Give Away!!

I have been doing some Spring (or actually Summer) cleaning around here and I went through all of my scrapbook supplies to re-organize a few things and to purge some of my excess. Purging and organizing seem to be a constant activity for me… always striving to find the balance between having what I need and will use vs having just too much stuff. The older I get, the less I like clutter and I feel the constant need to get rid of the excess. And I also realize that part of this is resisting the urge to buy so much – especially when it comes to scrapbooking. I know I find myself wanting all of the new products, when in reality I just can’t use it all! I am getting better though and that is why I love the monthly kits so much! It gives me a sampling of the latest and greatest while keeping me out of the scrapbook stores where I would probably buy 10 times as much stuff! Anyway, lucky for you, I now have some very large stacks of products that I would like to share with those of you that scrapbook and that would put all of it to good use!

I will draw a winner for the first give away on Friday! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and answer the following: As a scrapbooker/crafter/photographer, what would you like to see more of from me? What questions do you have for me? What techniques or projects would you like to see more of? When you come here, what are you looking for – inspiration, photos, techniques???? I want to be posting things that are helpful to you all and things that you like to see, so please tell me!! I am all ears!

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  • Karen B.
    June 2, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Maggie,
    I love your blog and absolutely adore your photographs. I can tell you have a true talent and that this is what you are meant to do in life.
    I would love two things. Photoshop Actions for Photoshop Elements. And also, maybe some ideas for color combinations when using a black & white vs a vintage vs a color photo. Kinda basic stuff but I always love to hear other peoples thought processes….
    Have a great day and keep up the good work on your blog, I love reading it.
    Karen B.

  • Annie
    June 2, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    How fun! I’d love to see more of your pages on your blog. I can spot them in the magazines and love seeing all your fabulous creations. Of course, if you want to share other things you’re making, I’d love to see them too. Thanks for sharing all your goodies!

  • Krista`
    June 2, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    i just wanted to say thanks for sharing your amazing actions! i purchased them a month ago and i use them more than so many of my other previous faves! also…you were so kind and answered some of my photography ?’s over a year ago when i was just starting out…you were so sweet and helpful…thanks for taking the time to write me back!! i love your pictures…i would love to see more & as always any photography tips you post would be appreciated! i would also love any advice on printing…how to get the best quality print and where! thanks again! Ü

  • Rachel Berry
    June 2, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Photography tips!! I NEED THEM! I would love to see more of these little babies.
    Oh and PSE Tips as well.

  • Rebecca
    June 2, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    I’d love some help in lighting situations in times when natural light isn’t available. Thanks so much! Rebecca

  • Julie Marie
    June 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I really love your photos and tips!

  • Angela Williams
    June 2, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    You photos are so fun and vibrant. And the subjects just look very happy and natural (which isn’t always easy to capture). What is your approach with photography?
    I would love to know more about your business. How did you get started? How did you start your business… clients? Any marketing or all word of mouth? do you do anything special for your clients?
    And any tips on lighting too. You blog is fun to look at and I would love any tips and help to expand my own business. thanks!

  • Mary Elizabeth
    June 2, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Maggie — I *LOVE* your photos! You have such a great eye for it, and they always turn out so beautiful. I also love your tips with photography & would love to hear more!
    What a fun giveaway!

  • jenny
    June 2, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    i love your blog! i come here for inspiration, but i would also love for you to share how you pull of such great shots. your actions look amazing (and are on my ‘to buy soon’ list). i think everything you do is so fun and creative! i like looking at your pages for inspiration on what to do myself. 🙂

  • louchia
    June 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Hello Maggie
    I really do love your pictures, the way you capture sentiments into them. I would like to see more photo tips, this is what I’m looking for when I look at your blog. I would like to know how to have such vibrant colours in my own picture and how to get beautiful protraits. That’s it, more portrait tips! And how to convince people around me to cooperate 😉 (well, I can’t rent kids, it’s not legal!)

  • Danielle
    June 2, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    This is a fun giveaway! I am very glad I found your blog a couple weeks ago. I love seeing your work. I really enjoy seeing your scrapbook lo’s but I really love the photography.
    What I would love to see more of is a basic lesson in getting started with great photography. I know there are tutorials everywhere online, but I think it would be extra helpful coming from somebody that I think takes amazing photos. Thanks..I’m excited to see what other people have to say!

  • Amy Staats
    June 2, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I too love all your photos and could use some basic photo taking tips. Your blog is great and very creative!

  • Brek
    June 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I would love some photography tips – I still feel like I don’t take good pictures at all. I also love your layouts, I’d love to see more of them!

  • Leah
    June 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Would love more photo and post processing tips. Also love to see your pages although since a lot of them are published I’m guessing you may not be able to share many here!

  • Nicole
    June 2, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    How fun.
    I found your blog a few months back through Kelly P.’s…what drew me in was the photography – just because it was so gorgeous.
    But I would also love to see more of your scrapbooking on the blog too!

  • Valerie
    June 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I’m a new comer to your blog and I’m so happy I happened upon it!
    I would love more photography tips and tricks as well as Photoshop helps.
    You do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

  • tiffany*
    June 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Love your work!!
    I would love some videos and techniques!!

  • Candice
    June 2, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    I too would like to see some photography tips. I love your photography!

  • Jane
    June 2, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I would love to see more layout ideas and natural light photography and photoshop tips.

  • victoria
    June 2, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I am new to this site. I found it searching your name after seeing the cover of the creating keepsakes magazine. I love to see it all. I really am interested in the photo techniques. Your pictures are beautiful! I also am always interested in little boy stuff. It seems like there is so much for girls but cute classic boy stuff is not as common.

  • Ann
    June 2, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Great questions. I am trying to figure out my new SLR but what a learning curve. I’d love to see photography hints and tips, along with some photoshop tutorials.

  • Christal
    June 2, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I love your photo’s your technique your tips I love your blog!! I love giveaways too!!

  • Jen K
    June 2, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I love your blog just the way it is. The only things I could think of would be more layout shares because I am so inspired by your work, pictures of your house because I love you decorating style and maybe actions for PSE. 🙂 That’s all! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  • Ashley Schultz
    June 2, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    How nice of you! I would love to see more photography & photoshop tips. I love your photography and that is a big reason I come to your blog, but also for your scrapbooking stuff. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • smileynann
    June 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I would love to hear how you know you’ve achieved that perfect layout… how you know you’ve got to change something. I’d also love to see more of that typical German decorating — it’s so great!
    Thanks for sharing so much with everyone!

  • Gabriela
    June 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I agree with the posters above, photography tips are great. I am just starting to get into photography and I need all the help I can get.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • carriegel
    June 2, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Photography tips for me too. I am always trying to take better photographs.

  • giniew
    June 2, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    I’m from France, and I love your blog, I’m looking for photography tips, but I also love your creations !

  • Lindsey Loo
    June 2, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    hi! i am a begining photographer and i feel like a sponge soaking in any tips, especially really good ones like you! so, do you have any photo tips that you would like to share?

  • manon
    June 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    oh well those are a lot of questions. But first, let me tell you, that I think the same like you. How much stuff do I really need. And I have to say, it makes me happy to throw or give away stuff that I don’t need.
    Ok now for the questions.I just love what you do. And if you don’t change enything that would be fine with me. But in general, I would love to see more pages that you make. And how your kids grow.
    I also would love to see more pictures you take of your family and your clients. (Maybe a tutorial, but thats not a must)

  • Mari
    June 2, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    How nice of you to have a giveaway:)
    I loooove to read tips and techniques:)
    And phototips:) you capture the most amazing pictures!!

  • A
    June 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    PS tips are always appreciated…there is so much to learn, and I feel like I ALWAYS get something new when I read your posts. And…a few tips on the actual PHOTO taking never hurts! Thanks so much for your fun giveaway!

  • Anne-Marie
    June 3, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Hi Maggie! Yes, Photoshop tips would be great… not just for editing photos, but how (if you do) use PS to create hybrid layouts. And, of course, it’d be lovely to see more of you layouts. 🙂

  • Maria Therese
    June 3, 2008 at 1:02 am

    What aboute posting a what to do and what not to do tips for us who has just started exploring photographing..great pictures makes even more fun scrapbooking..

  • kathy (kathyb)
    June 3, 2008 at 2:45 am

    I am a scrapbooker, but through this have become very interested in improving my photography skills. I love to see your work. What I would like right now is for you to develop your actions for Elements users, as I for one would love to purchase these.
    Thank you for the chance to be entered into your giveaway.

  • Bobbi
    June 3, 2008 at 4:35 am

    The main thing I would like is Actions that would work with PSE. I can’t afford the “big” version right now, but would love some actions I can use with Elements.
    Your work is AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the giveaway-everybody loves Blog Candy!! Hope I win.

  • star8278
    June 3, 2008 at 5:11 am

    As a scrapbooker/crafter/photographer, what would you like to see more of from me? _ Great PS Actions. Still loving your first sets. As a photographer I would enjoy more shots, I am highly inspired by great blogs like yours. Each day I sit at my dest at work and wish my day job included a camera.
    What questions do you have for me? What’s in your camera bag? And what would you tell someone who is very interested in starting professionally but unsure of what direction to take.
    What techniques or projects would you like to see more of? PS Actions
    When you come here, what are you looking for – inspiration, photos, techniques???? ALL of the above.

  • Wendy Antenucci
    June 3, 2008 at 5:24 am

    I just found your blog a little bit ago, but I love seeing the different pictures and your layouts. I really enjoyed the posts about the circle hoop things and then those pretty rooms – so gorgeous. So, I keep your blog as one of my favorites. I’d love to know more about the photography – tips, techniques both about taking the pictures and playing with them. Thanks!

  • hannaL
    June 3, 2008 at 5:34 am

    I love your blog – your photography and scrapbooking are both amazing. I loved seeing your scrap space in CK this month too. Would love to see some photography tips.

  • lauren
    June 3, 2008 at 5:49 am

    i love your work, maggie! both your photography and your scrapbooking!! 🙂
    i am such a visual person, so more pictures would be a dream for me! i study them to see how the folks in your photos are “placed” even though i know that they are [almost] never staged photos. i try to visualize where you stand to get the shots you got, and maybe even try to visualize the shots you see in your head that you want to get and how i can go about obtaining those, as well.
    on the scrappin’ side, i just love to see the pages with your beautiful kiddos! how about some more pages with YOU on them!! i don’t have any children yet and a push toward a page with myself would be helpful!!
    thanks a million!

  • StampinCathy
    June 3, 2008 at 6:06 am

    Love your blog and what great photos! I would love to see some tutorials, tips, or anything on taking photos to learning how to ajust the pictures in a photo programs.
    Thanks for a chance.

  • Katy
    June 3, 2008 at 6:11 am

    I visit your blog because I think you are a really great photographer and because I think you are a talented scrapbooker too.
    At the moment I am taking Karen Russell’s fabulous Snapshots of a Good Life photography course and so to add to that, I’d be really interested in your process when you are shooting, things you consider and check before hitting the shutter button … it’s always good to consider what other’s do while you are trying to improve your own process.
    I’d also be interested in any tips you have, little things that work for you … both in photography and scrapbooking, if you’d be happy to share. 🙂

  • kristen
    June 3, 2008 at 6:13 am

    i love love your photography! i found you through a friend of a friend and absolutely love your creativity… scrapbooking and all! i’m just starting to get into photography a little more and would love any tips/tricks that you have up your sleeve! your actions for photoshop are also awesome. thanks for your expertise!

  • Kait
    June 3, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Hello Maggie,
    I love your photographs!
    I would love to get more tips on taking better photos.
    Walk us through a good workflow.
    Definitely would love more tutorials for learning to improve our photos.
    Photoshop actions would be wonderful, too.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Lyn
    June 3, 2008 at 6:26 am

    I love to see your photos! I love your style and to to incorp it into my own work. I need help with my PS skills though! I’m still trying to figure that all out! So any tips on that would be a HUGE help! I also love when you post shots from within your own home. I love to see how “others live”, that’s part of the reason I love HGTV so much! 🙂

  • Kayli
    June 3, 2008 at 6:38 am

    I love to see layouts and more layouts, photos and more photos, but I actually really just like to hear about your real daily life, with fun pictures to go along. It’s fun to get glimpses into other people’s everydays.

  • Novalen
    June 3, 2008 at 6:44 am

    I love when people share technique tips. I’m not a very good photographer so if you could just share how you manage to take those beautiful pictures, how you compose your photo… It would be nice. But anyway, i like your blog the way it is!! It gives me inspiration!!

  • Christy B
    June 3, 2008 at 6:53 am

    I would love some Photoshop Elements tips/techniques/Actions!!

  • April
    June 3, 2008 at 7:09 am

    I love to see your photos, but would really love to see what you scrap/alter/create….and I would love to see what in your home inspires you…those photos of the German Designed rooms…definitely inspired me!!!

  • heather
    June 3, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Hi there! I come here everyday to escape. Your blog has such lovely things on it, beautiful photography, soothing colors in images, I just love it. I find great inspiration here, like the color combos recently posted from a mag, gorgeous!I sit here with my coffee 30 minutes before my toddler wakes up and just browse. Sometimes I jot things down. Its like having a new favorite magazine to read all the time.

  • Stephanie Drummond
    June 3, 2008 at 7:12 am

    I love to look at your photos. I love how you edit them and it inspires me to want to take better photos.

  • marie
    June 3, 2008 at 7:14 am

    i’m sure you probably have heard this a few times, but i LOVE your actions and would love to see them for elements. thanks for sharing all that you do!

  • Lindsay Palamaruk
    June 3, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I just love seeing all of your photographs and posts everyday!! Your site is just overall inspiration for me.
    ~Lindsay Palamaruk

  • SusanH
    June 3, 2008 at 7:24 am

    I love the photos – and keep the Actions coming!

  • Liz Taylor
    June 3, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I love seeing what things inspire you and also the pages and project that you have made.

  • pamk
    June 3, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Photo and photoshop techniques and tips.

  • Brianne
    June 3, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I love your blog! I would love to see more layouts on here. I also love seeing your photos. You are an amazing photographer! Also, maybe some tips and tricks you use on taking and editing your photos. Thanks!!

  • Lori B
    June 3, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Hi Maggie!
    You are so talented…I love to check out your blog to see what you are up to and that fact that you have four kids, like me & a photo business, like me, and you love scrapbooking, like me…..need I say more?
    It was great to meet you in March, I think I may have taken a few photos of you at the workshop…I’ll check and forward them on if so! Have a beautiful day!

  • Tricia Carter
    June 3, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I love your blog and love your actions. I am new to photography and photoshop so more “instructional” type info would be nice, i.e., here is a photo and here it is with my actions used this way….
    information on your equipment would be great too.
    do you use MAC or PC? how you started, how you work daily, how you produce your work, anything about you and your business because it rocks! would be great.
    thanks for offering to answer questions.

  • Tricia Carter
    June 3, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I love your blog and love your actions. I am new to photography and photoshop so more “instructional” type info would be nice, i.e., here is a photo and here it is with my actions used this way….
    information on your equipment would be great too.
    do you use MAC or PC? how you started, how you work daily, how you produce your work, anything about you and your business because it rocks! would be great.
    thanks for offering to answer questions.

  • christa
    June 3, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I like to see scrapbook pages! There is so much inspo on this site! And your pictures are beautiful! Just keep doing what your doing. 🙂

  • Julie
    June 3, 2008 at 8:22 am

    I would love to see more of your layouts. I really like your style and I also love checking out your photos for inspiration.

  • sylv
    June 3, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I really admire the pictures you take. Since I bought this new fangled camera (Canon XTI) and don’t know a thing about it or what glass to buy, I would love you to show/tell what lens and settings you used on some of your pics. Then (maybe…fingers crossed) I won’t be so intimidated about taking it off auto, I will have some starting point of how to use the aperture and shutter speeds.

  • Heather H.
    June 3, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now, and I would love to see more of your scrapbook pages. You take AMAZING pictures and your pages are so cute!

  • Jessica
    June 3, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I love everything you share, I just want more of it! LOL! My favorite things to look at on your blog are your scrapbook pages, your house decorating and your photography. I also like your last post about some of your favorite things, that would be fun to do every once in a while. Keep blogging!!

  • Whitney
    June 3, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Oh…..giveaways are so fun! Thank you! I usually don’t win, but it is still fun to play! I love to look at your blog and would love to see more technique ( tips, how-to’s, etc.) for photography. I love to see how people take pictures and try to do similar things myself. I also always love inspiration….any kind…it always helps me to get my creative juice going! Thank you!

  • Tirzah
    June 3, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I look forward to learning about anything photography-related when I read your blog, and it’s just a “feel good” place to be for inspiration regarding family and decorating, as well.

  • Kendra
    June 3, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hi Maggie!
    I would love to see more photography tips..Lighting, the equipment you use, photoshop tips and scrapbook pages. Being a Mom of twin 9 year old boys..I am way behind in my pages and anything for inspiration. I love your blog and check it daily if not more than that. Thank you!!!

  • Jana Beck
    June 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I recently came across your blog and I absolutely love your photos! I just have a few questions: What photo editing editing program and camera do you use? Also, how did you break into the photography area?

  • Anita Scott
    June 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I am always looking for inspiration. I love scrapbooking, but get tied down with life and don’t always make time to do it. Your tips are great, too.

  • Anita Scott
    June 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I am always looking for inspiration. I love scrapbooking, but get tied down with life and don’t always make time to do it. Your tips are great, too.

  • Bobbi-Jo Grunewald
    June 3, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Wow – so many questions, so little time. I seem to always find what I’m looking for when you post…I just want MORE MORE MORE! Actually, I wouldn’t mind some photoshop tips for editing photos, or some tutorials for some of your awesome scrapbook pages etc. But all in all, I am never disappointed in what I see here, which is why I come back over and over again!

  • Bridget
    June 3, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Your blog is great as it is- really! I would love to see some more of your pages, I love your work. I love your photography and your actions but I have PSE 6. I would love to buy a bundle if it worked in 6.

  • Cassandra Lewis
    June 3, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I’m with everyone else!!! Anything about photography!! or Photoshop Elements!!! Also I would love to see more of your work of anything you do!!!

  • Jessica
    June 3, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I love to see your photo shoots! I love the everyday feeling they show but they are so well done and so cute it amazes me!

  • traci
    June 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

    i LOVE your blog and come here for inspiration.
    i just started a photography business or should i say i recently decided to charge people for photos =)
    so i would love to see/hear photography tips!!

  • Sharyn
    June 3, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Hi Maggie! I love your blog and all the beautiful photographs / PS techniques you share. I first came across your blog because I LOVE the scrapbooking layouts you’ve had published in magazines. So to answer your question, I would love to see even more of your layouts – they’re such an inspiration and I love your style! Thank you!! 🙂

  • Heather Miller
    June 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Hi! I would love to see more pictures of your layouts . I saw the one on the cover of Creating keepsakes…adorable ! I would love to be inspired with more layouts. Your photography rocks too ! I am hoping to get a fancy camera soon and then I will put all your tips to good use.

  • andrea f
    June 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Hi! I LOVE to come here for inspiration. You take beautiful photographs. Sharing any tips and tricks are always fun to hear. I would love to see more of your scrapbooking LOs too :0) Thanks!!

  • Kara
    June 3, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I love looking at your photographs and getting ideas. I am a new photographer and am looking for new ideas. I would love any advice you have on photographing larger familys. I looked at your pics and notice most are smaller families. What do you do with families with inlaws and grandkids when the number of people can reach 8-15?

  • Debbie S.
    June 3, 2008 at 11:55 am

    As a scrapbooker/crafter/photographer, what would you like to see more of from me? Plenty more photography tips and techniques. Also great scrapbook pages.
    What questions do you have for me? Not sure of this one. Probably photography questions.
    What techniques or projects would you like to see more of? I’ll have to think of this one.
    When you come here, what are you looking for – inspiration, photos, techniques???? Inspiration and photos.

  • Rachel
    June 3, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE your blog for all the wonderful inspo in the form of your images and pages! You are mad talented! Please share more of your overall process of a session, tips to pose clients so it looks natural, & is photoshop a must have tool if you are just starting out? IE – like the basic photo editing stuff that came with my camera- can I get away with that – or just break down and buy PS?
    thanks for giving away “stuff!”

  • dana j
    June 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    I’m a scrapbooker but never seem to have enough time to LEARN my camera so tutorials in PSE to make my photos look professional is a MUST! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • sherri
    June 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Love everything!
    I agree with what someone else said…Photoshop Actions for Elements.

  • Laura
    June 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Hey Maggie- love your blog!
    I’d love to see photos, photos, photos! And I’d love some tips on how you get such great shots- lighting, getting kiddos to cooperate, processing, ect, ect.

  • Caryn
    June 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I’d love to be the beneficiary of your cleaning spree. Hope I am the lucky winner.

  • Courtney
    June 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I would love to see more photos and photography tips!

  • marcy
    June 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    That’s a tough one. I’d say photography related items!

  • chellie
    June 3, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Love your blog and your amazing family!
    I would love to see more photos from you! I think you have very creative and exciting photos and it’s so refreshing to see
    What question do I have for you? how come I don’t see enough photos of that baby girl of yours? Shes soooo cute!
    What techniques or projects would you like to see more of? definitely more specific photography tips & techniques. (lighting, location, etc)
    When you come here, what are you looking for – inspiration, photos, techniques????

  • Kristi B
    June 3, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I love your layouts to see how you use the products & also photo tips.

  • Allison
    June 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I would LOVE to see more of your photographs, and more photography tips! I want to be able to take better pictures of my kids. I love the pictures you take!
    Also, I love seeing your scrapbook layouts, for inspiration, and the bits of your home that you’ve shown (like the circle mirrors on your wall). I’d like to see more of those kind of things, too.
    And I come here to be inspired, by your pictures, home, and scrapbooking! Love your blog!

  • Robin
    June 3, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I come here all the time to see if you’ve posted any new photos. I’d love to see more photography tips, hints, secrets etc.

  • Colleen
    June 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Hi Maggie
    I drop by your blog for inspiration and motivation. Seeing more of your favorite things, the things that inspire you, your tried and true products and techniques, would be fantastic. I love seeing what others are up to.

  • Megan
    June 3, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    There is nothing that I love more than to see your work. I love seeing photos of the families you photograph! I also love getting inspiration from your style. I am a huge fan of your artistic vision. Keep it up!

  • Jenny A.
    June 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I love your blog and it is one that I check on a daily basis. I can easily spot them in magazines because your style is so unique! I would love to see more scrapbook layouts and tips. I also love your photography and would love to see some basic photography tips for the average person. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  • Jennifer H
    June 3, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Photography tips and more photoshop techniques and actions.
    You do amazing work.

  • Eva
    June 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I love your site. You look beautiful by the way (not sucking up). I would love to see more photography techniques and photoshop lessons, learning to use actions, etc. I come here for inspiration.

  • Marjorie
    June 3, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I love your photographs. I want to know about how you decide to pose your subjects and families. How do you get ideas for pictures if you have never met them?

  • Yvonne
    June 4, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I love your fotography tips. And I come here for inspiration!

  • Suzitee
    June 4, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Maggie, I love your scrapbooking. I love the style of your LOs. From your blog, I would have to say…more LOs! And more regular blog entries.

  • Sasha Farina
    June 4, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I say…. more of photography tips and also maybe some videos of how you work? 🙂

  • Anisa
    June 4, 2008 at 6:36 am

    I think your blog is great. It always gives me inspiration! I would love to see more posts of pages and mini albums that you do. Keep up the good work!

  • Lesa
    June 4, 2008 at 6:36 am

    I come here for photo inspiration mostly, not scrapbooking. While I do both, learning scrapbooking is not as important as learning to take the perfect picture to scrapbook. That is afterall what the scrapbook page should focus on, the pics, not necessarily all the embellishments that sometimes takes over the page. I would love to have some of your stash though!

  • ShellyJ
    June 4, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I come here for inspiration and some photo tips! Would love to see more of your work… cards, pages, and any other projects! I would love to see your office area 🙂 Get a glimps of how you store your things would be great… also, on pins and needs to see your house decor! Thank, Maggie!

  • Stéphanie Pouliot
    June 4, 2008 at 7:51 am

    When I visit your blog, I look for inspiration and what was the last thing you created. It could be a cool concept to take a picture or a project you did. You are really a great source of inspiration!

  • rubberbandgirl
    June 4, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I like photo tips as much as the next girl, but I’d like to see more layouts and thoughts on how you choose what to bring it all together. How do you know when something is missing? Have you ever ‘overdone’ a page?

  • Lashell
    June 4, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Would love to take a simple on line photoshop/photography class from you…

  • juliemedeiros
    June 4, 2008 at 9:23 am

    I love seeing…photography, pages and any decoration/projects you might do…how’s that…so basically anything! I think a person’s creativity runs into all areas or their life so it’s fun to see lot’s of different things from you. Keep the posts coming!

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I would love to see more layouts for little boys that encorporate all those yummy new papers and embellishments. It just seems that there are more supplies out there for the girls. I would also love to see “the process” when you create a page. Love your photos!

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I would love to see more layouts for little boys that encorporate all those yummy new papers and embellishments. It just seems that there are more supplies out there for the girls. I would also love to see “the process” when you create a page. Love your photos!

  • Lisa
    June 4, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I love to look at the pictures on your blog. You have an amazing talent. I would love to know what kind of camera just an average mom should use. I want one that will take good pictures, and I am sick of red eye in all my pictures. Thanks, Lisa

  • Tammy S.
    June 4, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Maggie–so sweet of you to have some giveaways!
    while i love everything you do–esp. your photography, i’d love to see more pages! or even mini-books. i know some people aren’t mini-book makers, but i love how mini books can capture an entire event/theme quickly, and would love to see your take on them! 🙂
    keep up the great ideas–i love your blog!!

  • AmyInKy
    June 4, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    As I scrapbooker, I enjoy your blog because I get inspiration for both layouts and photography. I love your scrapbooking style. 🙂

  • jo
    June 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I saw your scrap studio in the newest ck mag and I was wondering if you were going to let us take more of a peek on your blog. Loved your actions by the way, I had to purchase the color action set and I loved how it made my pictures turn out. Thanks again! : )

  • A
    June 4, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I love your style, both your scrapbooking style and your photography style. I love your clean lines and little punch of unexpected. I would love to learn more about photography. More specifically outdoor lighting, studio lighting and Photoshop tips!! Thanks for your inspiration.

  • Jessica Livingstone
    June 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Maggie! I love your blog! I would love to see more inspiration (answer to second question- what I come here for) through your scrapbook pages and decorating style. I love seeing the way people decorate their houses for ideas of color and such. As for techniques… I think you do good at that, just keeping up with the latest and greatest!
    Thanks…and keep it coming!

  • Brenda Hurd
    June 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    fairly new to your blog but love to see your photos! Amazing – wish i could get some of your recent actions -but need to upgrade from PSE!! your layouts are always great too – lots of inspiration from every angle!

  • Audrey Foster
    June 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    So, I’m new to your blog, but not new to loving your work. Love it, wondering what your process is like putting a layout together. Where do you begin, how do you decide when enough is enough? Thanks and keep up the bloggin fun!

  • Lynette Huynh
    June 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Maggie, Love your blog. I visit your blog for layout ideas, inspiration and whatever I can learn about photography. I would love that you if would share more photography tips and techniques. Your work are beautiful.

  • Emily Simpson
    June 5, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I LOVE your work and would just like to see more of it! More layouts, decorating tips and photography. I’d love to know some of your editing techniques and the programs you use for your photography.

  • Tara O'Leary
    June 5, 2008 at 1:14 am

    hey maggie, i love both your photography and scrapbooking style, both very diverse and creative, which really interests me! I´d love for you to share some photography secrets, even maybe some information on camera, lenses you shoot and “your“ style. Also, in scrapbooking, love to see some more of your layouts and how you accomplish doing all this on a busy schedule! Your work is amazing!
    Thank you, Tara!

  • felicia
    June 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

    hello! i’d love to see more of your layouts and the process you go about completing them! also, photography tips would be great-lighting, lenses, editing, and how you learned about photography/tips on getting started.

  • Lindsey
    June 5, 2008 at 6:58 am

    I like checking out your blog to see all of your great pictures. Do you know what I really want to know though…drumroll….Did you like P90X and are you still using it? 🙂
    Ok, but as far as a scrapbooking question, I really need help editing my photos. What do you recommend for someone who doesn’t even know the basics?

  • Claudia F.
    June 5, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Your blog is amazing ! I love all of it and would love for it to continue on the way it is. I look forward to seeing your photos, they are so beautiful.

  • AmandaV.
    June 5, 2008 at 8:24 am

    As a photographer and scrapbooker I love all the inspiriation you have here, both in photos and in scrap pages. I would love to see more tips and techniques in both arts, and as always, the more photos and pages the merrier!
    Thanks for the fun chance at some goodies!

  • michele marshall
    June 5, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I love your photography. But, I do not own a digital SLR, therefore I would love some tips on taking great photos using a point and shoot.
    Michele M

  • heidi y
    June 5, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I’d love to know how you go about taking pix of young children (toddler age/pre-school). What do you say to them for the photos to be so engaging – the kids always seem so happy. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  • kim3timemom
    June 5, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I’d love photgraphy tips…any kinds of tutorials would be great too. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Your photography & blog are awesome!

  • Janay
    June 5, 2008 at 9:45 am

    WoW!! I know I come to your blog to look at your amazing photos. As an aspiring photographer, I would love to see more of that! Because your actions are amazing!! But I also really enjoy your scrapbooking projects. All I have to say is keep doing what you are doing. I enjoy the variety and the new ideas, inspiration, and techniques that you consistently provide for your readers! You truly have an amazing and beautiful talent!

  • Annelies
    June 5, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Your scrapbook layouts are really great! Since I recently started cardmaking, maybe it would be fun to see some cards in the same style. Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  • Ann
    June 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I love, love, love when you share your photos and scrapbook pages. I am a photographer solely for fun and scrapbook purely to document my 4-year-old twins lives. Any tips on scrapbooking/photographer is a huge plus. You are amongst my favorite blogs and have amazing talent! 🙂

  • Renee'
    June 5, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I’d love to see more scrapbook related projects…everything you make is beautiful 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Lynn
    June 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Maggie! I have to say I love your blog. And while I am a scrapaholic at heart and your work is amazing I visit your blog more for the photography. You style is right up my alley and I am a wanna be shutterbug right now so any tips or tricks you can teach us would be greatly appreciated especially when it comes to photo editing, etc. Thanks! Lynn 🙂

  • S. Lugo
    June 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Maggie, i come to your blog to see your beautiful photos. They are such an inspiration. It makes me want to learn more so that i can take better pictures. As a scrapbooker I would love to see more of your layouts.

  • amancay
    June 5, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I love seeing examples… funky layouts, new angles, sweet shots… all keep me on my toes, in the game, and fully inspired!

  • Sara
    June 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Oooo, thanks so much for the chance, Maggie! I’d love to see more home decor pictures from you. The little glimpses you’ve shown of your home just blow me away – your style is so great!

  • Justlulu
    June 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I think you should just keep doing what you are doing, I love it!! And you are waaaaaay too sweet to rak your stuff!!! 🙂

  • Tove
    June 6, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Hi Maggie!
    I’m checcing in on your blog almost every day from work here at a hospital in Norway.
    It’s always a joy to see your gorgeous photos.
    I really would like some more tips and triks in photoshop from you, so that one day I too can get some nice pictures 😉

  • Heather Ruwe
    June 6, 2008 at 4:34 am

    Hi Maggie! Love your blog. I would like to see lots more photography tips for beginners. I love your photos!

  • fran heupel
    June 6, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Hi Maggie,
    Love your blog and the most beautiful pictures and inspiration on it. I would love to also see more of your scrapbook work and photography tips.
    Your baby girl is a doll.

  • Lynn M.
    June 6, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I visit your wonderful blog for inspiration & motivation. Your photos are gorgeous. I’d love to see more photo tips (just like almost everyone else).

  • Brianne
    June 6, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I want to see some of your own house! Love your senior photos.. you make me want to dress up and have a photo shoot.

  • kristina
    June 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Maggie!
    So glad I found your blog! I love your photography and your layouts! They’re both always so beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me!

  • Mandiannie
    June 6, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I totally understand the need to purge. I do that at least once a month even though I don’t have all that much stuff.
    I love seeing pictures. Pictures of babies especially inspire me. I dream of being a professional photographer one day.
    I’d love a chance to win your “purged” items.

  • susan
    June 6, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I love all the inspiration and photos, keep it coming!

  • Alison
    June 7, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I love, love, love your pages and photos. 🙂

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