Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Project LIfe layouts

Project Life is now being sold digitally at a new site called  The new baby sets are availabe there - even before they are available in paper by Amazon, which is awesome.  PL giving some love to the digi-community!  Go check out the new site, I will be watching for the
Olive set, which should be coming soon!  Also, Jessica Sprague is teaching a beginning digi PL class to start in January!  If you've ever wanted to do this, now is the time to learn!  You can purchase the class now (what a nice gift to yourself and your family) at

Credits:  Becky Higgins PL templates, Turquoise kit, Clementine kit, Artwhse wordart.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Blending & Beyond Booster Class

I recently took another great class from the amazing Jana Morton.  I have taken two of her classes in the past, and really liked them.  She specializes in blended type layouts and images, which are maybe a bit more artful, and for me don't require much in the form of embellishments.  I love these types of layouts, and have found that most designers include products that lend well to this type of approach.  Probably the greatest thing about a blended layout is that your photo can be less than stellar.  If the focus or exposure or contrast isn't exactly perfect- no worries, you'll never know because of the
different blending modes you use in Photoshop. Of course I still love my PL layouts, and scrapping with the amazing kits by various designers, but I do like this look too.  So many styles, so little time... You can check out Jana at

Full product credits can be found in my gallery at

Monday, December 3, 2012

Merry and Bright.....

is how I feel when I take photos using my 50mm f1/4  prime lens.  This is the one lens I always recommend to people just starting out in photography.  It is not a zoom lens, you zoom with your feet- but at under $500.00 you can get some really beautiful photos, and if you have to shoot in low light and /or  like that blurred background, this is your lens.  Let the holiday shopping begin!  Here are some photos I took recently with the  Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.
More to come soon when I am not having so many computer difficulites ()*^$#@!)&!!