Sunday, August 14, 2011

Stepping away from the computer

I am going off the grid for a few days taking time away from the computer. I will be back later in the week with my latest Color Suite and more projects.

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Covered Notebook

I kind of went on a little kick with these covered notebooks awhile back. You can check out my tutorial on how to make you own here. The basics are the same but the papers and embellishments are different.

(Supplies Used: Notebook, Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper/Ribbon/Diecuts/Stickers/Stick Pin Jillibean Soup, self adhesive velcro and Fiskars Punch)

Happy Crafting

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Custom White Balance PSA

I am going to start this by saying I am not a professional just a mom with a camera and a little bit of knowledge I want to share.

Back story ... last year when I went to Scrapfest in Minnesota Kimber and I met up with the Michele Skinner. I adore Michele she is talented, genuine and super funny (why doesn't she doesn't live here I will never understand). During our evening of shopping, laughs and great food I picked Michele's genius photography brain. What I learned ... get a grey card and set your custom white balance. Per Michele's instructions I got a collapsible grey card similar to the one shown below.

What does setting you white balance accommplish ... check out these photos I came across the other evening while working on a project. The first photo was taken without setting the white balance. Can you say yellow.


The photo below was taken after I realized I forgot to set my white balance.


Both of these photos were taken indoors with an ISO of 1600 and no flash. Photoshop was only used for resizing I wanted to leave the colors as they were straight out of the camera. 

Thanks Michele for the tips ... I listened and followed your instructions which if you ask around I don't do often much.

Happy Crafting

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Ramlings of a semi-crazed crafter

  • Hi my name is Summer and I am addicted to Pinterest 

  • Because of said website I have so many creative ideas bouncing around my head I can't sit still thus resulting in an affliction known as creative ADD

  • I found a cool Fabric Store in Sisters OR and I am going to go there next time I am driving thru to Bend

  • I love Project Runway, Tim Gunn is my hero ... need I say more


  • Another Mexico project can be seen in a post from last August

Akumal mini layout cover page

  • Can we slow down time ... when did we hit August

  • My current favorite layout ...


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill/Jillibean Soup, Patterned Paper/Alphas/DieCuts/Corrugated Shapes Jillibean Soup, MC Gill Punch, Buttons from Fancy Pants/Crate Paper, Metal Flair American Crafts, Scallop Punch Stampin Up, Floss DMC, and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

Apparently I have embraced the 2 page layout in full force. I guess I will just go with the creative flow of things because it seems to be working for me.

I have a bunch of stuff on deck right now ... more projects from Jillibean Soup, my August Color Suite for Scrapbooking & Cards Today and freelance work for Technique Tuesday.

Happy Friday :)

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