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.