Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Desktop Calendars

Like I've said before, I'm having a blast learning PSE and creating all sorts of things on it! My newest adventure is desktop calendars! Here are a few I did last night and this morning.

I am waiting for a good fall picture to put in the October one!

And I made this one for a friend of mine.

Monday, August 24, 2009

can someone be addicted to downloading?

cause if so than I think I am! LOL I've been on a downloading frenzy of all sorts of great FREE stuff I've been finding...thanks to IKEA Goddess!!!

Back to School


With that being said of course there were tons of pictures taken this morning, and now that the house is nice an quiet I was able to put these pages together without any distractions....ahhhhh it's so nice!

Don't get me wrong, I love my girls dearly and I do miss them when they are at school, but there is something special about the quiet that falls upon the house on the first day of school. All of the chaos of the summer just seems to melt away, the routine of everyday life begins again, and things just seem calmer. A part of me is sad because my baby started Kindergarten today...her first day of REAL school. But that just means new adventures are ahead for us!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

OMG My 1st Banner!

I haven't been using photoshop very long...a few weeks maybe, and I've been having alot of fun with it! Making scrapbook pages, playing with pictures, stuff like that. Now all of the scrapbooking stuff I've downloaded from various places, I've never made anything from scratch.

When I created this blog I used a pre-made layout from Shabby Blogs, and my friend Melina asked me to make her a banner like the one I used here, but in black and white. Well I've never done anything like that before, but I figured I would give it a shot. I did find pre-made damask paper and flourish swirls, but everything I found I would have had to pay for, and being the cheepo that I am I wasn't going to do that. So I set out on an adventure to find out how to create my own stuff! There are so many great tutorials out there, and before I knew it I was learning about patterns and brushes and all sorts of fun things.

Finally after all of my research I finished her banner this evening. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the result. I really enjoyed making it, and now I think I'll be trying to make some of my own scrapbooking items!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Best Buddies

Ever since Thursday's Meet The Teacher night Skylar has been talking about her little buddy. That night she looked all over for him, and couldn't find him. She even had me look on her class roster to see if he was in her class, and when she found out he wasn't she had me look at ALL the rosters to find out which class he was in. As we were leaving and I was turning the Jeep around we saw him and his family walking up to the school, and I pulled over so she could say hi...well she nearly climbed out of the back window when she saw him, so I opened the door to let her out and she flew out of the Jeep and the two of them hugged each other like two lovers who hadn't seen each other in 10 years! It was very comical to say the least. When she got back in the Jeep she was BEAMING with joy! She looked at me, and very coyly told me how he had said she was beautiful....ahhhh young love!

She is so excited to see him on Monday for the first day of school, and all of her jabbering inspired me to do this page of the two of them from water day at the end of the last school year.

Friday, August 21, 2009

one last one for the night

I wanted to do one last page before I went to bed. This is the most pictures I've put on a digi page so far, and I think it's cute. I'm still learning so much, it seems the possibilities are just endless!

Twilight and New Moon Inspired Pages

Here they are...my Twilight and New Moon Inspired Pages!

So Sweet!

I was so excited when I found this cupcake kit called Sweet Stuff To Scrap by Honey Designs! I LOVE cupcakes, and when I saw this kit I knew I was going to make a special page just for me.

I always scrap the kids, my hubby, the dogs, but never myself because usually I'm the one taking the pictures, therefore I'm not in them!

But a few weeks ago Melina got some new editing software and we decided to take a few shots of me so she could play with it some more, and whala...a picture of me! Then I found this amazing kit and whala...a scrapbook page of me!

A Few More Pages

Here are a few more pages I have done over the past few days. I have one more to post, and I'm really excited about it, but I am waiting to post it until I have completed the matching page to it, but here's a little hint...I used Honey Designs Twilight/New Moon kit!!!

The two men in my life...they are so cute together!

The Beginning

Since I don't want to flood my Reno Creations Blog with tons of digital scrapbook pages I figured I would start a blog just for that, and here it is.

I've been doing traditional scrapbooking, card making, and all other kinds of crafts for the past 4 years, and I honestly never thought I would ever be interested in digital scrapbooking, but like the saying goes Never Say Never, because now I am hooked!

Let me start by saying I have not yet begun to create my own items for my projects. Everything I have done I have used someone work. I would love to give credit to everyone, but honestly I lost track of where I got all of the kits from. I downloaded several of them from two peas in a bucket, free digital scrapbooking, and shabby princess, but I think some of my favorite that I have found so far come from Honey Designs. Two peas in a bucket has a HUGE selection of free items, and is a great place to start if your new to digital like I am!
~thanks Melina for letting me know about them~

So...on to the show...I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave comments!

This is my very first digital page...not too bad for my first try at it!

The photographs done in this page and the one above are by MRC Photography...an amazing photograper and friend! ~love ya Melina! You can see more of her amazing work at www.myspace.com/mrcphotography

I will be posting more in a little bit!