Sunday, January 28, 2007

White Balance Challenge

So I was directed by a good friend to a photography tutorial on another site. Its time to actually learn what my camera can do - I've only had it almost a year!

So our first lesson was on White Balance.... the little WB button on the bottom of the camera. Neat effects.... here is the image

Monday, January 22, 2007

Posting Fool

Okay so some of my visitors (if there are indeed any!) don't visit me for my pretty pictures - they actually want to know what crafts I do and what I've been up to! Well!

My Christmas sweater did not get done in time for Christmas - so instead a different gift was given - so I will resume working on that.... I have 2 pairs of longies on the needles and 2 friends and one sort of sibling who have given birth or will be giving birth with in the next few weeks and a niece who will be having her 4th child in June.... so I'm busily at work on pretty sweaters! All while chasing after a newly walking 1 yr old. Yes folks, the little 7 month old in the picture below is now 13 months old and finally branching out on her own, I miss babyhood!

I have my first quilt on the go- both hand and machine sewing is taking place on that.... the colours aren't the greatest but the fabric was in my basket and my oldest loves the colours so if it makes her happy, then I'm happy and dh is happy that I didn't spend more money and am happily using up my growing stash!

I have a couple dozen new sewing patterns I want to try along with a gorgeous wrap skirt.... but I need said 1 yr old to sleep so I can figure it out! A couple pairs of flannel pants for the girls and myself, and we'll be all set in the sewing department....

Crochet, not much happening on that front.... I think I need to clear out and pare down some stuff before I venture on to too many projects !LOL! But check back, my crochet will be going again soon! :)

This all occurs in between my decluttering of course.... buried in here somewhere is my house! :)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Baby pictures

And with this bundle of pics we should be all up to date on what I've missed these last couple months! Between visitors, the holidays, trips and getting sick! Yipes!.... excuses, excuses!

Malassezia by Enableem; Flower Template by ShelleyRae

Malassezia by Enableem; Flower from Flower Template by ShelleyRae at Scrapbook-Bytes; Sketch by Tracy Blankenship; Stitches by Wendy Whitney (Patriotic Day Kit)

Toys, and Trips

A plane trip that should only have taken 3.5-4 hours took 7.... 3 hour ground delay! Well my little 1 yr old ran out of toys to play with..... so here she is playing with the seatbelt, which was the best toy for most of the flight! LOL!

Kit is Miss Mint's to My Mother

The template for this layout is one I fell in love with so I used it in a similar light to the way it was presented.... I love these pictures of Little 'newborn' Sarah, so don't be surprised you see them over and over again!

Papers from A Baby Story by Amanda RockwellWord Art by Maria LaFrance from the January 2007 Doodle Challenge - New Beginnings KitScraplift of Mateusz by Eri

Our recent trip to the beach! :)

Sailing Away Quickpage by Stacy Carlson and Kathryn Mhire

Goals, Snow and Visits!

What is January without a few goals?? Here are my Goals for 2007 (not resolutions - just simple goals!)

Michelle Swadlings Template #7, A New Day Surprise Crop by Paula Yagisawa
As February approaches I'm always reminded that there is that tiny possibility of snow! So here is the snow layout! :)

Papers by me; Snowflake by Michelle Pieters from December GottaPixel Group kit

Brenda Miller's Grape Juice kit

My oldest playing Heading & Shoulders with Granny!

Sketch Lovers Sketch #1; Miss Mint's Candy Fairway Kit

Spring Inspiration Kit by Valeri Brumfield

Long Time No Post

Things have been moving along pretty quickly and I've been a bad blogger. LOL! Sorry for any followers, not that there are many. January just took off running without me! Christmas was over and gone, we went on our family trip and then suddenly here we are less than 10 days til the end of January....

Enough excuses though!

Christmas was great, the kids had a great time, each getting something they will treasure for a while. Me, I got my Nano-IPod (how does one write that) and a flash drive, which I haven't put to use yet, and a ton of books... I'll be reading for the next millenia!
Layouts ah yes....... lets see!
Merry & Bright Crop Freebie by Lynne Simmons, Template by Michelle Swadling, Snowflake from Serenity Duet by Angela Sharrow and Jan Hosford
Merry & Bright Crop Freebie by Lynne Simmons; Snowflakes from Serenity Duet Freebie by Angela Sharrow and Jan Hosford
Fallin for You Party Pack by Irene Brown, December Blue Print Sketch by Brenda
Falling For You Party Pack by Irene Brown