Thursday, August 26, 2010

You say you like free?

I was happy to find these two really cute digital mini-kits on Minitoko's blog today:

And to make things even better...they are both totally FREE! Simply check out Minitoko's shop here and enjoy! And don't forget to add her to your blog roll so you don't miss out on future freebies! If you're a fan of Kitschy Digitals you'll love her stuff!

Ever since school started I've been busy teaching, getting back to the gym and testing out paint colors on my scrapbook room wall. Well, I should say my soon-to-be new scrapbook room wall! I'm moving out of my old scrap room to another room in the house with much more natural light and much less susceptibility to extreme temperatures. 

I am still undecided on a color but it'll definitely be in the vintage blue family {if there is such a thing!}

I think my pal Ginger and I are also going to register for our second half marathon. It's the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon at the end of October.

It should be a beautiful run through the Napa Valley {heck, the race starts at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery!} I mean, how bad could it be, right? Perhaps a nice pinot noir post-run? Well, at least after a nice big lunch! 

We officially started our training this week so wish us luck!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day!

Yes, it's that time of year again! In honor of this special day for fellow Duranies such as myself I made this digital page last night:

I also was motivated to create this page in order to participate in the current challenge over at the These Are A Few of My Favorite Things challenge blog.

I've been on a digital scrapbook roll these past few days. I made these as well:

So in the spirit of Duran Duran Appreciation Day, please share your favorite Duran Duran memory. Here's mine:

Simon Le Bon picked me out of the audience to introduce him at the end of their show back in July of 2005. Yeah, every Duranie's dream, right?!? 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

back to digital...

I've been working on lots of mini books lately and am in the midst of a Mou Saha 7gypsies-inspired album (I l.o.v.e. the yellow!) involving lots of painting and misting but I decided to change it up a bit yesterday since I bought some new digi goodness. Here's what I came up with:

I've been getting a bit frustrated with my Photoshop v 5.0 and am now considering v 8.0. Anyone have any thoughts? I'm liking the photo merging capability as well as easier quick-edit tools and it's only $75 on Amazon. I'll try the free 30-day trial version and get a hands-on feel for it. 

I'm so bummed I missed the SF Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. The good news is I discovered that it'll be back just in time for the holidays. I've marked my calendar for December 18 & 19th when it returns to SF. Yay!

Speaking of craft fairs, I'm hoping to make it to the SF Antique Fair next weekend. Looks like there should be a lot of fun finds there!