Saturday, August 18, 2012

I finally bought a new camera

Ron and I were in COSTCO a week ago and found an inexpensive Canon Power Shot A1200.  It seems to fit my needs.  I am not a good photographer, so spending money in the 100's is silly.  So, I took a few pics of some of my recent cards and hopefully you will see a difference in the clarity compared to the scanner.

Here is the scan of one of the above:

I think that the scan might be a better picture. LOL  I guess I just have to practice taking pictures of my cards.

Every day I learn something new.  I think that's what life is all about and how to keep from aging one's mind.  

That's it for now...I'll keep experimenting.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Two Beauties

I had some fun this week and made these two cards.  The birthday card is for our friend Phil who recently turned 80 years young.  We should all look so good and be as healthy as he is.  He's active, has a part time job in a warehouse and lives with my beautiful cuzin Ellie.  They are a great couple and I only wish Phil many years of happiness with Ellie.  I know they're having a fun time together living life each day.
  Meanwhile, here's Phil's card made from plain and printed craft paper:

This stamp by Stampendous is one of my most favorite birthday stamps.  It always makes me chuckle.  Again, until i replace my broken digital camera, my scans will have to make do.

This card has been made in shifts.  I had the basic card with layers and ribbon made last weekend, but just didn't know what I wanted to do for a picture. This is a old stamp from Stamps by Judith.  The flowers are suppose to be hanging dried flowers.

So, for now, that's what I have to show.  I'm working a lot lately on artwork for the cards.  Still trying to learn how to use color and in what medium.  It's fun to learn by practing.

Stay cool's humid and warm here on Long Island.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Life has been busy.  But, I try to keep up with my craft.

Here are a few new things:

 I have been playing with "Stamps by Judith" and "Heartfelt Creations".  I'll post some cards next time with more of those.    The cards above did not scan well.  Still need to buy a new camera.
  Stay cool