Friday, March 30, 2012

Got photos?

I came across this Australian blogger that every month post a photo challenge-  to take one photo per day.

I so like that idea, because I think we often forget to bring out our camera on an ordinary day. It's easy do document special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, trips, and such. But what about the rest of our lives?

I accepted this challenge for March:

Here's what I took for March 3- Our neighborhood

And this is for March 5- A Smile.


After a few days I gave up and felt this whole idea was kind of silly. What would I do with all these random photos?
I know most of them would not end up on a scrapbook page.

Plus I think felt stressed that I HAD to take a particular photo each day.

I guess I should just use the prompts more as a guide line rather than a law.

I also think I would enjoy this challenge more if I knew how to use my camera.
I have this awesome camera and I always have the settings on Automatic. So depressing...

For years I wanted to take a class in photography, but who's got the time?
Then I heard about these applications for Ipad!!

If you go to the App Store

and search for your camera.
In my case Canon Rebel XSi. 

Several classes might come up.
I bought one from Jump Start for $24.99. It has a detailed overview of your camera and tips how to shot better pictures. I like the idea of hearing and watching something at the same time. I learn better that way. And at my age, I need to hear it over and over again.
Now, I haven't finished watching all the chapters in this class -again, a time issue- but as soon as I do I will let you know. 

If you are up to challenge yourself and your photography, here's the April prompts from

 Lot's of fun stuff- I think I will give it another go!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


If you know what Konnichiwa means, then you know just about as much Japanese as I do. Honestly, I thought I would be fluent by now, but I know a total of five words in Japanese. So sad isn't it?

This will be my last giveaway from Japan and I thought it would be perfect to give away a brand new paper pack from Basic Grey.

 Isn't it just soooo pretty?

If you want to be in the random drawing for this paper pack, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post.

I will announce the winner in a week.
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Back from the retreat

Excuses, excuses!
Do you want to hear them?
  • I was exhausted after the retreat.
  • I'm having major scanner issues.
  • I'm suffering from big time moving stress.

These are some of the reasons I haven't blogged in A MONTH!

I think I have finally recovered from the retreat and I gave up with my scanner and just took some photos of my layouts instead.

Here's a few of the pages I have done lately. Nothing special, but I wanted to show some proof that I'm still a scrapper;)

I will be back soon with a nice giveaway...
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