Thursday, May 29, 2008
so I went shopping! Paid a visit to my LSS and bought some yummy Basic Gray, a little Cloud 9, and some Karen Foster. (I definitely need more practice with that camera). The Basic Gray isn't exactly pink but it's not quite orange either....it's pretty cool. I'm going to scrap one of my mini albums with it.
Honestly, the prices they charge...they're a good 25% higher than Michael's and possibly more, depending on what you're buying. They're also at least 25% higher than my LSS in Orange County...I really hate that. But they're one of the nicest couples I've ever met...they play cool oldies by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin ...makes ya wanna dance around in there forever....there's SO MUCH TO LOOK AT!!!!
That's it. I feel better.
So why the heck is he sick? They don't know. He's acting almost 100% better, and if it weren't for the vomiting every single day, I wouldn't know there was anything wrong with him. I'm to keep him on antibiotics (Clavamox) for a week, and then we'll have an abdominal ultrasound if he's still tossing his cookies. Funny thing is, he wasn't this sick before going to the vet, although he was having problems from time to time but not every single day.
We're both very tired and stressed as you can tell by his picture. The poor guy is really showing his age. I know I'm feeling mine.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Yesterday started out sunny, but by the time I got myself together and out of here, it was cloudy and overcast. Stayed that way the rest of the day. Today is sunny and clear, cooler than usual, but not really bad for the sandpit. I may still venture out to the park this afternoon, but the motivation has left me and we still have storm warnings. Not that we ever get the rain, just the dark sky, the wind, and the dirt....what else could you ask for?
I practiced some indoor shots yesterday, like this pic of Magnum...
I'm impressed. Now, if I could just get one with his eyes open.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
So, anyway, I paid full price for this one, $17.95, and it has about 140 pages of beautiful pictures in it. Pictures of layouts featuring, of all things, embellishments. My dear friend, Dedra Long, is featured in this book as well....not once, but twice. (Go, Dedra!)
And if you were wishing you could afford to buy this little gem, check out their subscription prices. You can buy 12 months for $85....about $7.00 per issue which is NOT a bad deal.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
9:00 AM - 94 degrees, not even noon
12:00 PM - Still Working1:00 PM - 111 degrees
5:00 PM - Cats want out - I have to open the patio door
6:28 PM - Frasier hurled - get out the Folex
And this is my baby boy, Magnum. Just 11 years old. He's a bit on the wild side...doesn't make friends and no one ever sees him but me. The only way I can prove his existence is through pictures.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I started this back in March. I wanted to put a book together of just these pictures because I think this is when my mother was happiest. Young and in love, on top of the world, with everything to look forward to. I finished this over the weekend, just in time for Mother's Day, even though Mom's been gone for a while now. I used copies of the original pictures so they're safely tucked away. Someday I may do some journaling, but it doesn't come easily.
Many thanks to Noell Hyman and Dedra Long for the inspiration.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Frasier really thinks they're cool. He gave them lots of headbutts that day.
Monday, May 5, 2008
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 Paperclipping.com, another one of my favorite sites. That just goes to show ya...it'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 paperclipping.com 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...