Monday, May 26, 2008

Tried a tut...

I decided to try another tutorial tonight. I wasn't sure if i really wanted to since I got so frustrated with one that I did a couple weeks ago. Anyhow, I tried and well this one was really easy to understand and follow. I was pretty happy with the results, which are shown below in the tag. I also made a stat for Incredimail because I liked it so much. The Tut is called Timeless and you can find it here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another Daily Challenge

I'm back to display my results for the DC for Thurs from my celeb group. Today's DC was to make a tag using a celeb who's name begins with the same first letter as yours. So since I go by a nickname in my groups and online, which is Lovely, I used 'L' for the letter. Then came the hard part to pick a celeb I like.. now sure there are lots that I like, but picking one? That was hard lol! I ended up going with Lacey C, she's just adorable.. I used a scrap kit that I will have to come back to credit because I totally forgot which I used, lol!

Busy Day Rambling

My husband had the day off from work and so it was my busy day as I call it, when we run around all day and I don't get on my computer till 'late'. I admit I am a bit of a computer junkie, I like to spend my free time here, relaxing by chatting with friends, checking emails, writing, or playing in PSP. My computer is really my one vice, I don't smoke, gamble, rarely drink, etc.. my one escape from the drone of everyday life is this machine and my internet connection. I suppose there are worse things I could do with my time. Anyway back to my little ramble here (did I mention my mind wanders mid thought sometimes?) all about my day.. We started out with breakfast, went to McD's and got to show off our puppy (my puppy!). Her name is Nibbles and she is ten weeks old, she was my anniversary present from my husband. I am totally in love with this little dog, she is the sweetest thing. After breakfast we came back home to do yard work and my husband got to be all manly and use a chain saw, I'm sure it made him feel special and I got to tease him for it :) This is because while he got to be mr chain saw, I got to be miss haul the branches off to the pile. I was the grunt worker so he deserved all the teasing he got, which really wasn't much. We then spent a nice bit of the afternoon sitting under a tree, talking and enjoying the weather. As much as he sometimes drives me crazy, my husband is my best friend. He's someone I can usually, totally be myself around. He loves me when I'm being a spaz, he loves me when I'm b*tchy, though I'm sure he doesn't like me too much when I am. It goes both ways, you know? Anyhow, back to my nice little story... We spent part of our afternoon under the tree in the front yard, talking.. We went over our bills and budget and didn't fight -go us! Not that we fight about money all the time, but money is a big conflict and issue with alot of couples, so good for us for making it part of an enjoyable afternoon instead. After deciding that we were going to curb our spending and not blow money on frivolous stuff for awhile... we went down to the store and spent ten dollars on drinks and candy... then realized it and laughed at ourselves. We're not perfect. We picked up our son after school and then it was homework and playtime -outside again. We had some good family fun, some exercise, and then headed over to my father in law's house for a little cook out. The kids played, the grown ups talked and laughed, my husband's step mother gave the boys hair cuts. So finally at 7:30pm I got to come home and visit my computer, though with how full the day was it really felt like it flew by. Nibbles was exhausted, we took her everywhere with us today. I got my computer time in around the chaos of trying to get settled for the night and get things ready for tomorrow.. which mostly I was the supervisor. I got in a post earlier with a tag I'd made and I did some writing on my rp site, chatted with friends, I actually did a few small things on myspace, and I made another tag. Plus being here now rambling on and boring the pants off you. I showed a friend a 'trick' in PSP, something I learned the other day, and since we are both self taught/teaching when it comes to our psp, I had to share it with her. Now for anyone who knows what they are doing in psp, this is probably a little thing but for me it was new and the first time I'd used such an effect. So like I said once I knew how to do it, I shared with my friend and then made a tag with the two tubes I had open while showing her. This was online so I was doing the steps in my window and typing them to her so she could do it.. and it worked :). Funny thing is, when I made my tag -I didn't use the effect.

Soooooooooo without further ado, here is the tag I made:
In creating this tag I used pieces of the scrap kit: Fling My Spring by Wendy Page of Haunted Pixels. Everything else came from various group shares.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Daily Challenge

As I mentioned before, in my last post, I belong to a celeb PSP group. In this group they send out alot of different creative challenges, every challenge or game has a theme and a different twist, though all are celeb and psp related. The goal of these challenges is to inspire creativity and of course to have fun. Anyway today's daily challenge was to make a tag of a celeb dressed in blue. Here is what I came up with:

I chose to use these two pics for a few reasons, the first is that I luv Drew B, the second is I adore these pics of her, and the third is because I was dying to use them somewhere but had yet to find the right inspiration. I guess I found it for this tag. I was pretty happy with how it came out and I used a scrap kit from Scrappy Expressions called Seashore.

I am off to do a few things, though I may be back shortly to post again :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

WOTD Monday - Perky!

This is a day late since I didn't have this blog yesterday.. but part of what I plan to do here is show off and maybe talk a little about stuff I make, so...

The WOTD(word of the day) challenge is one that comes through a very awesome celeb themed psp group I belong to. It’s actually only twice a week, monday and fridays but anyway, the point is to make a celeb related tag with whatever word you are given. This week it was ‘Perky’. I thought of Reese Witherspoon right away… as well as a couple others. this is the tag I came up with for Reese:

The rules of this challenge allow you to send in more than one tag that you have made, so far I have ideas for others but have not made any yet.. but hey, I actually came here and posted.. not that anyone is reading this anyway but still..

New blog!

Sooo, this is my new blog, isn't it pretty? Heh, no cause I haven't put anything on it yet to make it beautiful! Hopefully that will even work when I get to it. I made the header at the top, thats a start and who know when and what I will add to spruce it up. It will be done as I get ideas and inspiration to do so.

Now what am I doing here, besides rambling and boring you to tears? Well I am here to ramble and bore you to tears lol! For those passing by as well as those who know me and are peeking in to see what's here: I have a hobby of making tags or sig-tags, banners, and such with my PSP X, this blog is intended to display my work and maybe even talk about it some, it's also a way to be updated about me and what's going on in my life.

I'll tell you though, I honestly don't know how much I'll 'talk' here, I've never been too good with this kind of writing. As a teenager and young adult, every journal I tried to keep would be started and forgotten or doodled in and pages filled with collages of images cut from magazines. I was just never good at expressing myself with words in that manner, talking about me. For some reason I was better able to express myself and work through my feelings by using images. That's probably why I enjoy making tags and such in psp.

The strange thing is I love to write. I have written poetry, even had a few published, I've written some short stories and I rp alot -I am addicted to my characters and worlds. All made up of course, so I guess when it comes to 'pretend' I do alright with writing. I do not consider myself a great author by any means, I just enjoy doing it and so I do it. I run my own writing site along with my writing partner of five years. I will be putting a link to that site, somewhere over there in the side column.

Alright now is where we run into difficulties, I started out strong and then just pfffffffffftt! My mind wandered off in the middle and if I try to keep going now, I will just ramble even worse!!
So I guess I'll end here and come back again when my brain is back on this or onto a different topic to write about.