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Busy doesn’t explain it

Amazing how time flies by when you are packed with stuff to do and get crazy busy.  I have created and finished a 20 page scrapbook for my Den.  I am into page 14 of my spring break scrapbook and all the other stuff happening in my life keeps me hopping around like a crazy … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving

Yep, it is a few days early.  And I’m a day late posting.  Still – Happy Thanksgiving!  I was sick over the weekend so didn’t get a change to post much for Monday.  I will also be busy with family this week, so not much posting this week.  Enjoy your holiday and may the food … Continue reading »

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Veteran’s Day

From the VA website… says it best: Veterans Day:  A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. I come from a family with military members.  My dad, my uncles, my nephews, my brother-in-law, and my cousin.  Thank you to my family … Continue reading »

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Do you have a problem with your photos when you enlarge them?

Do you have a problem with your photos when you enlarge them? Do they appear fuzzy and out of focus? No doubt you have run into this from time to time. But what do you do when you need to enlarge your photo for a full page (12×12) photo or when you change the dpi … Continue reading »

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World Showcase: A Journey Into Variety

World Showcase: A Journey Into Variety is what my heart desires. I love the different types of food available throughout the world and there is no place closer for trying them out than at the World Showcase. My favorite will always be the Katsura Grill in the Japanese Showcase. And while throughout the U.S., they … Continue reading »

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On Using Paintshop Pro To Age Photos

On using Paintshop Pro to age photos, I will show you four ways to use PSP’s built in plug-ins to age photos. Before we start please refer to New Photos to Old with Plug-Ins for links to plug-ins and textures, if you have not downloaded them already. Just like we did in the above referenced … Continue reading »

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New Photo to Old with Plug-ins

New photo to old with plug-ins is my favored way of altering a photo. Next time I’ll demonstrate how to do it from PSP. But for now onto making that photo look antique. I used the following plug-in and textures, just click on them to be taken to site: VirtualPhotographer by Optikverve Labs (a free … Continue reading »

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The Golden Ratio

My youngest son took an art class for scouting.  They mentioned the “Golden Ratio” when drawing a boat scene.  It turned out really well.  I had heard about the Golden Ratio a while back but really didn’t pay attention.  I found THIS WEBPAGE about it and liked how they explained it. You’ll usually find the … Continue reading »

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Recoloring Elements for Use on Your Scrapbook Page

Recoloring elements for use on your scrapbook page is a common occurance so following is how I usually recolor mine. I’m going to be using a block from Aprilisa Design’s kit “Bricks and Blocks” which I purchased from the Gotta Pixel store. Starting with the red block (image 1), which is… red, but not very … Continue reading »

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Future World: A trip to Mars and more

Future World: A trip to Mars and more. I admit it. I’m a sucker for virtual reality rides. Mission Space ride is right up my alley. Although it tends to make Pan really queasy. Just like the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney Quest did. Now onto the layout itself. I again used one of … Continue reading »

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