Monday, January 12, 2009

hello '09- photo heavy post

silly me • photos taken 1.4.09

hi all! the start of my new year has been good so far! i've been making some lo's (photos below) taking pictures, and trying to take better care of myself!
Up first: photog: i started off the new year taking photos everyday, but that ended after 2 days when most of the rechargeable batteries in the house ran out. LOL! i just got some replacements this weekend, so am hoping to resume the photo experiments soon! in addition to my Cannon Rebel XT, i now have a Nikon Coolpix that we picked up for $70 on clearance (i had a gift card from a friend so it was FREE to me!) it's very slow, has no viewfinder and the color is bad, but 1) it'll push me to improve the digi-editing skills and 2) i can have a camera with me at all times, which is why i got it. it's fun to have a new 'toy' to play with!
i think everyone knows how much i love my Photojojo if you're not getting their newsletters in your inbox- do me a favor & please sign up- you won't regret it, i promise! This month they have an amazing perpetual calendar project that just rocks! they also have some other fun projects to do with those old CD storage cases you have lying about. One of the projects, is a CD jewel case desktop calendar that you can make out of photos using Big Huge Lab's FD's Photo Calendar Maker. You can find all the details on Photojojo, here. it makes me happy just thinking about how cute this is gonna be! Here's the one for Jan. i might embellish it some, so come on & give it try with me!!

oh & a quick warning for shopaholics: photojojo's online store has amazingly awesome goodies for sale--look at your own risk! i ended up ordering photo mailers, fotoclips, magnetic wall ropes, bottlecap tripod & more- so don't say i didn't warn you! ;)

other project g news- i've really been sticking to the WW online momentum plan, and so far, have been really good about logging everything i eat (which is very time consuming- hoping that it will get easier in time!) i've also taken at least a 30 minute walk with cupcake every day, & actually went to the gym once, so i say, yay me! i've lost a couple pounds, but i'm waiting 'till a few more are gone before i get too excited!
we've got lots of stuff going on this week- some dr. appointments for me & a card making class on Thursday night at a local store with the amazingly talented Laura- can't wait for the class! i'm missing all my peeps in AL so sending "{{GIANT hugs}} and a big 'HOLLA'!

for the ScrapETC Challenge #1- WinterFresh line by Heidi Swapp, mask & bling by Heidi Swapp, numerals by Basic Grey, thickers (word 'project'). journaling is stamped on the tag

made with the SIStv collection The Songbird. this was inspired by a sketch challenge on the ScrappyTimes blog

1 comment:

Virginia said...

I LOVE those pics of you- they are so cute! :) That winterfresh HS layout is incredible- i just love it.

we miss you too! (((hugs))) can't wait to see you in may!