Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween desktop backgrounds

I made new desktop backgrounds for our computers.


I use Adobe Photoshop 5 for all my digital scrapbooking. The elements, papers and word art on these are from 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Stove Top/Oven to Crock Pot Cooking Time Converter

I found this handy chart at

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dorothy's 90th Birthday Party

What a wonderful turnout we had at Dorothy's 90th birthday party. It couldn't have been a nicer day, the sun was shinning with a light breeze to keep it from getting too hot. All the family and friends that came to help her celebrate made it a spectacular day!

The tent all ready for the party.

Decorations Dorothy, Mom and I made and Kristi arranged the flowers.

Tent full of party guests.

Mark and Joe performed a birthday song for Dorothy.

Tristan and Alexis playing in the bounce house.

This is fun! He looks way too grown up in this photo.

Mark, Tim and Scott fixing Lexie's boo-boo.

Andy and Morgan


Adam, Wendy and Morgan.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New scrapbook cupboard

I finished building a fold-up desk into my new scrapbook supply cupboard.

With doors closed

Desk folded up. 

All filled up. This was before I added the desk top.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

scanning film negatives

I learned how to scan 35MM film negatives. It would work on any type scanner. Tim found some old negatives in his old Ford truck he was getting ready to sell. We couldn't tell what or who was on them so I had to figure it out. After searching the web I found a youtube video that helped allot. I don't have it or I would share a link, sorry.

I put the filmstrip shiny side down, put a piece of wax paper (just the stuff I bake with) on the top I placed my ipad with a white or lit screen. You can see the frame of my ipad. A smart phone would work also. I read a shiny piece of silver cardstock works but I didn't try that. I scanned it in a low 300 resolution.

I saved it then brought it up in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5. I cropped it and rotated it 180 because I always seem to scan my images upside down. Then flipped it horizontal because it is a negative.  In an adjustment layer I inverted it, tweaked the balance and contrast a bit and merged the layers.

This one I added a little tint.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

photo editing

I found some really neat easy to use photo editing actions to use with Adobe Photoshop Elements. I got them FREE from The CoffeeShop Blog.


After I used the CoffeeShop' Baby Powder Room action. Wow! What a difference.

After The CoffeeShop's Once upon a Time action
Cool, I can't wait to try some more.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Welcome baby Morgan

Our newest Granddaughter was born February 12, 2013. She is so very sweet.

Winter Wonderland

It is so beautiful today the sun is shining and everything is covered with frost.