Sunday, April 29, 2007

Old Barn

Yeah, I know, I don't post in ages, then I do 3 posts in 1 day. Hey! It's been a busy day! I pass by this barn almost every day, and I finally stopped to snap a pic today. I processed it in photoshop, converted to monochrome. I also added some sharpening, and rendered some light in the center fading outwards.

Cute Kitten Share!

I almost forgot, we have the cutest mama cat at work right now, her owner couldn't keep her while she had kittens and they were weaning, so we are keeping her at work until they are old enough to rehome, and then mama will go back to her family. I took my camera with me to work every day while we were waiting for her to deliver, and the day finally came!

Here is mama, and kittens about an hour and a half after they were born.

This is her kittens, at 4 days old. The one on the end is going to be a wild one! You can't tell me these kittens aren't stinkin' cute!!

Whipper Snapper Stamps Are Here!

I received my first ever order of whipper snapper stamps yesterday, and let me just say, I think a fiend has been born! They are a little pricey compared to Stampin' Up! rubber, and I wish I could mount them myself, but they are SO CUTE!!! The stamps are humongous to boot. I made a few cards with them last night just to get a feel for them. I heart them!
I also made this coaster box. Here's the link to the instructions on the splitcoast website: Chipboard Box Tutorial.

I used Basic Grey Blush, along with SU's French Flair BG, Delight in Life, and Marvy Uchidas Giga Scalloped and Mega circle punches.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hello MOJO!

Well, I seem to have my mojo back when it comes to making cards and scrapbooking! Yahoo!! I had really just been making a lot of messes lately, and the last couple of days I've been able to make a few creations. This makes me very happy.

Here's what I've been up to:

This card I made and took apart about 5 times, so it's a bit rough, lol. I decided I wanted to try sewing on a card (can you tell I don't sew), so I gave it a shot. I also added lots of bling!
This is a spring inspired card! theres lots of these colors on the trees around where I live, so I thought I'd incorporate that into a card. I was happy with the way this turned out, it makes me smile!

This one was made for a three splitcoast challenges. The color challenge, sketch challenge, and limited supply challenge! You can't really see it, but theres iridescent ice on the Cool Caribbean blooms!

I wasn't entirely thrilled with this Leaning Tower LO. I took this photo when I was in Italy with my sister in law Jane in February. The mix of blacks and browns bothers me a little, but I'm sure I'll get over it. Besides, they can't all be perfect right?? I've been dying to use these huge blooms that I bought, and here was my chance!

The sun was setting just as I was getting off work last week, and I had my camera with me (of course), so I pulled over at the end of our road and took this photo. It was also the first photo I took with my new lens (the 17-40 f/4L), as I had just gotten in the mail that morning. I loved the colors that came of it, it certainly is beautiful!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fun with Gerbera Daisies

I picked up these two Gerbera Daisies at Ikea on Friday and I kept meaning to take photos of them. I started another photo challenge a day for April, so I decided that today would be the day I'd take the pictures! These were taken with my Canon 100 mm f/2.8 Macro, there is black velour behind the daisies, and a flash was used to light these.