1.31.2008

Photoshop Actions

So....for Christmas I was given tons of Photoshop actions! I am finally getting around to playing with them!!! I still have a lot to learn!! But it has been fun!
This is Kennedy making some Valentine's crafts! Be on the lookout for some goodies in the mail all you grandparents!!!


This is Kennedy with Grandma Lori - they came to visit last weekend!!

I feel like the photos often get grainy when I start editing them. Any suggestions all you camera and Photoshop gurus?!?!









1.30.2008

Quick post!

Life has been crazy and I have been sick....so I am VERY behind in posting! Just gonna share a few things!!
This is a photo I took with my new remote shutter! It was a lucky shot for sure! And I used my new actions on it!!!
My latest More Than Scrapbooking layout!

I am finally getting around to working on our Disney photos - just about 6 months LATE!!!!!







Later all!

1.22.2008

Holsapple Look-alike Meter

So, I have been blog hopping and ran across some fun things!!! Thanks Dana and Emilie!


EVERYONE always comments on how Kennedy looks more like me than Jeff. Well, I guess you were all wrong!!!!!






I thought this name meaning one was interesting.....I think some of it is true but some isn't!












What Jeffrey Means

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.You are loving, compassionate, and ruled by your feelings.You are able to be a foundation for other people... but you still know how to have fun.Sometimes your emotions weigh you down, but you generally feel free from them.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.











What Kennedy Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.










What Danielle Means

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.





Also, here are a few new scrappy things!







1.13.2008

Around our home....

Well, if you were a fly on a wall in our house, these are some things you would have seen over the past week or so.....
My belly growing, and growing and growing.......
We are now 7 weeks from the C-Section!!!
(and don't mind the remote shutter in my hand! I need to learn how to hide it better!)
My scrappy room a total mess!!!!! But I did create this layout!
Kennedy enjoying her fishing game she got for Christmas. This game was hard for Jeff and I the first time! But Kennedy is sooo stubborn and persistent she just keeps at it until she gets it!

We "adopted" a fish over the holidays. It was Aunt Kate's Beta named Fred. But they got a new cat that was a little too interested in the fish! So Fred is now ours. And Kennedy loves to feed it at night!
And of course the kitchen.....phew - it has been a project! And it still isn't done. But our friend Roger made us new concrete countertops!! They are gorgeous but were a pain for the guys to install! So here is what our kitchen looked like for a while!!
This was Kennedy trying to peek at the guys working!!!!
And supplies.....EVERYWHERE!!!!
The countertops are in! But we are still picking a backsplash.

And this weekend we started painting the room that will become Kennedy's big girl room! Three of the walls are pink and one is green. She has informed us "I don't like pink. I like green." Even though for the last 4 months or so everything she has chosen has been pink! AAHHH!! I hope she gets over it and learns to love the pink!



1.08.2008

Scrappy Stuff!!!!!!!

Hi all!!!


Just want to share some of my latest creations...it has been so long since I shared anything scrappy!!




I had a blast making this card with ribbon, fiber, glitter and lots of stitching!







And this layout was a fluke! I recently stubmled upon a photos of myself at age 2 climbing on a jungle gym. I immediately thought of a similar photo of Kennedy! I knew I had to scrap them together! And I loved using the MM Noteworthy line!





This was one of my favorite cards I did over the holidays....delicious Scenic Route goodies galore!


And I used more Scenic Route yumminess on this cute one of Miss Kennedy! What a cutie she was (and still is of course!)



This card was created with the January kit at More Than Scrapbooking. I don't work with BoBunny much so I really enjoyed these papers! And the card is based of a Becky Fleck sketch for the Caardvarks Blog!



Thanks for taking a peek!

1.07.2008

Yet Another Holiday Celebration!!!

I am slowly but surely making my way through the heeps of photos I took over the holiday!!! These are from the Janke Celebration!

We still had lots of snow but the sun came out!! While the adults hot tubed Kennedy played on her playset in her jammies! (I was kind enough NOT to post the photos of the hot tubers online!!)



One night we got out the quarters! It seems like it is a tradition - whenever we ALL get together we play quarters ALL night!!!! Kennedy didn't play of course, but you can see her playing with the *other* coins! She still thought she was playing with us!
By far the most enjoyed activity of the weekend was breaking out Dad's gift! He got PS2 and Guitar Hero!!!!!!! And we ALL loved it! We played WELL into the wee hours one night and Ry and Jeff played when there was a spare minute! Ryan was a master by the end of the visit! Days later Jeff and I went out and bought it and so did Lindsay and Ryan!!! I hope you all don't *kill* me for posting these hilarious photos of you in concentration modes!!!


Kennedy just had to have a go too! She sure thought she was playing along! But one time was enough for her!

I am still working at editing all our photos! So stay tuned for more!!!