Friday, April 27, 2012

mother's day coming

I bet you didn't know :-)

I can imagine there is going to be a flood of mom-themed kits and I got to play with this one - Mother Light by Heather T.

Mother's Love



Thursday, April 26, 2012

new releases

We have new designers at Mscraps and we are literally bathing in awesomeness!

And I played! It seems that I love orange these days (giggle):

Whatcha Got
with Soccer Star by Erica Zwart




Just Like Dad
 with Babbo - kit for dads - by Meta Wulandari


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

new layouts

One recent layout and one I made almost a month ago (giggle):

 Two Of A Kind

Sweet Five Months
by Heather T.:






Saturday, April 14, 2012

art journaling bits

Bunch of cool products at the store (Mscraps, hello!!) from Heather T. Called Art Journaling Bits but, believe me, they can be used in various styles!

 Veiled In Mist
(GSO at gallerystandouts.com)


Complex




Friday, April 13, 2012

american classic

Looking for a nice retro effect for your photos? Here is my new preset American classic 1, for both Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4.




Download HERE. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

shopping in style

Some men don't mind running to the store for groceries. It all depends on the ride.

Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Softtail Springer. Sounds like a name with a pedigree. :-)






My new Lightroom preset American Classic, soon available.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

the rain is gone

Here, when it rains, it pours.

The word "storm" is typically used by anyone I know when saying that there is a system bringing rain or snow. In 95%, there would be no thunder, no lightning…just rain. Heavy, never ending.

The thing about California is that after 5 days of raining, the sun is up, sidewalks are dry in a couple of minutes and the only sign of the pour would be my soaked, sploshing lawn. I have to be quick if I want to capture beautiful droplets on the leaves.


the maple trees outside my window, 
mercilessly whipped by cold strands of water





and then, the magic happens...
maple blossoms heavy with droplets, like ballerinas in their tutus





I was thinking about this song by Zaz when taking the rain photos.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

letter art at mscraps

Guess who is hosting the Photographic Challenge this month?


It's about finding letters of alphabet around us, to train our eyes to see those hidden forms in everything around us. Don't get discouraged by my example - I collected my letters in Paris, two years ago. Yours may be waiting in your garden, the mall or streets of your town.


Lifetime by Meta Wulandari
Decorated Corners by Heather T.



You may find it not easy but hey, it wouldn't be a challenge, wouldn't it?

I found that B&W composed words look better than in color, but who am I to judge everyone's taste? So go and look here for some great examples by our Creative Team members or if you don't want to participate there, I invite you to share your creations with links here!

  • Did I mention that for participating in Mscraps challenges you get points and for each 20 points you get a $10 gift certificate to the store?????? 

HERE is a site with a lot of examples of letters.

Have fun!