The Photo of the Week

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday friends! It's hard to believe we've almost hit the 4th of July. Summer seems to be passing in a blur. In just a couple of week's I'll be 39 too. Yikes!!!  I'm just going to ignore that fact and hope it goes away. Yep. That's my plan.

Anyway, on to my favorite photo of the week. I love the way this turned out. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme: There was a little girl, who had a little curl...

What have you captured lately?
 Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend and be sure to check out Photoshop Workshop Giveaway before you go!

Pin It


Show and Tell at Paper Heart Camera

Thursday, June 28, 2012

In case you missed the news, there are some exciting things going on over at Paper Heart Camera. I have long enjoyed the blog for it's super content: tips, tutorials, and fun photo challenges. Lately though, the entire site has been revamped and there are several new contributors, including yours truly. I am honored to have been asked to join the talented photogs that write for the blog, and I hope you'll pop over to check out what's new or take a peek at my inaugural post.

A regular feature on the site is Show and Tell. It's a themed picture link up you can join in each week. All you need to do to participate is take a photo that includes the weekly prompt and put it in a post with the Paper Heart Camera button. Link up and blog hop to check out other entries. It's fun and inspiring and you don't need to be a pro or have a fancy camera to join the party! This week's prompt is yellow- self-portrait. I'm a bit behind in posting my entry, but it has been a crazy busy week.

Next week features sunset photos. I hope you'll join in. The link party stars on July 1st. You'll find a full list of upcoming prompts here.

Paper Heart Camera


Shot from Above

 When life, or your photos, seem a little drab, sometimes a fresh perspective can make all the difference.

Pin It

Linking up today at Deb's place. Stop by to say hello:

Thanks for visiting today!


Fresh Summer Flowers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good day my friends!  I'm afraid I don't have much exciting in store for you today. Just a few summer flowers to bring you a little cheer. We finally got around to sprucing up the flower beds and boxes a bit last weekend, and these are a few of my new favorites. 

NapTime MomTog

Pssst. There's still time to enter my giveaway for a seat in Kim's Photoshop and Elements Workshop. Don't miss out, click here to enter!

By the way, I'm now on Bloglovin: Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!!!

Project 366 Rewind - Week

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hello friendly people. Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a good start. It's sure gonna be a hot one here!
Here's my rewind from last week. 

I spent a lot of time editing pics from my engagement shoot. Love this sweet couple!

We hit the beach for a brief visit to stick our toes in the sand while Daddy negotiated for his new (used) car. Considering how close we are to the beach, we don't go nearly often enough. I used to spend every weekend in the sand before having kiddos. But, it's not as easy when you have to pack up half the house to spend the day there. 

I snapped a few selfies. Still hate photos of myself but I'm trying to get more comfortable with them. It helps a lot to hide behind the camera, ha ha.

I replanted our window boxes and planters. They were looking pretty scraggly, 
but now look fresh and colorful.

Took a few shots of this little lady too. 

My younger sister's engagement party was last weekend and I spent some time with these crazy kids - My stepdad, mom, niece, and two sisters <3

We also had a little going away party for my 7 year olds' best friends. They live just a few houses down, but sadly, are moving away to Texas. These cuties have been besties for the past 4 years. 

Pin It

 What have you been up to?
Linking up with Gina and Sarah today for:
Chic Homeschool Mama

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week ;)

Sunday's Scavenger Hunt - June 24th

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hello friends,

I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing weekend. As usual ours was busy and I'm just getting to my Scavenger Hunt images tonight. But, I missed out on last week's hunt and I wanted to squeeze this in before I head off to bed. Tomorrow promises to be another busy start to a full week of appointments and errands and fixing a clogged kitchen sink. I'm tired just thinking about it! How about you? What do you have planned for the week?

Here are my interpretations for this week. Thanks for stopping in to take a peek!

Warped - judging by these boards I'd say it's time for a new deck!:

Concentric Circles - compact discs seem to be going the way of 8 track tapes. 
I still like their shininess though.:

Gear - I had lots of ideas for this, but liked this one best:

Glazed -  a pitcher sculpted, glazed and fired in Seagrove, NC:

Marble - love the marble effect of the clouds today:

Pin It

That's it for this week. Be sure to stop by Ashley's place for more Scavenger Hunt fun! 


Summer Daze Photo Party - Week 2

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Have you heard? That fabulously creative gal Alicia, of Project Alicia, is teaming up with the lovely and talented Kristi, of Live and Love out Loud, and Rebecca, of Bumbles & Light, to bring you the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party – a 6-week photo party link-up aimed at capturing your fun summer memories.

The Summer Daze Fun Photo Party will run from June 15th – July 20th. Stop by a
nd share your favorite summer images each Friday. Here are my pics from our past week of summer fun:

By the way, I downloaded this super cool 3 x 3 collage from Alicia's party page. Go snag one for yourself. It's perfect for Instagram photos, and so easy to put together!

Have a super weekend! And be sure to enter my Photoshop Workshop Giveaway before you go ;)

Friday's Favorite Photo

Friday, June 22, 2012

Well here it is, 8:30 in the evening and I have no idea where the day has gone. We did buy a new car (old new car for the hubs - with AC woo hoo!) and took a short stop on the bay to put our toes in the sand. But, the rest of the day was a blur and I feel like I accomplished little. I had two shoots planned for today and both were postponed. I still have a million emails to catch up on, studying, editing and the house is not clean. Where does the time go? 
I think it gets sucked into a giant vacuum and the only thing on the other side is old age. Anyway, I'm off to start shuffling kiddos to bed, but I leave you with this image. Even though I'm feeling a bit defeated and useless today, this photo is making me happy. I hope it makes you happy too ;)

 Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend and be sure to check out Photoshop Workshop Giveaway before you go!

Pin It Photobucket

Quarterly Top 5 - Second Quarter

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This is no easy feat, choosing my top 5 favorite photos of my kids. 
But, here they are, in no particular order:

Have you linked up your top 5 favorites from this quarter? Join in here:

Thanks for visiting today! I'm also posting over at Paper Heart Camera with a fun tutorial on spherical refractions. Pop over and check it out ;) And don't miss my giveaway for a Photoshop workshop seat with Mom Tried It, click here to enter.


Paper Heart Camera: Show and Tell Favorite Summer Photo

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Have you visited Paper Heart Camera lately? There's some fun stuff going on over there. Lots of talented ladies have come together to bring you posts about all your favorite photography related topics. You should pop by and check it out! I am excited to have been asked to be a regular contributor to the site. I'll be posting over there tomorrow so please stop in and say hello!

I'm also linking up this photo for the Show and Tell Favorite Summer Photo Contest. There's still a few days left to link up your entries, if you haven't already done so. There's a 24" x 32" Canvas from Hello Canvas up for grabs! Click here to find out more.

Paper Heart Camera


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...