Saturday, December 29, 2007

Calendars for 2008

Happy New Year! Amazing that it will be the year 2008 in just a few days! Time to get out the new calendars and replace the 2007 ones. Last year I made several calendars to give as gifts; this year I managed to put together only one but I was very happy about the way it turned out. Then I realized, it's not too late to create some more as New Year's gifts and, certainly, not to late to create one for myself!

Above is the September page from the calendar I created for my son and his fiancee. I used photos that I have taken of them throughout the past year. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. (Thanks to Club Scrap for their 2008 digital calendar kit!)
If you'd like a 2008 12-month calendar for yourself, please email me right away. There are several days on the Webajeb Work Schedule early in January that are open for new orders. However, I need to receive your order by January 2nd, or we may not be able to get your calendar out until the end of January.
However, please keep in mind that we can create calendars beginning in ANY month, and ending in ANY month! So if you'd like a calendar for February 2008 through June of 2009, we can do that for you! Just let us know!
E-me at
Have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Page Layout using December's Free Template

My friend Susan sent me this page layout that she created using December's free template. Sue simply recolored the background paper to match her photos, popped her photos in, added her own title, journaling and date, and Done! It looks great!

I'd love to see your work, too! If you use one of my freebies and would like to share, please email it to me (web-sized files, please). I'll post it in my blog and perhaps on my website, too, with your permission. Scrapbookers love to see other people's layouts -- it provides inspiration for their own!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Warped Photos

I've been working through another one of Steve Patterson's tutorials (; this time on how to warp photos and then create a collage using another photo as a background image. It's really fun! I only did one photo which I then placed on a background, only because I'm a little limited on time today. My warped photo is certainly not perfect -- I need more practice getting the shadows and highlights right so that the 3-D look is correct, but I thought my first effort came out pretty darn good! I love how the photo seems to pop right off the background. My little brain is whirling with all the cool ways I can use this technique.
This particular photo is of a pelican in Morro Bay, and placed on a background photo of the Morro Bay estuary. Yeah, I can think of lots of ways to use this fun technique. Gotta love those tutorials at Photoshop!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Digital Layout - San Luis Obispo

I'm really liking the clean, graphic-looking, style that I've been using lately. The first thing that draws the viewer's attention are the photos, and that's the effect I'm always looking for. I converted one of the snaps I took of the San Luis Obispo shoreline into a panaramic-view for the bottom photo, centered the gorgeous sunset above it, and then layered three smaller photos as a group partly over it. I like it!

In fact, I like this layout so much I'm thinking of using it as the basis for my next template freebie - for January. So you may see it again!

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