Saturday, April 19, 2008

a RAK, a Reminder, and a Photo Tip find!!

I have a lot to share with you today.

First, check out this adorable RAK card from Wendy (weebeestampin). I found Wendy's blog just by doing some blog hopping, and I'm so glad I did! She makes REALLY pretty stuff AND she's a sweetheart..takes the time to write me just about every day to say hi and let me know she's around. I'm so glad to have met her, and maybe we'll even meet one day. Turns out she's also in PA...and not too far from me. Adorable card, Wendy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Surprise happy mail like this just makes me smile!

Second, a reminder that I'll be drawing the winner of my blog candy this Monday, April 21st. Be sure to enter your comment, and if you want a second entry, it's your last chance to make a spring-themed card.

Third, I found some really great photo taking tips, thanks for my friend Silke. She rocks, she really does! Totally took time out of her day to help me out. I PM'd her today for some photo advice because lately my pictures have seemed dark and I couldn't consistently get the cool blurred background, which essentially focuses more on the card itself. She gave me some tips on what looks best in the background, suggested that I check the lens (which did help..I think some little fingers got ahold of my camera), AND gave me a link to Kurtis' photo tips off Gina K's blog. Kurtis is THE MAN! Here's the link to his photo tips so you can check them out. The main thing that helped me was to stand back and zoom in. In the past, my photo process was to take numerous pictures in hopes of getting one good one...zooming in, zooming out, standing back, standing closer, changing angles of the card....all in hopes of maybe getting lucky and getting one good pic. I've now taken three good, consistent pictures today thanks to his tips. Just wanted to share with ya!

Hope you're having a great day!


LeAnne said...

Hey, Denise, this card is adorable! Love that Swiss Dots CB!
I love Silke's blog and her cards, too. Everything looks so professional! BTW, I would like to link your blog to mine, since I am updating it. Is that okay?

silke said...

Denise - the pictures you have exchanged do look much better - not that they looked bad before, but you can tell the difference!!!
I'm glad the link to Kurtis helped...and you can ask me any question anytime!!!

Wendy said...

Your welcome for the card. I knew it would make you smile! :) Incase you didn't are the one who granted me with the wish of those Elzybell's images from the Wish Rak Forum. Thank you so much & enjoy the card!

BTW, your picture looks fabulous! I will be visiting Kurtis's page soon to get some tips on watermarks. I don't know how to use them but think it's about time I started. Thanks for the tips!