Saturday, January 28, 2012

Guess What! Nope That's Not It....Read On!

Digi elements: Papers, font: Studio Tangie,
Figures, bubbles, Necklace: Studio Rebecca,
Alpha: Kristin Aagard;
Butterfly: Paula Kesselring Designs,
Mirror: Delph Designs
I had to share my excitement at having my Soliloquy LO featured as a gallery standout for January 27, 2012 over at Scrapbook Graphics.  Can you belive it??!!

I have a very sarcastic sense of humor which sometimes gets me into trouble and not everyone understands it.  That's what made this honor mean even more to me.  Someone got it!  I made someone laugh and that is very cool!

If you've never been over to you should check it out.  Great inspiration.  There is something for everyone: Traditional style LOs, Fantasy LOs, Art Journaling LOs.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a chance to create today!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Propinquity - Say That Ten Times Fast!

Digi Elements: Tangie Baxter,
Rosey Posey Studio, Sahlin Studio,
Fine Crafted Desings, Laurence Design,
Hakia D.
Here's my LO for AJC 2012 week 2.

I used a PSE action by Wendyzine Scraps called "Subway It" for the fonts. It was my first time using an action in PSE. It was fun AND easy! When you activate the action it takes you through all the steps to create Subway Art. In this case I then added it to a LO, but you can make posters with it too. Did I mention it was fun AND easy? 'Cuz, it is!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh Life!

Have you heard of This site has been a revelation for me! You sign up (it's free) and every day they send you an e-mail asking how your day was. You hit the "reply" and type out your answer. No one else reads it, it's tied to your e-mail address.

I started it on January 1, 2012. I have to admit I didn't respond every day, but that's okay. Today when I got the e-mail I clicked on a link to see all replies. It was great reading the entries from the past 2 weeks. This will be very useful when doing month at a glance LOs or Project Life pages. And it's so easy to hit reply and type a few sentences about what happened that day or things I'm thinking about.

The best part (other than the whole free thing) is that it can be whatever you want it to be, no pressure. If you want to keep a journal, but find it difficult to find time to sit and write this may be something to try.
Thanks for stopping by and ... wait for it ... Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, January 13, 2012

PSE or Bust

Digi Supplies: Tangie Baxter,
J Kneipp, Holliewood Studios,
Bellisae Designs
One of my goals this year is to learn to use Photoshop Elements (PSE).  When I bought my laptop PSE7 was preloaded on it.  It seemed so scary that I ignored it for 2 years!

So when Jessica Sprague had a sale in December I bought her beginner  "Up and Running" class.  Having knowledge from using other programs really helped me start understanding PSE.  Light bulbs (low wattage, but started coming on in my brain.

To further encourage my learning, I signed up for Tangie Baxter's Art Journal Caravan-2012 Expedition and made a commitment to myself to make all LOs using PSE.  I used a clipping mask and even learned how to change the color of the stitching I used ... WOOHOO!  I'm really excited to be learning new digital techniques and am looking forward to taking the Caravan journey this year.

As the quote above says "BEGIN IT NOW", and that's what I'm doing.

I hope you have lots of fun and crafty things planned for this year :-)