Saturday, September 24, 2011

Black & White Photo Tutorial

I can't believe I forgot to come back here and let you all know that I got second place in the DSA Designer Apprentice!!! I still can't believe it. :) Keep an eye on my blog and my Facebook fan page to see when I'm starting my guest spot at ScrapMatters.

I've posted a tutorial on how to get better black and white pictures. I used a few of my sister's engagement pictures I took last month as my examples. I love how great the pictures turned out. I can't wait to show my sister the rest of them. Here is my page with the finished results. 

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Friday, September 9, 2011

geniaBeana Anniversary Blog Train

Welcome to your last stop on geniaBeana Scraps' Anniversary blog train! 

geniaBeana Scraps is celebrating her 3rd year Designerversary AND 1 year ScrapMatters Anniversary all at the same time...and you get the presents! Make sure to check out her store because it's all on sale until Sept. 18. Also if you haven't already done so make sure to stop by her blog and pick up the BEAUTIFUL Mini Kit she has created to celebrate. 


Don't forget to get your application in for her CT Call which ends on Monday. 


And now for your goodie! :)


Download here or here.

You should have come from Digital Scrappin Rocks. If you have gotten lost along the way or are just getting started head over to GeniaBeana Scraps blog for the full list.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Girly Girl Elements

Well here it is...The fifth and final challenge installment for DigiScrapAddicts' Designer Apprentice. We were to make element to go with either our week 2 or week 4 paper packs. I decided to go with my paper pack from last week. We had to include at least 6 layered elements and 4 basics. I knew this week was going to be very busy with getting everything set at school for preschool starting next week. I wanted to get started on this challenge as soon as I possibly could but ended up not getting a chance to really sit down and start creating until Wednesday. It was slow going at first. I had all these different ideas in my head on where I wanted to take this but didn't know where exactly to start. After starting and stopping on several elements I finally got in the groove. After that all the pieces just feel into place.

Going into this contest I did not expect to score as high as what I did. The first week that the scores were posted my jaw about hit the ground when I seen what I had gotten. That also meant the pressure was on. I wanted so badly to continue to do as well as that first week. I just about didn't sign up for the contest because of just getting this new job as a preschool teacher and knew that would take up a lot of time getting the room ready and preparing my curriculum. I am so glad I did take a chance though and go for it because over the last 5 weeks, I have learned so much. Not only about designing but also about what I'm capable of personally.

So without further is the preview for my elements. Hope you like them. You can find the download link in the DSA gallery.


Until next time...Happy Scrapping!