Start .:. Current Update .:. January 6, 2014:
I haven’t done much with crafting, art, etc. this past year. I have such BIG intentions and that has all fallen *splat*
I’m dedicating this year to doing more with organizing, taking photos and doing something with them, scrapbooking past and present at least once a month, work on pencil drawing, painting, basic art techniques, make lots and lots of tags.
I made a December Daily sort of album in 2012 but didn’t really complete it, made a great book from Acrylic covers and Christmas papers, but the content … pictures from my phone, some printed, nothing good enough done with it all. It really is deflating.
I got a Tim Holtz Worn Cover for my December or Christmas book this year, got overwhelmed looking at the pockets and never did anything with it and hardly took any photos. A real bummer.
If I could turn back time.
End .:. Current Update .:. January 6, 2014
It’s a work in progress. All of it.
Photoshop Elements 8 is the photo program I use. Here are some templates for printing photos that I have made (.psd files – layers included)
I mostly use these with photos from my HTC Evo devices using Retro Photo. They are shot in square sizes and look great as one on a 4×6 piece of paper, but really great as smaller squares, and a 4×6 piece of paper can hold two photos easily. I don’t like how they print without these invisible frames, the borders aren’t even, it’s nuts, but these “frames” are magic, perfect once you get the picture how you want it.
Just click inside to load the file interface to look for the photo you want in each frame. Easy slide to zoom in or out (how much of the photo showing in the frame). You can use these frames as is, or change them any way you want. This is something you can make in PSE but it’s kind of convoluted, so I’m putting these files here for your ease of use.
These are some of the products I have, devices and tools and such, not paper, glue, embellishments, ink and such.
Sizzix Vagabond Suitcase machine – Christmas 2012
Sizzix Texture Fades:
Sizzix Cutting Dies
My Cricut Devices:
- Cricut Expression – July 2008
- Cricut Gypsy – November 2009
Cricut Cartridges I Have:
- Accent Essentials (*)
- Don Juan (*#)
- Forever Young (*)
- Gypsy Font (@)
- Gypsy Wanderings (@)
- Jasmine (*)
- Joys of the Seasons (*)
- Once Upon A Princess (*)
- Opposites Attract (*)
- Plantin Schoolbook (*)
- Robotz (*)
- Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (*#)
- Walk in My Garden (*)
* actual cartridge linked to my Gypsy
@ built into Gypsy
# via Cricut Rewards
Other Provo Craft tools I have:
- Limited Edition Cuttlebug (Blue & White with gray flourishes
- Limited Edition Bonus Tool Kit (Blue & White, matches LE Cuttlebug)
- Micro tip scissors
- Larger scissors
- Large shears
- Bone Folder
- Portable 12-inch Paper Trimmer
Zutter tools I have:
- Bind-It-All 2.0
Xyron tools I have:
- 9″ Xyron
- 2″ Sticker Maker
Making Memories tools I have:
- Tool set in small metal box: hammer, eyelet setter, hole puncher, paper piercer, ruler, needles, glue pen, small mat, etc.
- Paper Trimmer (actually have given this to my daughter since I have the Purple Cows trimmer and haven’t used the MM one since.
- Martha Stewart Scoring Board –Got this at Michael’s 04-04-2011 for $9.99 as the Daily Deal.
- IKEA Bergsbo Red Cabinet