Another bumper month, and not much blogging Im afraid ... Im so sorry I am SO terrible lately at being attentive to my little blog. For those of you who still pop over here, thank-you for your loyalty and little bits of love you leave me, I appreciate and read each and every comment.
So firstly .... drumroll, an exciting FREE magazine has just been launched, and the editor Frank Garcia, contacted me and asked if I would be the magazines first featured artist!!!! How could a girl say no !!! Frank has this amazing vision for the industry, not to mention he is MEGA talented himself, and I have developed a really sweet friendship with him, through working with him on this issue. Go over and check out Frank's gorgeous projects ...... you won't be dissapointed.
So the magazine is called .....
and this is what the first issue looked like ....
So you want this magazine sent electronically to you each month .... FREE of charge ???? How could you not hey ??? ..... just follow the following instructions and its all yours .....
1. Go to the magazine site:https://issuu.com/thepaperhaus/docs/paperhaus_magazine_fall_2012
2. Click on DOWNLOAD
3. Transfer the file to iTunes.
4. Sync with your iPad!
This month's project was "Back to School", and I thought a layout of my next
and last little schoolgirl was appropriate. Time seems to race by, and they grow up quicker than you can blink an eye !!!! I decided to record my youngest daughter’s journey into school, using the gorgeous Spring Jubilee line, with all its vibrant colors and sweet motifs.
I had the idea of using an image of student’s books and a teacher’s apple right from the beginning – I just needed to find the right image to use. Searching the web, I came accross this clip art image, and decided to fill in the colors using the Spring Jubilee Patterned Papers. It really is so easy to do.
Once you have decided on your image, open up your editing software and desaturate your image in photoshop, taking the opacity to about 10%. Then print out two copies of the image. The first copy you number all the parts of the image and cut them all out separately. For example, the apple is 1, leaf 2, core is 3 etc. The second copy you are going to use as a guide as to where to adhere all your different numbered parts.
Once all the different parts are cut out, decide on what pattern paper colors you want to use on each section of the image, and glue that piece to the BACK of the patterned paper. Remember to write the number again on the back once you have adhered it to the Patterned Paper, it so you know where to stick in down.
Just continue with this process to the entire image of Copy 2 is covered. It’s that easy !!!!
We celebrated Melissa's 50th Birthday just recently, and if you don't know not too long ago, Melissa used to dread getting older. But since fighting through her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis in 2007, she has been reminded what a gift life is. And now, every additional year represents more opportunities to live life to the fullesst !! So happy happy Birthday Melissa ... you are such a beautiful person and Im sure you have another 50 birthdays to celebrate yet !!
My August layout for the MF blog, this project features the C'est la Vie collection which makes a feminine backdrop for my photo of Madi.
Still have a couple of CHA layouts that haven't been shared yet, but I can now show you my Romance Novel layout I created for CHA. Lots of gorgeous flowers, and texture on this one ....
So that's it ... another bumper edition of projects for August.
Stay safe and happy always.