Sunday, November 30, 2014

2015 Calendar Topper - February

My granddaughter Kaitlyn

By Anna Aspnes
Watercolor Template modified
Artplay Vivacity
Artplay Care (Charm)
Urban Threadz 5
February wordart by Brandy Murry

2015 Calendar Topper - October

My granddaughter Risa in the pumpkin patch

By Anna Aspnes
Autumn Template modified
Artplay Autumn Elegance
Artplay Tinge (leaf charm)

October wordart by Brandy Murry

Friday, November 28, 2014

2015 Calendar Topper - May

2015 Calendar Topper - May - Granddaughter Sydney

Everything by Anna Aspnes
Artplay Hope
Holiday Template

2015 Calendar Topper - August

2015 Calendar Topper for March, grandson Eli.

by Anna Aspnes
Watercolor template 1
ArtPlay Autumn Elegance (background paper)
Artplay Autumn Soul (button)
Urban Stitchez 8

August wordart by Brandy Murry

2015 Calendar Topper - December

I'm working on my 2015 Calendar toppers.  This one is for my December page.  My oldest grandson Aaron.

By Anna Aspnes
Artplay Merry Tree
Watercolor Template (used the fotoblendz element)
Urban Threadz 1

By Brandy Murry
2014 Calendar (Dec. wordart)

Sunday, November 23, 2014


My grandson Quentin and his mom in 2010, baking cookies.

Everything by Anna Aspnes
ArtPlay Sugar
Holiday Template 4B page #10

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Watch Me Soar

Start of my weight loss program….Watch me soar!


All by Anna Aspnes
ArtPlay Enamored
Self WordArt 2
Numbered Overlays2

Eli and Lucas do halloween

By Anna Aspnes
ArtPlay Autumn Elegance
ArtPlay Frozen
ArtPlay Vintage Halloween
Sparkle Edge Overlays 1
ArtPlay Harvest

By Brandy Murry
BG Blenders 4
Bewitched 2

The end process was to do a composite of all the layers by Ctrl/Shift Alt E to flatten layers without losing the layers below.  I applied a gradient map color called Picasso inspired, it's a lavender color, I changed the opacity to about 22.  This really made the color in the page pop.


I Promise

To help me focus on losing weight I found this awesome promise on the internet, I will look at it everyday and repeat it to myself to help inspire me to stay on my diet and live healthier. 

Color Challenge –Nov. 7th
Everything by Anna Aspnes
12 X 12 Overlay 5
Taped Numbers 1
ArtPlay Enamored
ArtPlay Cherish
ArtPlay Vintage Summer
ArtPlay Siblings
Watercolor Punctuation
Urban Stitchez Leaves 1

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Grandkids set 3 of Halloween

My goal was to have each set of grandkids (siblings) on the same page.  This one was challenging because of the coloring of each photo.  I'm still not pleased with it, but for now I''m calling it done.

Anna Aspnes
Watercolor template album No. 1
Artplay Harvest
Artplay Frozen
Artplay Revel

Dawn Inskip

Brandy Murry
Bewitched (Bat Banner)


Another set of grandchildren….


Anna Aspnes
Watercolor template album No. 1C
Artplay Autumn Elegance
Artplay Harvest
Artplay Frozen

Dawn Inskip

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Carving Memories

My granddaughters Kaitlyn and Sydney carving out the pumpkins.

Anna Aspnes
Artsy Layered Template #167
Autumn Elegants (background paper)
Vintage Halloween (various elements and transfers)

Alpha used for word “OUT” in kit Wander by Rosey Posey

Simply Glamorous (used a stroke to thicken font) used on word “carving”
Mom’s Typewriter used on word “memories”

Process:  I started with Artsy Template #167 and turned off everything but the frames and masks to add photos.  Added photos, they were a bit bright so I darkened them by using the blend mode "multiply" and adjusted the opacity so the photos were not too dark.  I added the background paper that was best suited to the coloring of the photos, added the title and various elements.  I did end up turning on some of the template layers that I thought would add to the layout.