Friday, April 30, 2010

An exciting giveaway!

Awhile ago, one of my favorite scrappers, Becky Higgins, did a giveaway on her blog. She had a local photographer offer a free photo shoot to one lucky winner. Unfortunately I didn't win. But, Becky decided that it was such a fun giveaway that she decided to do it again & has opened it up to photographers everywhere. Now, I am by no means a professional photographer, but I do love to take pictures of my family & friends & I love to do digital editing & scrapbooking.
So, I emailed Becky to see if I could be part of the give-away & offer to give someone a free photoshoot. I am excited to say that I am part of the BIG PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY and I will be featured on her blog on May 8th! So, all you Kingmanites (or those that would be willing to drive to Kingman for a free photo shoot) that need some new family pictures, put a note on your calendar for the photo giveaway. On May 8th all you have to do is go to her blog, find the post about me, & leave a comment telling us why you want these photos. You can also nominate someone else by leaving their info in the comment & why you think they would deserve to win. I'll pick the winner, I'm not sure how I'll do it, but somehow I will.
I'm so excited to be a part of this! I think my dream job would be to take portraits & then make the Christmas cards, baby announcements, grad announcements, etc. to go with the pictures. I would love it!
And...if you aren't the lucky winner, I would still love to do your family pictures. Since I'm not exactly a pro at this, my rates would probably be pretty affordable.For those of you who aren't in Kingman, still check Becky's blog every day in May to see the featured photographers participating that day. There are quite a few Arizona ones, but plenty all over the country. Just check out the map showing all the places with a participating photographer {here}. It's going to be great! Don't worry, I'll post a reminder the day of to help you remember to enter!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Addition to my shop

I want to create your announcement or card! I love to do digital scrapbooking, & also enjoy making baby announcements, graduation announcements, baby & bridal shower invites, etc. I have added some samples to my Etsy store of a few cards I made just to show what I can do. Everything is fully customizable, including paper, fonts, colors, everything. You'll just have to send me your picture(s), tell me the info you want on the card,  & specify a color scheme if you wish. I'll make a proof of your card, email it to you to get your approval, then email you the actual file for you to take to your local photo printing store to get as many copies as you'd like.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A fairly easy project

I forgot that I had pictures of this on my camera until I uploaded them this evening & surprised myself. This was a fairly easy project to complete & I am totally happy with the results. Someone made us a board similar to this (in different colors) as a wedding gift, but I have to admit that I have no idea what happened to it. The last I can remember for sure seeing it is when we lived in Flagstaff before we moved to Payson the first time. No idea where it went, which is a bummer because it was pretty cute. So, I decided to make another one. Don't you just love my vinyl lettering. Ha! Tricked ya! It's not vinyl! I used the same method that I have used before to fool you & used scrapbook paper. I first had my husband cut me a board 25" long, which he also routered the edges on to give it a more classy finish. Then I painted it white (I know, super hard). In my previous "vinyl" lettering projects I've had to cut out my letters by hand with an exacto knife, but no longer! I recently purchased theSilhouette SD, which is wonderful! I love it! I used it to cut out my letters in black, & then green for our first names. Then I painted some Mod Podge onto the board under each letter, applied the letters & then coated it all with a generous layer of the mod podge again. It's now hanging above my door & I love looking at it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A rough day!

Today has been a rough day, so I decided to take a little break, shoot some pictures of Sharon & do some scrapbooking. I hope that whatever she's got passes quickly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A sneak peek

Sharon turned 7 months last week, so yesterday I took her 7 month pictures. Here is a sneak peek at the pictures. You'll get to see the rest once I find time to scrapbook them, hopefully this week or next. Sharon's been kind of fussy this week as she had a few more vaccinations on Monday (not a happy camper), and she has discovered a new friend in the mirror in her room. When she is supposed to be going to sleep, while I am rocking her, she babbles to her friend in the mirror, who just happens to babble back. It's pretty funny, though somewhat frustrating when she is supposed to be asleep. Anywho, here is a picture to whet your appetite.