Friday, November 20, 2009

Practice and Practice More

So I'm still playing with my new flash. Natalie agreed to be my guinea pig. After countless shots this is the best I've got to show for it.
I still think her face is too bright. Making it black and white toned it down some. Here's the color version.

Looking forward to a GNO tonight. Vampires and Werewolves are on the agenda!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


So we've all been stuck in the house since Monday. On Monday we found out that John and both kiddos have swine flu. As of today, everyone is much better.

So what do you do when you're stuck in the house for 4 days? You take lots of pics of snotty nosed, puny kiddos. I don't know that I would have necessarily taken many pics during these sickly days except that I have this new toy:

Now let me say straight up, I am a natural light girl. I just don't use flash. Ever. But after a lot of deliberation and research I decided to take the plunge and purchase an external flash. (Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to me.. LOL)
Here's the problem. I have NO IDEA what I'm doing. Natural light is my thing, so giving me a good flash unit isn't doing much good right now. Next on my to-do list is to settle down with the little manual that came with it and figure out the crazy thing.

Here are some pics to prove my point.

Hello brightness..

Yes, she has her shirt on inside out and she has food on her face. But it gets better.

See? I told you it gets better.

So as you can see they are all over the place.. some are blown out.. some are too dark. I'll just keep playing til I get it figured out. Guess that means I'm gonna get a lot of shots of snot over the next couple days ;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 with Scrapin' Kats

I am so very honored to have been asked to design for Scrapin Kats! Scrapin Kats is a brick and mortar store located in Cullman, AL. The owner, Kathy, celebrated her 1 year anniversary with the store last month. She has decided to put together a kit for January 2010, which will be available for purchase on January 1st. That is only about 6 short weeks away!! Want to see a peek?

This kit will be packed full with Bella Blvd's Honey I'm Home and new stuff from American Crafts.
Sometime on or around the 1st of January, you can check back here to see what I've done with the kit.

Interested in reserving one, so you know you'll have it in your hands? Email Kathy at : and let her know you're interested! Go do it now before you get caught up and busy with the Holidays. Then you're guaranteed a fun kit to settle down and scrap with come January!
Once we get the kit completely put together, I'll have more info on the kit price and shipping rates.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Obie!

Happy Birthday Obie!
We love you! Hope you feel better soon!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Scrapbook Sussies November

Another month of Sussie Layouts! I really loved this month's kit. I love it when I get stuff that I wouldn't normally buy on my own. Then when I get to playing with it, I love the results. I even did a 2 pager this month! Lara does a great job of putting together a good mix of product.I used a mixture of pictures from this Fall and Fall of '08.

I also have been super, super busy with Fall photo shoots. If you'd like to see a sampling from those, head over to my photography blog.

Thanks for stopping by!