Two years ago I shared a photo book created for my sons fifth birthday called “10 Things We Love About Casey“. He loved receiving the book and still cherishes it. He is at the age (seven years old) where he is curious … Continue reading
Our youngest child will be turning five next month and we noticed that her bedroom still had babyish decorations on the walls. She’s growing up so quickly (you know… four going on fourteen!) that it was finally time to make some new … Continue reading
Whenever I receive a beautiful handmade card I just can’t be bring myself to toss it in the recycling bin after it has been on display in our home for a few weeks. I add the card to my stash of … Continue reading
Last fall I was asked by a friend to make a baby book for her son and I jumped at the chance to design another photo book. Her son is now five and this wasn’t going to be just a … Continue reading
Every little girl dreams of fairytales, so why not tell her a fairytale story of her very own. Document the magic of your baby girl’s first year in the new photobook, Once Upon A Time. This photobook is perfect for highlighting … Continue reading
Yesterday, the second day of spring, we received a lot of snow. I wouldn’t mind all the snow if it was January or February, but the calendar says it is spring!! I told the kids months ago that the Easter … Continue reading
My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day for two very good reasons. Number one, I worked at a flower shop for many years and that rush of desperate men on February 14 making a bee line for the roses … Continue reading
I have been playing around with Photoshop for years and, prior to my interest in digital scrapbooking, used it mostly for basic editing of our photos. I didn’t really understand how to use the Toolbox and learned from trial and error. I knew how to crop a photo, add text, make a photo black and white, and remove blemishes, but that was about it!
For my birthday last September, my husband gave me a two year subscription to Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine. He thought I should learn how to use the software and then be able to use it for digital scrapbooking. (I currently use the My Digital Studio program from Stampin’ Up and will continue to use it for my photobooks because it is much easier and quicker for me to use.) I have been trying to learn it and the more I learn, the more I realize how complex it is with endless possibilities for your photos and scrapbook page!
In the May/June 2012 issue, there was a tutorial for adding vintage colour to a photo and had the perfect photo for it.
I loved the “After” picture and it worked perfectly with this new kit from One Little Bird called “Little Sprout”. I am using this kit for a baby book and thought the colours were just right for the picture of Robyn.
I hope you all had a great May long weekend!