When did you grow up?

Do we ever really grow up?   My sister, Barbara, is 5 years older than I am.  As a young girl, I watched the process of her “growing up.”  She started wearing makeup and nylons to school, and I couldn’t wait until I was grown-up enough...

Do you feel like a child?

Do you feel like a child when you are with your parents?  No matter how old you are, or how old they are?  This weekend our daughter, Jennifer, came to visit us. Alone. She left her husband, Trace, their 2 children, Tyler and Emily, and their 3 dogs, Ava,...

Matching Font Types

Have you ever fallen in love with a particular font but didn’t know what it was named?  Perhaps the text was in a magazine advertisement, on another digital scrapbooker’s layout, or even on a pack of Journal Cards you received in a designer’s...

Owning it

In the mid-90’s, I was what my family affectionately called a “gym rat.”  I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and was at the gym by 5:00 am. My routine lasted about 90 minutes, so I could be home in time to be sure Jennifer and...

Metamorphosis Introductory Pricing ends August 14th

Just a quick reminder that Introductory pricing on “Metamorphosis” ends August 14th – just 2 days from now.  “Metamorphosis:  a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something.” We’ve all had major changes in our lives...

How to Adjust Exposure in Photoshop

Are you a photographer who knows the ideal camera settings to use for every lighting situation you are in?  Or do you more often rely on your camera presets to make those decisions for you? Wherever you find yourself on this spectrum, Photoshop has multiple tools that...

Felix gets a home… and a new name

A stray cat adopted us a few months ago. She wasn’t a feral cat.  She was someone’s pet who either was abandoned or got lost and couldn’t find her way home.  (For the backstory:  Apparently, we have a cat.)  I spent time trying to...

Using the Color Replacement Tool

Last week we learned how to Recolor Semi-Transparent Images using a Color Fill Adjustment Layer. This method helps you easily customize the beautiful blendable elements, stamps, and accents that come in some collections, allowing you to stretch your digi-stash. Today...

What is YOUR “Lay’s Potato Chip?”

Most of us probably know the tag line for Lay’s Potato Chips…..”Bet you can’t eat just one!” To me the tag line “Bet you can’t eat just one” means more than what it says. To me it means “Bet-you...