Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I need to learn how to use my doggone camera...

I see the new "it" thing on blogs is to do closeups of parts of your pictures. While I probably could go in and crop to focus on things...I'm not sure if my pictures are high enough quality that closeups would work. And I'm sure I have the ability to focus on one part, but worry that my camera-taking skills are not as stellar as they should be. In any case!

My husband was playing with Cameron a few weeks ago and realized that Cameron thought it was a hoot to have his two favorite toys on top of his head. The picture on the left is Mr. Octopus, which is part of his Baby Einstein Baby Gym. The one on the left is Mr. Elephant, which is the best 5 bucks I've spent since this child arrived. You pull on a tab and it vibrates. Its like live-action entertainment, and Cameron is completely fascinated with this toy. He'll talk to it, smile, giggle, coo at it, quite funny to watch!

So these two pages took FOREVER to do. I just decided to do some indepth things to it. The word "toys" was stamped, then the letters cut out. The letters were sized for Nestabilities, and both the small square and the scalloped sqare were cut and embossed. Then I added the ribbon on both sides...then the brads...then the journaling...and at this point I realized that I wanted the doggone photos to be layered on cardstock. Oh well. Live and learn!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Uhhhhh......no clue. I know I used an In-Color, is it Aqua Breeze? Did I make that name up?!?! Then the patterned paper is just something I picked up at Michael's.
Ink: Whatever Aqua color noted above....sheesh, for a demonstrator, you'd think I would know my stuff. Nope!
Accessories: Various Ribbon (again, no clue...whatever boxed stuff you can get in baby themes! Lord, this supplies list is so ridiculously vague!!), silver eyelets, Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities, Basic Black Marker

Well here is my first attempt at including a crop version to show some more detail. Sort of hard to see the embossing detail of these squares...but trust me, its there!

Isn't my boy a cutie???


scubasubie said...

wow those scallop borders are PERFECT! you have mad skills. love the layout too.

Jennifer Magreevy said...

No mad skills here...just perfect Nestabilities scalloped shapes, so they take the guesswork out of being perfect!!

Aji said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.