Saturday, March 30, 2013


Good morning, everyone! Sorry it has been so long!! I haven't had my computer since it broke down (it is really old), but the Mr. is off on a field trip today, so I have his! :) Anywho, I apologize for the delay and wanted to follow up since I know I said I would tell you more about our new camera. Here it is!!

We picked up the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110HS. It is awesome for point and shoot! It is a 16 megapixel camera and is most independent, setting the features and everything so the focus and lighting are all done for you. You can take pictures with manual settings as well, which we are still learning. The manual is fantastic for this! And, if you buy it from Costco you get the data card as well...a great deal! If you have time to check it out today it is still on sale! Otherwise, I did see that it is a great deal at Walmart, as well. :)

Here are some photos I have taken with the new camera of some craft projects most recently:

This first one is a birthday card for my mother in law. Her birthday is today. I hope she loves it! It was fun to make...I used a new stamp by Penny Black that I picked up at Paper Pals (just couldn't resist it), heat embossed it, and water colored with distress inks. It was fun to make. :)

This one is an easter card for my parents. The background is distress ink, which I sponge on, then flicked water on. I dried it, stamped the image (Hero Arts, I believe), then added the eggs. They are just the letter "o" stamped onto shimmery vellum, then decorated with permanent marker doodles and cut out.

This final card is an easter card for my niece and sister. I made it more 3d and textured since I know that will be more fun for my niece. This one was easy, but fun to make. The basket is made of two pieces of ribbon which are sewn together by hand. The eggs are vellum, just like above, and the basket handle is braided ribbon. The grass is the fun part, as I can imagine my niece will think as well! :)

Here is a close up of the texture of the card. Isn't that an awesome picture? It was all automatic with our awesome new camera! (Not only can you see the textures, you can also see the glue I managed to get all over! Ha!) :)

Hope your Saturday is a great one and that you enjoyed seeing the new pictures. If you have any questions about the camera, let me know! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello! (Update)

Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to drop in and say hello since I have been away for awhile. We had two losses in the family in the past month so I have spent some time with family and outside, trying to get my head screwed on straight again. :) I will be posting soon, though no pictures today...sorry! :) When I do post, though, you will get to see the pics from our new camera! It was on sale at Costco and we couldn't say no! I will let you know what it is so you can check it out, too. It is on special until the 30th of this month.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!! :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Friday! And a Question For You...

Good morning! Just wanted to write and say Happy Friday! I love Fridays! They mean freedom and craft time! :)

{Thought this was a great Friday (and every day sentiment)...found it on the Two Peas In A Bucket Blog...Paige found it on a pinterest page. You can find the link to the Two Peas Blog on the right side of my blog on my blog list for more info! :) }

Anywho...I am also writing to get your input. I love to post pictures of the projects I make, but especially during the winter, have a hard time finding good light, so the colors in my pictures are always "off" or the details unclear. So, my question to you: Do you have an OTTLITE? What do you think of it? Does it help you take better pictures when you use it as a backlight? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear them! :)

Thanks in advance for any input you may have. It is much appreciated! :)