Okay, so it's not really a secret. I'm pretty open about it...
I love cute things.
Puppies, kittens, pink things, fluffy things, and Lawn Fawn stamps, to name a few.
Last night was the Lawn Fawn monthly release, and I actually won one of the new sets. I found this out after I had placed my (large... hehe) order after the Twins game last night... including said Frosties stamp set. Kelly Marie was super sweet and let me switch out the one I ordered for Bannerific, a set that I've wanted for a while but have put off buying, and I was one happy stamper. So happy, in fact, that I wanted to make something right then and there with Lawn Fawn Stamps. Then I remembered that I hadn't sent out Geralyn's giveaway package yet and that I didn't have a card for her... so here we go. Perfectly cute:
Now that I actually have a card to send to her, I can ship the package off to Canada. Hope she likes it!
I have some random thoughts for you today:
1. I've been feeling very random lately.
2. I'm taking my (*@$&&*^!@) computer into the Apple store tonight for a checkup. It's making weird noises, crashing all of my Adobe programs, and has a mysterious mark on it. Apple Genius Bar guys and me, you know, we're tight. I'm trying to make it to the next MacBook update to get a new computer, but this one is driving me up the wall. Computer issues are no fun. :(
3. If you want to see what I'm doing for one of my Graphic Design classes, you can go to my class blog here. I have to update it for class, so you get to see some of the inner workings of the design and critique process.
4. I love Adobe Lightroom 3.
-It has amazing controls for RAW files from my DSLR camera. Photoshop has some controls, but these are better.
-You never have to open and close files. You just click, edit, and the program saves (and backs up occasionally) the changes but doesn't alter your original photo. You can always go back and add, change, or get rid of edits. It's easy non-destructive editing. You don't have to re-save the file or worry about saving over the original.
-As a student, I can get it for under 100 dollars by buying an academic version. It is by FAR worth way more than that. On Amazon, it's about $275 for a copy, but that price is more than reasonable. It's something to look into!
-You can try a 30-day trial at adobe.com (just like you can for any product that Adobe makes) to see if you like it, if you'd use it, or if you think I'm crazy. Either way, it wouldn't hurt if you think you could like it.
-It works for either mac or pc and isn't as memory-intensive as Photoshop (it's actually about a five times smaller file on my computer), so it could even run on older computers.
5. You can look at the website I designed for my boss here. I've been working on it all summer, and we finally have it up and running. It's caused me a ton of issues this week and I still want to transfer it to a different server, but nevertheless it's working. Check it out. Let me know what you think. I would love some suggestions; this is the first "real" website I've ever created. Here's the home page:
Okay, random spewing of thoughts over. Thanks for stopping by, and kudos if you made it to the end of this post. Ha. You rock. :)