So, just before I ripped out of here to go get the tribe, I found this rather large floral print I wanted to use for the "Black and......" collection. I first tried it with green flowers on a black background and almost hid under my desk. It was way too intense and you know I like contrast!!! So, I substituted white for the black background and that looked really good. But I wanted some black in there too. After all this collection is supposed to be all about black combined with other colors....... Well, the large flowers didn't have any sort of centers so I decided I'd use my round brush and just do a black dot in the centers. And that's where the trouble started. 99.5% of the time I work with the grid on to make sure my dots or whatever are exactly where I want them to be. However, I am using a floral print created by someone else and the spot where the dots should go doesn't line up on the grid. So I made a bunch of dots and every single one of them tried to go to the closest intersection on the grid rather than where I put them. I ended up having to turn off the grid. Now I was stuck with eyeballing it, AND my hands twitch. I often say they shake, but really the proper word is "twitch".
So, it goes kind of like this: position the dot just exactly where you want it. Twitch. Reposition the brush so the dot will be where you want it. Click. Position the brush so the next dot will be where you want it. Click and Twitch. Reposition the brush. Undo. Reposition the brush. Twitch. Undo. Reposition the brush so the dot will be in the right position. Click. I does slow things down a bit and makes extractions fun too!
Speaking of extractions, I have had a volunteer to photograph that dog food. Praise be. I don't mind the photographing, but because of the "twitch", extraction is even more time consuming than it is for most people. Thanks so much, C. You are now my best friend as only a best friend would do something like this for me!
So, I am so darned distracted this morning I have started about 4 or 5 different projects relating to design. Holy Toledo. I am a mess. And I've started all 4 or 5 of those projects in the middle of this blog post. Of course, I've had to click over to look at incoming mail and check Facebook as well. It's a lot of fun being me, let me tell ya! A true adventure.
Given the excessive state of ADDness which is upon me today, I'm going to post some eye candy and then try to get sensible.
This page was created by Karen. Remember her "nautical" page from yesterday? See I told you my CT went overboard with this kit! This page uses one of our templates and also one of the fabulous word arts. The photo and memorabilia are from her father's time in the Navy during WWII. Karen resized the photo blocks to fit the photo and memorabilia. I was pleased to see Karen try one of the templates. She is SO precise about her layouts and takes great pride in them. It's a compliment that she used this template because I honestly don't think she's ever used a template before! You can leave Karen some love here.
This lovely layout is by Lori. Day before yesterday, I showed you her "Hot" layout of her son-in-law grilling. And here she is again with some gorgeous photos of her DGD. Two such different pages from the same kit. I LOVE how versatile this kit is. I was literally awed when I saw the many many ways my CT found to use it! I love the little glitter spots Lori has created around the photos! Wow, this is a fun layout. And aren't those photos adorable? You can leave Lori some love here.
Okay, I'm going to sign off and either a) see how many additional projects I can start or b) see if I can finish any of the projects I've already started, LOL. YOU be BLESSED today and say a little prayer for my lack-of-attention-span!