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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Niagara Falls - #VantagePoint

American Falls - Niagara

Recently I learned about the light.co #VantagePoint project where photographers are challenged to share their favorite photo (s). I'm just an amateur photographer and my camera is a Nikon D5300. This past weekend we went to Niagara Falls and I couldn't wait to get some night shots as the falls are gorgeous as they light up in different colours. We walked along the walkway from the American Falls to over to the Horseshoe Falls and I used my 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for these shots and just turned my flash off. I did find I was picking up alot of the mist but to me, that just made the photo's so much more interesting and truly showed the falls as they are in all their glory. 

American Falls - Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls - Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls - Niagara Falls
Light.co is manufacturing a camera that I would certainly love to get my hands on!
The Light L16 camera is a small compact camera that fits into the palm of your hand and uses multiple lenses that fuse all the photo's together to look like a DSLR quality photo!

How does it work?? Watch these videos!

I am honored to be chosen to share my photo's for them and I will certainly be keeping an eye on this amazing new technology! 

My camera/lens
Nikon D5300
 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

More Peace and Joy

Can never have to much Peace and Joy in the world right? Here's some more of the cards I made for this year. Now to get them addressed and sent out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Peace and Joy

It's that time of year! Because I couldn't really decide on what to do for our last retreat, I went through my craft room and I found tons of projects I had bought over the years and done nothing with. So I decided that was what I was going to do! As you've seen, I finished a couple gifts - unfortunately, the memory box and blocks are both retired and then I found these awesome circle spinner cards!! What better way to use them then to make Christmas cards!! I love how they turned out!

Monday, November 14, 2016

ABC's and 123's

Another little gift I made at our fall retreat using all CTMH products, the blocks are retired. I have the whole alphabet plus numbers and colours! Super cute!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Memory Box and Photo Book

I am attempting this post from my phone so we will see how this goes! Last weekend was our annual fall retreat and instead of scrapbooking, I tackled a whole bunch of projects and Christmas cards. Here is a memory box I made plus a matching board photo album for a special little someone for Christmas. Just need to fill it with goodies!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Starting Fresh and New

Hello! Life has changed so much for my family and I over the last 2 years, more so this past year, that blogging, scrapbooking - everything - really took a back seat. So I've decided to leave my old blog as it is and start with a fresh and new look/blog. As life is starting to settle, I'm feeling the itch to get back at it again. I need to clean my craftroom that's for sure! Go through my photo's and share some with you. Some events of this past year?
  • I took a 9 mth course through work and am now a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant
  • I made the change from working average 60 hours a week (2 jobs) to cutting down to 1 and having normal hours
  • Hubby was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Feb - I have a whole new respect for those with diabetes. It affects your entire lifestyle/family
  • We have a new addition - Jax the tabby cat. Because we needed more pets!
  • Son started 3rd year University
  • Daughter in gr 11 and trying to decide where she wants to go from high school
So much more but that's it in a nutshell. So I've lost my way where blogging is concerned as I just didn't have the time. I need to get back into it so I hope a fresh start will be good for me and get me moving!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Hi all! I wanted to share some photo's from Thanksgiving weekend which was 2 weeks ago. Andrew couldn't come home, so we went to see him and Caitlyn in Peterborough and had a nice walk through the zoo then out to dinner. Following day we headed up to Dorset for another family dinner and managed to get some gorgeous photo's which I wanted to share