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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Using Up Scraps and a Few Pictures

Hi Everyone! Howz your Sunday going? Hope y'all are having fun! We went to one of the Temecula winery today to eat lunch. Yummy! I took a lot of pictures but I didn't want to post them here on my card blog site. I'm thinking of creating another blog site for my photos. I know that many of you who visit my blog site want card ideas and don't care to see my photos. Nonetheless, I've been having a blast using my Canon Rebel. I'm a serious amateur when it comes to photography and I wish I could take all the spectacular photos that I see using this awesome camera.

Anyway. . .another thing I'm an amateur with is using Photoshop. I mean, seriously clueless. I just don't have the time to read and learn how to use it but that doesn't mean I can't play around with it.

I created this collage of my daughter using photos that I took today at the winery. Okay, I really didn't know what I was doing but I managed to create the collage above by just clicking on buttons not knowing what they were. LOL!! Considering I was clueless, I like how it came out. What do you think?

Do you see the bee inside the flower? My daughter took this picture using my Canon Rebel XTi.

This photo is totally unedited. It was taken on auto focus/macro. Isn't it pretty. I took more photos of the bees in other flowers which I'll post on another day. I'll also post a few photos of the winery . . .maybe tomorrow.

Just a card I made using scraps again. I made the purse that I posted yesterday using the designer paper on this card and I just wanted to waste it.

I'm getting tired of looking at all my scraps. It annoys me to look at them and sometimes to even use them because I have so many of them that it's overwhelming.

The DP is by K&Co, the daisy ribbon is by Making Memories, the large prima flower is by Target, the smaller prima by I believe Darice. . .not sure, the sentiment tags are by K&Co.

Another card using up scrap pieces. Arggghhh! The scrap pieces are never ending. What do you folks do with your scrap pieces? Do you folks use them or do you just continue to accumulate them?

I don't like wasting them so I try to use them on a regular basis but it also means I can't move on to use any new papers and embellishments because I'm sort of stuck trying to reduce my scrap pile.

They are all pretty scraps but I like my new stuff too and I would love to use them.

Anyway. . .I know. . .I'm complaining again. Whaa, whaa, whaa! LOL!

Well, hope y'all have a wonderful Memorial Day tomorrow!! We don't have major plans. . .just BBQing in our backyard.


Tracy.H said...

Love the new pics, Maria!! Love that collage you did too! Awesome. :0)

Rita said...

Wow I love seeing your pictures Maria! Don't ever stop posting them, ya know its your blog & you can do whatever suits your fancy!
I luv what you did with your daughter's picture, that collage would make a great scrapbook layout! Your daughter did a great job with that her photo too.

I luv your scrappy cards, your fantastic with this cards girl, you have such an eye & come up with some amazing ideas!

malieta said...

I love your Scrappy Cards Maria, very chic!
I think your pictures are fantastic! I wish I knew more about PhotoShop also. One of these days I'm going to have to take a class.
Enjoy your holiday and you have been tagged! Your blog rocks!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ah Spring! I love your flower cards & that photo your daughter took is astounding. Great layout too, :0) mel

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, love your designs.

2 Worlds said...

Maria recently I had a lot of scraps and I was tired to use the same papers, so I donated to my friend from my art group , she loved !

Michelle said...

You're pictures are very nice! I too have a canon rebel and wish I had more time to play around with it! They take awesome photo's. Your cards are nice. I have tons of scraps. The envelope they're stuffed in seems overwhelming to go through so I hardly ever use them.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of your daughter with your scrap paper. Maybe you don't need to buy new background papers!!! LOL. I know, I should not either.

I enjoy ALL of your posts.

Maple Grove, MN.