Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Pioneer Woman

Cathy Zielske's recent post about actions turned me onto The Pioneer Woman. I've been enjoying her posts about photography...well, just her posts in general, truth be told.

Monday, July 14, 2008

As I'm working on this scrapbook of Danny's and Amy's wedding I realized that my style is *so* not the traditional scrapbooking style. I started out doing a book and trying to make it very elaborate and layered like the beautiful art you see in scrapbook galleries. And while I guess I can pull it off, and I *do* think it's attractive, at the end of the day, what I'm really drawn to is very clean, simple. I don't like a lot of extra stuff - just photos and journaling. :) So that's what I'm doing for this album. I'm just ripping off a Cathy Zielske theme album and going with it. :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

my favorite things

I wanted to add more things...but I'm not 100% sold on the new one.

Friday, July 11, 2008

My Favorite Things

I want to do one of these for each of us. I have to admit that these aren't all my absolutest, favoritest things but I do like them. (I probably like the house being tidy more than I like those earrings though. *smile*)

Fonts: Verdana, Jane Austen

Monday, July 07, 2008

It's Like Riding a Bike

Background: Angie Briggs UrbanLive_PaperSpec_Tan
Font: Arial and LD Grunge

Sunday, July 06, 2008

4th of July

Melany Violette backtexturedsolidblue
Anna Aspnes Designer Digitals AdChall16Dec07_Red

Anna Aspnes AdChallenge6Jul08

Franklin Gothic

Saturday, July 05, 2008

This is Andrea Victoria's web challenge frame from way back when (Designer Digitals).
Font: Arial

I wanted to plug in a lot of journaling but keep the text from feeling too overwhelming when you look at the page. I'm not sure whether I pulled that off or not. I'm not going to copy all the journaling here - because it's a lot but basically I wanted to give a "verbal snapshot" to go with the snapshots in the frame. So it's a heartfelt description of how my children are now. (For my family, I was inspired after my post on the other day.)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

This is a template from a Designer Digitals Ad Challenge. It was designed by Kellie Mize for the April 27 Challenge. The background is also from a Designer Digitals Challenge: Lynn Grieveson, April 2 Web Challenge. The font is Century Gothic (per the template).

My photo wasn't quite as wide as the template so I just made two additional layers of my photo and used one for the square all the way to the left on the bottom and then another layer for the two squares on the far right. I don't think you can tell (thanks to the white frames) although I didn't make any effort to disguise it. The placement is a happy accident. Now I'm thinking I should have fiddled with it a little but I really don't think anyone would notice if I wasn't pointing it out.