Friday, July 9, 2010

eek July

Well we all know that I am not a great blogger. Somehow the days go by and nothing gets written. But perhaps occasionally will suffice. I don't think I am ever going to have a blog to rival the Pioneer Woman, but perhaps my occasional little waffles will do.
Currently it is miserable Winter here in Melbourne. Yesterday was not so miserable and we sat out in the sun and enjoyed the break in the weather, but today back to dreary. We took lots of photos yesterday, because the sun made everything so much better looking. And of course my brother is staying and he bought his brand new Nikon the day before so we were busy playing with his new toy.
I have tried to fit in a bit of scrapbooking here and there, although I seem to be having a lot of problems with Finishing things. Starting is ok, but getting it done is a challenge. I have had a few photoshop issues where it has closed suddenly and then i forget to go back and reopen the layout... another UFO. I suspect that photoshop is responding to the fact that I have been experimenting with editing RAW images and of course you get 2 or 3 of those open and it is having to work hard. I bought a bundle of actions from Paint the Moon designs the other day and have been having a ball playing with them. I think it might be the first time i have actually paid for actions and I am totally rapt. There is something so satisfying about pushing play and watching your photo edit itself.
So today I finally finshed a new layout, using a whole bunch of kits from Shabby Princess. I love Shabby Princess stuff and have been buying her kits ever since I discovered how wonderful her freebies are. (does that makes sense?) When people tell me they are taking up digiscapping or want to try it, I always send them there, because she has so much great free stuff that you can certainly get a real taste for digital scrapbooking. The newest kit Hopscotch is a beautiful bright, fun kit with lots of great elements. It is included in the credits for my layout called Four.

I used the Piece of cake template available on the Shabby Princess blog, to enter the template challenge for July. I love what I managed here and I love that I finshed it!
Shabby Princess Blog Template Challenge.