I enjoy the food that is available this time of year. It's all so fresh, juicy and delicious. It's not to bad on the diet either. The cantaloupe is from the market and the salad tomatoes are out of our garden. My Dad loved cantaloupe so I always think of him when I have some. I don't think I'm ever going to get up to date on my posting. The stacked vintage frames are from Designer Digital and the dragonfly and dash lines are by me.
The photo cluster is from The Lily Pad and the staple and ink splatter from Digital Design Essentials. Font is CK Alis Writing. I did the folder tab myself. I copied part of the frame and cut it into the tab shape and added a little grunge around the ends to make it blend.
This is one of the flower baskets that is still at the market. They always have the prettiest combination of flowers in there baskets and they are huge. I could bring them all home with me. It would take a huge truck but how pretty would my yard be.
This is the market. I buy a lot of my flower plants here in the spring. I didn't buy any tomatoes because I have a ton of my own. Will probably have to make juice again this year but I thought them made a nice picture.
This is not a market shot.....Just a couple of new tops that I treated myself to. Don't you just love the colors? I hate the new long styles that is out now. They look great on someone tall and thin but not so hot on me.....Short and wide...... Of course these stripes are not going to help either.
Made this last night before bedtime. We had stopped at the fruit market on the way home Sat. and I picked up fresh peaches. So....peach cobbler is on the menu for tonight. We had BBQ pork, fresh from the garden Peaches and Cream corn on the cob and watermelon. Yummmmy.
One more post before I go play Dominoes. I just love seeing these along the road and had to stop and get a shot. A nice breeze was blowing so I had to stand around and wait like a nut. I'm sure people wonder what I'm doing standing so long with the camera pushed up to my eye.
Here it is. Love the 20" screen. I have most of my files transfered. Don' t have them organized just how I want yet but I will get it done. I have more to post but don't have time this evening. Hope to get caught up tomorrow but I have Zach and we are going down to see the In-laws so it will be a busy day. I will at least post a few.
I meant to get this done up a little fancier but couldn't find my files. I so need to organize things. I'm going to have to take a year leave of absence just to get things caught up at home. In my dreams!
It's a rainy Monday! Took this out my back door windows. It was hard to focus and get the raindrops on the window at the same time but I think I got them. I never thought I'd ever say this again but I've had enough rain for a while. But, we need some MUCH cooler weather cause our fan on our AC quick yesterday. We have our fingers crossed that the repair man can fix it today.
And this was my submission for the framing image. I'm posting this one two days early cause we will be late getting home on Sat. So...this catches me up till the Sunday post. I have one more lesson image and then I'm going to have to find some new subjects...LOL
This was my last submission for the rule of thirds and my favorite one. I was out there early in the morning and the wind was calm. Plus, I had my tripod. I love the reflection! This has officially caught me up to date. Yippee! I'll post the rest this week.
LOL...I took the camera to the Mexican restaurant. My MIL and hubby thought I was nuts but who cares! This is all my work except for the cactus and I found it on the web. It was a site to show you how to draw it but I just 'borrowed' theirs instead. Oops...forgot about the sunshine. I'm not sure who drew this as I don't have any information on it in my files.
This was another cheat sheet. I'm beginning to like them..they are so quick and easy. Maybe I'l have time to design my own someday. This was another freebie from Oscrap and it was designed by Ashalee Wall.
Ok, I'm cheating now. This was a free quick page from Oscrap and it was designed by Sue Cummings. I had an awful time getting this picture cause Jackson was attached to my hip most the whole time they were here. He sure took to his granny and grandpa. He is SOOO sweet. This was suppose to have ink spots on the bookmark but I couldn't figure out how to do them. They were in png format but I couldn't get them copied or drug off the background and added to my layout. I gave up! Aren't they the most beautiful family!
You should never have sent that link. I've got nothing done today that I planned on doing. I just finished this tutorial by Amanda Taylor and decided I might as well post it. I really want to get caught up this weekend but its going by a lot faster than I want it to. I like the simplicity of this layout. The template is by Amanda Taylor and the brush is from Linda Sattgast of Scrapper's Guide. I didn't have much luck with the sticker tut...going to have to work more on that one. Might have to enlist the help of a very good friend.
The Grands all went to the water park this afternoon so I took a little time to take a few quick shots. My flowers aren't looking to good this year. I haven't wanted to spend much time on them and it shows. Frames from The Lilly Pad. Dandelion brush from obsidiandawn.
Ok, this is the last post for now...I'm off to sit on the front porch before I have to go to the doctors office. You can't see the Veronica or the Stella de Oro in this bed but they are there. They are around the bottom of the tree. I hope the petunia's don't smother them out but I'm not cutting these beauties down either. They are quite a treat for the eyes when you pull in the driveway.
Isn't she a beauty! I just love it when she is in full bloom. The grands wanted to cut them off but I wouldn't let them cut her. They could cut anything else but not this one. Maybe when I have more blooms....
I have been trying to catch a shot of a butterfly for days and every time I run out with the camera they are gone. I was in the kitchen making hot dog sauce today and saw this beauty. It never stopped fluttering it's wings. Had a hard time keeping the camera on it. If you don't hear from me for a few days the Grands will be here soon for the week end. Jason has games in Marietta tonight, Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday.
Little Gavin has got the photography bug bad! He took about 100 photos at the 50th celebration and some of them aren't too bad. This was his arrangement he was making to shoot and then Granny realized he was shooting more pics of her than he was the props...LOL..you can tell by the bottom photo that Granny is giving him a 'go away' talk...I'm going to have to work on his shutter button cause he pushes it down too fast and the camera doesn't have time to get a good focus. I have a ton of little people views of the party room...back of people, back of chairs, thermostat, videos...you get the idea, right?
Sharing a few of my favorite things. This started out as a scrap lift of one of Paislee Press designs. Used a scrap simple pattern template from Scrap Girls for the floral band. Background paper from Oscraps - Taylormade.
I was trying to work on some pictures to upload and started playing around instead. Anyway, I did take this photo but I definitely didn't sketch it! The flowers are by Anne Langpap and the overlay is by Alisa Hansen.
We had to make a trip to Marietta today to buy new tires for the car. To make it a little more enjoyable I took the camera and we took a walk down the street to the river while we waited for the tires to be put on. These are a few shot I took along the way.
Number 1 is the Lafayette Hotel. Number 2 is a fence along the river. Number 3 is a whirligig fastened to a fire escape on the side of a building. Number 4 is the wonderful hanging flower baskets and light post that I think are so pretty.
Background paper from Oscraps,frame & sticker by me.
This is what we had for supper last night. It's the first time I've attempted the Beer Can chicken and it won't be my last. It was so good. I have another recipe I'm going to try the next time. I've made the potatoes a couple times and we really like them. The plus to this meal is not much mess in the kitchen, as its all done on the grill. I'm going to try corn on the cob with it the next time. I posted this yesterday but forgot to check my spelling and it was BAD! LOL
I took these at last nights game. He has 4 more today and I'm not sure about Sunday and he will be back down next week end for another round. I really dislike shooting through all the fences. The top pic has two. Maybe I'll just make me a fake press pass and go inside....LOL
Lilies.....These never do much because I have them planted under the big maple out back. I should move them but I never think of it at the right time. So they will probably stay right were they are. We've had some nasty storms the last couple of days. Jason has ball games here Friday and Saturday so I hope the rain is over. I just love these mailing labels from Oscraps used for frames. I have used them on a couple of scrap pages and they turned out super cute.
I chased this Hummingbird Moth around my flowers trying to get a good shot. They never stop moving so it's very hard to get good focus. When we started seeing this moth flying around we thought it was a small Hummingbird but after doing a web search we found out what it was. Mailing label frame - Oscraps.
Took a walk around the flower beds with the macro on and this is what I found.I still can't get very close to the Gold Finch but they are getting used to someone being around, so hopefully before the summer is over I will get a good close-up. I think the flowers all look like it is August instead of July. Haven't heard anything from you since Friday. Hope your BBQ didn't get the best of you! Mailing label frames from Oscraps.