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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Enter to Win - Bloggy Giveaway!

Who wants to win a FREE set of 12 photo notecards!

To enter:

  1. Browse through the Crossmark photo archives (see "Categories" column to the right) and select one photo that you would want on your set of notecards.
  2. Leave a comment on this post with the title of the photo you've selected.
  3. Tell me what you like about the photo or why you should be picked as the winner.

Wanna win more stuff? Visit the Bloggy Giveaways going on all this week!



Blogger Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

purses... it makes me want to go shopping for a new purse, which is silly really, because... well, i don't like to buy purses normally and it's midnight! but i have LOTS of friend who pink puffy heart purses, so I could write real letters to people... if i can rmember how... :D

April 20, 2008 8:37 PM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Hello, I really like "1-2-3!" Prim decor is what I enjoy and I love this photo. The Rustic Shed was very nifty, also. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

April 20, 2008 9:00 PM  
Blogger Smellyann said...

Street Poem from China is my favorite. I don't know why, it just speaks to me as something I'd like to know more about. Thanks, very cool!

April 20, 2008 9:11 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

i love the Best Buds picture....it is SO adorable, and what a great little card it would make to give to a friend. :)

April 20, 2008 9:14 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I really like sunflower from plants and flowers. It is just so bright and happy and reminds me that in just a short while it will be summer.


April 20, 2008 9:16 PM  
Blogger angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I love the tree bones!!

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!

April 20, 2008 9:35 PM  
Blogger Yard Sale Princess said...

I like, "GATE". I love the look of the white gate against the beautiful green grass. I also like the feeling of welcome that the open gate gives. I can imagine using these cards for various reasons.

April 20, 2008 9:42 PM  
Blogger Ames said...

So hard to choose, but I love Morning Dew - it's just so bright and happy and reminds me of a beautiful morning!

April 20, 2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

I think my favourite is Endless Evergreen. I'm always impressed by giant trees, and I like the perspective in this photo.

(Plus, it lends itself well to horrible puns like "Things are looking up." Don't mind me, I've been writing finals lately and my brain is fried.)

April 20, 2008 9:46 PM  
Blogger bethany said...

I really like the windmill picture-great photography!!

April 20, 2008 9:56 PM  
Blogger Lesha said...

Autumn Glow :)

April 20, 2008 10:04 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

I love the Happy Willow photo because the colors seem so vibrant. BTW, I don't know if you're a Lost fan, but that van in Rusty Blue totally reminds me of the van that Hurley saved the day in at the end of last season! Love your photos. You really have a gift!

April 20, 2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger the4moyers said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering! I can't decide between Tree Bones and Dark Clouds Rollin' In. Both are so stark in their beauty, and I have always thought winter trees had their own brand of beauty! AWESOME photography!!!

April 20, 2008 10:31 PM  
Blogger Geri said...

Great Prize!!! Thanks!

I love the Best Buds picture

I should win it because...it hurts my heart so good!

April 20, 2008 10:38 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Misty morning is goregous!

April 20, 2008 10:39 PM  
Blogger nor_lou said...


April 20, 2008 10:45 PM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

Oooo... you take beautiful shots! Just fab! I love Misty Morning because it reminds me of the lovely, winter time in London, but if I won the cards, I'd like Smiling Addiction to be on it :P Thank you so much! :)

April 20, 2008 10:45 PM  
Anonymous NicoleZD said...

"Time to Go Home" is my very favorite.

For some reason, it just "speaks" to me, maybe because I love to travel. The way the picture is focused is pretty cool, too!

fiordpiner [at] yahoo [dot] com

April 20, 2008 11:16 PM  
Blogger M.A. said...

Wow, so hard to choose! I *love* Touch of Gold because it is just so darn beautiful, plain and simple! These would make such beautiful and simple happy cards! Your photos are amazing! So glad I found this site!

April 20, 2008 11:24 PM  
Blogger BrineS said...

Love the Sunflower! It so cheery! Makes me HAPPY!

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April 21, 2008 12:32 AM  
Blogger MelissaR said...

I like both the Harvest Sunset and the Railroad Bridge. I think I'd have to choose Harvest Sunset, though: I love the colors!

April 21, 2008 3:56 AM  
Blogger ~Tami said...

Touch of Gold
I especially love white flowers, so this was my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

April 21, 2008 4:51 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

I love the "Abandoned Barn" photo. It helps me look forward to the farm we're searching otu for when my husband retires. I don't see it so much as abandoned as waiting for my family!

Thank you for your giveaway!

April 21, 2008 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunflower!! I love sunflowers. monk5@charter.net

April 21, 2008 5:15 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Galloping Away...we live at the barn and the photo is so beautiful

April 21, 2008 5:20 AM  
OpenID amateurdelivre said...

Time to Go Home, although there are many others that I really like. Please count me in!
amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

April 21, 2008 5:50 AM  
Blogger THopgood said...

Sunflower! Because it reminds me of sunshine and warmth and happiness and smiles.

April 21, 2008 5:50 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I love "Black on Blue." You have such GREAT photos here!

April 21, 2008 5:52 AM  
Anonymous loretta said...

Solar Luminary

Hubby and I are both fans of architectural elements and both design students so the entire architectural category appeals to me a little bit ;-)

email addy (retta.oliver(at)gmail.com

April 21, 2008 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Hooked on Houses said...

This was hard to choose because there were so many photos I liked, but I'm going to go with "Sunflower." I love writing and receiving "real mail," so I always can use new notecards. Thanks! -Julia :-)

April 21, 2008 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog and great giveaway.
Loved the Mossy Stairway!

April 21, 2008 6:16 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'd love the one titled "Garden Window" from the China category. Thanks!

April 21, 2008 6:52 AM  
Blogger Kyra said...

Hard to pick just one! I guess I'd say "Morning Dew"! I would LOVE to win this prize because I love to send cards, especially to my niece.

April 21, 2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger Michelle@Life with Three said...

Your photography is gorgeous -- it was hard to choose just one. But, I'll go with the Misty Morning in Portland. It's just a picture that makes me feel like I want to be there. It almost reminds me of when we lived in London.

April 21, 2008 7:10 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Elephant Eye is gorgeous!

April 21, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger charmed said...

I would have to say, either "gate" or "happy willow".

Gate because it reminds me of the fact that the door is always open to God, and Happy Willow, because, well, I love willow trees!

April 21, 2008 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous!! I had trouble deciding, but I think mouse eye view is my favorite ... but buzzzzzzzz was a close second!

I also liked here comes the bride. My cousin is getting married in that park in June!! I can't wait to see how beautiful it looks!

threeofakindblog at gmail

April 21, 2008 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany Rosson said...

I am loving your work. The things you do with color and texture are amazing. My favorite is rustic shed with ivy. The color contrast and the juxtaposition of the old with new life speak to me.

Thanks for doing a giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo.com

April 21, 2008 8:02 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I like the Stone Stairs photo. I love the light, and the warm feel of the photo.

April 21, 2008 8:06 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Okay....you have a lot of great pictures to choose from, hard to pick just one....I really like the Sunflower but it was a toss up between that and the Touch of Gold.

April 21, 2008 8:09 AM  
Blogger Playful Professional said...

I love Sidewalk Cafe. It just looks perfect for a love you, thinking of you, or missing you note to someone special. Thanks!

April 21, 2008 8:19 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

This was such a hard choice because they are all so beautiful, but I finally settled on Gimme a Hand for a few reasons. First, I love the look of those hands of all ages. Secondly, I'm all about hands on learning and it reminded me of my writing curriculum which I'm giving away on my blog- Hands-On essays.

April 21, 2008 8:26 AM  
Blogger Carol Van Rooy said...

I love the flower photo labelled VIbrance. It's just such wonderful photography.

Feel free to pop by and say hello.


April 21, 2008 8:31 AM  
Blogger Chelsey said...

The Holly Leave because I LOVE all things Christmas!

April 21, 2008 8:45 AM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

The sunflower or the flower collage - love that! Both would look great on note cards. Thanks!

April 21, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger Julie and Ben said...

I like Vibrance. It's a pretty picture; I love red!!

April 21, 2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I like galloping away. Have always loved horses. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

April 21, 2008 8:54 AM  
Blogger Nicol said...

I love the "Mossy Pillars". It would be perfect for my dh. He needs "man paper" as he calls it for his clients (thank yous, etc) and this is very sophisticated.

April 21, 2008 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Ok, architecture is my favorite in art, no problem choosing the category (I have lots of architecture pieces, the Old North Church in Boston for one)
...then, having to choose the best among the different photos...first I thought the endless columns because I like food courts and small shops :)
But, then I saw the aging shed and thought what a metaphor it is for me. I'm not exactly a spring chicken but I don't have one foot in the grave either, just aging like all of us. The shed evokes my curiosity about what might be inside, and makes me wish I had a shed in my backyard to hold all the treasures that I don't have room for in my garage...like the bikes, trikes, and scooters that belong to my 10 children. Yes, really - 10. See for yourself. As to why you should pick me, well, why not? And, I don't have an aversion to skinny, bald guys. Kathy

April 21, 2008 9:04 AM  
Blogger Annabelle said...

I love the Sunflower! It's makes me smile and think of Summer!

April 21, 2008 9:11 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

We're also adopting from China...so I'd have to go with something from that category. Maybe China Smiles?


April 21, 2008 9:22 AM  
Blogger goalmom said...

My favorite is the Black Eyed Susan.

April 21, 2008 9:30 AM  
Blogger JL said...

I like the photo "dark clouds" because I like the way you've captured the sun's rays behind the cloud and the contrast between the white part and the darker part of the cloud. It's beautiful.

April 21, 2008 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Miss Heidi said...

I like the "purses" one the best. Everyone who knows me will say that I am the purse queen. So, that would match my personality so well! Thanks.

April 21, 2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger seven said...

I love the Green Door one. I love that color!

April 21, 2008 9:54 AM  
Blogger frugallm said...

The Lone Tree...it looks so haunting in B&W.

April 21, 2008 10:02 AM  
OpenID lovedandamazed said...

You have some gorgeous photos there! I think I would choose Sunshine Reminder because it is so cheerful and I love those colors.


April 21, 2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger tAnYeTTa said...

the cup colors.

reminds me that we are all done with sippy cups ;)

April 21, 2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger Richelle said...

Sunshine reminders-so bright and pretty!

April 21, 2008 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Weeping Willow - I love them too!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

April 21, 2008 11:38 AM  
Blogger Jon & Sarah said...

I love Multnomah Falls. It is so beautiful and peaceful.

April 21, 2008 11:39 AM  
Blogger claire said...

I like Dreams Come True-so rustic and beautiful.

April 21, 2008 11:41 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Happy Willow!

sooo lovely.

April 21, 2008 11:42 AM  
Blogger Keryn said...

I love Sunshine Reminder--it's so bright and gorgeous. My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win!

April 21, 2008 12:00 PM  
Anonymous The Happy Housewife said...

I love the wheat harvest... or the rustic shed with ivy... I can't decide!!!!

April 21, 2008 12:02 PM  
Blogger Toystory said...

Blue Stripes ~ because I feel like it's truly an amazing, yet modern look at a building.

April 21, 2008 12:10 PM  
OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

I can't decide between the Easter Cross and Leaves on Green. They are both wonderful!

April 21, 2008 12:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love all things Chinese and think your photo of the Imperial Gate would make a striking card.

April 21, 2008 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Ali said...

Crystal Spire. I love the colors in the background!

April 21, 2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger TheAngelForever said...

Gorgeous photographs. I really like the Sunflower. The macro details of the flower itself are fabulous.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

April 21, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger Audra's Little Scraps said...

I love the nature/outdoors pictures. My favorite were Autumn glow and Dark clouds but they are all beautiful!

April 21, 2008 1:37 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Touch of Gold really caught my eye. But I have to be honest...it was really hard picking just one. Your photography is wonderful!

Have fun with your giveaway this week. Don't forget to come on over and enter mine too.

April 21, 2008 1:42 PM  
Blogger JaniceJ said...

Sunflower, I like it the most because sunflowers are my favorite,
I am not very good at growing them, but I try again every year!

April 21, 2008 1:50 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Hi. The photo's are lovely. I would chose delicate yellow. I love tulips, they remind me of my younger days-hehe.

April 21, 2008 1:53 PM  
Blogger Telima said...

I love Toes in the Grass. It reminds me of when my daughter was that age. Your pictures are beautiful! My email address is in my blogger profile, in case I win!

April 21, 2008 2:01 PM  
Blogger CanCan said...

I like "moon window" in the China section. We lived in China for 1 year and Laos for 4, so Asia is very special to me.

April 21, 2008 2:01 PM  
Blogger WherestheBox said...

I love the Dreams Come True picture of the wood fence with the snow along the beam. I think closeups are very dramatic and I like seeing the snow against the brown wood.

April 21, 2008 2:03 PM  
Blogger Three P's in a Pod said...

While I love each and every one of the China photos, I would have to choose 'China Smiles' as my favorite because, like you we have a priceless souvenir, ours being from Jiangxi. You have a wonderful angle on these images and having them in sepia or b/w gives them the timeless feeling surrounding China in my heart.

Win or not, I am wealthier for having visited your site. Thank you.


April 21, 2008 2:22 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

The Gimme a Hand photo is adorable. It says a lot and makes me want another baby. (Don't tell my husband though!)

April 21, 2008 2:42 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Can I just browse backwards and tell you I really like the Sidewalk Cafe? The colors are awesome. And the Ankeny Motif.

April 21, 2008 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

I love Happy Willow. We used to have a grand tree like that when I was growing up until ligtening hit it and destroyed it. I have so many fond memories of that tree.

I can be reached at the URL associated with my name. THANKS!

April 21, 2008 2:52 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I love "Misty Morning"...it reminds me of my favorite vacation, in Oregon. And it looks like the perfect downtown scene.

April 21, 2008 3:00 PM  
Blogger Erica G said...

I like the Chapel Door photo. It is nice and welcoming and reminds me of hope.

egreca {at} hotmail [dot] com

April 21, 2008 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary_Freebies said...

I like the Purses picture, because I am a purses addict.

Mary_Freebies == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

April 21, 2008 3:04 PM  
Blogger mommyofmany said...

Sunflower. I also enjoy photographing flowers, and the detail and intensity of this one jumped out at me!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

April 21, 2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I'd love "Multnomah Falls". I'm originally from Oregon (now out in the midwest) and I miss it so much. I've been to Multnomah multiple times and can't wait to move back home.

April 21, 2008 3:26 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I love the look of Mossy Staircase. I don't know who I would send them to - prob wouldn't want to part with them :)

Thanks for the great giveaway.

April 21, 2008 4:28 PM  
Blogger marcia said...

I would choose notecards of blackeyed susan You have lovely macro work

April 21, 2008 4:41 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

If I win I would, with out a doubt, pick Autumn Glow. I grew up just a couple of blocks from Mt. Tabor, and I have so many happy memories of that wonderful place. I live on the East Coast now, and I miss my childhood home so very much. I would love to share these notecards with my friends and family, so that they could see the beauty from my memories.

All of your work is gorgeous! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

~ Amy @ Memoirs of a Mommy

April 21, 2008 4:46 PM  
Blogger Daycare Girl said...

I love Green Door and Rustic Shed. Green Door reminds me of the back door of my house when I was a kid, and I just think Rustic Shed is really cool looking. Very unique notecards- hope I win!

April 21, 2008 4:48 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I love the black eyed susan! One of my most favourite wild flowers.

I would love to win this! Please enter me.

April 21, 2008 4:48 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

that was hard!!
You are very talented
flower collage
would be my choice
Jen at whitty4jen@yahoo.com

April 21, 2008 4:50 PM  
OpenID multitaskingmama said...

Love the Stone Steps. :)

Thanks for this great prize giveaway!!

April 21, 2008 5:10 PM  
Blogger Eye of the Rainbow said...

Spectrum I like that picture, its awesome.
Please count me in galedrial@hotmail.com

April 21, 2008 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Iris....Before I had my daughter, I used to go every Saturday to the local Farmer's Market and buy myself irises. That is what I missed the most when I stopped working and had to cut back on expenditures. These would remind me of those quiet moments before kids! :)

April 21, 2008 5:40 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

It was a toss up between musical thingy and jurassic bark

Thanks for the entry.

April 21, 2008 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see...Horsin' Around is very cute! I love the playful expression!
Name: Valerie
Email: Kawaiineko2008@aol.com

April 21, 2008 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Peggie said...

I like Harvest Sun and Blue Heron the most, if I need to chose one I think it would be blue heron as I love the water!

Thanks for a fun giveaway!

April 21, 2008 6:04 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I really like the Sunshine Reminder in the flower section.

April 21, 2008 6:22 PM  
Blogger Michelle B. said...

I like Galloping Away. I love horses and I love watching them. I think this is such a beautiful photo.

April 21, 2008 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I love "May Flowers" they are so pretty and delicate! Very nice!

~ Kim

April 21, 2008 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Melani said...

What gorgeous shots!
I'd choose Mossy Stairway, because I found it very uplifting and positive--the stairway is going upward, it looks old, and I immediately wondered what those stories those steps could tell...

my email: melaniblazer@comcast.net

April 21, 2008 6:58 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Beautiful photography. I like the rural pics, specifically the gas pump or the barn and silos. Why? I guess because I can relate to these...I grew up in a rural area.

April 21, 2008 7:39 PM  
Blogger ihchicky said...

My favorite is the Christmas Kickoff photo. I like this one because it brings back a lot of happy memories and I love the colors. Thank you for the chance.

April 21, 2008 8:19 PM  
Blogger Uniquely Yours said...

Easter Cross, I love the contrast and I think the fabric is symbolic of the blood of Christ.

April 21, 2008 8:20 PM  
Blogger Alaina said...

I love Green Door. I love architecture photos and it's just beautiful!

April 21, 2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger daisy said...

I like the Spring Bud in your Flowers category. I'm a bit of a flower fanatic myself (although I don't know what that white flower that hangs upside down is called either), so I'm a bit envious of you with that yard full of flowers. We don't get as early of a start on spring here in Minnesota as you do there on the West Coast.

April 21, 2008 9:04 PM  
OpenID extraordinarymommy said...


I have been desperate for a taste of spring....and your shot of the peonies gave me some sunshine!

I love seeing the word through your eyes! You have a wonderful talent!


April 21, 2008 9:32 PM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

I love "Pigeon Fountain" because of the look in the one on the right's eye.

April 21, 2008 9:34 PM  
Blogger Jinxy & Me said...

I love the Misty Morning photo.

April 21, 2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Smilingsal said...

"Come Sit With Me" is the photo I'd choose to have you place on notecards because I just like the texture of the park bench.

April 21, 2008 10:11 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

I love all of the misc pictures. They are all so original!

April 21, 2008 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Leigh said...

I really like Delicate Yellow. It is so bright and vibrant, a reminder of the beautiful life that sprouts after winter.


April 22, 2008 4:50 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

Old shed--- makes me think of my grandma's house and her old garage. Brings back memories. Thank you for the giveaway.

April 22, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger Dawn RenĂ© said...

I love candlelit! Beautiful photography!

April 22, 2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love the "Lighthouse Stairs". Love how you don't quite know what it is, but when you see the title it makes perfect sense. Beautiful photography. You have inspired me!

April 22, 2008 7:33 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I used to live in Oregon. I miss it a ton, but you make me miss it more! I love the lighthouse stairs and the 1-2-3.

April 22, 2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I looked through several of your galleries. You do beautiful work! I loved the Christmas Kickoff one. Perfect for Christmas thank you cards!

April 22, 2008 8:09 AM  
Blogger WorldsGreatestMommy said...

I love "If Only".

That image of a tire swing took me back to my childhood. If only I had time to swing again. If only I remembered how.

Very nostalgic and sweet at the same time.

April 22, 2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh QUIRKY PEACOCK! They are my daughter's "most favorite" animals right now!

Thanks :)

April 22, 2008 8:44 AM  
Blogger DidiLyn said...

Hello, fellow Portander (and brother in Christ) I just spent an awful lot of time looking through your photos. We DO live in a beautiful place, don't we?
I loved the steps going up to Multnomah Falls, best, but also enjoyed your barns and fences, and all the ones of your daughter. Oh and the tree in fall at Mt Tabor was gorgeous, too. You have a gift.
Oh, you should pick me because I love all your photos and shipping will be cheap! :-)

Come visit my blog for another Portland giveaway, if you have time.
In Christ,

April 22, 2008 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Andria and Co. said...

I love the columns and curls in the architecture category.
What a great prize!

I am offering giveaways all week also! Make sure you come by and enter, as well as read my blog on everything from parenting, life, marriage, and my trip through infertility.

April 22, 2008 10:16 AM  
Blogger lyn21 said...

Endless Evergreen. I love this picture. It suits my husband to a tee. He is a tree hugger and these would be great to send our notes to our friends.

April 22, 2008 10:39 AM  
Blogger JANA said...

these photographs are so artistic. I had such a wonderful time going through the categories. There were so many great shots, but I absolutely stopped and knew "Red Bike on Rainy Day" was made for me! It pretty much sums up my life...rainy, but light with a splash of excitement and intrigue.

April 22, 2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger MaggiB said...

Grunge/Rustic 1-2-3
The series re:the playground is awesome, but the numbers grounded everything. Like the beginning of a count down or children reciting their newly learned numbers. I signed up for your newsletter because my interest has been raised and I would like to know more. Thank you. MaggiB

April 22, 2008 11:33 AM  
Blogger KnittinChick said...

I love the city pictures... especially the Misty Morning. It's evocative and reminds me of moody mornings... might as well have the picture to show people instead of wearing my heart on my sleeve:-)

April 22, 2008 11:55 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I love the rural "Gate" photo! It's so inviting and peaceful.
I've really enjoyed looking at your many photos taken in Portland, since I live in Portland too! I laughed out loud when I read about your kids quoting the "blue line to Gresham..." MAX announcement. My sister & I used to do that, too! :)
By the way, we adopted, too!
Michele :)

April 22, 2008 1:19 PM  
Blogger The Chatty Housewife- said...

Endless Columns, Rustic shed with Ivy or harvest sunset. I love your work. Thank you for much for the giveaway. I would love to win this! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

April 22, 2008 2:33 PM  
OpenID stephandtim said...

Gimme a hand, how adorable! What an awesome idea & thanks mama!

April 22, 2008 2:49 PM  
Blogger Delighted said...

You are so very talented. I could list 20 favorites. But the one that is most "me" is Leaf Light. My friends and family know me as a lover of all things autumn, so receiving that card from me would be perfect.

Love all your work, though!


April 22, 2008 3:30 PM  
Blogger Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

Sooo many beautiful photos! I love that you commented on being a tourist in your own town. Such beauty all around us if we look! I love many of your photos, but the Morning dew really spoke to me. I could smell the freshness of a spring rain just by looking at the picture. (I love the pigeon fountain next, my grandfather raised and exhibited pigeons, and it reminded me of him)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

April 22, 2008 5:50 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I love 1-2-3 or Autumn Glow. Your work is amazing. I love the feeling I get from it, kind of an awe for the beauty in the everyday things around us. I'd love to use these cards to keep in touch with family and friends.

April 22, 2008 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the Smiling Addiction photo. I just worked a 12-hr shift and I'm tired but that darned balloon made me grin from ear to ear!
Shirley pedsrn9999@sbcglobal.net

April 22, 2008 10:27 PM  
Blogger Mary512 said...

I like the horse and colt photo, it has a beautiful abstract quality to it. Great giveaway, thanks!

April 22, 2008 10:30 PM  
Blogger Grammy Mac said...


I love the Plans and Flowers the colors are goregous! Only Mother Nature could do that!

Love your idea.


April 22, 2008 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Adria Sha said...

You really have some beautiful photos. It's hard to choose!

I like the Solar Luminary a lot. Really, almost any of the photos I looked at would make gorgeous cards, but I love the simplicity and elegance of that one.

April 22, 2008 10:48 PM  
Blogger msrodeobrat said...

I like horse and colt and galloping away... horses are so beautiful and I have always loved them, just looking at them makes me smile

April 23, 2008 7:29 AM  
Blogger Dani' said...

I like the pigeons and fountain shot. I like it because I like photos and photography in general. You can see some of my photos here

April 23, 2008 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Abandoned Barn picture is beautiful! And the railroad bridge - lovely.

I am a young mom of 5 children and have been struggling with painful gallsontes. We've had many, many people helping us out. I would use your cards as much-deserved thank-yous.

Thanks so much for the chance to win!


April 23, 2008 7:56 AM  
Blogger That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

I like so many of them, and I'm not done looking - but "Gimme a Hand" took my breath away and nearly made me cry.

These are FANTASTIC photos! Not just beautiful - but touching. Great job!

April 23, 2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

Wow--I'd have to pick ONE?!? I really like "chipped and cracked" and "stone wall" both in the architecture category because I love the idea of finding beauty in things that other's deem ugly, old, or useless.

April 23, 2008 11:40 AM  
Blogger Luxorbea said...

Dark Clouds Rollin' In I think is the one for me. I'm trying to teach my son the art of letter writing, and cards seem to work best for him, so we send notecards back and forth to each other (yes, through the mail even tho we are in the same house, getting it IN the mail is worth the stamp) Anyway, I think he would like these clouds :)

April 23, 2008 11:42 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks. I love the Blue Heron...they have always been so inspirational to me....they are just so lovely and serene and your photo captures that perfectly...

April 23, 2008 11:48 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Blue Heron is awesome. We live spend tons of time near Lakeside, so that would be a perfect card for us. Thanks.

April 23, 2008 11:58 AM  
Blogger Kari Lynn said...

I love "Lone Tree". It's just a beautiful picture and I love nature.

April 23, 2008 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the Bzzz design in your animal category. It's got a spring/summer look to it and would be great to send to friends.

April 23, 2008 3:22 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dreams come true- because I love the winter and snow and I live in Arizona, where we don't get any of that. I don't know if I should win, but I can always use more cards.

April 23, 2008 3:43 PM  
Blogger dh said...

Galloping Away - horses running by that's so cool.

April 23, 2008 6:48 PM  
Blogger April said...


April 23, 2008 7:25 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Mather said...

I love the Quirky Peacock notecards. It looks so inquisitive!

April 23, 2008 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Mandy said...

Courthouse Facade is beautiful. It looks as if it should be on a building in Greece or Rome. Actually any of your shots from Ft. Wayne are rea really wonderful. Congrats on the adoption and hopefully God will send you to China once again soon.

April 24, 2008 5:45 AM  
Blogger Ricki said...

The "Quirky Peacock" photo made me smile, so I know it brighten anyone's day if sent as a notecard.

April 24, 2008 8:07 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Delicate Yellow definately. I liked the one right above it also, the red flower. These are really nice.

April 24, 2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger Reeva said...

i love the china garden window picture

Thanks for offering such a great prize - I hope I'm the lucky winner! :)

April 24, 2008 12:33 PM  
Blogger The Heller Family said...

I like the green door. I think it would be great to have note cards with this because first, it's beautiful. Second, because it wouldn't be hard to think of a corresponding message for any occasion!

April 24, 2008 1:14 PM  
Blogger Neen said...

Best Buds is my favorite. I am forever taking shots of my daughters like this. I love the fact that shots like this can be any kid, anywhere. I can picture a photo like this hanging in a bedroom shared by two brothers, or proudly displayed on the living room wall.

You have such a natural talent, I love your work.

April 24, 2008 2:11 PM  
Blogger Corina said...

What beautiful photos!! You are truly talented and I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog (via the bloggy giveaways of course!)

I love love love Leaf Light. So gorgeous, warm, autumn feel. Seriously.
thanks for the opportunity!

April 24, 2008 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Megret said...

I like the sepia tones and shinyness of the "Time to Go Home" photo! Thank you!

meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

April 24, 2008 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Greg @ Mommy Daddy Blog said...

Anything in the Plants & Flowers category! My finacee loves note cards and LOVES flowers so I know she'll love this!

April 24, 2008 9:03 PM  
Blogger robynl said...

I love the Wheat Harvest picture. I come from a mixed farming family--cattle and grain farming. If I won these it would always remind me of my roots. Enter me and thanks.

April 24, 2008 10:01 PM  
Blogger DiSailsToo said...

I guess my favorite - or the one that speaks to me the most - would have to be - oh darn forgot the name - the one with the two hooks in the Grunge section. I just kept coming back to it. Reminds me of my father. He used hooks like these to tie down his backhoe on the trailer. Your photography is amazing.

April 25, 2008 6:26 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

I love the smiley face balloon! What a fun card that would be to people that need a pick-me-up!

April 25, 2008 8:24 AM  
Blogger Rockin' Mama said...

Wow!!! I aspire to take photos like this one day. It was hard to choose but Misty Morning is gorgeous. I love the way you captured the lights and the rain on the street. Wow...did I already say that?

April 25, 2008 8:30 AM  
Blogger Jodi B said...

Wonderful photographs! I have to choose Jurassic Bark as the one I'd like if I win though. It's just wonderful and perfect for us! Thanks so much!

April 25, 2008 11:52 AM  
Blogger Janette said...

Wheat Harvest reminds me of growing up in Kansas. Very nice photos!

April 25, 2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Barb W. said...

"Street Poem from China" is my favorite. It has such depth.



April 25, 2008 7:26 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

"delicate Yellow" is the one I like a lot.

April 26, 2008 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Dee said...

I love your shot of the "Hexagonal Barn". I know that barn! It's located in the area where I was born and raised. My husband and I recently moved to Tennessee and when I start getting homesick I look at that picture and it makes me smile. It's a little piece of "home" here in Tennessee for me. Thank you!

April 29, 2008 8:02 AM  
Blogger Crossmark said...

FYI - Contest was over last week. No more entries. Thanks to everyone who visited and entered. Congrats to the winner who was notified via e-mail!

May 2, 2008 10:57 PM  

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