Monday, September 29, 2008

I really should. . .

Have left that halloween/fall header up. Here is one with Cosmo's Haunted, I think all the reverse colors from the Autumn layout I did a couple of posts ago:


Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Haunted Patterned paper: Nevermore, Macabre, Them Bones; Cosmo Cricket Haunted Adhesive Die cuts, blackboard shapes, and Rub-ons; Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste Blackboard Vintage Alphabet plus Bazzil White Cardstock.

Instructions: The photo extraction is a whole different thing. If you are interested in photoshop technospeak, leave me a comment and I'll go into more detail. Otherwise, I layered the 3 pieces of patterned paper on top of white cardstock. I printed the text on the photo. I added the Haunted Rub-on stars. I dressed the Blackboard stars with their diecut sticker large star shapes. Last I added the Blackboard "A".

So, the background with the photo is that my ds was sitting on top of the dog's cage for this photo. It's hard to get good light at the end of Oct in the house, so I was grasping at straws. But the cage was ugly, and I've been waiting for a good explanation as to how to crop it out. I read Candice Stringham's article this month in CK, and it finally clicked. I'd be happy to tell you how to do this, just let me know.

We had such a good weekend. I'm so happy dh is home for a little while. We bought J some fall/winter clothes from Kohls, such cute stuff. Lots of shirts with trucks. We ate out Sat and Sunday night, so nice not to cook for a little bit. J is talking our ears off in his made up language, which occasionally includes a real word. I have to listen really close. His language has just exploded. I should do a page about that soon, before I forget. Do you find that your memory is just not the same after you have kids? Happy Monday! (it is Monday right?)

14 comments:

Anilu Magloire said...

Love that page. I wish I knew all the tech stuff...

Susan Beth said...

Great page! Glad you learned that technique. I've got to master that! Not cooking for a couple nights sounds so good! And yes, after having child memory is shot! I mean really shot! Makes me worry about going back to practicing law, because my brain just isn't up to it on the level I once did.

Jacquie said...

Saw that page at 2peas...very cool!

Chrys said...

cute page!

Lauren said...

Memory?? What memory?? It is definitely gone!! Cute layout! Don't you just love that Cosmo Cricket?

lisadickinson said...

ah yes, there is a definite gap between Life Before Kids and Life After, which I'm pretty sure has sucked in all my brain cells that control memory. :P

Chris said...

Fabulous page and your photo extraction is awesome. I know how difficult it can be but yours turned out wonderfully. Totally love the page TFS :)
hugs
Chris xx

Suzanne Webb said...

I would love to do extractions like that, I'll have to look at CK, and see if I can figure it out as well as you did :)
She's a cute pumpkin too :)

denine zielinski said...

Super cute layout! Love the photo technique!

Chriss Rollins said...

HOW CUTE IS THIS 1ST HALLOWEEN LAYOUT.
CHRISS X

Jenn said...

Neat trick with the pic! Glad you had a good weekend!

kimosabescraps said...

wow , such a darling layout! I love that line!!

Jennifer Stewart said...

What a cute page! I absolutely adore Cosmo Cricket, too. :)

Jennifer

Denise said...

I don't have kids and my memory is still shot. :o)

Beautiful layout. I love your creativity.