Rainy days and Mondays …

March 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Probably the weather impacting my mood. Club Scrap’s PSL season is over, and so is my leading of the Cotton Candies and Gumball teams. It was a heck of a good time and kept me distracted pretty well. I used the new digital kit from CS – Dashing for this design, and the sentiment was created by Paulette at Create With TLC. It’s been raining all day and it’s supposed to stay rainy through Thursday. Lord knows we need it here with all the wild fires, but the gray weather is sort of bringing me down. It’s perfect for snuggling up with a movie and someone to watch it with.

woke up inspired …

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

by a tweet yesterday from one of my favorite musical artists. BT (Brian Transeau) is an EDM genius, phenomenal artist. Modern-day philosopher. Something he posted to twitter yesterday (after I had already done my quote of the day page) struck me and stuck with me. So thank you BT, for all your inspiration and comfort, though you don’t know me you have been there through good times and bad for me. When things went south a few months ago for me, I never thought I’d be able to listen to your music again because of memories – painful and ecstatic. The depth of your work inspires me to be a better me.

Rough Sunday …

March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Beware the ides of March … thanks Caesar. My ides came a couple days early. There’s a lot behind the quote, and it’s not something I am quite up to sharing just yet … suffice to say I’m having a bad day, but I’m trying to motivate myself out of it.

Belated Christmas gift …

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

This was actually given as a Christmas gift to someone who is – to say the least – a Dr. Pepper fanatic. His also received a 6′ tall display football player made of Dr. Pepper cartons. I collected some antique Dr. Pepper bottles and caps, and found this awesome vintage Dr. Pepper crate on ebay. To get an inkling of his Dr. Pepper paraphernalia addiction – he wants to do his office in a Dr. Pepper theme, complete with a vintage neon Dr. Pepper clock.

To give the wall art a little more “oompf” than just old bottles sideways in a crate, I got a reproduction pocket mirror from the 1960s and printed high-resolution Dr. Pepper clip art (from Dr. Pepper’s site). I distressed and inked the vintage postcards that I’d reprinted, and turned them, and some Club Scrap cardstock into coordinating rosettes, capped with the vintage bottle toppers. There’s still enough space inside the crate for a few more memorabilia pieces.

Create With TLC Blog Hop!

February 19, 2011 § 12 Comments

Good morning, good Saturday and welcome to the Create With TLC Blog Hop. I hope you’re enjoying a few of the ways I’ve played with Paulette’s amazing designs. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and looking around!!!

Next person on the hop is ……………… Cora

( the password is: it’s a digi world!)

playing catch up …

February 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

So, I’ve been enjoying yoga lately – a lot – so it’s inspired a few of my daily quote Book of Me pages. I’ve been so into it for Valentine’s Day hubby got me a deluxe yoga mat and a strap for Valentines Day rather than flowers. (Hey, works for me!) All the elements in these three are from Club Scrap. I did a little experimentation with brushes, overlays and screens. The blue-tone altered photo was a happy accident from a sunset silhouette. I hit an action called :angel glass: in my CS3 and didn’t like the effect. So when I deleted the layers of the process, I missed one. But I liked it, so it stayed. I did the masking to create the photo overlays by using a single brush swipe, enlarged as an individual layer. Text styles are just playing around with some installed styles.

Keiran

February 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

Wrestling with a tough decision, on how and when to let my Kiki go. I’ve had her nearly 14 years now, she’s my first cat. But for the better part of a month she hasn’t left the laundry room. She’s either pretty sick or something is freaking her out. I did a layout for my project 365 with her last week. Papers and digital elements are Club Scrap, except the quote word art, which came from the amazing Paulette at Create With TLC.

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