Thursday, December 22, 2011

Scraps of Darkness December "WINTERS EVE" Reveal Kit

Yes last THURSDAY THE 15TH was reveal day.
Guess what I'm a week behind.
However it's not too late for you to see the new kit for December:

Bo Bunny's ENCHANTED LINE is featured.
Head on over to Scraps of Darkness and see for yourself the awesomeness of this month's kit.
I forgot to add... Just look at the KIT CONTENTS:

Kit Ingredients:

*5 double sided papers from Bo Bunny's Enchanted collection, 2 double
sided papers from Glitz Design's Beautiful Dreamer collection, and 2 double 
sided and 1 single sided paper from Christine Adolph for Creative 
Imaginations' Winter Song collection
*Enchanted Die Cut Chipboard by Bo Bunny
*Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes
*Kaisercraft Tiny Alphabet
*Basic Grey Little Black Dress Metal Flowers
*Prima Pearl Flourish
*Petaloo Mini Magnolias
*Basic Grey Bling It On Rub Ons
*Webster's Pages Winter Fairy Tales Dazzle Me Gems
*Webster's Pages Pearl Sparklers (5)
*8 punched snowflakes
*18" black lace
*A fabulous new sketch by Suepup, created just for our Winter's Eve kit

Also while your reading blogs check out Scraps of Darkness's blog :
You absolutely must see what the Design Team has created this month.

Happy Scrappn!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Groovy Kind of Love

loved playing with the kit and this sketch.

yes this is Simon our pug.. first puppy... he now lives with another family. We miss you Simon. It was puppy love for sure.

Here's the final product and when I have time I will give you closeups!
I need to sleep. I got double duty til Sunday!

Thanks for looking and comments.

Simon the pug!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Week 2 for the Online Class

I really like her method of turning a photo black and white. I used my Channel Mixer layer. Cool!

So here's the before ..

and here's the after:

I guess you can't tell it so well but I singled out her eyes. Now I have a layout down below of my son .. licking the snow and I made his tongue pink. so I might go back and work on that photo.

Guess what if you don't flatten the image it makes a difference! duh so here is the image FLATTENED!

Hmmmm hopefully it shows this time. but I think I need something  a bit more vibrant.

Thanks for looking!

Taking an Online Photo Class

Well I thought ya know I really want help learning how to process my pictures better so  I signed up for a class thru BIG PICTURE CLASSES. I saved up for a class titled PHOTO FINISH  by Elisha Snow.
Now I signed up and got my first week but was daunted by the first pdf which I shouldn't have been. She breaks this down for Photoshop Elements and regular Photoshop. I have CS4 and did go out and buy a copy of Elements 10 SINCE IT WAS ON SALE. However for now I am going with what is installed.
So I am practicing on my favorite subject.. my son: Here he is with our FIRST PUPPY .. a Pug named SIMON. Hey he chose it! We miss you Simon.!
Ok just by doing the week 1 handout.. and following her super easy instructions wow.. look what I did to this photo! I"m tickled pink. I am going to practicing also shooting with my camera in the RAW MODE! Check it out below!


wow... reading sure helps.. and  I got over my intimidation and practiced.

Thanks Elisha!

 Well I just learned about ACTIONS .. and I downloaded something free.. and wow .. it did most of the work for me. how cool!

~Scraps of Darkness~ Live - Nov RR Entry

Yep.. Round Robin time again over at Scraps of Darkness
I'm so excited.. I got to use my new DUSTY ATTIC .. that I bought here!!
I am also still using the lovvvvvely butterflies  and gears that I won from Renea's awesome site  My Glitter Coated Life.
I also used a new stamp set from KINDERSTAMPO called Grungy Inspiration.

I got my hands on a Zutter finally .. boy it sure worked faster than me doing it by hand.. it was a little louder than  I expected and I had orange paper flying hahahhahahhaha but I realllllllly like it.
I love love that I got to use my Dusty Attic. Well worth the wait! 
It was my son's idea to paint that one piece black that is at the corner of my nephew's picture. I love getting his opinion and including him as much as possible.

My brother, Ariel, took this picture of our nephew while at the park. He was having a good time with this other kid. I love how red it is. He was on an adventure for sure!

Here comes the close ups:

Grungy Inspiration Stamp from KinderStampo!

Renea's lovely treasures, and my DA Gear yippeee

yes I used the new MINI IRON  FOR THE IROCK and my DA hinge!

The black painted DA chippie love it and my stitching!
Live : The final product
I forgot to mention I used my SEW EASY AGAIN.. for the stitching at the top. Still getting the hang of it.  oh oh and I used my new CRICUT ORNAMENTAL IRON 2.. I want to cut and cut! Love it.

Thanks for looking and make sure to check out all the links. Love your comments if you got the time.
Happy Scrappn!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Adventure.... yesterday... 12 -6- 11

The day starts off... with....

1 - Go to to start the car -- won't start. Neighbor Marcos is there talking to the owner of the land there. Owner drives off and Marcos goes inside.  Now his truck is running but I see that a relative of his is leaving in the truck. So I huff  and puff and go inside to call my dad. He mentioned something about cleaning the battery.. head thingys.. so I get out an old tooth brush and start scrubbing. (insert bleeps whereever  you want because they sure did apply!) oh and did I MENTION IT WAS BLEEPING SLEETING! .. so I get the hood up and the jumper cables out. while waiting for dad.. and Marcos comes back out. He opens his shed.. and comes over and just starts helping me.. I told him I called my dad but he continues.. which I am grateful. .. He had me plug up this device via some extension chord into my house.. and started charging my battery.  Then his truck arrived back and he had her come on over and pull up to my car. and after a few tries my car starts. I have called and left a message with my coworker since she would be in the office alone and sent her texts to keep her updated.

Finally Dad and mom show up.
They talk me into going to Autozone to test the battery. I am so glad that I listened!  I didn't want to be any more late for work but... I didn't want to get stranded at work either and use those jumper cables again.
So we go. He(Autozone man) tests. Dead cell.

Dad was gonna show me how to do a rolling start. However I always use my ebrake and he didnt realize. DID I MENTION ITS SNOWING NOW.
So I can't push the car cuz I didnt know he had the ebrake still on and I say hey mom help me out. So then I push down hard and mom jerks and I'm like what happened. [u][b]SHE PUT HER HAND IN THE CAR. I ALMOST CHOPPED OFF MY MOM'S FINGER![/b][/u] .She was fine and got it out in time. Wow ... was not happy to almost have hurt my mom!

We get it going and head on over to O'Reillys..because this is where I bought my battery last time. He asked when did I have it replaced and I was like ooooooooooooooh mayyyyyyyyybe a year ago a little over... so he looks me up.. it was  [b]JUNE OF 2007!!! [/b]
well  didn't we all just have a good laugh.. I told them I live in my own time.. like Twilight Zone. hahahhaha Ya know some levity for the situation.
Cool thing about it was ... back in 07 I bought it for $59 bucks w/Warranty.. .so because I had that I DID NOT have to pay $119 .. only had to pay $74.  That battery lasted a while. I was glad.

Left there.. oh yeah I'm on my way to work.. and I see I need gas but keep going.

Fast forward to the end of the day.. I'm racing to Sam's club for my gas and then down the road to American Tire and wheel.. it's 4:50 pm. They close at 5 pm. Now I have to go to them for the nitrogen for my tires I don't use normal air. They locked the door on me . wow.. can you imagine the words coming out of my mouth!

I just leave and race across town to this place to do my oil job... thinking I want to try someplace new and not walmart.  THEY SHUT OFF THE LIGHTS.   BUT.. the guy came out and said sorry we are closed and was real nice. Ok I'm calm... whatever's gonna happen will happen.

Make it to the Winery to work in the wedding gift... which is NOT my first attempt at making this present for them.... I 'm like 55 minutes . .trying to get the printer to like the ink... let the printer talk to the computer.. whatever I was really happy that the lady there , Casey , did not give up. Whew a break. Thank you God.

Then off to Walmart for the oil change.. at 6:10 ... now their sign says 7 pm so I was more than ready for a fight! Luckily.. no problem. I bought  2 MORE CLEAR BACKPACKS FOR MY SON... there were only 5 left.. I might need to go back and buy them. Went home to a loving son.....

who was waiting for me to watch...  CHINESE MOVIE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES... really ... ok .. going with the flow.

but does it end there... ya see I stopped off to see my sister... she said hey you wanna say hi to Bobby and I was like nah if he's sick I dont want to catch it. 2:30 am. He's dead.

So no scrapping was done last night.. let's see what happens today!

Thanks for reading.. . a day in the life...