Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
No, those aren't our porn names:) I'm talking about volcano's and pancakes! Here's a video of Emily playing "what is it?". She was hung up on volcano's this game and would only describe and guess volcano's. Paul-cano's made me think of pam-cakes which we had for lunch today so I had to share that she also calls those a funny name too. Oh, she also says padda-purder (or something like that) for caterpillar.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here's some photos I had developed today. The first one is of Emily about a year ago (same with the last photo underwater). The two middle ones are from yesterday. I used a LOMO action sampler for the shots with four photos and a disposable underwater camera that is awful indoors. I have been having trouble loading my LOMO Fish Eye camera but as soon as I figure out the problem and take some pictures I'll post them-they're super cool!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
These are called Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups made with Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Sheets, chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows. They are so yummy! They reheat well the next night too.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
My sister and her husband Steve in San Diego (2005). Again I laid a texture thingy over the picture and then faded it.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I don't want to do anything else but play around with photo shop! I bought some really cool actions from this person and this person. I really wish I had found photo shop years ago. It was just too expensive and a friend told me it was out of my league and don't even bother. Shouldn't have listened to him.....
Friday, May 16, 2008
......how I did this but I love it! It's a combination of actions from here (pioneer woman action set 1 for free) and trying to round those stupid corners! I cannot figure this out! I have tutorials and even Lizy gave me her short and supposedly easy instructions but I'm still having trouble.
This photo is of Emily and Kayla this evening after they were riding around on their scooters. Emily's shoe was falling off so Kayla tried to fix it.
I'm taking a photo shop class at the store. I have always wanted to use pre made actions (or whatever they're called) but didn't have a clue how to even use photo shop. So after 2 classes and a little bit better knowledge (not much though, photo shop is sooo complex!) I downloaded some free actions and played around with them today. These are my results above. The 1st photo of each set is the original. I have so much to learn!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
**I have no idea why this keeps happening but if you super size the window picture it takes you to Corinnea's blog! It's happened before...
Corinnea and Adrienne mentioned spring on their blogs so I thought I'd show the view from my kitchen window. It's even greener in person and so dense! The ugly fence isn't too bad. You get used to it and it keeps us all safe (or as safe as can be).
I made 8 more diaper/wipe thingies (only 7 pictured) and one lonely bib.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Back in October I entered a Halloween contest at FOTOART; an online store I frequently buy stuff from. We didn't win but they did send us a mouse pad made from the photo I submitted as a thank you for entering. I can't tell you how happy this makes me! I love this photo! The 2nd picture is all the magnets I've ordered from FOTOART for ourselves (I've ordered many for family and friends-they make good stocking stuffers) the quality is awesome. They are made out of a thick resin or something like that.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
I got the pattern on Thursday and now it's done! I spent all of today sewing at the store. My back hurts bad! It's really cute and I'm sooo happy with it. The instructions though were terrible. I hate to say that because I don't want to discourage anyone from making it but you should probably be a very experienced sewer. It only has 2 or 3 illustrations so you have to be able to visualize. Some of the instructions I just didn't understand and had to go with my gut feeling. There's more but I'll stop. I don't want to bash the people who made it as it really is cute when completed. I think Corinnea should make one and tell me what she thinks...should we or shouldn't we carry it?
The Star Wars stuff is for Kelly and Adrianne. Remember Kelly, I mentioned the bumper sticker and the card? That card makes me laugh every time I see it. It's from 1995! My sister gets me the best cards:)
Here's some pictures of Mau Mau for Corinnea to see. The top one is my little Pig Blossom as a kitten sitting on Mau. The next one is of Mau, Alfalfa between his legs and Piggy in the back ground. The last one is of Mau Mau on our patio (back in the states) getting some sun. I caught him in mid meow. He looks like a devil cat but really he was the sweetest cat. Well, except when if was feeding time. He would push the other cats out of the way and go from bowl to bowl eating all the food (we had four cats so he had lot of bowls to choose from). He died about 4 years ago maybe 6 months or so after we got here. This is the cat Jon and I got when we moved in together 16-1/2 years ago! We had him cremated and he now sits on a shelf in a little black urn.