Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Digiscrapping using GIMP 2.4

I've been digiscrapping only since August 2007 and started using GIMP since mid September when wanting to use a free image manipulating software. So far GIMP has come up trumps, with each new layout I'm learning more and more about it with the endless amount of tutorials available on the web. This latest layout was aided with a Photoshop Friday tutorial by Jessica Sprague to create the butter-fly overlay from a different coloured butterfly patterned paper by Shauna Burke-Smith at http://www.pineappleplantation.blogspot.com/. The end result, I was able to create this in GIMP by adapting the original tut. New things just learned have been to create text along a path, see curved text and the blue border (stroke selection) on the journaled tag.

Credits: paper created by petit moineaux at http://petitmoineaux.blogspot.com ,overlay created from Butterfly Garden paper created by Shauna Burke-Smith at www.PineapplePlantation.blogspot.com ,tag created from Scrap Girls freebie Naturescape Paper Special BlossomBlue ,layout created using the Gimp with help from Jessica Sprague's Photoshop Friday tutorial on creating an overlay from patterned paper.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A productive January

Well, we made great progress in Colin's room. He now has a new sound proof wall between our bedroom and his one. Brian has build a false wall, as a result we can now crank up the tv and home theatre system in our bedroom and Colin no longer complains about the noise! Our friend Neil came around on the weekend and wallpapered the new wall with Colin's pic of retro design and I must say he picked very well. His room is now set up now for the up and coming teenage years with a new glass top L-shaped desk and king single bed. We are all very happy with the end result.

Credits: Digitreats Run papers available at http://digitreats.typepad.com/, layout my own design based on idea from Jessica Sprague.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jet Ski Fun on New Year's day

What a cool way to spend New Year's day on the water with the Gee's, Jamieson's & McCarty's. Barry supplied the power toy and fun in the form of biskit and knee board. With the food and drink supplied by all of us what we didn't manage to polish of the night before. The day was hot with no wind when we all met up at Pauatahanui jet boat inlet mid afternoon. We have loading up the van down to a fine art, that includes Sam's sea kayak and our little 3 burner bbq. Which Brian cooks our meat and sausages on, yum yum! Colin, Connor & Cameron now all knee board and even Lynn & I managed to get up, though mine took 4 attempts! The fun continued till 8pm ish when we all headed back home.
Credits: Multi frame template by Yin Designs at GDS

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year to you all...

Welcome to 2008, hope you all celebrated in style. We had a poolside bbq at Barry's who ordered the weather spot on again as per usual. The kids were in and out of the pool amuzing themselves, while the adults relaxed with continual grazing nibbles & drinks. The new year went off with kids jumping in the pool again on midnight and a small neighbourhood display of fireworks...

Credits : Quick Page Deacon's Closet by FlergsMissMint, AfterMidnight sticker & stamp by PeppermintCreative.com