Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Summer!

I am so glad it's summer! I am lovin' that the kids can go out and play in their pool all afternoon while I scour things to photograph! BTW I am still so amazed at how much there is still left to learn about my camera. I am really enjoying figuring everything out though! I just downloaded a free 30 day trial of Photoshop CS3. The real software is around $600-$700 so I'm sure I won't be getting that sucker (although with Joe's school discount I could get it for $400, and Yes! I checked). It will be nice to know what program I really want to get though by comparing what one has versus the other. I really hope to be making some money off of this sometime in the near future. But, first things first, still gettin' comfy with my settings and whatnot first. I would love to do Senior pics. Just set a flat fee for the shoot, make a CD of the pictures, hand it over to the parents and let them decide what they want to print out and where. Plus, I have lots of nieces and nephews to practice on! One of my nieces will be a senior this coming year so maybe she could get some word out. Oh, don't I think big! Let's move on shall we?

Just wanted to make a quickie with my adorable Scraptrends stamps. Love this swim suit! I just inked it up this morning. I also don't know what I would do without my snap stamps!!! They are such a fantastic item to have in your stash! I heard they aren't selling them any more. I hope that's not true because for those of you who might not have gotten them (what, were you having mental problems!? {wink}) I would hate for you to have to miss out!

  • White CS
  • Scraptrends flexible stamps (found them on clearance at JoAnn's)
  • Karen Foster 1/8" snap stamps
  • True Blue Prismacolor pencil (one of my fave colors)
  • Gamsol and blending stump
  • Copic gray marker
  • stickles
  • ribbon
This is one that looked so much better in my head!!! I think by the time I got everything on it might have been just a tad too much. I dunno. I hope you like it Tiffany! Cause it's in the mail and comin' to you! I used chipboard again. Painted it white and distressed it with sand paper. Punched holes in the scallops and added stickles to the holes. Also added stickles to the Cuttlebug flower.

  • Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl paper
  • Riveting stamp set
  • Cuttlebug flower and slides dies
  • Mellow Moss classic ink
  • Stazon Jet black ink
  • Chipboard frame
  • ribbon, pop dots, stickles, sand paper, brad
I hope all of you have a good weekend! Make the men in your life have an excellent father's day!!!

6 comments:

Jen del Muro(genie1314) said...

I've been catching up with blog reading today and I need to start checking yours WAY more often!!! I love your creations!

Rose Ann said...

Love your cards today! I know what you mean about those KF snap stamps. They really come in handy!!

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

Your swimsuit card is STINKIN' CUTE!!! I *love* it!!

Colleen Schaan said...

I just love that summer card...uber cute!

bethtrue said...

Heidi - that bathing-suit card is so cute - its so simple and fresh - i love it! and you've inspired me to try it - i have a bathing-suit stamp that i just had to get, but have never figured out how to use it - now you've given me the perfect idea! thanks for sharing - and have a great day!

Beth (mommy to a busy 3 3/4 yr old)

Beth Green said...

Heidi,

I just love looking and reading your Blog. You are such a talented person with a great sense of humor. Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration.

Beth G