Saturday, June 20, 2009

Meg's Place is Moving!

It's official, I've finally made a random blog decision! (Took me a few weeks, committment is hard!) Meg's Place is moving from blogger over to wordpress. The new address is:

Hope to see you over there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

To me! This year I decided to make myself a birthday card! I used Taylor’s Sketch #71 and there was no doubt I’d be incorporating a cupcake. A big, happy almost birthday to Taylor too, her's is Friday. A great month to be born! Though perhaps I'm biased.

Taylor's Sketch

Happy Birthday, Meg!

{Supplies: SU! Crazy for Cupcakes, DCVW patterned paper, CB swiss dots and happy birthday folders, Offray and Joann ribbon, Stickles – yellow and waterfall}

I even wrote myself a little note and set it out for me to find this morning. A lovely “surprise!”

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun with White Balance

Lisa Spangler is starting a contest of her own! This time around she has combined card making with photography – playing with White Balance.

My camera is a basic point-and-shoot model with no bells nor whistles. I don’t have a custom white balance, but I do have a few pre-set options. I took a picture with all 6 of my options and did not touch them in Photoshop (well except to add my watermark). Here are my examples:

Auto, Daylight, and Cloudy all looked basically the same so for the sake of space I’ll only make you look at one.




Incandescent (yikes!):

And now my personal favorite! I took the Auto WB picture and fixed it up in Photoshop.

Tah Dah!

{Supplies: HA Clear Design Cupcakes, Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, JoAnn and Offray ribbon, Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots, Yellow Stickles}

I think I’m finally at a place where I’m mostly happy with my photographic system (that was nice and non-committal, eh? I like to keep learning!). As you can probably guess from this post I rely more on Photoshop than on my little camera…


Mawidge is what brought us togevah seven years ago when my brother tied the knot with the best sissy-in-law a girl could ask for! I always struggle with anniversary cards and this one proved to be no different. I even went to the store and purchased a Hallmark as a back up in case I totally failed.

Working with the Mojo Monday sketch and some fun loving monkeys I came up with the below card. Shockingly I had zero appropriate sentiments. Not even a “happy together” or “two of a kind.” I wasn’t feeling ambitious enough to spell them out with my one tiny letters set, so I went with the classic “XOXO” instead.

Mojo Sketch:


{Supplies: Autumn Leaves Mindy’s Zoo, HA Number Zero, HA Letter L, HA Sunny Lower Case letters, Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, DCWV patterned paper and cardstock, Martha Stewart winding leaves ribbon}

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ultimate Card Showdown!

The ladies over at 2 Sketches 4 You are celebrating their one year anniversary with the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown! I made this card to join in on the fun. It's going to be Dad's father's day card. (Confidential to Dad: If you're reading this, don't spoil the surprise, look away now!)

The sketch:

I Heart Dad
HA Curly Alpha
HA solid heart
DCWV papers and cardstock
Bazzil dotted swiss cardstock
Martha Stewart winding leaves ribbon
Favorite Findings buttons