Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thank You - Challenge Entry

This is the card I submitted for my "challenge" over at Jessica Sprague.  At the end of our Mouse Paper Scissors class she issued a challenge to create a card using 1 of four Photoshop lessons we learned and Heidi requested we use 1 of a list 4 things she taught us (though we learned a lot more than 4 for both Photoshop and Hybrid).  So... for my Photoshop portion, you have the curly label which was pink, I recolored it and added a digital brush to the label.  For my Hybrid portion you have the ruffle made from tissue paper, the glimmer misted leaf element (both on the list of four things we had to use).  Winner of this entry (which is a random winner, not a best card or anything) gets a free class at Jessica Sprague! Woot Woot!

Happy Birthday!

This was just a card for a challenge in Photoshop.  We had certain criteria we had to incorporate and this was going to be my entry.... but you'll see above, I changed it.. shocking, I know!  LOL   This is just too one dimensional for me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm so excited!

Recognize this?  Woot Woot!  I am soooo excited.  I made the home page of!!!  That is my mirror project!!!!  Ya that's !  LOL  I'm famous!   Heee heee!   Really thought, I was so excited when I clicked on as I do everyday and I saw my project from our class on the home page!!!  Wooohoooo!  Made my night! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mouse Paper Scissors - Mirror

This was soooo much fun!   We have had journaling assignments everyday during the five week class.  Sometimes they were silly, sometimes more thoughtful.  We didn't know what we were going to do with all this, but Heidi and Jessica kept telling us.. keep writing!   Well here it is.  This mirror has been decoupaged with all of my journaling for the last five weeks.   There is also a wooden easel that holds the mirror, but I haven't completed it yet, I am still trying to decide what color.  I may change my banner on this, so I don't want to color my easel just yet. Love, love, love this project!  Sadly it's our last week.  I am going to miss it!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thank You Hybrid Card

This is a hybrid card.  I used Cosmo Cricket Digital Papers and a template from the Mouse Paper Scissors class and a piece of ledger paper from my personal stash for the inside.  The Peanutbutter cookies were purely for creative motivation! :)

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

The Inside

Just a quick card I made this morning.  I used what I had left of the Daily Junque paper from Pink Paislee.  I love that paper!!!  The ribbon is seam binding that I colored with Tattered Angels Chaulk ink.  How fun!  Heidi Swapp taught us that technique in our class.

Mouse Paper Scissors - Happy Book

I've been a bad blogger as of late.  My son, Alex, has been home from College for the week (Spring Break), so instead of having my face glued to the computer all week, I've been enjoying seeing his gorgeous face.  Also keeping me busy has been the Spague classes.  This was the latest project we made in the Mouse Paper Scissors class.  The assignment was to make it for yourself, as a reminder of the little things that make you happy in your life, but I made mine for a friend.  All of the papers on this book were digital papers and 90% of the elements were digital as well.  It's really bright and cheery.  The photos don't show how cute it is.  :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mouse Paper Scissors - Thank you Album

This was so much fun to make.  Again it's from the Mouse Paper Scissors class and most of the items came in our kits.  The papers we made digitally and printed.  You can't really see it, but it's a clear cover and all of the pockets have fun little goodies in them.  I didn't take a photo of all of the inserts.. you can put gift cards, notes, the large pocket has a card in it, the next one down has a pull out in it that says "You are so fabulous".. etc, etc.  Really, really fun.  Heidi and Jessica really knocked this class out of the park.  I LOVE it!

Miss You Card - Mouse Paper Scissors

This is yet another version of the class card template.  I love this layout.  The papers are from Houseof3...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Digi in Deeper Lesson 10 - Nap Time

Another layout.  Lesson 10.  This one took me two hours.  When I first saw the photo of what we were going to be doing, I thought this one is easy... but again.  Almost all the elements are hand made in class, not jpgs you just import.  I am really learning a lot in this class. 

Digi in Deeper Lesson 8 - Hammock

Though it may not look like it, this layout took me forever!  It's lesson 9 in our Jessica Sprague class and there are so many techniques going on this that it takes awhile.  You have to extract the lace from a scan, extract the burlap, create the ticket from scratch, create the water color painted edges on the photo, etc, etc, etc. 

Weigh In Friday

I did weigh myself on Friday, but forgot to post.  I've lost a total of 10 pounds and have decided to go for 17 total, so I've got 7 more to go.  Really not doing anything in particular differently other than eating a sensible breakfast and lunch and for dinner I eat what I want, but still watch the portions.  I did make cookies yesterday, and had a couple and we went out for breakfast which isn't usual, so today I will be extra good. :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mouse Paper Scissors and Heidi Swapp Cookies! :)

Made this card with the same template just because I'm bored at the moment.  Also, Heidi Swapp shared her secret Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with the class... had to try... they are YUMMY!!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Daisy May

You probably realized by now.. I love my furbabies!!! Here's Daisy... my baby girl.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mouse Paper Scissors - Project #2

Both of the above cards were printed on white cardstock. All of the pattern paper is digitally created as well as the embellishments (with the exception of the ribbon)

Really love this type of class. Reminds me a lot of Jessica Spragues card class with the added benefit of Heidi Swapp.

A little about Heidi Swapp. She's been so awesome. She's on our forum messageboard daily, she talks with everyone and has the most wonderful sense of humor.. can you tell I'm a fan?? Really, I highly recommend this class or any class by Heidi and/or Jessica.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Digi in Deeper Lesson 7 - Flower Girl

Here's the something more.. :) I couldn't figure out below. Jessica added some new brushes to the class downloads.. that was exactly what the layout below was missing! She's so awesome!

We've switched gears from FreeStyle to Shabby Chic style. This layout needs something more, but not sure what. I tried a few things, but they just didn't "do it" for me.
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