Monday, July 26, 2010

Digital Pages

Ms. Kimberly Lund of Miss Kim Designs and Document Life Now blog asked me to be a guest team member for the month of August. I hope she likes my work and decides to use it. But just in case, I thought I would post my digital layouts using her grab bag and garden kits.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simple Stories Line

Hi everyone,
Well Simple Stories has done it again. They have launched their 2nd line in the simple stories series. Check it out.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pictures of the Week

This weekend I hosted my Sorority Sisters from SUNY Albany. It poured at one point, but we made the best of it and enjoyed each other's company and eht beautiful babies.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

a little digi scrappin


As you can see from these four layouts, I like to dabble a little in digital scrapbooking. I also really enjoy altering photos in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. My favorite technique is turning the photo black and white with the exception of one section of the photo to bring out contrast and to allow the focus on the subject.

Red Hook Waterfront, Brooklyn

I love this picture. But there wasn't a great way to take a photo of my son looking at Lady Liberty without the Statue looking as far away as it really was. I added a graffiti-style font to the banister in the same color as the statue using the dropper tool - Liberty, Hope - to bring out a little of the NYC look to photo. Then, I desaturated everything in the photo EXCEPT my son's torso, the words I added and Lady Liberty. VOILA!

This next photo is my dog immediately after some overkill on his haircut from the groomer. Usually you can't really see his red leash. So I again desaturated the entire photo except his collar to create the contrast. Here you see the before and after.



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Loving Lush

I just love My Mind's Eye new LUSH Line. I have no words. I'll just show you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Memory Works Blog Hop - Christmas in July Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in my blog hop. Congratulations to Mrs. Woodard for winning the random drawing using's true random number generator. She followed my blog AND left a comment with her email address. The brag books will be in the mail soon. Please email me at with your mailing address and put blog hop winner in the subject to ensure you don't get lost in my email world. Thanks again.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pictures of the Week

City Island Marina

Ethan and his BFF, my mom.

It was a gorgeous day and the sunset was just a bonus.

The couple of honor.


Do you ever get scrapper's block? Well have I got the blog for you. I learned about stuck sketches blog from the site. Here's my version of the sketch challenge.

My son is getting goofier and goofier by the minute. LOL

The journaling reads: 
Ethan, you are such a jokester. Your persoality is just growin each day into that of an extrover-so much FUN to be around! You told me to take a picture of you and when I pointed the camera you purposely made these SILLY, GOOFY facial expressions! and then immediately asked to see the photos. July 2010.