Tuesday, October 26, 2010

and more layouts

Finding My Way

I Can Hear Bubbles

Yuba River

Today, we took a trip towards Grass Valley, hoping to shoot some fall pictures, but it's still too early for the real autumn colors in our area. Nevertheless, the boulders in Yuba River offer great substitution, especially when basking in the evening sun.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Welcome fall

The fall is inevitably here. Et last, even here in the valley, Mother Nature is putting on an impressive show of colors and hues. Not that I'm not happy about it - how can you not love fall colors!! But I try to cling onto memories of summer and "stock up" on that feel of warmth for cold rainy days that are ahead of us.

my layout Summer's End is my goodbye to the summer

and When the Ocean Sleeps, from our trip along the Pacific Coast

we used to come to Monterey pretty often when we lived in the Bay Area

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Everlasting grace

What I saw today in a local nursery...



is a new Heather's kit at The Digichick:

and my pages using this colorful kit:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Secret Garden

I just love some of the pictures we had taken during our trip to Monterey and Carmel two day ago. I knew I would scrap this page the moment I took the photo of that gate. It took me about 35 min, I think that's my personal record!!!  lol

credits here

October in Monterey

Photos from our recent trip to a coast:  on my Picasa web album.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New layouts

Lots of goodies released recently:
by Heather T. - Take the Time - at Mscraps

on the photo: my sister and my DD showing some love

and a page reflecting personality of my girl, who's nickname was Bee when she was little

and by Joyce Paul, Into the Blue - also at Mscraps:

my little blue-eyed girl

Monday, October 11, 2010

A beauty unexpected

As I was passing by my laundry room this morning, I caught a glimpse of bright colors coming out of it. Luckily, I have a tripod handy in my living room, the light was gone in three minutes! A perfect picture for the October photography challenge at Mscraps - about overlooked places we seldom photograph.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

4WD trip to the Blue Lakes

Today, we took a trip to the Blue Lakes, south of well known Lake Tahoe in Sierra Mountains, el. 8136 ft. The first time I took my new Canon 7D for a real trip and MINE was the keen eye in the viewfinder!!
Well, except for one photo, gotta give my husband some credit   :-)

DH having lunch

lots of fishermen everywhere, I must erase the couple sitting on the rock

faithful Jeep, this time I didn't mind the bumpy ride (=surprise)

typical me: bickering and bickering and  ...  (for the camera only, of course!)

playing with shutter speed settings

a humorous way how to remind people to keep the area clean (the guy is not real, mind you!)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just Breathe

Beautiful kit by Joyce Paul and designs by Anita!

More recent layouts

First, a page about me and what I don't like about myself....so now you know! :-)

four eager helping hands, sometimes more than I could handle!  lol

and the third, page about my dear daughter doing "sightseeing" her way
the layout will be published in December issues of Scrap Street magazine!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall is here

The trees only now started to change their color and the mornings don't feel like I would want to run around in short sleeves anymore. It will be probably two more weeks until there will be a beautiful display of all the warm hues around us...

and just in time: new kit from Design by Heather T. at The Digichick - Fall Whispers

my pages:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Street Vibrations

Several photos from an event the last week: Street Vibrations, Reno, NV, which attracts thousands and thousands of Harley Davidson fans, including the one I have at home. :)

My personal bodyguard for the past 19 years

Biker's Girl
(on Dad's bike for the first time)

Virginia City, NV, is a popular destination not only for the biker crowd