Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Journaling says: No news is not necessarily good news. I’m not in love with the news, but as a voter and mostly responsible citizen, I feel that knowing what’s going on outside my own home’s walls is important. I listen to NPR while I get ready for my day. I browse through our local newspaper with my morning coffee. When I can’t sleep, I watch Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. Sometimes the news makes me furious; sometimes it makes me want to give up on humanity; sometimes it makes me write a letter or call my legislators; sometimes it makes me cry. But it makes me an informed taxpayer, provides topics for discussion and gives my conspiracy-theorizing, cynical, naysaying mind something to do!
Credits: Holliewood Studios 'Holliewood on Display': paper, couch, frames, pear, easel; MDesigns 'Breaktime': coffee mug; Radio, newspaper and photographs of Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep and Stephen Colbert from the internet; Holly Designs 'Puzzled' alpha; Typewriter font; Adobe PSCS3.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here's a LO I made with it:
Credits: Danielle's Designs 'Dreaming of a Pink Christmas': paper and elements; Tekton Pro font; Adobe PSCS3.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Credits: paper: 'Winter Fairyland' (Martencja Designs); Hanukkah, Solstice and Kwanzaa images: clip art from the internet; sleigh: 'A Christmas Wish' (Heaven's Gate Designs by Laurie Ann); holly and snowflake: 'Open Your Eyes' (Angie Briggs); Imprint MT Shadow, Scriptina, Santa's Sleigh, Palace Script MT, Christmas Card and Walkway Rounded fonts; Adobe PSCS3.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Journaling says: You are all so special to me -- I admire my husband for working so hard to provide for us, being my best friend and a great dad; my children for their boundless energy, creativity, intelligence, sweetness and for their joyful senses of humor; and my brother for being rock solid, a great friend and constant partner in crime! I love you all more than I could say!
Credits: Angi Briggs 'Just BU': papers; Pristina font; Adobe PSCS3.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Journaling says: I was certain our first child was going to be a boy. I had all boy names picked out and was quite surprised when the ultrasound showed I was carrying a girl. But I hope you know that I am ever so glad that my first child was you, our sweet baby girl.
Photo taken 10/2004, Journaling 10/2009
Credits: Everything from Natali Designs 'Little Miracles,' except the white paper flower ('Have a Good Time' by Dydyge) and the pearl ('Primavera', a CatScrap collaborative kit); Angelina font; Adobe PSCS3.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I made this page for a challenge over at Scrap N' Art: Easy as 1, 2, 3 (September Challenge)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Credits: Angie Briggs' 'Just B' (Scrap Girls): all paper and elements, Jennifer's Handwriting font; Adobe PSCS3.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I wanted to incorporate this idea in their page. So, I decided to create an overlay on the background paper and highlight phrases throughout by increasing the font a bit and changing the color to one a bit darker than the rest. Then I used the title to play up this theme.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I made a collage of the kids' photos, printed it and framed it for them. I plan to create and send yearly photo books to them, so they can keep up on the kiddos. (I hope to still see them once a year and then we'll definitely fly out for visits when Kiefer no longer needs a pack n' play for sleeping and a high chair for eating.)
Anyway, here's the gift I made for them:
I also changed "niece" to 'granddaughter' and "nephew" to 'grandson' and printed those pages out for the grandparents.
Credits: Vinnie Pearce's Block Page Mask; Pea Weenie and Rockwell Condensed fonts; Mimilou Designs 'The Fairy Garden': paper; ScrapGirls 'Refresh 2': Amanda Sok style (altered color), used on names; Adobe PSCS3.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Credits: Angie Briggs 'His N Hers' kit (Scrap Girls): papers, frame, borders, word art; Syrin 'Traveltime': staples; Patient Page font; Adobe PSCS3.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Credits: 'The Wonderful World' (Choubinette); Natali Designs 'Funny Stitches'; 'The Fairy Garden' (MD Designs); Bernhard Modern font; Adobe PSCS3.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Credits: Scrap Girls kits: Thao Cosgrove's 'Naturescapes' (BG papers)
All elements from the following kits, found at Digital Crea: 'The Wonderful World,' 'The Secret Garden', 'The Fairy Garden,' 'The Spring of Happyness', 'Le Petit Monde de Guilia'
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
That being said, Kiefer LOVED the 25-minute ride on "Thomas" and he really enjoyed watching the trains. In between that, he was a cranky mess. Addie wasn't much better.
Here is a LO that makes the whole event seem much more enjoyable than it really was... :-)
Monday, June 8, 2009
Credits: Thao Cosgrove 'Naturescapes': paper, word art, tab, rocks, leaf; Keri Schueller 'BeauteBotan': swirl; Syndee Nuckes 'Noteworthy': sprig (recolored), notepad under photo/frame; 1942 Report font; Adobe PSCS3.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
To make the bottle appear transparent and, in my opinion, more realistic, I selected the part of the sea grass that was behind the bottle, copied it onto its own layer, moved it in front of the bottle and lowered the opacity to 15%.
Here's how I copied the precise selection:
-I selected the bottle shape by CTRL+click the thumbnail in the layers palette.
-Then I made sure the sea grass layer was active and hit CTRL+C (this copies only the part of the sea grass within the bottle shape) then CTRL+V (this pastes that selection into a new layer).
-Then I pulled that layer over my bottle layer and aligned it precisely.
Credits: Sun N Sea Holidays kit by Ptitesouris (Digital-Crea); Tucked Photos Templates by Thao Cosgrove (Scrap Girls); Catherine's Lazy Days font; Adobe PSCS3.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Made this for a challenge over at Scrap Girls: April Gallery LO Contest
Credits: Amanda Sok Charisma Album page template; Scrap Girls 'Refresh 2': dot paper, tag and style for dots; Angie Briggs 'His n Hers': light BG paper; Corina 'A Little Tattered': purple paper; Amanda McGee 'JakeEmma': chain; Atomic Cupcake Paper Tear Action; Faith True 'Birds the Word' collaboration kit: alpha charms; Katie Pertiet's Drop Shadow Styles; Bradley Hand ITC font; Adobe PSCS3.
Making those charms look like they actually were strung on that chain was almost enough to make me choose another alpha -- I didn't want to layer mask and detail each link! SO, I pulled all my alpha over the chain and put them where I wanted them. Then I selected the chain layer by CNTRL+clicking it in the layers pallette, then going up my layers, I used my quick selection tool to deselect the part of the chain I wanted to be under the alpha, then hit delete, which allowed the chain to be perfectly revealed looping over the alpha. Easy peasy!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Credits: Oscraps 'O Boy!': BG paper, frame, journaling mat; LB Creations 'Crumpled Paper Styles'; ScrapGirls 'Refresh 2': brush; Melissa Renfro 'Well Loved': staple; Popsicle Pop Collaboration kit for Scrap n' Art: sun; Natali Designs 'Playing with Word Art 6': "happy" word art; Createwings Designs 'Creation 23': cloud; Typewriter font; Adobe PSCS3 and PSE7.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Credits: All papers, elements and alpha from Thao Cosgrove 'Life's Canvas'; Katie Pertiet's Drop Shadow Styles; Catherine's Lazy Days font; Adobe PSCS3.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Credits: All papers, elements and alpha from 'Free Spirit' collaboration kit by Amanda Resende & Kristen Rice (After Five); Katie Pertiet's Drop Shadow Styles; 1942 report font; Adobe PSCS3.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It bugs me when I take a thousand pictures and find only one or two that are pretty good (i.e. This year's Christmas photos ! More about that in another post!). Since I have Photoshop and know how to use most of its features, I decided to take matters into my own hands with some pictures Chris took of me and the kids at the top of Currituck Lighthouse (Corolla, NC) in August 2008.
Addie looks cute here:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The prison is now an historical site, and a way cool one at that! We spent hours there. All around the grounds are numbers placed in certain locations. You are given an MP3 player upon arrival and when you get to a spot with a number, you press it and get a recorded message about the significance of whatever you are viewing.
We didn't see any ghosts, but I got some stunning photographs, this being one of them.
I really love this photo of my brother Jonathan and my niece Loralie, taken in December 2007. I scrapped it in February 2008.
This is the most recent digital scrapbook page I have done. It's a photo of Addie when she was only about three months old. I scrapped this page last week.
Thanks for looking!
Credits: Lauraskathi 'New Beginning': butterflies, antennae, trail, glass hearts; 'Primavera' collaboration kit (Catscrap): paper, tree, leaves, flowers, pearls; Syndee Nuckles 'Collage Art': butterfly princess, dove card; Lily Designs 'White Dove': dove; Windsong and Selfish fonts; Katie Pertiet's Drop Shadow Styles; Adobe PSCS3.