Okay, so I'm a year older.....yesterday was my 51st birthday!! Ack!! I can't believe I said that!! So...I'm definitely older. But wiser? Well, if you count the grey hairs, hot flashes & get out of my face comments, well, then yes!! I am learning to let me, be me!! About time, don't you think?
Speaking of learning, I got the most wonderful gift from my parents this Christmas.....Adobe Photoshop Elements 9!!! Sooooo freaking excited about that!! I've been working on it a little bit at a time. That's about all I can handle!! I had Elements 2.....OMG, I couldn't even get a book for that one!!! Everything I tried to do on this program, was a chore. Though, I am thankful & grateful that Kevin allowed me to use it, and that I started using v.9 with some understanding & knowledge. Looking forward to learning how to use all of the cool effects & maybe start doing digital LOs!!
I know that I haven't talked much about this Christmas....it was hard to not have all of my kids here. I suppose that by not talking about it, I didn't have to face the fact that I miss them sooooo verrry, verrry much!! -- getting teary eyed! So, all things considered, it turned out to be very nice, but quiet. And with a few special surprises thrown in for good measure!! More on that later!
Okay, enough of the sappy stuff....on to the project.......
More Precious Than Gold
Love this pic of my DD Ashley, it was taken this summer, when she came to visit, before setting off for El Paso. I love this pic of her....she may not agree...and that's okay!! I chose the colors from her shirt....purple, very regal. And naturally, the title came easily, after that. Besides...she is more precious than gold!!!
I've been having a hard time getting good pics of my LOs, lately....the sun hasn't been out much.......that really doesn't help....I think it's just more depressing.
Using up my Swirlydoos 'Irresistible' kit.....love this one!! That gorgeous House of Three/Pink Paislee paper, is slathered in gold Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist! I also added lots of Prima flowers & more flowers, ribbons & doodads from Flights of Fancy.
Here's a collage (thank you Adobe!!) of the closeups.....
Okay, so I'm still learning!!! I've seen this on other blogs, and thought it was so cool, I just had to learn this one first! I also used Lisa's circle corner punch technique, on the paper, only I reversed the effect. Love this technique.....you gotta check out her blog for the tut, and then try it!! So simple, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it first!! I sure did!! LOL I'll post the direct link on my sidebar.
I used a gold leafing pen, by Krylon on the frame from Teresa Collins. Gold resin swirls are from Jolee's. Vintage corset image is from Altered Pages, via one of my Snobby Walrus kits. Speaking of, I really miss SW, Tracy & the DTs!!!! Hoping that everything is okay, and that everyone will be back soon!!
Don't feel too bad for me....I get to visit DD & my grand-son Mason in a couple of weeks!! Can't wait!!! Going to Puerto Rico to see Kevin, will be more challenging. Somehow, it will work out. BTW, did you apply for the Webster's Pages DT call? I sure did, just in the nick of time! Will I make it? Only if it's meant to be!!!
And don't forget to enter my Second Chance RAK!! Only a few more days left!!
That's it for now, gotta get some sleep before going to work tonight!! Ugh!! First night is always tough!!