Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Smile! Not!

My boys were embarrassed to pose by Ronald McDonald in Japan, so these are their “Mom! Really?!” faces.

I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Monday 11/19 Challenge to make a page that would bring a smile. I hope it made you smile!


Friday, November 16, 2012

New Baby Brother

Congratulations to my niece and her husband on the birth of their second son!  This very special photo was, unfortunately, dark and blurry, but it represented such an important event I needed to make a layout of it.  I decided to use a "Paint Daubs" filter from Photoshop Elements 6 that made the photo look like it was supposed to be blurry. With a lot of other blending modes to vary the color and lightness, this is result. I like it! Naturally, this was an adorable, "Awwww...." type photo, so that helped, too.

Paint Daubs Filter from PSE 6; Baby Chronicles Collection Biggie by Brandy Murry; Brush Set: Ultimate Grunge by Amanda Sok; Photo by Nancy Michels; Fonts: Pea Sara, Tin Birdhouse; I submitted this page to the 11/16 SG Friday Customer Challenge to make a page using Photoshop Elements filters.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nature's Backdrop

This is my favorite photo of Harry taken while on vacation.  These trees by Gooseberry Falls, with their twisted roots clinging to the rocks beneath, formed a perfect backdrop.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Line Continues ...

This photo of my Dad and his first great grandchild, Rory, shows that the line continues as the next generation is born.  Rory has been joined by his cousin, Grace, and his brand new baby brother Calvin, so Dad has three great grandchildren now!

This layout goes along with my second Scrap Girls newsletter article.  If you want to read about "The Power of Thirds", click here and scroll down to "Tips From the Pros" in the middle of the letter.

Blue Collection Biggie by Brandy Murry; Back to the Basics Collection Mini by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin; Vellum Fancy Collection Mini by Doris Castle