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Looking back …

best-dayToday I was going through my many thousands of digital photos and ran across the.  se of the boys from 2006.  When we lived in Ohio, we used to go walk through Keehner Park.  Winter was especially fun, when it wasn’t too cold.  Michael used to run off with his younger brother in hot pursuit, exploring and finding things that Mom really didn’t want to know about, and Dad couldn’t wait to see.  Those were some good times.  It’s never too late to scrap photos from years ago …

Papers:  KPertiet Seasons Finest Solids Paper Pack
Frames and Elements from: Studio DD Layer Works No. 322, Studio DD Layer Works No. 692 and KPertiet Kitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 04

Posted in Art Journal Pages

Flowers

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I remember once saying to someone, “All I want to do in life is sing and grow flowers.”  I believe the reply was, “That could be arranged.”  I adore flowers – all types and colors.  I’m working too much now to grow flowers, but I do sing for a living so at least that part of my dream came true.  That was the inspiration for this layout.

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Exploring Photoshop

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I’ve been playing around with Photoshop CC lately, exploring ways to alter photos.  Today, I found a great tutorial for changing a photo to a sketch and then colorizing it in different ways.  The tutoring can be found on PhotoshopEssentials.com.  Very straightforward and detailed explanation.  I expect I will be visiting it quite often.

Paper: NBK Designs Grannys Garden
Texture: NBK Designs Christmastime ABP
WordArt: Family – Taylormade
Frame: NBK Designs Winterblues Out of the Box

Posted in Art Journal Pages

The Joy of Creating

This is the beginning of a new venture … a blog of creating.

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I am not a writer.  In fact, I really don’t enjoy writing.  I prefer to express myself through music.  However, I discovered that I have a gift for photography, design and scrapbooking.  I love to take pictures, alter them and then “decorate” them.  I have belonged to many scrapbook sites over the years and love the comaraderie, inspiration and friendships I have made.

I recently rediscovered digital scrapbooking!  I remember when it started years ago.  The elements and designs weren’t all that great, and I found that I enjoyed touching the papers, elements, letters, etc.  But recently, I had to downsize and simply didn’t have room for a physical stash.  A digital stash, however, is much different.

So today I am beginning my own site where I can create to my heart’s content.  I hope you will enjoy these creations as much as I enjoy making them!

Credits & products used:
NBK Designs Winterblues Rough Brushes, NBK Designs Be Merry Be Bright Styles,
Papers: Angie Young Journalit Paper 1, MD Groot Passion for Paper and Kitty Chen Color Theory RED
Word Art: Courntey Designs Affirmations and Kitty Chen Hang The Alpha
Elements: Kitty Chen Color Theory, MD Groot Passion for Paper, Courtney Designs Clock Making, Courtney Designs Affirmations, Kitty Chen Hearts All Around