Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Template 29, Self Portrait, and Jessica's Senior Recital

I got my new hard drive installed!! Yay! I also moved all my digiscrap stuff and my photos over to the new drive. Oh does it feel good to free up all that space! I also installed CS4 today:D I LOVE it. I had to customize one of the settings (I HATE the default open-images-in-tabs setting - yuck!), and I'm learning my way around the interface, but I love it so far!! It's definitely different than the PS7 I've been using all these years;) But yet, still very much the same.

In the photography section on BAM, we had a challenge assignment to do a self portrait. I had a lot of fun playing with my camera and putting 2 photos together in Photoshop. Normally, I hate pictures of me, but some of them actually turned out halfway decent;) Here's my self portrait:



Bonus points if you can name the book;)

Many of you may know that we have a horrible internet connection. It comes with the apartment, so we have no control over it. It's supposedly high speed...ha. Anyway, we received a notice today that they're going to upgrade our internet! Yay! It will run 50% better than it does currently. Woohoo! The downside is that it will be off and on from now until Friday. And I scheduled the speed scrap I'm hosting for Thursday. I might move it to Saturday; it depends. I plan to talk to the managers and see what kind of downtime we're looking at. Hopefully it will just be during the workday. So if you don't see me for a couple of days, you'll know why. LOL, not that I have any sort of actual schedule for blogging (other than ridiculously late at night). But we'll have faster internet soon! Yay!

John's sister Jessica asked me to send her the photos I took of her senior recital. But the lighting was AWFUL - horrible noise, red-eye, and dark photos. Speaking of noise, have I mentioned I recently fell in love with the free program Noiseware? There's a link to it in the non-digiscrap links section on here. You should get it if you haven't already. Scroll down to the bottom of that page - you'll want the free community edition. It does amazing things to photos. I should post some before and after shots, just to give you an idea. But you can just download it yourself and play with it;)

Anyway, I digress. After I edited some of the pics (still have more to do), I decided to scrap a few. I sent her the page - I hope she likes it! LOL, she borrowed my flash drive and left her recital poster on it, so I plugged it into my page:) Their other sister Rebecca made the poster. I purposefully blurred out all the personal info for web posting. Here's the page:



Credits:
Kit - TrixieScraps, A Formal Affair
Glitter - Kimi's Kreations, BAM Color Challenge 2
Font - Scriptina

Which brings me to today's template. Template 29 is the LO above;) It's a 2 page LO in PSD format. This is the first LO and template I did in CS4^_^ As always, I'd love to hear from you and see your pages. Here's the preview for template 29:



You can download it here.

And it's time for bed. Night all!

14 comments:

  1. That's a great layout! Lady, can u make it so when I click to DL I don't get taken away from your page? Don't wanna lose you in all the DL chaos! :D

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  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on Apr. 15, 2009. Thanks again.

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  3. What an awesome layout! You are very creative! The book you're reading, looks like it's from Twilight Saga.

    And...I love your templates! I've just finished using one you can view it, if you'd like to.

    http://thebuzzfromqueenb.blogspot.com/2009/04/viva-las-vegas.html

    Also, what is the best way to print this size layout? I print at Costco and usually on a 12 x 18 canvas.

    Thanks for sharing your talent and your time!
    Barb

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  4. Wow, I really like the portrait!

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  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 16 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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  6. Fun! What a creative self-portrait :) You are giving me some ideas that I will hold onto for a few more weeks... Did Jessica major in vocal performance? Your book is something from the Twilight series but I cannot read enough of the words to figure out which book. I'm sure if I could read more I'd know which one it is since I read them all recently... :)

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  7. I agree, definitely a Twilight book. :) Your self-portrait is pretty cool, though I might have moved your hand to the left a little bit, or angled it or something. Right now it almost looks like you're picking your nose. ;)

    Kasie - use Firefox. You can customize the settings to have all links open a new tab so it won't close the page you're looking at.

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  8. Is that Breaking Dawn I spy? LOVE the picture, you're so pretty. ;)

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  9. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

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  10. Sara! You're a movie star!!! That is a beautiful picture! Don't you just love those pictures that turn out so well - those are the ones that you mentally note to make sure and show to your grandkids when you're old and wrinkly and say, "See, kids? Your grandma was a hot babe!" ;) I love the page of Jessica's recital, too! And of course Emma is adorable. :)

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  11. I really like this one! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  12. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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