- Basic Grey Patterned Paper
- assorted buttons
- Mod Podge
- red cardstock
- ribbon by Chatterbox
The teens at church reenacted this Mr. T video this morning for "children's time". I thought it would be an appropriate video to share today!
- Cathy Zielske - editor for Simple Scrapbooks
- Heidi Swapp - product line designer, teacher, speaker, etc.
- Donna Downey - artist, scrapbooker, painter
- Ali Edwards - works with Creating Keepsakes, has written several books, very talented
- Elsie Flannigan - artist, product line designer, very quirky and pulls it off well
- Jennifer McQuire Ink - card maker, stamper
- Tara Whitney - photographer, scrapbooker
- Photojojo - photo craft ideas
Tonight I was reading an interview with Tara Whitney (an excellent family photographer), and one of her answers struck a happy chord in me. Although I'm not a pro photographer (nor do I want to be), I think she sums up my love for photographing my friends and family perfectly:
For me, my number one favorite thing about being a photographer is being able to share it with my friends and family. I LOVE taking photos of all of the people in my life. I LOVE being able to give them something they wouldn't normally get. Especially all of my mommy friends, the ones wielding their own cameras and not IN any pictures. And I hope that the people I love know that for me, turning the camera on them IS love. Especially with my own children-the act of photographing them is one way I show my love for them.
I am ruthless when it comes to deleting my photos. As I mentioned above, I don't need more than five (and probably less than three) from a similar series of shots. I simply delete, delete, delete. It makes for a cleaner folder of photos, less to choose from when I create a page (which can be a good thing), and I think I learn a bit about my self as a photo-taker in the process. Obviously this whole process of deleting depends upon the event and the story you plan to tell.
Ben makes world-famous fresh salsa. Seriously...it's so good, and now all of you know about it and this is the world-wide-web. There you have it. World Famous.
Pico De Gallo Salsa:
Ooh...better go get a glass of water, my mouth is burning from the hotness already! Can't you just taste it?
Sorry, I cannot divulge recipe secrets....we might need to start a salsa business one day and if we gave you our recipe, no one would need to buy it from us (sorry, from Ben, not me...I'm just the taste tester and food photographer)!
Have a great day!