Thursday, July 30, 2009

MME - Boo to You

ok here is another favourite - as you all know Halloween is my fav holiday i just love everything about it and i especially love this new collection by My Minds Eye
Visit their blog for all the latest MME news

how cute is this ribbon card

CHA Summer 09 - Peeks

Well CHA is here again and wow i am so loving all the new products being released

here is one of my favs so far

how cute are these felties

if you too would like to see what we have to look forward to check out Craft Critique they are giving great coverage of all that is new and exciting.

also for lovers of the Slice check out the new slice cartridge released to go with the new pink slice

Monday, July 20, 2009

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 13

Collage + Brush

i love these photos of Taylah and her friend Georgie playing around for the camera in the backyard

... well as my class with Jessica Sprague comes to an end, i 100% recommend doing one of Jessica's classes, Jessica's classes are easy to understand and you can stop them as you go, helping to understand photshop. I have totally enjoy the whole process and finally i can use photoshop. I have signed up for 2 more classes, so look forward to more photos ....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 12


i have always wanted to know how to make one of these - so so easy when Jessica show you how!


Look what Making Memories is releasing at CHA next week!!!

I am so glad i put off buying a slice as now i can buy a PINK one !!!! - doing a happy dance here - look how pretty it is....

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 11

Selective/Spot Recoloring
original photo

photo after selective spot recoloring

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 10

Project Start-to-Finish

before photo

photo after all applications have been done

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 9

Edge Burn

before photo

photo after adding edge burn, mask, and text

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 8


before photo

photo after adding type, a frame and texture to the photo - i need to work on Brayden's face the texture makes his face look dirty :)

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 6

TTV & Mega-Challenge

before photo

photo after applying TTV tecnhiques to photo and adding House of 3 brushes and word art

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 5


Cherry Blossoms Before

Cherry Blossoms after adding Lost & Taken & Jessica Sprague textures

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 4

Clipping Masks
Original Photo

after adding mask and adjusting colour

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 3

Create a Vintage, Hand-Tinted Look

original photo

photo after hand tinting

Project 2: Frame + Brush + Hand-tint
i have added Jessica's 5x7 rounded frame and also brush stars to my hand tinted photo

i am loving this look and oh so easy

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 2

Photoshop Brushes

I have also added a frame using the lesson from Day 1

this is my gorgeous nephew Daniel, how cool is that face painting!

all brushes and frames used in this class are from House of 3 - the link is in the side bar

also if you are interested in doing one of Jessica's classes there is also a link in the side bar.

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 1

Ok so i am a week behind in my class with Jessica Sprague but better late then never.

I had to update my photoshop from CS to CS3 as I couldn't load it onto my old computer. ( i am so loving my new computer it actually works with photoshop open!)

...anyway here is my photo for Day 1

Jessica's class videos are fantastic, so easy to follow and you can stop them as you go.

Well i am off to start day 2

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Only 2 more Sleeps

before we go to see my favourite wizards and witches.

This is the first time we have missed out going to the first session on opening day, but worth it as we are going to see it Gold Class - i get a Mother of the year award as i have given my kids the day off school for the release of every HP movie (this year though A&B are still on holidays, so it is only T getting a day off)
We are all so excited as we have had to wait an extra 6 months for the release of this movie -i have reread the book in preparation, actually i reread it last year and then they delayed the release!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


The President of Provo Craft is trying desperately to help recover stolen prototypes of the new "Gypsy", an accessory for use with the Cricut.

Won't you help Provo Craft keep a lookout of the rogue crafters who have thoughtlessly swiped these products, intended only for legal use after their official release in the fall?

Provo Craft has not only released the statement below, they have hired a vicious looking bounty hunter to help track down the missing Gypsy's. Meet Donny K...

Friends of Provo Craft,
This is an exciting and troubling time for us here at Provo Craft. Exciting because we're on the verge of releasing a new revolutionary product named Gypsy. Troubling because all of our prototypes have fallen into the hands of rogue crafters who refuse to give them back. That's why we've hired Donnie K. the bounty hunter to get them back. We've set up a website so you can help. If you know of anyone with a mysterious new handheld crafting device that plugs into their Cricut, or if you just want to join in on the chase, go to Thanks in advance for your help.

~Jim Thorton President/CEO Provo Craft

for more on this breaking story go to Craft Critique

Mum Banner

I created this Mum banner using a MM chipboard heart for Mother's Day

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blog Inspiration - Tussie Mussie

I have been trying to catch up with all my blogs and while doing so came across this on Davinie's Blog "My Little Piece of that Azure Sky" - Thank you Davinie for sharing this tutorial.

I loved it so much that i pretty much lifted it completely just changing the papers.
I have used Bo Bunny Alissa papers as they were still sitting on my desk.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Ashleigh is off to a masquerade party on the weekend - here is the mask i made for her

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look!

This weekend Tattered Angels, the makers of the incredible Glimmer Mist is running a competition to celebrate their new look!
Its easy...
All you have to do is post a picture of their new bottles and the phrase, Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look!
Email your link to and your name will be placed into the draw for a six packed of the brand new, never released WINTER 2009 colours. These are not even on the market yet so you could be the first in the world to have these!!!!

Mini Albums

I made these mini albums using my nestabilities, basic grey urban prairie patterned papers & stickers and buzz and bloom & a2z chipboard.
I cut all the cardstock, patterned paper and photos using my nestabilites.

Both books give a snap shot of the girls lives in 2008 - Ashleigh's trip to Japan with her school and Taylah's highlights each month