Friday, March 2, 2012

Seuss' Imagination Blog Hop~March 2


  • “Think left and think right and think low and think high.
    Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    Don't hop on pop but hop on top of the Dr. Seuss Blog Hop, where a bunch of talented people came up with their own interpretations of the wonderful imagination of Dr. Seuss. The skies the limit when you have an imagination like Dr. Seuss and talent like those in this hop. Our hop today is hostessed by Jearise in Lorby's World (link to http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) and that is were to begin if you've happened here by chance otherwise continue on my friend.

    Jearise in Lorby's World (link to http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) has some fun blog candy for this hop. She has a stuffed Cat in the Hall and a fun Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft plus a $10 gift card to Michaels. I know they're silly but doesn't that follow in the steps of Dr. Seuss?

    Hi there :) My name is Nikki Calmes, owner and artist of Paper Piecings by Nikki :) S Iince am a digital artist, I chose to do a digital layout for my project using my new "Kitten in a Hat" Pattern Set :) These are my oldest babies, 7 year old Samantha and 4 year old Ben :) Always up to mischief and mayhem just like Dr. Seuss says Thing 1 and Thing 2 are in "The Cat in the Hat". I also have a 20 month old daughter and the three of them are the light of my life!

    My favorite program in the whole wide world is Adobe Photoshop which is what I used to make this layout. By using the PNG files (PNG files have a transparent background) from my pattern set, I positioned the images where I wanted them and resized them to fit my page. Then I added a few squares and rectangles by using the shape tool, resized them and positioned them. It's really as simply as opening the file that you want to use, clicking and dragging the image onto your workspace and playing with the images and shapes until you like how they look :) I love digital scrapbooking because it's quick and easy and the only space I take up is my lap where my computer sits ;) With 3 young kids, it's pretty much impossible to get my scrapbooking done any other way ;) So I click, drag, print and place in my album and I'm done...WALA!


    I have blog candy to offer too!  In order to be eligible to win my blog candy you MUST:
    1.  Sign up by email to my blog AND follow my blog :)
    2.  Head over to my Facebook Page and become one of my newest fans by clicking "Like" :)
    3.  Leave a comment on this post about which program you like to use for your digital layouts OR leave a question that you have about digital scrapbooking or Photoshop :)
    4.  Follow all of the blogs in the hop today so that you can have many places to be inspired :)

    My blog candy is a $10.00 credit to my store :)  I will choose a winner by Sunday and announce the winner on my Facebook page and here, on my blog :)

    I hope you enjoyed my project and I just know you are having fun on the hop with all of these wonderfully talented woman to inspire your creativity :)  Thanks so much for hopping with us and have a very blessed day :)

    Nikki <3



    Thank you for joining us because...


    “You're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So... get on your way!”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Your next stop is Katie :)

    If you get stuck behind the great parade down at Mulberry Street, here's the links that you can follow on the Great Thing-a-majigger as you are on an adventure. "The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that!"


    1. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
    2. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    3. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
    4. Georgiana http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    5. Laurie http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com
    6. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
    7. Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
    8. Janet N- http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
    9. Cathie w-http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
    10. Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
    11. Nikki~http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
    12. Katie ~ http://www.ktsangels.blogspot.com/ HOP HERE NEXT
    13. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~ http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
    14. Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com 
    15.  Shelly - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com
    16. Angie :) - http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
    17. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingRookie.blogspot.com

18 comments:

Shelly Lynn

Super cute layout Nikki!! I love photoshop too!! Your paper piecing patterns are ADORABLE... especially the cat in the hat!! Love it! TFS! :)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Such sweet paper piecing!!! Imagine that!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Laurie

Super cute layout!

Cathie w

cute cute cute......love it

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Tammylee

Such a great layout! LOVE it.


Tammylee
http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/

Ashley Nicole

Just too cute Nikki. I love doing digital LOs. And your thing 1 and thing 2 bears are too cute.
Nice being in the hop with you.
Ashley

TuttleTime

Very cute...I love the cute photo of your girl with stickers all over her face!

soccermom23

I have always wanted to go digital, but haven't got a clue where to begin. I also don't have a printer that will print larger than 8 1/2 by 14 so its hard to print a 12x12 layout. How do you print your pages? Contact me at mc-reeda@seovec.org

Kimbery Pate | KP Kreations

Your kids are just adorable!!! I too do some digital layouts, and agree, that the digital ones are must faster, but I don't know that they are as much fun (for me anyways).

Kimberly
http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

marg0006

I do not do digital scrapbooking. Very cute frame.

marg0006@verizon.net

marg0006

Am already a follower and subscriber.

marg006@verizon.net

Lucy Kelleher

Love your layout!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lucy
http://love2createitall.blogspot.com

lorby

Love your layout and that cute little face in the picture. Thank you for being part of this hop and hugs from Jearise in Lorby's World.

rlovew

Your paper piecings are lovely. I have become a follower of your blog. I haven't done much digital scrapping but I do have photoshop and have thought about trying to learn more about it when I have time (maybe over the summer).

callyannc

Just so cute! TFS CallyAnn

Lynne

New Follower -- love the pictures that you have with your Seuss paper piecings!!!! Pleasure hopping with you!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Lynne
Her Craftiness
http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

ScrapMyWay

Your l/o is 100% adorable and those 2 faces are PRICELESS! My biggest question is how do I get the watermark to be pretty on my pics through Photoshop. All I have is a plain boring straight line UGH!! I need the dumbed down version LOL.

Creative Wishes,
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

lorby

Hi, I had to hop back here and rephrase what I said in my comment. I meant to say THOSE cute little faceS. I can see my daughter doing the sticker thing and my 6 year old son is always hamming it up for the camera too. : )

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