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Today we welcome Barb Brookbank, an Albertan photographer who elevates her photos into works of art! Hi! I’m Barb Brookbank, and I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger at Canadian Scrapbooker. I’m a wife, mom, and grandma, living in the beautiful province of Alberta. I’m the blogger behind Keeping With the Times where I share my love of food, photography, and life. You can also find me on Instagram @keepingwiththetimes. I started scrapbooking in 2003 after my first grandson was born and scrapped traditionally for many years. It was a great fit since I had been making greeting cards and loved working with paper and glue. However, life changes and evolves, and I became interested in digital scrapping after purchasing a copy of Photoshop Elements 4. The box included “Learn Digital Scrapbooking” by Linda Sattgast of Digital Scrapper. Learning Photoshop took time, and a lot of work, but when it…

Here are two prize packages that we are giving away this month on our Online Photography Blog! Some wonderful adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and a stamp assortment from the good people at Magenta! Visit our Online Photography Blog – learn some tips on photography and win some great prizes! Happy clicking

  Our Blog Hop has now come to a close!  Thank you so much to all of our participants – I hope you enjoyed touring our team’s blogs, as well as visiting some of our tutorials! Here are our winners! Sue Sykes (Quick Quotes):  Tracy Christman  Jackie Ludlage (Impression Obsession):  Lori Martin Connie Nichol (Cosmo Cricket):  Lucy Chesna  Heather Starosielski (Adornit Carolee’s Creations):  Heidi Brand Cari Locken (Fancy Pants):  Alison Day Leica Forrest (Quick Quotes/KaiserCraft):  Loren Gurr Allison Orthner (USArtQuest):  Jennifer Stahr Carolyn Peeler (Cosmo Cricket):  Celia Jayme Loge (Earth Art Int’l):  Stacey R Christy Riopel (Prima):  Kelly Malacko We also have two winners of the bonus prizes: PinkE  (Local King Rubber stamps/American Crafts Stickers) Diana (7 Gypies Paper Tape)  Congratulations to all of our winners!! Please send Sue an email with your mailing address and we’ll get your prizes off to you! We are not done… check back later today and we’ll fill you in…

Welcome to my blog and thanks for participating in our Hands On! photography blog hop!!  You should have arrived here from Sue Sykes’ blog   If you didn’t, please visit the Hands On! Photography blog HERE  to start at the beginning and visit each person’s blog in order, so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win any of the prizes!  We are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Canadian Scrapbooker Hands On! Photography blog also referred to as the HOP blog.  Last September, we launched the HOP blog as an added feature to the Hands On! Photography article in each issue, to offer more in-depth tutorials for the topics that Sue discussed in her articles.  Each month, Sue posts a new tutorial on the HOP blog, with photo examples and helpful links.  Our magazine and blog readers are encouraged to submit their photos, which are then shared on…

Visit our Hands On Photography Blog for some great tips on Back Lighting and start playing! Cynthia Hordy from Ontario submitted this gorgeous photo for the May assignment!  I LOVE IT! Makes me want to jump outside – and that is exactly what I am going to do this weekend! You will find me at the ball diamonds this weekend with a cool drink in hand and my camera!  BRING ON THE WEEKEND! See you all on Monday

Okay this is a SUPERDUPER must have tool for all you “misters” out there! This is a work space LIFE SAVER!!!!!! Thank you CLEARSNAP! If you do not find one in your Easter Basket this Sunday – Check out our Hands On Photography Blog! Sue Sykes will be giving away 2! Along with Clearsnap SMOOCH SPRITZ! Fabulous! Participate in the assignments and you could be the lucky winner! Tell Sue – Jackie sent you;) Have a wonderful evening everyone

 Have you checked out our Hands On! Photography blog?   Each month, we post a new tutorial, discussing photography terms and techniques – we also encourage you to submit your photographs taken, using the current tutorial for the opportunity to have your submission published on our blog and to be entered into a random draw to win a great prize! Our March/April tutorials and challenge this month discuss front and side lighting.  You can read the tutorials here and here.  Submit your photos by April 30th for a chance to be entered into a random draw for one of two prizes. The very talented  Sue Sykes  has tons to teach about photography and it is actually very easy to follow for those of us who are CAMERA CHALLENGED!!! We’re looking forward to seeing your work!