Monday, November 29, 2010

Birthday Mosaic

I can't believe it, but our youngest just turned 8!

She is big-time into dogs...
real dogs,
stuffed animal dogs,
walking, barking, stuffed dogs,
American Girl dogs...
you name it, this girl's got it!

So a dog themed party was in line.
Especially when my way-cool girlfriend, Amanda
offered to make the dog bowl cake!

She made the bone of fondant
and decorated with bling-bling.

The "dog food" are Whopper balls
which she kept in position with chocolate.
The base of the cake has pink fondant balls
rolled in pink sprinkles.

The favors were also doggie themed!
Human "Puppy Chow", packaged in
pink, red & green boxes,
topped with glass doggie ornaments.
(One little girl prefers cats, so there was one cat ornament.)

Human "Puppy Chow" is an easy and sweet treat -
perfect for sharing over the holidays.
I'll post the recipe on my other blog
later today.

Linking up over at Mary's - be sure to check out the other
wonderful mosaics!
Also using this as my sweet shot submission.
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Thanks for visiting!
** Edited to add: the cake was as delicious as it was cute!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Incredible Give-Away by Florabella

I'm sure most of my photographer friends know
of Florabella actions and textures.

(This is actually a vertical template, but I rotated it for this photo.)

But did ya know, she has generously sent out an invite
to download these gorgeous holiday cards? The
invite came via her newsletter. Sign up!

Yepper. All you have to do is "like" Florabella
on FaceBook
and you can download all FIVE
of these beauties.
Comes with lovely matching patterns
for your text on the back.
Details found here.

Not only that, but you can then sign up for the
chance to win a $100 gift certificate to
purchase any of her incredible
actions, textures, frames or digital papers!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Macro Challenge

A little mushroom in our front yard...
I was shocked to find it, as my husband
is rather fanatic about the grass.

Might not be your typical macro shot,
but when you realize it's barely as tall
as the grass, I think it qualifies.

My first time submitting to:

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Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Black & White Wednesday

Posting a little late, but I'm here!

This adorable little one belongs to a good friend.
I took this about 10 (!) years ago.
I actually printed this to B&W in a darkroom class.
Gosh, I loved working in the darkroom.

Now she has blossomed into this
lovely young lady.

Doesn't she have flawless skin?

Beautiful eyes...

And the most likable, sweet personality.
(She comes from good people.)

Thanks to W for allowing me to do your headshot!

Using this as my submission here...
check out other fabulous Black & Whites at:

the long road

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sweet Shots

My submissions for Sweet Shot Tuesday.

These were taken on a fairly recent shoot,
but have yet to edit more.

Trying to get back in sync with life.

Planning on being here tomorrow...
shocking, I know!

Check out the other Sweet Shots at:

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Thanks for visiting and
have yourself a sweet Tuesday!