Thursday, April 30, 2009


Very fortunate children. I am proud of my good friend Pamela. Choosing what is best for our families is the job we treasure as mothers. I will miss my daily dose of Digitreats ,but I applaud the brave decision to set aside wants and desires for the best for your loved ones. See ya around sweetie. I don't say goodbye.

have fun with the kids,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back in action

I am back and ready for anymore questions. I had to reformat my computer so when I reload my Memory Manager I will do some screen shots for using a shadow copy to protect your pictures.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trip Over

I am now back from my trip. Now that I can think again, I am out of ideas for tutorials. Any suggestions?


Friday, April 10, 2009

Feeling Obsolete

I have been checking out these links and feeling so unnecessary. Glad I have such kind and generous readers or I would have fallen flat on my face in the first post. Can you tell I am having vacation withdrawals already? Pity party for one coming up. Be sure to go to these links and explore. This is exciting. I will add them to the side of my blog when I get to it. Nice to have more resources available.

Enjoy all,

CM link

I got a lovely comment today. In all the excitement I have had with my new blog, I neglected to post links to Creative Memories resources and now one has been included in this comment. Thank you Kris. I knew I was getting help from all corners. Any other helpful links shared with me will be included in future posts. Travelling again tomorrow. I thought a month sounded like a long time until I got here and now it is over. :(

Hello! Have you seen this on CM's site?

I just discovered it and they give you page ideas but then walk you through the steps! Plus CM now has embellishment freebies - torn edge to put on any paper, yeah!Thanks for all your great tuts!


Looking forward to any more questions that I can explore answering. Have a good weekend folks.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Align Alpha

Well ladies I am playing at my friends scrapbook weekend. I wanted to work with aligning and spacing alphas.

First, crediting the designer whose product I chose. Here are the links to Digitreats store with the specific paper and alpha.

Now begin with loading alphas in the elements. Place the background and then drag onto the page the letters that you want to use. I found that this "l" is special so it will wait until later. First, adjust one letter to the size you want all of them to be. (*note: the anchor letter will be the last one selected in order to make all the others line up according to the one that is finished*)

I made my "o" the size I want the letters to end up being. I also placed it in the vicinity of its permanent spot. Then selecting the "e", and shift plus "v" followed by the shift plus "o". (Holding shift when selecting a layer allows multiple layers to be selected.) After a multiple selection is made the sizing option becomes active. Select make same size.

The align option has also become active with multiple layers selected. Choose align middle (align bottom is another option that would work here.) Now, the letters have lined up the way I want them. They can now be spaced by selecting space horizontally this is such a fantastic tool. A little "fiddling" could be called for here before grouping them .They can now be grouped together when aligned and spaced as you want them. This makes them one layer and can now be moved as one. This also makes them look like word art that all our favorite designers make look so fabulous.

Now working with the special "l". I found that making it the same size as the other letters didn't look so good. Now I had to use my artistic eye to size and place it with the rest of the word in order to get the look I wanted. Good enough for me. Playing with severel letters like this at a time can be done by selecting and spacing and align similar shapes together. Okay, now I am rambling.

I hope you enjoyed our time together again. I only have 5 more days here and my youngest is already starting the wailing about not wanting to leave. I want to cry along with him. :( but I know we will do this trip again.
Have fun,

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Brag Book Page 2

Gaye is letting me give away the brag book page I made with her beautiful Easter Garden kit.
GSCreations. Thank you Gaye you make me feel so creative.

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I finally got this link thing to work. Yay me.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I have been doing the vacation thing and neglecting you. Soon I will have a post about something SBC+ related. Please tell me your masks are working. Have fun and I will be back soon.