Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I just saw the photo in text idea today while looking at the May edition of Digital Artist Magazine. Then I remembered the letter 'x' challenge currently going on at SBF and this was the result!
If you want to try to out, just place your photo on top of the text and then with the photo layer selected press CTRL+G or you can place your cursor between the two layers, press ALT and click. Whichever way you prefer, they both give you the same result... and you're done, unless you want to merge the layers and move them somewhere else. I also added paper to the letter the same way behind my photo then played around with blending. I ended up blended my photo twice, the uppermost layer is the screen blending option and the next layer down is the luminosity blending option. The luminosity option made the photo the color of the paper while the screen option lightened it. It always takes me a lot of experimentation until I find the right combination of blended layers to achieve a look I like. The same combination may not look the same with a different photo and/or different background. And that's all for now... I hope you learned something today! :)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So, I had a little break from scrapping this weekend and let me tell you how hard it was to get back into it again today! I started about 4 or 5 different pages, with different kits, different pictures, before this one finally started coming together... it was SO frustrating! Needless to say, it felt wonderful when when I finally completed this page!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
These are my great grandparents (my mom's mom's parents). The smaller photo was taken on their wedding day - July 15, 1922. I'm so grateful to have that picture! The larger photo was taken for their 50th anniversary. Howard, my great grandfather, died the year before I born and Ella, my great grandmother, died when I was only two. Sadly, I do not have any memories of either of them, though I am lucky enough to have two different 4 generations photos with Ella, my grandmother, my mother and myself. I am very glad that my children have had the chance to know their great grandmother, my mom's mom, the daughter of these two. We go to visit her every week and I hope that they are able to have fond memories to look back on. I do have one 4 generations photo with my grandmother, my mother, myself and Isabella but she was only a few months old, I am very anxious to have a new one taken!
My Layout credits: BG from The Colors of Life by Jaelop Designs (http://jaelop.blogspot.com/); wordart by Danielle's Designs; stars from Steeler logo found at http://www.framehuggers.com/steelerslogo.gif; strings from Holly Jolly Day by Gina Marie Huff; football from http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/Images/General/ss-7660366-football.jpg; pompoms from http://www.cheerleadingamerica.com/cheer/images/products/CPOM2.JPG; terrible towel from http://lh5.ggpht.com/_uqeqUsqKJkU/RMmcpzpEABI/AAAAAAAAAoM/fVo2xdrY7L4/IMG_1177.JPG; sparkles from Angel Breeze by Akiloune; edited with PSE5
The usual scene on football season Sundays (or Mondays, or Thursdays now too!)... I'm starting to think it's about time I get my own Steelers gear though... on game day, I'm the only one not in black and gold! As many of you may know, the Steelers did go on to win Superbowl XLIII... their second Superbowl win in Isabella's short 3 year life! She must have brought them some good luck! ;)
Well, Father's Day may still be a month away but I've already made my first page for Brad. I thought it was cute that he actually requested that I take this photo of him and Gavin walking because there's one just like it of him and Isabella (page posted below). He even purposely wore the same clothes! He won't admit it but some where deep down, I think he really does appreciate this obsession!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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credits: Danielle's Designs - Jane Austin & Times New Roman fonts; created with PSE6
credits: Le petit prince a dit... by Elodie (Digital Crea); Fading Emotions by Taylormade (Oscraps); Word Art by Danielle's Designs; editing done with PSE6
This was made for my mother for Mother's Day, this is her and me at my birth! Definitely do love her very very much!!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Well, I just made that post about how hard it is for me to keep things 'simple' and this felt like it was next to impossible! I made this for a challenge at SBF (Scrapbook Flair) and the challenge owner's requirements were that you could not use more than 3 papers, 2 different embellishments and no more than 2 words. I figured this would be an easy task and wouldn't take me long at all... WRONG! I sat here for a long time trying decide the best way to go about this. I would choose a kit to use and start but then would want to keep adding more, so I'd get frustrated and start over again! Finally, I tried this kit and here is the result. Though normally I would love to add a lot more, I'm happy with it. I think that adorable little smile says a lot by itself. I'm glad I entered this challenge because it really was a challenge for me!!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
I took the photo of Isabella on her new bike last Wednesday (5/13) and definitely had to scrap it! She loves that thing, even though she won't use the pedals as you can see! After adding the swing set and the slide, I got the idea to use others pictures of Isabella from the park. The picture on the slide is from last year and the one on the swing is from 2 years ago. So in addition to creating this memory about Isabella's joy for her new bike, I have also created a unique progression of her past 3 years... wow, I can't even believe it's been that long! I wasn't crazy about making the photos b&w at first but it felt necessary as the three original photos had very different lighting. After attempting to adjust the hues, saturation, brightness and contrast for quite awhile, I decided it would be better to just do it this way! Looking at it now, I rather like it... I think it helps her stand out from the scene around her.