Monday, July 25, 2011

Sneak Peek....

Sam's Digi Design Studio Sampler
I've been dabbling and creating some digital paper designs and will be giving some away and sell others this fall. Digital papers with texture, style and color, coordinating elements, poetry strips, overlays and more. Here's a taste of what's to come.  Keep watching for more information and launch date. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let's Celebrate!!!!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

For Sure......

A recent scrapbook page for the weekly Jessica Sprague site challenge. This week the prompt was to use the phrase What I Know For Sure and scrapbook the first thing you thought of.  I don't much for sure .. but, I do know that I love doing digital scrapbooking instead of paper scrapbooking. I still get my hands in the glue pot doing all my Sam'Studio products to sell on Etsy and at our Allied Arts Juried Festival in the fall. That's enough for me. 

What do you know for sure?

Friday, July 15, 2011

dot dot dot

I love polka dots!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Come on NW weather --- I'm ready!

I am so ready to fill the car with the camping gear, firewood, marshmallows and chocolate bars and hit the road to one of our favorite camp sites. IF our NW weather would only cooperate and give us a bit of warmth and clear skies. We usually don't see summer around here until after July 4th, but this year it hasn't arrived, yet. Looks like we'll have only a small (tiny, really) window of summer this year - groan, grrrr, moan....... But, when it does come, I'm ready. I've got the camera charged, my trip journal in my pack, binocs & bird book sitting by the door waiting for camping fun.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Decisions • Decisions • Decisions

We are in the middle of sprucing up our home's exterior and while living amongst the spruces, it's hard to make the decision of what color do we want.  One of the "we" wants a very light color - the other of the "we" wants a deep bark color.  The entire house will be this new color and we have to live with it -- both of us we's.  My thought process was to eliminate the red barn look and create a look that blends with the surrounding trees and foliage, a cabin in the woods, a color that looks aged yet fresh.  The other "we" just likes light gray (that was his total thought process).  The  current (and keeping) trim is a medium gray (or is it grey?) that we're going to match with a fresh siding color.  Decisions-Decisions-Decisions

Here are a few of the samples created from the Sherwin-Williams web site. It's kinda fun to download a house photo, highlight the area to be painted and play with all the colors they offer. Of course, not all of the "to be painted" areas were highlighted - so some of the old color shows up here and there -- but you get the picture.

Sample 1 -Current worn barn color
Sample 2 - Gauntlet Gray
Sample 3 - Pewter Cast
Sample 4 - Cityscape
 Sample 5 - Mink

I know there's not much difference between all these colors, just subtle hues and shades. I'm off to pick up about 5 pint sample colors -- brush them on and see what works for both of the WE's.