January 3, 2010

I Heart Faces - 1 Year Anniversary!!!

Creativity is NOT my strong suit. And Amy and Angie wanted creative and fun for this week. And, truly, they deserve nothing less. So I immediately ruled out a cliche write-in-the-sand (cliche for me, anyway, cause, y'know, we Kellers write in the sand regularly). I figured I would hold out til we arrived at my in-laws' house in the Great Northwest. I would write in the SNOW instead (remember: I did say creativity is not my strong suit). Imagine my dismay to discover no snow. No Snow.

So here I am, back at the drawing board. Trying to think think think. In my pajamas. Not having combed my hair. No make-up. No ... oh, who am I kidding? This is my usual attire and look.

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No brilliant ideas. I pulled out Middle Dude's Christmas gift. My much-more-talented-than-I sister-in-law drew me a beautiful heart (artistry is also not one of my talents). I tried to get my dog to cooperate and put his nose on the table next to my art. But he wouldn't cooperate. So I threw my "art" under the table with him and tried to take that picture, but it was too dark. Fail.

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Then I begged my mother-in-law for cookie cutters. And created this image, which I then threw in front of kiddos enjoying hot chocolate.

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It's aw-right, I guess. Nothing to write home about. But time is running out. I call it good, and we hit the looooong road home.

Guess what we hit on the second day of our trek home? Snow. But I'd already finished my project, so I wasn't thinking in IHF terms. On the 3rd day, we arrived at Zion National Park. My beloved Big Dude pulls over and tells me to follow him.

See why I love him?:

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Boo-yah! -- the pictures I'm thrilled to send in to commemorate my affection for I Heart Faces. Thanks for an amazing first year, Amy & Angie!!! I've enjoyed every minute of being even a small part of your wonderful community! I can't wait to see what 2010 holds in store!



Click above to go see truly brilliant, clever and creative images all celebrating I Heart Faces' one year anniversary.

Now, for the requisite verbiage ... “I am submitting this photo into the I Heart Faces logo photo contest. By entering, I am granting I Heart Faces LLC permission to consider my photo for use in the marketing and promotion of this website.”

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37 comments:

Drew said...

I think your entries are great! Even your first one has the logo on the computer. I also struggled with this theme. My hubby didn't help me out, though...darn him! :)

Sarah said...

those are great! thanks for all you contribute to the site :)

Tracy P. said...

Fun story to go with the photos. You should keep Big Dude around for another year, for sure. We just finished our long trek home TO the snow. Here to stay for awhile!

I heart faces is a very cool site, and I'm glad they appreciate you so much. I know I do.

PicsbyMic said...

Love the ones with the logo written in the snow! Fantastic!

the monkey's mama said...

So fun! I actually like the one with you in front of the computer the best! But the cookie cutter is super creative! Well done!

Happy New Year, Susan!

Tezzie said...

I love the computer one, too! (and the cookie cutter...and the snow...ok; love 'em all ;D)

kleineklein said...

These are great! I like how you used props. :) Your hubby is very creative, too. The snow ones are perfect.

BE~ Photography Blog said...

I love the snow one! It almost looks like it has been carved into a rock!

BlondeShot Creative said...

love the snow images, very creative idea.... and of course it may help that I'm craving snow down south

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

I love these.

It's so very strange seeing snow in the photos when we are in the middle of Summer.

Lyndsey said...

These are very creative shots, and this was a hard theme! My favorite is the last one of you in the snow, it just looks so peaceful, and I love the background. Very nice, all of them.

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

I must be hormonal or something because when I first read about Big Dude telling you to "follow him" I got tears in my eyes. LOL!

I think he's a keeper! :)

Thank you so much for all you do for us Susan...I can't imagine IHF without you in it!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Michelle said...

Love the first picture of you at the computer! Excellent!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your submissions. I couldn't think of one thing to do. Seriously! Not one flipping thing... : ) Now I am thirsty for hot chocolate!

Amanda said...

Fantastic entries!

4 Lettre Words said...

These are all SO creative. Big Dude reminds me of my own, so I really love that one! :o)

Cheryle said...

Thanks for your comment on my post. It's so much fun to see all the creative ideas that everyone is submitting. Your pictures are great!! My favorites are the first one and the cookie cutter with the scrabble letters (and now I'm thirsty for hot chocolate too!!)

Brooke said...

It has been such an amazing year for I Heart Faces! Wonderful entries, and I think yours were very creative. Me, on the other hand, truly lack creativity and am still wondering what I'm going to enter this week! Ughh, I am a procrastinator for sure.

StephMay said...

I love the second one and the third one, awesome ideas!!! I am not brave enough to brave the freezing cold weather, lol :)
Love your blog!

Katarina said...

Those are great!

Teri said...

You DO indeed have a sweet man. That was so thoughtful of him to stop. And you guys looks so cute!

Elisa said...

My favorite is the first one with you on the computer and the last 2 snow ones =) So pretty!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

I love your story about the dog and under the table! Too funny!

I love the snow ones too! What a great Bid Dude you have!

I have a question.. that 3rd picture... maybe I am blonde but i can't figure it out? Is that pictures of rocks that you put near the kids or granite? LOL! It's a neat shot and love the cookie cutter idea!

Jo said...

Love the photos! Thanks for all your tutorials in 2009! Looking forward to sharing more in 2010!!

MamaBear said...

You are like a breath of fresh air on this cold cold night! Your blog design, your photos, and your sense of humor.....they make me smile :)

I love that i heart faces offers a way to meet others with similar interests.

Best of luck!

Beverly said...

great photos

Patricia W said...

I love your photos and think they are creative!! I like the cookie cutter one - nice texture..

SKELLER said...

Steph - that's my mother-in-law's gorgeous new granite countertop in her kitchen :-)

wenderful said...

Love these! Especially the snow in Zions. :) I wracked my brain this week for ideas. Not all of my entries turned out like I imagined but I needed to move on to things that had to get done. (Feeding my kids, taking a shower, etc...)

My kids love that banana game, BTW.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Awesome shots! I love the one with the cookie cutter and then the ones in the snow...you are a contender for sure!!!

Good Luck!

Farmgirl said...

Wonderful entries!

Niecey said...

Fantastic. I love them. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too.

Katie said...

I love the pet fail. I have so many pet fails I've almost vowed to stop trying. I mean, not only are they uncooperative, but my dog is jet black. All of her.

Great shots, though, and I enjoyed reading, too.

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your pictures, especially the one where it is written in snow...

Kit Womble Photography said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my entry :) Totally made my day!

I L.O.V.E. the cookie cutter one. :) The texture on the countertops is awesome!!

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

The cookie cutter one is cool! I love all of the brown tones in that one. And the texture!!!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Your man is priceless! How sweet and I happen to love the one of you in your pjs with now makeup on...maybe because it reminds me of myself. lol

I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and wish you and yours a wonderful new year! Oh, and thanks for being like the big sis I never had...especially when it comes to camera stuff. I've learned a lot from you.