Sunday, February 26, 2012

Love Ali Edwards!

One of the things I asked for as a Christmas gift was Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. My fabulous husband was kind enough to get it for me and I've been having fun playing around with it. I've been getting better and bought some digital brushes and stamps from Ali Edwards. With fabulous husband's help, I actually figured out how to use them as digital stamps! I love the little touch they give to my Project Life photos.

I took it a step further finally yesterday. I have seen people use her files as cutting files for their Silhouette. It's something I've wanted to try for a long time. Fabulous husband and adorable daughter were off watching the 3D Star Wars movie so I figured it would be a good time to try it out. I took the plunge and tried it out. Ali has a great little video tutorial here where she shows how she used it for a December Daily page. I used her Hello Life Boxes Brushes and Stamps No. 03 to try it out for myself. I figured if I actually got it to work, I wanted something I could use with my PL album. I followed her steps, held my breath, and attempted to cut.

Lo and behold -

I managed to do it! I am one excited scrapping mommy! This opens up a whole other world to use her digital brushes with! I am beyond excited to say the least. The picture there shows the files I cut. I put them in one of the extra PL page protectors.

I'm a bit under the weather today so I'm blogging (trying to do that more regularly now!) and getting my photos prepped so I can do last week's PL. I've got my pages planned so it's time to pick the photos, print, and journal. Should be easy to do! Maybe, I'll even finish and take a photo to share here. Wouldn't that be a shocker!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bella Blvd

Oh my goodness! I am in love with Bella Blvd lately. I haven't purchased any of their papers (yet), but keep drooling over them, especially their Winter CHA releases. Sunshine & Happiness I think is my favorite of them all.

I love the bright colors. It's perfect for spring and for summer! I believe that cute watermelon paper is going to be my favorite!


How can one person stink so much at blogging?! I keep thinking about posting here but now I've got guilt for not posting. I need to just get on the ball and do it!!!!!