Editing iPhone Photos

Aug 29, 2012

I get email all the time ask­ing me how I edit the pho­tos I take using my iPhone. So today I thought I would put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al (WARNING this is a LONG tuto­r­i­al) and show you how I do it. I love edit­ing my images and use Typoins­ta, Insta­gram and Pic Stitch the most. There are lots of oth­er free edit­ing pro­grams avail­able but I seem to go back to these three the most. Here is an unedit­ed pho­to of some beau­ti­ful sun­flow­ers I took on a not so sun­ny day while in West Vir­ginia. The light­ing was ter­ri­ble but I want­ed the pho­to no mat­ter what and knew I could have fun doing some edit­ing using my favorite apps. The first app I use is Pic Stitch. This app allows you to...

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Back to Reality

Aug 22, 2012

This morn­ing was the last morn­ing to look out Aunt Wilda’s kitchen win­dow to see  deer graz­ing on clover and I’m going to miss it some­thing ter­ri­ble. I’ll miss watch­ing the sun set on the old home­stead. It still amazes me that the house was rolled up over the hill from across the street. They had it sit­ting on top of logs pulled by hors­es and placed in its spot by my great great grand­fa­ther Enoch Childers in 1900. I’ll miss dig­ging for trea­sures with my cousin Con­nie. She is the best dig­ger ever. We were out­side talk­ing and before I knew it she put a rake in my hand, had one in her’s and off we went rak­ing out from under­neath the old smoke­house. Some of these trea­sures will be found in cre­ations...

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The little cousins

Aug 17, 2012

Mom, dad and I have been stay­ing with mom’s sis­ter “Aunt Wil­da” and broth­er-in-law “Uncle Jim” since we arrived in West Vir­ginia. Yes­ter­day, my cousin “Ang­ie” brought her three boys (Patrick 7 yrs., Michael 5 yrs., Nicholas 3 yrs.) to see us and boy did they keep us enter­tained.  As you will see by the pho­tos Nicholas was the major source of enter­tain­ment. Love that he still calls me his “lit­tle skunk” Makes the best jel­lo sal­ad ever! Nicholas blow­ing bub­ble after bub­ble after bub­ble. While look­ing around in an antique shop dad found some pieces from an old pipe organ for only $3.00 and had to buy them. Mom thought they were $3.00 to much. Nicholas on the oth­er hand had fun mak­ing sound come out and thought it was the best $3.00...

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Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that start­ed it all… I want­ed to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial for my old­est daugh­ter Ter­ri, who was get­ting ready to cel­e­brate her 17th birth­day. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Buck­et and decid­ed Ter­ri’s upcom­ing birth­day was just the push I need­ed to jump into the world of cre­at­ing mini albums. At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrap­book store which was just down the street and start­ed look­ing at all the prod­ucts. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learn­ing what Rub ons and brads were and nev­er mind the over­whelm­ing feel­ing...

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Blast from the Past

Aug 2, 2012

While orga­niz­ing pho­tos in my gallery, late last night, I stum­bled upon some lay­outs I cre­at­ed when I first start­ed to scrap­book back in 2005. Oh good­ness do I have some fun lay­outs to show you… it’s so fun­ny to me look­ing back at what I’ve cre­at­ed. When we first moved into our home the sum­mer of 1999 there were gor­geous sun­flower fields all over. I loved going out each morn­ing and tak­ing pho­tos of them with the morn­ing sun high­light­ing each petal. It tru­ly was gor­geous. I did learn one hard les­son though… did you know when you cut wild sun­flow­ers they seep this REALLY STICKY stuff? When this sap­py stuff gets on any­thing it’s like try­ing to remove goril­la glue… I did­n’t think I would ever rid my kitchen table of this...

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New Feature Added for Independent Store Owners

Jul 30, 2012

Alan and I have been work­ing hard on com­pil­ing a list of places that sell “Delight In The Sea­sons.” We’ve come up with quite a list and look for­ward to con­tin­ue adding to this list. If you are an inde­pen­dent scrap­book store or book store in the US or Inter­na­tion­al­ly please email me (lisa@lisapace.com) a pho­to hold­ing my book “Delight In The Sea­sons” while stand­ing next to the books dis­play inside your store. We will then add your store’s name and web­site link to my “Where To Buy” page. Alan and I are also work­ing on a pho­tos page show­ing and list­ing the names of stores using the pho­to you send. I’m very com­mit­ted in help­ing all inde­pen­dent store own­ers who take the time to order and sell my books. You are all a very...

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Chicago Art and A Random Quote

Jul 25, 2012

This stick­er, which was about 12″ long was attached on a board­ed up win­dow in down­town Chica­go. It was­n’t far from where I got off the train with Car­o­line and Emi­ly when we were head­ing to Navy Pier. This art piece reminds me of the kind of stamp Julie Fei-Fan Balz­er would carve. I like the way the artist has “You can feel it in your mind” mixed among all the doo­dling. This neat tile piece was dis­cov­ered as we walked out of a tun­nel and up more stairs than I want to remem­ber. I have no idea where this is but it was on our way to Navy Pier. I’m the one that looks like the total tourists when Car­o­line and I are on an adven­ture. I just fol­low along keep­ing my eyes...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 2

Jul 18, 2012

Today, I was in the Maya Road booth all day doing make-n-takes. Let me tell you my feet and knees hurt so bad tonight I can hard­ly stand it. But before head­ing to bed I want­ed to show you some of my favorite Maya Road prod­ucts which just so hap­pen to be pret­ty pop­u­lar with store own­ers too. But before I show you these pho­tos let me first show you this one… this is Ter­ra Cameron with Simon Says Stamp. You can pur­chase my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp HERE. If you ever have a chance to chat with Ter­ra and/or Hei­di you will love every sec­ond. They are the sweet­est. Okay now on to the pho­tos of my favorite new Maya Road prod­ucts. You will be see­ing these a lot...

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Look who is 5 months…

Jul 5, 2012

My gosh, I can­not believe Olivia is already five months. She is grow­ing so fast and it makes me sad. A baby does not stay a baby near long enough. Although, when you’re deep in the mid­dle of baby mode you feel like it will nev­er end and your life will be like this for­ev­er. But when your youngest just grad­u­at­ed high school like Ans­ley just did when I look at baby pho­tos of my niece Olivia it real­ly seems as though Ans­ley should be around 2 or 3 not 18. I think the best advice I would give to first time par­ents if asked is first accept your child for who he or she is and enjoy each and every sec­ond of each and every day and doc­u­ment, doc­u­ment, doc­u­ment. Doc­u­ment­ing does­n’t have...

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Happy Independence Day

Jul 4, 2012

This is one of my favorite pho­tos tak­en at my grand­fa­ther’s camp in Acton, Maine. I miss this place some­thing fierce and wish I could have spent more time there grow­ing up. Although, I would have nev­er been able to swim in the lake dur­ing the sum­mer. That water was always so COLD! Like feet numb­ing cold. Gram­pa Spin­ney fish­ing on the lake.   Thank you Uncle Ed and Gram­pa Spin­ney for your mil­i­tary ser­vice in help­ing keep our coun­try free. Wish­ing you all a very safe and hap­py July...

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Homemade Hand & Body Scrubs

Jun 29, 2012

Each day while Made­lyn is vis­it­ing I’m doing some kind of fun craft or project with her. Yes­ter­day, she made some awe­some yum­my body and hand scrubs with prod­ucts I already had at home. Made­lyn had lots of fun and made 4 batch­es of each scrub. The pho­tos above show how she made her “Vanil­la Body Scrub”. Sup­plies Need­ed: Brown Sug­ar, Sug­ar in the Raw, Vanil­la Extract and Canola Oil, 1/2 mea­sur­ing cup, table­spoon, mix­ing bowl, mix­ing spoon, con­tain­er you will use for your body scrub Instruc­tions for ONE batch: Pour 1/2 cup brown sug­ar and 1/2 cup sug­ar in the raw into your mix­ing bowl and mix togeth­er. Place sug­ar mix­ture into the con­tain­er you will use to store your body scrub in then add 2 table­spoons of vanil­la extract. Mix the sug­ar...

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In The Works

Apr 17, 2012

Yes­ter­day, I played with wax and must admit Encaus­tic art makes my heart hap­py. This can­vas piece is still in the works but I love how it is turn­ing out. The soft white and hues of cream make me swoon. The tiny doily is made by my mom. It was just too per­fect not to use in this piece.  I’m think­ing this might be a fun class to teach at “The Crafty Scrap­per”, in the near future. What are your thoughts? I love how dif­fer­ent these two mini can­vas pieces are yet the col­ors are the same. It was so much fun exper­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent tools and embell­ish­ments… doilies, dried flow­ers and small feath­ers are per­fect addi­tions for encaus­tic work. This one is one is my favorite. The pho­to is of my grand­moth­er and mom...

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Art Requires Courage ~ Canvas Class

Apr 6, 2012

I’m so look­ing for­ward to teach­ing my “Art Requires Courage” can­vas class Sat­ur­day, April 21st. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. and will take approx­i­mate­ly 4 hours to com­plete. Car­olyn told me I have just 4 slots left so if you want to join me and learn some fun mixed media tech­niques please call Car­olyn at The Crafty Scrap­per 972.923.3151. The cost for the class is $45.00. In this mixed media class you will alter an 8″ x 10″ can­vas using an eclec­tic mix­ture of ele­ments such as chick­en wire, vin­tage papers, stamped images, tex­tiles, paint and glit­ter. I will show you how to cre­ate a faux stamped met­al accent as well as a faux tin type pho­to­graph using a vin­tage spoon. We will alter silk leaves to look as though they have been air dried and accent your can­vas...

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Everything Has A Story

Apr 5, 2012

When I see items in thrift stores, flea mar­kets or antique shops I always won­der who owned the things I come across. I won­der things like how many peo­ple ate a meal with this fork or spoon, who stitched every sin­gle stitch by hand on this stained sam­pler, how many dish­es did this tat­tered dish tow­el dry, or how many times were these rhine­stone ear­rings worn to a dance or par­ty, who are the peo­ple in these old pho­tos and where are their fam­i­ly mem­bers today? I could go on and on and on with all the ques­tions that run through my head. Every item I come across has a sto­ry and I wish I knew all their sto­ries. You see for me it is the sto­ry that inspires my art. It is the...

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Art of Layers Blog Hop

Mar 21, 2012

Wel­come to the “Art of Lay­ers” Blog Hop… you should have just come from Julie Fei-Fan Balz­er’s blog and hope­ful­ly left a com­ment for a chance to win an auto­graphed copy of Ron­da’s new book “Art of Lay­ers”. To increase your odds of win­ning an auto­graphed copy make sure you leave a com­ment on my blog post before Sun­day, March 25th at 7pm CDT. A win­ner will be picked Sun­day, evening and announced on my blog Mon­day, March 26th. Good Luck! Ron­da’s altered sewing trin­ket box is fea­tured on the cov­er of her book and can be found in Chap­ter 1 ~ Paper. As you can see it is filled with lots of tiny vin­tage finds which I love tremen­dous­ly. To me there is noth­ing more enjoy­able than dig­ging around in thrift stores, antique shops...

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Olivia at 1 Month

Mar 6, 2012

It is hard to believe Olivia is already a month old. A few weeks ago my moth­er and father-in-law went to meet their newest grand­daugh­ter for the first time. Need­less to say they are in love and got in as many snug­gles as pos­si­ble. There is noth­ing cuter, sweet­er or more demand­ing than a new baby. Dou­glas and Karen have sur­vived the first month with­out too much sleep depri­va­tion and are enjoy­ing Olivia tremen­dous­ly. I must admit it seems so odd to me see­ing pho­tos of Dou­glas feed­ing and burp­ing a baby. I first met him when he was 18 and just out of high school prepar­ing to head off to Texas A&M. Once Dou­glas grad­u­at­ed he moved to Dal­las not too far from where we lived. He would come over some week­ends to...

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The Oh So Non-Glamorous Side of CHA

Feb 5, 2012

I thought I would share with you some of the pho­tos Car­o­line, David and I took while we were all set­ting up the Maya Road booth for CHA‑W. It’s amaz­ing how it takes 2 days to set up and only 5 hours and 20 min­utes to break it all down, re-pack pan­els, shelves, signs and prod­uct as well as repack all the design team projects and get every­thing back in the crates ready to ship back to the ware­house. It’s crazy!!!  First you start with a few hand­fuls of these and a nice cold Diet Coke Then we start putting down the floor­ing (Ron­da, Lau­ra & Emi­ly)  After the floor­ing is down we start build­ing the walls (Ron­da, Lau­ra & David)  While putting up the walls we dodge fork­lifts and trees (not kid­ding the...

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Maya Road DT Member Canvases

Feb 4, 2012

I always find it fun to see what mem­bers of the Maya Road Design Team cre­ate when giv­en the same chal­lenge. Each CHA‑W Car­o­line gives the DT mem­bers a blank can­vas and tells us to alter it as we want, she only requires that we stay true to our style and include any Maya Road prod­ucts we want… it is such a fun chal­lenge. Dur­ing CHA I took pho­tos of each  DT mem­ber’s can­vas so I could share… I hope you’re ready for some amaz­ing inspi­ra­tion because this post is filled with LOTS! Andrea Wiebe Angel­la Pear­don  Anne Jo Lexan­der also known as Ania Car­o­line Lau Dina Wak­ley Emi­ly Pitts Julia Stain­ton Karen Grun­berg Lin­da Albrecht Lisa Pace that’s Me Ron­da Palaz­zari Shel­ley Hagan­man  I was­n’t kid­ding when I said loads of inspi­ra­tion. I...

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Day 1 of Set Up

Jan 28, 2012

Today, we will have the Maya Road booth com­plet­ed and all ready for Open­ing Day. With all the team work that was going on the booth is now 80% com­plete. I think this is a record for day one of set up. It all went far too smooth­ly if you ask me… kin­da makes me ner­vous. We start­ed unpack­ing some of the design team projects and oh my good­ness are you all going to LOVE their projects. I do believe the design team out did them­selves this show. AMAZING stuff was cre­at­ed for the show. I thought I would share some behind the scene (hope you don’t mind me using that say­ing Mario) type pho­tos so you can kin­da see what it is like prepar­ing for the show. Set up days are not glam­orous one tee­ny...

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Olivia Dylan Pace

Jan 27, 2012

I’m so hap­py to share the newest addi­tion to the Pace fam­i­ly. My niece, Olivia Dylan Pace was born Jan­u­ary 25th. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and is doing great. Olivia is the first child born to my broth­er-in-law Dou­glas and his wife Karen. They live out of state so it is pure tor­ture not being able to snug­gle on her. Noth­ing sweet­er than a new born baby. First Fam­i­ly Pho­to Jan­u­ary 25, 2012 Olivia Dylan Pace Olivia and her dad­dy. As you can see by his expres­sion… Olivia already has her dad­dy wrapped around her fin­ger. This pho­to of Karen and Olivia looks like the Nor­man Rock­well of all mom­my and baby pho­tos, there is such sweet hon­est emo­tion between a mom and her new­born baby. You can see the...

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Ornamental Christmas PDF

Nov 23, 2011

Many of you asked if I planned to offer the “Christ­mas Wish­es” and “Vin­tage Orna­ment Trio” class­es I taught at The Crafty Scrap­per as an online work­shop. Well the answer is yes, but I did some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent this year. Instead of an online work­shop where I post some­thing each day like I usu­al­ly do I (well let me clar­i­fy, Alan) cre­at­ed PDF’s for you to down­load. I took addi­tion­al pho­tos and added addi­tion­al instruc­tions to the PDF’s so it will make it eas­i­er to recre­ate the projects, since I’m not actu­al­ly stand­ing in front of you giv­ing you all the instruc­tions. Click the badge on the left to go to “Orna­men­tal Christ­mas” on my “Work­shops” page. The PDF down­loads include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos, com­plete sup­ply lists for both incor­po­rat­ed...

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