Sunday, December 31, 2006


I thought I had lost my blogger access....

My computer lost my cookie (now, doesn't that sound interesting!!) But I finally was able to access it to post!!! (I am blonde, you know!!!)


I have been tagged by Stephanie, so I will try to post this very soon!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

December projects!

Here are my December projects for Scrapncircle!! Jeri sent me the super cute Kaliedoscope papers from My Mind's Eye. It was fun to play with them!!! You will recognize the first photo... it is in the last post! The other photo was taken with my old Panasonic Lumix! TFL!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My new camera!

It's sad how "stuff" can make you feel soooo happy... but my new camera really does!!! I finally saved enough money to buy a Canon Rebel XTi. I'm still learning, but it's way better than my point and shoot... don't tell my old Panasonic that I said that!!!

Here's a couple of pics from the XTi... using an oldie but goodie lens that I'm test driving from a very dear friend of mine. It's shot in AV mode, f4.o, natural light; the lens is a 70-210mm f4, originally produced in 1987 and discontinued in 1990. Comments appreciated!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I made these trees from styrofoam cones, various patterned papers (from Gin-X, Provo Craft, and Scissor Sisters), ribbon, a few QK dies, and a large tag punch. I used the punch to make all of the "branches," inking the edges, and rolling each tag around a pencil. I attatched them to the cone with low temp hot glue.

I thought it may be time to get into the Christmas spirit!

Oh.... and if you pull up beside me at an intersection... I'm the crazy one with Handel's Messiah blasting on my car stereo!!! (my parents would be so proud to know how much their fondness for traditional Christmas music has rubbed off on me! After all, I can only take so much of "Feliz Navidad" and "I Want a Hippopotomas for Christmas"!! Although I am enjoying Michael Buble's version of "Let it Snow")

Hope you are almost done with your shopping so that you can enjoy the season a bit!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Scrapncircle November Projects

Jeri sent us some wonderful goodies from Wild Asparagus by My Mind's Eye to play with. I really had fun making these pages!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

I'm ready to play with the big girls!!!

After months of saving and numerous serious discussions with my dh about how much it will cost to get one, I finally purchased a real dSLR!!! A Canon Rebel XTi.

It's silly to think about how happy "stuff" makes us... but I am VERY happy I finally have a real camera! I love my film SLR dearly (and it has sentimental value, since it was a gift from my father), but it can't keep up in the digital world!

I'm so nervous about using it that I haven't even really taken it out of the box to put the kit lens on it! It arrived on Tuesday. I tried out a couple of lenses at Richmond Camera today... trying to decide a reasonable one to purchase. And I got a 2 GB memory card on Thursday. So, I'm ready to start shooting, I think.

My dear friend Tisha is going to work with me on how to make the most out of this camera. I can't wait...