I know! Lots to talk about. I have been busy, thats for sure. I finished off my final project for Portrat Photography, submitted it and also showed my work to my classmates on the last day of class. It got a little stressful in the end. I had about 85 portraits and had to choose 20 of the best ones to submit for my portfolio. During that time I also had a print made of another photo, matted it, framed it, submitted it to the student art show and ended up with one of the "coveted red dots" next to my name
and that red dot means my photo is going to be on display in a public gallery(exclusive to the students chosen from the show) at Calumet Photo in Manhattan for 2 weeks this summer! I am totally stoked! This is a great way for many, many people to see your work and possibly buy it. Wow.....just wow. Someone pinch me, please!
I tried a new company for photo prints last week. I'm sure many of you have heard of mpix. I have too, but I had never thought of using them to print my personal 4"x6" or 5"x7" photos that I use for scrapping. My final project for class was a portfolio of portraits of the members of a pipe & drum band. Yep, bagpipes and kilts. As a thank you for posing for me I offered each of them an 8"x10" print of their choice that they can choose from a private gallery I have. I was extremely pleased with the trial run with mpix and will use them for portraits from now on.
I got away for a 12 hr crop a couple of Saturdays ago. It was a different group of people than my usual crew. I got a lot done, probably because I sat with 2 people I didn't know.
This is a Basic Grey kit. I modified it a little bit in the title. I believe it is a Kelly Goree design.
This is also a Basic Grey kit, also modified a bit to suit my needs.
The following 2 layouts are from Janine at The Scrapbook Diaries.
I love Janine's work. I modified these 2 layouts a little too. She had some odd dimensions for the photo mats, so I cut them to make it easier to add photos later.
I think I forgot to show this project I worked on at a weekend crop in January...or maybe it was March. I had a few used Starbucks gift cards in my wallet, and rather than reload them or throw them away, I decided to use them in some kind of craft. So I pulled out my Bind-it-all which hasn't seen the light of day in probably 2 years.
I had asked one of the girls at my favorite Starbucks store save me some used gift cards that customers gave up. Lily is a gem! She must have saved 20 cards for me in 2 days.
So I made a mini memo pad.
This was just a trial run to see how it looks. I have to use copy paper for them because the cardstock is just too thick and you wouldn't be able to tear it from the pad if you needed to. I used a gift card on both sides. This one has the same gift card on the front and the back.I'll be working on these from time to time and giving them to friends and family.
I got an email a couple of weeks ago from The Button Farm inviting me to join their kit club. I waivered back and forth because I already belong to Cocoa Daisy and I was having a hard time justifying the expense of a second kit club. So after a couple of weeks I decided to take a 6 month subscription with The Button Farm and I will stop my Cocoa Daisy subscription for that period of time. I know I would much rather have the paper kits in the long run, but I really wanted to try The Button Farm club. I have always loved Angela's work and love the end result of her creations. My first kit arrived on Wednesday
It was packaged quite nicely
I am saving it for another crop, and that will be either in June or July. I'm looking forward to playing with it.
I am slowly gathering my supplies and clothes I need for my Tanzania trip in August. I sent off my visa application and got my seat assigned for the plane ride. I still have to get my second set of travel shots in June and a couple of prescriptions and I am all set to go. I am so looking forward to this trip!
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