Scrapbooking: Digital Feed

Art Journaling & An Instagram Photo Book

Quick, someone give me a gold star!

I actually finished my art journal swap pages before they were due!!



Change - web
Supplies: PAINT - DecoArt - Pumpkin, Foliage Green, Green Tea, Moon Yellow, Razzle Berry, Desert Turquoise, Dioxazine Purple, Snow White; Golden - Prussian Blue Hue  PENS - Faber Castell PITT pens, White Uniball Signo

I'm having so much fun with this swap!  If you missed my swap page for April, you can go check that out. And you can see ones other's have made by searching the hashtag "#FJSWAP" on Instagram. (Oh, and you can follow me on Instagram here too if you so desire.)


Also, you know how I love making digi-scrapbooks? Well, I had the opportunity to test out the Mosaic app (download it here) and I made a quick video about my experience.  Let me tell you, I've made a few books with other manufactures, and this is by far the easiest & quickest to do!

Now I will say that if you're an avid digi-scrapper and are computer savvy this may not be the app you are looking for to make a detailed photo book.  It's more for the "I have all these photos, I want to make into a quick book, and I only have 5 minuets to do it" type of person. Yes, it's that easy! 

Oh, and did I mention I got it in 3 days?  Yeah, they're quick!!

And sorry Droid users, so far they only have an Apple app.  :(



Sponsor: Mixbooks, DecoArts


Digi-Scrapping: Willow Our Puppy

For those of you who haven't heard, we got a puppy. Totally unplanned, which is SO not us.

We had actually been looking at middle-aged rescue dogs online for a few month and never found the right situation when low and behold we got a phone call from a family member...and the rest was history! ;)

It's funny how she's really not any of the things we were looking for, and yet she is exactly what we needed.  She fits in great with our older dog, and our cat is coming around to liking tolerating her.

She's an Australian Labradoodle in case you're wondering, and she's a "throwback"...which means that she got some of the recessive genes that are "undesirable" in this breed.  Like the face shape, the straighter hair, possum tail, etc.  We think she's cute!

Here's my first scrapbook page I've made.  I used pics from the first couple of days with us. She was so tiny then!

Willow 10 wks
Willow 10 wksSupplies: Digi Kits - Be Cool, Be You by Mye De Leon, Hello, Goodbye by Michelle Godin; Template - Vintage Angles by Amy Martin; Font - Courier





Adobe is giving away a copy of Photoshop Elements 11 to one lucky blog reader....enter to win here!



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Photoshop Elements 11 Software Giveaway

PSE11-boxshot-3in-shadowOk, you all know how much I love using Photoshop Elements, and the newest version is no exception.  You can read my mini-review on it here.  Well, you blog readers are lucky because Adobe wants to giveaway a copy of Photoshop Elements 11 to one random winner!  Happy Holidays from Adobe!!!

To enter to win...comment below with a link to a either a great photo you took or a digital scrapbook page/project you created and I'll randomly pull a winner on Sunday, 12/09/2012 and the winners will be promptly emailed.  An alternate winner(s) will be chosen if winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours. Open to USA residents only.

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Disclaimer: Adobe is providing the prize for this promotion at no cost to me.  Prize fulfillment will be done by Adobe and I will provide them with the winners name, postal address, and email address.  I recieved compensation for this promotion.



Digi-Scrapbooking: Hello Weekend

I downloaded the newest version of Photo Shop Elements 11 last week and so I've been itching to play with it and do some digi-scrapbooking.  

Now, if you haven't upgraded yet don't get too freaked out by the new layout of the program. I do recommend that you download the 30 day free trial of it before buying it though...just in case it's not your cup of tea.  Yes, it does look A LOT different, but everything is still there & (drum roll...) you can now EASILY install actions!  Woo-hoo! I seriously hated the hacking that had to be done to install them in earlier versions.  Check out Jessica's video of some of the changes's a great resource for getting going quickly with version 11 if you're already using previous versions.  Also, you can check out this feature tour video from Adobe.

Ok, now onto my digi-scrap'd page...

We went away to Santa Barbara a couple of weekends ago.  I only had my cell phone with me and so I just took a few photos with it, but the randomness of the photos work well for this layout.

I'm totally loving all the arrows in this kit too! Adorbs!  Oh, and by the way, the awesome template I used for this layout is go over to Megan's blog & grab it!


Supplies: Photoshop Elements 11; Kit: One Little Bird "Possibilities"; Paislee Press "Weekender"; Template: Designs By Megan Turnidge #32; Font: Traveling Typewriter

Sponsor: Adobe