Monday, November 17, 2008

Camera vs Scanner

I made this card last week and was ready to take a picture of it but my camera batteries needed recharging. I was a little bummed but then remembered that I could use my printer to scan a shot of it. Well, it wasn't the greatest scan but it was better than not having a picture. By morning the camera batteries were charged so I took a quick snap shot of the card before mailing it. Well I must say; I do like taking pictures but I really need to get better at it especially with the lighting and I also need to read how to use the photo editing software I have on my computer. The scanned card is the one on the bottom. I've read some people use a photo box and maybe that will help me produce better pictures. There is a thread at Splitcoast on how to make a homemade photo box and I think it is time I stop procrastinating and make one. I'll have to do that and then post my results.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Here are two bookmarks I made over the last two months. On the flower bookmark, I used the double daisies from the Flowers for Daisy set. I tried the crayon resist technique for the first time (not bad for my first time, lol) and then I sponged on the various colors of ink. On the second one I used some stamps from the dollar bin; stamped the ghost, cut it out and adhered to the green paper that I trimmed with the Martha Stewart zig zag edge punch for some added decorative detail that I thought fit into the Halloween theme. I stamped the tree directly onto the paper and the moon was cut using a circle punch.