Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hello! Silhouette Cameo...

Hope everyone having a good evening so far! Well I finally bought a Silhouette Cameo last Tuesday from For a good price it was $249.00 the best part was it was free shipping and handling. I was surprise it came to my house by Friday morning. I been playing around with all weekend along. I now know it was a good investment for me. But I'm really enjoying the machine so far. I just have to buy a extra matte and blade and some tools to help get it off the matte. I just might go to Wal-Mart and get the circut tools. They are basically  just a name brand and different colors on it.

Anyways I decided to show the few things I cut with the Silhouette Cameo. I even use Tim Holtz distress ink and some stamps for some of them. Here, what I been doing the last few days.

The letters and leafs or vines I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.
I use my black zig fine point to go along the edges of the letters
To make them more interesting and to make them pop out a little.
This is going in my first page of my grandmother family album.

All four of the leafs were distress with some new stamps I bought.

The circle I use Walnut stain to distress it and use another one of my stamps.
(Tim Holtz Visual Artistry) Collection Stampers Anonymoes

The tage I use Peeled Paint distress ink.
I also use anoter one of Tim Holtz stamps from the same collection.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Pictures of the pinkish rainbow sky...

Hope  your weekend went well... My weekend went well not too bad. Just been relaxing and chilling around the house. I just order the Silhouette Cameo on so it should be here sometime next week. Can't wait to play with it and see what I can come up with it. I download the Silhouette software yesterday and played around with it. I think I'll enjoy the machine when it arrives.
The other day I took a few pictures of the sky over our house. Well, my dad said, Hey Justie! grab your camera come out and take a few pictures of the sky. I did that only took three but I like the two photos. That you'll see I guess it rained out near the bay.  The sky was a pinkish color and you could see a bit of the rainbow. Trying to creep in the sky it was cool looking.
I took these two photos you see here with my Canon Rebel T2i DSLR. I then imported them into photoshop CS5 and fit them up a bit and put some gradient filter in both photos. The first one I put a bit of blue and green gradient filter and light it up bit. Then put a border around it. The second photo I put a bit of purple gradient in and then made the bit softer and darker with some hard and soft lighting. I also put another border of back around the second photo. I usually just go along with what I like and see fit well in the picture. I enjoy playing around with my photos. Because most are just photos I take for myself. Also, before I forget I did turn off the verification but I turned on where comments are sent to my email. For approval before your comments can be posted on my blog.
Have a good rest of your week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Little distress Ink projects

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone having a great day... Last night I tried out my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I think I'll be using for alot of my projects mainly my paper projects even paintings. I like the affect if you spray water on to it. I even use my fingers to get the affect I wanted out of them. I use a sheet of white paper the one that came with the page protectors. I cut it into four squares and then use my decorative scissors to cut the edges. Then I just went to town with creating different looks. One I mix one color each on the paper. Yes, I did use different foam for each color...
I like how it came out and use a little bit of color. The other three I just use the one color each. I liked how each has turned out. I am probably going to use them in my heritage albums. Maybe for matting photos but I think it will be for journal information for my pages.


Here what I came up with the Distress Ink

Front Mixture of (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Back Mixture of (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Front of Peeled Paint
Back of Peeled Paint
Front of Vintage Photo
Back of Vintage Photo
Front of Walnut Stain
Back of Walnut Stain

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Got some things!

Hey everyone got some stuff from Michaels today since I got a coupon for 50% off sale items. I got some Tim Holtz Distress ink vintage photo, walnut stain and peeled paint. Also two ink applicateurs along with Tim Holtz collection stampers anonymous "visual artistry" stamps. Including two decorative scissors for some of my photos and papers. I saw a advanced tape glider on sale for 19.99 it regular price was 44.99. I decided to get it since it might help save on tape and help gluing bigger pieces to my projects. Overall got what I needed and went and paid my stuff and left.

I guess when there is a sale of 50% off everyone comes out to grab what they can, lol. I even saw a few guys in Michaels today. I guess I am going to go watch switch at birth on Hulu and a few other shows. While playing with my distress inks. Have a good Tuesday evening folks.


Monday, September 10, 2012

The start of my Heritage album...


Everyone hope you had a good weekend? It 2:39 in the morning I am a night owl what can I say, lol. I have started my heritage album pages for one of the books I am doing. It the album of my Grandma Stilwell's side of the family. The Currie - Thomas family. I now know I am going to get the Silhouette Cameo to finish off the book. I still have ways to go with the book. But if I keep at it I could probably be done with it by the end of this week.

I am probably going out tomorrow to Michaels to pick up some Tim Holtz distress inks. I saw a coupon in the paper for 50% off any regular price item at Michaels. Going to use that to buy somethings. Well, I guess I should end this blog and try to get some sleep! At least I hope I can sleep. Here are few layouts. Please let me know what you all think. Leave comments like to read your opinions maybe give me some ideas for my next layout.


My grandmother's parents
My grandmother is one of 8 children...
                                                      My grandmother's grandparents

My grandmother's great- grandmothers and grand Uncles and Aunts

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are having a good day! I finally did a couple of layouts to my heritage album. It nothing fancy just simply ones as can be. I'm still getting use to this site. So, hope you all can just bare with me while I am still learning everything on here. Hope you all enjoy the new layout and let me know what I could improve on here. Or, give me some pointers to make it a better blog...

I'll put some of the heritage layouts on here maybe later today if I am not in the middle of doing another one, lol. Nothing much going on here just trying to find work again. But I realize I need to get my drivers license if I want to work. Well, a good job that pays well and maybe I can finally move out of my parents house. I know how to drive get my driver permit renew every 6 months. But it a pain in the neck to have to pay $25.00 to renew it. I guess I should stop being a BIG chicken of others on the road and just take the road test. I just might surprise myself. Well better get going see you all around. Look out for some artwork and layouts on the site soon!