Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photo Time!!!!

I am head over heals giddy about the amazing pictures we had taken with our little one at 10 months old!  Stacey Hamilton, owner of Times Three Photography in Franksville, Wisconsin took some amazing photos for us! 

You know, I have an SLR, and I have Photoshop Elements but I am still a beginner, I don't understand how to shoot in manual, and I haven't been able to play with Photoshop enough to do much more than click on "auto-correct" and then roll my eyes at what the computer thinks is now a well edited photo.  I can crop a little and take the red-eye out most of the time, and on a good day I can take the scratches or drool off my sons face, but holy cow was this night and day!  I am so grateful for this opportunitity and to be able to have it done with a friend I have known since high school made it even more special for me!  Stacey approached my son with a "mom" spirity, getting on the floor and playing with him to put him at ease and bring out the biggest smiles anyone has ever been able to capture on camera of our little one.  Seriously, we are talking about a child who knows to LOOK everytime he hear the pre-flash on my cell phone camera beep, and I have never captured looks like these before!

Take a look at the Christmas card I made, and then check out www.times3photography.com for more information and to book your own session!  She did mention that she hasn't had a price increase in quite a few years so the prices will rise slightly as of January 1, 2013.  Eother way, book now!!!!!

You can also find her fan page of Facebook....I can't believe I didn't have Stacey do my wedding pictures.....what was I thinking???????


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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Holiday Mini Favorites

Now that the Holiday Mini catalog has been around for a little over a month, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things from this fun catalog.

1.  FABRIC!  Stampin' Up has come out with fabric in coordinating holiday designs.  Two options to choose from, the value and quality of the package is amazing.  Not to mention that each package comes with suggestions for projects, something I can appreciate as I am NOT a sewer.  Page 16.

2. French Foliage.  This has got to be one of my all time favorite stamp sets!  So beautiful and so versitle.  Page 14.

3.  New dies for the Big Shot.  Gotta have the candy die, and the fun new dies for the fabric are just wonderful.  Pages 6, 10, 17, 26, 38.

4.  Seam binding.  A twist on the ribbon, way cool!  Page 21.

5.  New Punches.  I love them all, especially when they coordinate perfectly with stamps!  Page 25.

6.  Letterpress is here!  Think of those fancy wedding invitations with the raised lettering.  Now make your own designs using the Big Shot.  Page 42.

7.  Designer Series Paper.  Whether you do the happy dance for fall, Halloween, or Christmas there is so much to love!  Pages 9, 13, 18, 33.

8.  Single Stamps: Midnight Raven, Sweet Snowglobe, and Christmas Postcard.  Budget friendly while still having a BIG impact, I can't wait to get the Christas Postcard stamp and watercolor it!  Page 41.

9.  Seasonal Sentiments.  An elegant Stamp set that covers many of the upcoming holidays- so fun!  Page 15.

10.  Last but not least..........Tags Till Christmas.  What a great way to make personalized gift tags for all those holday gifts!  Page 9.

I can 't wait to hear what your favorites are!  I am sure I could make a longer list......

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some vintage fun

I love all the beautiful vintage cards I have been seeing on so many wonderful blogs I follow.  I wanted to give it a shot.....

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baby's First Birthday

Just a quick post before a busy day to share the First Birthday card I made for my cousin's daughter.  The first one I made with Build a Bear my mom will be using.

A productive night!

Wow, lots of stuff created tonight!  Tons of fun as the mojo was with me for a good chunk of time in my little room filled to the brim with tons of stamping and scrapbook stuff, along with china, other wedding type glassware, and a computer desk.

Anyway, enough about my overflowing mess, on to the creations:

Took the Motorcycle and stamped it in Basic Black on some retired cardstock and then tore the edges.  Some old scrap paper underneath, and a card base that I ran through the Big Shot with a CB folder.  Laurie added her own creative touch with the sticker and a smart-@$$ comment she found in the Smarty Pants stamp set.

This next one I rant through the Big Shot with a Stampin' Up embossing folder, stamped the Medallion stamped with Soft Suede ink.  Then I passed the card over and had Laurie choose colors from the Chalks palette to ad more color to the card......this massive collection of chalks have every SU color in one package!  How cool is that????                                  

 This set is new to me, called Upsy Daisey. I decided I had to have it after playing with My Digital Studio.  Let me take a minute to tell you one of the many reason I love this amazing software- you get ALL of the Stampin Up stamp sets from the main catalog, ALL of the ribbons, ALL of the punches, ALL of- well lets just say you get EVERYTHING.  Downloads are available for purchase as well so that you can ad various stamp sets and DSP that came out later from some of  the mini catalogs.  Anyway, so after designing my blog heading I had to have this stamp set!  Stamped the main image and sentiment in the new Brilliant Blue ink color, cut out with the Top Note die on the Sizzix Big Shot, added a scrap of paper I had laying around and voila!

I have more to share, but for now I am going to leave it at that and will post some more in the upcoming days.  Tomorrow is a busy day, a birthday party, family dinner, and hopefully bring air conditioning back to my van!

Thanks for looking, leave a comment and let me know what you think!