Friday, August 31, 2012

Bowling Revisited

Until one day last week I had not bowled since I was in my early twenties.  I always loved to bowl, but just had never had the opportunity and had thought little about it in the ensuing years.  Enter three grandsons and a week long trip to visit them.  They love to bowl; even the 4 year old.  So Nana and Papa took them bowling.  What fun we had! 

As well as bowling (I got a few strikes...they now have bumpers they install at request to keep the balls from going into the gutters....keeps the kiddie frustration it was a bit easier)
I also wielded my point and shoot camera and got a few keepers.

Ta Da!

Thanks to Tracy Martin Designs and The Daily Digi for the kit, Dream. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Keep in Touch arrives at Hummies' World

Lee Benkers Designs just introduced her new kit, Keep in Touch, into her store at Hummies' World.
Go take a look, it is lovely.

Here are the layouts I made using the kit:

Several other CT's made some great layouts, too.  They are shown with the kit.

Imagination Rules

Griff is nothing, if not imaginative.  And his toys never live up to his expectation of them.  Reminds me of a little girl I once knew who is now all grown up and married.  She wanted Barbie to actually work out in the Barbie gym.   Ah, memories.....

Thanks to Jen Martakis for the papers and elements.  Alpha is from TDD_Everyday_awolff

Let's Hear it for the Girl

Collected more photos of Teaghan on our visit with them.  She is as cuddly and sweet as she looks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inspiration from Hummies' World

Hummies' World is a wonderful digi scrap blog/store/fun place to hang out.  She just put out a wonderful e-Book full of inspirational layout using the kits available in her store.  Some of the layouts are mine! (I am a CT for two of her talented designers in the Boomerang Store)

Go take a look and enjoy.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Steel and Glass Reflections

This was for a quote challenge at Hummies' World.  Kit used is SpringLove by Lee Benkers, photo mask courtesy of Coffeeshop Blog.

Organizing Solved

I just got Windows 7 and it will not allow my file of digis to be open beside PSE.  I pull in a flower to PSE and when I click in PSE window to place the flower, the digi file disappears to the tray and I have to pull it up again.  Frustrating.
I recently read an article on The Daily Digi by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (I think that is right) and she makes a tiff drag sheet of a kit.  Then she can split the individual pieces up into general files. I am doing this and it is great.  I have the layered, or tiff, file open in PSE and can see everything all at once. 
Now, making this drag sheet was not the easiest thing at first; I have tried several different workflows and finally had an ‘aha’ moment and this is how I do it:
a.  open the elements folder of a kit, do CTRL A and drag them all into the PSE workspace, including the preview.
b. open a new file and make it 12”x12” and name it” Kit name_elements”  and save it as a layered file
c. drag the preview onto the new file and drag it to fill the page.
d. from the tray, drag each element onto the new file and place (and size) it over the preview.
e. do the papers the same way, pulling each onto a new file named kit papers.  Once they are all placed in the file, drag them individually so that a sliver of each shows.
f.  now you can save these two tiff files in the kit folder.  You can leave the individual files in the folder, delete them, or drag each one to general files, such as flowers, papers, frames.
g.  now you have two options:  make a page entirely from a kit or troll through your general files and build a LO with what strikes your fancy. 
charming cardstock copycharming elements
you can find this kit here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Joined Another CT

I applied and joined another Creative Team; this one is for an established designer, whose work I love.  Jen Martakis Designs.  Her "button" is in the right panel at the top.  She has lots of creative team members and I am honored to be included.  She just released a new kit called Happy, that you can find here at Hummies' World.  I could not wait to use the kit, and grabbed a cute pic of my grandson Sawyer:

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


We should be seeing our favorite sunset Friday night.  This is an older photo of our sunset; we have taken photos of this sunset for many years from our deck on Panama City Beach.  I received a mini kit from Hummies World, her part of a blog train, and found this photo and thought the two went together perfectly.