Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PhotoShop, PSE Tip

And a good one.  Posted on theStudio I was sure some of you would enjoy this one.
Also, a post from yesterday with a freebie attached!
Hope you enjoy these. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Vintage Garden

Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs has just been working her little fingers to the bone. Another new kit already, and a very sweet one.   I couldn't help but do a layout right away.  I have been missing my little girl and my grandson who moved to TX last year. So, I used a photo taken just before they left for their new home last May, that I just love and tried something new that has been showing up in my Photoshop group.
This kit is a collab,  here it is:
You can check out the kit and all the beautiful extras, clusters, stacked papers ect HERE

And here is my layout.  
Have a wonderful weekend, and keep your children close, even if they are adults.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gift cards

One more thing.  Another swap, this time little gift cards. Something I'd never given much thought to, but I really had fun with these. They are in the mail and should be received by my swap partner in a couple days.
So, shhhhhh, don't show them to her.

A new kit

Karen, Snickerdoodle Designs, has a new kit. Not only do I love her kits, but her prices are so good!
For some reason I just have to take photos of spring here in the desert, which means my plants. I haven't taken photos of the cactus yet and they are blooming, but my roses are gorgeous. I have a black thumb, so I don't plant stuff, but the previous owner did and loved them well, so I do keep them up and enjoy them.
Check out the kit
Find the kit and all her other goodies here:

Now, here is my layout using the kit.  
I hope you'll check out the kit and while there check on some of the other kits, I happen to think she is an extraordinary  designer.
So, now I'm off to a friend's to help her learn her Cricut, she's had it for months and been afraid to take it out of the box! Wish me luck.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A birthday card

One of my friends is having her 75th birthday party tomorrow, so I made her a card. It sort of suits her. Probably not the most gorgeous card I've ever done, but as I said, it suits her and I know she will love it.
I got the idea off Pinterest recently, seems like everyone is getting ideas there anymore. Love Pinterest.
So, here it is, normally what I make is very far off from my inspiration card, but that isn't the case here. It just worked up so easy.

I also recently did a card for my Art Haven group, we did a shaped card swap and I choose one of Penny Duncan's shaplie files to make my card from. I was pretty happy with it.

All the pieces except the border, were cut with my Eclips. Love that machine! It cuts like a dream no matter how involved the item is.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Your April Wallpaper

I am so sorry, I am late this month. I had it all done for you, but I have been away.
We had a great Western GM Chapter of FMCA rally. We are now proud members of Western GM Chapter. We had to wait for a bi-law change, but they did and now we are. 
We stayed at the AVI Casino/resort in Laughlin/FT Mohave at the campground for several days. There was a craft show while we were there, so of course all us girls had to go check that out. It was a much better show then I expected and I saw and bought some neat stuff. One of my favorite items is a wine bottle that has been melted. It lays on it's side, the melting creates a crater down the middle of the bottle so you can use it for whatever. I got a gorgeous deep blue one with a bunch of grapes wired on.
Otherwise, we spent our time eating, visiting and of course gambling.

This months wallpaper is from Amanda Thorderson's Sunlight From Heaven and it's such a beautiful kit! I truly think you are going to love the kit and the wallpaper.  Check Amanda's store and I do believe it's on sale right now too. Also be sure to check out the calendar challenge she does at Digitals.
Here is your preview
To download the wallpaper, find it HERE 
As usual, I didn't put a calendar on my wallpaper, I like to enjoy mine sometimes for longer then just one month, plus you can download Rainlender and have a little interactive calendar that will always tell you the date and you can put in your appt and anything else you care to. And you can get the current calendar by doing the calendar challenge.
So, go, enjoy this wonderful spring month and have a great Easter!