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Friday, January 6, 2012
Now that I finally have a new laptop I started digital scrapbooking again. I had to reinstall Gimp on my new laptop (which is a free software comparable to Photoshop). I highly recommend Gimp, it is very easy to use. I blended a picture of one of the gingerbread houses ino the background on this layout below. I forgot exactly how to do this and scoured the net for a Gimp tutorial on blending a photo. I eventually just played around with the layers and brushes until I figured it out. I didn't realize until I was uploading this post that I did post a link on my blog last year with a link on how to blend a photo in a background. I really like this effect and I plan to use it in more of my layouts.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I was crazy for Reeses cups (and Doritos) as a child. My mom told me she caught me several times sneaking Reeses cups under our kitchen table as a toddler. (I thought I was hiding even though the table was made of clear glass.) ha! but I really don't eat candy very often anymore as I'm sorta a health food nut - but Halloween results in an abundance of goodies & if we are lucky there are a lot of Reese's cups in my kids bags ;-) So I decided to write an article on Yahoo called "Easy Desserts Using Reese's cups. " Hope you check it out all the ideas are super simple. I even have an idea for a semi-healthy after school snack (topped with Reeses of course!)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This was a really fun and easy crochet project to get me back in the swing of crafting. I looked through alot of crochet patterns online and I finally found this one. Crocheting is really relaxing when you don't have to follow a pattern exactly so I loosely based my cowl on the free crochet cowl pattern above. I'm already working on a blue one and will post a picture when I'm finished.