Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sketches Sketches Sketches.... you ever get in a bind...need a card 8x8 layout, 12x12 layout or something else???
I have a great solution. As you all know, "lifting" is very popluar in the paper crafting industry. "Lifting" is taking someone else's basic design or layout, and applying it your own way. You can give two card makers the same design, and they will come up with 2 totally different cards!
I just thought I would share a few of my favorite website's with you. These are all sketch websites. Place you can go for inspiration or for some plain ol' "lifting"!! Page Maps Pencil Lines Scrap Maps (one of my fav's, it does cards too! All sizes!) Got Sketch ( A blog that has alot of neat sketches on it) My Sketch World ( this is also a blog but it has ALOT of good sketches and all sizes too!)
I hope you have found some inspiration in these sites. Book mark them and come back to them as often as needed. They all do update often.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of JULY!!

Im sitting here waiting for my husband to get home (what's new!?) so we can start our 4th of July activities!!
So I thought I would post a few things real quick. This is a card I made for a challenge on You had to use black, orange and white. That was kinda tricky and not do a Halloween card. I am so used to using black/orange for Halloween.

This next little card is another one I did for a challenge on twopeas. You could only use Stamps...stamps only! Wow was that hard! I dont like it at all....but I do like the colors. And it was intresting to test myself on something I dont normally do.

And here is a page from the album I should have done in the next day or so. I am working on a memory album for our Goldie who we just had to put down. I will post the whole album when I am finished.

Have a wonderful 4th all!!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Make It Monday

That is what we are doing today. Ok, tonight..sorry i was way late getting this up.
So you see the words digital scrapbooking and you automatically want to just click on to something else because you have no clue about it and dont' really want to get into it.
That's ok! Not a problem.
I just wanted to share this blogger I found a couple months ago. I like to make my own desktop's. I have made a few in the past. I usually make one for me and one for my mother. Usually like a month to month kinda thing. Well, then I came across this blog site and she has done all the work for me!! The last 2 months have been so busy for me here...i have not had time to get my own desktops I just used her's!
Here is the desktop for July from

It is so cute! I love it. So all you do is go to Shappy Princess' blog site. On the first page you see, you will see a picture of the desktop. Under the picture, it say's Click here to Download. And that is what you click. You are basically just saving it to your computer for future use. It will save it as zipped. That is ok. You can click Open, but I usually Save it. Save it somewhere in your computer where you can find it later.
Now for this next part, you need some sort of phot-editing software. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.
You go into your photo-editing software. Click Open or Open New...find your desktop and open it. Then all you have to do is drop and drag your own photo's in the box's. It really is so simple!! LOL
Save your finished copy to your computer again. Now you can go into Start, Control Panel, Display, Desktop, and browse your computer till you find where you saved your finished desktop!
If you do not have a phot-editing software, you can still use the desktop, you just wont have any pictures in the boxes. Not a big deal! Please email me if you have questions!
Have a great week!!