Monday, May 5, 2008

Paper Passion & Pixel Mania

I don't know where to begin, so I'm going to go with the flow and see what comes out. I'm just so distracted by how cute she is....maybe if her eyes weren't so blue...or her teeth weren't so white...and that blond hair....oh, I'm absolutely green with envy. I was cute when I was younger, but even on my best days I was never that cute! But this isn't about's about Noel Joy.

Noel just happens to have another one of my favorite blog sites, Paper Passion and Pixel Mania, (how creative is that) She's a designer, a SOY finalist and she creates great layouts with the fabulous pictures that she takes with her Nikon Camera. Honestly, she's been published in Computer Trends, and several times in Creating Keepsakes. I know because I've seen them. And if you saw them, you wouldn't be hanging around here reading my blog, you'd be hanging out at Noel's blog and smelling the tulips.

What I didn't know is that Noel Culbertson has been a guest on another Noell's site. And that Noell would be none other than Noell Hyman at, another one of my favorite sites. That just goes to show's a small scrappy world out there. I don't know how I missed that but you can be sure I'm going back to to look for it!

I love Noel's photography. Her pictures are so sharp and bright that they look as if they'd been taken by a professional. She's SO good that people are always asking her how she takes such great pictures. Well, she posted some photography tips in her blog one day and I just happened to be looking at new cameras at the same time. So you know what I did? I bought the same camera she uses. That may not be the way some of you make decisions on major purchases but I gotta tell ya.....I would have to be crazy NOT to buy a Nikon after seeing Noel's pics. (It's a good thing I didn't know that Joscie had a Canon Rebel at the time, or I would never have been able to choose.)

I can't tell you how happy I am that I bought this camera. You can already see the improvement I've made in just a few short days. Yep, my pictures are looking just like Noel's...

I think my hair's a little lighter too...