Finally, I’m here to share the layout I’ve been promising for a while. Not that it deserves a big build-up or anything, but I’ve just been busy dealing with school ending and boy issues. Ugh. Feel free to send me any chocolate, ice cream (Graeter’s black raspberry chip, for example… hehe) or hugs if you wish. Every girl needs a lot of chocolate to survive through life. ;)
Anyways, here’s the layout:
I made this for Studio Calico’s National Scrapbooking Day sewing challenge. Love the look of stitching on a big piece like this.
Supplies: Kit – Studio Calico (May 2011 Singin’ in the Rain and Pink Lemonade Add-On), Cardstock – Bazzill (Kraft), Vellum – Papertrey Ink, Patterned Paper – Girls’ Paperie (ledger and polka dots) and Crate Paper (blue floral), Chipboard Letters – Girls’ Paperie (Maggie Chipboard Alpha), Letter Stickers – October Afternoon, Flowers – Pebbles, Inc. (Happy Go Lucky Glitter Flower Brads), Thread – We R Memory Keepers (Aqua Sew Easy floss), Black Pen – Sharpie, Border Punches – EK Success (Large Scallop) and Fiskars (Scalloped Sentiment), Circle Dies – Spellbinders (Nestabilities Circles Large), Ink – Ranger (Frayed Burlap Distress Ink).
Also, you may have seen me posting several tweets on twitter over the past couple weeks about buying a new point and shoot camera. Mine has been through a lot in the past three years that I’ve owned it…. so it’s just time. It might just give out any day now, and I refuse to lug my Nikon D90 with me every time I want to take a picture. Ha.
I’ve narrowed down my list to four (I think!) cameras to choose from. My ideal camera uses an SD card, shoots at least 720p video, has a battery that can be externally charged (and therefore I can have a backup), has really good picture quality, at least 4x optical zoom, a macro mode and has physical buttons (i.e. no touchscreen). Here are the frontrunners in no particular order and why I like them:
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
I love that this camera is a “rugged” kind- meaning it is “drop proof” up to 5 feet and waterproof down to 10 feet. Lord knows I put my cameras through a lot, and this tells me that this camera can withstand what I put it through. The two things that keep this one from being the clear winner are that it’s by Panasonic (I have no experience whatsoever with the brand, and that makes me uncomfortable.) and that the lens is internal in the camera. Something about that says to me that the zoom might not be the best it could be.
- Canon PowerShot SD1400IS
This is a Canon, and that means reliable to me. Although I am a Nikon DSLR girl, I’ve always been a Canon point-and-shoot girl. That seems to be the way it goes. In fact, no Nikons made this list because they seem to be a little behind the curve in the smaller camera department. Anyways, My favorite things about this are the look (matching lens and body color), it comes in pink, and it shoots in 720p for video.
- Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
This the same camera as above, just the newer version. The differences? 1080p video (better), doesn’t come in pink (boo!), is 60 dollars more expensive, has a better sensor (a different kind) and 5x zoom versus 4x zoom. Hmmm.
- Samsung EC-ST700
This one didn’t even enter my mind until I started thinking about how I use my camera. Mainly, I use it for day adventures and nights out. And these include lots of “selfies” or pictures where me and a friend (or three) hold up the camera in front of us and hope for the best. The screen on the front is SO awesome for that. It also has 5x zoom and a touch screen back (not sure how I feel about that… but it could be nice. Maybe.). The one thing that kind of irks me about this one, though, is that I can’t find any good reviews on it. Why? Not sure.
So what do you think? Do you have experience with any of these cameras? If so, I would love to hear what you think about them (good or bad). If you don’t have any experience with them, tell me which one you think I should pick. I would love some advice! I’m sure that any of these for would be fine, but I want the best one for me since it’s my hard-earned money that I’m spending. You know how it goes. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by. Today, I dropped off the boards for my class at my LSS on June 4th. I’ll be posting about that this week with more info. I hope to meet some of you there! (At least those in the Twin Cities, MN area… unless you want to fly in! Hehe.) I’m off to go work on fun projects to share. I’m so excited! I think I might film the first video of my new series tonight. Eee!