Saturday, February 20, 2010

From the Files

The Daily Digi had THIS challenge. I took it on... I came up with 3 different ideas. I couldn't decide what one I liked better. What do you think? Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Keeping on it

So, I told you about my goals this December. Am I keeping them? Well, two days in and YES! I have taken a photo the last two days to record in my December Album that I have made. When I have it all done, I will show pictures!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I signed up for a Jessica Sprague class. Holdidays in Hand. It is free. Yesterday was the first day. I know, what was I thinking, another class, right at the time my college courses are going into finals! But, the great thing about Jessica Sprague is that the class is yours FOREVER. I can go back and look at assignments, there are no due dates. Except this one is focusing on the Holidays and I would like to have it worked on so I can really have the stories of the season.

Day 1:

::My goals for this season::Assignment 1

more family togetherness



reason for the season





::Commit::Assignment 2

Every day in the month of December I will set aside 20 minutes to record our memories. It can be a blog post, a scrapbook page, taking photos. I need to remember.

::Organize:: Assignment 3

I need to do this!

Friday, September 18, 2009

no excuses

I really have no excuses... I am a slacker. I really am. Over the summer I took a couple of classes online, played with my kids, was with a few friends who delivered babies while their husbands are not on the same continent... You get the idea. But I did get some scrapbooking in. I think I am caught up at least through most of 2005. I think I have 1 or 2 months left. I really want to get over the hump I am in so that I can start scrapbooking the most recent events in our lives. Sometimes I do take a break and do something more recent... Anyway, I don't have photos of scrapbooking today.

In a few weeks I am on my way to a convention. I am going to be running around and super busy there. I want my camera with me so I can take millions of photos... DH wants photos of some of the things he may never get to use in his career... My camera is a point and shoot, but not on the little side. It is the almost DSLR. It has a lot of the functions, takes really great photos, but no extra lenses to change out. I wanted a little envelope type thing to protect it while it is in my big bag. I am trying to not have to carry 3 different bags. On my feet all day, remember? I decided to make one. Remember the bag I made last year. I used some of the same ideas and shape behind it, but a little different... Here you go. The whole evening in photos.
The fabric... Super cute!
I ironed on interfacing to give it structure and to pad the bag as well

Next I sewed up the sides like an envelope... This will make sense in a few photos...

I then cut a 2x2 inch square on each of the corners that folded up.

Then matched the edges of the cut out part and sewed them together to make the bag have a flat bottom.

Once that was done, I turned one of the sides right side out and matched it to the other side. Right sides faced each other.

And sewed the sides together making sure there was a hole to turn it right side out.

After flipping it, I ironed it to get the seems looking their best.

I top-stitched the edges.

Added a button and ribbon to close it off.

I know it looks like a mushroom here, but I am going to find a way to pull those sides back on top.... I am just too tired of trying to figure it out today!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


So, it has been a long time since I have posted! I am taking a class online that is taking up a lot of my time! Plus it is summer and I am enjoying my kids! Aside from the college course I am taking, Jessica Sprague had a free class called Photo Editing: Frame-ups & Special Effects. I signed up for it. I haven't had a lot of time to devote to it.... But, I have learned some cool photo editing things.

This is my absolute F A V O R I T E photo of my little girl! With the textures put on it, it has such a great worn feel.

This photo has the first time I have ever used a brush. That little art and word are brushes. I guess you can say that a brush is like a stamp in the real world.
This photo just has a frame and word art on it. It is a cute one of my little man!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

so excited

I am installing my new photoshop right now! I am super excited about it. I got Adobe Creative Suit 4 Design Premium! I can't wait to play on it....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

way too long

It has been so long since I have posted here! I have our new family blog, a new volunteer position and a household to run. Not to mention super nice weather! My Crafty Friend had a birthday recently. For her birthday I made her an 8x8 scrapbook with pages of our times together, crafts we have made and I can't wait to have more pictures to scrap and add to the album! I think there were well over 200 photos to choose from. I ended up only doing 11 pages. They turned out so cute, if I do say so myself!