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Friday, May 16, 2008

Whoohoo! Canon Rebel XTi and Scrappy Cards

Hey Everyone! I'm back! Wow, I spent the past few days cleaning out my computer. I had sooooooo many photos on my computer that they were slowing down my computer. I transferred a couple hundred of them on to disks. My computer now loads my photos from my camera really fast. Yay!

I want to show off my photos from my new camera. My husband bought me a Canon Rebel Xti. OMG!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my camera. Okay, I found a new hobby!

The picture above is the very first photo I took with the camera. It's a picture of my buddy Dori! I love her like she was one of my kids. Doesn't she look adorable?

Okay, I'm a complete amateur photographer. I mean, I'm an "auto focus" shooter. . .you know what I mean. The Rebel is a digital SLR and I would love to use the camera the way it should be used. I think I have to take a photography class to learn how to use an SLR.

BUT. . .wow, check out the photos of flowers I took. All on auto and absolutely no editing. I mean on auto, it looks like I took the picture like a pro. I am sooooooo impressed by the photos. I mean it's so nice and clear and the colors are so accurate.

I can't believe I took these photos. Aren't they beautiful? The flowers are from my yard. Scroll down and check out the other photos of flowers that I took. Click on the picture and you can see an enlarged version of the photos and you'll see how sharp they turned out.

I took this photo at the auto focus - macro setting. AWESOME!! I love how the center looks so sharp and the rest of the photo is slightly blurred.

Here is another photo of a flower from my yard! Again, I took the photo on "auto focus" and "macro".
I took so many AWESOME photos and would love to post them all but I don't want to bore you with all my photos. I think I'm going to start a new blog just for my photos. What do you think?
Anyway, scroll down to view two cards I made last night.

I made this card using scrap pieces, again. Just getting rid of my scraps.

Card Details:

Stamp: Fiskar
Paper: MME designer paper, SU Bashful Blue, Real Red
Accessories: K&Co Chipboard Alpha, SU Scallop Punch, Marvy Circle Punch, Scallop ruler (unknown), Satin Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distressing ink

Just another using the same designer paper. Again, I used scrap pieces from my scrap pile.

Card Details:

Stamp: Heidi Grace
Paper: MME desginer paper, SU Real Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Dejaview brads, organdy ribbon, Sizzix tag die (tag), Cuttlebug flower die (flowers), Tim Holtz distressing ink, Lace ribbon (unknown)


Rita said...

WOW, awesome pictures! Now I know what I want for Christmas...a new camera! I can only hope!
Luv your scrappy cards & welcome back my friend!!! We missed you girl!

Michelle said...

LOVE the photo of your cat! Enjoy your new camera!

Sonya said...

Maria what wonderful photos! I enlarged them and wow you can see the fuzzies on the fowers and everything..wat a clear sharp image! now I know what I Have fun with it and I look forward to seeing all the pics you will take with it.

Beth Norman said...

How exciting to get a new camera. Lucky you. OMG your UR card rocks. You are really getting into making gorgeous scrappy cards.

Em said...

Gorgeous piccies Maria, and I just LOVE those cards, the colours are delicious!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Hiya Maria, "waving to you". I've missed commenting on your blog. I was having blogger issues as well as a slow computer. I need to do the same thing to mine, but my CD writer has crashed and there's no reviving it. Need to get a new one.
You lucky girl, you! What a nice camera and what wonderful pictures you are taking with it. Love it!
Your cards are fabulous as usual! You are so talented and come up with the best layouts!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Stampin hugs, Becky:)

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Love that new camera of yours. The photos are beautiful!! Have fun. :0)

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful red paper Maria, and great pictures

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

how cool, girl!!! I'm going to watch n' learn from you. Love your card creations. I have yet to tackle my scrap box... I just went through them the other day, and gave lots to my SIL. =0) Hearn Michael W. Perry n' Larry Price talk a little about Temecula the other day. Talking about how beautiful it is, and my first thought was of YOU - that put a smile on my face.

love your photos.... you are fab!!


mel4christ said...

OMG!! Your blog is fantastic! It will take me weeks to get through everything, but I'm glad to have found your creations. I was on Lisa S blog and came across your site. Love your style and all of your inspirations. TFS

ctmh sister

malieta said...

The pictures of your flowers are stunning! You are going to have tons of fun with your new camera Maria. I adore your cards and the colors are very pretty!

Giulyana said...

Hello Maria,beautiful flowers...engoy your camera :)

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Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

I love this look!!! The combination of papers, ink, and beautiful!!!


Eleanor said...

Beautiful pictures! Nice camera.