Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wonderful weekend!

After working five Sundays in a row, I finally had a full weekend off.  I crafted, I rearranged (switched out 2 printers with each other) and FINALLY purchased Photoshop Elements.  I have used ACDSee for years and grew very comfortable with it.  It is very easy to do basic photo enhancing, resizing, etc.  It has many powerful tools, just like PSE does.  But.  There are templates and add ons that available for PS and PSE that just aren't there for ACDSee.  Particularly, templates and storyboards for scrapbooking.

My learning curve won't be from ground zero.  I have a very old copy of Photoshop that I have dabbled with for years but I still have a learning curve in front of me.  One, that I noticed right off the bat is that I have no idea how to eliminate curvature in my photos.  See my lovely 12 x 12 layout?  See how it doesn't look square?  Anyone know how to either prevent it or fix it?  I sure don't... but I'll figure it out.  See, another really great thing about PSE... there are tutorials everywhere.

Here's some scrapbooking goodies from this weekend:
Supplies are PTI with a little BoBunny PP for good measure.

Hope your weekend was wonderful, too!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Long time, no see...

No, I didn't loose my crafting mojo.  I lost my blogging mojo.  I just seemed to need to walk away from my blog for a bit.

But, here I am and it is time to get ready for all the holiday cards.  I think most crafters love making cards for the holidays.  The choices are endless, so many stamps and you can go traditional or funky and... it's all good!

Mine tend to be on the more traditional side but I will throw down something "out there" every now and again.  I only make about 40 Christmas cards, 8 Hanukkah cards and a whopping 2 Winter Solstice cards.  Are there any traditional colors for Winter Solstice?  I usually go all out bright and cheerful for the solstice.  Maybe that's just me.

All supplies are PTI except for a few Waltzing Mouse Stamps sentiments that I just love.  Would love to know what you think...