Thursday, December 28, 2017

Grannie loves Fractals!

Have you ever wondered how to create fractals?  What program would you use?  How much will it cost you?

Tierazon is a free fractal program!  Tutorials are few and far between.  

Me?  I'm documenting how I make my own fractals.  I'm sharing step-by-step images and instructions every Monday and Thursday.

I'm not an expert, but I'm happily learning as I go.  If you wish to take that journey with me, and perhaps, learn how to do it yourself, come follow along!

I've over at https://LearnTierazonFractalsWithMe.blogspot.com.  Lot of information and beautifully-colored pictures like some of these below.

This fractal is used in my artwork.  These 2 are from Lesson 8.



From Lesson 7.


One more from lesson 7.


Here's one last one from lesson 6.  To see more:  Go to https://LearnTierazonFractalsWithMe.blogspot.com.  See you there.  Cj  (Site uses cookies; don't accept if you don't use cookies.)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Making My Papers

Good Friday (12.16.16) morning.  Today, I'm sharing one of my techniques I use for making my papers.


I’ve put this pretty much together in pictures.

To choose my color set, I visit websites that have color combinations and pick a set I like.  I doesn’t always end up the same colors as I use inverts and hue-saturation-lightness tools to arrive at completely new colors.

I make a lot of papers from this, and they are usually very colorful.  I also like using fractals.

You may grab any or all of the examples I use.

I made a basic color I liked, and then took it from there.


I used some special filters to arrive at the basic start of this creation.


This paper had three inverts applied.  Difference, luminance, and normal.  I then chose to change the hue, saturation, lightness (HSL).  I have a template set up for this with 10 examples to try.  On my template, I used 7 and 9.

To get the crackle effect, I used a filter from I.C.Net Software.  From there, I reduced the crackle to about 70% or so.

Here are the next steps.






Viola!  Done.

Let’s go on to my own FREE offerings today.  Just right click and save to your own computer.  Put a copy of my card in the folders you build, and you’ll always know where you got the graphics.  And, of course, it’s there for you to SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!


Just right click and save to your computer.  All graphics are made by me!

Today’s graphics are: Top:  Happy Birthday Card with Funky Punk Creature: Fun Punk, another birthday card without Fun Punk, and just the paper alone.  (These are already on the page, so just scroll back and grab them.)

The 2017 January calendar is below.  There is also one with Conan on it.  Last week, I posted Hello Friends with Merry Christmas for the holiday season, but thought you might like one to use for ANY TIME! Then you have a lady bug on a simple vine-like decoration.  Color it in or use as it is.  And finally, one last decoration for you to color in.  They are great when saved to your file on your computer, along with my card so you know where you picked it up), and then inserted into Word.  You can grab a corner and stretch it out till it’s the size you want; save it and print it off.  Now you’re ready to color!






This is the third week to post a gift tag and two matching papers.  This is one of my owls.




Okay!  That’s it for today’s graphics.  Use them with some pre-made cards and envelopes, and your cards will just take a minute to get together.

Remember to grab my card!

I’d appreciate any and all comments.  Please take a moment to leave one below.  And thanks!

Cj @ Grannies Print Shop.blogspot.com designs are to help grandparents and grown children reach out to those they love.  Closing the miles equal smiles (on their faces and in their hearts).  Make a connection again by sending a physical card so others will feel the joy of receiving REAL MAIL. Don’t let letter-writing and card-sending wither and die.  Keep it alive with the help of these graphics!  Enjoy!!!

You can also find me on Instagram at cj.hampton.  Thanks.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Making My Own Face Swaps

Good Monday (12.12.16) morning.  I’m really into making my own face swaps.  You can see the first one below.  I like to end of up making them really cartoon y, if possible.


Today, I tried another one using the face of my niece.


And this how it turned out.

No doubt I will continue to make more.

The popular program that features this is, of course, Snapchat.  I heard that they are going to be called just SNAP in the future.  Maybe it already is.

I’ve done some of these that are similar using my oldest son, and my youngest granddaughter.  I also did one of my daughter yesterday.

It’s just a little creative fun, and I hope you enjoy me sharing it with you.

Since Christmas if quickly approaching, I want to go on to my own FREE offerings today.  Just right click and save to your own computer.  Put a copy of my card in the folders you build, and you’ll always know where you got the graphics.  And, of course, it’s there for you to SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!


Just right click and save to your computer.  All graphics are made by me!


Today’s graphics are: Top:  Merry Christmas (with Grannie), three more Christmas cards, A Heart Gift Tag, 2 heart papers, a frame to insert a picture, a coloring page, and a thank you card (for flowers received).











Okay!  That’s it for today’s graphics.  Use them with some pre-made cards and envelopes, and your cards will just take a minute to get together. 

Remember to grab my card!

I’d appreciate any and all comments.  Please take a moment to leave one below.  And thanks!

Cj @ Grannies Print Shop.blogspot.com designs are to help grandparents and grown children reach out to those they love.  Closing the miles equal smiles (on their faces and in their hearts).  Make a connection again by sending a physical card so others will feel the joy of receiving REAL MAIL. Don’t let letter-writing and card-sending wither and die.  Keep it alive with the help of these graphics!  Enjoy!!!

You can also find me on Instagram at cj.hampton.  Thanks.


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Rest in Peace, John Glenn

Good Friday (12.9.16) morning.  On Thursday, 12.8.16, John Herschel Glenn, 95, died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH.  “Rest in Peace, John Glenn”.


My condolences to his family.

You can read a lot of his story here:


Family life of John Glenn.  

He married his childhood sweetheart, Anna Margaret Castor, in 1943, and were married 70 years.  They had two children:  Carolyn and John David.

He was a Marine, Astronaut, and a U.S. Senator.

Some of his accomplishments:

First American to orbit the earth (2.20.62, took 4 hours and 55 minutes).  Famous phrase: “Zero G, and I feel fine.”

Set the transcontinental speed record as a test pilot.

Oldest person in space (second flight:  shuttle Discover, 1988).

Longest running Senator in Ohio’s history.  On his third attempt in 1974, he won. When he announced his upcoming retirement in 1997, he said, “There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

Last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts.

Rest in peace, John Glenn.  I’m sure you left a multitude of memories for your family to remember!

Now, let’s take some time to do the same.  

Send a card to your grown children or to your grandchildren.  If you have an elderly mom, take a little time for her, too.

Friends also enjoy getting cards.  Here, I have lots of options for you to download, print and send out!  Let me help you make your mark in the lives of the people that matter the most to you.

Let’s move on to my own FREE offerings today.  Just right click and save to your own computer.  Put a copy of my card in the folders you build, and you’ll always know where you got the graphics.  And, of course, it’s there for you to SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!


Just right click and save to your computer.  All graphics are made by me!

Today’s graphics are: Top:  Rest in Peace, John Glenn; heart gift tag, 2 heart papers, seven fractal card fronts, and a coloring page.












I love the two “retired cards”.  One is a polite version; the other is a “telling it all” version.

Okay!  That’s it for today’s graphics.  Use them with some pre-made cards and envelopes, and your cards will just take a minute to get together.

Remember to grab my card!

I’d appreciate any and all comments.  Please take a moment to leave one below.  And thanks!

Cj @ Grannies Print Shop.blogspot.com designs are to help grandparents and grown children reach out to those they love.  Closing the miles equal smiles (on their faces and in their hearts).  Make a connection again by sending a physical card so others will feel the joy of receiving REAL MAIL. Don’t let letter-writing and card-sending wither and die.  Keep it alive with the help of these graphics!  Enjoy!!!

You can also find me on Instagram at cj.hampton.  Thanks.

COOKIES ARE ENABLED PER BLOGSPOT; CONTINUE ONLY IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT COOKIES!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Scrapped Pictures into Miniature Booklets

Good Monday (12.5.16) morning.  Two weeks ago, I turned some scrapped pictures into miniature booklets for my two granddaughters.  This week, I’m trying something different.


This little booklet is for oldest granddaughter.  She is 16.  Originally, this was an art card.  The pencil drawings are the front and back cover.  On the inside cover and back cover are mixed media art I had inside the card.

Originally, the scrapped picture booklet I sent out two weeks ago, were just a little something I did after seeing a video on YouTube.  I didn’t take pictures.  Since I don’t like to post my girls online, I wouldn’t have posted them anyway.

But my daughter remarked just last night that her youngest who is 6, LOVED the little booklet and kept looking through it. 

Her booklet this week is just blank pages with some stickers on the front cover.  She can write in it or draw.  Here is the picture below.  (These are “purchased” stickers.)


I’m fairly sure she will enjoy it.  I used index cards for the cover and the pages.  It is a little primitive, but HECK!  I know she will love it.

In this one, you can see my hand holding it.  The other booklet is the same size, so they really are miniatures.

It’s the Monday that my little letters and matching envelopes go out.  Here's what it looks like this week.

As you can see, I put a little news about grandma in every letter.  (The six-year old calls me Grandma.  The sixteen-year old calls me Mamaw.  I called my own grandma "mamaw".)


And since Christmas is just around the corner, and I posted my Christmas card to my family group, I'm posting it here for you all, too!


I made the little gypsy girl a few months ago, and she is in another post. I made the little Christmas tree for this card.  The paper is a fractal art design.  I love the colors!

So I’ve shared what’s going on in my life, so now we’ll go on to my own FREE offerings today.  Just right click and save to your own computer.  Put a copy of my card in the folders you build, and you’ll always know where you got the graphics.  And, of course, it’s there for you to SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!


Just right click and save to your computer.  All graphics are made by me!

Today’s graphics are: Top:  Blank Christmas card template for you to fill in and use yourself.  Two more blank templates (Happy Birthday) to make the next card with its matching flower design, and then the 4 cards, two for a guy, and two for a gal.  It’s a Happy Birthday card. The background is a fractal art design.  One is diagonal and the other is straight.  The last card is an “I Will Always Love You” card for someone special in your life.










I hope you’ll use them, and love them!

Remember to grab my card!

I’d appreciate any and all comments.  Please take a moment to leave one below.  And thanks!

Cj @ Grannies Print Shop.blogspot.com designs are to help grandparents and grown children reach out to those they love.  Closing the miles equal smiles (on their faces and in their hearts).  Make a connection again by sending a physical card so others will feel the joy of receiving REAL MAIL. Don’t let letter-writing and card-sending wither and die.  Keep it alive with the help of these graphics!  Enjoy!!!

You can also find me on Instagram at cj.hampton.  Thanks.

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