Friday, March 28, 2014

Remember Me?

So it's been forever since I posted.  A lot has happened and I've scrapped most of it :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tips and tricks

Hello!  I wanted to share with you guys one of my tips on how to get the most of your digi stash.  Today, I'm using a messy mask in a new way.  I will be clipping it to a photo to create the following layout:

The first step is to pick a photo.  It's best to use one that has good contrast between the background and your subject.  Here' s my original photo:

Next, I converted it to black and white (Alt+Ctrl+B).  Within that menu, you can also increase the contrast as needed.  You want there to be a clear distintion between your subject and background.  Here's what my photo looked like at this point:

Duplicate this layer and turned off visibility for your original layer.  From now on, all changes will be made to this duplicated layer.  Next, I  use my magic wand tool in PSE to select the white portion of my photo and clicked delete.  This is what I ened up with:

I used the erase tool to clean up any portion of my photo that wasn't part of my subject. Here's the finished photo:

For my clipping mask I used Victoria Feemster's Daydream : Messy Mats.  I layered it over my photo and enlarged it until it covered the entire picture.  I then clipped it to my photo (Ctrl+G).  Here's the final product:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New layouts

Here are my latest:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Owen started T-ball

He went to his first practice last Thursday.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Recent Layouts

It's been forever since I last posted, but here are a few of my latest pages.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

DSD Goodies

I'm done (I think) with my DSD shopping.  Due to some very great prices and some very generous designers (yay GCs!), this is what I ended up getting all of this, plus a ton of fonts for a little under $10.  Not bad at all!