A little something about me

I thought id share this funny post I had written for my personal blog, it just makes me giggle! no jewelry in this post, but the next for sure!

I hope this makes you giggle! 🙂 Or at least smile.

So I’ve had Corel Paint Shop Pro x4 for over a year now, and let me tell you I am still as horrible at it as I was when I first bought it. I am great at following the tutorials and I do something once, and it looks good but then I struggle to do it again (without finding the tutorial again). And worst of all I know what I want to do but don’t know what to call it so I can maybe find a tutorial on it. Ugh. So. Freaken. Frustrating!!!

And when I get frustrated this happens…
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I don’t even know how I did that… what in the world did I do to make those line things. -_- What was I trying to do? I was trying make the photo lighter(I think) I am not even sure if that’s what to call it… I wanted to be able to make the picture look faded like so I could write over top of the photo. Does that make sense? See what I mean, I don’t even know what to call what I want to do. And as you can see pressing random buttons doesn’t help. haha You can laugh at me its okay. I am pretty sure that my dog could do better then that I did with that picture… He does try and walk on my keyboard, maybe I should let him next time… I may learn a thing or two. Who knows.

So just as I am about to call myself a failure when it comes to psp I find a tutorial and do this…
Black and white pop color

Which was one of those things I was wanting to learn how to do, and didn’t know what to call it. So thank you to the wonderful, amazing, awesome, person who made the tutorial that I randomly came across (sorry I didn’t pay attention to the name of the person who made it, I’ll look again for it later) that gave me the ability to do this. And actually it wasn’t hard.

Which again frustrates me with what happened with the earring photo. I was told when I bought this version of psp that it was easy to use, and I have found that yes when you have an idea of what your doing, it is easy to use. Very easy really. But if you are a psp moron like myself everything is hard really really hard. haha. I feel like maybe I am just missing something, that one day I am going to stumble onto the holy grail of psp tutorials and suddenly I will be editing pictures for everyone, but until then I will keep googling and pouting as I make a big mess of my photos. Thankfully there is always an undo button!

Am I alone in being psp clueless? If so care to share you wisdom with me? I’d love the help.

Love the psp moron,

Mary

Little bit of everything

How was your weekend? Mine was great, and super busy!
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I ran my first 5k, it was the color me rad race! I LOVED IT!
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Went zip lining for the first time, I also loved it!
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And went hiking, super fun!

It was the best weekend I’ve had in a while, and I got to spend it with some of my family! Which made it even better!
I just got some new items in the mail to make jewelry out of, and I can’t wait to use them! Its like Christmas for me whenever I get a package in the mail. 🙂 So I wanted to share with you the new items I’ve got to make new pieces with.

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I really love these crosses, they are so different looking.
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As you can tell by my business cards, I love owls, so when I saw theses I knew I just had to have them! They are so cute, I will defiantly be keeping a set of them for myself!

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These pieces are going to be used on a new type of bracelet I am working on. I can’t wait to get started on them, and get them posted. 🙂IMG_0020

I have no idea what I will do with these beads, but they called out to me. They are this really pretty blueish green color. IMG_0021

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I am in love with using these chip beads in my tree pendants! It makes them look amazing!  IMG_0001

Thanks to a friend of mine who also makes beaded jewelry had her projects in Altoids containers, so that it kept everything together. And so I started collecting a few, and they work so much better then the big plastic pencil case I was using! My mother in law found the Penguin tin for me, and well penguins are an inside joke for our family. hehe so I love it most of all!

Sorry for the short blog post, life has been so busy lately I’ve barely had time to sit down.

Mary