Saturday, January 31, 2009

Look Who's 3

Well, he has been three for a while, but I am getting around to scrappin his B-day. This is the first LO for me in what seems like ages, or at least a week. I am pleased with how it turned out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are you smarter than a Second Grader?

My niece sat down today with my sister and watched her create a new header for their family blog in PSE. Then she asked if she could try. This is the LO that she made ALL by herself with no help from anyone. It is an amazing very first LO! I don't even think my first pages are this good! Way to go Boo!

So, are you among the paper scrappers that think going digital is too hard? All I can say is, give it a chance! If a second grader can do it, so can you! She used the daily download kit going on right now at called Girls Rock! This 8 year old sure does!

One more LO, I almost forgot I was so excited about the one above! Here is my LO that I did for the speed scrap on Wednesday night. I thought i had missed it when I got home from work, but I had left that page open on my computer so when I got home it came up and I only missed half of it and had no trouble catching up! This is my second speed Scrap, they are way funner than I thought they would be. They help me try to think out of the box and inspire creativity!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sepia Tone Tutorial

Here is my attempt at a quick little tutorial.
Start by opening the picture you would like to convert to sepia. It is always a good idea to make a copy of the picture before you start changing it so that you can keep your original. I use [cntrl J] to make a copy. With the copy layer selected, convert it to Black and white. To do this you will click the Enhance menu at the top of your screen

With that layer selected, click on the circle above your layers pallet that is half white and half black. Select Phot Filter. See the screen shot below.

When the photo filter menu opens click on the drop down menu and select Sepia.

Then adjust the density 100%. Viola! You have a sepia photo. Save a copy of the pic and you are ready to add it to any layout!
Here is a pic I did this technique on.

To get the sepia overlay look I skipped the step to make the pic black and white. I made a copy, made that copy sepia toned, and then made that layer an overlay. I love this look! It can add so much to the right picture. Clear as mud, right?
Try this technique and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Scrapping Away

I have finished a couple of pages lately thought I would share.

This is from the speed Scrap the other night at Scrap Matters. I love how it turned out. I used a new kit from Brttish Designs called Monstrocity.

A great 2 pager from Thanksgiving.

A closer look at side 1

A closer look at Side 2

A tuesday Template challenge and a new kit from Kandy Kane Creations.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Speed Scrap Confesion...

So, Here is a great time for a speed scrap! To be honest, I have never done one! I know, I am missing out. I tried one that was in the middle of the day one time and it just didn't work out. I got distracted half way through and I never went back. So, I am going to try to make this. Hope to see you there too!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A new great Kit, for FREE!

The Daily download is back at SM! It starts on January 12th! Here is a little sneak peak.

How do you get it for free? Simple! Go to this forum everyday to download the next piece of the kit, by the end of the month you have the full kit, for FREE! How easy is that! Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Scrappy New Years!

This is our New Years party from last year. (yes, I scrapped it today! Nothing like being a year late :)
Easter 2008 Side 1Easter 2008 Side 2
That is all I got accomplished tonight but we had a lot of fun celebrating the New Year! Happy 2009 everyone. Happy Scrapping!