photo app • vsco cam

I’m just a sucker for photo fun. Usually it's more so on my computer, but I do dabble in iPhone fine art. A few days ago Zach got himself a new smartphone. Granted, his other one was almost two years old, but it wasn’t the ‘most recent’ release of the line when we purchased it at the time. I mean, c’mon, the ‘most recent’ changes like every two months. But he got a nice new phone with a great screen and introduced me to the VSCOcam app (or website+video) that he was so excited to now have access to. This came out [...]

March 6th, 2014|photography, technology|2 Comments

cameras —> cards

When I make a design, I may have some idea of how it's going to be used. But I gotta say, my creative team surprises me time and time again. Case in point. The thought never occurred to me to use the cameras from the Click kit on a card. So when Nichol shared these little lovelies with me, I was absolutely delighted! [ Designs | Click (cameras) / Just My Type (heart, 'I Like You') / Design Team Picks (thought bubble, 'hello') / Life Additions: Backgrounds (diagonal background) / Sliders (frame) / This+That: Family (instant frame) ] adorable. Love all the itty bitty details and [...]

March 5th, 2014|cards, nichol magouirk|3 Comments

new kit: something to say

This mix of ten hand-drawn brush script words will give you the perfect 'something to say' on any page! It comes in the usual cut files as well as the usual black PNG file. Of course you can change the color of the PNG file to whatever color tickles your fancy or print it on a card for Project Life. Lots of fun to be had! I decided to put it on this photo that Jordan just sent me from San Mateo, Florida today. It is beautiful, isn't it? She loooooves it there. 

March 3rd, 2014|digital shapes|5 Comments

my favorite [office] things: a cardstock rainbow

Is there nothing prettier than seeing your cardstock lined up all neatly in a row? That is an absolutely delightful sight to me! I've always, always, kept my paper+cardstock stored vertically. It is, by far, the easiest way to store your paper and use it. Add to it the Cropper Hopper Paper Holders and it's complete heaven. I've had mine for years, so they do look a little different than what you get now. I can't live without them. In fact, back when my supplies were in [over] abundance, I didn't have enough. *gasp!* I know. So I had opted to [...]

February 28th, 2014|my office|6 Comments

my favorite [office] things: for the love of standing

One thing I've come to realize over time: Working from home doesn’t mean you have to sit at home. I’ve been in this industry a long time. I’ve been paid to scrapbook on a regular basis or create art since 1999. We're talkin' 15 years. As a person who works from home, I had always made my office as ‘convenient’ as possible. Everything I used most needed to be at my fingertips so that I had to get out of my chair very little. Here are a couple photos of what my office used to look like. (This was after [...]

February 27th, 2014|my office|13 Comments

my favorite [office] things: keyboard+trackpad

I thought it might be a fun twist to continue on this week with what I'm liking in my office right now. I know I still have yet to give the big tour of the makeover. It'll come soon, I hope. Right now, this is my new favorite thing. I looooove my trackpad! I never ever thought I'd say that. But after using a laptop for much of last year, I really got accustomed to it. There's nothing to grab and nothing to click. And I can even design on it--no problem at all. I love that I don't have to [...]

February 26th, 2014|my office, technology|7 Comments

picturemate charm vs. selphy

Otherwise entitled: The Great Debate. This past Christmas season I kept hearing all about the Canon Selphy printer. It seemed like everywhere I turned, there was someone raving about how much they loved it. I did some more research, saw that it was reasonably priced, and thought, Why not? I got that tiny little bundle of joy, set it up with my iPhone and printed my first photo. Oooooh, ahhhh. It wasn't until then that I realized that it wasn't a true 4x6 photo. What??? That made no sense. So I thought about Plan B. All this stuff is a write [...]

February 25th, 2014|technology|42 Comments

you got this

This weekend I've been playing with my brush script skills...or rather, learning some brush script skills. And the first thing I wanted to make was some words of encouragement for my daughter who's out in Florida right now. Of course, it kind of turned into my own mantra as I was getting used to how all that brush script stuff worked. And this was the fruit of my labor. It comes as both a printable in the original brushy-looking art form as well as a cut file that's been modified for better cutting. And right now you can get it [...]

February 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|27 Comments

video tutorial: creating a two-tone feather

Hey y'all! Just popping in today with a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is to create a two-tone feather . . . or any two-tone shape, really. I'm using designs from the Feathers kit. I love having all my scrap cardstock organized now so that I can easily find colors that I need. These feathers were under four inches each, so scraps worked perfectly! And in case you missed seeing that new organization glimpse on FB, here it is again. It truly is my favoritist thing I've done in my new office. It sits in a Fridge [...]

February 20th, 2014|video tutorials|8 Comments

documenting love

I love pages on love. I feel like it is the truest form of scrapbooking and recording memories that we can do for the ones we hold dearest. And the beauty of it is that it doesn't have to be a holiday, like Valentines Day, to do it. It can be done year round. Although, Valentines is a great time to have that on your mind and get one done. So is it any wonder that I fell in love with this page from Naomi. [ Designs | Photo Strips #1 / Just My Type (side word border) ] I love all [...]

February 19th, 2014|naomi atkins, pages|Comments Off on documenting love