Sunday, February 22, 2009

Silver Lake Reflections

Another photo with textures. The textures come from Painting With Brushes.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lots of textures, and played in Photoshop.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Afternoon Tea

Today I made cupcakes, so we had afternoon tea with my sister Cathy's china.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I should have chosen another photo to play with Paul Grand's texture, but this was handy! Some of my textures too!

Fall 2008 Silver Lake

This is the view from the cottage on Silver Lake.
texture by Paul Grand!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

corn field

Playing with many textures. Some mine, and a couple generously shared by Paul Grand, plus a smidgeon of De Anna's (Rubia) outline technique.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day!

I got Roses for Valentine Day

Friday, February 13, 2009

Chocolate for the Scavenger hunt!

I bought this small bar of Dove chocolate specifically for the DD Scavenger Hunt challenge with the intention of shooting it when we got home, but try as I could, my addiction got the better of me. One small bite led to another and this is all I have to show for it! :(

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Scavenger hunt - red

Scavenger hunt challenge - Red

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Experimenting in raw mode, don't know what I'm dong though!
I love cereal, but whenever I have it for breakfast I remain very hungry all day long. Today I had toast first then a little cereal - maybe I can break myself out of the hunger mode after eating cereal somehow!

I used a texture and paint brush on this one, I don't know if it made much of a difference, but it was fun playing with it!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Valentine

Heart for the Scavenger hunt at Designer Digitals. I love big mushy Valentine's cards and this is one I made for Howard in 1993.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

8mm video cassettes

I finally took the plunge and ordered an old camcorder with the "buy now" offer from eBay Canada. I need to do something with these tapes before they disintegrate, there are a lot of memories of family and friends no longer here!

For several years I'd find one that would suit my needs, and do all the research - Is the seller trustworthy? Will the camcorder play 8mm tapes? and so on, only to lose my bid at the very last second!

I decided not to go with a better super 8 model, even though I'd pay the same price, because I read they aren't very good at playing back the cheaper 8mm tapes. Even though the model I chose is slightly different, this camcorder will still be able to use the batteries and other accessories from my old one.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Path - scrap page

A scrapbook page of the garden pic.
Kpertiet papers - Cabana White
Letterbox seamstress (re-tinted)

Snow fall

Ever since I remember, I had a vision of a path that went over a stream with a bridge at the end of a garden. I believed it to be a real place and thought it might be somewhere I'd once lived.

Later when I asked my older sisters, they never knew of such a place, and my mother said I was dreaming. This setting came to my mind occasionally but over the years faded away.

About ten years ago I had my brand new Canon EOS, I was enthusiastic to take pics of anything and everything. Previous to this, landscape held no interest, but now I was out there practicing all sorts of shots in and around the house.

To my amazement, several of the developed photos showed the path by the stream that went over the bridge at the end of our garden - I'd been looking at it for years but never really saw it!

The snow all melted away on Friday and came back today. It wasn't really a big snowfall, but enough to make our view from the deck very pretty.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm hoping to lose some pounds with some of the delicious lo-cal meals from the DST Recipe Swap! The ladies made some beautiful 8x8 recipe cards. These were my contribution. There was also a 4x6 swap, and I jumped in at the last minute. The cards in that one were also lovely! I want to make a flip over book with my Cutter machine. There's still a lot of ink our old printer that I'll use, and now I need to decide on reasonably priced paper for the project.