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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Photography Class Shots

{Cloudy Day 1}{Cloudy Day 2}
{Sunny Day 1}
{Sunny Day 2}

I am taking a {photography} continuing education class through the local community college. It is a four week class that teaches the basics of photography and how to use your camera. So far I have learned some great tips and tricks, and I have added a ton of things to my photography wish list!
These are some of the shots from last week's homework assignment! The teacher {a local photographer} said that the middle two shots were my best.
So far I still have a lot of questions, but next week some professional are coming in help us learn all the functions of our camera! I am hoping to learn a lot during that meeting.
Have you ever taken a photography class, or do you just learn from experience?!?
UPDATED: I used random.org to select two winners from my SafetyTat giveaway, and the winners are:
Julie from Foursons
Amanda from Popping Out One Letter at a Time
Congrats ladies!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day!

We don't normally make a big deal about St. Patrick's Day. I mean, we wear green so we don't get pinched, but other than that it just isn't a big holiday for us. BUT, when I saw these cupcakes in Family Fun magazine, I knew that I had to make them! They were pretty easy to make {though very time consuming} and the end product is well worth the effort!
I started with a cake mix and store bought frosting.
I used my Wilton food color gels to color about 2/3 cup of batter with each color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. I mixed the cake batter and color together in plastic cups. I used white icing {as clouds} and topped each cupcake off with a gold coin. And the colors turned out amazing! I think one of my favorite parts was the rainbow left on the cupcake wrapper! After making a few rainbow mini cupcakes and a few rainbow regular cupcakes, I got lazy and just did mini cupcakes in solid colors.
I figured I could line them up to look like a rainbow:)
The boys and I also made some SUPER cute shamrocks! I cut three hearts per person with my Cricut and hot glued them together in the shape of a shamrock and the glued on a stem. Then the boys used crepe paper and decorated their shamrocks! SUPER easy and we made it with stuff that we had around the house.

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Version of a Spring Wreath: A Tutorial

I have seen a ton of SUPER cute spring wreaths around blogland lately. A few of my favorite are Jenn's Whimsical Spring Wreath and Linda's Spring Felt Flower Wreath! It has actually been a few months since I have even had wreaths on my front door! So I figured with all that great wreath inspiration, I should get busy on making some new wreaths for my front door.
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