Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time Together

Here is my layout from lesson three of Jessica Sprague's online class for Photo Shop Elements called "Up and Running". I just loved putting this layout together and learn so much from this lesson. I have one more lesson left and then I'm on my own. Who am I kidding I fell in love with this online class that Jessica has that I want to take more. Can't say enough on how it has made a difference with my understanding the PSE program better. It's so worth the time and money that I have put out.

On to an update of the old craft room redo. I have finally finished sorting and organizing my paper, I also finished my stickers, embellishments and ribbons now it's onto paints and ink. I'm almost half way done and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I forgot to mention that about a month ago I went to my local thrift store here in town and I found an old wooden cassette holder for a whopping two dollars. I plan to use that to hold all my ink pads. I haven't decided if I should embellish it or leave as I found it yet but I will take some picture of the room once I'm done and include a picture of that. I can't wait until I'm done with this redo. I know that I will like this set up way better then my last set up because I've taken the time to label everything. What a concept that labeling things would actually make my life easier who would of thunk it??? Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

5 Things I love

Here is a layout that I finished from Jessica Sprague lessons that I have been taken online. I just love this program even more now. There is so much you can do with it the possibilities are endless. PSE + PHOTOS = HAPPY CARRIE! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper

For the longest time I have been looking for classes on Photo Shop Elements and today I have found one. I was surfing the Internet earlier today and stumbled upon Jessica Sprague blog. I was so excited that she was offering on line classes for PSE that I signed up for one of her classes and before I knew I was creating this page below. She makes it sounds so simple to do (and you know what it is thanks to Jessica). I was able to pull of this page within 15 minutes of watching my first lesson. If you are interested in checking out Jessica's blog just clink on my title and you will be directed to her blog.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I call for a do over!

I had such a great day today, took my DH and DD to Choo, Choo Johny's for lunch. DD got a kick out of her food being delivered by a train. Cute restaurant if you have little kids. Then Hubby and me took our daughter to Color Me Mine. A local pottery place. This was the first time my husband did anything like this and he was such a good sport about it. I think he trying to earn Father of the year points with my daughter. My daughter painted a horse, hubby painted a skull and I painted a pumpkin. We get to pick up them on Friday. I will try to remember to take a picture of our creations.

Lately, I've been getting more of an opportunity to scrapbook. It's about time too because I'm so far behind on my scrapping it's not even funny, but I noticed last night when I was scrapping for my DD book I was having trouble finding coordinating papers. So hence my craft room re-do. I spent most of tonight sorting out my card stock and pattern paper and it's not even half way done. (guess I like paper more than I thought). I have to say it looks like a bomb went off in my craft room right now. Last night I spent an hour or so looking for better ways to store my paper and I read a lot of articles on paper systems. I have to say there is so many ways that your head can spin off. At the end of all my research I just decided to use the RAINBOW method (sorting by color then sort by theme). Hopefully that will help with my frustration of finding papers that go together. I was going to take pictures of the steps I will be taking to re-do my craft room and decided I would spare all of you and just post the finish project. I ordered some storage from a couple of my favorite stores last night and I can't wait for them to come in so I can finish this project.

If you have any tips about organizing your craft room I would love to hear them leave me a message. Well it's getting late and the kids have school tomorrow so I am off to dream land thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

I hate to admit it but it's so nice that the kids are back in school. I was able to play in my craft room today. This weekend we are celebrating my hubby's birthday. I made the following cards for him. (It's so hard to design a card for a guy but this was my best attempt). I also made him a little surprise it's a cupcake that holds a gift card. I was surfing the Internet and came across it on Tresa Black's blog. I think it turned out good.