Come on feel the noise…

5 May

…girls, rock your boys… we’re going wild, wild, wild… wild, wild, wild…!!!! 😆

I totally went wild over the weekend at the digiscrapping shoppes; did you, too??? OMG. The joy, the absolute joy, of finally being able to grab those items you’d been longing for, at the best prices too! YAY for (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day!!!

I went crazy at three places: ScrapbookGraphics (where one of my absolute favorite designers, Meredith Fenwick, has her shoppe), DesignerDigitals (yeah, DD rocks!!!), and ScrapArtist. Where did you go, and how crazy did you get? 😉

Now I’m totally stoked to begin working on my backlogged work for the Digi:In Deep course that we just finished last week at the Spraground. I still owe 3 templates and 3 layouts… and I also owe 4 layouts for our Spraground challenges. And I’m dying to create new stuff for you too!!! So look out for that this coming week! 😀

May Photo-A-Day

The fun never ends on our Spraground. Jessica is soooo awesome at keeping us all entertained!

If you haven’t yet checked out her blog, you should run there right now, believe me! Her latest Photoshop Friday tutorial is wonderful! (And if you haven’t signed up for her blog newsletter yet, carpe diem!!! 😀 )

Jes has also begun a challenge for May, for everyone! Called Photo-a-Day in May, we just take a photo a day –uhm, you absolutely guessed that, didn’t you? heehee–for each day in May. Then we post our photos on the special gallery that Jes created just for this challenge… and everyone comes to look at your photos and leave love on them! It’s a great Spraground we play in! (So if you’re just stumbling upon my little blog porch today and you’re interested in joining, please do feel most welcome!!! You need to be registered on the Spraground in order to post your photo on our special Photo-A-Day gallery, but no worries!–registration is free! And if you just want to look around… well, you’re welcome too! You’ll be awed my the masterpieces my Spraground sistahs have been hanging on the walls of the Photo-a-Day gallery… and in all the other galleries, too, for that matter! )

So here are my photos that I took for the first four days of May.

01 May – Breakfast Sunshine

Breakfast Sunshine

Description: Took a photo of my breakfast to bring a taste (pun!) of my country to our galleries, haha! This is called suman sa latik. Suman is glutinous rice cake, wrapped and steamed in banana leaves, and latik is a kind of sweet sauce made from freshly squeezed coconut milk and sugar. Taken with sweet, juicy mangoes, this is virtual breakfast heaven!

02 May – Poetry in Bloom
Breakfast Sunshine

Description: went walking around our homegrounds with 2 of my sons, looking for some photo-ops, and saw this beautiful flower (one among many) gently moving in the breeze… sometimes little things like this make you stop and catch your breath and remind you that God writes poetry with his Creation. Sigh. What beauty and perfection. 🙂

 03May – Symphony in Ebony & IvorySymphony in Ebony & Ivory

This is a pretty straightforward photo, but one that carries meaning for me. I grew up in a home where the piano played a great big role: I still remember my mom playing for us, and even much later on, when our mom had gone, my brothers and sisters and i would continue to spend many nights gathered round the piano singing and bonding with each other. I knew I would only find my home complete if I had a piano in it; so when dh and I moved to our present home, I spent all my life-savings-as-a-single-woman on this beloved piano (with additional help from dh 😛 ). Hubby and I both grew up with pianos in our homes, so it amuses and delights me to know our sons cannot imagine a home without a piano as well. (And yes, we do play music on it all the time!)
04May – That LookThat Look
Bright eyes shining with purity and innocence, an expression brimming over with earnestness and trust: this is the look I see on my son’s face each time he talks with me (which is like, uhm, the entire day 🙂 ). The eyes of a child: what a precious thing to behold!

CREDITS: I used Mike Brewer’s Frame Action to frame my photos. I take my photos in RAW format, so I definitely do some tweaking to them, most specifically in terms of White Balance and Curves. Other than that, the photos I take are pretty much how they are at the click of the shutter. 🙂

PS. I’m also attaching the gallery descriptions for the photos.
 
 

 

Okay! I guess that’s all for today, folks! Need to get some backlogged layouts done… Will be back again soon, so I hope to sit with you in a couple of days! Have a great day, my friends! (((hugs))))
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5 Responses to “Come on feel the noise…”

  1. shell Monday, 12 May 2008 at 9:26 am #

    Oh boy….where have I been? SORRY it’s been so long!!!
    i did shop the same shops as you PLUS my newfound love, weeds and wildflowers! you need to go there if you have been…..ooh la la!
    love your photos! that breakfast looks DELISH!!!! You cookin in chicago!?! j/k…miss you!

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  2. Terri Thursday, 8 May 2008 at 7:17 am #

    Liv, lovin’ your photos Girl! I did some damage too. I had fun at OScraps and Jen Wilson Designs. Also picked up a cool collaboration at Songbird Avenue for breast cancer….how cool is that?

    Loved stopping by. Chat with you over at JS soon!

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  3. latz Tuesday, 6 May 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    I’m loving being able to see all the things my friends are seeing through their photo a day project. It opens up so many new worlds. I can relate to having a piano in the house. I grew up playing–my mom sang. Now 3 of my 4 kids play (the 4th will too someday). We also have guitar, french horn, sax and flute in the house. It has been so rewarding to see the oldest (boy now 15) really take off and enjoy the music for himself (and not because we make him practice)–he’s already much more creative onthe piano than I ever was.

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  4. chrystal Tuesday, 6 May 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL photos, Liv! So glad you had time to shop on (I)NSD! I was shopping at Meredith’s store when – poof- my computer crashed. Just the wrong moment!!! 🙂

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  5. Joan Tuesday, 6 May 2008 at 11:40 am #

    I did a little DD and just discovered Catscraps which I loved. Hey I didn’t know you shot in Raw. I gotta try that. Your photos totally rock but I would expect no less. Love ya honey.

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