Friday, February 16, 2007

It's RED!

Look, it's me!! The woman behind the camera. I've gone and done it this time and had my hair dyed RED! It's a bit bold, kind of "woah", but I like it. I think it suits me. It screams.. I'M HERE to the world, and that's just how I've been feeling lately. Wonderful, full of life, fun, and (positive) attitude. So watch out world!! Here' I come!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Playing with Smoke

I had seen some photos done using smoke from either cigarettes, incense, or candles, so I thought I'd give it a try using incense sticks. I set it up by putting a black background up , and then placing my incense stick about 3 or 4 feet in front of the background. I set up my camera (using the 50mm f/1.8) in front with my 580EX flash to the right of my camera aiming directly at my incense. I taped a piece of paper around the flash, so that it wouldn't have much fall off, and light only the incense, and not the background, at least as much as possible. I then shot using a fairly long exposure. I did some editing in photoshop as well.

Here were the results of my efforts:

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Do you like Pampered Chef?

I'm hosting an online Pampered Chef party! If you like PC, and want to support my party, follow the link below to check out their online catalog. There is a Guest Special of 20% off stoneware this month! My show runs from February 1st through 16th.

Jen's Pampered Chef Show

Big Blossom Kiss

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I hadn't had a chance to play with Big Blossom, one of the SAB sets. The popular thing to do is use the kissing technique on it. I stamped Big Blossom in So Saffron, then kissed it with Roses in Winter in Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Bravo Burgandy, I added some leaves with Always Artichoke. I then stamped it on some Whisper White card stock. I cut out the blossom and cut cut a straight edge so it would be flush with the edge of the card.

The card base is made out of So Saffron stamped with Aida Cloth, also in So Saffron. There is then a Rose Red layer underneath Whisper White with French Script stamped again, in So Saffron. The blossom was adhered over all the layers, a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware added in the middle with some grosgrain ribbon tied to the center of it. Thank you from Wonderful Words was stamped in Black Stazon at the bottom of the card. The mat pack was used to pierce the upper right corner of the card.