Celebrate Canada with Digital Layouts

Celebrate Canada Paper Pack doesn’t have to just be used for Canada Day and the papers don’t just have to be used in Canada!  This versatile paper paper pack can be used for so many different layouts and occasions.  There are so many great designs included.  I wanted to share a few of the pages that I have done, but I have so many more pages I can envision using these gorgeous papers with my photos!

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Digital Tips – Decorative Digital Prints

The Pockets Albums are a great way to get a project done quickly, especially for gifts.  I love using lots of embellishments so incorporating digital artwork with my photos works fantastically for  pocket pages.

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Photo Tips – Photograph your Pets

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Our pets are important members of our family and photos of them are always treasured.  It can be fun taking photos of our pets, but also frustrating!  Just like children they don’t always do what we want them to, when we want them to.  I have come up with a few tips that you may find helpful.

GO WITH THE FLOW

Just relax and have fun with your pet and try not to get stressed when you want that perfect photo.  If you are feeling stressed they will feel it.  Patience is the best  quality to have and treats too!

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“Made With Love” Digital for Gifts & Layouts

Today is International Day of Families, and what better way to celebrate our favorite way to spend time together–gathered around the kitchen table over a home-cooked meal–than with a special recipe layout or gift dedicated to this pastime activity! Made With Love, a heartwarming new foodie collection, is perfect for gift giving and digital pages! I have a few ideas I wanted to share with you that quickly came to mind when I saw this kit.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

My Mom is the centre of our family and we all love to spend time with her, whether it be a special dinner, shopping, cottage time, travel, out to dinner, a walk and or just having a cup of coffee together.  She treasures each and every one of her grandchildren as they treasure her.  Mother’s Day is a day to make her feel as special as she does with all of us.

I try to take as many photos of my children and my brother’s children with her as these will always be treasured memories.  Not just on Mother’s Day is it important to snap those photos, but all through the year.

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Pawsitively Adorable Pet Layouts

Oh how we love our pets and they deserve scrapbook pages too!  Fur Buddies Digital Kit is perfect for designing pages with pet photos.  We never want to forget how much love and comfort they bring to our lives and capturing those memories is so important.  Sometimes we don’t have our pets very long so these are treasured photos.

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Photo Tips – Shutter Speed/Time

How fast do I want to snap this photo?  That is the question you should ask yourself when you are setting your shutter speed in manual mode.  How much natural light is available when you are taking the photo has a direct relationship to how fast you want to snap the photo.  So if you are in low light you will need to hold your shutter open longer and if it is a bright situation you will need it to open and close quickly.

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Shutter Speed = Time

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Photo Tips – Aperture/F-Stop

Ready to learn about aperture/F-stop? I am going to share a few tips with you about how to get started setting your aperture.

The first step is to decide what you are trying to achieve from the photo you want to take, blurred background, everything in focus, stop action, blurred action. If you are trying to blur your background or keep everything in focus it is your aperture you are going to set first. When beginning it is a good idea to go 50 percent manual and you do this by using the A(Nikon) or AV(Canon) mode found on the dial on the top of your camera. In this mode you set the f-stop and the camera chooses the correct shutter speed to balance the light meter in your camera.

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Photo Tips -Get To Know Your Camera

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Would you like to get your camera off the automatic settings and take control of your camera?  I am going to teach you about the different features that are available on most DSLR cameras (digital single-lens reflex) in this post and then I will do a more detailed post on some of the most important components of manual photography.  The first step is to go to the dial on the top of your camera and turn the dial to “M” and away from the “Auto” or the green box option. 

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