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Sunday, December 11, 2011
3:37 PM | Posted by Stephanie Phillips | Edit Post
What a fun and exciting party we had yesterday. We started at 2 and it went all the way until 6. WOOW! Not only was it for celebrating the release of the Smurfs movie, but for celebrating my daughters 6th birthday. What a better way to combine it and have an even better party. We started off by grilling hot dogs for everyone. They all snacked on chips and dip, gummy bears, and tons of other candy while waiting on the hot dogs. I made Smurf juice, which consisted of blue juice, sprite, and vanilla ice cream. It was yummy and creamy. It was a massive hit. We went through two huge bowls of it.
Here is the party table..
Everything was decorated in blue and white ribbon and balloons. The guests could see a smurfs picture slide show running on the computer. There were also some pictures placed throughout the table. I had all of the activities placed out for the kids as well.
After eating hot dogs, the kids painted Smurf hats that they could take home at the end of the party. In each goodie bag the kids got candy and a picture to color. We also had face painting and Smurf noses for the kids. The noses got sent home with the kids as well. They all had such a great time painting their faces blue. They thought it was so neat.
Here are some of the kiddies that painted their faces and the activities..
Chloe, she lookes almost just like Smurfette haha
Smurf hats the kids painted..
Just before starting the movie we sang happy birthday to my daughter Haylie.
Then as everyone sat and watched the movie they enjoyed some cheese popcorn and cake and ice cream.
The cake was a white cake with fresh blueberries inside. I colored frosting blue and covered the cake with that. I also put some blue sprinkles, white chocolate drizzle, and blueberries on top.
When the movie was finished we ended the party with opening gifts for Haylie's birthday.
Everyone had such a great time during the party. They all LOVED the movie and activities. My son Skyler said, "That was a cute movie, Mommy."
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
8:56 PM | Posted by Stephanie Phillips | Edit Post
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
9:33 PM | Posted by Stephanie Phillips | Edit Post
This tut was written in Photoshop CS5. Any version will work. I assume that you have a working knowledge of PS while using my tuts. Please keep in mind that some keyboard short cuts may be different in other versions.
PTU Georgetta Cartrite kit
from Wicked Princess Scraps
You can get the kit HERE
Tube of choice:
I am using artwork of Maryline Cazenave.
You can purchase her work and license
~Lets get started~
Open 600x600 transparent canvas.
Open the cluster frame and move to canvas.
Scale to about 53.12% center and position to the right a bit.
Go to IMAGE>>ADJUSTMENT>> HUE & SATURATION
Be sure colorize and preview are checked.
Mess with the top and middle sliders to get the color of your choice.
Open the couch element and move to canvas.
Scale to about 64.00% and position to bottom left of frame.
Open the crate element and move to canvas.
Scale to about 41.58% and move under the couch layer. Position to right.
Open the boots element, move to canvas, horizontal flip and scale to about 11.41%
Position to the right of the box.
Open the double lamps element, move to canvas, scale to about 22.16%, and set on top of crate.
Open the single tall lamp element, move to canvas, scale to liking and position behind the boots.
Open and use whatever circle boxes you wish.
Open the water can element, move to canvas, and scale to about 17.19%.
Move to left of couch.
Open the teardrop flower, move to canvas, and scale to about 20.62%
Horizontal flip the flower then move it so that it is up top of the water can. We are going to make the flower look like its stems are in the can.
Now duplicate the flower and move one of the layers under the water can. On the top flower layer take your eraser tool and erase the part of the stem to make it look like the flower is inside the can. As mine shows in final tag.
Do this as many times as you wish with whatever other flowers that you wish.
Open the front view dress element and move to canvas.
We are going to make this into a rug.
Scale it to about 39.22%
Center it however you like and then get your eraser tool and erase the top part only. The bottom part that is below and under the couch etc do not erase, that will be our rug part.
Use your free transform to widen the "rug" to make it the length from the water can to the boots as I have in the final tag.
Open the tall hat box, scale to liking and move behind the couch and crate.
Open the hat, horizontal flip, scale to liking and position on left top of frame.
Open the yucca plant, DO NOT scale, move behind couch on right just like mine on final tag. As you can see it cuts off at the top. Use your eraser tool and erase just enough so you cant tell it has been erased but enough so its not cut off.
Open the drop frame, scale to about 76.05% and position behind square frame.
Open pp7 and scale to just fit over all the squares of the cluster frame.
Get your magic wand too and on the cluster frame layer click inside one of the squares. Hold down the shift key and click in the remaining squares.
SELECT>>MODIFY>>EXPAND by 4
CTRL + SHIFT + I
Highlight your pp7 layer and CTRL + X
Open your tube, scale to liking and position on couch.
Open tube again and do not scale.
Insert into the frame just as we did earlier with the paper.
Add whatever other elements you wish.
Add drop shadow to elements, main tube and cluster frame.
Add your name, copyright, and license number.
I hope you have enjoyed this tut! If you have any questions or would like to send me your results feel free to comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org