31 July 2009

My DH bought a guitar a few months ago and has been teaching himself to play. He's actually very good. He surprised himself while we were camping last week by just strumming the guitar and figuring out the cords for Ironman!

This layout used no paper except for the black cardstock under the letters. The entire layout is done in three layers of card board. If you've never worked with cardboard in a layout, you should give it a try. It's great for adding dimension to pictures or embellishments. It creates a real focal point as well.

Cardboard is very versatile as well. You can cut it into shapes, paint it, ink it, stamp it...whatever you choose.

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30 July 2009

Morning Visitor!

this little guy paid me a visit this morning out near my daughter's basketball hoop. He was trying to get the plug out of the bottom of the tank to get to the water inside. He sure is cute!

Jessica's Second Photo Shoot

Dollz I've taken a few days off from scrapping to improve my photo skills!
Now, I'm back with dozens of awesome pictures just waiting to be memorialized on a page!

This is another picture taken at Dow Gardens.

I am just loving the Picasa program for editing photos. I've told so many people about it and they have all got it now!

The colors in the photo worked perfectly with the K & Co line Sea Glass. These papers are nautical in theme and have a pallet of blues and greens.
I did quite a bit of inking on this one to help make the different layers noticeable. The letters are Fresh Paint.

The flower is handmade by me using the Sea Glass paper. I used a hot glue gun to put it together.

Start by cutting a small 1 inch circle, any paper will do! Cut a couple different colored strips of paper 1 inch wide. Pleat the paper all the way down. Decide how large your flower needs to be by forming a circle with the strip of paper. The bottom layer of the flower does not need to be tightly formed(This method requires stacking several strips of pleated paper on top of each other). Attach your pleated circle to the the cut circle paper using the glue gun. Repeat this step using the next color of paper and making the circle a little bit smaller than the first. Stack until you have the flower as full as you want it. Attach a button or charm to the flower for a center.

These are fun flowers to make and can be used on cards as well as pages! Play around with these in different colors or by inking the edges for different effects!

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28 July 2009

I'm being Published!!

I submitted a layout quite a while ago to Scrapbook News and Review. I hadn't heard anything from them in quite a while , so naturally, I assumed mine didn't get picked. Well to my surprise after checking my Spam mail tonight, there sat an email from none other than SNR! Hopefully I got everything turned in on time.It will be close!

Here is the layout that I submitted.

Just Too Cute!!

Camping...Photographer Style!

We had a good time camping this weekend. It rained for the most part, but I managed to get in quite a few photo shoots! It great to have such a willing family!

The bulldog "Cassie" belonged to some people camping just around the corner from us. Those are my hubby's favorite breed of dogs, and he was in seventh heaven when he saw her. She sure is a cutie! The people even showed us a photograph they had taken of her in a very cute pose. They said that they dress her up for Halloween at the campground and that the kids just love her! How could they not?!

22 July 2009

Baby Bird

Brittany found a baby bird in the neighbors yard yesterday while doing some yard work over there. She brought it over to our house and released it in a nearby set of lilac bushes. We have seen similar birds in that area. He was just so tiny and cute.

Garden Girls

My cousin Jenni and I decided to take our kids to Dow Gardens for a photo shoot. The pictures turned out just beautiful.

I love working with the new Picasa program for editing too. It has so many great options for pictures. I even learned how to add text to them!

I can't wait to scrap this set of pictures from the beautiful gardens.

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Senior pictures

I recently took some pictures for a friend of her daughter . They needed some outdoor shots for senior pictures. We went to a couple different parks and got some really nice pictures. I used the Picasa program to edit them! Man...I love that program!
Here are a few of the edited shots I did of her.....

19 July 2009

More Picasa Photos!

If you've never tried Picasa for editing pictures, you really should! It's the coolest program ever!