Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dear Santa... and How I take my Card Pics!

All I want for Christmas is... {fill in the blank!} 
I don't know what I want for Christmas, lol! 
SO many things, I can't decide :)

*Please scroll down to see my card for 
Pixie Dust Studio's latest 'stitching' challenge, thanks!!! 

I wanted to share a quick little boy card that I created 
with one of Amy's latest Sweet November Stamps called "Max"!!! 

I was SO lucky to win this sweet boy and some goodies during Amy's preview days!
Yay!!! for more boy stamps!!! 
Isn't he the cutest little mischief you've ever seen?! hee, hee!!! 
Wonder if this little Max will be getting coal or toys for Christmas... 
I guess it depends were that snowball lands ;) 


I've had a few comments asking me how I take my card pics :)
I don't really do anything special - as a matter of fact, I really don't think they come out that good, lol! I always feel that they're a bit too dark... this is how I take my pics...

I just move my card and Ott-lite around until I get the right angle with no shadows.
I adjust my setting on my camera;
I have a simple Kodak Touch and I set it on Close-Up and then I zoom in...
I then upload my pics to Picasa - this is where I choose which pics I like best and crop them down.
and then lastly, I use PhotoScape to adjust the lighting/size and add my watermark!
All done!!!

I'm sure that there is probably an easier way to do all the 'photoshopping' stuffs, but this is what I've been doing for the last year, it's a quick and simple enough routine for me - it works :)

Please feel free to share your pic methods with me too!
Thanks!!! and thanks for stopping by today too!!! xo 


Mimi said...

Adorable card Margie! and Max is soo sweet! TFS your tips on taking pics... will have to check out the link! Have a great day! ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just adorable!!! Loveeeeeeee the colors!! And I take my photos outside (not in direct sunlight) and also use picasa to edit! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Annette said...

awwwwww I love this so cute...

Mary J said...

He is so much fun, Margie!!

Amy said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you are having fun with Max and the other goodies, this card is just the cutest thing Margie! Merry Christmas! :)

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the photo tips!

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