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Places I’d love to go before I’m old...

These are kind of in order, but I want to see each and their surrounding areas pretty damn bad! There are some beautiful sights to see and some really lovely hotels to stay at. It took my breath away just to look at pictures of the Grande Bretagne in Athens. Barcelona is particularly gorgeous, as is Stockholm and Dublin has unbeatable charm! They all seem amazing :) Hopefully I'll get to cross a few off soon.

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I <3 Horses

So sorry there haven't been any icons for the month of August. September will be different, I will have more time this month since my husband is deploying to Japan. I'll have to keep busy :)

In any case, here's part of the reason I've been so busy. I love our horses :)

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Notebook Textures

I've been using quite a few of my own notebook textures lately, and while I know they are popular and there are quite a few sets, I just wanted to share mine because I think some of them are unique. I did almost all of the scanning on my own, except for two or three, namely the polaroids that are included in the larger textures. I decided to tack on the polaroid I get asked about so much ;) Anything I didn't scan came from sxc.

There are 36 icon sized textures and 3 large textures, and I hope you enjoy them!

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Friend of: 152

A bit of a milestone for my journal! 152 friends!! Some of you have been watching since way back when, and some have joined me more recently, but I appreciate the support either way :) I am so glad that my work is enjoyed and for whatever reason, people like to see it. It really means a lot to me, and I wanted to share that.

To celebrate, I decided that it would be fun to make some interest icons. I'll leave that open for a while, so just comment if you'd like some! You can either leave it to me to pick, or tell me which of your interests you'd like in the icons. If you want to be more specific, you can link me to some of your favorite images :) Hope to see quite a few, because I'm in an icon mood! Sorry, closing now.


Photoshop Actions Tutorial

Since a few people asked how to use actions, I'm writing a small tutorial on how to make and use photoshop actions. I use Photoshop CS2, so I'm not sure how this will translate to earlier versions. There is also a diagram of the action window at the bottom of the tutorial.
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18 Photoshop Actions

I've spent some time saving actions since they make my life easier! I always find that I get colouring and fall in love with it, then forget how I got it and sometimes can't ever quite get it again. I am no Photoshop expert, so I just played around with it a while back and figured out actions. They're wonderful! I save a lot of the colouring I end up liking and then just press play :) Well, then I got to thinking, maybe I'd share those actions to make life easier for anyone who feels like using this particular set. The nice part is, you can go back and edit the layers and kind of customize them so they're not carbon copy. The important thing is to remember that each action will make a totally different result depending on the image. You kind of have to pick images that work with the action. But it's easy once you've figured out that part.

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