Friday, January 23, 2009

i heart dimples


One of my goals this year is to take better photos & to expand my knowledge of my camera as well as Photoshop. I noticed from the giveaway post that a lot of you share the same desire & have goals along the same lines. If your goal is to take a photo-a-day not only will you have an awesome glimpse of your life by the end of the year but you will in turn become a better photographer. Well, that's what we hope right?
Craft time is one of our favorite times of our day, next to the numerous snack times. This particular afternoon we were painting with watercolors. She loves it and Woody enjoys to sit and watch too! :)
I wasn't loving the shots I was getting so I sat on the kitchen floor. One of my goals to getting better photos is to explore new angles and sitting on the kitchen floor was a great way to mix up the daily shots I capture at our kitchen table.

"Create inspiring, noble & righteous goals that fire your imagination & create excitement in your heart." Joseph B. Wirthlin
In the January CK I share with readers a magnetic board full of goals for this year. I have photos of the basic categories then there's a clip where I've written then hung more of the specific details. I'm not that great at New Year's Resolutions but this way I can switch out my goals if something is completely unattainable and reevaluate each month.
(To see more check out the January Creating Keepsakes.)
Last year was a great one for goals:
Have a baby. check
Sing at the top of my lungs with Coldplay. check
Start a column in CK. check
Eat my weight in cookie dough. double check

I can feel this year will be a great one too!
Wall Decals: Found at Blik
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Details added to magnets: found here

28 comments:

Astrid said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts...and I certainly love looking at your photos! I just read the manual that came with my camera in hopes of some day taking good photos.

I have a question...do you scrapbook every day? How are you inspired on days when you feel less than inspirational? I'm struggling with my scrapbooking- I go for several months feeling uninspired and my stack of photos grows out of control. Do you have any techniques? I can sit and stare at my photos for hours and not come up with anything.

Thanks!

Tina said...

Love your blog and can I say you have a beautiful little family...I have an award for you on my blog - no stress but thought you might like to see it...I love your eye for style and how it intertwines in your art work and your home style (from what I can see in the pictures)

have a fabulous day

Scrappy Girl said...

Love that little pony tail...I am going to be "photo-copier" and try scootin' around in the floor later too. Thanks for the tip! Love the dream board. My 13 year old daughter and I plan to make one with our dreams and goals...we just can't seem to find a bulletin board with a white frame...I am all about the white in my scrap room...LOL!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Also my resolution, to take better photos and try new angles. So far I've sat on the floor, actually have layed down on the floor, stood on chairs, and bent sideways...oh, what we do for our art! I LOVE your board and that nothing is set in stone, they can all be reevaluated and changed. Great ideas and inspiration!!

-Sarah

Sara Ancich said...

great lighting- check
awesome photo- check
cute long ponytail-check!

Brooke said...

I was so inspired by your goal board in CK - I bought a frame to create one for myself (with very similar goals, actually) but I haven't been able to get pictures of everything yet. Random question for you - do you do yoga at home? I would love to start but I have no idea what I'm doing. If you know of any good beginner dvds, do share! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas - I think the board is a perfect idea to have a visual going with each goal.

tracyb said...

i have been reading your blog for almost a year now and this is the first time i have commented. i just have to tell you how much i loved your "bring your pages to life" in feb's ck mag. i have subscribed to the magazine for years now and it is my absolute favorite !!! i am so inspired by the subject, your journaling tips and the layouts themselves. i am so excited to incorporate your ideas into my own stories. thank you, thank you, thank you. and seriously, my very favorite ck article ever!!! you rock!

Kelley said...

I just have to tell you, that you are AMAZING! I get so excited when I see that you have a new post. You inspire me and I admire you SO MUCH! Thanks for always being so kind and sharing all your wonderful ideas. I can't tell you enough how great you are :P

susette said...

Avery is just so stinkin cute. Look at all that hair in the pony tail. My little girl at that age still looked like a little boy for lack of hair.

Cassie said...

I think I have the same kitchen light fixture!

Lindsay said...

I love your blog!! I love the wall decals!! You have the most BEAUTIFUL family! and I love the quote by Elder Worthlin

Mel said...

This may be a stupid question...but where did you get the magnetic board? I've been looking for one, but I need a large size...those seem hard to find. Thanks in advance! I heart dimples too..my son has one on each side. :) Your kiddos are sure cute.
Melissa
OKC, OK :)

Marfa said...

Her dimples are SO cute. Rainboots and that little flower hair clip...such fashionable lil girl! I always love to see your latest photos! Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

Those dimples do make the heart melt!
It is my goal, to somehow, get a great camera, that has been my dream for 7 years now?.. and to a-get Photoshop and b-master it! Somehow, the needs of the kiddos always come first :) One day, one day..

charity said...

honestly liz, great idea for goals! like little mini vision boards ;).

btw, I'm craving a tea party.

Aartee said...

She is too cute and I love the goal board!

Michelle (from Ky) said...

I loved that article. I am not the best at year long goals, I need aomehting more immediate, so I decided to put a little board in my bathroom so I can see my goals everyday. The idea is to change it each month.

Got the idea from your article, thanks!

jo said...

too cute! is she teasing you by putting the paintbrush in her mouth???

If you have a toddler, you are at the right place. said...

Great pictures and I love the goals board!

If you have a toddler, you are at the right place. said...

Great pictures and I love the goals board!

s a n s k u :) said...

Cute photos!

Julie said...

Love your blog! Way cute ideas!

Kass Martin said...

Your blog is so fun. I love all the great creative projects you have, great photos as well, great style, great kids, great hubby...the list goes on and on. Your little Quincy is getting so big. I think she's a little girl Collin. What a doll.

Lisa V. said...

I love those cute green boots she's rockin'! That little sweetheart has your eyes too.
Love your blog! thanks for sharing a little bit of yourself with us!

SheriYates said...

wow - you are so organized. all my photos are in FRAMES ON THE FLOOR of my master bedroom. Someday, if I can find you again, I am going to take a picture and post it so you can just see how organized you are! amazing!

Michelle (from Ky) said...

I love reading your blog, but I have a question. How did you get those awesome scrolls on your wall? Did you use a die cut machine and some of that self adhesive vinyl? I just bought a Silohuette, I would love to do that!

Thanks!

em ♥ russ said...

avery looks like a 5 year old, i can't handle it! what happened to wittle avemeister?

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