Tuesday, October 20, 2009

what a difference a day makes...

Today it's absolutely gorgeous, no coat necessary and lots of sunshine! This is supposed to last for a few days, so I took Michael and the dog for a walk. Poor kid has been sick since Friday and he's finally getting better, just a little bit of coughing left. Of course he is milking it as much as possible, had to squeeze another day out of it. It's better though, I don't want to be one of those parents spreading the disease around, sending the kid back to school too early. I took a bunch of pictures so it was fun! I'll have to look through them yet and fix them up a little, so no peak preview here :)

I did my 365 page yesterday, so I am happy about that, still keeping it up. I think I'll do it next year too. Somebody started a thread at DD yesterday about uploading finished pages directly to Shutterfly, which is probably a great idea. This way you have an additional backup and you are ready to go when they have a sale. I seriously need to do that. I think I'll start with the 365 pages and then go from there. Boy, some people are just so organized, so not me :)
Looking at that page with Gabrielle playing the Iphone, that application is so much fun, the songs sound really pretty!
See that page above with the Panorama? I have always wanted to try one of those and I finally found a tutorial online and just did it. Of course my sky was really blown out in those pictures and for the life of me I couldn't remember how to fix that, I know you use a gradiant, but I couldn't remember how. The tutorial had a section about adding sky and I did it that way, doesn't it look real? I was really happy about that.
Well, today is my piano lesson day, so I need to practice so I won't waste my money completely. Tonight is Karate and in between I have to get the kids and make something for dinner and help with homework. Oh yes, I still have to go upstairs and pay bills too. I'd much rather stay here and play, let me tell you. Only my anterior and posterior are growing more and more :) Gabi made brownies last night and I had made this cool low fat lemon sort of cake thingy. You just use Betty Crocker Angel Food mix (the one where you only add water) and mix it with a can of lemon pie filling. that's it! Just spread it on a jelly roll pan and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes (the edges turn gold) and sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool. It's really good! I guess you could make it nice and fattening by spreading some kind of icing on it and rolling it up, but we didn't. I want to try replacing the lemon with pumpkin and see what happens :) I'll let you know. Anyway, it's not good for the waist line, that's for sure. I need to go check on Pattie's class at Debbie's and get my latest lesson. The last one was about creating your own brushes, but I haven't done it yet. Katrina's new lesson must be there too. How is a girl supposed to keep up? They are good though, so at least I will have them for later!
Well, enjoy the rest of your day, I'll have to get some lunch for the bugger!


Monique1971 said...

Hi Anke, how can you keep up with all you have to do! I admire you. When I am so busy I can't make my priorities. I loooooooooove the layout that you made with the fake sky. It is so beautiful and pretty. I enjoy all your pages in the gallery and it's nice to read your blog too. Have a great day and evening!

Monique aka Monique1971

Terry said...

when you figure out how to keep up let me know. I need the recipe. I did the first lesson of each class and that's it. Have too much going on. Printing and reading is the best I can do right now.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like you are happily busy and still creating gorgeous layouts. No wonder you don't have time to wash the walls. LOL

Tracy said...

Beautiful art Anke, wonderful colours. I hope you are well xx

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