Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Some odds n ends

Well, its pretty snowy here today and a good day for me to add another post. One of the classes, Inky Doodles ( is over and I was sure sad to know there aren't going to be any more. I am still doing the journalling one but that will last all year (Got Glue, Celebrations). The third class I have been taking is a do it at your own pace called Learn Digital Scrapbooking class- Photoshop Elements 6-10 ( I have to tell you, I thought the last one a bit pricey but then again I didn't know how utterly comprehensive it was!! As most of you know, I recently bought a Mac and am learning how to use it. I have learned so many things in this class that just pertain to about anything I would do on my computer. Also have been struggling with the Photoshop and now its going so quickly and is lots of fun, actually!! If I hadn't been such a tightwad about this last class, I would be racing along by now - I am doing pretty good and have so many lessons ahead of me. I also found that there are classes for different versions of photoshop. Guess they changed the way the screen looks, so this gal also had classes using your screen version. I know that if I ever want to really know how to do something, I will check their site for a class before I do anything else!
I have a couple of photos of journal pages that I made from my last class of Inky Doodles.
I loved how this one came out - The page is in a pink smash book and I added some colored doodling to what was already there and some stickles (of course) to the rainbow. The little girls are paper pieced completely except for the arms and legs. I would never in a million years have thought of this or how to do it. So cute and so much fun!!
This one was done over a background that I used Dylusions sprays over stencils. I have learned that you can make anything into a stencil! I drew her from step by step instructions and colored her with colored pencils (fairly new to me). I stickled under her feet a little and the butterfly (sprayed on). This was a true amazement that I could draw something so cute!
Jennifer McGuire showed this on her blog. You find one of your stamps that has a fairly large stamping surface and stamp each of your inks onto card stock. I cut mine into 3 x 3 pieces mainly to accommodate the size of the stamp I chose to use.  The color is first with the brand in script underneath and all the way to the right is the type of ink. I made a little box and the red is ribbon I used to contain the cards in case I drop the box! I didn't want to mess with a lid as I am hoping to get more use out of some of my inks. I liked this idea a lot and found myself with time to do it. I didn't know I had such a cool stamp either!! It is just an ink blob and is clear. I haven't got any idea how long I have had it but I know I never used it before. I wasn't very fussy about how good the image came out. I did find out that a couple of my ink pads are close to either throwing out or buying a reinker. Just above the ink color, I stamped a little heart if I own the reinker for his particular ink. Of course I would take a photo of one that I do not have the reinker for.  I arranged my cards by color after I stamped them all. Didn't realize how very many I had. I do own lots of Tim Holtz' s distress inks and also didn't realize on some of them what a solid color would look like. I usually just use the foam inking tool to apply them. Some of those colors are phenomenal when used with a solid stamp! Jennifer punched a hole in each card and put them on a ring. I like the little box idea better for me. I have found that I don't tend to look through things on a ring.
Stick around, I have lots of March birthdays coming up. I also need to take some time and get going on Operation Write Home cards. I think this time, I will make several alike at the same time so I end up with more cards to send. Hugs to you all, I hope you enjoyed today's post. Barb F

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