Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happiness reigns!

And that happiness came in the form of a new 50mm 1.4 lens for my Canon 50D camera! If you don't already know this, this lens is one of the answers for taking indoor photos so it helped make my Christmas photos for this year pretty nice. I'll show you a couple but first of all I need to share an ornament I created and somehow I forgot to share it earlier.
The foundation for my ornament is a wooden snowflake. I painted it a creamy brown color to match the cardstock that I used. That way the back and sides matched. The Core'dinations cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then cut to shape.
The Santa image is from The Vintage Workshop. You purchase a set of prints from them and then you can print them as many times as you want. I just love their selection.
I pulled out my chunky glitter again. I love this stuff! It is from Impress Rubber Stamps store. I put a line of Aleene's Paper Glaze around the edge of my prepared snowflake and then sprinkled the glitter over that while it was still wet. I just love how much of the glitter the paper glaze holds. Notice the white dot accents too. That is Tulip's 3-D Fashion Paint. Such an easy way to add a little additional interest.
On to those photos. I love the look that I got by using my new lens. It is great for up close photos like this and great for indoors photos.
Can you see that anticipation!? All of those filled stockings just waiting to be explored.
And here our youngest grandson is with that overfilled stocking. He is looking for his mom to help him find out what is inside.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials: Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Vintage image – The Vintage WorkshopCuttlebug embossing folder
White 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Chunky glitter – Impress Rubber Stamps
Scallop scissors – Fiskars


  1. Super picture with the cutie pie!!

  2. And love the cool ornie with the glitter!! :)

  3. Thanks for your sweet commments on my blog! Your blog is fantastic! Beautiful photos and ornament! :)

  4. Your ornament is just beautiful as are your pictures. Love that look on the little ones face. He is just too cute

  5. Linda, I just wanted to tell you that I spied your cupcake creation in Crafts N' Things magazine today! I was flipping through the mag. in the store, and I saw your fabulous creation!!! Just thought I would congratulate you! I know you get lots of stuff published, but I just wanted to share that with you! LOL!

    And I am so excited, I found this weekend that the place that I stamp monthly at now carries the full line of Core'dinations Cardstock! Woo hoo! Now, I can REALLY be inspired by you! ;)

    And...sorry one more thing! I LOVE how your camera takes such clear pictures!!!! The clarity is AMAZING!!!!! I may be asking for a new lens for my birthday!

    Thanks for all the inspiration and enabling! ;)

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Love this! And I SO need one of those lenses!

  7. What a gorgeous snowflake! It looks like real gingerbread with all of the detail you have put into this creation! What a wonderful keepsake.

  8. Congrats on your new lens. Love those photos and that ornament it gorgeous!

  9. Oooh, I love that vintage Santa and the chunky glitter!

  10. Those are AWESOME photos...remind what lens you received??? I'm in the market...teehee...

  11. Beautiful project Linda and thanks for sharing those darling pictures! What a cutie!