Three Word Thursday





Ok, I’m feeling a little proud of myself for pulling off these sweet animations for today’s post! I discovered some darling art in my library of turn-of-the-century books with instructions for building toy kinetoscopes, aka: zoetrope or spinning animation discs.I spent all morning searching the internet for tutorials on making Photoshop gif animations and finally was able to create my own from the vintage images. It was a tricky process, I’m not sure I’ll remember how to do any of it tomorrow, but I’ll keep practicing.

If you would like to grab one of the fun animations to add to your sidebar or at the very bottom of your blog, simply control-click or right click on one of them, choose “copy link location”. Open your blog, go to customize, choose to add a gadget, picture, and then paste the url address into the box marked “from the web”. Then save and drag the picture to where you want it on your blog. Let me know you’ve used it and I’ll come for a visit!

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40 Responses to Three Word Thursday

  1. #1 - duet letterpress says:

    nicely done!! i always look forward to your three word posts!

  2. #2 - Tracy @ comfortandluxury says:

    Impressive. Fascinating. Fun!

  3. #3 - Your cool friend Cheryl says:

    Wow! Great job!

  4. #4 - sea-blue-sky & abstracts says:

    Very good, the animations are hypnotic almost and being b/w creates more impact, somehow.

  5. #5 - The Dragonfly says:

    Just add Vintage Photoshop Animations to your resume of already off the chart coolness. Seriously Cathe – I want to be you when I grow up.

  6. #6 - Brynwood Needleworks says:

    You are just so darn clever! Thanks for sharing your cute gifs.

  7. #7 - T.Allen-Mercado says:

    3 words-way too cool!

  8. #8 - Sarah says:

    Ditto: Way Too Cool

  9. #9 - Magic Moonlight says:

    Wow, Good job!

  10. #10 - map79 says:

    wow, these are really cool!

  11. #11 - Tiedupmemories says:

    Amazing! How fun!

  12. #12 - BeckyKay says:

    Wow! That is so amazing! I'm impressed.

  13. #13 - Ashley says:

    Cool! I've got one of those books….wonder if I can figure it out!

  14. #14 - EmandaJ says:

    Your. Stuff. Rocks.

    Way cool!

  15. #15 - Christine says:


  16. #16 - Pattie Cordova says:

    Love that you learned this new skill! Looking forward to seeing more of them… still thinking of how I can use them on my blog.

  17. #17 - La Table De Nana says:

    Your quality of generous spirit is so sweet..and good for you for figuring it out..I did last yr and yes I have forgotten already!

  18. #18 - K. Nice says:

    I just love your blog! I grabbed one of your great creations for my sidebar 🙂

  19. #19 - Beverly says:

    oh so cute

  20. #20 - Diane Costanza says:

    That is so cool! I commend you for your bravery in researching and learning to do something so advanced. I hope we see more one day.

  21. #21 - Karen says:

    Wow, you work hard at figuring things out, and I'm really GLAD! I just love seeing what you're working on!

  22. #22 - Mod Podge Amy says:

    Those are so cute!! Here are my three words today.

    Waiting sometimes stinks.

    Trying to be more positive, this late Thursday eve. . .


  23. #23 - homespun1 says:

    wonderful! and so talented too (you ..yes you!)

  24. #24 - Susie says:

    Woah, that is strange. I too had been trying to figure out how to do the animated gif in photoshop. Pretty cool stuff. The cs4 version has a couple tweening options as well. I happened upon your amazing work for the first time last week, stunning.

  25. #25 - Tania says:

    Very Impressive Cathe

  26. #26 - Anacleta Coqueta says:

    They are just great, well done, Cathe.

    Maybe I try to put one or two in my blog, to see how it looks.

    Thanks again!

  27. #27 - My name is PJ. says:

    Okay, it's official: You are too smart, too creative and too clever!
    This was excellent!

  28. #28 - xashee's corner says:

    you did a really GREAT job on those animations!! KUDOS to ya!!! Thank you for sharing too! 😉 Have a FANTASTIC day!!

  29. #29 - Lindsey says:

    These are SOOOOOO awesome! You did a great job!

    { Lindsey }

  30. #30 - the undomesticated wife says:

    You. Always. Rock!

  31. #31 - Cora says:

    Love the little girl jump-roping. Check out my blog. Now I'll get my exercising in while blogging.

  32. #32 - says:

    How impressive!

  33. #33 - The Stapelia Company says:

    These are so neat! I put the clown horse one on my blog! Love it. Thank you for letting us use these.

  34. #34 - Amy @ Living Locurto says:

    Look at you getting all techy! LOL! You did good. I haven't made an animated gif in years. You've inspired me.

  35. #35 - KnutzEls says:

    Thanks for sharing your vintage animations. I used one on my blog:
    Looking forward to your visit.

  36. #36 - Kami says:

    Mmmmm… I absolutely love these! I just added one to the bottom of my blog… thank you SO much for sharing!

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  38. #37 - LE MONDE D'IS says:


  39. #38 - Vikki Selix says:

    You should be proud of yourself. these are awesome!!

  40. #39 - Steve Hathaway says:

    I’m inspired! I hope I can figure out how to add these GIFs to my powerpoints or otherwise use them in class (high school world history) but I’m also thinking I’ll try to figure out how you did these and maybe make my own GIFs, as well.

    (Any tips on how to do that?)