Saturday, April 11, 2009

After Some Technical Difficulties...Happy Weekend!

Hi Everyone! I really intended to post this for Friday, but I was having problems getting my pictures to turn out decently. My DH has a great camera, thanks to me ( I talked him into getting it last year because he has always loved photography) which I use to photograph my cards. I don't know a thing about the camera - my brain only has so much space and I have decided not to waste it with camera knowledge when I can just use my DH's brain (just kidding, but really it's so much easier just to have him fix all of the settings!) Every time I needed to photograph a card I set a box up on the couch, under my OTT light, draped it with a white pillow case, set up the tripod (fussing for 5 to 10 minutes everytime to set it to the right height) then snapped the picture. All of a sudden all of the pictures looked awful. Plus it took forever for one picture because of all of the set-up. I made a change today that is better, but not perfect. I bought a white plastic storage container about the size of a shoe-box that I can easily sit on the table next to the window (and that height is much better for the tripod, too.) How do the rest of you take your card photo's?

The other issue I am having today is that Blogger reader is not updating any of the blogs I am following. It says there is nothing new when I can see there is something new that i haven't read. THis is all new to me, so if someone else has had this problem and knows what is wrong, please let me know!

So, on to my card for today!

I used Susie Suprise, one of the new releases from The Greeting Farm. I love her delighted expression! THe DP on the card is Shabby Princess ( red polka dot) and Daisy D's (large polka dot and stripe). I colored Susie with Copics:

Skin: E00,E11,R81
Hair: E25,E27,E29
Clothes and Balloons: R81,R83,R27,R29,BG11,BG45,BG72,Y000,Y00,Y02, C1,C3

Also, I just want to remind everyone about the big New Release Blog Hop from The Greeting Farm and Club Anya on the 15th. If you haven't signed up to participate, or want more details go HERE.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!
:-) Traci


Kim said...

Cute,cute card! Love that stamp and i love the way you used the circles in the background with the ballons in the image goes so well together. Sorry about your blogger woes. Don't have a clue about the blogger stuff. I can barely get what I have to work.

Heather Schlatter said...

Ooooo I love the way you used Labels 4 Nesties!!! Janna just got them for me for my Birthday and I love them!!!

You did a great job with this cute stamp too!!! I love all the papers you choose and your coloring and colors are so so good as always!!!


crafty amy said...

Well all that fuss was well worth it as it is a brilliant card yet again. I just love the colours of her skirt it really works the the papers perfectly

X Amy X

crafty amy said...

Oh by the way what is your email as maybe able to help you out with Polly craft stamps if you really want them :)

X Amy X

Maria said...

Hey Traci. . .sorry to hear about the camera problems. I've got my picture taking down path! One shot each. After posting so many cards, I've gotten tired of being fussy about the photos. LOL! Well, your picture turned out beautiful.

Awww, Susie is a cutie for sure, especially your Susie. Such pretty colors and I love the pretty color combo that you've used. Very vibrant colors! Awesome job on your card!!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


Cheryl Walker said...

Traci, I love how you colored her!!! great job on your card hun!!!

Happy Easter tooo!!!

Randi said...

Traci, your coloring is SO incredible!! The DPs are perfect and I love all the polka dots.

See you at the blog hop!!! I am looking forward to your creations!

Janna said...

Sorry to say but i am probably the worlds' worst photographer! I have a horrible time getting my pictures of my cards to turn out right! I keep threatening to buy a photo tent but haven't gotten around to it.

And I love this card! So, so cut4e! Your coloring is fabulous and I adore the papers! Great layout as well with that gorgeous nestie shape!


Angie said...

CUTE card!!! And I just take my pics in th corner of my desk, with my white walls in the background with my (fake) OTT light shining right on it, or right next to it. If that won't work for whatever reason (like my desk is too messy to take a pic on) then I bring it to my dining room and let the sunlight shine on the card while I snap a photo. OH! The camera is on "AUTO" but I press the little button for it to take "MACRO" pictures and it seems to work nicely. Oh yeah, and it looks like blogger is updating your blogs now. Maybe it was a blogger glitch that they needed to fix.