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Snow Days

You live in a warm to moderate climate, i.e. Florida. Not much chance of snow. Okay, maybe , once in 10 years if you live in NW Florida. But you realize you have all those cool winter, snowy kits that you really want to make use of. What we are going to do here is … Continue reading »

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Still Kicking

In fact, I have been kicking and screaming for a while now.  Now if I could just find something else besides the punching bag to kick and the kids to scream at!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I was busy buying some kits that were on sale … Continue reading »

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Gift Box Galore

There are so many places you can get patterns for gift boxes.  I was looking for something specific and I found it… In fact, it has 36 different patterns from book boxes to bon bon to cake slices.  Wow.  If you need something quick and are fairly good at figuring stuff out yourself, here is … Continue reading »

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Christmas Crafts

Around here, today is the last day of school before the holiday vacation. I know my sister, the Bug, is going to be looking for something to keep those little hands busy and inexpensive ways to decorate. ScrapMatters has a tutorial on making a cute little ornament. It reminded me of the ones my son … Continue reading »

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Trip to Memory Lane

We’ve all seen them. Those photos which have the essence of the past in a sepia or monotone color and just a splash of an original color. This is how it is done. Open document. New layer. On new layer, lower opacity and paint those areas you want to keep at the original color. Control+a, … Continue reading »

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Pop goes the

Picture… Crop your image to desired size and area. Promote to layer (layers>promote background layer). Using rectangle marquee, chose the area around the object you want popped out. Promote to layer. Select background layer again and delete. Open new layer above the promoted selection, lower opacity and paint the area you want popping out. Using … Continue reading »

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Acceptably Sharp

Ok, Tink mentioned I do depth of field differently than she does… and she is correct.  Mainly because I never thought to ask her before now how she did it.  Let’s take this picture to start with and say I want to emphasize car number 7 (the white one). I would use the Freehand Selection … Continue reading »

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Only pic I have

We all have those times when we have taken pictures but every one of them, it seems, have turned out bad. But we don’t want to get rid of the memories; so what do you do. Below you will see a picture my granddaughter and her friend took on skype for the last sleepover they … Continue reading »

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Year Round

As you begin your foray into the digital scrapbook world one of the terms that will come up quite often is “365 Project” or “Project 365”. I believe it originated within the photography community then migrated into the scrapbooking community. But I could be wrong. It is a challenge. One that requires (or at least … Continue reading »

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Texting in the Round

Even old folks like me from time to time can learn new tricks. I have always used the floating text when applying with a vector shape. But the Bug (who else) had seen someone use a vector text on a vector shape but didn’t understand it. So after half a night of playing with it, … Continue reading »

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