Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Some pictures from Thanksgiving. It's all I have. Sorry if you were hoping for more. Especially from the Lehi pool. Nobody took pictures there.

Thank You Heather

I figured out how to do glitter, thanks to my awesome sister, Heather. Thank you so much. And I think I might just try the shape cutter for frames, but I don't know if there are any that I really like. We'll see.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My First Kit

I've started making my own digital scrapbooking kit. It's hard work. There's lots of things I want to do, but don't know how to do. I think I'm limited by the version of Photoshop I'm using, because some of the things I want to do, I've seen similar done with other people's kits. So, for the two (or maybe three or four) people that read this you have any ideas of why I can't do glitter (for instance) or a frame for pictures?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yellowstone Animals

These are from the ill-fated first trip to Yellowstone, when Carl got pneumonia (or however you spell it). I will be doing more pages of this trip as time allows.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We Are Family

These are the pictures I posted on my regular blog earlier today. I thought I would make some scrapbook pages with them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Balloon

Abigail got this balloon from a car dealership. It was much bigger when she got it. I took the picture on Sunday afternoon and she got the balloon on Friday evening, so this is almost 48 hours later. It's one of those big balloons they put on cars to attract people to the dealership. Huge.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Playing with Black and White

For this one, I wanted to do some black and white photos, so I went to "image" then "mode", and chose "grayscale" to make my color pictures black and white. Then I played around a little bit with lightening and darkening shadows, highlights, and midtones under "adjust color." I'm still not 100% pleased with them, wish there was something more I could do, but I haven't quite figured it out yet. So this is as good as it gets for right now. By the way, the only thing from Yajaira is the white swirl. I made the paper myself, and the other stuff is from the digital scrapbook day treasure hunt. Way too many things from there to keep track of all of it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ammon Pool

I was showing my mom how to digi-scrap. And I had to use some of my fabulous booty from the Digital Scrapbooking Day Treasure Hunt. So much stuff for free. It was nuts. I didn't finish the search though. I realized I had way too much booty, and hardly any space left on the hard drive (only 20% of the space is free). Oops. I still have to finish unzipping all the files, then going back through and sorting, but I have so much stuff, now the possibilities really are endless. And maybe someday I will figure out how to make my own stuff too.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween 2008

This is a two page spread, for if I ever get a book printed of all of these. Although the books are super expensive everywhere I've seen. For that price I should just go back to paper scrapbooking. Sheesh.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

A side by side comparison of Abigail and I. One new thing I did with this one was to make the wire holding the pictures up. I used the brush tool and grey color, then did a simple inner bevel effect on it to make it look like real wire, instead of just grey paint. I think it turned out well. It was a lot of work to find something that I liked though. A lot of undo-ing.

Abigail in the Duck Blanket

Here's the same layout, but with Abigail instead. I figured it would be fun to see how similar they look.

Pigtail Princess

Nothing to say here, except that I did her hair in pigtails and I think it's supercute.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bryant in the Duck Blanket

We took a picture just like this of Abigail. It is one of my favorites. So I figured I'd better do the same with Bryant.

Cute Girl

I just took this picture today. Sometimes you take a picture that just needs to be shown, if for nothing else than you have a cute kid. I can't believe how grown up she looks. And oh so cute with the ribbon head band. I love it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

One Month

The one thing I did with this one was use the brush tool to do all the white around the picture. Our red plaid couch just didn't look good. Next time I do picture I might have to do a backdrop. Though the reasoning behind taking pictures on the couch was to use the plaid as a gauge for growth.

Bryant Smiling

This picture was taken yesterday. I just love his little smile!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Youth Jam 2008

Everything is from Jady Day, except the metal frame. That's from Shazbutt Moisson. I found it at Digiscrap Boutique. It was a freebie. I love freebies.

Baby Buc

I just thought this would be really cute to do for Kari. Granted Baby Buc hasn't come yet, and probably won't for another month, I thought it would be fun to make an announcement when I saw the skeleton border. For those of you who don't know, Kari and Steve love most things Pirate. And it looked like skulls and crossbones to me. So, welcome to the world (soon) Baby Buc.
P.S. To Kari: If you really want to use this for an announcement, you are more than welcome to, I can send you the PSD file so you can edit the text as needed.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Abigail in her brown dress

There was a paper in the Brookie Cookie set that had a bunch of flowers going across the page diagonally, on a white background, but I couldn't figure out how to get just the flowers off the page. Then I looked closer and noticed it was the same bunch of flowers, just different sizes and rotations on them. And I already had that flower graphic on the page, right next to the picture. So I did what Yajaira probably did, and made my own flowers do what she had done with the one paper. I think it turned out pretty well. Plus I was able to layer it over just part of the picture of Abigail instead of all the way over, or all the way underneath. YAY!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Camping at Palisades

Okay, I know I spelled reservoir wrong. Oops. I realized it too late, and the only way I know of to fix it is to start all over again. Once it's been saved and closed it opens as one image, with no layers. If someone knows how to edit the layers once it's been closed, I would like to know how.


One tip that I found, I always have a problem when I resize objects and they get distorted. I found out that when you hold down the "shift" key while resizing, the proportions stay the same. Very helpful.

Easter 2008

Abigail in her adorable Easter dress. I think it snowed two days later. And then about 2 months later too. Go figure.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Abigail's Second Birthday

On this one, I created the middle paper, the purplish pink one, myself. The texture didn't show up very well though. I also added some shadows to everything, for depth, it looked a little flat. Then did the embossing on the text. I really like the look of the embossing. And the purple polka dots was originally yellow. I've been having fun with color. I need to get better with textures for the papers though. And then figure out how make embellishments that look realistic. I made some paper leaves today. I'll make a page soon that uses them.

Bryant's Blessing

I didn't really do much with this one. Played around with some effects. Need to figure out how to do the shadows better. And I really wish Photoshop would show me what the fonts look like the way that Word does. Right now I have to select the font to see how it will look. I wish the font name was written in the style of the font. I hope that makes sense. Oh yeah, I made the tage myself. Next time I think I will play around with texture more though, so it looks better. But I think it looks okay for a first attempt.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Abigail at the Fair

For this one I played around with color, the only thing that is unchanged from the Shine On Me kit is the yellow brad. I also added an embossing effect on the text and shadows on the flowers and frame. I think it looks pretty good, though I wish there was something I could do to make the brads look better.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Introducing Bryant

I just wish the pictures were better. With this one I played around with changing the colors. The brad holding down the tag was originally yellow, but that didn't match. I'm learning. I just wish I could have matched the color better. I think Ican with more practice, patience, and learning though. Shouldn't be too hard. Just didn't have the time today with the kiddies.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Erin at the Zoo

I stole this picture from Erin. Hopefully she doesn't mind, but it's one of my favorites. And I needed something that would go with the super-cute kit, from Jady Day Studio by Yajaira Mower, called Safari Dreamin'.

Abigail is my Sunshine

This is my first attempt at the world of digital scrapbooking.