Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My New Years Resolution

OK, I might be a few weeks late, but I have finally decided on a New Years resolution.  I am going to learn how to take a *decent* photo of my cards.  You'd think that would be easy, but it isn't.  I am at work all day and never have optimal lighting to take my pictures (especially in the winter) and they never are as sharp as I'd like them to be.  I think some clean & crisp photography would really make some of these creations pop and present them in a better light.  So any ideas out there for how I might go about this?  I am going to start by looking for tips on the internet and possibly sign up for a class (in all my spare time), but I'd welcome other suggestions and recommendations.

So...onto today's cards.  Both used the color palette from this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge- Cool Shades.  They are calling these colors Royal, and it does indeed seem very much like colors that Royalty would wear.  I interpreted the pink more as a purple, not sure why, but had fun with it.  I was able to make a feel better card, utilizing PS Healthy Vibes and a flower from Spring Groves.  This isn't my usual style, so this was fun to make.  The second is a birthday card for a beloved friend of mine who is turning 59.  He is totally posh and cool, so I tried to make the little professor from Smarty Pants to match, and I think his attire is totally chic don't you?! :)  Finally of course are the sentiments from Word Salad, which I love.  I am also submitting this second card for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Paper Piecing! I do just love to paper piece, it is one of my fave techniques!

While I am at it, i think I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Paper Smooches Feb. guest designer spot.  I may not have a chance with these lousy pics, but I would love to do this, so have to try. :)


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your cards and I think your photos are great ! Love your paper pieced card, what a fun image !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge.


Jo x

The Paper Parade said...

AWWWW the professor is adorable in the birthday hat :) I love what you've done with this card!

Terri E. said...

Way to lighten up the professor! Way to rock the PS sparks challenge.

It’s a good life!
Terri E.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I love your first paragraph about making a NY's resolution! We usually take the entire month of Jan. to figure ours out! LOL!

LOVE these cards! LOVE that dragonfly paper!!! SO BEAUTIFUL! And that little professor is one of my favorite PS images!!! Both cards are fab-- and so different! One is shabby/chic and the other modern/fun! LOVE! Great use of our colors!!! THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge! Hope you play along with our Picture Perfect challenge this week:) <3