Yesterday I was a busy little bee, completing three projects while the kids slept. One will appear on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog next month, but the others I can share! First, I did a layout using photos I took of Audrey the other day. I am thinking of trying out for the American Crafts design team, and you have to do two layouts using mostly their products, so I had to use what I had on hand. To be honest, I'm not sure that it's good enough to submit. I'll have to pop by my LSS to pick up some more product. I originally wanted the title to be "she bangs", like the Ricky Martin song, but I didn't have two s's, and of course, I didn't check first! lol! That's me all over. Anyway, even if I don't use it for the submission, it's another story told, right? I just LOVE Audrey's eyes in the big pic. It looks like I whitened them in photoshop, but I didn't. (I did brighten, saturate, and sharpen the image, though. Maybe I'll show the before and after later.)
The journaling reads, "Your bangs came in so slowly that it was hard to imagine ever having to trim them. So, this new fringe of yours is pretty exciting. I love the way it grazes your eyebrows and sweeps to the side. Precious."
Here is the straight out of the camera photo, and the photoshop version:
(I took Jessica Sprague's, "Good-to-Great Workflow" class, and it was worth every penny of the $50. The best part is, I have access to the whole class forever, so I can go back and refresh my skills, which I did recently when I upgraded to PSE 7. I totally recommend it.)
Second is an altered project.
Now that I’ve starting watching the show and tracking backstage (i.e. following random nuns around), I am at the theatre every day. I am sharing a dressing room with 13 other women, and it is tradition to personalize your spot, or “station”, with personal effects. I had a few small clipboards floating around my house and decided to alter one for use at my station. Rather than overloading my limited space with lots of photos, I’ll replace this one every week, and then at end of the run I will have a mini album just begging to be put together! (Yes, I’m a geek. What was your first clue?) This project uses mostly Basic Grey Eva papers and stickers, as well as a Collage Press glitter border. It took about 20 minutes to put together. Easy-peasy!
These would great gifts for grandparents, especially those who live far away, and you could use them for different purposes, too. I'm thinking of making another to stick to the fridge to hold recipe cards while I'm cooking, or for the grocery list.
Heading to work this afternoon, and then the show tonight. There really isn't enough time to go home between shows, since I take public transit to the theatre. So, I'm going to have sushi for dinner. Ah, sushi and a magazine. Heaven!