Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Kit!!

Wyld Web Designs has an adorable, perfect new kit out called "Mommy's Little Stinker" and let me tell you, it's TOO CUTE!! I had so much fun making a LO with it! LOL Head on over to GingerScraps or Daydreamer Designworks to buy it!! Photobucket

Movers and Shakers!

Jen is releasing her Movers and Shakers kit at GingerScraps today!!! It's such a cute kit with many possibilities! Go and check it out! Photobucket

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Page

My daughter was playing in the mud digging for worms and I caught these pictures of her face after she was finished! She was SO SO dirty!!
Autumn Splendor by Newlife's Dreams
Font- Pea Allison
Seventies photo action by Pioneer Woman

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Kit!!

Wyld Web Designs and Karen Lewis Designs have an awesome new collab out called Giggly Shop Hop! It's so cutesy and is perfect for any little girl! I had a blast making this layout with the kit and had just the perfect photos to go with it! It's available now at Daydreamer Designworks! Photobucket

Speed Scrap!

Hi guys! I'm hosting a SS tonight at GingerScraps!! It's going to be at 11pm Central. If you come and participate you will get this rockin' participation prize! It coordinates with Wyld Web Designs kit All Hallows Eve! Don't miss out! See ya there :) Photobucket

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sweet and Thankful

This months freebie from SPD is by Silversword71 and this little mini is just too cute! It's called "Thankful" and is available here.

Credits: Silversword71 kit Thankful Freebie and I used obsidian dawn brushes and blended them with the papers in the kit.

Journaling:Your first Thanksgiving was spent at my friend Lisa’s house in Germany. All of our husbands were goneon deployment and we had each other to get us through! Aurora and all her kids came as welland we all had so much fun. The food was greatand we had many laughs together! You weregetting a little fusy so I decided to go aheadand feed you some carrots. You loved them but you loved the turkey leg more!! Sweet as Candy! Credits:Cotton Candy byMKDesigns Blue frame by Kristen Aagard CoffeeShop Photo Action in Pink Glow Photobucket

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Light Box!!

I've always wondered how some people got awesome pictures with a white background and awesome detail. After much searching and reading different tutorials this is what I came up with! It's not the prettiest thing but it works! You can read over my favorite tutorial here. I happened to have a box lying around that was the perfect size to make this light box. (perks of being a Sam's Club member!) So how much did this thing cost me? .37 cents! The poster board was the only thing I had to buy. All I did was cut 3 sides of the box out. The two sides and front.

Then I cut the poster board to the correct size so I could fit it from the bottom of the box all the way to the top. I wrapped the remainder of the poster board and taped it to the back to secure it. Now if you have a white t-shirt or tank top lying around go get it! I stole one of my hubby's undershirts and cut it up. I taped a piece of it to either side of the box to allow a little bit of light to show through but to also keep the brightness. Secure them with tape and voila! You have a cheap light box that works magic! If you have a desk light that swivels, you can use that by putting it directly on top of the box so it's shining in from the top.

I usually take my photos during the day because I think sunlight is the best light. I hardly ever use my flash unless I absolutely have to! To get a great picture just hold your camera very steady or use a tripod if you have one. Once you have some pictures you like you can always touch them up in photoshop. I hope this helps! It's super easy, cheap, and works wonders!!!

And here are some pictures I've taken using the lightbox. See the difference it makes?!

All the images were made using templates by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Photobucket

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Photo Holders!!

So I have a new little project that I made using Kelleigh Ratzlaff's "Jewelry Box" template. It's available right now at SPD and then it will be released at TDC! I used the kit "Autumn Splendor" by Newlife's Dreams and a few other papers from various kits of hers to make these.
Premium photo paper
Kelleigh Ratzlaff's template
Beading wire
Hot glue gun
Pioneer Glue stick
Distressed Ink
You should definitely try it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hop Aboard!!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff is having ANOTHER Blog Hop this week and I get to be a part of it!! WOOHOO! She makes amazing stuff and there are endless things you can do with them! Today I want to show you my newest creation using her "Jewelry Box" Template and it's available at Shabby Pickle Designs!!! Don't worry though, it will still be released at The Digi Chick after this month is over!

Here is my version of it! I used Shabby Princess's Kit Festival for the box.

The little flowers are made using other papers in the "Festival" kit. I just cut them out into flowers and the added a little mod podge to them and curled up the edges to resemble flowers. I added a button and a sweet little tag with my initial on it! This is what it looks like when you open it! You can put so many little things in here and it would make a great gift to someone! I hope you've enjoyed my little creation! Now hop on over to the other ladies blogs to check out what else is new with Kelleigh and her amazing designs! One lucky winner will be chosen to win the "Pefect Pumpkin" box just for leaving a comment on Kelleigh's blog!

Here are your other stops: - Kelleigh - Tracy - Julee - Julie - Juli - Christy - Dana - Sunghee - Laura- You are Here! - LuAnn