Friday, April 24, 2009

More scrapbooking stuff...

I've recently had the pleasure to play with Queen and Company's new Magic line. This is what I came up with:
The first 7 items are part of a little girl birthday set (Minnie Mouse Themed) 1. The invite which reads: Our sweet little Ella is turning 3! So please come and join us for a Disney Party! There will be princesses and fairies here at the house; And maybe even a visit from a very special Mouse! So please say you will come and be our very special guest; And don’t forget to come dressed in your favorite Disney best! Where: Ella’s House When: September 12th Time: 5-7pm RSVP: 752-8651
2: Pinwheel Table Decor
3. A Party Hat
4. Treat Bags for the Guests
5. A Card for the birthday girl
6. Place settings and cupcake topper
7. A Thank You card to be sent later
The Last 3 Items Are For A Small Travel Set
8. An Autograph Book
9. Wish You Were Here Card
10. Disney Bound Luggage Tag
Anyways, it was a very fun set to play with! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

How about some cards and sketches?

It has been awhile since I posted some scrapbook related stuff, so let me make up for it today! I've been wanting to post some sketches I did for for a while now. These are from their blog from last year--they were used for their monthly contest. I'm just posting the first set of ten for now, but I'll post more of them over the next few posts, just keep an eye out for them. And feel free to use them however you like, submit with them, post them to your own blog/gallery etc. I really don't mind any form of personal use of them. Just please don't claim to have created them yourself :)
And here are some cards I made recently for my monthly Melissa Frances requirement. I really went to town with the card making and had a lot of fun doing it. I think I'll have to make more cards in the future! Take a peek:
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one! :)
Oh and a P.S. for those of you who asked where the field of bluebonnets was from the last post--there is a HUGE field right behind the Walmart in Brenham. The Walmart is on the southeast side of the 290/36 intersection as you go into Brenham. Perfect place to take pictures--very safe as you are far away from the highway and very few fire ants :) Which is always good! We just parked behind Walmart.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Only A Few Summer Dates Left--edited only one spot left

Just a heads up for those who want a summertime photo session. I am almost completely full. Currently I only have 2 weeks still available (and I only schedule 1 session per week): - - - - - - - -Edit: Both spot have been taken I'll start booking for September 2009 on May 15th- - - - - - - - - I'll start booking for September/October in about a month for those waiting 'til the summer heat starts to cool down. And since I can't do a post without photos here are some from last Friday. We drove out to the Bluebonnet fields and had a picnic and photoshoot. The Bluebonnets were not as tall as last year, and yet they were still beautiful! This field is so huge and completly thick with them--so pretty! I'm so glad we made the trip! These were all taken with my 50mm 1.8 lens just before sunset. I took a whole bunch, but these are the only ones I've had time to edit. More to come once I find the time (haha-could be awhile!). Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Halloween in April

Yeah, I know this was over 5 months ago, but better late than never, right? I needed to get these photos printed for an assignment recently, so that reminded me that I really ought to get these photos up on my blog as well. Especially since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors (orange is my favorite color), the whimsy of little monsters, goblins, witches, spiders, bats, and pumpkins; the fun of dressing up my boys, carving pumpkins, and the anticipation of the candy and fun to come.
We carved pumpkins with my parents a few nights before Halloween. This was my first time carving pumpkins with a pattern and it was really fun--it helped us to step out of out pumpkin carving box a little :)
They looked even cooler once we lit them up!I saved the seeds in order to try something new--Candied pumpkin seeds! Roasted, then sugared and spiced in a skillet--Yummmm!
And here is a look at the costumes from this past year. Ty was very excited to be a Transformer--Optimus Prime to be exact. Transformers have been very popular at our house lately--Blake even had a Transformers themed birthday party last September. (Which is another event I still need to blog about.)
For Spencer, I found the cutest little dragon costume that I just loved--it was so cute. Spencer on the other hand hated it. He cried and screamed every time I tried to put it on him. I have no idea why he disliked so much, maybe because is was a tad on the small side for him? Maybe the large tail dragging behind him was annoying? I don't know. I was just glad he wore it long enough to calm down and let me take a few photos.
Once he had it on for a bit, he didn't mind it much. And once he started to get candy, everything was again right with the world--annoying costume or not.
Blake just had to be Buzz Lightyear. He LOVED the Buzz ride at Disneyland when we went earlier in the month. We went on that ride over and over during our trip, and a set of Toy Story figures was the souvenir the boys picked out to remember our trip by.
I think we went on this ride several times a day almost every day of our trip--it is a great ride and it so cool they let you email your picture to yourself at the end of the ride!
And here is our own little Buzz, ready for Trick-or-Treating:
And one little group shot in the back of the van: