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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Christmas GIVEAWAY and New Photos

I hope all of you are having a WONDERFUL Christmas Time!

I am having a Christmas GIVEAWAY on my Facebook Page, and I wanted to invite all of you to enter.  It's my Christmas Gift to you to say THANK YOU for being Fans of my Photography!


~ 1st Prize: One 8x10 and Three 5x7 Photographs of your choice!
~ 2nd Prize: One 8x10 and One 5x7 Photographs of your choice!
~ 3rd Prize: Your choice of One 8x10 or One 5x7 Photographs of your choice!
All PRIZES can be found on my Etsy Shop

How to Enter:

~ Become a Fan on my Facebook page:

~ Comment on the Christmas GIVEAWAY! (Let me know you became a Fan in your comment.) One comment per person to Enter, please.

More Ways of Winning:

~ Post the link to the Christmas GIVEAWAY on your Facebook, Twitter, Blog and/or MySpace.
~ Comment AGAIN on the Christmas GIVEAWAY with links to those posts you shared. More Comments means More Chances to Win! Example: If you post it to your Facbook and your Twitter, make 2 Comments.
~ Follow me on Twitter and Comment on the Christmas GIVEAWAY .

This is a Random Drawing.
If you have a questions, feel free to ask on this blog post.

Have Fun!


New Photos in my Etsy Shop

click on photos to see them in my shop

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 AutumnTrees5x7 watermark leaf15x7 watermark  pinecone35x7 watermark pineconemacro5x7 watermark AQuiltersGift5x7 watermark ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Christmas Greeting

Remember to Enter in my Christmas GIVEAWAY !

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Hello y’all!  It has been awhile!  I will be slowly getting back into my photography after a long break!  Here’s what I got a few weeks ago in our front yard.

Autumn Splendorautumn watermark Click on photo to view on my etsy shop


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where’s the Sun

This photo was one that I just didn’t like how it turned out after I edited it…the first time.  When I editing some of my other photos a few weeks later, I came across a flickr photo that sparked my creativity.  Hope you like it!

Where’s the SunWhere's The Sun click on photo to view in my shop


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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Open The Door

Lately, I’ve been inspired to take some pictures of doors and windows.  Sound funny?  I know; but there are many photos of them I’ve seen on Etsy that are so simplistic, yet tells a story.

At the antique mall I work at, there is a side door I’ve never even though about.  When I was walking around taking pictures, I found this door and just shot a few.  With a few editing tweaks, it’s amazing the depth this picture has.

Open The DoorOpen The Door click on photo to view in my shop

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

~ Jesus, Luke 11:9-10


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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Giveaway Winner Wants to Share

One of my Giveaway Winners wanted to share what she won on her blog! 

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Click on photo above to visit her blog, and you’ll find something special for you!


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Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Mossy Close-Up

There is this patch of moss that has seemed to spread among our garden.  I didn’t realize how pretty it was, especially since it has a pretty green color to it…my favorite color.  But I also didn’t realize that it grows little white flowers, which opens in the day and closes in the evening.

A Mossy Close-UpA Mossy Close Up watermark click on photo to view in my shop

Thank you God for letting us enjoy your creation, no matter how small!


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This Same Flower Today, Tomorrow Will Be Dying

Here is the last photo of the Gather Ye Rosebuds Collection.  Enjoy!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Gather Ye Rosebuds...Old Time Is Still A-flying

Here’s the second photo of the Gather Ye Rosebuds Collection!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gather Ye Rosebuds…

Last week, I decided to do some photos with my white rocking chair and the bouquet I caught at my good friends wedding.  Besides, it was a beautiful spring day! 

Normally, I like to not worry about setting up a picture…but the way I wanted these photos to turn out, I had to.  Not that I’m complaining, because I love how they turned out!

While I was editing, I wasn’t quite sure what to name them.  Normally, the name comes right to me.  As I studied this photo, below, what came to my mind was the poem “Gather Ye Rosebuds” by Robert Herrick.  It was Perfect! 

  “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”HPIM4712 watermark click on photo to view in my shop

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying…"
~ Robert Herrick

Look out for more photos from the Gather Ye Rosebuds Collection!


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

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Trish, from Trish’s Soapy Blessings, gave me the Honest Scrap Award!!

This award is given to those who have an honesty in their lives and in their products!  Trish saw that in me and my photography, and I’m happy to accept it!

With this Honest Scrap Award, I am to give 7 Facts about me:

1. My motto for my life is: "Do all things for the Glory of God so you may be His light for those who do not know HIM.”

2. I LOVE Antiques!!  I work at an Antique Mall, and it’s close to heaven!

3. I enjoy sewing Regency and Civil War dresses.  My Regency dresses are for English Country Dancing Balls, and the Civil War dresses for the summer’s Civil War Reenactments!  So fun!

4. Cookies are my specialty!  Mixing, eating the dough, and baking to serve to my family and friends!

5. I’m a perfectionist and detailed person; but when you mix that with procrastination, it’s a mess! Heehee!

6. I am a part of my church’s Women’s Ministries Team.  Being a part of this group of women has blessed my life!

7. Singing used to be my first passion, but now it has to share with my many others!  I thank God for keeping me busy!

Here are 7 women who I would like to give this Award to:

1. Kami, my dear friend, and a Beautiful photographer!  Weddings by Crooked Stream Photography

2. Jude, who has become my Etsy friend and advice giver!  Jude McConkey – Photography With Imagination

3. Anna from Pleasant View Schoolhouse.  I always enjoy her simple elegance in her products on Etsy.

4. Heidi, another good friend of mine!  The Garrett Corner  She’s all about sewing beauty!

5. The 6 o’clock stitch!  Who doesn’t know her?!  She just has amazing creations!

6. Livi Stitches!  She makes the cutest and sweetest toddler clothing!

7. MS Handbags!  The cutest handbags you will ever see!!


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

It’s a GIVEAWAY….Exciting News Revealed!!!

A few weeks ago, Kelli, from the blog 3 Boys and a Dog, asked if she could do a review of my photography on her blog.  Of course I jumped at the opportunity to get my photography known!!  She chose my photo Schoolhouse In Time II to review, plus I did an interview with her. 

Not only is this a review, but this is a chance for you to WIN a photo from my Etsy shop!  There are 2 photo’s I will be GIVING AWAY!  One winner will receive a photo of their choice from my Etsy shop, the other winner will receive the Schoolhouse In Time II!!

Go to 3 Boys and a Dog blog for your chance to WIN!!! 

SIT watermark click on photo to view in my shop


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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Votes Are In…

Timeless HeirloomTimeless Heirloom watermark click on photo to view in my shop


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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Timeless Heirloom

This past week, my dad handed me a pocket watch and said, “This was my dad’s that he used for the railroad.  Why don’t you sell it.”

As I looked at it, I knew I would never sell this special heirloom!  I fiddled with it for awhile and found that it still works!

With this in my possession now, I decided to photograph this special, Timeless Heirloom.  One thing…I have 2 photo’s that I love, and can’t make up my mind which to sell on my etsy shop.

So…I would like to leave it up to you!  Vote which one is your favorite by commenting on this blog.

Timeless Heirloom #1Timeless Heirloom watermark

Timeless Heirloom #2Timeless Heirloom 2 watermark  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Garden Fresh Strawberries

Over a week ago, we had a special Mother’s Day Brunch.  But what made it more fun was our attire!  The dress code was “come as you are”.  Yes, come in your p.j.’s, nightgown, robe, curlers,….!  It was too cute to see these ladies, that you see all dressed up in church, and here they are, as they are!

I was on the committee to plan this event, and one of my duties is to take pictures.  While I was taking pictures of our food table, I saw a bowl of strawberries!  How delicious they looked in the red bowl they were in!  When I ate them, you could tell they were not from the grocery store.  No, these were from a garden!

Garden Fresh Strawberries

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother’s Day Sale!!

 I hope you all are having a most Blessed and Happy Mother's Day!!

On this Special Day, I am having a SALE on all my photos!  All photos are 25% off!

To Order:  Go to and message me with your choice of photo(s).  I will make a special listing just for you in my shop!  Message me if you have any questions. :D

Photo Size: Price: Sale Price: Save:
4x6 $7.00 $5.25 $1.75
5x7 $12.00 $9.00 $3.00
8x10 $20 $15.00 $5.00

SaleClick on photos above to take you to my shop

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Schoolhouse In Time 2

I’ve got exciting news about this photo…

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…but you’re gonna have to wait!  :D



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Abstract Elegance

Here is my first taste of abstract photography. 

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I have always enjoyed these type of pictures because of their simplicity.  I hope to do more soon!



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Old Romance

Today, I wanted to try something different while taking pictures.   I wanted to use both soft and hard lines in a photo. 

My mom put together this arrangement of dried roses and flowers together years ago.  It’s a different arrangement, but one that is pleasing to the eye.

When I redecorated our home, after Christmas, I placed an old mirror we’ve had for years, on the wall, next to this arrangement.  The softness of the arrangement next to the hard lines of this elegant mirror made this picture perfect.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

“If This Tree Could Talk”

Here is another photo taken on Spring Valley Rd.  This tree is found in the cemetery of an old church.  What stories it could tell!!

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Walk Me Home

After an eventful Wednesday, in Salem, I decided to drive home on one of my most favorite country roads.  Spring Valley Road is such a beautiful drive!  You have a beautiful view of the countryside, old barns, an old church that is still in use, tree orchards, etc.  This is the road where I took the photo of the schoolhouse, which you can see when you enter my blog, and also in my etsy shop.

On this road, I found many a picture to take…and even more beautiful scenes that I have yet to capture.

Here is my newest addition to my etsy shop:

“Walk Me Home”HPIM4241-1 watermark click on photograph to view on my etsy shop

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