Friday, February 27, 2009

Do you have Photoshop?

Do you know how to use it? I've been playing around with PS since I got it last fall but I didn't really know how to use it properly. Yesterday I signed up for Jessica Sprague's online course Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow and I am soooo excited! I know I'm a terrible enabler but I can't help it. I knew how to play around PS enough to do a bit of editing (more special effects and cloning) but didn't know the basic steps. I've only done the first lesson, I'm hoping to do lesson 2 today but I have stamp camp tomorrow that I have to finish getting ready for so I might not be able to do it till after tomorrow. Anyway, here is the before and after pics from the first lesson.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Poor Ian

First, I took this picture Friday morning. I just love this picture and had to share! I went out with Ian when he was waiting for the bus and took a bunch of pictures of him playing in the snow.

Friday night I had a Tupperware party here and one of Ian's friends and his sister came with their Mom so Joe took them all upstairs to play during the party. We were just starting and hear a big crash and then screaming. I went upstairs to find Ian and Joe in the bathroom with blood all over Ian's face. He had fallen off the top of his bunk bed (his friend, Emma and Ian were all playing up there) and landed on his face.

He has a bump on his forehead and a bruise on his nose and upperlip. Friday night his nose was swollen and he had dark circles under his eyes. We thought we were going to have to take him to the Doctor Saturday morning but it wasn't as bad as we were expecting.

I took this picture Saturday morning. We kept asking him how his nose is and he just said it was sore.

He is pretty happy today though because school is cancelled and Joe is home until probably 11am or so. It is still snowing like crazy! I'll have to go out later to see if I can get some pictures.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This is one of the layouts I did for a crop a couple of weeks ago on Skrapnchat. I think it is one of my favorite LO's I've done!

For the U in the bottom left corner I stamped the u in red ink on white cardstock and cut it out. I then put it on my background PP (pattern paper) and covered the U in Crystal Effects. I love the dimenion it adds to the letter.

The quote (Dr. Seuss) says:

Today you are you
that is truer than true
there is no one alive
who is youer than you.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Something I never thought I would see!

Joe using a laptop! LOL!

I've been teasing him because he's been bringing the laptop home from work lately. He has never been a computer kinda guy (the only thing he does on the computer here is banking and looking up tractor stuff) and now he is using one all the time!

Anyway, I am probably just a little jealous because I've been saying I want a laptop but it is really only so I can have a computer in my scrap/stamp room and it isn't really practical to buy one just for that.

I'm trying out some new smilies. I've been using them on Skrapnchat ( for a little while and they are so fun!

If you are looking for some inspiration check it out (I've got Amy addicted!) there are lots of challenges going on all the time and the gallery is full of awesome layouts and cards.