Lime Green Paper: My Little Heart by Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
Red Spotted Paper & Felt Leaves with Red Heart: Joyful by Rachel Young @ ScrapArtist
Brown Kraft Paper: Michelle Modi
Scalloped Overlay: Tattered Overlays 2 by Lynne-Marie @ CatScrap
Red Trees: Rachel Young, Home for the Holidays @ Scrap Artist
Stripey Ribbon: Weeds & Wildflowers, Jolly Holidays
Paper SnowFlakes: Jing-a-Ling Snowflakes by Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
Bubble Wrap Stamp: Brush it up by Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
Doodle Star: Karl & Karla by Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
Kraft Paper Arrows: Kate Hadfield Blog Freebie
Blue Felt Flower: Sparkly Delight by Birgit Kerr @ ScrapbookGraphics
Red Stitches: Home for the Holidays by Kate Hadfield at The LilyPad
Red Stamp Font: Valentina/Valentino by Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
Black Fatty Alpha: Rachel Young @ ScrapArtist
There are some fantastic scrappers on the team so I really am honoured to be there. Sylvie announced it today at CatScrap, DST and MSA.
I LOVE her designs - layouts with Sylvie's stuff looks like I've got sticky, inky fingers putting a layout together when we all know I've just been sitting at the pc clicking away.
So anyway, now I feel I have to work REALLY hard and make some beautiful layouts for Sylvie.
Here's one of my first using several of her kits.
All By Sausan Designs @ CatScrap
My Little Monster
My Little Heart
Fairy Tales Colab with Jackie Eckles
Alpha: Stripey & Scruffy by Kate Hadfield @ The LilyPad
Alpha: Baby Bead by Daniella @ CatScrap
Font: 1942 Type
Inspired by: Colleen's 'Imagine'
And today the vintage Pele Mele kit is on sale for one dollar too! Yay! I'm off to download...
BTW, I have no idea why the post below is in microscopic font! And no idea how to fix it - all the usual stuff just doesn't work...
I have a new scrapbooking idol - Catherine Paturet. Check out her blog here with links to her amazing gallery and designs. Oh how I want my gallery to look like hers!
BTW, Catherine even left a little comment on this blog, but I actually have deleted my original post so the comment totally doesn't make any sense, but I wanted to delete the layout I posted and keep her comment as I'm so thrilled she passed by - so that's the reason why it doesn't make any sense (not because she's some mad, crazy woman! lol)
Not very interesting - taken just coz I've got the camera in hand and Joshua is in front of me. They're all lying around at the bottom of the computer files collecting virtual dust.
Then yesterday I was searching for photo of Joshua that I could use for a Christmas layout. I couldn't find anything suitable. So I decided to try erasing the background and extracting Joshua's face. The result was okay - nothing special. So then I took a look around the Oscraps shop and decided to buy 'Brighten Up' a PhotoShop action by Nina Scraps.
I was a bit nervous at running it as I've never used an action before. I needn't have been tho, it was easy to install and use (go to Windows and chose Actions, then click on the little arrow button to the right of the box. Click on 'Load' and then navigate to where you have saved your actions. Once you have found them click on 'Load' and PhotoShop will load the Actions into the menu for you to start using). The result is fantastic! I'm so pleased with it. The drab little photo at the top of this post has been transformed! I love how the photo now looks.
Take a look - I've used it below in a layout for the list challenge over at CatScrap.
Now I can't wait to get home and dust off some old photos and see how they brush up!
She said it live on KiiSS FM today with Ryan Seacrest!!!!!
How cool is that!!!???
Father Christmas likes me
He gave me candy
How will he know how to find me?
Why is he wearing Jack Sparrow's boots?
Red Pattern Papers: Katie Pertiet, La Cremerie, Designer Digitals
Frame: Card Stacked Frames, Katie Pertiet, Designer Digitals
Tattered Paper Overlays: Lynne-Marie, CatScrap
All Other Elements: Shabby Miss Jenn, Grandma's Christmas
I'll post a layout shortly.
Paper & Staples: Vinnie Pearce Blog Freebie
Doodle: Creshens Bye-Bye Birdie at Catscrap
Worn Photo Frame: Daniella at Catscrap
Tattered Paper Overlay: Lynne-Marie at Catscrap
Sand Dollar: Made into an element using PhotoShop
Font: Lainie Days
Natali has a new Christmas kit out 'Dream About Christmas'. I dare ya to take a peak at it without HAVING to have it!
Living in California means we don't get to take many photos of cold crisp winter mornings and wooly sweaters, but I'd still like to create some festive layouts. I think this is the kit to do it with.
I can't wait to get my hands on that paper, shabby it up and sprinkle it with glitter!
Here's a peak of what we get to make.
And did I mention the class is FREE!? How cool is that? It may be too late to sign up now but I'd definitely keep Jessica's blog in your favourites for more exciting online stuff.
Bubble Wrap Stamp: Creshens at Catscrap
Red Spotted Paper: Creshens with Lynee-Marie's tattered overlay 2
Red Heart Stamp: Creshens
Blue Note Paper: Shabby Miss Jenn, Posies with MMD's Crunchtime Template from Oscraps Coupon: Traci Simms at ScrapbookGraphics Worn photo overlay by Daniella at Catscrap
Green Flowers: Creshens, Bye-Bye Birdy
Gems: Natali, Freshness
Staples: Flegs, Strawberry Delight at ScrapbookGraphics
Pin Pokes: Rachel Young at ScrapbookGraphics
Fresh out the oven...
The fun begins...
This is actually my second attempt at the cards. I made some others a few weeks ago hoping to give them to Lynn before she left but I didn't get them finished in time and while they were hanging around waiting to be posted I decided I didn't like them and started again. I'm pleased I did redo them as these ones are much nicer.
The cards (which come with matching envelopes) and blue and brown ribbon are by Martha Stewart and the little silver hearts and the velum envelopes (which hold the lock of hair) are by Making Memories and the font is 1942 Type
I'm amazed! :-)
Yesterday when we stepped outside the house there was a beautiful big snail racing across the path (well, in snail terms it was pretty speedy). Joshua was concerned that it needed something to eat and thought a carrot would be a good idea, so I promised him we'd go to the shop and buy carrots for him that afternoon.
Here it is in bullet form -
Sept 19: I make hummingbird cake for my birthday cake
Sept 20: My birthday and a trip to Paradise Cove in Malibu
Sept 21: I finish icing the cake before Zoe and Stephen visit for cake and a game of Vegas Monopoly
Sept 22: Back to work for me
Sept 23: A trip to Disneyland - Joshua was VERY excited to see Octopus Man (his name for Davey Jones) and Jack Sparrow. Unfortunately, my photos are not that great as someone put little, sticky finger marks all over my camera lense on the Sunday after he helped me ice the birthday cake!
Sept 24: We take Nanou to LAX for her return flight home.
Sept 25: I make two mini hummingbird cakes for a baby and wedding shower at work - unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures this time :-(
Sept 27: All that cake going on - I start a diet! Yep, Sue has booked her flight and will be here in about eight weeks, so I'll be doing those exciting posts about calories and steps and gym sessions missed! Ha! :-)
In the meantime, here's some photos of Joshua enjoying the pool...
Here's what I found...
The second at web challenge from DesignerDigitals and inspired by The Paisley Famhouse.
I love the vintage photo frames and retro paper.
Here's a simple and stylish template by Lien. This girl really has a style that's working for her.
Finally, here's a link to a sweet template by Emily Howard at Sweet Shoppe Designs.
I really would have loved to have used some more elements. Maybe layered some ribbons to peak out from under the photo, but I was against the clock last night. I needed to get it finished as Lyn arrives this evening and I doubt I'll have much time to sit on the laptop while she's here. Hopefully, we'll be out and about making some more memories to scrap after her visit.
Thanks for looking.
Once I get myself sorted out I'd like to offer them as freebies. That will probably be in October after Lyn's visit.
Second are these torn templates again by Natali Designs. These have got to be a 'must-have' item. In fact, I'd been trying to create something like this for myself. Others I've seen have been too big and ugly but these curly, tears are just right!
Oh, I could just go on and on about Flergs stuff, including the new Black Magic alpha, but then I'd have to rename this post Four Things or Five Things or Six Things... and I have to end it somewhere, right?
Along a similar line this paper collection by Michelle Godin appealed to me - I can't resist all those lovely lined papers with the coordinating funky colours.
Carl said he wouldn't play and then wouldn't drink his milk and kept asking 'Where's mommy? Is mommy in England?'
He's a little boy who's out of his routine and missing his mommy.
Of course, I go up and see him when I hear this. And he's like 'Ah my mommy. My mommy came back for her Joshee!!!' And I'm thinking 'Oh I'll never leave you again, my Joshee!!!'
Then he had to tell me exactly what books daddy had read - Curious George, Stinky Face and Twinkle Twinkle and then he showed me exactly how he'd eaten his tea and exactly how he had put his noodles in his mouth… then he rolled over and went to sleep…
Thanks for reading,
I'm a complete PhotoShop newby. I wouldn't have even been able to open a new document if it wasn't for Amanda Taylor's beginner's tutorial, so a big thank you to Amanda. You can find her blog here. If you're a beginner like me I urge you to take a look, I'm sure you'll find some interesting and helpful stuff.
The title and photo image I managed to do using the tutorial from August/September's Digital Scrapbooking magazine which you can find here.
The fonts are Impact and Lainie Day and the background paper is Taylormade's Casually Blending in paper kit. As a first attempt I couldn't be happier with them.
I'm convinced, if I can do it anyone can do it. Let me know if you give it a try.
Now I've found myself with several files for one layout - a psd file, a high res jpeg file, a low res jpeg file and a jpeg in 4x6 borderless photo format coz that's the only photo paper I had to hand and just couldn't wait to print it out - Eeekkk, that's FOUR files for one layout???
How am I gonna keep track of all this stuff? I'm off to try and find some info on file organization.
Thanks for reading,
I really like the entry called 'Home can be more than one Place'.
It struck me as being very true. I love my life in California, who wouldn't with sunshine and beaches, but I struggle with homesickness. My heart is also in London where I spent almost fourty years! And then I realised I'm so lucky - I have not one but TWO homes...
I've updated the blog header using Jofia's Accidently Fallen kit. Do you like the shadows on the text? They make all the difference, don't they? I managed to add those with a little help from Flergs blog.
I have some very cute water play photos that I'm just itching to scrap with Jofia Designs, Need Water kit, but while I try and be patient and learn to walk before I run here's a photo...
Now back to the PhotoShop...