Friday, February 25, 2011

In Your Own World

Do you have a distracted, lost in his world genious too? Mine probably got that gene from me! :-)
I had no problem whatsoever to find photos of my boy that would work with this kit!

(by Heather T. at Mscraps)

Mind Wanderer

In Your World

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Unpublished layouts

Some pages I made that didn't appear here yet:


Happiness Within
made GSO Feb 17th!

Little Miss Sunshine

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Morning walk

around my garden this morning:


and I thought the spring was here...

It rained on the parade

This years Chinese NY Parade in San Francisco was wet and very cold. We came to the city early and  got lost in the Westfield Mall on Market Street taking pictures. To kill time, we decided to go to see the movie Unknown, with Liam Neeson. A good one.

We were lucky to come to the Union Square Park right when the police were closing off the street we came from, so we got a pretty good spot right by the barrier.  Mind you, all other streets were packed. Even though it was dark, Geary Street was well lit with some mega-light because the parade was being covered by a TV right there. My only complain: too many policemen and security people blocking my view. Maybe I should have asked the police to move elsewhere?

My 85 mm f/1.8 was wonderful for this but I made a mistake of shooting in Av mode and camera was giving me quite low shutter speed which wasn't enough for the moving people. So I apologize, some photos are blurry. For the next time - when it's not raining, of course - I will go for shutter speed set to 1/200 or 1/250 and auto ISO.

I especially loved the kids taking part in this, if you are patient, take time to look at their faces.
Credit for the photos is half mine, half my dear husband's, he was shooting with a wide lens and a fish eye. In case I didn't mention it before: his speciality is panoramic and 360ยบ photos.

oh, yes...and the pictures are here.


Friday, February 18, 2011

New ** New ** New

I  know, nobody likes this line flashing from a list of credits of a layout, showing a meaningless, impersonal photo. Don't worry, I don't use it that way!
Nevertheless, I have to share my page here, made with new products from Heather T, available at Mscraps today: Simple paper pack and a set of templates Big Lots.
What suits me perfectly is the freedom I have when using the templates, making them my own.

My husband lovingly calls our daughter his "offspring". She is his copy. She only got the color of her hair and eyes from me. I'm content with that. Here, they are having some fun on our boat. Did I mention we live in a close proximity of a lake? 15 minutes of drive - with a boat in tow or 15 minutes of walk taking a shortcut through the woods. How cool is that? No view though, who would want to watch and listen all day to some noisy vessels?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Where Home Is

From Nina Scraps (Oscraps) - new kit Home!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Heather rules!

Perfect for putting a date on a layout - in a very original way - Heather's Alpha Dates!

October in Monterey

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heather's spotlight at The Daily Digi!

And one more "Woohoo" for our Heather T.: she is being featured at The Daily Digi where she introduces her new kit Tendresse:


Cute As a Button

It's da Bomb!!

An explosion of blossoms in Heather's new kit Flower Bomb, released today at The Digichick!

Dream Garden 

 Can You Color Love?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mscraps Oscars

I'm nominating (yes, myself lol) these two layouts for Mscraps Oscars, in categories Best Masculine Page and Best Multiphoto Page

Little Pieces of Happiness

Sweet And Soft

A  new kit by Nina Scraps at Oscraps.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mscraps Birthday Bash

Oh my goodness, what a fun weekend!! My favorite place in the digiworld, the famous Madhouse, excuse me - Mscraps, celebrated it's first year of existence with an avalanche of games, challenges and other fun. I was glued to my computer for two days (I'm so lucky to have very understanding husband)  and yet I was barely able to keep up.
Now, my stand towards templates: I don't use templates very often but, I know that I have a special talent for changing and making them my own.  :-))
Here are the pages I made for various challenges:

Make Art (for Template Challenge 1)
GSO !! at ( my second GSO in 3 days)

(for the White Space Challenge)

(for Non-Photo Challenge)

Glamour Girl 2
(Scraplift Challenge)

Counting My Blessings
(Inspiration Challenge)

La Vie En Rose
(Topsy Turvy Challenge)

Love To Live
(Template Challenge 2)

Published at

Do you know that sweet feeling of exhaustion taking all over you? I had a great day skiing and I feel so tired ( it's only 7PM), I'll head over to my cushy bed in 30 minutes.
I just wanted to share that two of my layouts were published in February issue of the Magazine, the  Digital Corner.