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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Card Greetings!

I am so behind (as usual) in everything this holiday season......again! Every year I say to myself........"Next year, I will get this done early!" Yeah right.............LOL It never happens! But I always take a pic to put in with our cards. It's tradition that I started almost 25 years ago when Morgan was little. So the other night, I was trying to get a half decent picture of my tree lit (why is it that you can never capture how beautiful they look lit at night?) and I found a setting on my camera that makes the lights and everything else really bright and out of focus! Jadyn had just got her bath and hair washed and she was running around in those little footed pj's that I absolutely love! Isn't it amazing that all these years later (about 50 to be exact), that they are still in style??? They remind me so much ot the 50's and 60's!

So, when I uploaded this pic of her posing by the tree........I instantly thought back to those times and the black and white pictures and how some of them used to have like that double exposure effect. Remember those? Well, with this setting on my camera, this picture had that faint outline on the left hand side and those tree lights where so pretty! So, I went into my Paint Shop Pro and made it into a sepia toned picture and added the Merry Christmas! I logged into my Walmart photo account, uploaded it and added a black border trim to keep with the vintage look. Did the 1 hour photo (even though the walmart photo place was closed) and the pics were ready by 10:00am the next morning! Ahhhhhhhhhhh............isn't modern technology amazing?????? Thank God..........because I am so S-L-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!

So, Merry Christmas to all my friends, blog friends and anybody else who happens to stop by for a visit!


Sharon Stevens said...

Aww Lori Nana..she is absolutely adorable and this photo does look like one that would be captured in the 50's. Time flys doesn't it?
I can never get the right settings for my camera.
Hey, I didn't know you could do that with Walmart..I'm gonna check that out.
hmm Jadyn and Jayden? Sounds good to me :-)b

vintagepaletteart said...'s so easy! You have to register first but that only takes a couple of minutes to do. They also offer payment using Paypal now or you can just pay when you pick them up. That's what I usually do. It's so convenient and quick! They have different borders to choose from too and all kinds of different gift items.

I use the internet for more and more things here lately!

Happy Holidays! And tell your Jayden that my little Jadyn said hello and Merry Christmas! =D

Tina said...

She is soooo sweet. Merry Christmas to you and yours this year. Many blessings


Designs by CK said...

Merry Merry Nana!!!

Chris Kringle :-P)

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Oh my gosh , Lori! I absolutley love the photo. It is so reminiscent of those black & white photo years we so fondly remember.
I didnt know you could do that on-line at WalMart! Thanks for the tip:)
Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Marie Patterson Studio said...

Merry Christmas! The winners are listed, so come take a look!

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Sending lots of merry Christmas wishes to you Lori and your family too!! What an exciting time at your house with lil Miss Jadyn knee high is fun!!! Enjoy it my friend!!

Merry Christmas!!

send my love to Hope as well!!!

Sam I Am said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww our lil peanut...decked out in her footies!!
i LOVED mine..and used to wear them to death!
Merry Christmas Nana :)

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you all for the Merry Wishes! I wish you all the best and a very happy New Year too! =D

Holiday Hugs!

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks for stopping by Lori!! Her's wishing you a Happy Haunting holidaze!
Gail and the everpresent Ms "P"

AwtemNymf said...

A Magical Merry Christmas to you & yours!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
Hugs & Faerie Dust!

vintagepaletteart said...

Thank you ~A~...............may you have a Magical Merry Christmas too!

Designs by CK said...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!! :-)


Sam I Am said...

Happy Monday Morning Nana :)


vintagepaletteart said...

Thanks Chris! You too!

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww..............Sami.......Happy Tuesday mornin' to you! =o)

Frippery said...

Love that picture, so reminiscent of the "Old days" of snapshots. I also dearly love your music. I am actually getting teary eyed. I have to start playing around with my camera a bit more. Have a wonderful New Year, Pam

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Nana Lori, the post is wonderful and I just stopped by to thank you for all of your kind comments to me this past year and to wish you the very best in the coming New Year!!!


CCs Whimsies said...

Merry everything Nana and family! Kiss that little dickens for me! Love, Crusty

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww.......Pam! =o) Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! And here's to playing around with your camera! =D

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwww....Laurie! I'm so glad that I found your blog when you started it up and so glad that you joined us Pfatties too! Your art is absolutely day, I will own one of those adorable creations! They're on my wish list! =o)


vintagepaletteart said...

Oh Crusty...............I just did for ya! I wish you could meet her again. Last time that you saw her she was cutting her first teeth....seems like so long ago!!!!

Have a Happy New Year!!!