Monday, October 27, 2008

Playing with some recent pictures

Oh how I miss my camera. I keep finding myself thinking..."there goes another lost kodak moment" Yesterday Ray and Rylie were making Halloween cut-out cookies. Rylie had to wear her little pink apron, she looked too cute. I was watching her and she looked up at me and she had flour all over her little face..."ohhhh, another lost Kodak moment!"

So I've been itching to take pictures and haven't been able to. What else is there to do? Go play with Paint Shop Pro, lol. So, that's what I did and these are some of the pictures I've been playing with.

Ry & Kaden
That is Rylie with her nephew Kaden. I was taking pictures of him when she suddenly popped her head in and just had to have me take her picture too.

Kaden 10-4
That is Kaden on the day we went to the Pumpkin Patch. I just love those big toothless baby smiles, don't you? He's such a sweetie pie. All you have to do is look at him, smile and he will flash that big beautiful smile at you.

Ry & Aubs-pizza
This is Rylie and her niece, who happens to be about 2 and a half years younger than Ry. This is when we all stopped for dinner after the day at the Pumpkin Patch. can see who is more concerned with smiling for the camera and who wants more pizza, lol.

Have a good one!
Jill Marie

Monday, October 20, 2008

Testing, bigger picture instructions

Okay, I'm going to try this.

Ry flowers orig

Okay, now that is what I'm talking about.

Ry flowers

YES! I love it! Thank you so much Martha! For those of you who haven't been there, visit the Bloggers Community Photo Challenge . If you love looking at and taking photo's, you're going to love this blog.

Thanks again for the infor Martha. I don't know what code I was copying, but it wasn't that one because I didn't even know that was there. LOL

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Photo editing...too much fun

I have way too much fun playing with pictures and editing them. We recently went to a pumpkin patch up in Michigan. Rylie wore this cute hooded yellow shirt and I thought it would be a pretty to take a picture of her in front of some purple flowers. And yeah, it looked nice...but I wanted to "fix" it. LOL The first picture is the original, the second is my edited version.

Hm, well, those pictures did NOT look that little bitty when I made them. I am just not having much luck figuring out how to put pictures on this blog. I'm thinking I am going to have to go in and put them in the HTML thing. But, I've kind of forgotten how to do that. I'll have to go back and re-read some old things.
Yeah, those little pictures just lose too much detail.
Well, it's almost 1 am, waaaay past my bedtime. G'night ya'll.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can't sleep...

Well, it's almost 1:30 am and I'm having trouble sleeping. So I went through some of the pictures I took of Christopher dressed up for homecoming and played around with them in Paint Shop. Of course, while I was taking pictures of Chris, Rylie had to go and put on her "fancy" dress and get in on the action.
Here are a few of the pictures I took. This was before the death of my beloved camera.

Christopher is the next oldest, after Rylie. He turns 17 this February and Rylie will be 5 in March. They're my babies...

PS~I don't think I am liking uploading the pictures through blogger. That was the "large" size and I think they look really small.

Okay, guess I'll try to get some sleep now. Ta-ta!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My right hand is gone...

Okay, well maybe not my "hand", but my digital camera has passed on. {{{sigh and sad pouty face}}} I almost always kept my camera on me. You have to when you have a four year old, six kids and three grandchildren. You never know when the moment for a great picture is going to happen and I've been caught too many times without my camera. I've missed some moments when I could have captured some really neat memories.

That means that unless I get a new camera for an anniversary gift (yeah, right, the past 10 years have gone by with our anniversary always being forgotten) I am going to miss out on getting pictures during the upcoming holidays. I feel almost nekid leaving the house without my trusty lil' camera.

Nikon has this really awesome looking camera out now. No, not one of those little itty bitty ditties. I want a camera that feels like a REAL camera. I kind of miss my old 35mm, I loved being able to set all the "bits" myself. I want a camera with a super fast shutter speed. There was such a lag on my digital camera and a few really cute pictures got lost during that couple seconds lag time. I'd like to be able to push the button and have the camera click off 2 or 3 rapid shots. But it has to be digital. I LOVE being able to upload right to my computer and emailing pictures right after I take them.

Yep...those are a few of my wishes for my new camera. Just in case anyone wants to let the ol' man know. LOL

Well, maybe I'll take some time to play around with some old photos. I love photo shopping!
Have a good one,
Jill Marie

Sunday, October 12, 2008

code bX-zcvzxcv

Okay, first things first...for those of you who may get this weird code:
bX-zcvzxcv , don't worry. It is not as bad as it may seem. Okay, I can't guarantee that, but it wasn't for me. I went back to the blogger login page, I think it's called the Dashboard. When I got there I saw that the aol journal I was trying to transfer was there. So I clicked the brought up my old aol journal on it's new blogger page, EXCEPT there were NO entries.

Well, sheesh! AH! So I clicked on that CUSTOMIZE button up top. Then I went to POSTING, now look at the bottom see where it says "Return to list of posts". Click that. Now upon arrival I see all my entries, although they are not posted. (Well, I didn't have a lot of entries on this journal anyway) But NO WORRIES...At the top of that little box check the SELECT ALL, now just to the left of that you'll see a drop down box thingie (I know, I shouldn't talk in such technical terms), if you look to the bottom you'll see where it says "Publish", do that. Now your blog should have all the entries posted...well, mine did anyway.

I hope this helps for anyone else getting that nasty ol' bX-blah-blah-blah.

Good Luck!
Jill Marie