Thursday, May 31, 2007

back to regular programing.....

No YouTube video today but I do have photos to share. =) It's kinda like my older fake wooden floor set up and wings...but the bigger ones. The little ones are about shot. =(

I bit of a different processing too...back to Michelle's Funky Color Action. LOVE it! =)

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007


It's funny where we find inspiration....I look at magazines so differently now and I'm sure my husband hates watching movies with me because I'm looking at shots and the big picture instead of following the storyline. LOL!!

Anywho....we watched Charlotte's Web this weekend and I was just taken back with the illustration at the end off it....LOVE it and I could watch it over and over again. =) LOVE the odd crops, the DOF and of course the vintage colors. So I wanted to share it with you guys....especially you photogs and our endless need to find inspiration. =) Plus the song rocks too...I do think I'll make this my theme song..especially when I feel I'm in a rut and may not be cut out for this. LOL!!

Here's the lyrics for you guys to sing long....go ahead don't be embarrassed and reach for those high notes! =)

It’s not that usual when everything is beautiful
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when its time to snow
You don’t need to teach a seed to grow
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own

Isn’t it remarkable?
Like every time a raindrop falls
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Birds in winter have their fling
And always make it home by spring
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we are all a part
Of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle
Do you want to see a miracle?

Its seems so exceptional
Things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sun comes up and shines so bright
It disappears again at night
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Friday, May 25, 2007


OK...get ready for a good laugh! A group of girls on a forum turned me on to Ross! He is sooo funny so get ready to cry cause you're laughing so hard...and warning, don't drink anything while watching this video...otherwise, it will end up in your nose or all over your computer! =) This one is for you girls at AGAAC (especially you Erica)! I wish it was a better video, but you'll laugh your tushy off!! =)

Monday, May 21, 2007


Luckily, I had her facing the right direction....otherwise all that hair would have been in her face! LOL!!

Friday, May 18, 2007


Thank you so much everyone! I've received soooo many emails about my last post and I'm just so grateful! Many of you have been touched by someone waiting and/or received an organ and it just goes to show, it's not uncommon at all. Some of you guys just wanted to say thank you for bringing this to light....but I want to thank you for being a donor. It's the most simplest thing you can do and the most rewarding just knowing that you are a donar. =) So thank you again are the BEST!!

And just because I haven't shared any photos lately, I'll share a couple. The first is my absolute fav from a recent session. I posted one earlier of her but somehow missed this one, so I'm thrilled to have caught it. Isn't she just a little beauty?

And last but not least....guess who? She has one more week of school left and then I'll have her all summer....I love her to pieces but boy is she a chatterbox so my computer time will be very limited!! She can talk to a wall if I let her. LOL!!

Thanks again everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Something close to my HEART!

Sorry no pictures today girls....I've been busy but I wanted to take a moment to mention something that is really important to me......BEING AN ORGAN DONOR!
My Dad has battled heart conditions since I was little, having heart attack after heart attack...some major and some minor but all the same each one damaged his heart. He had bypass surgery, stints, name he's had it done. About 9 1/2 years ago he had another attack and became very very ill.....he was basically put on life support because his heart was giving out. My sister and I were told by the doctors to stay close, they didn't think he would make would be a matter of days.
It then was suggested that he be put on the heart transplant waiting list....they evalute new patients and older ones on the list every Friday (here in Dallas) and put them on according how sick they are. That Friday, my dad was put on the list at the top spot. Friday night, he's difibulater had shocked his heart even while he was on support that was pumping his just didn't look good at all. Saturday night, I received a call from the transplant cooridnater saying they had a heart for my dad....we couldn't believe it! We gathered all our stuff up as soon as we could so we could see him before they took him into surgery. Close to 10 hours later, he was out and being put in a room in ICU. I won't go in to his recovery, but he's doctor calls him his miracle patient.
Later on, we found out the heart was from a 14 year old boy who had been sick. The boy and his family are truely angels sent from above....they gave the gift of life to my father who would not be here today if they had not. He would not have met his granddaughters or seen his daughters get married if it hadn't been for their gift! It's hard for me to convey what they mean to me.....they saved my Dad's life and I'm forever grateful to them.
I wanted to give you guys some stats on people waiting for transplants:
* 15 people pass away a day who are on the list waiting for an organ
* 13 people are added a day to the waiting list
* 1 person who becomes an organ donor can save the lives of 8 people waiting to receive an organ

My Dad was a rare case.....he did receive a heart quickly because he was ranked as the priority and the heart that was received matched him perfectly.....a miracle within it's self. Most people have to wait 3 month to receive an organ and for many people, that is too long so please become an organ donor.......make sure you regsistrar with the DPS and it's on your driver's license and also, make sure your family knows your wishes as well. Even if you are signed up to be one, if one family member says no, that's it, they will not donate your organs.
Here's a wonderful site that you should check out, it's full of great information about becoming a donor and the story of Lisa Landry Childress.
The first 10 people that tell me that they have discussed becoming an organ donor with their loved ones and have a donor card and/or checked yes on their license, I will send you my actions. I can't check so I'm taking your word for it! LOL!!
Email me at

Thursday, May 10, 2007

We are back....

and tired! Disney was a blast, but sooo much to do...I know we missed so much, so I guess, we'll just have to go back! LOL!! I did see a croc though...he was just hanging out along side the road in some water. How crazy is that?

I didn't take my mac-daddy camera and I'm glad I didn't!! It was sooo crowded and I know I would have just gotten frustrated at trying to get the "perfect" shot so the p&s it was. Gosh....looking at them, I was laughing so hard....I had to use the flash (what's a flash), the color is all wonky but it's the memories that count right? I'll share some later, I have to return emails, place orders and finish proofing. =)

Oh and get this....ask Gracie what her favorite thing there was? Nope, not the Princess', not Minnie or was BIG THUNDER!! A rollercoaster (and a fast one bumpy one I might add)! LOL!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Just a reminder....

I will be out from May 3rd-May 9th. Any emails or phone calls will be returned starting the 10th. =)

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Oh and I wanted to give a shout out to Michelle Black...she's got some awesome new actions out!

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If you're looking for some edgy urban actions....she's your woman!!
For the image above, I use a mixture of three.....Vintage, Bleach-Out and Getting Warmer. They are very versitile and gotta love tweakable actions!! Tell her Brenda sent ya. =)

Michelle Black Concepts

And another sneak peek for Melinda....just to tied you over until I get your gallery up! =)

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