Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
recipe this year. She hadn't failed me yet. Now wishing I would have stuck with my original recipe. I like it a lot better. My frosting wasn't as shiny as usual either.
My husband tonight asked me at dinner why the snowman had a broom. I said I don't know, I thought Frosty had a broom—my dad always made his snowmen hold a broom. I handed him the cookie cutter and asked him what he thought it was supposed to be. He thought it was supposed to be a scarf. It totally could have been a scarf and I felt extremely dumb for a second for making Frosty hold a broom—"like a witch" as Matt said. Then I started singing the song in my head and redeemed myself when I told him it was in the song. "Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand…"
I win!! …Although, next time I may draw scarves instead.
software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 | font: Kingthings Typewriter | stitching (recolored): Katie Pertiet Messy Stitches @ Designer Digitals | all digital elements are by Katie Pertiet @ Designer Digitals: wooden mitten, snowflake, frame, snowman, label | patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co. Hybrids Everybody Loves Christmas @ JessicaSprague.com
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 | font: Kingthings Typewriter | tape: Pugly Pixel | paper: Katie Pertiet Good Day Paper @ Designer Digitals | stitching (recolored) Katie Pertiet Messy Stitches @ Designer Digitals | tag: Ali Edwards Winter Celebrations Element Kit for Shutterfly | photo frame: Rhonna Farrer Mini Birthday Frames @ House of 3 | snowflakes: Heidi Larsen Glittery Flakes @ Little Dreamer Designs
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I also have a couple digital items for sale in my Etsy store—the full kits are on sale for $2.00 (what a steal!) until Sunday, November 14th. …And as far as my non-digital items go, there are quite a few items that ship free in honor of the upcoming holidays, so please consider hopping on over to see what else my store has to offer as well.
UPDATED: The blog hop is now over. You can find the mini kit in my Etsy store for only $1.00
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
They are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia, and are having a fundraiser. Donations can be exchanged for entries into a fabulous giveaway of five different bundles full of handmade goodness.
I don't know this family and just happened upon their blog via Smile and Wave. …But I do know they love God, and that's what matters. I've already subscribed to their blog, and look forward to hearing more of their adoption story.
Monday, October 11, 2010
1. Zoom in on the eye area of your photo.
2. Using the sponge tool, adjust your brush size to the approximate size of the pupils you are trying to fix. (Just a standard, hard round brush is all you need.)
3. Set your flow to about 50% (this may be the default, I'm not sure).
4. Click several times on each pupil until the redness disappears.
5. TA-DAH! No more red eyes!!
How easy is that?! Hope it works as well for you as it does for me.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Location: The Keepsake Element
Date: October 12
Recommended Supplies: Copic markers (C6, C10, BG18, BG32, and BG72), scissors, paper trimmer, Glossy Accents, tape runner
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I ordered this from Olive Manna's lovely shop on Etsy. I first heard about Olive Manna on Elsie's blog. I have been wanting colored baker's twine for a loooong time, but didn't want to commit to purchasing whole spools. Now I have a little bit of each color. I can't wait to play! …Now if I just had all my photos edited and printed =p
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I'm so behind in my personal photo editing and printing, and I'm trying to get caught up. I currently have 2,759 photos of Lucas that were taken over the past 15 months—and that's even after some purging. Still have a lot of purging I'd like to do. Despite an unusually busy weekend, I did find some time to complete a page.
Woodgrain Coredinations Cardstock and Studio Calico patterned paper from Studio Calico's Joyland kit | green cardstock: DCWV | notebook journal tabs: Heidi Swapp | patterned paper (white/lt. blue circles): Crate Paper | border punch: Stampin' Up | starburst circle punch & lt. blue pen: Creative Memories | alpha stamps: Studio Calico Carter Set | fonts: Learning Curve Pro and Kingthings Typewriter | stamp ink: Stampin' Up | other: canvas, sanding block, thread
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Download Mini Kit
If you downloaded the kit, please leave me a comment and let me know. I'd love to get an idea of how many people have stopped by.
Friday, August 6, 2010
What's more fun than brand new toys?? ....Apparently the cooler full of ice!
Friday, July 23, 2010
August 26th at 6:30 The Keepsake Element
Learn a fun and unique way to display a photo on your wall. We're going to take basic blank canvas and turn it into a page you can display in your home. No advanced sewing skills are required. Anyone can do this! We'll be using papers and accents from Crate Paper's fabulous Brook line. Can be adapted to fit in a scrapbook as well.
Please bring a favorite 5x7 photo to class along with a sewing needle, white craft glue (such as Aleene's), scissors, and tape runner. And if you have these items, please bring them as well (not required): circle tool or punch for 2.5" circles, paper piercer, pinking shears or fabric scissors, metal ruler with quilting rotary cutter and mat, Ranger glossy accents, and scalloped circle punch.
Call or stop in the store to sign-up.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The entire kitchen smells like these right now and it is wonderful! I find myself spending more time in the kitchen just so I can smell them—browsing the newest issue of Martha Stewart Living and enjoying our new tabletop as well. Stargazer lilies are my all time, number one, favorite flower. …and I even grew these myself!
P.S. Information on my next class at The Keepsake Element is coming soon.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
cardstock: Paper Studio | scissors & fabric letters: American Crafts | pen: Zig millenium (black), Creative Memories (green) | flowers: Making Memories | paint: Plaid | torn paper: Becky Higgins 365 kit | rhinestones: My Mind's Eye | mist: Tattered Angels | other: thread, sewing machine
Monday, May 10, 2010
supplies:Katie Pertiet(designerdigitals.com): Good Day paper, Packaging Inspiration Sticker (cloud image), Loosely Labeled Dates, Stitched Up frames no. 2 | Mindy Terasawa(designerdigitals.com): Color Challenge 05.31.09 (yellow), Everyday Inspiration 02.01.09 (turquoise--recolored), Everyday Inspiration 04.12.09 (grey), |Chat Freebie 11.13.08 (diamonds--recolored) | fonts: CK Ali's Hand, Sketchetica, Kingthings Typewriter
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Items from Studio Calico kit, Joyland:
Bazzill kraft cardstock | patterened paper: Crate Paper (turquoise), Sassafras (banner), 7 gypsies (newsprint) | chipboard: Maya Road
other items not from kit:
ticket stub: Quickutz | brads & rub ons: Basic Grey | "3" chipboard: Lisa Bearnson | Tim Holtz tiny attacher | pen: Creative Memories | mist: Tattered Angels | fonts: Oblik Bold & Louisianne Black | other: jute & paint
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I'll be teaching my first class at The Keepsake Element. We'll be making this mini album that can be made for either a father or mother.
You can view the album on Flickr as well.
The class is April 30th at 6:30.
Please bring these supplies with you: a white craft glue such as Sobo or Aleene’s, foam brush, 1 in. paintbrush, sewing needle, Xacto type craft knife, ruler, cutting mat, scissors, tape runner or your preferred adhesive
and if you have these supplies, you can bring them too (optional): your favorite shape punches and border punches, circle cutter, glossy accents, crop-a-dile, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, small paper trimmer, gel medium
Saturday, April 17, 2010
products used: items from Studio Calico's Joyland kit which includes: patterned paper: 7 gypsies, Sassafras, & Crate Paper | rhinestones: My Mind's Eye | cardstock: Bazzill (blue) | chipboard alpha: Cosmo Cricket
other items not from kit include: punch: EK Success | cardstock: DCWV (brown) | brads: Basic Grey | Tim Holtz tiny attacher | other: thread, paint,
pinwheel template from this post at Style Me Pretty.
I posted this layout in the Studio Calico gallery last night and I'm thrilled with the positive comments that just keep rolling in.
...and I caved and finally purchased a Silhouette! The anticipation and waiting on shipping is just killing me. I need to clear off some desk space for it right now so I can hook it up as soon as it arrives. I used to create all my page titles in Illustrator, print them off on cardstock, and then cut them out with an x-acto knife. Talk about time consuming! I've been wanting a cutting machine like this for sooooooooo long!