Amanda had her senior pictures taken today at the High School. (sidenote: I can't believe she is a senior - I am not old enough to have a child preparing to graduate) The experience was fun for her, until we saw that the cheapest package of pictures was $130! We go back next week to preview them and see if they are worth it. In the meantime, when we got home, we had some fun taking our own pictures just to see how they'd turn out. I told her if we got one or two good ones, we could just make our own prints, and save some money. Mandi was very patient with me while I tried to get all the camera settings right (we only took 131 pictures:-)). These are my favorites - she liked at least 40 of them, though, so I think we did great. I'll have her post her favorites tomorrow.
One of my favorite hobbies lately is digital scrapbooking. I've had a digital camera since 2002, and LOVE the digital medium. It took the industry a while to catch up, but now there a lots of cool new products to make completely digital scrapbook pages. I'm still learning how to put things together, and I have purchased a few things, but you can collect A LOT of free papers, templates, and digital elements from sites. I'll try to post a few links later on if anyone is interested. But, for now, one of my favorite sites for freebies is www.designerdigitals.com in the community area under challenges (there is a new freebie each week in each category, and best of all, there's a huge archive of past freebies - lots of other sites only have freebies for a limited time and then they expire). These are a few of my latest pages for Quinn.