Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free stuff!!!!

Free stuff... I got free stuff. It's my favorite thing to happen. This free stuff is from the scrap-n-supply shack. I was lucky enough to win one of their challenges with a LO I consider to be a hot mess, but what the heck, they liked it.

Bad photo... argh. I'll learn eventually. I wasn't in the mood for big PSE edits. The sticker pack is very 3-D and made with a sort of felt material. It's all AC and while the patterns are a bit crazy, when used sparingly with the solid colored back sides, I am sure they will make some lovely LOs. All this free stuff is making my no buying challenge easier than I would have expected.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday butt kicking

For 99 pretax dollars I purchased....

Cat in the Hat DVD
Mini crock pot
Memory board game
Chutes and ladders
Woman's winter jacket
2 Car DVD players

I hate to brag but with that purchase the kids and myself are done... just a a little Christmas shopping left! Woo hoo!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Photoshop games

I was playing around with a photoshop tutorial from Noel Culbertson. The essence is curves, soft light the photo, hard light the eyes. I think I took it too far on my first try... skin too light from the curves menu continuing on through the steps which followed and so perhaps it becomes a stylized example of what I was trying to accomplish or learn to accomplish. Tell me what you think.

The left is untouched and the right is perhaps over edited.

52 Sketches #47

This is a picture from my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. I didn't go... but I think the picture is pretty cool. Mostly because it explains the age old question about exactly what Grandma Martha was trying to do with her hair. She had been wearing the style for 50 years in 1993 and she continued to wear it until she passed away. If heaven has an ocean she is probably swimming in it right now.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Testing 1-2-3

What are the chances I have time to really post anything here?

Oh well, various scrap sites seem to want me to post my sCRAP, so just in case the blog is open.

Remember less than a month ago when we were out playing in t-shirts?? Time flies when we are having fun, eh?

I tried some photoshop techniques on this photo. Still have a lot to learn in that regard. Only time will tell if I stick with it long enough to get it really good. After is on the left if you have to ask;)