Thursday, December 20, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking Advice

I've had a few inquiries about digital scrapbooking, so I thought I would post my feeble attempt to share this wonderful world of memory making.

First, you will need a photo editing program that allows you to work in layers, such as Photoshop. Usually the program that comes with you digital camera will work, but I know there are different programs that you can download. Paint.NET & Pixia are a couple I found online.

Next, you will want to download scrapbooking "papers" & "accessories". Something Jessica Stern taught me, "do only free". That means when you google digital scrapbooking use the word "freebie". Warning, this is a black hole. Trust me, there are thousands and thousands of freebies to download. It would be just a matter of days and your hard drive will be in overload.

Here are a few of my favorite sites to start with:

Also, if you download kits, you will get everything you need to design a page or two, so those are a nice place to start.

Finally, there are companies online who print 12x12 or 8x8 pages.

This site may answer any more questions you may have.

I hope this helps. Happy Scraping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Slazas Family Christmas

Couldn't you just eat this Christmas cookie?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I just love being a mom!!

In the following short film Charis discusses the movie, The Grinch, shows off her tricky high fives, and has a brief phone convo with her agent.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Playtime Fun

My digital scrapbooking continues...
I found out the day after I took these pictures that Porter had a double ear infection. My poor little man.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My First Maternity Shoot

So now I've done my first maternity shoot, and I had a blast. Thanks to Mike & Sarah. I don't know who was more excited about taking these pictures, me or Sarah. She's awesome & plans on going entirely natural (no epidural!). I told her go for it. I've done it twice and have lived to tell about it!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Concert Photos

Lately, I've been the jack of all trades when it comes to photography, but, hey, I love trying new things. Lastnight I took pictures of Matt's CD release concert. It was a blast! Matt did a great job! Here are some shots I took.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thacker Family

Is this a beautiful family, or what? Angie said this was the first time they had a family portrait done since their kids were born. I'm glad I could take care of that problem.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Josh & Lindsey Wedding

I had the honor of taking Josh & Lindsey's wedding pictures. They were so much fun & great sports. I pray you have many years & children together!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Matt Craig Take the Lead

Recently, I had the privilege of taking my husband's pictures for his upcoming album cover. He's so much fun to snap shots of. We took this picture at the Museum of Transportation. We found this old luggage cart with all these old suitcases on it, so I told Matt to go get one and hold it. We got to laughing, because no sooner would we get all set up to take a picture and a family would mosey over and proceed to study a train in great detail a foot away from Matt. Then, we would feel stupid, Matt holding a suitcase and me with a camera at my eye. We had lots of fun and lots of stares. Dan Posey did a great job doing all the cover design.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ogilvy Wedding

A few weeks ago I had a blast shooting a wedding with Anna from Creative Bent Photography. Here are a few shots I took during that beautiful day!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween 2007

I love Halloween. It's the one time a year you get to be whatever you've always wanted to be. Well Matt, my husband, was Jack Sparrow for the third year in a row. I think he's milked that costume for all it's worth. I was a flapper, because I just recently cut all my hair off, so it seemed befitting to play the part. My two munchkins? They were a kitty & mouse. Or as my sister put it...they were my little Tom & Jerry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My new found obsession!

I don't know what's worse? My love for photography or my new found obsession with digital scrapbooking. I don't claim to be a genius designer, but boy, do I have fun doing it!
Porter is the 4th generation Craig.

This is Charis at her first birthday party!

This is Charis after her first birthday party!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Daddy's Little Girl

I am part of St. Louis Camera Club and tonight I submitted my first entry. Out of 31 entries, I won first place. Elated, I am.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Apple Pickin'

Last week our little family went apple picking. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day.

Charis' favorite part was feeding the goats.

Someone forgot to tell Porter what we were picking.

Friday, August 3, 2007


I had a blast taking Charis' pictures the other day. Her free spirit makes life so enjoyable! She's just like her daddy.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Charis Sings Her ABCs

I laugh so hard when I her Charis sing her version of the ABCs. Don't worry, I know no one else thinks she's as cute as I do. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Young Fun

My daughter, Charis and Carter, a little boy I watch, have been playing in a moving box for a 1/2 hour. The squeals of delight from inside the box have brought me joy, for sure.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another Day

Sitting here covered in red itchy bumps, surrounded by moving boxes and listening to the endless chatter of my 18 month old daughter I think to myself, 'what a wonderful world.' Hmmm...I just noticed she found the Band-aids and they are all over, but glory be, my business cards just arrived! We are in business. This blog thing is a good thing. Look for further updates to come.