Sunday, January 18, 2009

A day early!!!

I actually finished a P365 on Sunday!! Yay!

It looks like 1970's wallpaper advertisement but I just had to make a fun one!

Digitreats papers and M Originals template!

And my first day at work is tomorrow.. It sounds exciting and promising, but ask me again after a week on the job and see :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weeks 1 and 2 of P365

So I should have posted this last week, but here's my week one of Project 365:

Smirk kit from Digitreats, template by MOriginals.

And here's week 2:

Digitreat's Giggle and MOriginals template.

Hopefully (if my ladies don't let me down, which I doubt they will) I can keep up the whole "kit by Digitreats, template by MOriginals" concept and do all 52 weeks like this. I'm a fan of continuity so we'll go with this idea until I get bored with it.

Today's picture is of a soggy light socket in the bathroom, but you'll have to wait for that LO to get that story. I'm just thankful I don't own the building because I wouldn't want to take apart two floors of bathrooms from faulty pipes.

Time to restart the computer and work on the logo for Mom's newest brilliant idea.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I'm back!!

Wow so coming down with serious knock-you-on-your-butt-all-you-want-to-do-is-sleep sinus garbage helps me keep up with my scrapping!!! I've done SIX LO's in the past three days, that's a serious record for me. AND I have a new wordart for you tonight, in plenty of time for Valentine's Day! (I'm more than a month early, I'm shocked!)

Between Project 365 and Vicki's Challenge, I'm all scrapped out! The wordart tonight comes from my third (and probably my last) entry in her challenge. I got the idea when we were listening to the song during vacation over NYE and I've been meaning to get the right LO for it and I finally got around to doing it. All of the elements came from the most recent issue of ScrapNArt's Ezine, they're easy to get, it's a free subscription. (The requirement for the challenge was of someone you loved only using the three kids within the E-zine).

So, here's the LO:

I know, it's simple, but I was going for the "I left this for you to find when you come home and I'm not here" look. It's all from the OScraps part, except for the folded paper, that's Vicki's on a "multiply" layer over the weathered paper. The WordArt is here, 4shared doesn't like the PNG, but if you want it, let me know and I'll send it over, the link is for a jpg, as are all of the rest. I used "Pea Megan" for the unbolded and "Pea Shirley" for the bolded words, both are from Kevin and Amanda.

So, here's the other LO's I did for her challenge:

The black/red/white one contains the papers, staple and ribbon links from "Urban Love", the crown overlay, the overlay on the red, the heart, the black doodle frame are from "Love Letters", and stitches and date tag are from "Waiting to Happen". The bright and messy one, well, only the "love letters for you" note and the overlay are from OScraps while the rest is from "Waiting to Happen". So without realizing it, I have one of each kit.

Here's my Christmas ones!

Credits "Connor's First Guitar" for go to Pam for her paper, tag and frame; the alpha and the frame wrap come from Gunhild. And he's slowly learning to play, which makes it more amazing. In case you're wondering, it's a 1/2 size we got for $100 at a local music store, it's the only one that size my husband could actually tune!

Credits for "Connor as an Elf": The pouty son, well, he's mine (I had to take that picture, it was one of those "look at me" and I clicked it, it's my favorite of him so far), everything's Vicki's, except the bow, and that's an action from my dear friend (and mainly my inspiration) Deb.

Credits for "Elf on a Shelf": Template from Liz, circle letters from Pam. I HIGHLY recommend the book/elf for any parent with a young child during Christmas, it's adorable and works like a charm. The 24 pictures are from every day during December until he went back in his box.

Credits for "Only one Bite?" go to Gunhild, with the gingerbread layering styles going to Ray at the Adobe Exchange (Thanks Deb!). Of course, this LO was inspired by Santa, we decorated cookies two days before and made a big deal of setting them out and Santa only ate one bite! Of course, he left a note saying that he was too full after eating everybody else's cookies ;).

SO, now that my weekend CSI is over, I think it's time for bed.
If I get inspired for another Valentine's Day WordArt (I know there's tons out there, I just have to have inspiration), I'll set it free!

Monday, January 5, 2009

He did it again..

So following my obsession with Photoshop and scrapping, one day I decided to share Deb's animal templates with my then 4 year old and he had a BLAST. Once he figured out the layers, he had a whole farm cranked out in a few days. She brags about him here when we spent our summer on Photoshop.

So anyway, I was trying to get ideas for my Project 365 last night and he kept begging for computer time, so I gave him some this morning and he didn't fail us! Here's his "airplane in the sky", all credits go to Deb again for layer styles and overlays, Connor just colored it. He now LOVES Layer styles "they look real, Mommy!" so now his coloring time is cut down to three clicks.

Maybe I should give him free reign and show him how to do my header and let him do it :).

When I show my scrapping, I always get the "How'd you do that?" or "I don't understand Photoshop" and my response is "if CONNOR can do it, you can, it's not hard"

I know it's not a wordart, but I've been gone for a week at the in-laws and internet time was limited to time at Starbucks because they don't even have cable and are still stuck in the 70's with fuzzy wallpaper and harvest gold all over their house. They use the oven so rarely that it cooked chicken breasts in 30 minutes on 325, it normally takes over an hour at 475 in our oven. 325 degrees set off the smoke alarm, they're under direct orders to not use it until we can get them a new one, I don't want them burning the house down.

I'll have one in a few days, I'm still on Thanksgiving pages I need to do to stay up to date, but I'll have one soon.

And yes, I'll change the header off of Christmas soon, too. In my house, the saddest day of the year is the day the tree comes down. :(.

Time to go find some food,