Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving Challenges ...

I had such a lovely Thanksgiving. Soooo much food, wine, good conversation and quality time spent with my crazy beautiful family. I hope you all had a great long weekend too. I can't believe it, but I actually found time to scrap! I managed to complete 2 challenges on one layout - The Pretty Committee's 2nd October challenge and Rough Draft's first sketch challenge. I used this Rough Draft sketch by Jemma:

... to create this layout about what makes me beautiful ....

I finally got to play with my Pink Paislee paper and my Heidi Swapp mirrors! So much fun. Sorry the photo quality of the layout isn't the greatest - my camera has been playing mean tricks on me. :o(

xOxOx Stephanie

Saturday, October 11, 2008

fall photos & other randoms ...

It's official. Summer's gone and fall is here. You know autumn has arrived when the UGG boots come out of the closet. *happy sigh* I just LOVE this time of year. My church went apple picking awhile ago, and I thought it would be a fun opportunity to work on improving my photography skills. I *love, love, love* photography and would love to take a course someday ... I'm such a newbie. But I'm pretty pleased with the photos I took and the way they came out. My cousin Tara was my little model. Isn't she gorgeous?!

I still have SO MUCH to learn about photography, but I am just in love with it. I'm also in love with two new songs: "Gone" by TobyMac (a song he wrote to a guy who mistreated one his girl friends. I can relate.) and "Slow Me Down" by Emmy Rossum (which is just so lovely and uplifting, I love it. It reminds me of Enya, only better). Don't you just love finding great music?! *happy sigh again*

Anyways kiddos, I'm off. I hope all you Canadians have an incredible Thanksgiving. We really do have so much to be grateful for ... I'm grateful for my family, my friends, my country, my church and my faith. Mmmm ... I sense a mini-book coming out of this!