Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Isn't he the sweetest ear of corn you've ever seen?!

We had fun tonight--just made a few stops to the homes of family and friends. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's done!!

The Trick or Treat kit is new in my Etsy shop today. Now I have a new design project that I must finish this week, so it will probably be a little quiet around here (as usual).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

share the love

It's *share the love* week over at The Anderson Crew's blog.

They are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia, and are having a fundraiser. Donations can be exchanged for entries into a fabulous giveaway of five different bundles full of handmade goodness.

I don't know this family and just happened upon their blog via Smile and Wave. …But I do know they love God, and that's what matters. I've already subscribed to their blog, and look forward to hearing more of their adoption story.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photoshop Tip: Fixing Red Eyes

I learned this tip for fixing red eyes during my summer internship in prepress during my college years. This technique works great for me, and I haven't ever had to search for another way.

1. Zoom in on the eye area of your photo.
2. Using the sponge tool, adjust your brush size to the approximate size of the pupils you are trying to fix. (Just a standard, hard round brush is all you need.)
3. Set your flow to about 50% (this may be the default, I'm not sure).
4. Click several times on each pupil until the redness disappears.
5. TA-DAH! No more red eyes!!

How easy is that?! Hope it works as well for you as it does for me.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

so inspiring

LOVE the guest designer over at Studio Calico this month—Kinsey Wilson. I'm so inspired and can't believe she does most of that stitching by hand! She has two fabulous blogs which I suggest you follow for some amazing inspiration. And she is so generous in sharing some of her handstitching techniques.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Almost Finished

I've been working on digital kit for Halloween. I put the patterned papers in my Etsy shop today. Consider this the sneak peek for the full kit.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

We celebrated World Card Making Day today at The Keepsake Element. This is the card I created for everyone to make. It's super simple, and perfect for any teenager. Patterned paper and stamp is by Imaginesce, white paper is Bazzill, and teal is Coredinations. Letters were cut with a Cricut using the Mickey Font cartridge. I used the Basic Grey Precision File Set to distress the edges of the letters, and of course one of my most favorite tools—Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher.