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Well at the moment I am on holiday from teaching and that is wonderful!

I have bought a new camera an EOS Canon 550d, and its proving to be a learning curve for me. So some of my time and energy will be going into learning to use it and the Vegas studio software to edit videos. I bought it because it has an input for a mic. Little did I know at the time of buying there are issues with the external mic. I know a few guys have side stepped that, and solved it, but don’t know if I can. Might have to enlist help at some point.

I have been through a few qualms, why did I go in and buy it without some further research. Never mind its done now and the challenge is laid down to master it this year.

Cardmaking may go on hold for sometime as my time gets eaten up with new learning!

2011 intentions:
Learn to use a new camera.
Make some videos, with new to me software.
Enjoy books and audio books.
Make cards.
Watch more movies.
Follow the wisdom of the happiness project more in 2011.
Take time to meditate.
Read inspiring literature.
Update my teacher blog at least 2 -3 times a week.
Update this blog oftener.
Find a way to exercise if my foot problem doesn’t resolve itself. Sigh! Just when I was really into walking.

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Birthday Wishes

Vicky’s Challenge this week is Mexico. Wow, what vibrant colours. I ‘ve  had a play around and this is what I eventually came up with.

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http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2010/05/around-the-world-challenge-2/

I love the beautiful spring feel to this photo from Holland as we are in Autumn in the southern hemisphere.  A reminder that bulbs will awaken after the cold of our winter. For my card this time I have taken Vicky’s gsd files of a coffee pot and cups, added some tulips from a gsd file from Stephanie’s Scrapcreations and then tried to use colours that evoke the fresh green of spring. The windmill made me think of the coffee pot and the cups are like open tulips.  And a chance to experiment with the craft robo again.  I made the files smaller, I think I could have made the actual card size smaller, next time!

I enjoy trying the challenges, they are good for me, as I am new to cardmaking and like trying what others have made.  However the challenge encourages me to encourage my own creativity.  As I do it I learn!

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