Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Florabella Fun

This past weekend I did a photo shoot for our church. To raise money for our youth church cabin. I got some pictures of my cousin's little girl. She is so pretty, spunky and full of energy!! She was my lighting tester. She had fun poising for me and I really enjoyed taking the pictures of her!! I am gonna use some of the photo's below to show you our special kit from CTMH for " National Scrapbooking Month". The name of the kit is called "You and Me" and it is chalked full of goodies! Here are the photos of her, all are enhanced using Florabella actions and one I used Florabella texture with.
This is the one that I used actions and textures with.. She's such a little cutie!!
Love this one too!!
Lastly this one. I think all the pictures turned out awesome for everyone! This weekend I plan on putting together one of the LO that comes with the "You and Me" kit and use the wonderful pics above. Till then my dear friends!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playing with new Camera and Florabella!!

I just had to show you what I been cooking up... My dear sweet brother got for me!!!! He's the greatest! I was turned on to this absolutely fabulous site for editing pics in PSE or photoshop by Lisa called Florabella!!  It is wonderful for enhancing photos spicing them up a bit or a lot what ever your hearts content.. Here are a few pics of my son that I have taken during a little photo shoot playing with my new camera. These are also going in my next LO so stay tuned on that one!!!
I am having a time picking which one of these 2  for my LO. I know they are close but not the same. I used the Black White Flim on bottom and Black and White Vanilla on top.. These actions are the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok here are the ones using Ruby.. I actually got one of him smiling. This is a challange these days 13 is coming on strong!
no smile!
These photos were taken at my Grandma's barn. I love the texture it adds to the background of the photo. I noticed today that the storms we got last night tore down the doors on the following pics. I was even a bit worried last night we might just get a tornado. Thank the good lord we didn't!!!
Hope you like them! Let me know what you think.. In the mean time I will be working on my next LO... See Ya Soon!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Sorry I haven't posted in a while, time gets away from me before I know it. I just completed a LO using one of my favorite paper packs from CTMH it is called "Magnifique". I love all the blue tones. I also used The "Circle of love" stamp set the goes perfectly with it. It has this wonderful image of a peacock and peacock feathers. Here is the LO and I will explain some exciting sites that I also found to get awesome SVG files that you can use with your Cricket or other cutting devices.

This is pics of my DD. She and I have stuggled with her Bipolar for years. She has grown a lot with learning to deal with it better than when she was little. There were days we would both go to bed crying. But these days it is a lot better. I am so proud of her.. She has good grades and cares a  lot about them being good!!
I think this LO reflects the stormyness in her eyes that she often has. I also used florabella collection with PSE to enhance the pics still kinda new using the actions and textures. Here is a close up of the Left side.

Right side
I used Lisa's vintage seam binding technique. I also got some of the awesome seam binding that she mentions in her tute!! Its called Hug snug and it is wonderful! The Fence and Hinge that I used came from a really awsome site for SVGs here is the link to Dan's site sure you will find some goodies there as well. I don't wanna forget the free SVG site that I found and used to cut out the back ground as well here is the link to the free SVG blog that I have sumbled across.
The title that says "stormy" was CTMH "Irresitibles eclectic die cuts" they come in white with a already embossed back ground that you can color to your hearts content. I colored mine with Pacifica ink at the top and colonial white at the bottom. The colonial white dries slower so I put that down first. Then sponged in the Pacifica down into the white to blend them in together. I think it turned out pretty cool! Here is a close up of the title.
Pretty cool huh!! I also used that same idea on the "behind" in the title. They are sticker letters that was already white. I just sponged a little Pacifica at the top.
The Peacock was way fun to do as well!! It is in the "Circle of love" stamp set along with the feathers! Oh and by the way I am gonna issue my first challange to ya.. Try using Feathers in the place of leaves on your next LO using your flowers!! I have seen a lot of feathers appearing in differnet things and on my little shopping trip to Hobby Lobby got me some of them!!! Oh boy do they have all kinds of cool colors and designs on them!! I went nuts on them big time!! Here is a close up of the flower clusters and the beautiful peacock!!
After I loaded my stamp with the colors using a dobber, I added some cool glitter that my DD just had to have. I told her that it came with a condition.. That I could use it too!! I put a few color sparkles that we have at CTMH in various places on it as well. Can't forget the Prima bling also Love, Love, Love Prima!!
And of course my "Nurses Rose" just fit right in perfectly. Here is the link to the tute.

The eyes behind the word Beautiful is also My DD's. I used photo shop to cut that section out of a picture and also enhanced it to kinda look as though her eyes are coming out of clouds. Then made a tag to complete the title. I think it looks kinda cool!

Well thats it for now! Hope you like it!! Please leave me a comment and let me know what ya think!! See ya soon!!!!!