Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Scrapbook Circle March-Best.Day.Ever.

OK-HOW did I forget to share my March ideas here??

SEVEN layouts again! OK, this month I DID get the add-on. But still.

Let me start with my favorite... it wasn't the first LO I did. But it is my favorite.
I went a bit crazy with the embellishment AND the ink! That Mister Huey is my FAVORITE white spray ink, but MAN it takes a long time to dry fully!
This layout-OK, so maybe it isn't going to be funny to everyone... but the stories this woman could tell about her Seagram's 7... and MAN is she known for loving her cake. When I saw this shot, I HAD to take it... and then scrap it. :) (and the cardstock is gray-it isn't because I took the picture at night. Hee.)
And this one... who says you have to use themed papers... Like I care! :)
How do you NOT smile when you see these two dorks and their Angry Birds hats! :)

Still having my ink attack... I played with stains, and spray ink... and stencils...
Love you Alicia and Jeff!!

A layout about my lil buddies first parakeet... (there is a sad story about this parakeet... it is related to the previous "naughty kitty" layout. Just sayin'.)
Here is me not caring about a theme again... Christmas parade pictures-no Christmas paper in sight. That's how I roll. :)
And this LO never really worked for me... but the cute boy in the picture works for me just fine!
Bonus layouts:
I used some Crate Paper I had... it was about time.
And here I go again with Christmas and no Christmas paper... I think it still works! :)
I go with the boys each year to candlelight Christmas Eve service before our family party... I sneak a couple pics with my iphone each year. LOVED these!
OK-looking through my layouts, I realize I didn't post THESE either!

More ink... Love ink. :)
AND.... more ink! I AM proud of the fact that I used a postcard in my Studio Calico kit for much of the embellishment for this LO!
Thanks for stopping by! At least I gave ya something to look at! :)

(:::waving to Brenda!!!:::)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo Friday

Yep. I am going to pretend I can keep that up!
So here goes.

Let's keep it simple!

I am in LOVE with my instagram app on my iPhone 4s (can use it on any iPhone and an iPod touch too)... I have a TON of camera apps on my phone... (9, not counting the camera app on the phone)
But instagram is my go to app...
and this little bit of information is a bonus!
Blurb.com now as the option to make a BOOK from your instagram photos!
Hello. Click HERE.

AND if you haven't found Postal Pix (the app). Another MUST have. It choose pics form my phone and they are on my doorstep printed in 2-5 days. HELLO! Love that!

OOPS... on to my pics for "Photo Friday".
With instagram, you take the pic, and then you have the option to add different affects with their preset filters... see the shoes below. It is a tree now-but it gives you an idea the affect will have.
I have learned, different filters work best with different lighting, etc... ya get the hang of it pretty quick. I use 4 of them the most. You also have the option of the frames that accompany the filter, or not. There is a community you can be a part of too... other instagramers.

My first pic wasn't taken today... cheater.
But it brings up a good point. No more guesswork when it comes to taking a self portrait or pics with friends. Use the front camera and you can see the shot while you take it. Yep, the camera isn't as good, but you get a great shot this way. Trade-off I can live with.
This one was taken this week with the kids. I could NEVER have taken this picture myself without the forward facing camera while holding the phone!
...and this one of hubby and me on a date this week...
So far today (no seriously. I take daily pictures on my phone...)

My iPad came today...
Had it engraved.
It's one of my favorite scriptures... lots of my favs in Philippians...
I engraved my name on my Nano... but wanted to do something more fun on my iPad...
Do you know how much longer it would take me to get my 50D out, upload, edit... No, I won't ever do a photo shoot with my iPhone (I say that now). But for the everyday, LOVE!

I took this just while I was sitting here typing!
My phone is almost always with me... so it makes sense that I capture the everyday with it.

So much for a simple post!

This might make for a fun regular post! :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

GCD Studios... Yep, I'm on the design team!

Heidi is a sweetheart.
And I look forward to working with her and all the girls on the 2012 DT... ]

Of course I ALREADY work with many of them on the Scrapbook Circle DT. :)

ANYWAY... there is the new team!Be back tomorrow with my layouts from the March Scrapbook Circle kit!
(AND some extras! I guess I have needed to scrap lately!)