Monday, May 11, 2009

Spring Time

Today is a beautiful day here in Northern Michigan! Sun is shining, and birds are flocking to my feeders. It is a bit chilly though at 63°, but I will take it any way I can get the sunshine!
After this past weekend, the rush to get several Mother's Day cards are over. They did turn out very nice. Now comes more of the Graduations, Weddings that come with the few months of Summer. I have already started last month on my cards for these events. Trying not to procrastinate so much! LOL! I have been playing around with my Quickutz Silhouette hoping to learn more about it. At first, I was afraid of it. Also not knowing where to begin was a fright also. I still have so much to learn about it. I have groups I belong to that can help me along if I need it. I just don't like being a pest and bothersome to them. I am sure they don't look at it that way.

I dabble a little bit in photography, though I am an amature at it. I do like the results I get at times. I have taken Senior High School pictures for a friend. I just finished with her 2nd childs Senior pictures. She has been so happy with them. I am glad. I am too critical of my work I think. But I did download a program called Photo Collage Maker and made her postcard invitations with it. They turned out so nice, that I had to sign a release at Walgreen's to say I took them and was not copying professional's work. I offered to take my cd's in to them and show them the pictures before I cropped, and touched them up. Two times I had trouble with Walgreen's. In a way, I was flattered, but on the otherhand, I was a little upset for the trouble I encountered. The collage of the pictures I took for his Senior pictures turned out great! She slapped a large blank sticker on the back of the photos and put time, date, and place on them. Then addressed them and put a postcard stamp on them and shot them to the post office. Actually cheaper then having them done through the schools.
Well, I had better close for now. I have things to get done, but I will return later today and post some photos and links for you to see.
Until later, Stay Creative!