Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Cuban Grandmother

Designed by myself for a challenge, I thought this photo was perfect to try out my new kit from Designer Digitals:  Filmed Overlays #4 by Katie Pertiet.  It is a film slide overlay.  My intent was to capture the love between my Daughter and her Grandmother.  This photo was taken with a Nikon D50 Camera at shutter speed 1/200 and F10, 60mm lens. I created this layout in Photoshop CS4 and used several techniques to create the "film" look of an old slide to the photo.  If you would like more information, feel free to email me.  Thank you for stopping by.  (you can click on the layout to see it up close)
the layout

the photograph used

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Party Girls!!!!!

When I found this photo today I almost died laughing.  I cannot believe I have been 10 years or more planning parties for my kids!  It's my pleasure and joy to create exciting parties full of imagination and creativity.  My children are so well adjusted, I just know that my own heart is filled with a sense of accomplishment with this aspect of my life!  Thank you Lord for this gift.....amen.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lucky - Email challenge from Designer Digitals

I want to tell you that Designer Digitals is a website based around the digital design and implementation of scrapbooking with computer software.  If it were not for them, I would not have pushed myself into learning Photoshop CS4.  I was completely taken aback when I stumbled upon their site.  They taught me that you can buy, create and submit to their site.  You have a lot of discussion places and learning areas to help you with your software.  A lot of the people that post here are also great photographers!  So, as far as help, you can get it.  Here is my layout for this week's challenge.  The items that were included in the challenge were the flower stem (the stem is in black, you have to figure out how to color it) and taped frame around the photo. I have to say that the effect of colorizing a PNG file is cool.  I really wanted to let the layout and photo speak for themselves that is why I didn't journal.  If I decide I need to say something, hey, no problem, just add it in Photoshop!  Thanx for looking, feel free to post if you would like.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Inspired By Nature - Challenge (March)

Over at the Scrappy Chic Cafe, I've been asked to set up a challenge.  Whoo hoo! This challenge is about nature and how a simple photograph can be an inspiration.  The reason I chose this photograph is for it's composition.  I've illustrated it in my drawing.  As well, I've provided a layout that represents why one photograph can be powerful a message by creating movement throughout a layout.  Enjoy and thank you for looking.  You are welcome to join in the challenge, you will first need to register and become a member of the Scrappy Chic Cafe.  It is a free online scrapbook site that I am in loooove with!  Won't you join me?
The photo that inspired me.

Graphic layout representing the photo that inspired the composition.

12" x 12" scrapbook layout

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Always Believe In Miracles

Believe in your heart that something wonderful
is about to happen.
Love your life.  Believe in your powers, your 
potential and your own goodness.
Wake every morning with the awe of just
being alive.  Discover in each day the
magnificent, awesome beauty of the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself,
and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own special being.
Amaze yourself and arouse those around you
to the potential of each new day.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect;
this is the essence of your humanity.
Let those who love you help.
Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of each new day,
For today is all we truly have.
Live this day like it were your last.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all possibilities.
Always believe in Miracles.
Virgin Mary
The Grotto
St. Paul of the Cross Church
North Palm Beach, Florida