Oh, WOW!!!

19 Feb

I’ve been waiting for February to roll around because I’ve been waiting for this particular magazine to come out…

PeopleAsia FebCover

If you’re wondering why, and if you’ll allow me to shamelessly toot just this once 😉 … here’s why: because it has the very first magazine article that I’ve written on it! 😀

Remember my friends Jun and Abby de Leon? Well, in all the decades that Jun has been top photographer in the country, this is the first time (to my knowledge) that he has ever agreed to come out in a feature article in a mag… and he had some requirements, hehe. One of those requirements, to my huge surprise, was that I write his article for him. 🙂 (He didn’t tell me… I only found out when the mag people called me to ask me to write the article… 😀 Have I said that I truly like this guy? :D)

So… here it is (another one on my “Things To Do in My Lifetime” List checked!):

PeopleAsia-FullArticle

Here are the pages, one by one, for my dear friend Noel who requested to be able to read it. 🙂

(PS. If you click on each image, you can get the enlarged view. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, hold down the control key as you scroll and you’ll get an even larger view 😉 …. oh, and I blocked out my last name… hope you don’t mind)

Love…Cameras page1

Love…Cameras page2

Love…Cameras page3

I joined Jun and Abby during their pictorial which was held early December (you can imagine how long I’ve been waiting for this to come out! :D). Seeing the lights and the perfect set-up just sitting there, waiting for the taking, I couldn’t resist and shamelessly snapped a few of my own photos while I was at the studio. Here’s one of the photos that I took, spruced up on a layout which I gave this lovely couple for Christmas:

Love in the Time of Cameras

CREDITS:

Michelle Coleman – WinterFrost Paper; Jason Gaylor – Japanese Foliage brushes; Fonts: BeoSans & Jane Austen / Photo by LivE

What Makes My Heart Smile

Speaking of layouts and artwork… I love love letters, don’t you? I especially love them when they’re accompanied by scribbles that are hardly legible… 😆

My 5-year-old son J is at that stage when he goes through paper with as much mercy as a shredding machine… but I don’t mind his using up all our paper when what he comes up with totally makes my heart burst with tender affection:

i luv papa, i luv mama

He’s into mixed media, haha! He received a bunch of Pooh stickers in his goody bag from Family Day which we celebrated at his school yesterday. He combined those stickers with his crayonwork and dotted all the pages (there were more than 6, but I didn’t add them all here, considering that just one of this would put a smile on my face that could reach all around the world and back). Each of the papers had “I luv mama” or “I luv papa” … awwww!!! Gotta love kids!

I scanned them for prosperity… and so that one day, when he’s a teenager, I can bring these out and tell him, “See? You loved us once!” 😆

Dilly-Dallying…

is what I’m doing…

Little Dreamer Designs has come up with an apprenticeship program, which is something that I’m sure has long been awaited by many who have wanted to get into the design world. A few of us from the Spraground ( you read that right: our playground has been christened Spraground (couldn’t resist the play with words!), with permission from Jes and Jared too! 😀 ) have decided to try our luck… I know I’m going to be up against a ton of great and seasoned designers, but no guts, no glory! (Hear me pushing myself? Trying to convince myself? 😆 ) Actually: it’s as simple as this–I promised myself at the start of the year that I would get into lots of adventures, so here I am, merely fulfilling my resolutions! hehehe.

So I’ve been doodling and drawing and brainstorming and imagining and doing everything else that it takes to come up with the required mini kit for application–everything but the actual doing. Uhmmm… so far, I’ve come up with nothing. Lots in my mind and nothing on my compy. 😆 Except for something for you, which I couldn’t help making…

Here’s the layout I made with it:

Perfect Moment

Here’s what I came up with while playing for the past week: 2 papers, some embellishments, and this plopper. Initially I planned on making a template for all you sweeties… that template developed into a plopper… and then, while I was making the plopper, I thought to myself… why not give all the individual elements that I used to come up with this plopper as well? 😉

So today you get the plopper, and tomorrow I’ll upload other parts of this mini kit…

I hope you like today’s freeb, and that you can find some use for it! Here’s the preview of the plopper (I used a stock photo on it). Credits for CU items I used can be found, as usual, in the TOU!

{Click on image for larger view}

LivEdesigns PerfectMoment Plopper Preview

This plopper comes as a .psd file… I’ve included a clipping mask to make it really easy to use. All you have to do is insert your photo layer between the plopper and the mask, hover your mouse on the line that divides your photo and the photo mask till you see the little snowman-like icon, and Alt-Click to clip the photo to the mask. You can add journaling or a title or you can leave it as it is… all up to you! 😉

Download the Perfect Moment plopper here. Thank you in advance for the love you leave on my blog! 😉

Well, I’ve got to get back to the other things that are swirling around in my mind (lots to think of and plan for)… so hope to see you around again tomorrow for the rest of the Perfect Moment mini kit!

May today be filled with perfect moments for you, my sweeties! (((hugs)))

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18 Responses to “Oh, WOW!!!”

  1. Vera Saturday, 26 April 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve read their story but I’ve always wondered how they ended up together. Amazing. You write beautifully and they made the right choice in you 🙂

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  2. Elizabeth Friday, 14 March 2008 at 1:57 am #

    Thank you so much, I love the torn photo mat.

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  3. noel culbertson Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    oh yeah!!!! thank you so much for posting this for me, my dear! you are such a talented lady… you constantly amaze me! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    will you get me an autographed copy???

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  4. Joanie Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Liv,
    Good for you! I am happy for you that you were able to do this and do it so well.

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  5. Jackie Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 9:31 am #

    I love the article that you did..you have such a gift with words…and the other little secret you have…hum……..and I hear there is a picture of that too 🙂

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  6. NanaJeanne Sunday, 24 February 2008 at 2:47 am #

    I am in awe! (Bowing and scraping…)

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  7. Joyce Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    Thanks so much. I love this.

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  8. Scrap Evangel Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 2:25 am #

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. Where are the Sprague Playground challenges posted? Are they on the forums on her website?

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  9. Lori from Tucson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Thank you so much! This is beautiful. And it is thrilling to hear about your magazine article. I’m impressed and happy for you. Congratulations.

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  10. dewnie Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 1:43 am #

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Terebene Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 12:22 am #

    Congrats on your article. It is wonderful! Thanks for posting so we could all read it. Thank you for the plopper, too. Good luck on the design contest – I know you will do amazingly!

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  12. latz Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    Liv–such a love story–it made my heart smile. You should be so pleased ’cause we all are with your work. Thanks for your freebies and best of luck on the LD effort as well.

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  13. Stacy Featherston Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 10:55 am #

    Liv,
    You should be so very PROUD!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me…you are a true artist. Great work…
    Stacy

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  14. chrystal Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 5:24 am #

    This just confirms my suspicion: you are amazing! congrats on the article, and thanks for the plopper!

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  15. Carol Dillon Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 4:17 am #

    Wow Liv!You are so talented!

    How cute is your son’s artwork.

    And thankyou so much for the plopper (do you giggle when you say that word or is it just me lol).
    Carol 🙂

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  16. Lindsan Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 4:08 am #

    OMG! That is all I can get out. You. You are amazing.

    Oh, I have no doubt that you will be accepted. No doubts whatsoever.

    Beautiful plopper. 😀

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  17. Scrap Evangel Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 3:25 am #

    All of these layouts are absolutely gorgeous! Come and check out the amazing video clip on my blog.

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  18. Joan Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 2:13 am #

    Liv, I loved reading your article. Talent abounds you. Throw some my way, no fair you got it all. Love your new plopper. Good luck with your apprentice program, they would have to be insane not to accept you. Love ya, GF

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