Friday, July 8, 2011

Flower pics.

    I used today to get a handle on some of my digi files. The computer can be a wonderful tool, but it can also be a black hole, where so many digital stamps, svgs, digital papers, digital embellishments and such are lost to me. There are so many wonderful people on the internet who share the fruits of there creativity and give away image and svg files or design sketches (not to mention the ones I've purchased.) I save them on my computer, but lose track of what I have and don't think of using them when they would be perfect for a project. I had wished I had a doily svg for the birthday card I made a few days ago and couldn't find one, but when I organized some files today, there they were. I thought that I had them, but they hadn't been filed away yet. Then there are the fonts and Photoshop brushes... sheeesh!   After my son was born, I became a more visual person, so I need to look over what I have, every once in while, to refresh my memory ;- ) I try to make a print out of the new ones every few months and keep them in a 3-ring binder to make that easier too. The prepping, for the printing of the images, for the 3-ring binder, takes a lot of work too, but once it's done it is very handy and the copy of the page is on the computer as well.  I didn't get that far, but some computer housekeeping was accomplished. So, anyway, instead of a card, I thought I'd share a few photos from my vacation that you might like. Click on the photo to see it large, if you wish.

These two are from Universal Florida's park Islands of Adventure.

These are from the Disney World Parks.

One of the things that intrigued me, was the idea that someone has to totally create every detail and have it fabricated for the theme of each area of the different parks. What creative license, as well as starting from a fairly blank slate. Just the light fixtures alone are amazing. Who thinks of these things? These are all from the same area of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Notice the garbage cans on the sides of the sign for the Flame Tree Barbecue. 

     We have so many photos from our trip, I haven't finished editing them and we've been back home for a month now. Maybe I'll get to show you some more, the next time I come up blank with a card ;- ) I hope they gave you some new ideas or new ways to look at things. Or just entertained you for the moment. Have a creative day and please leave a comment. I really appreciate hearing from you.


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

You could use some of these photos on a card...they are wonderful. I use Mac, have a Cricut Expression, and use SCAL 2. However, the Expression will not work with the new SCAL 3 due to lawsuit of Provo Craft vs SCAL and MTC. I plan on buying a new cutter within the next 2-3 months. Black Lynx works with Mac and with a little finessing, it will work with the Pazzle. Those are the 2 that I am interested in. MTC will not work with Mac, but there's a third party program you can buy that will make it work, but I don't want that many programs trying to talk to each other. Yup, I just bought another ant image. He makes me smile. (Funny because I hate fire ants!!!)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

oops...didn't quite answer your question. I use Inkscape (free download). Someday I will maybe buy Adobe Illustrator. Many to the images you can take straight into SCAL or MTC and turn it into an svg. I just think it is easier to maneuver in Inkscape now that I FINALLY learned enough.