Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Camera giveaway and new life for this blog

Hello out there!

You can't win if you don't enter, so here's a chance to win a Nikon D800 or a Canon 5D Mark III ( the latter the camera of my dreams) with SnapKnot wedding photography directory!

Click here to enter

Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway!

And I'm hoping to revive Creative Musings in the next couple months! Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

2nd annual Inappropriate elf contest

The elves are loose! Those creepy elves designed to keep your children in line until Christmas are back in full force and our elf, Ralph, is no exception. He's been playing it pretty cool this year so far, but I was not prepared for this:

A bubble bath, some wine, candlelight and a copy of Fifty Shades of Gray...not to hard to imagine what's on Ralph's mind. 
And in my bathroom sink!

Confused? You can read more about it here: Baby Rabies 2nd annual Inappropriate Elf contest
Vote for me! I'm number 85!!!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Join me at my new home...

I'm not sure I'll be giving up Creative Musings entirely, but until I post here again, you will find me at Melissa Ives Photography

Thank you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Note Cards

Ink Damask Thank You Card
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Maya and Maxwell's First Christmas

I just received this photo book the other day and am thrilled how it turned out! This is one of the projects I was working on in my last post. I created every page in Photoshop using Karen Funk's Christmas Magic kit and a few templates from Yin Designs.

I have several Shutterfly photo books now using both my designs and Shutterfly's own design templates. I love them! They also make great gifts! *wink wink*

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Projects abound

One of the hardest struggles of being a new mom, especially a new stay at home mom of multiples, can be losing interest in or more accurately TIME to do the things you once enjoyed. This was true for me. I used to knit, scrapbook, take photos of nature...all these things I used to create I put aside when I created the two most beautiful children in the world. (Sorry, I'm just amazed at these two little people.)

As much as I adore staying home with my children, I do miss creating. But with a long break comes a huge creative block. Every time I sat down to make a scrapbook page, it felt forced. But I've been searching for inspiration and inch by inch I'm chipping away at that block.

Here is my first attempt:

I downloaded a template from The Digital Scrapper blog to get me started. I wanted to enter the challenge, but was late. I have an 8x8 Shutterfly book sitting in my account to use for the kids first birthday this layout may or may not end up there.

There was another challenge which I did enter and I'm very pleased with this one:

I'm very proud of this page. I huge chunk of the creative block has broken off and I'm getting in the groove again!

Next project...this blog. Notice the new look? It's still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.

Then the other day my Real Simple magazine came. There was a gorgeous layout on chunky knits. I was especially drawn to a scarf that basically was a large knit ring that you wrap around your neck a couple times. It was about $35 at the Loft. (I tried to find it online, but they only had a lighter version of it.) It was a simple knit stitch so I ran out and bought some bamboo/wool yarn.

But that's for another blog post. Stay tuned...I haven't even mentioned the holiday's yet!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Really want to win this...

Yeah, that g.c. for the Photoshop actions! Here's a link:

I'm slowly working on starting a small niche photography business. At the kids first birthday party, I wanted to take all these photos...but I was also party hostess and coordinator and didn't have time or opportunity to grab the camera for many shots. Also, these were my kids! I didn't want them to look at the pictures in the future and wonder why Mommy wasn't at their party.

Thankfully my sister in law stepped in with my camera and caught a lot of those precious moments we can look back on, but what about the other moms out there?

My business is still in the works as I work on marketing, pricing and a portfolio. I've shot a couple events already and am happy to report that everyone has been pleased with my work.

More later! This contest has been a great motivator for me to get back to my blog. :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Back again!

It's a well known fact that we love Halloween! We actually start preparing Nov. 1 of the year before. It's even more fun with the kids. Last year they were Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat.

(I was a Cat in the Hat)

So even though it's only September...I already have their costumes for this year. 

Would you deny candy to these kids? I think not!

Gina Rae Photography still has her giveaway for Photoshop actions at Four Hens Photography: 

I've only played around with the freebie actions, but Four Hens has amazing actions!

More tomorrow!