Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Old Sandwich Weekend

Here is a digital layout documenting one weekend last summer.  The template is from LivE Designs and it was a freebie.  I am happy to finally have completed scrapbooking yet another event in my life.  Click to see it larger.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

BOO Letters for Jessica's challenge

Here are my letters to hang during this short season.  The name will come later.  Deanna

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Still more Pages using type.

This is Alexandra, my grand daughter and her mom, my daughter in law Rhia.  They are enjoying a time in Florida this past February.  I did this layout as a part of the course in digi scrapbooking course I am taking.  Not the different fonts, the type overlay, the quotes and the flourishes on the type.  All done by hand or should I say by me using the tools of the computer.  (Click on it to see it bigger)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Journal updated.

Well, now I finally have time to pack. On Wednesday,  I am off to Sarasota for several weeks. Missy and the girls (Hannah,3 and Sami,1) will be joining me for 2 weeks and then I am going to Boston for a week to babysit while they go to San Francisco to a wedding Fri-Mon.. and then back to Sarasota to recover alone, with my Cricut until September 20.  Maybe later.  The DH is doing a trip to Shanghai and Tokyo while I am basking in the sun.  Ha!!  
I have an entry in the cutterscreek embossing poll.  Maybe I'll get some votes.  Should I vote for myself??  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hannah's 3rd Birthday Invitation

My daughter is planning a party with a magician, and asked me to come up with a bunny popping out of a hat.  This is it, I made 30!!!  What do you think?  Used the Cricut for the cutting.  

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cuddlebug Embossing die set"Build a Flower"

Here is a page I created for a contest using the Cuddlebug embossing folder.  The petals are very large so it took tons of thought to come up with this.  What do you think?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Learning More Photoshop

Well well,  Today I had my one to one at the Apple Store and learned iChat.  Now I need someone other than family members to do it with.  My aol name is mamaladearest.  I did it with my good friend the other night and loved it and now know it even better.  Also got Leopard and now am ready to back up and Download this phenomenal OS.  I'll be in touch or maybe we can iChat soon.  

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sami turns one. Digi in Deep class. lesson 4

Sami turned one and has her 1st Rosie's Bakery cake.  Here's a double layout documenting the occasion.  (click on it to see larger)

Disney_Lots o'pictures

My son and his family made the trip for the first time and I made this 2 page (12x12)layout for them. It's a template from DesignerDigitals.  70 photos.  What do you think?  (Click on it to see it larger)

Saturday, February 23, 2008


My choices in the top 6 catagories are:

1. Best Picture, “No Country for Old Men”
2. Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis “There Will Be Blood”
3. Best Actress, Marion Cotillard “La Vie En Rose”
4. Best Supporting Actor, Javier Bardem “No Country for Old Men”
5. Best Supporting Actress, Ruby Dee “American Gangster”
6. Best Director, Joel and Ethan Coen “No Country for Old Men”

Friday, February 22, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Snowed in

Wow, we certainly got a surprise today, the weather station was right on!! I almost went to the gym to do only cardio, but decided that the roads were too treacherous. So the deal is that I can do another Photoshop class and make another page. Yeah.

The Gym

Well, I am finally going to a gym after all these years.  I have a trainer and I had 3 sessions with him (George) and I have a program to follow which consists of stretching, warm up with tread mill, those tough weight machines, even tougher dumb bell stuff, then the treadmill again with a small incline and a speed of 3 mph for 1.5 miles.  Takes me 31 minutes.  Then the treat of the fabulous ladies locker room, showers, steam, sauna, hot tub and all the classes I want.  So far I have gone twice and did the full session which was yesterday and today.  Pain.  I haven't yet used the locker room amenities because the workout alone takes me 1.25 hours and I have been going late in the afternoon so it's almost 6 when I leave.  Need to change the schedule.  Tomorrow it's only the cardio (treadmill).   So that's it.  I am up late because I fell asleep earlier this evening due to the strenuous activity.  I am happy to have started this program.  Missy and Erik gave the gym to me for a Christmas present.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Learning More Photoshop

Phew!!  I have been doing this for days.  I finally understand most of what I've done.  Notice the burning of the red and notebook paper edges.  I changed the color of the overlay (flowers) which were blue and reduced the opacity and blended them in to the red paper.  I developed a circle with round journaling (don't know if I could do this again) but I could add the 4 pictures to a circle again.  Most of the rest are just elements like the stick pin, and the papers.  I am happy with this but need to do it again for more practice on the zillion techniques in it.  I will try again with Alex's stuff.  Anyway what do you think??

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Oh my, Chris and family went to Disney and sent photos that are really great. I guess I'll be doing Mickey and friends albums in the very near future. Can't wait to go myself now. Don't know when but I have the old urge.


Yup you can find me their thanks to my daughter Andee's direction. It is fun to find people. Check it out.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Digitally growing

Now we are rocking with Photoshop.  I am learning so much.  This picture was toned to sepia but the red flowers by my Grand daughter's nose are remaining red.  Cool right??  The ripped paper is a template but tricky. The even column journaling is another great technique.   I am slow but persistent and happy with my results.

Learning Digital Scrapbooking

This is one of the first Digi pgs I did.  It's really one I am proud of because I took the great picture and made a very stunning b&w color way.