Studio Calico Blog Hop:

I have been lucky enough to be invited to contribute to the latest Studio Calico class: 1000 words: Capture More.
 I am so excited! Studio Calico is one of my all time fave scrapping sites and I luuurve all of their products! A class that combines photography and scrapbooking – It’s a perfect fit for me and it a bonus that the scrappers and photographers that I have admired for such a long time are a part of it too. Read on:

Six amazing photographers from the Studio Calico design team are here to help you capture more of the emotion, more of the moment, and more of the story. This class is unlike other photography classes because it doesn’t focus on the technical aspects of shooting. Instead, we’ll be giving you a glimpse into the photographic style of each of our teachers and contributors. We’ll be covering twelve different topics, ranging from everyday moments to special occasions, and helping you to look at photographing them in a more meaningful way. Becky Novacek, Kelly Noel, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner, Susan Weinroth and Tina Aszmus will be heading up this class – you can read more about them here.
Each lesson will contain four photos from our teachers and contributors with information on composition, using light and how the shot was set up, as well as insight into technical settings, equipment and editing. Our photographers will be sharing their thoughts on photographing the different topics, and sharing their tips and tricks towards capturing an image that’s worth 1000 Words. The lessons will be wrapped up with a list of photo prompts on the topic, as well as a layout showcasing one of the images. At the end of each lesson, students will be able to submit a photo to the teacher for feedback. Students will also have access to four bonus PDFs – these will be cheat sheets with helpful hints for photographing in low light situations, capturing natural expressions, color schemes for group shots and combining actions.
Our teachers are joined by an accomplished group of contributors – some photographers by trade, some just passionate about photography. The line up includes Karen Russell, Melanie Mauer,Kristin Rogers, Andrea Jenkins, Erin Cobb, Lisa Leonard, Kelly Purkey, Maria Grace Abuzman, Rebecca Cooper, Melissa Diekema, Elise Blaha Cripe, Jen Johner, Allison Waken, Kimmi Robinson, Stephanie Dagan, Celeste Vermeend, Tami Gookstetter and Naomi Atkins. Each of these ladies has a distinct style and is ready to give you a little peek into their shooting process!
Syllabus :
week 1 : relationships, lake/pool/beach, sports
week 2 : iphone / instant camera, special circumstances (mental & physical disabilities, avoiding glare on eyeglasses), outdoors
week 3 : holidays, everyday routines, self portraits / getting into the shot
week 4 : personalities, photography for blogs, birthdays

 To purchase this class and get involved follow the link below:

Studio Calico 1000 words: capture more
Registration ends 30/9/2012 and the class begins in 1/10/2012
And as way of promoting and sharing the class, Studio Calico is running a blog hop.. Please go to the
Studio calico blog to see the list of all the stops.

As one of my readers –  leaving a comment could win you a $10 promo code off the price of the class! Yay!

Does it get any better?



STUCK! Bday blog hop winner:

Congratulations Vicki Vardouka:

“Hi Celeste! Your take on the sketch is beautiful! TFS!! And what a nice prize to win!!!Thanks!!”

Your kind comment was randomly drawn out making you my STUCK!  birthday blog hop winner and will be receiving my little mini kit in the mail…
Hope you have fun creating something fab with it!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us all at Stuck this month….Keep scrapping!

Celeste xx

Maybe back later with some last minute challenges to upload…

STUCK!…Blog Hop:

Happy Birthday to you..Happy Birthday to you…
It seems that birthday celebrations are a mighty good way to break the dreaded curse on my scrapping mojo! YAY!

If you have arrived here because you are hopping along with the Stuck! Sketches blog hop, welcome! If you’ve just discovered the hop, you can get started here.

StuckSketches is celebrating its 5th birthday this month. And to celebrate, we are having a giveaway on each of the CT members blogs! That’s an amazing 13 prizes on offer! Here on my blog, I am giving away this:

My RAK is created with items I used on the layout below.. A min kit of sorts..With a few handmade objects and bits and pieces you can use to create a great layout of your own – and with a bit extra thrown in for good measure:

And this layout is based on the Stuck! sketch from the 1st of the month:

For your chance to win, leave a comment here and on each blog on the hop. Once you have been to visit all of the blogs, email your name and address to Emails are to be received by midnight Sunday August 26th.

And, here is the full list just in case you get lost..
Stuck Sketches Blog

So, you’re next stop on the hop is …………..Debbie

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the blog hop and happy scrapping one and all..