Thursday, January 15, 2015

Art is Good

Art is good.  It also occupies grandchildren at Thanksgiving!  Photo by Poppi.  Layout by Nana.

This layout was inspired by a Recipe Challenge over at Pixel Scrapper.  We had to include a Word Art and when I spotted making my mark from WordArtWorld in my stash, I knew it was perfect for this photo.  I jazzed up all the paint with bevels in PSE.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I moved my computer upstairs to a cubby hole room in the new house.  It has two loooong walls for me to hang creations without Larry rolling his eyes.  Here is the first one.  From the kit Don't Blink by LJS Designs from the January 2015 Digi Files.

Monday, January 12, 2015


I have been recycling glass to use for leftovers, yogurt containers for rubberbands and acrylic paint palettes, picture frames from Goodwill for my own art.  Recycling is a way of life anymore.  Why not take that a step further and recycle digital scrapbook pages?  If they are saved in layers, it is so easy.  I heard one digi scrapper say there is no point in inventing the wheel over and over.

Creating brand new digital pages is fun and exciting, but time consuming and can be overwhelming.  After over 5 years of collecting digi supplies, my choices are just too much and I am sure lots of really amazing goodies are completely buried in my computer files, no matter how I try to organize them.

Today, after sitting at my computer and shuffling files around, I randomly opened a 2013 folder of my layered layouts.  One caught my eye, so I opened it and replaced the photo.  Tweaked and added a new title and had a brand new layout for the 2014 book with a photo of Griff and Ella that is precious and now remembered.

So, even if you are not feeling very creative (me), you can go back and reuse the brilliant layouts you might have made in the past.  Just remember....always save a layered copy or this will NOT work.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Color & Challenges

I follow a blog called The Color Sisters.  Every month they post a new color palette and I decided to start the new year with that for a layout challenge. This is what I had to work with.

This gave me good practice for practicing the PSE change color menu.  It is not so easy and sometimes does not work, but it was a good morning challenge for me.

The photo is one taken at my daughter's.  She lives on the Florida coast.