Full speed ahead!

22 Jan

Alright, this has been a very busy couple of days lately! But fun!!!

The very first course-for-the-year-2008, Now We’re Rockin’ with Photoshop, has just started its second run over at our playground, and I’m so excited to be part of the journey of the new (and not so new) students! I inevitably end up spending most of my time skipping around the class forum and the gallery, and of course there’s the regular main forum where we all hang out and the main PSF gallery where we hang our layouts 😆 Love the buzz and natural high that Jessica’s courses always create! 🙂

I completed my layout for the Oscraps Designer Spotlight Challenge featuring Annie Manning / Paint the Moon. It was a lot of fun, even if I did spend an entire day working on my layout (one day before the deadline for uploading, so it was a do-or-die situation again for me! 😆 ). It was totally an experiment and a wild thing I just thought of in my mind (with a bit of a prompt from my son, who suggested that I use a shadow for the multiple-photo requirement). And because I had never done any layout like this before, never dreamed I’d ever make a layout like this, it was totally playtime for me! I ended up with more than 140 layers (i kid you not! Though I did merge them in the end, when I was done), and just as many layers of smiles on my face when dh told me it was his favorite layout.

Here’s what I made (this counts as my LOAD for Day 19!)

Backside - Oscraps challenge Jan08

Journaling reads:

any which way i look at it… BACKSIDE, front end, sideways, right side up, or upside down,,, i see one and the same thing: a boy i will love forever and always, heaven’s gift, my precious son.

CREDITS:

All items from Annie Manning’s Nature’s Glow kit, plus Michelle Coleman’s Glow overlay & paper, Sara Carling’s treelove paper, Jason Gaylor’s brush, and atomic cupcake.

Thank you to all my darling friends on the playground (and on Oscraps too!) who left such kind comments. And Annie, thank you!, your comments totally made my day too! 😀

LOADDDDDDD Updates

I missed posting my latest Daily December layouts (which were my LOAD for Days 18 and 20). I have yet to make my LOAD #21 and 22. Phew! Gotta be working fast now! 😉

Here was LOAD Day 18 (which was also Daily December No. 13)

Singin’ the Blues

Journaling reads:

it’s inevitable. the weather changes a bit and soon the sniffles, the viruses, and the asthma come marching in.

you’re so used to it by now, though, that you can watch TV and play without giving a second thought to that mask covering half your precious faces. hey, we may be singing the blues, but at least we’re singing, right?

CREDITS: Jessica’s fab Daily December template, Katie Pertiet’s grid frame, Michelle Coleman’s topper  and Winter Wonderland papers, beaded and jeweled snowflakes, and charm jewels. Also: Emily Merritt’s paper, my own gemstone, and John’s Photoblast EZaction used on the photos.

And now here is the LOAD I made for Day 20:

Santa’s Secret Message

Journaling reads:

many tomorrows from now, the letters you write to santa will come to an end… but i hope, no matter how old you get, you will always carry within your heart santa’s little secret: when you give love wholeheartedly, you receive much, much more than you could ever dream of.

CREDITS:

Jessica’s fab DD template, Michelle Coleman’s topper & paper, Katie Pertiet’s grid frame and quotes, Papers by Lisa Warren and Misty Mareda, atomic cupcake, and elisabethmey for the super-cute christmas hero freebies.

I’m running out of Daily December ideas! 😆

Delayed but not Delinquent! 😉

So I took longer to put up the last set in the Pasteleria series. Parting is such sweet sorrow… I hate to see this kit end, but am excited to explore making the next freebie kit for you, my sweeties!

{ Click on image for larger view }

Pasteleria Set 4 Preview

Here’s what comes with this set: Teal Garden is a textured solid paper; Baby’s Breath-Love is a pastel blue paper with lavender heart doodles that I made; and SoftSun-Torn Edge is a 12×12 textured orange paper with a torn edge (if you want to use it as a photo mat or a journaling space, feel free to resize it 😉 )

The jumbo brad that I promised would come is now here! (Preview shows its “actual” size in relation to the layout size above). You can easily resize it to make it a smaller brad too.

There’s a heart doodle that you can use as a frame, as an accent, as a journaling block… And then, at the last minute, I decided to create WordArt to go with the kit as well. The quote is by ralph waldo emerson.

Hope you like this last set too!

Here’s where you click to get the last set of Pasteleria!

Alrighty then… I would want to sit a while longer with you, my sweeties, but it is almost 4AM again in my part of the world, and I need to get some rest so that I can catch up with 2 LOADS by tomorrow!

As the ever-playful, bouncy Tigger says: Tata for now!!!

PS. Angela, I’ll post tomorrow or the next day about the Lasik experience 😉 I hope your son’s surgery was a huge success!

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17 Responses to “Full speed ahead!”

  1. Deb P. Tuesday, 29 January 2008 at 5:14 am #

    Love love love the blue paper! Fabulous wordart! Heck, it’s all wonderful!!! Love ya!

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  2. Pinewoodtoo(Ann) Saturday, 26 January 2008 at 12:00 am #

    LivE,
    You are the best. I love reading your blog and seeing all your work. You are so helpful at JSprague and make the nicest comments regarding my work. I wanted to let you know I now have a blog YAY! it is http://www.woodsmoke-pinewoodtoo.blogspot.com This will be only my second day writing it to but I think I’ll enjoy it. Ann

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  3. dawns Friday, 25 January 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    Liv…what else can I say, but AMAZING! Your Backside LO, your beautiful Pasteleria, your generosity & knowledge, and your friendship.
    Thank you from the bottom of our collective JS hearts.

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  4. Donna S Friday, 25 January 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    That Backside Layout knocked my socks off – WOW! Beautiful and I LOVE your heartfelt journaling.

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  5. latz Wednesday, 23 January 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    Add another WOW to your ‘backside’ LO. I also love photos of the backs of kids. My hubby always teases me when I take photos like that–but I love how they create a sense of adventure from their perspective. Thanks again for the freebies!

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  6. elly Wednesday, 23 January 2008 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks!!

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  7. Chrystal Wednesday, 23 January 2008 at 5:43 am #

    Your LO is amazing. Glad to hear that your hubby liked it as well. I usually get the “that’s nice” comment when I show my husband a LO. 🙂

    & Thanks for the freebie!!

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  8. HarleyGirl Wednesday, 23 January 2008 at 3:05 am #

    thanks for the last part of Pasteleria. I gotta say the LO you did for LOAD Day 19 is one of THE coolest I have ever seen.

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  9. Heather Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    Soooooo, did you win? When do we get to find out that yours won? Your LO is absolutely sublime.

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  10. Veevs Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    I echo everyone else’s comments and just WOW!! If there was a bowing and curtsying icon here I would include them coz you are truly the QUEEN of talent and creativity!!

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  11. Carol Dillon Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi Liv, absolutely love your backside layout!!! Your poor boy with asthma, I really felt for him when I saw the layout.

    Now I am home I can catch up on all the wonderful freebies you have put on your blog this year!
    Carol 🙂

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  12. Lindsan Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    Your Oscraps LO is amazing. There must be something wrong with my brain because I just don’t *get* how people can do LOs this beautifully. I didn’t even try for this one, it’s so out of my style and league that I just left it. But you rocked it Liv.

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  13. JeanneT Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Oh My GOODNESS!!!! That layout is spectacularly awesome! Well, all your creations are, but this one….man oh man!! Oh if I could have just a teensy tiny bit of your talent…

    Thanks for the freebie, too. :o)

    smooch, smooch!

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  14. Jana Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Liv, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! This Lo is phenomenal! I just keep looking & looking at it in total awe!

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  15. Kari Holt Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 8:46 am #

    On my knees groveling for your forgiveness … I’ve been so behind in my blog surfing and I’m wanting to catch up so badly!! I want to comment on every darn post but time does not allow so I’ll just say I *LOVE* you beyond words and love to see your work! That LO for the O’Scraps contest … I’m speechless!!! All of the freebies you’ve been posting … I can’t wait to be back on my desktop with my EHD so I can download them!!! You are a treasure to me 🙂

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  16. Tori Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 7:44 am #

    I heart the “backside” laylot! Love the others as well!

    We’ve had to do the mask thing too with all three boys. A pediatric pulmonologist told me that Caucasian boys have very small windpipes so they have more problems. Guess it’s the same for your little ones.

    I am only seven days away from having all the Daily Decembers done…but running out of pictures. How sad is that?

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  17. Dewnie Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 5:43 am #

    Thank you!! I just love your layouts!! Your freebies are appreciated!! Your friendship is valued!!
    Dawn(boston)

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