Monday, March 28, 2011

He Said/She Said

Marissa- "Ryan, you're SOO adorable, I think I want another baby brother" 
               "We don't want Ryan to grow up, because he's TOO cute!"
               "RYAN JOSEPH!"-This is a pretty frequent Marissa quote :)

Ryan has been saying more and more new words EVERY day, he has been repeating everything and even
         some of the stuff he doesn't say I know he understands, like if I say, "Ryan, will you get mommy her    
         phone, he'll actually bring it to me!" Ryan started saying, "sock," he puts an extra C in there though and I'll
         just let ya imagine what comes out!  He also learned to say, "yeehaw," when he's riding a horsey and he's
         totally obsessed with his, "boots."  Great Grandpa and Great Uncle Johnny may have a farm helper soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Playing with Photoshop!

I bought Photoshop Elements 9 a few weeks ago and have been trying to get it all figured out, I'm starting to really get all the layers down, I think.  Here's a little something I edited today, I"m pretty happy with the outcome!

Monday, March 14, 2011

He Said/She Said

I think every day my 3 year old daughter says something that cracks me up!  I thought I'd start a weekly post of the things the kids say that make me laugh, a few that make me cry, and maybe a little bit of the in betweens.  Ryan is not quite the chatterbox his big sis is yet, but I'm sure it won't be long, he's saying new words ALL the time.  I thought this was a neat idea after seeing the quotable quotes post on Erin's Blog Sunny Side UP.

A conversation Marissa and I had in the van approaching our intersection:
Marissa: I see my house!!!
Me: Who's house is it?
Marissa: Mine
Me: Well actually it's my house and Daddy's, but we share it with you because we love you.  When you turn 18 you have to move out and go to school and get a job and buy your own house, but it can't be very far away b/c I'll miss you.
Marissa: (Gives me a look that I can't describe and makes me feel like the worst parent ever since my 3 year  old was taking this conversation VERY seriously!)
Me: It's a really long time until you turn 18, you'll be a lot bigger then.  You can go to college like Aunt Rachel when you turn 18!

Today while talking about my 47 year old uncle who lives at home with my grandparents I decided I didn't regret this conversation.  When asked what she's going to do when she turns 18, she now proudly announces, "Move outta the house"   I hope I'm not causing any psychological damage, since really I'd probably let her live with me until the end of time, MOST days anyway.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Major Hairstyle Change!

I have a tendency to let my hair grow out REALLY long and then on a whim get it all chopped off!  I'm really loving my new style now though, so I'm planning to keep it up, which means more than 1 trip/year to the beauty salon! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Dig You Template!

It's taken me a few hours this afternoon of playing with photoshop to figure out how to create my own template, but I FINALLY got one made and scrapped a quick page!  I had to search shutterfly for some pics for this, I bought a new laptop so I don't have many pictures on it yet.  I hope to make many many more templates to share!  I've got to work tonight but sometime I'll figure out how to share the psd file via blog with ya!
Click on the template to download for free!  Enjoy :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My HOME MADE Camera Strap Slip Cover

I hadn't really thought about getting a strap cover for my camera, but then I saw this post on Sarah's blog and decided I HAD to have one!!!  I have a little experience with a sewing machine, I've pieced a few quilts, I made a few clothing items in high school home economics which weren't exactly wearable.  I found these fairly simple instructions for making your own camera strap.  My strap by all means did NOT turn out PERFECT, but it is usable and I LOVE it.  I especially LOVE the way it feels when I put my camera around my neck as the regular strap kinda rubs and isn't really very comfortable.  I plan to make several more of these, I have a whole box of scrap material begging to be used!!!  I may even get a little fancier with the next one, making ruffles, using 2 different fabrics, maybe some minky, OH the possibilities!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Text Added!

I did figure this out and it turned out that my text tool was changed to text layer mask.  I hadn't been right clicking on the tool so I didn't know that I could even change options here.  SOOO glad I figured this out and now I have a little more complete looking layouts!

Photoshop Elements 9

I just bought Photoshop Elements 9 last week!  I'm sooo excited to start editing my pictures with it, but I have SOOOO much to learn about it too!  I have figured out how to use it for making Scrapbook pages, except I had some trouble adding text to it.  I made these pages using templates, which I'm in love with right now!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Grandkid Photo's!!!

I took these pics for my inlaws a couple weeks ago.  They recently did a MAJOR remodel of their living room and wanted a BIG picture of all 4 of their grand kids to hang above the couch.  My baby boy wasn't feeling well the day we took these and I don't believe my daughter had a nap, so getting just a few shots was a miracle!