My dearest Annie, your comments on my work means a great deal to me, also very much appreciated. They help encourage me to aspire to create better pages. When I need to extract a building or a tea cup, which has definite sides I will use either the magic wand or eraser. When it comes to feathers and fur I do like to use a mask, plus the fact that I can always go back to the page and edit the mask, something you can not do when you use the eraser tool, or magic wand. The font used for the word Spring is called Storyteller. The majority of my pages are not scrapbook layouts, but I do like to incorporate all that Carole has taught me through her element tutorials. I coloured the word using 2 brush techniques, lock transparency, and paint behind. As for the Chickadees, they are my winter visitors, and become quite tame, they have on occasion taken feed out of my hand. I’m waiting patiently for the migratory birds to return, as come spring their songs will break the winter silence. And then there are the insects, I love macro photography, particularly shooting insects. Start playing with something different, and you’ll create your own distinctive style. I’ve closed PSP for tonight, but I’ll send you the names of the other fonts tomorrow. I used 2 fonts for the word believe. One tip when creating word art, use lots of guides, horizontal and vertical. Enjoy the rest of your day, I’m off to bed now.