Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Final Layout for PSE Class


Hello friends!

Thanks so much for being patient with me as I create and share layouts from my PhotoShop Elements classes.  I have seriously learned SO much in just a few months!  I’m quite pleased with what all can be accomplished in PSE…..who would have thought?  Obviously, not I!  ;o)

So, this is my final layout for my PSE class.  It’s a page I created from our wedding, which was……..umm………8+ years ago!  Yes, I know!  I’m way far behind!  I have 16+ years of scrapping to catch up on and I’m going all digital, baby!!!!


wedding toast

On this page, I:

  • created my own paper (the champagne colored background paper)
  • wrapped my ribbons around the frame and edges of paper
  • recolored some elements
  • used the eraser tool to somewhat blend my photos into the background
  • extracted text from another paper

I would love to hear from you!  Let me know…… you scrap the traditional paper & glue way or digitally?  If digitally, what program do you use to scrap in?  What is your favorite tool? 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great week!! 


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Monday, June 27, 2011

PSE Intermediate Class One


Yes, I know….more digital scrap crap!  ;o)

In the intermediate class, we’re learning to recolor papers, elements, create our own papers, etc.  I’m having soooooo much fun! 

This is a layout I did for the current class. 

Disney Kiss Kiss

On this layout, I:

  1. cut the striped mat from a sheet of patterned paper
  2. removed the color from the yellow mats, tag, ribbon and paper strips, then added color back to them with colors from the photos
  3. “Kiss” is from a brush I downloaded

Next up is learning to remove color from a photo and adding coloring back into certain aspects, as well as create my own patterned paper…..I can’t wait!!  There is one specific photo I have in mind for doing this to!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!!


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

SSCC – Red, White & Blue


Hello Blogger Buddies!!!


Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is Red, White & Blue.  I created a couple of books using my Bind-It-All and gave them to my two bestest Scrappy Buddies!  :-)

DSC08211 DSC08217

For this project, I used:

Make sure you link your project over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central for our Red, White & Blue challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

PSE Class Week Four


Hello there!!


This was the final layout for my Photoshop Elements beginner class.  I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable in this program!  I knew NOTHING when I started this class.  Now I’m working with brushes and extractions and drop shadows and text masking and templates and so, so many other things!!  I can’t wait to get going on the intermediate class and see what other cool things I learn about!

Gabby Christmas 2010

I kinda goofed up on this one!  I made the layout, flattened the page, saved it as a jpg file and closed out of the program.  As I was uploading the file to the website to have my homework looked over, I realized that I didn’t do any sort of information about who that pooch is in the photo!  **GASP**  So, I had to go in and add that information after the fact.  I guess it doesn’t look too terribly dumb, all things considered!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I love to know that you’ve stopped by, so please leave me a comment so I know that you have.  Your comments sure make me smile.  See?  ----->  :-)

Have a great weekend!


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Friday, June 24, 2011

PSE Layout from Week Three


Hey there, Blogger People!! 


It’s FRIDAY!!!!  Woohoo!!!  ;o)

Yes, I’m still working on finishing up the beginning class for my Photoshop Elements class.  I’m having a lot of fun and really learning a lot!  That’s a pretty far leap……..I knew zip about this program before I started the class.  LOL

This layout is done from more prom photos of my oldest daughter.  Seven down between this layout and the other one…………..5 million more to go!  ;o)


Kelci Prom 3


On this layout, I:

  • used a template
  • matted my photos
  • airbrushed the edges of the green paper
  • created text with the Text Mask Tool
  • added drop shadows

Next class…………learning brushes, fixing red-eye and blemishes! 

Hope you have a great weekend!!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another PSE Layout


Carrying on with my PSE class………

Here is a layout I made of my oldest daughter (Kelci) from the couple hundred photos I took of her before prom.  Clark showed up and we took about a dozen photos of him/them together before he was complaining that his cheeks hurt.  LOL 


Kelci Prom

In this layout, I used the cookie cutter tool to cut the heart from the photo, used the eraser tool to blend the background and used stroke around the heart. I used the paint bucket to fill in the stroke around the heart, for the font color and for the color on the filmstrip. The green came from the very, very little bit of green you can see in my daughter's dress in the bottom right photo. LOL

Would I be being a biased mom if I say I think Kelci is just gorgeous?  ;-)

I’m working on some other layouts and have a project for the “red, white & blue” challenge coming up soon, so I hope you’ll stop back by for another visit. 

Until next time………….

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Photoshop Elements Layout


Hello friends!!

As most of you know, for the most part, I am a digital scrapbooker.  I usually use Stampin’ Up My Digital Studio and I love it, but there were a few things I wanted to do that MDS doesn’t offer……like extracting a photo and feathering it to blend into your background, removing blemishes, etc.  Recently, Go Digital Scrapbooking ran a sale on their Photoshop Elements classes.  I got beginner and intermediate classes for $15 total.  Yeah, I decided to do it. 

This is my homework assignment for class 2 of my 4-week class. 

PSE Class 2 Homework

On this layout, I:

  • edited the photo to extract & feather it
  • cut the heart from a white paper and filled it with a color selected from the photo
  • changed the opacity of the flourish paper
  • flooded the paper behind the flourish paper with a color selected from the photo.
  • flooded the text with a color selected from the photo
  • added drop shadows
  • removed a scratch from Allison's arm using the eraser tools.

I know it’s a very simple page, but by the time I got through 3 lessons in class 2 and figured out where things are in PSE 7 (which is what I have) relative to PSE 9 (which they’re teaching on), I had a killer headache!  LOL

So…………..leave me a comment here to tell me if you’re a digital scrapper, traditional scrapper, not a scrapper, etc.  I’d love to hear from you!!!  :-)


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Monday, June 13, 2011

SSCC – Embossing

Happy Summer!!


Yes, it really is summer!  And it’s a really hot one too!!  I’m in central Texas (Austin area) and it’s so hot I could probably fry an egg on my driveway – ugh!!  Our normal high temperatures this time of year are approximately 90 degrees, but we’ve been at or above triple digit temps for a while now and haven’t had any significant rainfall in waaaaay too long!  On Monday and again on Tuesday, this is what my car’s thermometer said it was.  Yikes!  That’s HOT!!!



Anyway…………the current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is embossing.  I did several embossing techniques on this project.  I embossed the purple paper with a Cuttlebug folder, I embossed the area around my three Spellbinders dies and I also embossed the wedding rings with embossing powder. 

This is another CD cover for Kellukas Photography.  It’s obviously a wedding cover and “Hefner” is the couple’s last name. 



For this project, I used:

  • Dew Drop Sahara Sand Chalk Ink
  • JustRite font
  • VersaMark pad
  • Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Labels Four
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - D’vine Swirls
  • Cricut Cartridge – Wedding Solutions (rings)
  • Stickles Star Dust
  • Copic – V15 (airbrush flowers)
  • Copic Airbrush 
  • Flower & Leaves – handmade out of clay
  • Pearl Ex Misty Lavender

I hope you’ll stop by over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to link up your “embossed” project! 

Until next time……………….stay cool and drink lots of water!  ;-)

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wild Rose Studio Thank You Blog Hop!

Welcome to the SSDT Wild Rose

Studio stamps Thank You Blog



You should have come here from Froggy!  If not, please go back to Cindy E and start at the beginning. 


We would like to take this opportunity to showcase projects made with Wild Rose Studio Stamps. They have so graciously provided our design team with their wonderful stamps to create with, so we are hosting a blog hop. Please be sure to visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the Wild Rose Studio Stamps shown below.  One of our design team members will be the mystery blog and one lucky person who leaves a comment on that blog will be the winner!


2 mias SS blog hop


For my project, I’ve used the Gone Fishing stamp and a “book box” tutorial I found HERE



Items used on this project: 

Here is what the inside of my card looks like and those absolutely adorable kids are mine!  ;o)



Okay, you better get hopping……….one more stop and you’re done!!  You’re off to see Meg, our newest DT member!  Be sure to leave her a “welcome” message while you’re at her blog.  ;o)

In case you get “lost” along the way, here is the order of the hop:

  1. Billie <---------  you are here



Comments are open from 12:01AM June 9th through 11:59PM June 13th. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified via email June 14th. Our Mystery blog will also post the winner on their blog as well.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my project!  I hope you will leave a comment and become a follower.  :-)

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