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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Magazine copy cat!

You may recall a few weeks back I decided to copy a magazine picture to challenge myself more or less and to practice my photography.  
It went pretty well, and I had fun with it.
Well the other day I came across the cutest picnic picture, and I thought, I have all that stuff and I can again
be a magazine copy cat!
How fun and very easy.

This is my version...


 You know, while I was doing this challenge, I got to thinking. 
I really am dedicated and committed to my blog.  I may not post everyday over the summer, however I still remain active, and loyal to my readers.
 I never dreamed I would come this far, be in a magazine, and make tons of new friends.
Really, never dreamed it.  Although, I tell my boys all the time, you can do anything you set your mind to do.
I suppose, that is what I did.  I really wanted to learn to design, and create the world around me.
I have learned immensely through blogging, and through having an open mind.
 Sometimes, I admit, I had to put my foot down, take breaks and just reevaluate what I wanted.
I have always known, I want to succeed in whatever I did, and whatever  makes me happy, that is true success, being happy.
I am happy to report, I am exactly where I want to be.
I love the newbie party, it really is what motivated me to keep going. 
I was on a mission to help, and I did, I do,
and I will continue to the best of my ability.
I have a new option under my header in which you will see, I have taken away the feature option.
I knocked off a lot of requests, and quickly realized it would take me years to feature my almost 200 requests and going.
That was not such a genius idea on my part,
 hey I never claimed to be.
WHAT is working for me is the weekly features from the newbie party.
I feature three at a time, and Mr. Linky helps with that.
So if you are new, you want to jump in there,you never know when you will be featured.
Pretty good copy, eh?
 (No I am not Canadian, but I am from Buffalo, close enough)
I think you should try a magazine copy cat challenge sometime.
I may just host a linky party for one.
what do you think about that?
(Back to my original thoughts here...)
So I have pondered these thoughts, and with the odds stacked with me, certainly not against me,
I feel confident to offer this to my readers at this time.

I feel that even with the increase of friends, I have not forgotten all my old friends.
You can all vouch for that.
I may not be able to comment, and keep up like I used to...
that may be an age thing too...
But I do try my best to make some visits when I can.
 I think I am doing alright!~



Blogger Melissa said...

I think that on the picnic layout your detail shots are better than the overall shot...the leading lines of the arrangement aren't as clear in your layout as in the magazine (I hope you don't mind the crit). :)

June 16, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute copycatting. Wow, your shoes are high. I can't wear them that high. Good luck.

June 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You're doing great! Thanks for keeping up with us too!

June 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks Melissa for the crit...this is how we learn in the process.

June 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always been amazed at how you do as much as you do,, its great to hear from you but I'm hoping you don't wear yourself out,, I'm happy just reading your blog,,

June 16, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Your the best Deb, when I came from one blog to another you made me feel right at home, I always think of that when I read your comments on my blog!
I think the linky party would be great I'd love to be part of it and copy pictures and post them...neat idea! Love yours!


June 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your copy cat's! I also love your originality, as well and you have lots of that! A copy cat link party might be fun, Debbie!

June 16, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Every word of this post (and the other one about your new venture) is spot on! You keep doing what you are doing because obviously it is working and you are an example to so many of us of how to make this fun and successful at the same time. :-)

June 16, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a great idea! I've not seen anything like that and how fun would it be to see the different magazine coers we'd all choose to copy?!

June 16, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Rosie Goins said...

I need to get the big girl camera out and do more with it. I use my little point and shoot for most of my blog photos because it is easy to pull the card out of the camera and plop it into the computer slot. Lazy, lazy me.

June 16, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great idea! I'd never have thought to do that. I love staging my Etsy photos, but that gets pretty boring after a wile. I'd love to challenge myself and try a cover.

Thanks for the inspiration!

June 16, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Debbie, you are one of the most gracious hosts out there. You encourage and inspire. I love your newbie party and think a copycat linky would be a great idea. Your photos and display are fantastic.

June 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a perfect idea. I could even play on the copy cat magazine one. But, let's not make it that pile of wood, OK. Color please. By the way, you have out done yourself on this one, deb.

June 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Go for it Debbie! This will be fun to see how it works out. I think 3 months is a good trial. Whenever I make a new product for my booth I only make 3-4 until I am sure it will sell! You put so much work into your blog a little extra cash is well deserved!


June 16, 2011 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You are one goooood copy cat Deb!! Love your sandals! Martina

June 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Great job with the copycat! I love all the texture throughout your picnic spread. I can confidently say your newbie party pushed me over 100 followers quicker than I thought possible. Thanks so much for hosting it each week for all the newbies out there. It's such a great way for my no longer new self to find some great blogs.

June 16, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger La said...

You find so many ways to keep it fresh and fun. Your copy cat version is great!

June 16, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

You rock, Debbie ... attitude, outlook, creativity and friendship. Love your copy cat look and think that a copy cat linky party would be FUN !!

June 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Kindra said...

Oooh, a copycat linky party sounds fun!

June 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

I love the idea of a magazine copy cat party...often I too see pics in a magazine that inspire me and I tear out the page and look at it...more fun your way :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

June 16, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Always do what makes your heart happy! :-) These are very good photos. I haven't been around very much...been a rough week.

Hope your weekend is great!

June 16, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

What a fun post great job. I JUST looked at your sandals at Old Navy. they were on clearance but only had little bitty sizes:(. I would love practice doing these kind of shots with my camera. Thanks for all you do!

June 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger said...

I never would have thought of copy catting a magazine photo- another of your brilliant ideas!

June 16, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice job! My days of those high heeled shoes are "over". :-D I learned early on, blog when you want and about what you want and Do Not feel/think you have to post about a certain thing or at a certain time. It is you blog - take control.

June 16, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Looks great Debbie!! What a good idea, I'll definitely have to try to do a magazine copy cat myself sometime.

June 16, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

What a cute idea! You already know I think you're great. :)


June 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love your blog! And I think that a copycat linky party would be so much fun! Take care of yourself!

June 16, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

So interesting, just before I visited your blog tonight I had posted on mine about not having time to blog. Although I'm new at it sometimes I feel like giving it up because I don't have the time it deserves. Then I remind myself it's about fun and making new friends. I just feel guilty when I know I have followers and don't post anything for a while. I know I certainly enjoy reading yours because I always find something fresh and new. Thanks for inspiring me, you are awesome!

June 16, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Like all the others have said, you are a great copy cat! Awesome job...the colors just pop out at you too. Great post! Looking forward to the party next week!

June 16, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hello ms talent!!!
love the pictures!

June 17, 2011 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

You did a great job, Debbie.
I like the first picture the best, although they are both good.
I think it's a wonderful idea to have a meme party doing that.

June 17, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

Once again, I like your interpretation better than the original. Your colors have a more "summer-y" feel to them. I'm hoping that if I touch my computer screen while I'm looking at your blog then some of your creativity will rub off on me!

June 17, 2011 at 1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a great idea,we all have magazines!!..and I have to tell you(I don't know how you do it all)but you continue to amaze me and you have not forgotten your ole bloggy friends along the way,"your awesome" "our" blog-bud(friend)!!

June 17, 2011 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger rjerdee said...

Ambitious one, you are!!! A copycat party? Good exercise...that's how you learn...

June 17, 2011 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Deb- I think you are doing a wonderful job of "keeping up"...and I think you are very connected to all of us. Love the idea of the copy cat linky-thingy. I think that would be fun because a lot of us copy things from magazines with our own twist on the idea.

Hang in there and ENJOY summer! xo Diana

June 17, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Now that's a fun, summer lovin' copycat photo! I think a copycat party would be a great idea.

Debbie, you keep up just fine. Sometimes you need to enjoy life too (or else you'd have nothing to blog about! LOL) You're one of the best bloggers around. You're a pioneer in this newbie thing. So many, including me, owe so much to you. You're almost at 2000 followers for heaven's sake, you're obviously doing something right!

June 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I thought I was the only one that copycatted mag photos! Glad I am not alone. Love your comments. Lori

June 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I like how you 'copy cat' the magazines.

Your newbie link parties are the greatest. I enjoy them. I like how you are now featuring 3 each week.


June 17, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Love the picnic copy!

June 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

this is a great idea. need to practice!
i love your copy cats pics, in the picnic one the only thing that get confusing are the shoe laces, otherwise would be perfect.
my favorite is the granny's bag and the coca cola glass. great color details!
thanks for all your help and input, thanks for the newbie party. i can't believe my 6 months will be up soon and i'm way over 100 followers now (350+!!!!!) for sure i owe you a lot!! well, i did quite some blabbling myself now.... ciao & grazie :), d.

June 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Love this copycat idea! How cute!

June 18, 2011 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great idea! I'd take the challenge. I love to look at magazines, and blogging is the perfect way to create one's own magazine of sorts. ;-)
Host that party! ~ Sarah

June 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Love that watch!

June 19, 2011 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I am catching up on my reading this morning and this looks like so much fun! You did an awesome job! Great pictures :)

June 19, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

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