Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Choo Choo! Someone's Turning Two!

I can not believe in just a few weeks, my little baby boy will be two years old.
Where has the time gone!?

I really wanted to make his birthday invitation and now that I finally have a scanner and photoshop, I had no excuse not to!

Alex is obsessed with trains, so his birthday is going to be train themed.
He's going to be sooo excited!

I made a rough little doodle then searched around for tutorials on how to color in photoshop.
It's been quite awhile that I've really been able to play with photoshop.
(I use it everyday at work, but that's different!)

This was the first time in a loooong time I've colored anything in photoshop
(and I'm pretty sure the first time I've ever completed a picture in photoshop, heh.)
I still have a lot to learn, but I'm pretty happy with it for my first attempt!

And then the invitation!
(I blacked out the address and phone numbers...sorry! Don't want any surprise people showing up! Haha!)

I'm no graphic designer or anything, but I'm quite proud of how it turned out!

By the way...everytime I've had the picture pulled up on my screen to work on it,
Alex will run by, laugh, and say "Choo choo! Yay!"
So he approves and that's all that matters!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

School's Out! Shew!

No, I'm not in school anymore, but my work revolves around the school year.
I work in a professional photo lab and we print pictures for schools...
so the past month has been SO busy.
There's always a huge push before the kids get out for christmas break
and then another before they get out for summer.
Plus, my co-worker is out on maternity leave so I've been painfully busy.

I haven't had much time for anything at all...
there's a sad little furry monster sitting on my table begging to be finished.
Now that things are finally slowing down, you guys should be seeing him soon!

In dolly news, a lovely new friend decided to join the gang around here.
She's my first MSD and was made by ResinSoul.

I finally had a few minutes to spare the other day
and was able to take her out and play with my camera.
She was a blast to photograph...and isn't she lovely?

I still want to darken the makeup around her eyes a bit,
but after the painfully fiddly work of putting her glass eyes in, I think it can wait awhile.

For once, poor Scribble wasn't included in the photo session...hopefully she'll forgive me. ;)