I kind of went on a little kick with these covered notebooks awhile back. You can check out my tutorial on how to make you own here. The basics are the same but the papers and embellishments are different.
I am going to start this by saying I am not a professional just a mom with a camera and a little bit of knowledge I want to share.
Back story ... last year when I went to Scrapfest in Minnesota Kimber and I met up with the Michele Skinner. I adore Michele she is talented, genuine and super funny (why doesn't she doesn't live here I will never understand). During our evening of shopping, laughs and great food I picked Michele's genius photography brain. What I learned ... get a grey card and set your custom white balance. Per Michele's instructions I got a collapsible grey card similar to the one shown below.
What does setting you white balance accommplish ... check out these photos I came across the other evening while working on a project. The first photo was taken without setting the white balance. Can you say yellow.
The photo below was taken after I realized I forgot to set my white balance.
Both of these photos were taken indoors with an ISO of 1600 and no flash. Photoshop was only used for resizing I wanted to leave the colors as they were straight out of the camera.
Thanks Michele for the tips ... I listened and followed your instructions which if you ask around I don't do often much.
Hi my name is Summer and I am addicted to Pinterest
Because of said website I have so many creative ideas bouncing around my head I can't sit still thus resulting in an affliction known as creative ADD
I found a cool Fabric Store in Sisters OR and I am going to go there next time I am driving thru to Bend
I love Project Runway, Tim Gunn is my hero ... need I say more
Another Mexico project can be seen in a post from last August
Can we slow down time ... when did we hit August
My current favorite layout ...
(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill/Jillibean Soup, Patterned Paper/Alphas/DieCuts/Corrugated Shapes Jillibean Soup, MC Gill Punch, Buttons from Fancy Pants/Crate Paper, Metal Flair American Crafts, Scallop Punch Stampin Up, Floss DMC, and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded from the internet)
Apparently I have embraced the 2 page layout in full force. I guess I will just go with the creative flow of things because it seems to be working for me.
Hey Michele would you please stop taunting me on Facebook with photos of you and the family in Akumal. Oh how I wish we were sitting right next to you on the beach, waking up at all hours to see the turtles, eating fish tacos and having a grand old time.
So if I can't be there I guess I should start scrapbooking some of the hundreds of photos I took 2 years ago. I have just a couple of projects completed with a fraction of my photos. These photos were taken at this great outdoor restaurant under a giant palapa right on the beach. This layout was from the summer issue of Scrapbooking & Cards Today.
(Supplies Used: Cardstock from Bazzill, Patterned Paper Pink Paislee, DieCuts Pink Paislee, Stamp Technique Tuesday, Spellbinders Banner Die, Corrugated Shape Jillibean Soup, Tag DieCuts Jillibean Soup, Tag Punch Martha Stewart, Bakers Twine Jillibean Soup, Making Memories Paint, Rhinestones Doodlebug, misc corner rounder, misc alpha title Jillibean Soup/basic Grey/Girls Paperie/Scenic Route/Chatterbox/Making Memories/Little Davis Designs and font Arial Narrow)
I have a drawer full of leftover alphas I just can't seem to part with no matter how old the they are. Here's a little peek at how I created my mixed up title on the layout shown above. I like to first start by pulling out all the letters I might need. Then I play around until I get a great balance of letters. Then I applied a top coat of spray paint to the letters before I painted the letters their final color orange.
I know you have tons of left over letters just waiting to be used. Don't throw them out instead mix them up, paint them and they will be right at home on your next layout.