Friday, August 29, 2008

Extraction Tutorial

My dear Spraground GF Veevs got a bunch of us out of our seats and 'goin again! She has sparked tutorials and the first one has been presented by Lynne. I used PSE 6 which has a Magic Extraction option. WOW! Easy! Well, I had never done an extraction, but I am pleased with the results.





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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Can one Post Possibly Cover the Summer?

Can one Post Possibly Cover the Summer..., NOPE!

Jim & I have been on the road traveling in our motor home since the beginning of Aug. We have been seeking cooler temperatures and found it a lot cooler at Mt. Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's one of our favorite places, lots of nice motorcycle riding on the Parkway. This is a LO using a Ali Edwards Template and AVictoria Pina Papers both available at Designer Digitals.

The huge event of the summer was Chris and Jada's wedding. AND the wonderful news that they are expecting. DS Chris being a father was something I never thought would possibly happen. We are all so thrilled, a gift from God. I will have to post a couple of photos of the wedding.

Jane & Wyatt were able to come and spend a weekend with us on the Parkway before we left for the AMCA meet in Davenport, Iowa.

Wyatt earned his Junior Ranger Badge; he was very proud of his certificate and badge.

We hiked, roasted marshmallows, all of the camp out fun.

Our first adventure when we left FL was to attend a ride in Bat Cave, NC. Yes, there really is a place with that name! We stayed at an RV park in Hendersonville, NC. Hendersonville is right in the middle of NC apple country. The area is gorgeous!

Endless roads lead to endless discoveries.

Above--Blog Frames by lanne available at Shabby Miss Jenn.

The area is also famous for peaches. I was so happy to find lots of just picked fruits and veggies for sale.

Well, here we are in Davenport and coming here seeing all the Interstate signs to Chicago really made me emotional recalling the great time at out first Spraguefest.

I think that pretty well covers the biggies for the summer. I know I didn't say anything about the awesome time I had in Chicago. It was perfect and unlike anything I have ever done!

Oh, I did buy a Canon 40D but have only taken a few pics with it. It is heavy, but very sleek.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Great Giveaway at Cotton Candy by Natalie

Natalie at Cotton Candy by Natalie is currently having a contest to give away one of her fabulous camera straps!

I love this one!

All of her straps are awesome! Check them out here!

I got to see her awesome straps in person at the Spraguefest 08 in Chicago. Her MIL Digital Deb was there.

I hope I can do a better job keeping this blog up!

Right now, we are in Hendersonville, NC, for a vintage road run tomorrow and Sunday. After that we are headed to the Parkway with no internet service, but hey two posts in one day! Gotta have some credit for that!

Happy days!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Trying to Blog Catch Up!

This is a photo I posted at

The photo is a mid-week challenge in the Digital Photography class being taught by Candice Stringham. I love the class and this week is the last week. I feel like I have learned so much! The course was perfectly paced and got me off of auto and actually using the creative modes! Yah!

I bought a new digital camera, a Canon 40D. Love it, but I have a lot to learn about it.