Monday, April 14, 2008

Magic Hour

Here is a birthday card I made for Kelly back in March. Its mainly Heidi Swapp & K&Co products. The paper is from their wedding line. I thought it would be a good challenge to use it on something non-wedding!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a heat wave in the bay area and it was beautiful. It is rarely ever 75* in Pacifica. Everyone decided to head out to the beach to cool off so it was difficult to go anywhere!

I headed down to the Scrapbook Depot for Carina's birthday sale. I was one of the lucky first 38 women to get 38% off of my purchases! I went a little crazy because I haven't gone shopping there for a long while.

Dan & I went to Mel's Diner on Geary for dinner. It was so weird being there when it was still light outside. I love this time of the year! There is something about their scalloped paper place mats that inspires me. I passed the time by drawing sketches of my ideas for the upcoming Mojo challenge.

On our way back home we saw this cool building. I like the font and colors a lot.

We stopped at St. Ignatius so I could get a photo during "magic hour." I have a self portrait from August that I took at night. You can see it here. Magic hour is that time when the sun is low in the sky. Most of my photos are taken during magic hour because I really like how they turn out. To learn more about this kind of lighting click here. Is there interest in learning more about photography techniques and tips? I'd love to share if so. Just drop me a line and ask me a question. Or just say yes more please! :)

Kristi & I scrapped for a few hours last night. I always get more inspired when I'm with her. I'm really interested in learning how to use alcohol inks to distress my pages. I can't share what we worked on but I should be able to in 6 days or so. :) Hopefully I'll have some other projects completed before then.


ricanlaw said...

Magic hour? I'm interested in photo tips as I just purchased my first serious camera. I love your photographs and your card is super cute.

Chez said...

Lovely pics as always my dear! I've missed your blogs, you are such a busy bee lately! You'll be missed in Vegas..6 days to go woot!

Lindsay said...

Cute card! Looks like you'll have fun playing with all of that new stuff! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Lizee said...

yes more photo tips please!

lovin the card...u cant tell those are wedding supplies!

Unknown said...

You always take the best pictures I think it's because of the ISO hehe. That card is absolutely adorable!

Kristi said...

Awe, I {heart} you MJ!

Micayla said...

Yay for you, shopping with discount! My fave!!!
Thanks for the B-Day wishes I had a fab day.
Looking forward to see what you are kristi have been up too!

Michelle said...

ooh..sounds like you've been having fun! =) Lovely pictures, as always, Michelle!

Babydoll said...

Never heard of magic hour. I'll have to try that one. Great pictures and I love that card!

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