Friday, October 26, 2012

Wittle People Wednesday

I used to follow Ashley over at Ramblings and Photos back when I was actually on top of blogging. Since I'm working on getting back into it and focusing more on my photography I decided to catch back up. Looks like we have both introduced new little people into the world:) She has since started "Wittle People Wednesday" over on her blog. I figured since most of my pictures feature D it might be fun to participate. And yes, I know Wednesday has passed for this week but I figured why not get started. Better late than never, right?

This is my little man Davin:) We went flying with Dad on Monday. I snapped this cuteness right before takeoff.

Point and Shoot NO MORE

I'm not 100% new when it comes to my camera.  I know the most basics like where the shutter release button is and how to work the flash. When I first started to learn in highschool I used a completely manual camera.  Absolutely no point and shoot available; however, since then I have  fallen into the auto mode trap. Don't get me wrong I have taken some pretty great pictures using my trusty auto mode.

Heck, this one I took with my iPhone.

These photos are some of my favorites.  They hang on my wall in my living room, have graced pages in calendars for family christmas gifts, and won an award or two at the fair. I've even sold a few. I like to call myself an accidental photographer:) But, you can only fake it until you make it for so long.  I'm ready to take a steps forward into becoming a real photographer and getting out of auto mode. 

Like I mentioned in my last post, I will be working my way through this course over at and posting about my adventure each Friday. Since I already have my camera and know it's basic functions I'll be starting with Week 2 - Aperture. So check back next Friday to see how it goes:)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I'm baaaccckkk!

Boy! it has been a long time since I've posted on here.  I have been busy, busy, busy. School, life, and a new bouncing baby boy have kept me on my toes. 2012 has been a full year. So needless to say I haven't had much time for crafting these days. To be honest I haven't really even had the urge to create anything.  I did recently make myself a "costume" for a halloween themed bunco. I made myself a Mrs Incredible Apron.  I figured I'd put a mom/wife/homemaker spin on the idea:) It was the first time I have ever used my sewing machine to applique. It wasn't perfect, but I was still pretty happy with the finished product, especially since it only took about 2 hours to make.

(inspiration: Pinterest)

The only other thing I've made since D was born would be this: 

(inspiration: Pinterest/Uncommon Goods)

I saw this while perusing the internet a while back and I had to have one. I just didn't want to pay the hefty $150 price tag that when with it.  So I put my Silhouette HD to work, found a frame at Joann's, and put this puppy together for a whopping $5:) 

So that is the extent of the creativeness I have experienced over the last nine months. I'm hoping that my creative bug will come back, but in the mean time I do have some other projects going.  I have been getting better antiquated with my camera lately, having a baby will do that. I took photography in highschool and have since forgotten most of it. I figured since I have my camera out anyways it was high time that I re-learned it all. I found this photography overview over at and it seemed like a great place to start getting re-acquainted. I will try my best to post my progress on Friday's and hope to get back into the bloggy world bit by bit:)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wine Glass Painting party

They glass I painted for my friend was such a hit I decided to have a wine glass painting party! We had a fantastic evening chatting and being creative. 










Wednesday, June 15, 2011

When I get bored...

...I make things :~)

My small group has been reading Joyce Meyer's Battlefield of the Mind. So far I'm really enjoying the book.  I have definately been able to relate to alot of it. Each chapeter if full of scripture and our group decided it woud be fun to pick out the one's that speak to us the most and put them on a board. We were supposed to the scriputre we picked on a note card.  Well, I got bored last night and decided to play with my Silhouette...


Then I broke out some paint and foam stamps and ended up with this...


and this...



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shutter Love - Wind

This week's theme is Wind.

A while back we traveled to Hawaii.  We made a stop at the Pali Lookout.  It has beautiful views and lots of WIND!


Here are a few more pics from the lookout for your viewing pleasure.





Thursday, June 9, 2011

Souvenir Pennies

I love to travel. I also love to pick up little things to remember my trips by. And my most favorite souvenirs are flattened pennies. They are cheap, generally around 51 cents unless its a flattened dime or quarter, and they are small which makes them easy to pack. I have collected quite a few over the years.

The one's not in my book are my newest additions from my trip to California.

A while back I was flipping through one of my mom's jewelry magazines. One of the articles discusses making these puppies into Jewelry.  I loved the idea!! So we got to work.

My mom and I ordered some copper chain and copper ear hooks online.  We also picked up some pretty glass beads at a local bead shop in town. My hubby used a small drill bit and put holes in both ends of the pennies I chose to make into Jewelry.