Wednesday, May 18, 2011


So, I was asked to teach a Photoshop class for church. My visiting teacher even came and told me how excited she was for it! I realized that I need to go brush up on my photoshop skills! I am definitely not a professional photographer, and there are so many people who are way better than me at Photoshop... But I do know a few things.

Anyway, here is what I played around with this morning, from a family trip to Zion's last year. I think I'm addicted to that "dirty" filter... I want to put it on ALL my photos!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Scoop

If you tried to go to either of my Etsy shops this week, you probably saw the note about how my shop was closed because my baby was in the hospital. I just wanted to say, he is doing great now! I never took any pictures, partly because it was too sad and partly because in the whirlwind of activity that happened, I forgot to get my camera.

Anyway, what happened was, the poor kid got pneumonia. The doctor said there was really nothing we could have done to prevent it; germs are everywhere and he just ran into the wrong bug. I was feeling almost crazy because it came on so fast, I wasn't even sure if he was that sick. His breathing seemed fast and labored, and he had a fever, but there have been times he's seemed a lot sicker and it wasn't that serious. Finally I decided to just take him to the doctor. I was almost sure they'd give me that "You are a crazy, overanxious mother" look and send us home, but the doctor listened to his lungs and took his oxygen level. Neither one was doing well. They took an x-ray, saw the pneumonia in his right lung, and admitted him pretty fast after that. We are really lucky to have great doctors who fixed him right up. He was only in the hospital for 2 days. His last day, he was off oxygen, monitors, IV, and running like crazy around the Pediatric unit.

He is still sick but at least the worst is over (hopefully) and he's home getting better. We are very blessed, it could have been much worse!

So, that's what happened this week. I am back now, both the shops are open. I'm going to spend the next few days trying to catch up on some custom orders and then next week you should see lots of new stuff flying coming in, so keep checking back!

Monday, May 2, 2011

NEW! Digital Scrapbook Supplies

With the opening of Perfect Printables, I'm rolling out a lot of new products, here's another one:

Yep, all you digital scrapbookers, here's a big treat, and when I say big, I mean BIG. This collection includes over 60 pattern papers. I love this collection. It's so versatile. If you want to use it for Easter scrapbooking, it will work great, but I've also designed it so that there are LOTS of beautiful non-Easter themed pages, so there really is no limit to what you can do with this collection. Plus the best part: It's only $6 at my Etsy shop.

And if you haven't explored digital scrapbooking, you should look into it. Seriously. I think the best thing about it is there are no stacks of paper to organize, no little scraps that you don't know what to do with, and you can get your scrapbooking printed into beautiful books at places like Snapfish. Hey, you don't even have to be a scrapbooker to enjoy this collection. You could even use it to make cards, invitations, really there's no limit.

Plus, it's so affordable! All you need is your imagination and Photoshop, and of course this new huge collection that will give you tons of mileage!