Friday, December 31, 2010

Favorite photos of 2010

Not because they are perfect, or in even focus, just because I love them. 

Ah, the first of many photos with her eyes wide open.  Later this year, it would switch to "cross-eyed" because she thought it was funny.
Profound love for Little Pets...
 This pose is so Ava. 
 I have no idea how I was able to capture them in mid-air, at night, with flash and a shutter speed of 1/8.  Luck.
 I just love this one. 
 One of my absolute favorites from Disney, pure adulation when the princesses arrived at the table.  Priceless.
 I love Aurora's facial expression here.  She enjoyed the hug as much as Ava did.
 Cooperating for some photos.  Love, love, love her eyes here.  And, the smores on her face.
 Practicing with my new camera, they look too grown up here. *sigh*
 In love with little princesses. 
Hopefully 2011 will bring another year of great photo opportunities and the chance to learn more about photography.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A girl can wish, right?

I have way too many scrap supplies.  I'm surprised my husband hasn't said more about it.  But, there are always a few things a girl can wish for, or at least pick up slowly over the months.  ;)

I dreaming of these:
Jenni Bowlin ink pads (spice tin shown here) I'm in need of Spice Tin, Soap Powder, and Lemon Drops.  Eventually, I'll have them all...
Classic Calico Mr. Huey  - I love spray ink, and these have such great coverage.  I'm also thinking of Atmosphere
I'm after all of the wood veneer, but the alphabet are first on my list, the stars are second.

I'm holding off, since I've purchased my fair share for this month!  But, there is always next month...

Ready for a new year.

I cannot believe 2010 is almost to a close!  But, I am looking forward to 2011, I have a feeling, it will be a good year.  Right now, I'm enjoying almost two full weeks of vacation time/holidays.  Ahhhh..... Plenty of time to organize the scrap area especially since John picked me up a new storage set.  I will have to find a picture and post it.  It has 47 (!!) bins for little items.  None of my stuff matches, so I didn't worry about the colors at all, but it is perfect. 

Look for a fun blog hop from Apron Strings in the coming weeks.  There is a new design team (I'm back for another year, yea!) to kick off 2011.  I'm already looking forward to the January kits, there are some great papers and embellishments in the Smaller than a Breadbox kit that I am eyeing. 

Alrighty, I am off, we are visiting with family today and the chicklets are chomping at the bit to get a move on.

Sooner or later I will be back with a bunch of Disney layouts I've been slowly creating over the last few weeks.  I need to get more pictures printed for layouts.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Random photos

Elfie, hanging out in the candy dish.

As suggested, capturing them while they are young.

Wii!  (check out that form!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hello Snow.

I don't know how many inches of snow we have here, but at least 5 would be my guess.  Frosty is about 5'10" tall. 

 Oops, got the dreaded gray snow look in Ava's snowflake eating picture.  Could not figure out how to get rid of it in PSE today.  I'm trying to figure out how to edit RAW files, and I need a lot more practice.  I'm also trying to figure out the settings on my new camera, a Panasonic Lumix FZ35, shooting in RAW + JPEG, in manual.  I seem to end up with grainy photos at times. 

Friends on FB are already wondering about school tomorrow, I'm figuring we will have school though.  Someone needs to catch up on wrapping presents, especially since Ava and I made 5 dozen cookies this afternoon.  MMMMM, chocolate chip. My favorite!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Please meet our Elf:

Elfie (original, I know).  This guy arrived a few days after Thanksgiving and has been hiding in the house ever since.  The girls love looking for him every morning.  He's even taken a spin in the Barbie beach jeep, hid in each girls' stockings and has visited both girls' rooms.

We'll see where he goes next.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Apron Strings Sneak Peek

I really suggest you get the add-ons.  They are F.A.B. 

Ava in the wave pool

Ava in the wave pool

A perfect landing!

A perfect landing!