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The Time to Fly

I joined an ATC swap that is due in a couple of weeks. The theme is Time and this is what I came up with. This is not exactly how I originally thought it would be, but I think I actually like it. I haven't done much creatively and definitely no stamping in quite a while. Figured that an ATC was a good way to dip my toes back into creating.

This is only the 2nd ATC I have ever made and I hope all the girls at the Cottage like it.

Supplies: Paper - SU Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Stamps - Rubber Stampede Nostalgic Pocket Watch, Karen Foster Snap
Misc - Feathers (bought at Michaels), Ranger Glossy Accents (for the watch crystal)
Corner Punch

Another Layout

For our midweek assignment the last week of Up & Running with Photoshop Jessica gave us instructions on how to take 3 photos and turn them in to a Trapezoid Photo Block. This is so cool! This definitely helps to keep pages looking all alike. You know when your kids play sports you feel the need to photograph every game or event; at least I do anyway and eventually all the pages seem to look alike so this is a great alternative to the standard every day page.

Supplies: Jessica Sprague - Festa, Shabby Princess -
Holiday Sampler, Katie Pertiet - Date Journaler
Fonts Used: Impact & Century Gothic

Up & Running Week 4

Here is the layout for week 4 of Jessica Sprague's Up & Running with Photoshop class.

When trying to pick a photo for this layout this particular photo just screamed for me. I even had to pull it out of the scrapbook it was already in to use and because it was a Polaroid I had to scan it. I looked & looked through all my digital photos and none of them seemed right.

DH and I were married by a justice of the peace and this is the only photo I have from that day. Being a Polaroid it is already showing signs of deterioration so I was glad to have a reason to scan it. Of course now I have an empty spot in that album.

I have one more layout from the class to share, but will have to add it later when I have a little more time.

Name Tag

I figured I better come on here and make some kind of post since it has been awhile. I have seen this on quite a few other blogs so thought I would add it on here since I don't have anything else to post right now.1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Smoky Dakota
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) - Vanilla Oatmeal3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) SELS4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Blue Doberman
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Melissa Greenville
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Elswsu7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) - ThePink Mountain Dew
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) - Carl Hamilton
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) - Chanel Mounds

I learned something today!

I suck at dictation!!! I am working on my MT course & today I had to do my first dictation. The punctuation was kicking my butt. I didn't have a lot of misspelled words, but man did I have a lot of incorrect punctuation. How on earth did I ever manage to graduate from high school?!?!

Luckily I don't have to turn this one in to my instructor. I need to try again tomorrow and redo it and see if I can do any better the second time. We are given 3 tries to make an 86% on our test. I hope that I don't have to use all 3 attempts, but we'll see.

Week 3 Digital Scrapping Class

Here is the layout I did for week 3 of Jessica's Up & Running with Photoshop class. I have taken other digital scrapping class online & with each class I am learning more & more. I hope to be able to take Jessica's intermediate class in October.

I started traditional (paper) scrapping in 1995 and continued with it until about 3 years ago. I enjoyed paper scrapping I just didn't enjoy the mess it made and I always stressed about cutting the papers and then not liking the layout. It just seemed like such a waste of paper.

I decided a couple of years ago to try digital scrapping, but didn't really get serious about it until this year. I love the undo key. I love that if I "cut" a piece of paper and I don't like it I can just delete if from my layout & I haven't wasted anything. And NO MESS!

I still make a mess when I make cards though. I guess that is why I'm not missing paper scrapping, because I still get to play with papers…