Friday, October 30, 2009

All About Me Book - Challenge #5

Just finished the dad side of my book...

Similar to last week, this week is to focus on your parents. I thought I would do a two page layout. One for my mother and one for my father. I've only got mom's page done so far, this week has been crazy... washer went out.. I mean it DIED... finally got a new washer/dryer set today, so I've been catching up the laundry.. son has been ill, work is crazy... life is getting in the way of my crafting! lol Anyway... here's my "mom" layout. Isn't she just gorgeous!?!?! (And Yes, I just noticed I misspelled Courageous!... dang.. another redo!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here's my lesson two... for those of you who asked. I'm taking the Jessica Sprague classes.... I'm only on week 2 of the lessons, but I highly recommend it. She's a very good instructor and you go at your own pace and can revisit the classes whenever you need.... I'm not planning my layouts.. she tells you before the class how many pics you need, so I just randomly pick them.. this is purely tutorial layouts....not making these for any books... just learning... I see a few things that need tweeked.. (i.e. the border around the 5 x 7 photo... but like I said.. I'm learning.... the cool thing is with PSE you can go back and fix/change/tweek what you might find later.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Learning Photoshop Elements

Well, I decided it's high time I learn this Photoshop Elements program that I have on my computer, which has been taunting me.. "Lorrie.. you don't know how to use this... you never will... it's complicated..!"... well today the voices were quiet enough and I was just brave enough to sign up for some online classes.. I ran it by our fellow messageboarder.. "MyaMagoo" who is fantastic at Photoshop.. and she thought I could do it.. so here is my first week one project... (it's totally step by step.. so I just did what she told me.. no design credit here... the lesson gives you the paper, the elements and where to put them.. all part of the learning the tools).. anyway.. I was thrilled to be learning to use this program.. turns out it's no so scary afterall!... (PS.. for those of you worrying.. no, I really don't hear voices... as long as you don't count the shopping ones... lol)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Challenge #4 - Book of Me

This challenge was to describe, your family unit growing up. I had a hard time with this one. I've packed my mothers things away and it is hard to pull them out and look at them, but it's bittersweet... anyway... here's my layout for the week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you Berry Much

It's been awhile since I posted, I've went to San Francisco for work last week, then came back and have been busy, busy catching up for the time I was gone... lol. I really missed crafting and this is the first night I've had a chance, so I just whipped up this very simple Thank You card for a gift my friend dropped off the other day.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Shoe card

Another shoe card. These are so much fun. A lot of you have asked which cartridge this shoe is from.. it's the Wedding Solutions Cartridge. It's the only image I've used on it! LOL

Magic of Winter

This was a fun card. I laid it out on the Gypsy one night and forgot about it. Just cut it out and threw it together. Sorry the picture is so blurry. I didn't realize it till just now.

A few Thank You Cards

Here's a few thank you cards I needed to get sent out for all the wonderful Birthday gifts.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Another Birthday Card

I've got so many friends with birthdays in September and October... I've been working on b-day cards. Here's tonight's

Thank you so much

I'm on a kraft cardstock kick, not sure why.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quick Birthday Card

Just a very simple, quick birthday card using Kraft paper & K & Co. paper/embellishment

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

All about me book challenge #3

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This is next week's challenge, however I'm going to be busy with work and won't have time to do it next week, so I jumped ahead. This weeks theme is how you got your name, what you name might have been... etc, etc... I really struggled with this layout. I had it all set up on my Gypsy and I knew in my head what I was going to do, but when I put it together I didn't like my color choices.. but I messed and fussed.. it's still not one of my favorites, but it's better than what I originally laid out.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Challenge 3 - All about me book

As usual, I had to tweak.. lol I decided to make this a two page layout so I can keep my book in sync. Normally I don't follow a color scheme throughout a book, I'm all over the place.. but I'm going to try and give it a whirl with this book. I'm using the K & CO Wild Saffron paper pack

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tweaked my dedication page.. I think this is better.. it has better balance

ALL about me book challenge #2

I had some time this evening and went ahead and did challenge #2 - which is "humble beginnings".. it's supposed to be a page about your birth, your stats and any stories you may have of that day. I did my journaling on a hidden tag and I did not put a title on this page. I photo copied my birth certificate and birth announcement (blurred for obvious reasons)...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I caved... I got a GYPSY!!!!!

I said I wasn't going to do it, I said I don't need it, and what do you know.. I went to Michaels on my lunch hour today and when I got home.... look what I had with me!?!??! WOOOHOO... how fun. I just got my Cricut updated and updated the Gypsy, I haven't synced cartridges yet, but will do that tonight while watching Grey's Anatomy. It's really fun, super easy.. very user friendly. I know, I know.. I'm WEAK! :)
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