Monday, July 28, 2008
I use Photoshop Elements 6 for all of my digital scrapbooking and converted these photos to black & white using adjustments layers for hue/saturation, removing the saturation, and then another adjustment layer for levels and making changes to highlights, shadows, etc on individual photos. I'm still fairly new to the world of digital scrapbooking, so these quick pages and quick albums are great for getting my feet wet and completing cute little projects FAST!! This quick album, Tiki Wiki, was designed by Traci Reed, Christy Lyle & Shauna Clingerman. I purchased it (and the fabulous Tiki Wiki kit) from The Sweet Shoppe. All modelling done by my adorable 19-month-old son, Dean.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The birthday card used Verve's Polka Stars (stamped in Rose Red) and SU's A little Birthday Cheer along with Glorious Green and Basic Black CS.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This set of pages uses some more Scenic Route DP as well as some hemp twine. The "smile" sentiment on the tabs is from All About You.
For these pages I used Filagree Fantasy and Seeing Stars along with my SU large star punch. The tab sentiments are from Starlight Starbright Remixed. This set of pages has more Scenic Route DP and the other sentiment from Asian Flair. I also stamped the overlapping circles from SU's So Much set.
More Asian Flair on this page..
The last page / back cover has one of my all-time favorite pictures of Dean at the beach and another sentiment from All About You.Well, I hope you liked it!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
I've missed out on Kristina Werner's last 2 Color Inspiration Challenges, so I REALLY wanted to participate this week. I didn't have much time and I'm barely getting this in before the deadline. Between the time constraint and my limited creativity after nearly 2 weeks off, I'm not sure I'm crazy about this card. Here's the inspiration photo...
This week's challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I think I accomplished that and I really do like these colors together. I kept it pretty simple, using some Certainly Celery DP and Really Rust textured CS layered on top of a Chocolate Chip textured CS base. I stamped the images from SU's Always stamp set in Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. The circle "a" was stamped on Close to Cocoa, punches out and rimmed with a metal tag then popped up on dimensionals. Some Chocolate Chip grosgrain finished it up.
I'm hoping to have some more time to myself this weekend while my husband and his Dad have some "guy time", so hopefully I'll catch up on some of the other challenges I've been missing out on. Thanks for sticking with me!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
The space takes up 15 feet of one wall in our master bedroom (and there's also a large linen closet to the left of the built-ins that I also use for craft storage). The space features a single 10-foot-long counter-height work surface (I like to work both seated and standing, so counter height is super nice). The far left tall cabinets have my printer, computer stuff, office stuff, etc. The center base cabinet has a file drawer with my SU 8.5x11 CS and my punches are in the center drawer. To the right of my stamping work surface is a 3-drawer base cabinet. The top drawer holds all of my most frequently used items (adhesives, cutter, etc). The tall cabinet on the right-hand side is FULL of 12x12 paper divided mostly by manufacturer (I'll post pics of my organization "system" later). The wall cabinets directly above my stamping area hold all of my most-used stamps, lots of embellishments, cuttlebug & accessories, Cricut, etc. It's so nice to be able to have everything in one place but also able to put it all away behind cabinet doors so it's not such an eye-sore when I'm not working. I especially love that my computer is now easily accessible when I'm working on projects AND all of the computer "stuff" (CPU, printer, etc etc etc) is hidden away in cabinets. It's going to be such a functional space (and of course, extremely ergonomical...I am still a physical therapist at heart). The only thing left to do is to come up with an organizational system for all my ribbon (any ideas????) and then just get everything put away and organized so I can actually start doing something crafty again!!! So what do you think?