Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Bouquets

A New Bouquet
After seeing all those pretty  fall flower bouquets at WalMart.... Cheap....I thought i would make my own arrangment. I had this basket for over 10 years. It had  spring flowers in it. Thought about spray painting it  a different color.

Time for something new and fallish to sit on my desk.
I added some new foam and green Spanish Moos to the inside.

I snipped all the flowers apart from the arrangment.
 Center piece for the kitchen table.

Charlie has to work tomorrow.  Me & the boys will probably go for  a hike in the woods somewhere. Oh and maybe I'll get to play with my ink, paper, and stamps. : )

Have a great weekend!! Thanks so much for your visits and  sweet comments.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Photography Class Assignment

 My  class  assignment this week was on Aperture.  {Depth of field} I thought i would show how my photos turned out.  Taking picture's with  **no blur  and  blurred background**   I chose to use  Meghan my grand daughter as my model. : )  My boys are in school all day and I needed  natural sun light for the aperture,  and 4 year old little girls are just plain fun!!  : )  Esp my gbaby!!
 I really like this location  at the Quarry. With  the woods and water, a bridge, and  fallen trees as a back drop, how beautiful is that!!  We took our family fall pictures here last fall. 

Closed Aperture

Open Aperture

I like this one, but to me  it seems a little over exposed. I used the flash here.

 I told Meghan she could bring her favorite toy....  I set her up on a fallen tree. Meghan starting looking up at the leaves and birds. I was thinking how beautifully her eyes popped as she did that. The only photo editing was cropping. I was suppose to use a flash. It never went off, and I forget to turn it on.... Senior moment? not yet.... LOL

I feel like I'm  getting so much out of this class. Jessica Sprague Site  Class taught by Candice Stringham.   If photography interests you,  I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves taking pictures and  wants to know how to use all the bells and whistles  {Advanced mode settings} on your camera. A  EOS - SLR camera is recommended. Classes fill up fast so watch for  new registrations to be posted.  The beginners class is called.. "Oh Shoot" Standard Class

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Card

Stamps~CTMH Thanksgiving - Textured CS,  Images Heat Embossed
w/ detail black embossing powder, Chocolate Ink,
Photo Hanger, Ribbon, Twine,  Brads, Ripple Siccors,
 Hole Punch, Corner Punch, Copics


It's not too early for Thanksgiving cards is it? Naaaah  Well I played a little last weekend, hope your not sick of the color.
Anywoo hope you all had a great weekend. We did too. My kids and i went out to my sil's in Waukesha  on Sunday. My niece was there from Massachusetts with her 2 kids. I seen my dad  for the first time in almost 2 years. It was so good to see him!!
I'm into my  second week in my photography  on line class. This week we're learning about Aperture {blur background} Honestly sometimes  the blur background happens automatically when i take pictures.... Amazingly.   But now I'll learn how to use the settings to make it happen. I'm taking Meghan my grand daughter out this afternoon. She's going to be my model.  : ) 
Well i better get going, it's been a busy morning already, {I voted!!!}   I haven't even tackled the laundry yet.  Ribs & Kraut are in the slow cooker, Kids are gonna love me.... LOL  >>>>NOT!  I bought some BQ Sauce. They like that.

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments!
Hugs!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Many Thanks!

Products used
Stamps~Whipper Snapper, CTMH Sentiment,
Textured CS, Brads, Chocolate Ink
Chalk, Copics

I can't believe how cool the days and nights are now getting. I don't mind it at all... until we have to break out our winter jackets, then reality sets in. LOL
Hope you like the card..... I thought i would give it a little extra color. Wal-Mart had some pretty fall silk  Bouquets on sale.
Thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet comments!!



TGIF~ It's the weekend again, have a great one!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Home is where your DOG is

Products Used
Stamps~Whipper Snapper,
Papers~CTMH CS, Textured CS, Liquid Glass, Chocolate Ink
Misc. Rub ons,  Copics

Hope you all had a nice weekend. We did too, busy....  mudding the walls, draining the pool, cleared out the garden, too many tomatoes again. We give some to our neighbors. The sweet corn was ok. Charlie thinks we should have pulled it 2 weeks ago. The ears were big and yellow but it wasn't that tasty.
Yesterday i received  my first e mail photography lesson. This week we're learning about fast & slow  shutter speeds. OMG,  finding all these settings on my camera, that for years were just  numbers/dials on the body and  LCD screen.... this is gonna be a fun 7 weeks. I so want to take this all in. : )
Well, that's about it here. I have some errands to run and a house to clean. Today is my Monday.
Hope you like the card!!

Have a great day friends & family!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

You float my boat.....


Products Used
 Stamp~Swimming Lucy,  DP So So Sweet  Paper Studio, Chalk, Ripple Sissors,
Misc. Flower, Button, Pearl, Black Ink
CTMH CS, Ribbon & Eyelets~ Computer Font, Green Gel Pen, Copics 

Another Swimming Lucy card made from  Sparkle Creations Stamps.  She is having a 10% off Labor Day Sale going on this weekend  at Sparkle's Creations Rubber Stamps, now till Monday  Midnight.  Check it out!! : )
I think there are so many cute titles you can use with this image. "You float my boat" just popped in my head.  Hehehe 
Not a whole lot going on for us  this weekend. We're draining the pool, Charlie is mudding/prepping the living room getting it ready to paint, we're half done.    {But lastly there is one dark paneled wall that he'll take down and put up drywall. <{not this week end}  Can't wait till it's done!  We're planning  to go fishing this weekend too.
Well I better get moving here.  I played last night and made a few cards, I'll post soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's that time again....

School year 2010-2011  started for my boy Sept. 1. There were a few bumps along the way but they  seemed to have adjusted well to there new school. Getting there picture taken before school was  a challenge. Sam says i take way too many pictures. LOL  I hope he thanks me one day, or maybe his wife will. :)
I had my gran babies the other night while  Meghan had open house at her school. So of course i took some pics of my gbabies.  I thought i would update  with some family pics of them too.

Sam 5th grade-Micah 3rd
Meghan ready for 4 year old pre school.
Ian 5 months old, so fun and such a  happy baby boy!!

Cailyn praying over her food. She prays for everyone else too. She's 2.5.  I snuck the camera into the kitchen again,  Told Cailyn we were going to bless our food,  How precious!! 
I have some exciting news. Some of you might remember about a year ago I talked about taking a photography class, well I'm registered!!! Yay!!! for Jessica Sprague's on line class...  " Oh Shoot" It's a 7 week course. Class starts Sept 6th. {Labor Day}  I also upgraded to a  Canon  EOS  Rebel T1i. I'm so excited that I'll finally learn how to use all the bells & whistles.
Well not much else going on. It's been quiet around here the last few days. : )  
With this being a Holiday Weekend I hope you all have a safe and  blessed  time with your family and friends!!
I'm finishing up on a card, I'll post soon! 
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