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What I’ve enjoyed on the Internet this past week…

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What I’ve enjoyed on the Internet this past week…

  • This video of photographer Sharon Montrose (above), who takes portraits of wild animals. About 3 minutes in, she meets a three-month-old baby giraffe. Ahhhh, I love giraffes!
  • This other video of Ellen DeGeneres and two Harry Potter fans getting a preview of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the highly anticipated new addition to Universal Studios Orlando. Favorite quote: “I’m picking up the pollution in the sky on my Swiffer.”
  • The U.S. Census fortune cookiereally?
  • A salon that does no color and no cuts—only blow-outs. Meet DryBar.

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Thing A Day No. 16: Bunny Butt

Through a series of random web-surfing links, I came across these adorable clay bunnies by ArtMind on Etsy. Click on that link and then tab through all of the photos. How cute are those bunny butts all lined up!? And the ears, oh, the ears!? I love Easter time, but I find most of the décor options in the stores to be a tad obnoxious (shockingly bright pastels, fake birds, overuse of feathers and pearls) but these bunnies are so simple and unique. I thought I’d try making one for “thing” number sixteen. I’m pretty sure I’ve worked with polymer clay before, but it’s been so long I might as well be considered a complete newb. The clay was easy to mold once it warmed up in my hands, and the bunny took shape within minutes. I would have spent more time perfecting and smoothing out the edges, but it was such a beautiful day, Mr. Bunny wanted to go out to play. Unfortunately, he got a little dirty little bum duing the patio photoshoot.

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Well, I didn’t want Nomnom to feel left out, so my “thing” number three is a digi-scrapbook page for Pepper’s sister and litter-mate, the ever-nomnoming Nomnom.  I had a lot of fun creating this page, because I played with some new dynamic brushes I had just purchased to use with Photoshop. One creates a bunch of different types of stitches, and the other creates a frayed fabric look (the green behind the lettering).  I’m not totally happy with how the text at the top turned out—I’d play with adjustments all day, if I could—but it was a fun experiment, and I learned a lot.

For this page, I used Shabby Princess’ “Dinner Party” and “Urban Kiwi” paper, and “Clementine” ric-rac and buttons. Dynamic brushes “Frayed Edges” and “Basic Stitch” as well as the “Lifted Photos 2” template are from ScrapGirls. Fonts are “Doodling” from Creating Keepsakes, and “Abadi.”

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I woke up thinking about “thing” number two, so I dragged myself out of bed at 9 a.m. and got to work. It took about an hour to put together this digital scrapbook page about one of our kittens, Pepper.  I am still trying to re-learn Photoshop, so there are some elements that I couldn’t quite get working as I wanted. (Why would the photo still be lifting off the page, if there is twine weighing down the corner! Hehehe.) But, this is only my third digi-scrapbooking layout, and I’m getting more savvy with each one. I should be back up to my circa 2002 graphic designer skill in no time.

For this page, I used ScrapGirls’ “Inspired” embellishments for the alphas, ribbon, twine, and tag; “Lifted Photos – Weathered” for the photo frame; and Hen Hand font. The brown paper is Shabby Princess’ “Happy Go Lucky,” and the harlequin paper is “Shabby Fall.”

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