Monday, December 31, 2007

Finally.....I got that quick page done!!

NO....I did not conquer GIMP...I gave up and downloaded a trial version of Adobe Photoshop CS2.

I want to thank Rick Evans of Scrapadilly for all his assistance in helping me get started working in the PSCS2. If it hadn't been for him...I would have never figured out how to begin the layout for the quick page!! Thank you so much Rick!!

I found a great tutorial on making quick pages on Misty Cato's site. It made completing the quick page pretty simple. Thanks Misty!!

As soon as I finish some cleaning I desparately need to get to...I will come back and upload a pic of the quick page....My very first ever!! it first ever quick page...simple...yes...but quite usable!!


credits: shiver kit by Jessica Dixon

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Maybe I shouldn't admit this.....but

for two days now, I have been trying to figure out how to make a digital quick page. You know one of the pages where you can just plop a photo in when you find the right one.

Well, I must be quick page challenged because I can't seem to get it right. I am using a free program called GIMP for my scrapbooking endeavors. I have been told it is real similiar to PSE and I have successfully used instructions to do other things such as paper tears....but this quick page is about to cause me to pull out my hair!!

However, I know I will eventually figure it out..but in the mean time...if you can help all means....all help is definitely appreciated!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Gearing Up for 2008!!

As you can see by my new blog header, I am already getting ready for the new year! 2008 is going to be a great year for me!! I just know it is!

Here is my most recent layout. I did this for a challenge on a new least it is new to me called Just For The Scrap Of It!! Really friendly and fun site...check it out.


credits: Lyrics from Thank You by Led Zeppelin; Vintage Heritage kit by Fayth; green flower -September RAK by R. Stall; gold tone flower from Scrapbook Flair and font is A Charming Font Expanded

Blog Header credits: Thank you Scrapbook Flair and designer Debbie & Laura for the paper and elements.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oh Boy...Have I been MIA!!!!

Sorry, I have been gone for so long. Too many things getting in the way. Hopefully things are straightened out now and I will be posting much more regularly.

I had a great Christmas...all things considered. I sure do miss my son and his family who moved to Baumholder, Germany in September. But, I did get to talk to them on Christmas Day and that was a huge help!

Well, I spent the part of Christmas Day at my sister's house...ate lunch with her and then came home and took a long nap! Man was I wiped out.

Here is a layout I did using some of the photos from Christmas Day.


credits: background from Old Fashioned Christmas by Rick Evans; frames by fotosusu; cardboard cluster from Christmas Around the World by D.L. Patterson; and flowers from December RAK by G. Dupus & C.L. Crook