Monday, June 29, 2009

FREEBIE: Word Art Fit for a Princess!


My Layouts
credits: Le Petit Monde de Giulia by Ptitesouris (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

credits: Night and Day by Thaliris (Digital Crea); editing done with PSE6

By Betty (Granny B)
credits: Zalinka; Faerie Tale; Danielle's Designs (frame & wordart)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


credits: Chocolate Lover by Sev (Digital Crea); Alpha Use by Mimilou (Digital Crea); Mickey ears found at; Minnie bow found at; editing done with PSE6

For those of you who do not watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on a regular basis, Mickey can get away with adding "mouska" before anything so I figured why can't I?!?

I had scrapped this photo before just after Halloween but I was never very happy with that page. So, a Kissing Children challenge at SBF finally gave me the motivation to do it over! Below is the original page, I remember that I didn't want to do much because I didn't want to take away from the adorable photo but I think the problem was that I defintely didn't do enough. I hope you agree that the new one is much better!

credits: Spookylicious available at Funky Playground Designs, ribbon is an SBF freebie; editing done with PSE5

He Said, "Mom"

credits: A Countryside Spirit by Fanette Design (Digital Crea); quote spoken by the character Angela in the TV show "My So-Called Life"; editing done with PSE6

I made this page for an "Interpret This Quote" challenge on SBF. The quote is: "Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart."

The first thing I thought of when I read this quote was my children. "Mom" is literally a really small thing but it has SO much meaning and fills my heart everytime I hear it. This photo was taken at my wedding and it's one my favs, I love the candid aspect of it and I think it really captures the love between me and my son. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Me... Back Then!

credits: Que du bonheur by Thaliris (Digital Crea); wordart from Press Lines Spring Collection by Paislee Press (March 09 edition of DAM); editing done with PSE6

Little miss sunshine... yep, that's me! This picture was taken about 20 years ago and is one of my all time favs! How fitting that I have posted this page today, my 25th birthday! Happy birthday to me! :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Birthday Girl!

credits: An Oscraps special offer kit by Sue Cummings; ribbon from Magic Birthday a collab kit between Dydyge, Loloden and Seni (Digital Crea); edited with PSE6

Poor Luna, I always forget her birthday is in June too (Isabella is the only outcast in this family to NOT have a June birthday!) until her annual birthday card from Petco arrives. That day was today and as I opened it up, I saw the hats from Gavin's birthday still sitting on the counter. I couldn't resist, I don't think Luna was too amused by it though!

Luna really is wearing the hat in the photo - to create the OOB effect (Out-of-Bounds), I made two copies of the photo and cropped one to fit the frame while extracting just the hat out of the second.

Below is the same page with a thought bubble added. I wanted to make the page a little more humorous for a funny cats challenge at SBF!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mommy & Daddy's New Little Girl!

credits: The Life in Pink by Mimilou (Digital Crea); Playing with Word Art vol 8 by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); editing done with PSE6

credits: Little Miracle by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); edited with PSE6

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gavin in Dreamland

credits: Welcome to Dream Land by Redju & Thaliris (Digital Crea); Playing with Word Art vol1 (Scrapbook Graphics); editing done with PSE6

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Tough Being 2

credits: Magic Birthday a collab kit between Dydyge, Loloden and Seni (Digital Crea); pictures taken by The Picture People on 6/4/09; edited with PSE6

Everytime I think a photo session with these children can't get any worse... they do! Usually when they don't behave, they're able to get at least one good shot... not this time! Gavin cried the ENTIRE time but as soon as he'd step off the backdrop, he'd smile... the little stinker...

Made with Love

Pure Tendresse by Galiscrap (Digital Crea); Playing with Word Art Vol 2 by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); editing done with PSE6

As my gift, I plan on filling a whole book up with pages of this precious little girl throughout her first year. They will all defintely be memories for her which I have made with love!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Four Generations

credits: Concentre de douceur by Sev (Digital Crea); "love" from Playing with Word Art Vol 2 by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); editing done with PSE6

So in a recent post, I had expressed how anxious I was to have a new 4 generations picture taken and here it is!!! I'm so happy about this, YAY! This is my grandmother, my mother, myself and my daughter taken on May 30th at a baby shower for my cousin. Don't be too easily fooled by Isabella's little innocent smile however. She is going through another 'don't take my picture' phase right now and so the original shot looked like this:

Don't ask me what steps I actually took to give Isabella her new face because I did a lot of different things until I thought it finally looked believable! I do know I started by cropping and placing her head from another picture on a layer above this one. Next, I reduced the opacity and lined up her facial features. I put the opacity back to 100 and began using the soft eraser to remove everything I didn't need. The second photo's lighting was slightly different so I know I adjusted that as well. When I finally felt I was finished, I merged my two layers together and had my new perfect generations photo!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Time QP


I've done all the work for you, just click the image above to download my FREE quickpage made with my first kit - Summer Time! All you have to do is add your own photo and you're good to go! Want to make your own layout? Download the complete kit below! And as always, please remember to give proper credit! :)

My First Kit: Summer Time


This is my first kit, Summer Time. I know it's not much but I hope you like it and can find some use for it! Please remember to give proper credit when using my work and I'd love to see what you can do with this, please email your pages to! Thanks! :)

My Layout

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Angelina's Baby Eyes

credits: Baby's Dream by Mlle Heloise (Digital Crea); Playing with Word Art vol8 by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); editing done with PSE6

Below is the original picture I used on this page. I wanted the focus to be on Angelia's beautiful eyes, which I felt lucky to catch on camera, so I turned the photo to b&w and turned up both the brightness and contrast all the way (150 for brightness/100 for contrast). To make her eyes stand just a little more, I extracted them from the photo in color, turned the opacity to 25% and upped the saturation just a little.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Welcome Baby Angelina!

credits: Little Miracle and Playing with Word Art vol 8 both by Natali Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); Date me by Karine (Digital Crea); larger leaves from Princess Story by Galiscrap (Digital Crea); editing done with PSE6

This is the first of many pages which will be made for my new niece, Angelina! She arrived Saturday May 30 at 5:14 AM, 8 lb .4 oz and 21 in long! She finally gets to come home today after spending time on a light for jaundice. I've only been able to hold her once for a few minutes so far because of this, can't wait to see her again tomorrow! :)

Free Wedding Word Art!

credits: Concentre de douceur by Sev (Digital Crea); word art by JenniferZ; editing done with PSE6

Our first kiss as husband and wife! The awesome word art on this page was made by my sister-in-law and you can download it, along with other great wedding/love wordart, at her blog:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Splish Splash!

credits: In my Bathroom by Mimilou Designs (Digital Crea), editing done with PSE6