Sep 11, 2014

Remembering Flight 93

Today I'm remembering my flight attendant friends I lost September 11th, 2001 and celebrating the beauty of their lives and friendships. I'm honoring the sacrifice made day to keep Americans safe. I'm thankful to the Police and Firefighters who ran into the towers to save those they could. Thank you. And friends you will always remain close to my heart. 

Sep 8, 2014

Capture Life Photography Workshop Giveaway

I'm so excited for today's post! My friend Rebecca Cooper is teaching a photography workshop at Big Picture Classes this Fall and registration is now open! Learn about what you can expect in the Capture Life Workshop and scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a free spot in the class!

Every photo tells a story, no matter how technically perfect it is. Now in this 12-week workshop with celebrated photographer and scrapbooker Rebecca Cooper, you can learn to do both—tell better stories with the pictures you take of your everyday life and improve your technical photography skills.

You'll finally be able to capture moments as beautifully as you see them, and maybe even infuse them with a little bit of magic.

In October, you'll learn to Capture the Everyday. In November, you'll learn to Capture Beauty. In December, you'll learn to Capture the Holidays.

Rebecca will share the specific tools, tricks, and ideas she uses to create the lovely, fresh, nostalgic look she's known for. She'll walk you through her process start to finish—from creative beginning to post-processing end. Here's your chance to use her workflow as a foundation for developing a process that works for you.

Today I'm giving away a seat in Rebecca's 2014 photography workshop, Capture Life. It's easy to enter, simply follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway closes Thursday at Midnight. Winner will be announced Friday September 12th.

Sep 3, 2014

project life the beauty in simplicity

Often times when I'm putting my Project Life pages together I find myself stressed over what embellishment I want to add to a pocket and I need a quick reminder that it's not about the extra fluff,  but the story and photo that goes into the pocket instead. Don't get me wrong I love stickers and some flair just as much as the next girl, but sometimes it's not just worth the headache. I want to share with you my album I did using a core kit, photos, and the page protectors. I'm calling it Project Life the beauty in Simplicity.

One of my favorite Project Life albums that I have ever done was from our summer that we spent at the beach in 2011. Vacations can be hard to scrapbook, so I decided to take the less is more approach so I could get it done. When Becky announced they are going to retire the Amber collection, I knew I wanted to share my album with you on my blog. (This album was previously featured on old website that can no longer be accessed)

The colors of the Amber Core Kit were perfect for my beach vacation! Each time I look at this album I'm reminded of the beauty in simplicity and things don't have to be extra complicated to be beautiful!
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