Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Photo Editing for FREE!!

So, I found this FREE photo editing site from Lisa over at re:Inspire. She has a few more editing sites but this is the one I got to first. I am in dire need of anything to help with my photos. I thought since I had the time I would sit down and try to figure this out. I think it is amazing and fairly easy to use! The site is called Picnik. You just create an account for free and get started. Here is the a pic I used to demo. It is from when my hubby and I went to the pumpkin patch last year. I think it turned out not too, too bad for my first.

BEFORE...
      


AFTER!!!!

WOW! What a difference!! Anyway, I just wanted to pass this little piece of advice on to anyone who is looking for better photos! Have fun!!! 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Love Soars" Bookmark

Recently my little brother proposed to his girlfriend!! She asked me for a bookmark in earth tones. I entitled this bookmark "Love Soars" because I am thinking that is the emotion she is feeling. She couldn't be happier! I couldn't be more blessed to finally have a sister!

Here is the finished bookmark from the Mod Podge Matte Resist Technique.

I did a heavy resist on the backside. I think it turned out great!



The "T" is for my soon to be sister-in-law's first initial. 

I used Glossy Accents for the little birdie's crown.
To check out the resist technique used for this bookmark, click here.

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Mod Podge Matte Resist Technique

I happened upon this technique by accident while creating my Psalms 55:22 bookmark. Check out the video tutorial and feel free to fast forward in some areas. I didn't realize how slow of an inker I am lol! The finished bookmark will be in the next post. It is called "Love Soars." I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! =)


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Distress Inks Used:
Chipped Sapphire
Faded Jeans
Stormy Sky
Weathered Wood
Bundled Sage
Shabby Shutters
Peeled Paint
Spiced Marmalade
Rusty Hinge
Walnut Stain (not in video)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Psalms 55:22 Bookmark

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

I received an order for 4 bookmarks from a good friend of mine for her coworkers. She is a very encouraging and uplifting person. She chose Psalms 55:22 for the message on each bookmark. This bookmark is similar to a previous bookmark I made a while back called "Fly". Only this time I added more purple and the message is different.

The ribbon was initially cream colored. I needed a soft purple so I inked the ribbon. I also added glossy accents to the butterflies and...

to the Psalms 55:22.

I accidentally created a "resist" on the back of the bookmarks. I can't wait to show you how I did it and what I used. Here are some of the pics of the backside of the bookmarks that have the resist.




THE TUTORIAL HAS BEEN POSTED!!!
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LadyBug Diaper Cake

My aunt is throwing a ladybug themed baby shower for a friend of hers.  She asked me if I would make a diaper cake. I was so excited!! Then I thought..hmmm. What am I gonna do? I decided to make the diaper cake itself into giant ladybug!! I even used the idea from Kate over at "And Everything Sweet" for the diaper cake stand. She uses her stands for her adorable cupcakes. =)

I stitched slip covers for the diapers for each tier. Not too bad for a girl who doesn't sew I guess. Then My ladybug needed a little tulle skirt because after all, she is a lady. ;)
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I added the antennae to top off my ladybug!! I love the tulle at the top of the ladybug's head. 

The "A.G." are the initials for the little one. The font is from the Storybook cartridge. I made my own shadow for it as well. Of course it has to have polka-dots too! I wrapped the diapers with this amazing rose strip fabric. It was just what i needed for the ladybug's head! 

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fall Acorn Wreath

I made this fall wreath for a friend to give as a birthday gift to her MIL.  I love making these! I just adore how they can change a front door. That rhymed a bit...hmmm. No I think I will stick to crafting instead of writing poetry. =) Anyway, Thanks for looking! 
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