Friday, December 25, 2009

The Movie to Beat

Wow. wow, WOW, WOW! We decided to spend the evening at the Patch Theater with about 600 of our closest friends. LOL! Seriously... it was packed. We had to sit on the second row. Which, surprisingly it was not that bad on my neck, but very loud. Totally worth it though, because this is an AMAZING movie! The story was one you've heard before, but told in a way that was like nothing I've seen before! I don't want to give too much away... but I'm dying to talk about it with everyone... so go watch it! It is beautiful, and touching, and exciting, and .... well, just go watch it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


So yesterday the internet mysteriously stopped working. All the cables were fine and the lights were blinking, but no internet. So Rob spent two hours on the phone with telecom this evening, finally to discover that when we moved they lost our account! So since we {apparently} weren't paying for it (we have so many payments to Deutche-Telecom that I don't know what's what) they turned off our line! Weird thing was, the phone still worked! And we used it for two months with no problem! So what gives? Seriously? They "forgot" to update our account with the new info so they just deleted! So anyway... Rob was great on the phone, completely in German, and we have internet back. Hooray!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blog Backgrounds

I uploaded my designer blog background with supplies from the Countdown to Christmas kit I'm giving away. Check it out!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

My First Animation


DRS Banner

It took me awhile to figure it out, but now that I have the hang of it, it shouldn't take me as long to do it again. It is sooooo cool!

Haven again

I taught Digital Scrapbooking today and this was the page I made while the students were practicing. The kit is called Truly Yours by Amanda Heimann.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quick Updates

For the family who are wondering where I went....

Haven had her first trip to the orthodontist this week. Her teeth are a pretty big mess. Basically her baby teeth aren't falling out because her permanent teeth are stuck in her head because there isn't enough space for them to come down. Poor baby. So they fitted her for a retainer to help move the baby teeth, and then when the permanent all come down she'll get braces.

Rob and I were sick most of the week with a painful sore throat.

Haven had a chorus concert last night. I'll try to get some photos processed and maybe a video clip up. But I have to teach a class tomorrow, so maybe in a couple of days.

I'm learning A LOT about Photoshop and vector graphics. Very exciting for me. But of course everytime I learn something new I get insomnia. So I'm not getting much sleep these days...

Well, that's about it for now...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

School Pictures

I got Haven's school photo today. I wasn't really crazy about any of the choices, but I thought this one had the most potential for playing around. I bought the full rights to the image so I can share it and play with it. Here's the original file:

And my favorite edit:

This is Coffee Shop Powder Room (there was a lot of harshness in her face to clean up) and Aly's Barely Vintage.

And just for fun, here's Haven over the last three years. Wow!