DSLR for Newbies Challenge 2

Challenge 2 is up and there is also great news in case you get behind or just found out about these challenges:

It's not too late to join in!

There will be a new challenge posted each Thursday, but it's not necessary to complete it within that particular week. So, if you're starting late, or get behind, that's fine!

The only thing required to become a 'DSLR Graduate' is to complete all the challenges by the time it's over. In this case, all 7 challenges must be posted by midnight on Thursday, November 29th. Normally, it would end on the previous Thursday, but since that's Thanksgiving in the USA, I'll give everyone an extra week!

So come on let's learn to really use our cameras : )

My Most Important Things and Monday List of TO DO

OK so part of the Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life  that I am doing is to simplify your to do lists. The suggestion is to pick a few things to concentrate on each week and break those into smaller tasks for each day. All of these to do's, or at least most of them, should match your life priorities. Idea 1 helps you pick those priorities: Make a list of your top 4-5 important things. What’s most important to you? What do you value most? What 4-5 things do you most want to do in your life? Simplifying starts with these priorities, as you are trying to make room in your life so you have more time for these things.

My Most Important List

A. Jehovah God
B. Family
C. Self growth and improvment
D. Work and Friends

So with these in mind my weekly to do's are:
1. Study for and attend all meetings this week, including at least 1 morning service (Matches A,B,& C on my list)
2. Start to organize and decutter the house (B and C)
3. Clean and organize my office and classroom desk (C and D)

Organization and Simplification

My life has been feeling very crazy since school started back up so I am on a mission to get more organized and simplify my crazy life. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has tried to do the organize thing 100 times but I hope this time will stick :) 
My first task is to complete most of the 72 items on this list from Zen Habits
Along with that I am creating a Life List thanks to Cool People I Know

The plan is to slowly work my way through the Zen Habits list and slowly add to my Life List. 
Let me know what you think and maybe join me :)

DSLR for Newbies Challenges

Come join me at Studio Girls Scrapbook Graphics for their DSLR for Newbies class/challenges. You not only get to learn for free but if you complete all the challenges you get goodies :)
Be sure to put scrapbunny as the referrer if you are new to the site.

Now I have what I call a fake DSLR. When I was pregnate my gift to myself was an HP Photosmart 945. I love the feel and all that you can do with this camera but it is not a true DSLR and there is a long lag between shots. I have an adapter for adding lens but I haven't used it :) Hopefully this class will teach me some tricks.

Week 1 is on White Balance. I'll add my photos once I take them :)

Katie's New Store!

Katie my favorite scrapbook lady has her own store for her awesome creations at http://www.scrapbookladydesigns.com ! Go check out the new and improved Amazing Month of Memories and grab everything at a 40% discount until the 8th of this month.

New Chatter book preorder

ChatterbookziheartyouHere is a sneak peek at this adorable "I love you" chatterbookz kit that we will be selling at TLC as a limited edition item! They've ordered 3600 for us to sell... so if you want one, email me now! Don't miss out on this cute kit!! We can pre-order them until Oct. 15th (Retail $24.95)

This beautiful, chipboard album is a unique way to say I Love You. The exclusive kit gives you everything you need to complete a sweet gift album.

What's Inside:

  • 1 - "I Love You" Chatter Bookz (12" x 4")
  • 2 - Die-Cut Sheets (12" x 4")
  • 24 - Designer Papers (12" x 4")
  • 3 - Cardstock (12" x 4")
  • 1 - Rub-On Sheet (12" x 4")
  • 1 - Heart Charm
  • Ribbon

November Artist Choice preview is up

The preview for next months AC kit is up. You can view it all here

Krystal Hartley Won!

No surprise that Krystal won the Design Star by a landslide. If you didn't get a chance to buy her winning kit you can still get it from her blog, http://krystalhartley.blogspot.com/