Monday, April 27, 2009

Program Cover

Pastor Keith will be speaking about what it means to belong to SouthPoint
Church at the next few Sunday meetings. This is the proof that's just been
approved for the new, updated image for the "Loving God, Loving People"

Our stationery and logo are a ruddy red - the roof on our sanctuary is the
same red, so I started with that red color and had this image to show for it
an hour later.

There are still some little touchups to it to get all the lines to match up,
but that won't take any time at all.

I could explain layer by layer what I thought the meaning was ... But that
would spoil it for you. Art is what you take from it, not what I put in it.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunrise Over Paradise

There’s two new kits from a common theme and color palette coming up May 1st at


The image pictured with this posting is the theme background for the kits, called Sunrise Over Paradise and Morning In Paradise. You’ve seen a couple layouts from the kits last week in sneak previews.


I know it’s just a background, but this is one of my favorites. The texture is heavy, the colors diverse, and it practically glows. I’m very pleased with how this turned out, and hope you enjoy it, too! I plan to tarry on this technique for a while and play with it.



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Family Portrait

Here is a photo of my husband’s family at the 2004 Luau in April in our back yard. I think this was the last photo of all of them together, his Mom, sister, and brother. Everyone was here for a wedding in the family. It was a FAB time.


I’ve made the page from my new Morning in Paradise kit, which will be available May 1st at



Fun in Paradise

Here’s the first of several pages I’m working on from a set of two new kits, Morning in Paradise and Sunrise in Paradise.


This is a photo from a couple years ago from our grandson’s 1st birthday party – which was a Luau! The festive colors and atmosphere seemed perfect for the colors of Morning Sunrise.


The background here is actually a blend of two – the top part is one, the bottom part is the other. It’s done simply with a gradient mask, nothing else. I loved the whole leafy peek at a lagoon feeling to it.


The kit will be available May first at


I’ll get some more sneak peeks out here soon!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Alive! It's Alive!

After several very anxious weeks, one of the hard drives which was dead has a new lease on life.

Thanks to Todd Ellison at, who suggested to my husband that the data was probably fine, it 'just' needed a new hard drive controller. Then they had a 25 minute guy talk about the technical aspects of that.

A matching hard drive came today, after finding a sister twin on eBay. In less than an hour, my husband had it tested and cannibalized for the broken controller board on mine. And all put together. Then the moment of truth, when he turned my computer back on.

And the hard drive did not mount. Or whatever it is that you call it on a PC. My computer saw it at the BIOS level, and it was there as a device ... but not one with a drive letter.

Well, we both started looking for an answer. The internet has all the answers, you know!

I found what we needed to do ... (yes, me!) and turned the device from a foreign drive to a happy local one and LO AND BEHOLD!

ALL my files are there.

I cried, it was such a relief.