Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


Sorry…..One word on this Wordless Wednesday…… {FAMILY}


flying ashley







Have a WONDERFUL day!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Colors Just in Time for a Neat Digital Frame/Printer from Sony

sunny Jessica

It is so much fun going for a walk and playing in the leaves on a beautiful fall day. Have you camera ready because the colors and lighting are fantastic during this time of year! I am always just a little careful of dust and debris that might get into my lens especially if we are having a leaf fight. Nothing that a lens cover or a piece of plastic wrap and elastic band wont cure!

the leaf


Check out these portable Sony Digital Photo Frame/Printers! It prints gorgeous 4X6 photos right at your scrapbooking station. You can take even take it easily with you to crops!  It is really kind of cool!

Sony is offering Canadian Scrapbooker Readers an awesome opportunity – take advantage of these coupons to get your Frame/Printer and printer paper today!

Visit Sony for all the details!  Click HERE to get started!






Have fun taking some pictures today and enjoy making some MEMORIES!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dare to LIVE!!!

Dare to live!11This Thanksgiving weekend we had beautiful weather which meant it was a wonderful time to take some photographs outside. We gathered up the gang and headed to the river. I caught this shot as Ashley and Kurt were having a fun time being silly. I used the shadow in the picture as a reference point because I wanted people to see how high Ashley can jump! The shadow adds a nice dramatic layer to my picture. I had a chance to play with Rhonna Farrer's Super Comic Digital set from Rhonna Designs.  It was super fun… Because I LOVE COMICS!
Go Check out the blog today because the Creative Team has some pretty neat things on there and Rhonna is giving a printable away. Pretty sweet!
{Rhonna Designs}

Have a SUPER Day and Remember...
Dare to Live!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gotta Luv Rhonna Designs……Oh, and BEARS!

Sunshine Bear1a

I have been having SO much fun playing with the digital elements created by Rhonna Farrer. You can find all of her work at Rhonna Designs.  I have to admit I am really quite new to the digital world. I LOVE taking pictures…….ASK MY POOR FAMILY!!!!! However, I am a beginner in the world of Digital Scrapbooking! So when I was asked by Rhonna to be part of her design team I was both thrilled and terrified! I can edit a picture with no problem, but to use digital element in new and different ways……..well, lets just say, I am learning! Rhonna is wonderful though! Her work is amazing and she really is so 'inspiring'! So, it has been a pleasure to learn and create in this digital world!

I had fun this summer taking THOUSANDS of new pictures. When we went to Waterton and were camping within two days we happened upon 15 bears! Imagine that! They were all so calm and peaceful. Just eating berries and minding their own business! For the above picture I used the Honey Comb Pieces Kit from Rhonna Designs. You really have to check out her lovely shop.

Honeycomb Pieces Kit

This bear that I happened upon below was a little older then the one I I found above. He was happy munching on some Saskatoon berries. These pictures weren't taken too far from our campsite but the bears never bothered us. They were more then happy with their berries!

Oh, just to let you know.. I used I 20x zoom lens to get this shot and I was inside a vehicle parked in a parking lot! I really believe bears are safe at a distance, but like anyone or anything, they want a little privacy and respect. We all have BAD days. They are wild creatures. DON"T approach animals just to get a GOOD shot even if they look like a teddy bear.


Also, too let you know…… I am having a MyMemories Suite giveaway over on my other blog- {mysweetearth} this week-end.



                           So make sure to check it out.




Also I have been given a code- STMMMS48037

If you use it you get a $10 discount on the purchase of the My Memories Suite v2 scrapbook software. (Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!)



Monday, August 15, 2011

Have Fun With a Little Photo Editing.

Music for the soul

Computers, editing software, filters, and programs make it so easy and fun to alter photographs that you take. The other evening, all of a sudden I announced to the kiddos that the sun was fantastic so we were going to grab the guitar and head to the coulees. Well, they knew that I never leave home without my camera. The sun setting over the golden grasses gave me the perfect backdrop to take some pictures of my kiddos. When we got home I was thrilled by the photographs that I had captured and so with a select few pictures uploaded, I started to edit them.

I first use Adobe Photoshop CS5 to enhance the clarity and sharpness of my photo. Corel is a good program to use too. I like to shoot on an angle looking up so that the background behind my subject is often as neutral as possible. I can play with that blank space behind the subject. I love using my Bamboo drawing pad from Wacom to doodle on my photos.   image



If you don't have a tablet you can visit website where you can download fun brushes and overlays that you can use to  decorate your images.


Here are some next sites that you can check out:


                                   image         Vol.25


                  Brusheezy                                        Photoshop Brushes






Take advantage of the beautiful colors over the next few weeks and then try some editing!

Have a some fun creating!



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Colors

Summer Poppy

bird house flowers

Brick Plant


Whether you are taking macro photographs or landscape shots, summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the gorgeous colors. There are so many rich hues in everything and very little photo editing is needed because there is such an intense natural color saturation taking place. It really is a delight to take out the camera and absorb natures palette all around!

See how you can play with nature's colors today!

Happy shooting,


Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Rich Colors of a Summer Day.

The Cow (2)1

Baby cows

During the summer months it is a fantastic time to take advantage of the fantastic colors and natural lighting that is available. If you go for a drive in the country, the fresh green grasses and the wonderful blue sky make a wonderful backdrop for for any photo opportunities. My family tends to make fun of me, but I love to take pictures of cows. They are such gentle creatures and they really do 'pose' nicely for a photograph

Below is the color palette that I created to go along with the summer photographs that I was  shooting. This will be how I translate my photos to my mixed media artwork and painting/drawing.



Color Palette~

Summer Surprise by, Susan.Weckesser


So take your camera and go and enjoy the summer sun!

Happy shooting!