This Dean Girl thinks this video, with it's selective coloring and wonderful editing, is awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrCklCElQQs
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hope you had a great 4th of July! We did!
Our friends at Sew Geek Austin have 2000 Facebook Likes and decided to do a giveaway! We've contributed this awesome glitter and bling shirt - because Supernatural fans deserve to sparkle, too!
Visit their webpage HERE to enter! And, if you don't win, but want to purchase this FAB shirt, just click HERE to be taken to the store.
Now get Sparklin'!
Monday, June 9, 2014
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Monday, June 24, 2013
I have always been frustrated with the initial visual impression upon entering my home. I don't have a grand entryway or a cute alcove to display fun things. I have... a staircase. And when I greet you at the door, although my dog is friendly, all you see is... a staircase.
After more than a year of debating quotes, silhouettes, painting chevrons or stripes, I got inspired by a Google search of "painted stairs," and decided simple was the way to go; just adding some color would do the trick. Part of my delay was indecision on what to do; but the other part was wondering if I should do it. End the end, though, it's my house and the whole thing is going to have to be painted anyway at the dreaded time of "resale." It is, after all, only paint!
I was at Lowe's to buy concrete for stepping stones (a future post, I'm sure!) and happened through the paint center. They had all these clearance pots of sample colors. I didn't set out to buy paint for the stairs. But here were the perfect colors! I started smiling just thinking about the "new" stairs. I tried to reason with myself that I had too much planned for the day to derail that and paint my stairs. I lost the argument!
Got home, taped the stairs, had the boys help decide the color order of the stairs, and dove right in.
Cash Investment = $12 (including the brush)
Time = 1 hour
Joy it brings me = Priceless!
What project have you been debating? Be brave and get to it!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Fun with animated gifs... I was going through my photo stash (digitally, of course). I have a "sport/speed" setting on my Canon. It takes rapid photos, one right after the other. I make pages with a handful of them, but the real fun is making animated gifs.
Open all the photos in the series and place them in the workspace. "Stack" the phones in sequence into one file so that each photo is a separate layer. When you go to save (in PSE or CSPS), Save for Web - and check that little box that creates so much fun - "animate." You have some timing options to choose - 1, 2, 5 seconds, etc. Most are great at 2 seconds, but my samples are at 5. Depending on the subject, they look a little too frenetic at 2 seconds!
They're just fun and take the memory that can be captured on a page -