Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2 scoops

Who knew I had magical powers and could make things disappear? Especially if such things involve two scoops of gelato. Who knew that while purchasing such glamourous bulk sized items at Costco: diapers, baby wipes, bottled water and toilet paper you could also enjoy such goodness in a waffle cone?
Who knew that in the summer your inner lazy self grabs the reigns and takes over, forcing you to steer clear of anything but enjoying sunshine. The long list of diy's and fun things to make over the weekend is untouched because instead I just played and lazied around. I am not saying this as a bad thing just reporting. :)

I started up answering your questions again.
Dear Lizzy,
I've been following your blog everyday for a year now and I have to say I looove the inspiration I can always find there. One of the things that I adore about your blog are the pictures. I would like to know which PS actions do you usually use for the pics on your blog? I love the faded almost vintage feel they always have, they look so full of color still but slightly washed out. Thanks, Vilmarie

Hi Vilmarie,
For most of my photos I use Totally Rad Actions & I also like Maggie Holmes action set. They both have a mix of actions where you can get that vintagey feel you are looking for.
For the photo above I used the Totally Rad actions: Boutwell Magic Glasses, one of the Get Faded and Select o Sharp to sharpen up just bits of it.
The picture below of Collin is straight out of the camera. So have fun this summer using the sun to brighten and fade your photos at the same time. I shot the below picture at f2.0 and then I am very low to the ground so that the light can leak in and brighten up the frame. (email me more questions at elizabeth.kartchner@gmail.com)

I posted the winner of the Ruche giveaway... Speaking of Ruche I love the yellow eyelet hem dress I got from there. Whenever dresses and skirts have pockets they win me over. Quite comfy too I must add.
Lately, I am working on my next Something Splendid class!
Also working on the next Dear Lizzy line of products for winter CHA!
Watching Lola roll all over the living room.
Getting pretty good at chasing kids at the pool.
Still laughing about going to the local carnival with my date, Cleetus. We got the weirdest looks and some funny footage.
What are you up to lately??

30 comments:

Sara & Mike said...

love the question and answer! i was wondering the same thing.

elizabeth kartchner said...

Thanks! I'm glad... :)

Amy said...

Love it! I have been playing with my camera this summer also with the sun and the manual modes! And working with a zoom lens at my son's motocross races... I think I need a tripod!! Or more practice :)
Thanks for the inspiration!

Overjoyed Ink said...

I love your blog as well!
Now about what I am doing....not to brag or anything, but I get to go scrapbook for four days this thursday at the Scrap Inn in San Diego. I am sooo excited. I always get so much done. And I have a lot of catching up to do!
Thanks for all your inspiration. I always bring your book with me....love it!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Awesome Amy! Tripods are definitely nice to have. :)
Motoraces sound like a blast... I need a boy. ;)

elizabeth kartchner said...

Have fun Overjoyed Ink... sounds like a blast! I will be in San Diego next month so I will have to check out Scrap Inn.

stephanie said...

I am always excited to see what inspiration you will have on your blog posts, whether it's fun colors in your outfit, great angles for your photos or amazing scrap projects!

I am in the middle of a move, so lately I have been packing and driving, driving and packing.... At least in the end we will be much closer to family!

LoriLou said...

Oh, hurray! Another class! I'll be on pins and needles to find out which it is. ;) Guess I better get busy on my envelope class...

I know what you mean about the sunshine. I watch from work, and it's all I can do to stay at my desk. After I get home, I just want to do nothing, but watch the kids play. Bliss.

Juanna Hope Sia said...

thanks for the q & a! was wondering the same too. love your photos, always so bright and cheerful. sorry for asking again but are the actions you have mentioned the same for the very first photo in this entry? thanks!

brandy said...

here is a question for ya.
i just got a dslr camera and i was wondering where you learned to take quality pictures? my goal is not to shoot in auto, i want to learn manual, you have any tips?

Kerri Lorenson said...

Oh my gosh. I adore your blog. Where oh where is that gorgeous turqoise ring you are wearing from? It is wonderful!

bellablue said...

I love your blog and am very inspired by your everyday happenings! Cleetus is my hero!!!! You're a lucky gal! :D

Sue A said...

Hope we can see the new episode of Cleetus soon....

Pam's Place said...

Here's another fan of your blog!
I love the inspiration and the cute pictures of your girls you post. I'm on pregnancy leave right now, baby is due in 2 weeks, so i'm kinda waiting around here for anything to happen! (and scrapbooking alot, now I still have the time!)

Stephanie Howell said...

e-how tall are you? b/c every single ruche dress looks like it would barely cover my butt!

Amanda said...

enjoying HOT summer days with the kiddos, family and friends.
totally love your outfits! and that your husband takes pictures of you all the time. awesome!

Lisa said...

OMG that dress is SOOOOO cute. I'm thinking everything you wear is so stinking cute. So tell us Dear Lizzy, do you work hard on getting that sweetness adorable figure back after THREE babies, or just good genes? Love your blog, love all the inspiration, the pics, love it all...alittle bliss to my everyday no matter good or bad. THIS always makes me feel better...keep it coming:)

Altaira said...

im in the same boat as Stephanie above me - Im 5'8" and all the dresses on the Ruche site look like they would be super short on me! loving the yellow dress - so summery :)
when will Cleetus be posting?
and as for what I have been up to - volunteering as the craft mom at my 4 year old's summer camp one day a week, watching a baby girl roll all over the floor to get where she wants to go and trying to get started on summer projects around the house (but instead of working on projects i visit your blog for some crafty goodness).

cinback said...

Love the yellow dress!

Joanne said...

I just bought your book and i'm super excited:) thank you.

Hallie Weibel said...

I'm so glad you fessed up to being lazy this summer! I'm a teacher, and I feel like I should be accomplishing much more with my time off, but I've been lazy as well.

Lately, I've been reading lots, scrapping some, running my son to ragball, swimming lessons, and summer school, camping, and just enjoying a break from it all! Enjoy your lazy time (especially with 3 little ones)!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Hey Stephanie,

I'm probably 5'6" when I'm not slouching... or maybe 5'5"... who knows.

But yeah, I was happily surprised at the length of that dress.
A lot of their dresses are shorter so I wear them with leggings and more like a tunic.

How tall are you Steph? You're pretty tall right? xo

elizabeth kartchner said...

Joanne,

YAY!!! :) I love it. teehee

Wendy said...

Where did you get the super cute necklace? I love the colors - they are perfect for summer!

Thanks,
Wendy

Brittany said...

You guys are too cute for words!

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Scented Candle said...

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