Wednesday, July 31, 2013

That digital washi tape tutorial

I know, I promised it like a week ago, but then, you know, life happened. It just has the habit of doing that you know.

Anyway, enjoy!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Project Life–Weeks 7-11

project life 2013 tag - life as their mom

Note to everyone – I am still doing my project life. I mean I’m way behind (duh). I just finished my pages for the first week of June. BUT. I am not quitting! Anyway, here are the next set of pages because I, um, forgot I was sharing them on my blog until I redid the “Found on the Blog” page.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Edit like this…

Edit like this… is a set of simple picture only photo editing tutorials. If you need something more clearly explained, or you have a question feel free to comment with it. I used Photoshop CS3 to complete this edit.

edit like this 7 - life as their mom

Sunday, July 14, 2013

2013 Book Challenge–I finally hit 50 books!

In celebration of finally, finally, finally making it to 50 books on my 2013 Reading Challenge (my goal is to read 100) I thought I’d share a little post about books! I’m going to say a little bit about each of my favorite books I’ve read so far. Enjoy!

2013 Book Challenge Favorites 1 - Life as Their Momthe only order those are in is alphabetical

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A close up on my shadows.

When it comes to scrapbooking I spend a lot of time and thought on my shadows. It gets kind of weird obsess-y. Anyway… I spend a lot of time on them. I want them to look as near perfect as I can get them. Mind you, they aren’t perfect, but, if I may so, they are pretty dang good. Converting my layouts to web size I think sometimes takes all that hard work that I did, and it kind of tones it down.

I decided, earlier today, to participate in one of my first challenges at Two Peas in a Bucket – mind you – Two Peas is a primarily paper store and gallery. I am not a paper scrapbooker. BUT. My goal is to make my digital pages look as realistic as possible. So, it seemed like a good idea.

My page for their 213 in 2013: Me - May 8:
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

We’re going to grow some veggies.

indoor egg carton garden - life as their mom

Last year we went all out and bought the Jiffy Professional Greenhouse Kit and planted pumpkins, squash, okra, carrots, and um, something else. We got all organic seeds and the big boys and I spent an evening getting it all set up. Then we babied it, and watched it, and watered it, and followed the directions to a tee.

Then we noticed the only thing that survived and prospered to planting time was the squash and pumpkins. But that was fine – we could live with that. Then we got these nasty black caterpillars that came and ate all our poor baby plants. To put it mildly, we weren’t too happy with how our little foray into gardening went, and it just reminded us why the only plants we have are our hardy bushes and azaleas out in our front bed.

A few weeks ago Bella found some seed packets that somehow ended up in one of the drawers in the kids’ dresser and ever since she has been begging us to plant them and make a vegetable garden. It’s all the girl talked about for days and days. But we really didn’t want to spend a ton of money on it again in case those nasty caterpillars came back. We had just finished a large container of eggs and it just so happened to be a biodegradable container – so we picked up some dirt this weekend and decided to plant us some veggies.