Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crafty Kits!

I've been way busy in the crafty world posting items to my ETSY shop!

You should probably check it out :)


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Country Living Fair :)

These are some of my favorite shots from the Country Living Fair in Columbus that my mother-in-law and I went to last week. It was so pretty there- so visually inspiring that I wanted to a) buy everything in sight and b) completely redecorate our entire house. Both of those will have to wait for now, but at least I got some pictures...
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Early Morning Session

(And I want, nay...NEED, to do more of these. The light = breathtaking).
Here are some of my faves from my model/bff Laura. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun with sun/lens flare

So my new fave thing is this:

TOTALLY LOVING sun/lensflare/backlight. Can't wait to do more!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More babies!

Impromptu photo shoot of our friends and their baby girl, who is SO CUTE. I love her big brown eyes! Here are some of the shots I got:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mama + Baby Session

One of my besties and her little guy on an impromptu photo session, during which baby was a sleepy boy, but we made it work! Here are some highlights of the day...more to come.

Monday, August 31, 2009

On a personal note...

I was just re-reading some of my old blog posts from my old blog and had a fun little time remembering what I was doing at this time a year ago. That blog was a lot more about my personal life while this one is typically about creativity. But, I'm gonna change that up a bit this evening and give you a glimpse of what's going on in Livesay-Land!

* WORK. I thought I used to be busy at work. Then I got 10 more cases. I'm muddling through it, with a bad attitude only SOME of the time. I really hate it when I don't know how to do things and have to rely on others, I guess there is a lesson in there somewhere for me during times like this. :)

*PHOTOGRAPHY. I want to be doing a whole lot more of it. I'm building my portfolio and am superproud of it but I need MORE.

*Dentist appointments. Twice in the past 3 weeks. Not my idea of a good time, but I'm totally looking forward to it tomorrow. I sitll go to my old dentist in Indiana and that drive will likely do me some good.

*Friend time! We've been spending lots of time with lots of people and it makes my heart happy. We are typically homebodies, which is fine by me but we are enjoying getting out of the house a bit (and spending money we probably shouldn't!)

*I want babies. It's still a ways away, but fun to think about.

* I want to move before we have babies. I love our house, really I do. But I am not a fan of the city we live in at all, I've never liked the set up of it. It's fine for now, but I want to move in the near future.

*I have approximately 10 tomatoes growing outside. Scott helped me keep them alive, without his watering of them they would have passed on. I also have a random easter lilly blooming outside. Don't know how that happened...only in the land of angie!

*On the tube: Drew Carey, West Wing and...Jon & Kate + 8. I'm so ready for new fall TV!

That's it for now, just thought I'd do a random little share. I desperately want a craft day spent in my CLEAN scraproom...once I make it clean!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Long Time Comin'

My latest mode of scrapping has been much different than the past. I used to focus on one layout and spend hours on it until it was finished, all in one session. But recently, I've been juggling about 7 layouts at a time- and worked on them over 3 different scrappy days until I could finally call them done. Here are a few of my latest:

Monday, August 17, 2009

More Photography

I'm alive and well. Just busy. Summer does that to you. Here is some of my recent photography. Summer has been a busy, busy season...and I'm loving it.I'm alive and well. Just busy. Summer does that to you. Here is some of my recent photography. Summer has been a busy, busy season...and I'm loving it!

*Some of these might be repeats, if that's the case it's because they've taken a trip through the amazing program that is photoshop. :) PS...I really want some senior shoots!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hello, Photoshop.

I am officially hooked on Photoshop. Thanks, Laura, for introducing us and helping me learn...
I had my second engagement shoot in the last 2 weeks today. I have been having SO.MUCH.FUN with all this photography. I was just thinking that I'm so sad that these two sessions are over! I can't wait to do more...

Here are some of the results from today's shoots:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Some changes to the 'ol blog.

It's a little more boring now, but possibly more comment-friendly. You can help me find out if the previous statement is true by trying to leave a comment. I would be down with that. :)

I feel creativity in my veins today, which means a big post very, very soon.

People, get ready.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

More summer happenings :)

Here are some other projects I've worked on/been working on recently!

This is the card I made for our friend, Greg, the birthday boy! :)I think cards are a challenge, so I was pleased when I actually liked the outcome!

Also, we went to a cookout for his birthday and I was supposed to bring pasta salad and I totally forgot it at home. I wanted evidence that I made it so here is another food picture!

I am so excited because I got to take engagement photos for some of our friends, Hakim & Allison- what a photogenic couple! They are going to have their wedding reception at The Beach Waterpark, so we got to do photos on location. :) I hope they are as happy with these pictures as I am! (& I get to do ANOTHER shoot next weekend! Can't wait!)

More soon. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mid-Summer Catch Up

Here are some things keeping me busy this summer...
1) Making things, per usual :) One reason I love summer is because of wedding/baby shower season! Scott's Mom and I hosted a bridal shower for his cousin. I was responsible for the card box:

And I got to make 1/2 of a scrapbook for the bride (Teresa made the other 1/2). There is something really inspiring to me about a stack of scrapbook pages:

And here are the actual pages (for the pictures of the bridal shower. Her color theme is teal and purple.) My big thing right now is embroidery- I can't get enough. I've been embroidering anything I can get my hands on. :)

Yesterday was my dear friend Val's bridal shower. I got her some gifts off of her registry, but also embroidered a wedding cake and their initials with their wedding date.

2) Trying to TRY to garden. I successfully kept beautiful lillies alive! (ok, so that doesn't take a WHOLE lot of effort). :) I have like 6 tomato plants outside that may or may not make it. We've had a rough time together. :)

I had to post this picture because of Sugar looking through the window. She's so cute and funny :)

3) Losing weight. I'm trying really hard. The most I've tried in a while. I am starting to tell a difference, and that's one of the greatest feelings in the world. Usually I'm against full body shots, but here is one that I don't totally hate. Part II of this should be that I'm also trying to "find my style" again. I used to feel super hip and cute all the time and had an ample wardrobe with plenty of options. Times have changed and I hardly ever feel like I have the style that I used to. But this outfit was an exception to that. I loved it! Also, I made the necklace that I'm wearing. :)

4)LOTS of photography! In the next few weeks I get to take engagement pictures for two sets of cute couples! I'm excited. I'm going to download a free trial of photoshop elements to see how I feel about it. :) I also got to be the photographer at a graduation event we had at work.

*food photographs appear to be my favorite.

We're having a great summer. How about you?

Thursday, June 25, 2009


For those of you that don't know, I grew up dancing and taught dance lessons for several years as well. Dancing, up until recently, has always been a huge part of my life, and this is largely in part to seeing Michael Jackson videos at a young age. My heart feels very sad today after finding out of his passing. He was truly a musical genius and an inspiration to not only me, but millions of others. Thank you, Michael for thinking out of the box, for taking dancing, as it was known, in a whole new direction and for your inspiration that lead to a passion in my life. RIP.

I can't even tell you the emotions I felt when I saw these for the first time...