Friday, June 24, 2011


I'm new to photography, I've taken a couple of Katrina's online classes, a couple of Elisha Snow's classes at BPC, read a couple of photography books and I practice alot, I mean ALOT! So I am very excited to see my photo of Daisy and her babies on the CY365 blog today.  : ) 
A big Thank You to Kathleen for choosing my photo.

5 on Friday...

1. OK! the antibiotics did not help, it was not strep. I googled my symptoms and was sure that I had tonsillitis. So I went to see the Dr. last week and found out that I had a majorly inflamed right tonsil and a middle ear infection in my right ear. She prescribed another round of antibiotics. That's like 3 rounds in one month. Geesh! I am happy to say that I'm feeling better but I'm still having a bit of swallowing issues with the tonsil. If I'm still having issues on Monday I will be calling the Dr. for another appointment.
2. I used to tumble but now I'm pinning. Pinning seems to be much more addictive.
3. I attended my first Creative Memories party last night. Nice but pricey!
4. I'm contemplating doing this again. I've taken pictures for it a couple of times. The first time I just flat out gave up on completing the album and the second time my MIL passed away.
5. We are planning on going here this weekend if the weather permits. Its been real windy, a bit chilly and we are expecting rain for the weekend. I'm wondering what happened to Summer?

Have a Happy Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Prompt #25: Tradition...My daughter and Grandson (her nephew) get their picture taken together on the same rock every year during our annual Zoo trip.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finally Completed i book...

Sometime in January I signed up for a class over at Kinseys blog all because I wanted to make an i book. I had the pp I wanted to use (remember to buy a couple of sheets of pp if you really like them). I found some AC thickers to go with the pp at the local Archivers and I ordered a few colors of washi tape from an Etsy vendor. I also lifted a binder thingy from work. Shhhh...don't tell. I then cut the chipboard for the front and back covers and printed the forms for the inside of the book. Sometime in mid March I put the book together except for the AC thickers and just left it sitting on my desk. A couple of weekends ago the husband was away for a weekend and my sister and I got together to scrap and I finally completed it and a couple of other file folder items. I'm not sure why it took me so long to complete it but I've been told that I'm a wee bit picky when it comes to scrapping and when you see the simpleness (is that a word) of this book you will agree. Atleast I can check one thing off of my scrappy to do list.  : )

Sunday, June 19, 2011

May Merriment-Week 4...

Week 4...all outdoor photos for me. I haven't been feeling well so I missed one photo for the week and I also used the plane/blue photo for 2 prompts therefore I only have 5 photos for my collage instead of 7. I did take all of my photos in May and even though I'm a couple of photos short I'm still giving myself credit for completing this project. I had alot of fun playing with different settings on my camera and I plan to play along with CY365 soon. 

Friday, June 17, 2011


Prompt #24: Blue...A blue heron that frequents the retention pond behind our house.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I've been sick and slow so I'm a week behind in posting my 52 photos. This is last weeks prompt and the picture was actually taken last week. It's been a little chilly here this week. I'm ready for it to warm up again. I'm trying something new (to me) uploading from Flickr and my Iphone. I'll get this thing figured out yet or I should say Charlie (my daughter) will get this thing figured out. She's very helpful. : )
Prompt #23: Polaroid...The temp in my car one day this week was 111 but by the time I got my phone out it had dropped to 108. The car was even parked in a shaded area.
I phone photo, originally uploaded by Susi B1
Via Flickr:

Friday, June 3, 2011

5 on Friday...

1. I've been sick for about 1 week. Strep throat...anitbiotics, tylenol, ibuprofen, tons of kleenex and popcicles. Totally ruined my 3 day weekend. I'm getting better...thank God!
2. Last week my May Merriment photos did not go well. I only have a few photos for the week. I'm wondering if I should just do the prompts now that I'm feeling better and call it done. I am also behind on my Power Scrapping class. Woe is me!
3. We saw Daisy (the duck) this week. She and 7 of the little ones seem to be doing just fine. : )
4. We now have (2) Robins (named Rosey & Ralph) with a couple of babies. I've tried to get a photo of them feeding the babies but I can't seem to get it right. I read up on it a bit last night and will try again this weekend. It really is sweet to watch them feeding the little ones.
5. Our annual Zoo trip is tomorrow. Looks like its going to be a hot one with temperatures in the 90's. Our Zoo has a new Tiger exhibit this year and hopefully the Tigers will be out and about so that we can actually see them.

Have a Happy Weekend,
Love & Hugs,

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Prompt #22: Square...My daughter helping me out this week with the 'L7' square. Thanks Charlie!