I CAN'T wait to do this all over again this month! I sent Leah a private message to volunteer myself to run this challenge because I NEED to HAVE MORE PINS! This time we are going to follow a very loose theme.... drum roll please........ the theme is SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, anything that has to do with Fall, Harvesting, Thanksgiving or anything that happens during the next 3 months (since I know we all live all around the globe)!

    **** I added a new video on how I use the style/actions at the end of this post. It has some cute scarecrow pins!

    Just in case you have no clue about what product I am talking about that revolutionized our pin making skills, here it is:
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    Did you hear there is a new Enamel and RIM styles in the store? I am going to try these for this month.

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    OMG..!!!!! NEW PIN STYLES!!!!!!!

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    Here are the Summer PINS!
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    How do I even make a pin?!
    • Install the Enamel Pin Builder Styles & actions
    • Watch the video tutorials for your program - if you are still unsure - hit me up here and I will be happy to help you out. :) . @angiekey created the following step by step instructions for those that like written instructions better. HERE (I have posted the written instructions in the second post of this thread)
    • Have an idea! If you aren't sure look up "enamel pin" on pinterest and you flooded with ideas.
    • Get creative. <3 Use shapes, your brush tool, text, etc! Use other styles to create other interesting effects.
    Remember, since this is an item that will be shared with others - if you use outside graphics they have to be CU ok.

    Still unsure - watch this video!


    Drawing from scratch? Watch this one!



    Some of you asked me to make a video on how I USE the styles and actions, here it is!


    How do I save my pin for other folks?!
    • You will want to create a new document that is 300ppi in RGB format with a transparent background.
    • Keep in mind that pins shouldn't be GIGANTIC - ideally you will want your pin to be smaller than 2 inches. (600 pixels)
    • When you save your pin be sure to save it as a .PNG file (this maintains the transparent background)
    • Save the file as username_tlp-xchange_pinname.png for example I'd save mine as mommyish_tlp-xchange_rainbow.png
    • UPLOAD HERE
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    I can not wait to see what you guys come up with! NO LIMITS ON NUMBER OF PINS :D

    Deadline is Nov 30th, 11:59pm EST
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2018
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  2. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    Ok, so I am not terribly good at color matching, so now that NBK has join our Lilypad family I can officially use her Painted-Toolbox: Colors! Here Painted-Toolbox Colors are free at the store for you to create items to match her amazing kits. My pins use:

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    Strength of a Woman {Painters-Toolbox: Colors}

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  3. Beckie

    Beckie Active Member

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    Hey Dalis!! I would love to give this a try...I just want to make sure I understand, the title says "Fall" edition but the text says "June, July, August" themed pins...?
     
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  4. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    That would be because I was falling asleep when I did this and forgot to change it... oops. It is FALL EDITION.
     
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    Beckie Active Member

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    lol! awesome because I'm totally OVER summer. I'm in for a Fall pin swap! can't wait to play!!
     
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  6. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    PERFECT!!!!!!
     
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    I'm not great at picking my rim color. Does anyone have any go to colors that you are using?
     
  8. BevG

    BevG Reformed trickster!

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    There is a thread here somewhere with this picture. I saved the picture in my pin work folder, so I will upload it here. These are Melinda's colors. Enamel-Pin-Rim_colors.png
     
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    sthomas51004 Active Member

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    Thank you!!
     
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    Here is what I have come up with so far.

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  11. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    The one I used for the pumpkins was one of the colors from NBK's color palette for the collection: Strength of a Woman.
     
  12. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    OMG, those are so cute!!!!!!!!
     
  13. merank

    merank My favorite treat is ... all of them

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    I haven't made any pins in a while, but since fall is my favorite season I couldn't not participate. Here's my contribution (so far):

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  14. BevG

    BevG Reformed trickster!

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    Yay! My first pin in PSE (I used to fake it in Aritsan). Simple, but look ---> If you see anything obviously wrong, let me know....
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  15. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    I want those boots in a size 7.5 or 8, please!
     
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    mmbstaley Well-Known Member

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    Here is an a color swatch file that goes with the graphic for PS/PSE peeps of my rim colors ;) Download HERE
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    mmbstaley Well-Known Member

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    I have so many things I need to get done, but I decided to make today a mental health day and do something fun instead. The leaf colors are mostly coordinated with the BYOC Nov 2017 colors. Oct2018-prev-w.jpg
     
  18. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    These owl's match the BYOC.

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  19. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    Whoa! these are awesome Dalis!!!
     
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  20. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    I really like them too!
     
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