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Monday, November 29, 2010

Alphabet Soup-Letter K

K is for Kiwi

K is for Kissing a Kitty cup
Didn't I tell you that she is in love with this new cup! A few days ago I caught her giving the Hello Kitty kisses during lunch.

K is for Kids will be Kids
Ava figured out that if you stick your finger in peanut butter, you can then use it to get little pieces of apple to stick to you. She was so proud of herself! Ah, the little things in life!

Friday, November 26, 2010

30 Days 1 Thing

Set 5
Nov. 21-25

Day 21
Today we built Hemi her dream house. This one is way more awesome then Barbie's!

Day 22
Hey a little privacy, please!

Day 23
Hemi in a mountain of crayons. We have been very busy crafting.

Day 24
More crafts. Hemi found her way into a pile of colorful Christmas cones. We are going to use these to make a Christmas countdown!

Day 25
I meant to take a picture of Hemi scarfing down some Thanksgiving dinner, but I forgot. Now my hubby has all the left overs at work so we couldn't even stage a shot. :( Oh, well! I did manage to get a photo during bath time.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ladybug Edit

Ashley Sisk posted a gorgeous ladybug edit (well two actually). She made her original available for anyone who wanted to practice editing. Well I need lots of practice, so here it goes!

I have never used someone else's photo for editing practice so it still seems a little strange to me. My work will never compare to Ashley's but hopefully I was able to do her photo justice!

Here's what I did:
1. Crop

2. Selective Color: 
Reds: Cyan -56%, Magenta -4%, Yellow +3%, Black +13%
Black: Black +6%

3. Curves:
RGB: Output 133, Input 102
Blue: Output 45, Input 57

4. Added texture from Shadowhouse Creations (Vintage Canvas2) @47%

5. Removed texture from the ladybug's body (but not legs)

30 Days 1 Thing

Set 4
Nov. 16-20
Day 16
Ava was playing with Hemi (as well as spotted dog and our homemade sock turkey) and happened to walk away and leave this. I think Hemi might have a promising future as a cheerleader!

Day 17
Hemi: A view from above

Day 18
So I missed out on a recent challenge (liquify). I was bummed since I have never tried to use that tool. I decided to give it a shot on my own. I used the bloat tool on Hemi's nose to perform a little rhinoplasty.

Day 19
Hemi had to take a little break. Even models need time to play!
Day 20
Hemi playing the piano. I bet you didn't know she was so talented!

30 days one thing

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Alphabet Soup-Letters I and J

Opps! I forgot about the Alphabet Challenge last week! I am double posting letters this week to catch back up. Sorry, I really don't know how this slipped my mind.

I is for Ice

I is for Incognito
Poor Lucy, she puts up with so much!

J is for Jewelery
A girl can never have to much bling!

J is for Jelly

And this is what Ava does to her PB&J any time I make it for her!

Since I goofed last week, I am leaving you guys with a bonus shot! Okay, really Ava just wanted me to photograph her new cup! It's Hello Kitty and she freaking loves it! :)

Want to see more? Of course you do!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hugs for Henry, Love Lucas

So I am thinking about doing this! I know I'm not the best, and I am still learning and trying to create my own unique "look" for my photos but who cares! I'm going for it! This project is such a great idea! It's going to turn out to be an awesome book! I am so excited! Boy, I hope they let me do it! :)


Monday, November 15, 2010

30 Days 1 Thing

Set 3
Days 11-15

Day 11
Don't worry friends, she's only playing dead! :P

Day 12
Hemi decided she needed a late night snack so she is raiding the fridge!

Day 13
I am not sure what Hemi is up to in this shot. But that bowl does make a cool reflective surface.

Day 14
I am starting to run out of ideas for this project so I asked my daughter Ava what we should do with Hemi. She suggested we photo her in the play tunnel. Ava also wanted in on the action, so she snapped a few shots with her camera.


Day 15
Who you looking at? Hemi and Lucy are having a stare down. Wonder who is going to blink first!

Missed the other sets of photos?
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30 days one thing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 Days 1 Thing

Set 2
Days 6-10

Day 6
Hemi decided to dress up today!

Day 7
Hemi hanging out with some of her other doggie friends.

Day 8
Hemi fell off of the dollhouse roof. Ava is giving her a kiss to make it all better!

Day 9
I tried to tell her that it was a little late in the season to just now be picking out her fall pumpkin!

Day 10
Hemi was feeling vain today and really wanted me to take her picture while she was admiring her beauty. I was having trouble choosing the one I wanted to post, so I posted them both! I hope this isn't cheating.

30 days one thing

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paper Mama Photo Challenge-Food

 This is a picture of Ava from this summer. She was trying to determine the best technique for eating this huge pretzel!

The Paper Mama

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Alphabet Soup-Letter H

H is for Horse
Ava loves her bouncy horse "Neigh Neigh"

H is for Hair straightener
Ah, one of my best friends :P

H is for Heat
Yup, it's that time again folks!

Want to see more? Of course you do!

Friday, November 5, 2010

30 Days 1 Thing

Photos from Nov. 1-5, 2010

Ava absolutely loves my parents dog, Emma. She talks about her nonstop! While we were in TN, we happened to find a small toy dog that looks somewhat like Emma and Ava loves it, too! Ava still can't say Emma so she calls her Hemi (her version of Emmy)! I decided to use Hemi dog as my object for the 30 Days 1 Thing challenge. I will be posting my photos in 5 day intervals! 

Here's the real Hemi (Emma)!

And here's the first set of Hemi photos!
Day 1:
Introducing Hemi 

Day 2:
Hemi and Ava playing in the dollhouse. Hemi is attempting to make it up the stairs.

Day 3:
I found Hemi sitting in the dollhouse like this, this morning. I don't know what she is doing exactly. Perhaps she is giving that other dog a bath!

Day 4:
Hemi sneaking a little snack from Lucy's bowl.

Day 5:
Hemi hanging out in one of our many toy buckets after night time clean-up time.

30 days one thing