Dec 7, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Designer Call

I realized that to attract designers to sell at a new store, I needed to sweeten the deal. So I have revised the terms and this call is open until I announce it is closed, so apply at any time.

I am continuing to work to set up the store and it is coming along slowly, but surely. I have spent a lot of money to open the store and am taking a leap of faith! Won't you join me as a pioneer and take the leap with me?

- create really great designs!
- create at your own pace - I know how stress and deadlines can zap your mojo!
- participate in activities as you have time - we all have a busy life and I’m confident you will do your best.
I have a life too and do not have time
to be keep track of your requirements

- 85/15 commission
- no paypal fees
- control over product/sales/coupons with x-cart
- payments via PayPal monthly
- $5 server fee for sales below $30

send the following to
- designer name and a little bit about yourself
- links to current store(s), blog, Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites.
- downloadable sample of your work

Join my Page on Google Plus

I do not believe I have ever shared my business page on Google Plus here on my blog.  I do have a lot of you following the personal me on Google Plus, but somehow cannot get you to join the business page.  Maybe you are not visiting Google Plus often?

Here's a link to my business page.

I do not want to double post on my personal page and my business page, so please join it.  You are welcome to follow me in both places, but I intend to keep the content separate, so if you like my chatter, follow the personal me.  If you like business related announcements, follow the page.  If you want both, follow both!

I really like Google Plus over Facebook, but until the masses begin using the service, it will be hard to get people to use the service.  Since you are already hooked up with all of your close friends and family on Facebook, I realize it is hard not to visit there to keep up with them.

It's never too late to have a happy . . .

Letting Go:

“It's never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you and no one else." Wayne Dyer

Resource Roundup

Here's another round up from my posts around the world!

Happy clicking!


Thanks! new iPad user here:  Tips and Tricks (Nov 16) 

 Phone and Device ap by Adobe -- are they thinking into the future?

 Scrapbook and Cards Today is a free magazine

Free December Desktop

Create a Post-It Note in Photoshop

Simple Photo Editing (Cleaning Up Photos with Wacom Tablet and PSE)

Create an Uneven Paper Strip (video)

10 Handmade Christmas Gifts You Can Make Now

Sparkling Gift Tags

Create a Village Advent Calendar

Scrapbook & Cards Today (free magazine to download or read online)

10 Creative Christmas Photoshop Tutorials

Realistic Paint Splashes tutorial

Paper Candy Canes

Get Some Actions(s)!

Neat Ribbon Trick Tutorial

Mixed Edges Tutorial

Magnetic Advent Calendar tutorial

Photo Gift Tags

Snowy Bars tutorial (for candy bars)

Creating custom card tutorial

The art of panning (I want to try this photography technique!)

Snow Drift Candle Holders

Christmas Quotes I tweeted

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. Roy L. Smith

Christmas is weird. What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks? Crabby Road

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis

At Christmas, to you get the gettmies, the gotmies, or the guilties?

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. - Unknown

Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all but softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish it grows small-Eva K. Logue

The Four Stages of Man: - He believes in Santa Claus - He doesn't believe in Santa Claus - He is Santa Claus - He looks like Santa Claus

Reply from Hubby to above quote: It's the man stage of Santa! Now go shave. “@oldguycomedy:  hurry come guess what stage this is! Lol”

Keeping Christmas is good, but sharing it with others is even better.

Christmas is the time to remember that we are all in the world together.

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas & New Year, but should worried about what they eat between New Year & Christmas.

Personal Tweets

Had that funny feeling I was being watched today, but I shrugged it off and finished dancing. (Nov 21)

That's just really sad for me. I hope they don't do it. @KMOXTIAMDoug Close Lone Elk Park? Maybe. Details after CBS at 7 on KMOX (Nov 21)

So excited!! I think I may have found video coding that works!! (Nov 22)

Good morning world! What's your destination: goals for today? (Nov 22)

Wow. The boy is bringing a girl home for the first time!! Daily surprises! Ssh. It's a secret I'm told. Bad mom for tweeting it. (Nov 26)

Whoo hoooo! It's not even December 1st and we have all our gifts bought and wrapped (just need one more add-on for last one). (Nov 27)

I said I was tired of working so much for one day -- and hubby said "send yourself home." rotfl I am at home, working! (Nov 27)

I woke up early every day of 4 day weekend super early - no sleeping in. Now my body wants to sleep in and I have to go back to work. Ugg! (Nov 28)

something's wrong with my monitor - first was pink! Now everything is blue-ish tint after calibrating. Is it trying to tell me something? (Nov 28)

@lisaklipfel rotfl well, I know I'm not pregnant -- my monitor could give birth to --- hmmm -- snow!! (static) (Nov 28)

hallelujah! It finally calibrated right! It only took 20 times; this laptop must be getting old...don't know what was wrong; lost sleep! (Nov 29)

Love your positive spirit! Every countdown post makes me smile. RT @DestinDreamin snow on the ground and 181 on my countdown to "summer". (Nov 29)

Good Tuesday morning world! Ignore the ugly sky and cold temps and think about what a good day it can be! (Nov 30)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh aka sound from my mouth while spinning round and round (Nov 30)

Good morning!! Digi scrappers are the most kind helpful people!! (Dec 1)

I'm trying!! “@JoyceMeyer: Focus on your potential—what God has created you to be—not your limitations.” (Dec 1)

Hallelujah! I think I see me some sunshine in Cape Girardeau! (Dec 1)

@oldguycomedy I love you dear, but you need to stop making so much food for dinner -- I'm getting fatter! (Dec 1)

The smell of sweat is sure to make me loose weight! RT @oldguycomedy tonight I will make only aroma! (Dec 1)

@VisitCape Yes it is! I just want to put my face to the sky and breathe in that sun! (Dec 1)

Whoa . . Youtube changed its interface! Check it out. (Dec 2)

Oh yum! “@simplekitty @famousquotefeed It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. ~Douglas Adams

Headed to church and it is pouring down raining in Cape Girardeau Missouri (Dec 4)

uggg... not good ... I'm not feeling well ... feverish ... I think it might be an ear infection . . suffering succotash (Dec 4)

It's a reoccurring problem -- I think swimming at the gym brought it on. Trying to push myself to work. (Dec 5)

Just waking up for the first time all day! Took another meclizine -- going to make sure this ear dries up so fever goes away. (Dec 5)

Just thinking -- should I eat? I'm not hungry, but haven't eaten since yesterday . . . or should I go back to sleep. (Dec 5)

You always put a smile on my face! @kfvsweather @kfvsnews RT: Brian, your Christmas planner, wonders if St. Nick might need a boat..... (Dec 6)

From the Archives

We don't know if he did it on purpose or if it was an accident yet. Feel bad for his mom, wife, and children mostly. 5/28/09

Sad news at Hummie's World coming in tonight - hubby's cousin shot himself and died. 5/27/09

I've forgotten to eat dinner again! Anyone up for eating a hamburger in a can with me? 5/27/09

God has always used ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary mission (on my calendar today) 5/26/09

I've worked hard today; my brain is a THUNKED out. 5/26/09

Great little tip on keeping track of digiscrap file info in PS or PSE 5/26/09

Just found the COOLEST tutorial site- new but definitely promising by @chemc loving the layers tut 5/25/09

Watching the Voca People - uh?: 5/23/09

Miss Mint reminds us to Scrappy Spring Clean! Great reminder! I use compressed air. 5/23/09

Cool blog post with graphical people sayings. Think outside the box for #digiscrap inspiration 5/22/09

Love the spotlight and realism of the #digiscrap layout. Where's the journaling though? Might be except for journaling. 5/22/09

100 Tips about All Adobe CS4 Applications - This one is useful 5/22/09

I'm here. Had a great day yesterday; in pain though; feet hurt bad and I took a tumble - palm and leg also hurt. 5/22/09

Headed to Iron County, Missouri today! Elephant Rock State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain, Pilot Knob, Johnson Shut-ins; do internet search 5/21/09

Ah, a BIRD was the cause of the lack of power yesterday! Remember, I was tweeting from the darkside 5/21/09

#idol finale was top notch! Wow! Lional Richie, Cindy Lauper, Queen, Santana, Rod Stewart, Kiss -- this 80's girl loved it! 15/20/09

@starxlr8 He won because he was better (in my opinion); Adam's screaming was too much for mainstream #idol 5/20/09

Watered and enjoyed my garden after work; roses smell wonderful!; making carmalized onion sandwiches; what next? 5/20/09

Nails for you to Download

I made these from scratch. Nothing. Nada! I tend to like realistic scanned elements, but I'm also trying to stretch myself to make things from nothing. I hope you like them. There's something about them I just could not get right, no matter how many hours I spent on them!

These are in the Element Class (forever), but you can download them for free for a short time on this page in the forum.

Dec 6, 2011

There is a reason they didn't makie it to your future . .

Letting Go:
“There’s no need to miss someone from your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future” Unknown

Before and After Digital Scrapbooking Layout

Kim (Kimm23) agreed to let me share her before and after layouts from Course 1, Learning Digital Scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements.  Near the end of the class, each student submits a layout for me to share suggestions for improvement based upon Design Principles learned in the lesson.  You can read the visual weight .pdf here which outlines the Design Principles.

This was actually a second one that she submitted and I was so happy to see someone utilizing this area of the forum.  She used my Heritage Kit too!



Here are a few of my comments for you to take note (there are more you can read in the subscriber area) which she applied from her before to her after photos above.  I hope it helps you in learning to make better layouts.

1.  My eye goes to the title first rather than the photos, mainly because of its size.  Make the title smaller. (Design Principle: Size)

2.  I loved the way the tag is hanging from the eyelet; that was creative. It helps to bring weight to the bottom. (Design Principle:  Balance)

3.  Bringing the photos down will leave some "white space" at the top to make things feel more pleasant and also ground those two photos. (Design Principle:  Balance & Grounding)

4.  The spiral piece underneath the photos is not realistic; to have the photos over something that feels higher off the page because then the photos should have some sort of bend to them to make them feel like they are humped where the spiral piece is underneath. Bring that spiral piece up on the layers palette and position it so that it is used to hold down the photos on that side of the layout.  (Design Principle: Realism)

5.  There are two leaves; try to always use things in threes.  Add a third leaf to make a visual triangle with them to lead the eye around the layout.  Don't hesitate to make them different sizes for variety. Use them to hold things down, not just float on the page. Tuck them under edges of photos or mats.  (Design Principle:  Rule of Thirds)

Kim did an excellent work in taking everything I shared with her and transforming the layout into something really special!  Of course, big kudos on the journaling!  Thanks for allowing me to share, Kim, so that others may learn.

I know this is the most dreaded part of Course 1 for many, but Kim embraced it.  This is how I learned to become a better scrapbooker.  These things do not come naturally to me. 

Dec 3, 2011

Designer Call! We are looking for talented designers

Hummie's World Designer Call

We are looking for talented designers to join our Hummie’s World family. Applications from new and established designers are welcome.

- 2 products a month (1 must be exclusive)
- forum/gallery/challenge participation
- must self promote via social media
- 4 collabs a year

Store Details:
- 85/15 commission for exclusive designers (personal store allowed)
- 80/20 commission for non-exclusive designers
- commission calculated after PayPal fees are deducted
- control over product/sales/coupons with x-cart
- payments via PayPal monthly
- $5 server fee for sales below $30

To Apply:
send the following to
- real name, designer name and short bio
- links to current store(s), blog, Facebook, Twitter
- 3 previews of your designs
- downloadable sample of your work containing papers and elements from at least 3 kits

Celebrating Dawn's 2 Year Anniversary with Hummie's World

Yesterday was Dawn's 2 year anniversary here at Hummie's World.  I tried to get this video done yesterday, but I was too productive doing other things.

So, without further ado, here's our greeting!

The Potty Principle

This is a text conversation I had with my hubby yesterday.  Every time I get up from my desk at work to go to the bathroom, THAT's when someone calls me!  I can sit there for hours without a call, but when I get up, that's when someone calls me.

It's like broadcasting to the entire office, "hey, she's in the bathroom!"

I often joke "I'm not allowed to go to the bathroom."

It's now got a name:  The Potty Principle.

Dec 2, 2011

Glass Photography Theme

Each week at Hummie's World there is a new photography theme for subscribers. I do send out a notice to the photography class, but this is open to any subscriber to participate. Sometimes I have trouble getting everything onto the blog that I need to!

Holiday at Brazeau Winery

This photo was taken at the Holiday at Hemman Winery in Brazeau, Missouri. I loved the inspiration for decorating with simple use of bottles, bows, and candycanes.  Not every bottle is decorated.  The green bottles and the red decorations coordinate for a holiday theme.

This week's theme is "glass" and you can find the themes in the forum.

Hanging Simple Frames

Click on the image source link to see more fabulous photos from this wedding, but when I saw this frame idea, I just loved it! 

This is on a stand in the outdoors, but the frames could be hung from any bar.  The bar could be nailed into the ceiling or the ribbons could even be nailed directly into the ceiling.  A bar could also be hung from the ceiling with chains.

I am wondering what this would be like if the ribbons were held to a window sill with tacks and allowed to hang down in front of the window. If this were the case, the photos could be glued together so the photos show on the outside of the house.

Old photos can be used without damaging if they were scanned and reprinted.  Fun fun!

Dec 1, 2011

Caramelized Onion Dip

Some of you may know how much I love camalized onions, so when I saw this I just had to save it to try to make later for myself.  If you search my blog you will find many posts referring to them.

Click the source link for the original recipe, but here is my revised version that I want to try.

Make caramelized onions as I learned to make them in this post, but chop them into diced pieces instead of slices.  Be sure to read the comments too.

Mix a block of cream cheese, a bucket of sour cream (yeah, the size you find in the store!), a little bit of lemon juice, a little bit of lemon zest, a little bit of dried chives, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, and some salt a pepper, maybe some garlic something or other, with the onions. 

I can't wait to enjoy it!

Receive . . . and let go . . .

Letting Go: “Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.” Brenda MacIntyre