Thursday, September 29, 2011

Little Wizard

Today I have yet another layout to share with the very fun Nightfall line from American Crafts. I'm a sucker for almost any cute Halloween line and I've been itching to play with this one since it debuted at Summer CHA! This one is about Blake and his "Ron" costume from last Halloween.

The Journaling Reads: " Blake you loved being Ron this Halloween! You and Ty (who went as Harry Potter) had a great time having make-believe duels and reenacting scenes from some of your favorite films! It made for a very fun Halloween! October 2010"

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

3rd Grade Field Trip

I loved going with Ty last year on his third grade field trip! It is a rare moment that we get to spend time together without Blake and Spencer along and it was nice to have the day to focus just on him! I hope we get more opportunities like this one soon! The papers are again from the very cute Fancy Pant's Off To School Line

The journaling reads: "I had so much fun going with you Ty on your third grade field trip! It is a rare moment when we get to spend some one on one time together and I loved having this chance to attend the play and see the art museum with you. It was also nice to get to know your friends better and watch you interact with them! October 2010."

Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Off to School

Back to school layouts have been a large part of my work the past two months at! Today I have a quick share of a layout about Blake's first day at his new elementary.

Off to School

It uses the very cool and boy friendly Off To School line by Fancy Pants. I love that I have so much of this collection left--I have lots of fun ideas for this line!

The journaling reads: "How grown up you look to me Blake, and you are so ready for first grade! I love seeing how good you are getting at reading and at math. I think you will really enjoy this year as you become even better at reading and see how much fun it can be! 8/12"

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Family Mini Session Information

Yes, I finally have all the information together for mini sessions this fall. The date will be October 22nd and I will have the following slots:

Morning sessions at Spring Creek Park:

Afternoon sessions at Burroughs Park:

For the first time ever, I will also offer a second date on Sat November 5th to try and fit more of you in. These are the time slots for November 5th

Gleannloch Farms

Just a reminder, these sessions are mini sessions where my goal will be to get 1 or 2 family poses for Christmas cards etc., and 1 pose of each child. Sometimes there is time to get a shot of just the children together and just the Mom/Dad together as well. If there is time left after all of that, and you have a specific grouping or pose in mind, I have no problem attempting it! Typically a mini session will take around 20-30 minutes and will yield around 10-12 photos which will be edited and then given to you on CD to print as you wish. The cost for these mini sessions is $25 per family. CD’s will be given out just after Thanksgiving.

I will begin booking on October 1st, hopefully giving everyone enough time find out about it and see if it will work for their family. I fill up very, very, fast! Many times on the first day. You may call or email, but if you are going to wait up until midnight please just send an email J I’m often up that late on a Friday night, but just in case I’m actually sleeping let’s not disrupt that. J  

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to call or send me an email!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why So Quiet?

Yes, I know. That is the question I keep getting. This is by far the most I've ever let my poor little blog be ignored. Let me see if I can give a little accounting and then you might understand. 

These past two months I've created 52 different layouts for either Creative Memories, F&W Publications, Carta Bella Publications, and I've also created another 40 duplicate layouts for Queen and Company's Board program. I've designed 13 digital Christmas Card Templates, 24 layout sketches, a 2012 digital calendar, 6 regular (non-digital) cards, 2 gift bags, 1 mini album, and 10 other miscellaneous items (home decor/calendar/display stuff). 

To say that I've been busy and a wee bit sleep deprived would be an understatement :) So that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

The bad part is that most of it is stuff that I can't show here on my blog until after it comes out for publication, the good parts are (and there are lots) 1. That I'll have a lot of books and magazines that I can give copies away of in future months. 2. That this is an unusual number of projects for me to be working on at once so now that I'm finished I'll have a lot more time for blogging. 3. I have 8 new layouts to share over the next week or so. 4. I can now focus on getting mini photo sessions organized--in fact tomorrow there will be information posted here about dates and booking info--as well as an email going out to those of you who have done a session with me in the past/and or expressed an interest in having one done this year. And lastly 5. I have have an announcement to make--not tonight, but hopefully all the i's will be dotted and the t's crossed soon so that I can share, all I can say at the moment is that I'm very excited about it and hopefully it will give me more things to share on my blog down the road a bit :)

So thanks for your patience during my "absence." I'll try to make it worth your wait, and I'll start off by sharing my favorite layout that I did for this month with the super fun Nightfall line from American Crafts:

Ready For Magic

So thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are You Waiting On Fall Family Mini Session Info?

I've had a lot of people ask me if I am doing my fall family mini sessions this year as Sept 1st has typically been the date I start booking these. The answer is yes I am, however, I do not yet know what the dates for these will be. I'm waiting to see Ty's soccer schedule and then I'll be able to pick dates. I'll post here and send out an email as soon as I know, and I'll let everyone know the booking date. They typically fill up really fast (in the first 24hours) and I have to turn some families down after that.  I'm may entertain the idea of having two dates instead of one this year. Hopefully this will allow more than 10 of you to get a session. If you have any other questions please feel free to email me!

Here is a little sample of my 10 sessions from last year. We lucked out with pretty much perfect weather at all three locations and I had a really marvelous time photographing all of you amazing families! I'm hoping for more of the same for this fall!

Thanks for visiting today, and if you are here looking for scrapbooking posts, I'm sorry for the short hiatus, (I've been buried in projects), but scrapbooking posts will start up again tomorrow!