My New Toy

The one thing I have complained about all year is the terrible pictures my camera takes!  Do you know how hard it is to make a nice layout with crummy photos?  Well, let’s just say it is not any fun!!  So my wonderful husband searched all the Boxing Day deals and bought me a new camera.  We now have the Canon Rebel T3i and I am in love with it.  I barely know how to use it but the pictures it takes are amazing!!  I am excited to scrapbook one again now that I have some great photos to work with.  Here is a layout of a photo I took with Robyn and her Grandpa Kennedy:

Layout from One Little Bird, elements from Stampin' Up

Also, I am still giving away the free Wall Art from my previous post.  All you have to do is “Follow” my blog at the end of this post.

Looking Forward to the New Year

Thanks to everyone who is supporting me on this new venture!  I am working on some new photo book designs that I hope will be done in January.  I also have some exciting new ideas brewing in my head that I want to get started on, so please check back in the New Year for updates.

First Time in a Magazine!

Earlier this year one of my scrapbook pages was accepted for publishing in Canadian Scrapbooker.  This was the first time I have ever submitted my work to a magazine and I was thrilled when it was accepted.   The magazine just hit the shelves yesterday and I am super excited!  It is a winter themed page that features the photography of my sister-in-law, Amber, when she and her husband were visiting a few years ago.

Featured in Canadian Scrapbooker Winter 2011 Issue, all elements from Stampin'up

My Digital Studio Contest

I was selected as a finalist in the Stampin’ Up My Digital Studio contest.  I had to create a card and a scrapbook page and was 1 of 10 finalists chosen from thousands of entries in Canada and U.S.  I would love to show you the entries, but they are now property of Stampin’ Up and I am not allowed to post them.  I was very proud of my entry and was honoured to be chosen as a finalist.  Unfortunately the winners were decided by voting on, and I was out by just 8 votes!  Thank you to everyone who voted for me and I still get to walk away with  $125.00 in downloads.


Last Summer Long Weekend

You don’t realize how short our summer is in Edmonton until it is the Labour Day long weekend.  I noticed more leaves falling off my trees today and I am a bit apprehensive about greeting another cold, long winter.  To fight off these thoughts about snow, we went to the Devonian Botanic Gardens to spend some time in the warm sunshine and wear out the kids.  It was the perfect way to spend the last long weekend of the summer.

How to Use Random Photos

I was stuck for a scrapbook subject for this weeks Project 52 page.  So I took a picture this morning of my two little helpers while breakfast was cooking and planned on doing a page of Saturday morning activities.  When I looked at the photos I had from the past few weeks I realized I had a bunch of cute random photos that needed to be used and the one I took this morning would fit right in.  I titled it “Random Goofy Moments” and it truly reflects that.  We have a lot of goofy moments in this house, but they are usually over before the camera is turned on.  I think it is important to remember all the different moments in a year, not just the ones where you are dressed up!  With that thought, I am going to try to do a page in the near future on the bad, noisy moments that give me a headache just so I can remember in ten years what it was like to have a one and three year old!!