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Thursday, March 26, 2009

My work: A Wedding Album

As a gift to my sister and brother-in-law for being the best siblings a girl can ever ask for I made their wedding album (layouts from scratch). This was a 2 year project and I hoped they love it.

They were both in our wedding and been there every step of the way for us (Mr. Mad and I). They just turned 30 so (so cute their bdays are back to back).... So it was a Happy dirty 30 and BIG THANKS gift! They had a low budget but beautiful wedding. Everything came together in just TWO MONTHS!!!!! Yes I said TWO MONTHS! It was a whirlwind being half the only bridal party.

I threw her bparty and bridal shower in one day/night. It was fun though. I need to post about that even though it was two years ago. LOL.




For a better view click here.

Also I'm signing off for a week. I'll be in HAWAII celebrating our 1st anniversary in OAHU. ALOOOOHHHAAA OUIII!!! Come out tomorrow if you can.


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PSA: Amy Kuschel Bride and Bella Bridesmaid Sample Sale


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Calling all brides

Daily Candy SF sent me in this weekend's Guide:

Amy Kuschel Bride and Bella Bridesmaid Sample Sale
What: Wedding gowns and bridesmaid frocks by Vera Wang, Amsale, Melissa Sweet, and more are up to 50 percent off.
Why: Make a $20+ donation to EQCA or Breast Cancer Fund and score an additional 10 percent off your AKB gown.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Amy Kuschel Bride, 23 Grant Ave., b/t Geary & O’Farrell Sts., 5th flr. (415-956-5657).

OOOHHHH!!! Amy Kuschel. She makes beautiful gowns. And Bella Bridesmaid.. you can't get simple and elegant dresses like theirs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great Finds: Etsy Seller Shupg

I found a bunch of cuteness this morning.


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More on Shugpg here.
Her etsy shop here.

I want the headphones... soooo ADORABLE!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Work: My Spoonflower Test










It's another crazy week at work. But I wanted to blog my fabrics I made with Spoonflower. It's so fun to make the patterns then test the results by ordering fat quarters. The colors came out exactly how I wanted them to. I can't wait to make a bag out of the grayish tan fabric.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In-Sites # 21: PSDTUT


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Photoshop tutorials here: http://psd.tutsplus.com/

I seriously found that just last night. I love online Tuts. I wish I can just work all day researching stuff online.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PSA: Handmade Nation Movie


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I sooo want to go....

For more info:http://www.handmadenationmovie.com/

Monday, March 9, 2009

Personal Spiel: Show and tell!



Today's show and tell is from an old friend from middle school who is talented as hell. I've blogged about his blog..: http://www.tonypsd.blogspot.com/ (he he he). Get it blogged about his blog?.. ok.. I'm cheesy.

Anyways. I gave him this favorite photo of my husband and I on our wedding day taken by Ed Pingol. Mr. Mad was very happy with the results. This is only part of my anniversary plan. By the way... we're leaving the 28th of March for a week to travel to Oahu to celebrate... wait for it.. wait for it.. OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! Whoo hoo! We made it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Workshop Review: Augie Chang's Photography Workshop

I went to an Augie Chang's "Intro into Photography workshop". I have to say it was quite an investment but completely worth it. I walked away with more knowledge than I ever thought possible. It was beyond what books can offer.

It started off with breakfast, introduction of the students, and an overview of the day's timeline. Then immediately we jumped into the functions of the camera and its purposes. He went through the absolute basics thoroughly and brief ones that are rarely used. Then we break out into 3 cars and take off to meet for lunch. After lunch we pick our partners and complete our day's task. We retreated back to where he held the classroom to look at all our works.

From start to finish it was very well thought out class. Everything that was taught was very useful to me.I liked how there was a mix of students. Those who just wanted to know how to take better photos to those who want to learn for their own business/portfolio. There may be a variety in skills and purposes but it didn't feel segrated that way. Everyone learned on the same pace as though they were all starting from scratch. I think it's because Augie was a well-known successful photographer and everyone wanted to absorb what he had to say. I can't wait to catch his intermediate class. Strongly recommended. He has another coming up soon.


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Read about it in his blog: http://augiechangphotography.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-621-intro-to-photography-workshop.html

To see our some of our work check it out here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Coming up: Augie Chang's Intro Workshop review

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I haven't a moment to spare today but I'll work on it tonight. The images above of my work. Mr. Chang was instructing his students on the difference between the changes in aperture and exposure. I took his "Intro into photography" workshop and he just announce a new workshop date. I totally recommend taking it. More to come later....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Great Finds: The Vario Plus Snap Kit by Prym


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I want this soooo badly but as you can see it here on Birch Street Clothing's online store the capabilities of this wonderful tool.

This punch has interchangable heads to apply groommets, eyelets, and buttons. I already have a Crop-A-Dile Eyelet & Snap Punch but at Craft Haven I've seen what the The Vario Plus Snap Kit can do in the flesh. Like what Kelly of Craft Haven have said about the kit "It's like the cloud in the sky has opened up and I saw Heaven". I and the rest of her students that day used it then felt the same way.

I think the investment is totally worth it... just right now.. I'm trying to save for The Mad's 1st anniversary the end of this month. :)Maybe if I sell my Crop-A-Dile Eyelet & Snap Punch.... ooohhh.. yah. Anyone game?



$12.00/best offer? I just don't have room for both of them.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

PSA: Floral Workshop



I haven't been to her workshop because it's always on a day I can't go. BOOO!!! So if you're in the area and you can spare yourself that day please go to this workshop. You won't be disappointed. Karen of Huckleberry Karen Design is sooo talented. She's one of the brides on theknot.com that I've met and based my own wedding inspiration of her actual wedding. On top of that... I hired her as my own florist. She did a gorgeous job. I was sooo happy she did everything that we asked her to do and husband was happy because it was well below our budget.

You can see samples of her work from Mr. Ed Pingol Photography here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

PSA: Photography.Book.Now 2009 contest



Happy Monday. I trust you all had a great weekend.

Blurb is having a photobook contest. Read more about it here.