Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blue Jean Valentine

Well, I did it!  I created another little kit from the January color swatch challenge at Plain Digital Wrapper.  I'm thinking I must have been a crazy woman to have been a designer!  That, or something has happened to my brain in the last 2 years!  Maybe it is just the colors.  Maybe it is because most of my presets that I had have gone missing in my PSE program (couldn't be because I've moved files around)!  Maybe I just need to stick to scrapping, LOL!

Anyway, "if you want it, here it is, come and get it....mmmm, make your mind up fast!"  Sorry!  I had an OLDIES moment!  :D  Click on the preview to go to 4Shared for the download!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy and be blessed!
Blue Jean Valentine by Vicky Day, 17 elements and 8 papers

Monday, January 26, 2015

In a Funk Freebie

Well, well, well!  It has been more than a year since I posted anything on this designing blog!  My, how the time do fly!  :D

I think it has been about 2 years since I actually designed anything with so much of life taking over.  I even quit digi scrapping last year.  But a new year has dawned and I got the itch to do some scrapping.  So, I joined a couple of CT's to break myself back in.  Then I started participating in some challenges and that is what leads to this post today.

Plain Digital Wrapper has a color challenge, I'm thinking monthly.  This month (not sure if it will be the same every month) we were given a color swatch so we could create a mini kit, or you could download Lisa's mini, made from the same swatch, to do a layout.  I chose to do the layout......first.  But the swatch kept calling my name to create something with it.  So, I decided, why not?!

Well, I really had a hard time with it!  The colors are kinda funky to me, so I finally just decided to go that route with the papers and elements.....hence the name, "In a Funk."  That kinda describes my digi scrapping status as well as this little kit.  Anyway, I hope you can get some use out of it.  I just got an idea to do a little Valentine's kit, too!  So, that may or may not happen.  We will see how things go!  Click on the preview for a 4Shared download.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy and be blessed!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Frugal Still Life Photography

I've wanted to "learn" how to take better pictures, from time to time, so when this opportunity availed itself I decided there is no time like the present!  Well, I don't really know anything about camera settings, etc, but I used a couple of the different settings from my "point and shoot" camera, which is what I will be doing, I think, for the most part, with this course!

Cheryl McCain is doing the course, which is now closed to sign-ups.  She is going to have another workshop beginning in March, I believe.  You can read more about it here:

So, without using a "soft box" for lighting, I decided to go with the light that was coming in through the dining room window.  Here's the "pull back" shot showing the dining room table, my blanket I used for the "backdrop" and how the light is entering the photos from the right side.

Here are the shots I took:

The very first one I took, I decided I definitely didn't like the zip loc bag container, LOL!

So, I switched subjects!  :D  I liked Cheryl's idea of the glass jar, so I searched through our game drawer and found this jar of colorful dice (which I got the dice at $$ Tree, btw!).

These first 2 shots were taken using the "party" lighting setting on the camera.  The colors seem to be a little deeper/richer to me.

The rest of these shots were taken using a "food" setting, which spoke more of a "still life" setting.  But, what do I know, LOL!

So, I really don't think I like any of them.  I'm thinking I have LOTS to learn!  What do you think?  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Play 15 by Cilenia Curtis and Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria)

The new Color Play kits are released and on sale for a limited time at Scrap Art Studio!
Here are some of the layouts I did using some of the Color Play kits.

Credits for the top 2 layouts:
Color Play 15 Kit { Breathe } by Cilenia Curtis at Scrap Art Studio

Credits for the bottom 2 layouts:
CP15 Day Dream Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria)at Scrap Art Studio

Monday, October 21, 2013

Harvest Table Collection by b.j. designs

While Jessica and Elisabeth and their families visited us weekend before last, we celebrated a couple of birthdays.....mine, which was on Oct. 8th and Thad's, which will be on Nov. 5th.  When it came time to blow out the candles on the cupcakes, Thad was watching me blow my candle out while Chance was blowing Thad's out!  :D
This is a beautiful collection of hand-drawn elements!
Harvest Table Collection by b.j. designs at Aimee Asher Crafting found in the Boutique here:
Font is Throw My Hands Up in the Air

Previews are below my layout.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Aria

A message for our sweet granddaughter, Hannah.

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria) at Scrap Art Studio found in her shop here:
Font is Bonnie's Hand for the journaling in the bottom.
NOTE:  I "cut up" the word art at the top to "fit" my page better.

A preview of the bundle is below my layout.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Aria

We had such a good time at the Green Dell Farm in Thomasville, NC. Lots of photo opportunities. The weather was perfect, even if a little cloudy! It was actually good that it was cloudy because when the clouds went away, it actually got hot!

Hannah had fun posing in front of this wagon
filled with hay and pumpkins added for the
perfect fall photo!

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria) at Scrap Art Studio in the shop here:
Font is CAC Futura Casual
 Preview of the bundle is below my layout.