Thursday, March 31, 2011

Challenge 2: Peekaboo Family Inspiration Challenge

Challenge 2 is sponsored by and was a fast forward, which we didn't even try to attempt. 

For this challenge we had to select two background papers, one for the very back and another one for the top. We had to resize, tilt, et c., this front paper so that the back paper was visible. We chose one photo for the layout and crop it to 3" by 3" and place this either in the center of the page or somewhat off the center if you choose.

Next we had to use a shape tool to add at least three shapes of any s hape above the top paper layer and then delete these shapes so the bottom layer showed through.  I used a heart shape near the upper left-hand corner of my framed picture.

We had to journal about someone in our family that is an inspiration to you.  Journaling was to be between 25 and 50 words.  Then end up clustering around the photo.
Journaling reads:  My dad influenced me in many ways. He carried half of my genetic makeup and played a huge part of who I became, motivating me to face the world with courage, acted as a support pillar, guided me to stand independent, and was the role model for the man I chose for my husband.

Supplies used:   Cinzia's Hello Spring kit, part of the The Digi files in March, Paisley Press's Adorned kit, an exclusive digital kit created for Tiffany Tillman's 25 days of templates class. 

And the Race is off

The starter pistol fired and we are off and running in ADSR 6.  Challenge 1 was sponsored by Digi Scrap Connect's brand new site.  We were to create a layout listing six fun facts about our family and at least one photo of the family.  I went with a simpler design on this layout.  The papers were from Cinzia's Hello Spring, part of the The Digi files in March, along with grungelle brush from Brandie Valenzuela at

Journaling reads:

Trivial, fun facts about my family:
  1. We've been married over 37 years and have two children, a son and a daughter. They have provided us with five grandchildren, with another one due in June.
  2. Our children all live within two miles of our house and we get together frequently for dinner.
  3. I am the family genealogist. I've been researching both my line and my husband's lineage for almost 25 years. My brother, who passed away 6 years ago, was very interested in my findings and helping me. He started a site for our paternal line and signed all his postings and emails with "Friends and Family Forever." Since his passing, I am carrying on the tradition.
  4. My husband retired one year ago and his hobbies are radios (building them and ham radio) and N-Gauge railroads. He has yet to build  his track, but has a bedroom stacked full of items he has purchased.
  5. We like to go geocaching.
  6. I'm a very picky eater.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tutorial: How to Save Layouts for the Web in Photoshop: Design House Digital

Tutorial: How to Save Layouts for the Web in Photoshop: Design House Digital

Judy and I were discussing how we save our files for the Web this weekend. I just stumbled across this blog entry on How to Save Layouts for the Web in Photoshop from Design House Digital. It is similar to what I do, but still different. To avoid the "image exceeds the size" error message, she resizes it before selecting "save for web."

She goes to Image > Image Size and changes the height and width from 3600 x 3600 to something below 1000 x 1000 and also changes the resolution from 300ppi to 72ppi. When she changes the ppi to 72, the height and width of the image automatically changes to 864 x 864. Check out the tutorial for more information.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Challenge 11 -- Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden

Here is my layout for challenge 11.


* Paislee Press Adorned word art Rejoice
* Papers from Praislee Press Once kit
* Fonts used are Times New Roman and Georgia
* Based on Humnpty Dumpty Template challenge from

Plum Stop! - Polka Dot Plum Forums

Plum Stop! - Polka Dot Plum Forums

This is Challenge # 11. They provided a template they created. The only problem was that everything were all in the bottom corner. So we havw complete freedom on where to place the elements and what to do with them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Challenge 10 -- Inspiration

Judy and I selected supplies we both had for this layout. I created my "half" and sent the flattened JPG to Judy who then created her portion and sent the completed 8x8 layout to me as another JPG. I added the title.

We used the following supplies:

* Font for journaling: Georgia
* Font used for title: Impact with Fanette's A New Day pp_13 clipped to it along with fill and bevel style
* LivE designs Warm Wuv soft hugs blank round tag
* Glitter from Fanette's Romantic Fantasy kit (element10)
* Paper: Fanette's A New Day pp_11
* Fanette A New Day frame elem31
* Fanette A New Day fastener elem33
* Fanette A New Day dangle elem35
* Fanette A New Day flower elem68
* Fanette A New Day ribbon elem12
* Fanette A New Day ric rak elem19
* Fanette A New Day heart elem21