Monday, December 14, 2009

He's making a list & checking it twice

Good thing Avery still has about 11 1/2 days until Christmas because after this weekend she might be on the naughty list. ;) Actually, only when we leave the house does she decide to turn into an angry little elf... and who wouldn't? For one it's freezing, snowy & slushy. I guess that's 3 reasons. Honestly though, she's our little weester & we love her so. She definitely knows how to use that charm.
The other day I was messing around with a special effects lens-lensbaby. After seeing what my friend Noel did with the lens I wanted to try out some shapes. I hand cut a heart from a circle to use with an aperture disk. It transforms all lights into that shape. I'm gonna mess around with some other fun shapes too.
Love how it reflects on the window.

This Fall I will be teaching at Teresa Collin's Inspiration Unlimited event. I met Teresa probably about 7 years ago at a CKC convention. She is such a sweet, genuine lady and we were instant friends. In August she emailed me, asking if I'd teach at her event. I am thrilled! It's at the Green Valley Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada on September 24-26th 2010. Click here for more details.

18 comments:

Rachel M said...

What a beautiful effect, I really love that photo!

Kim said...

I love this and have a lensbaby on my xmas list (I hope I am on the "good list" can you explain how you did this effect so I can try it out! ;) Thanks!

Robyn said...

Why must you make me want one of those LensBabies more than I do? Love those hearts! Darling! Hope your doing well! Hugs!

Tiffany said...

Oh those little 3 years olds. Mine might be on the naughty list too...lol. She is a screamer. heeeeee!

Love that effect. So precious. Can't wait to play with my photos.

Darin, Jenn and Ivy said...

Ok so I showed the photographer in my family (NOT me) this and he showed me a link on how to do get those cute hearts without a LensBaby. http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_create_your_own_bokeh.
It looks easy enough for me to even try. Oh and my mom took your online class last month and loved it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Esther said...

LOVE the hearts in that photo! So cute.

Carol said...

YAY!!!! Someone is FINALLY coming to Las Vegas!!! Yea Vegas baby! Gonna go look into this event NOW!

Starr said...

I'm sure she'll be back on Santa's good list on time :)

Love those photo effects!

Rhonna Farrer said...

aww...but, she's sooo cute! :)
you're a darling mom...love this photo...you go, Lensbaby!
& woot!
I wanna go to IU!
xox
r

Brock Family said...

Awesome pictures and Avery is adorable in them! I know what you mean about the naughty list! I have a 2 1/2 year old and some days are just tough, but like you said, you just gotta love them! ;-)
Corey,
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Kelsey and Riley said...

i LOVE those hearts! how fun.

Lexi said...

so beautiful! Will definitely have to check that out!
I would also be interested in knowing what dies you use for your fabric flowers. I have a hunch that santa is bringing me an epic six and I would love to have a few suggestions for him in the die cut department ;)
Thanks!!

Kami said...

What a cool effect! I need a Lens Baby if just for the name. ;)

{VICKI} said...

The photos are too cool!

Tami said...

Wow!! I love that lensbaby and the aperture kit. I've heard of it but hadn't seen it in actions. Hmm.... Is it too late to put it on my christmas list?? Thanks for sharing!

Erin Bassett said...

So glad you'll be at IU this year. It was such a blast last year & this yr is going to be even better!!

Janna said...

Love your lensbaby pic. I have one, but I don't pull it out very often. Thanks for posting, you reminded me that I need to pull it out and take some pics of my kids by the tree with it. I tried to click on your link to see what Noel did, but the link doesn't work. Love your blog. Your kids are both so adorable, and you and Collin both have a wonderful talent with capturing them at their best in photos. Many times your pics inspire me to set up similar shots of my boys.

Winter said...

What a neat effect! I love the hearts! :)