Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photo Friday: Sweet Things

Carly Robertson Photo Friday
This past weekend we went to a family wedding, and I thought this photo fit the theme perfectly. This is my husband’s aunt Tina, and her oldest son (the groom), Nicholas. I have known him and his brother Aubrey for about `15 years. I used to work at the daycare they attended. Pretty crazy, I was pregnant with my oldest son Sebastian at that time!! How time flies!!!
 If you haven’t joined in on this challenge, check out Carly’s blog for more details at: 
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Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project 52, 10 on 10 Challenge, and A Day in the Life

This post is a combination of three challenges. Well, sort of. One isn't a challenge, I just thought I'd do it because it sounded like fun. The first is for My 3 Boybarians. The second is Carly Robertson's 10 on 10 Challenge, where we post 10 photos that were taken throughout the day. The third challenge (for me, anyway) was participation in Ali Edwards' A Day In the Life. For that one, you document through photos and journaling.  
It isn't about taking photos of everything, or to journal every minute of your day. It is just capturing the normal, every day things. 
Well, here they are: 

The theme for My 3 Boybarians' Project 52 this week's is True Love.

We has SO MUCH FUN taking these pictures and being silly!!!

& A Day in the Life

4:45 am...Matt getting ready for work...and not wanting his photo taken this early in the day.

Thursday morning duties: 4:50 am...taking out the trash!
Dominic decided to play with my (deep purple!) ink pad. Apparently he thought he'd taste it too.
Notes and to-do lists on the mirror.
Good morning, Dominic!!
 Yay!!! Got to Skype with one of my sisters, Gabriela, and my beautiful nephew, Luciano.
 Listening to Fiesta Criolla on

Another trip to the library and basketball practice clothes for Alex.
 Using this purple corn from Peru to make chicha morada, a VERY popular drink in Peru. You can read more about it here: Not only does it have many healthy benefits, but it also tastes GREAT!!!

I finally got to work on  few cards.
 Sebastian playing with Dominic at Alex's basketball practice. I love how the height difference is so obvious here. (They are 12 1/2 years apart!!) 
 My little basketball player!! (In the blue shirt.) 

Above and below: Preparing dinner!

 Matt made me a photo box (just needs to be covered or painted in white and white fabric needs to be addded in the open areas) and Dominic thought it would be fun to see if he fit in it. Why yes, yes he did.

Have a great day!!

The Art of Poster Design, Assignment 1

I created this for Jessica Sprague's The Art of Poster Design class. I know VERY little about digital design, digital scrapbooking, and SOME techniques in Photoshop Elements. I am learning everything pretty much on my own, trial and error, with a few books (3) I have, and through different resources like Jessica Sprague's site. Another incredibly useful site is Becky Higgins' and Ali Edwards' blogs. There are also TONS of sites and blogs where you can find tutorials on photo editing and designing. So far, I am loving this class. It isn't as difficult as I thought, and Jessica does an AMAZING job explaining each step (this is the second class of hers I have taken). I highly recommend it!!
(I would love to etch something like this onto one of my glasses too!)
For this particular poster, I highlighted the "L" to represent two of my nephews' names- Luciano and Liam.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo Friday Challenge: Love

The theme this week for Carly Robertson's Photo Friday Challenge was Love. I am totally cheating here but  this is what came to mind when I saw the theme. These were taken by my husband on the morning of July 18th, 2010, at the precise moment when our 2 older boys met their baby brother. He was about 24 minutes old. To this day, Sebastian and Alex still look at Dominic with all that love in their eyes. 

Have a great day!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo Friday Challenge: Week 5

 For today's Photo Friday Challenge on Carly Robertson's blog, the theme is animals. This is Marley, our 2 1/2 year old tri-color English Springer Spaniel. This is also one of the few moments when she is still enough to take her picture. She DOES live up to the name Marley, by the way. I think we should have named her Shadow sometimes. Every time we take 2 steps, she is right there at our heels. If we go in one room, she will wait for us right outside the door (that is, if the door is closed). She makes me crazy sometimes, but she is a good dog. The English Springer Spaniel is an excellent breed for active families. Marley loves to run, it is when she looks the happiest (aside from when someone is petting her, because one would think she hadn't seen anyone in a week!). 

Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Photo Friday Challenge: Week 4

The theme for (last) Friday's challenge over at Carly Robertson's blog was shoes. I had my photo ready, with 4 pairs of my shoes, house shoes (that my husband makes fun of!), sneakers, boots and heels. Then, Dominic decided it would be fun to spread binder clips and crackers all over the floor, then stomp all over the crackers as he looked at me and laughed. I was cleaning everything up. and he had gotten into other things...and then stood on top of the Cricut cartridge box to try and climb on top of the desk! I have been trying to get used to learning how to use my Canon Rebel XS in manual mode (I used my 50 mm lens) and had it in my hands when I took this one. Tiny little shoes on top of the (empty!!!) cartridge box. Aaahh...if anything else, my boys give me lots of photo opportunities and laughter!!

Have a great day!!


Project 52: Self Portrait

This week's challenge for My 3 Boybarians' Project 52 Challenge was to take our self only took me about 273 tries (just kidding). I didn't edit this photo very much, just a little. As much as I hate seeing the sun spots on my face, I want to look back at this one year from now and compare the difference. Hopefully one year from now they will be gone!!

I'll be back with another challenge soon and I have some projects to post in the next few days!