Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photo Challenge # - Touches of Fall

When I think of fall I always think of leaves and pumpkins, especially ones that kids love to see. Life through the lens and Savoring the Details have a photographic challenge this week about "What autumn means to me." Check out their wonderful photos. I suppose we are supposed to be taking current pictures so this was what caught my eye this week. It is the road leading to Lost Lake . . . fitting for the area.

However, when I think of autumn there are better colors elsewhere, like back east where the reds are more plentiful.

But my favorites are in the pumpkin patch!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ruffle Me Up! T-shirt tutorial from Brassy Apple

This is a cute t-shirt tutorial called Ruffle Me Up from Brassy Apple. It would be fun to try sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Photo Challenge # - Scrumptous Food

For all those who love strawberries. I hope this fits in the category of delicious, mouthwatering photos of food. Kristi of Life through the lens had a photographic challenge to take photos of food. There are many more beautiful food photos than this but I thought I would try anyway. Sorry I am so late . . .family life causes delays sometimes.

For more food pictures check out the original blog on this cake and the frozen raspberry jam blog. Thanks, Kristi, for challenging us.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Minkie Camera Straps Covers by Natalie

Natalie has put her designing skills to work once again. She has created these cute, soft and extremely comfortable Minkie Camera Strap Covers for SLR sized cameras. They fit either Canon or Nikon.
She made the one on my camera for me before I went to England and I am so glad she did. It kept my strap from chaffing on my neck and believe me I needed it. My camera was around my neck for such long hours and many days.
The following designs are available:
Teal/grey flowers
Filosofia Flowers
Devorppa Flowers
Cosmo paisley
Daisy flowers

Juliette Damask
Cake ideas from This and That. Here is a cake that Angie made for her friend's daughter. And last years cake. And last year's cake.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrapbooking challenge

Vicki of Scrap That Idea is having a scrapbook challenge. The challenge was to make a page using 6 elements from her mini kit Blue Moon and the page title had to be the name of a movie. So this is what I came up with using a picture Victoria took this summer.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Messenger Bag Tutorial

Ucreate is featuring this cute Messenger Bag Tutorial from I Make Stuff. Check it out.

Photo Editing Experiment

Victoria and I took pictures of Jorden and Candice on a very sunny day. The problem is that some need to be edited to correct either the exposuers or shadows. Here is one attempt but it looks funny. How do I fix it?
8061 original
8061 when I applied shadows/highlights
Something doesn't look right.

8290 original
8290a for adjusted