Friday, February 22, 2008

Playing with John's Photo Blast Actions

I have John's Photo Blast actions and I like this pic. of Jada. I thought it would be perfect to try the actions. Usually, 99% of my pics are motorcycles and related parts! So, I am going to wear this pic. out trying the actions. Actually, John's action duplicate the original so playing is quick and easy peasy!

1. Acid Wash---love, love this action!
2. Antique Color

3. Beauty Glow

4. Contra Soft

5. Color Wash Pro

6. Polaroid

7. Soft

8. Saddle

9. Rustic Charm

10. Soft Edges

11. Soft Edges 3

12. Soft Edges 4

13. Sunset Color Sketch

Which number (s) is/are your favorite/favorites.

I did run all the actions today and first saved all my favorites and loaded them. After looking at them again I love 1, 4, 6 and 13.

Happy Days!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Been Away Too Long!!

I do think about that I need to update, but I know tired of hearing it..., busy with eBay.

I am just going to post a few items I have worked on since my last post.

This is my neighbor's grandson. This is the challenge this week at

Jack Lisa's Weekly Spraground Challenge 2_17
This is my neighbor's grandson.
Kimi-Orton Effect Tutorial
Designer Digitals K. Pertiet Cabana White
The brown paper, the orange and the turquoise that are filling the photo frames-Weeds & Wildflowers Cherish Collection
Designer Digitals-K. Pertiet Barely there Alpha (a,c,k) Vintage Stacked Frames; Stitches-Anna Aspnes Assorted Zig Zag Stitch Foto frame; Lynn Grieveson-Worn Strips No2 and Tweet-2.
Little Dreamer Designs-Michelle Coleman-Topper
Misty Cato Designs Everyday Alpha Distressed White (J)
Date Font-P22-Eaglefeather

The following two photos are DS's girlfriend. I used Kimi's Orton Effect tut.

Then Kimi's Instant Vignette

I lost all of my Prima Hybrid purchases when organizing in ACDSee; so had to spend the morning downloading everything again!!

Happy Day!

Our AC is down, but repairman has just arrived!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tag! You're IT!

Hey all,


tagged me and this tag is totally different! I haven't been able to keep up with the tags, Jeanne and Ann because of acute bronchitis and my eBay business.

February-June and August-November are crazy times in my business. Yes, I am retired. Well, I quit to play full time with DH; that is a whole other story. I can always go back to teaching, have a brand new certificate good for the next 10 years.

Well, here goes Dawn very abbreviated Tag.

I would just tag Dawn right back...,

She uses her superpowers to discover all the goodies for JS GF's. It is kinda like, "Why should I look? Dawn has found the best of the best!" She is so full of encouragement of all of the Sprague Girls--no matter how many times we ask dumb questions repeatedly about ACDSee. I look for you each morning.

Actually, I think I get up just a little bit earlier, but not quite as awake as you are.

What a Sweetie

Jim gave me these gorgeous roses yesterday. The rain was pouring and he jumped out of the car to buy them. I arranged them and snapped 60 pics.! I saved a couple of the pics.; that's what I love about digi photograply; just toss out what isn't totally what you want.

I ran John's Photoblast actions, playing around and kept the Sepia. The next one is acid wash; love that action. The last is just a regular pic.,no actions.

Here's the "card" I made for Jim.

If you saw a couple of posts ago about how I appear narrow, camera-software switches, etc., Jim commented, "What did you do; switch yourself?"

I replied, "No, you need new glasses; that's the way I look!" :)))) NOT!

No credits because I began it so long ago that I couldn't remember the background paper, the side strip and the heart glitter spray! I spent a couple of good hours today looking, zip. Nothing.
Font: Bleeding Cowboy

Jim's birthday is next week, so since the Valentine card took so long, better start on the birthday card.

This has been such a special Valentine's Day, flowers, oh and the card he purchased for me-coming up! Mushy:))))) No, Jim has just always been wonderful with words!

And then...., dinner at our favorite Italian Restaurant Casa Stefano. We hadn't been there in over a year; we used to go weekly. Following dinner we drove to Fort Pierce for bike night, a little too cool to be out.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lisa's Challenge at Jessica Sprague

Crazy busy with my business!!!!


KPertiet Downtown Papers
KPertiet ResonsWhy Part 2 My World

QP from Shabby Miss Jenn

Shabby Miss Jenn QP
Font date: Beautiful

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine's Dinner at Church

Last night we went to the church's Valentine's Dinner. It is amazing how the multi-purpose area can be transformed, monstrous 16' heart, chandeliers, gorgeous. Dinner was wonderful!

The evening began with love songs sung by an IRCC group.

Dinner was followed by Jim Sunderwirth singing Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling in Love with You. I wish we'd had that sung at our wedding.

After Jim sang, we were entertained by a Christian Comedian, lots of laughing!!

It was such a fun evening!

Here's a pic. the photographer took.

A couple of pics we took before we left.

Have a great day!!
Funny!!! Jim looks wide and I look skinny. Camera and software must have an opposite setting!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Work in Progress

This is something I am working on..., scrap lift; more info to come.

Now, the more info.

I was blog hopping and found this.

Last year when I was still buying IRL scrap product, I fell in love with the Hambly Chandeliers.

So when I saw this one on the Design, wash, rinse, repeat blog
The chandelier link is on the blog to download.
I wanted to scrap lift it in some way.

I worked with getting a grungy pink color.
Next, I used a DD Katie Pertiet Revealing Overlay NO1.
Then an Iron Orchid Designs Frame Gem Silloutte.
Next, DD_MWise_A_LA_Mode_Brushes_Scroll3.
For the chandelier lights , I used a freebie bling dots from Nicole Seitler at Sugarplum Paperie
The jewel in the bottom of the frame is Authentic Artistry C Renee Vintage Pretties; I cut out the center.

I love the original IRL one so much, it makes me want to do an IRL one.

I did go by the Blossom kit.

Enough blabbing with all those credits! Still not done with the chandelier; more plans for it.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Orton 3 or One I Think I Like

Taking a mini break from eBay!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Jessica Sprague Challenge

Lisa chose this great challenge! I LOVED it; so quick and so striking! It actually reminds me a lot of an IRL scrap because of the kraft paper. But an IRL of these pics would never have looked like this.

Credits: KPertiet Krafty Paper and Postal Stamp
Fonts: Bleeding Cowboys and Century Gothic

Back to the business of eBay!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

One More Orton

I am not so sure what I think of this effect??? Kimi's had a lot of color and detail; will have to try something like that.

Off to eBay!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Kimi's Tutorial Orton Effect

Kimi's Kreations Tutorial on the Orton Effect. Pretty cool. Just looked at some online; mine has a way to go!

Too much digi shopping and dropping in every hour for the chats at Desinger Digitals!

Happy Day.