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Friday, February 25, 2011

i {heart} Friday - vote for your favorites AND a giveaway!

Sorry to keep you waiting for this post for so long. You all are the best.

At the moment I'm listening to the preview of a new CD by Adele that just came out. SUCH a great sound, and a departure from what I usually listen to. I especially love "Rolling in the Deep" (I just had to throw that in there!)

Also, while I'm starting this post off on a random note I just can't help but mention that my sister Abi blogged about our recent visit with her and has some adorable photos of my kids - and hers - on her blog! I've got a ton of photos to post as well, just haven't had the time...

To celebrate 500 followers I'm hosting a giveaway this weekend - well, until the end of Tuesday anyway :)

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Giveaway #1 - Flickr Pro Account!!
Anyone who registers for any of my photography classes will be entered to win one year's Flickr Pro Account. One year of unlimited uploads and storage!!

Giveaway #2 - FREE Photography Class!!
Leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win one of my photography classes!
Extra entries for this giveaway: Tweet about it, Blog about it, post a link on Facebook. Leave extra entries in a separate comment :)

Now on to my picks for top five photos from the last two photography challenges!

Feb 8: Happy Hearts Day






Honorable Mentions:
Wildflower Photography
Susan at Happy No Ears

Feb 15: Colorful
How can I pick just FIVE photos from all of the amazing photos you all submitted? Let me try:



Dirt and Lace



Honorable Mention:
Jeannie Thiessen
Ashley Sisk
The Mrs.

P.S. Today is the very LAST day to register for my March Photography Mentoring Group!!

Choose which month:


Allie said...

I love the first photos in each group! Congrats on getting 500 followers! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics!! Everyone did great!

Anne U said...

Free photography class? That would be awesome!

Tara said...

These are all wonderful! What a hard choice! Congrats on 500 followers!

rachel said...

THanks for choosing Charlie's feet for one of your colorful finalists...and I'd LOVE to take another of your pick me! ; )

Mrs Mar said...

Congrats on 500 Followers, LOL, I hit 20 today.

Free Photography class, Sounds GRATE.

JBarone said...

Congrats on 500 followers that amazing!

Amy said...

Congrats on 500 followers! I would love to win a workshop, I loved the one I already took and would love to take another one!

Amy said...

I tweeted about the giveaway on

Amy said...

I posted a link on facebook about the giveaway!

Michelle said...

Thank you for picking my little man and his apple for Happy Heart Day :D
And a FREE photography course?! Put my name in that draw please!!

Patrice said...

so hard to choose just one photo! I'd love to win a spot in your photo class!

Tabitha said...

Congrats on reaching 500!

I would LOVE to win a photo class - thanks for the giveaway. :)

Reilly said...

such great shots!!! i had a hard time picking just one vote!! :)

I am LOVING the new Adele CD!! I saw her in concert two(ish) years ago... she is phenomenal!!!

Congrats on hitting 500! I would LOVE LOVE to win a chance to take your photo class... FINGERS CROSSED!!! :)

thatgirlblogs said...

I'm enrolled in your March class, but would *love* to win a class. Wish me luck!

Becky said...

I would LOVE to win a photography class with you!!! :0)

Amy said...

Congrats on 500 followers! That's really awesome. :)

And a giveaway for a free spot in your class?!? That's so awesome!

Christy said...

Great pictures! I would do a happy dance if I won a spot in your class :-)

Melissa said...

It's been fun getting to know you! Would love to have some of your talent rub off onto me!!!

Brandi said...

I love the heart picture with the cars and the rubber bands... GREAT!

I'd love a class... I've been looking at them for awhile!

Carla S said...

I think they all are fabulous! :) Oh and a free class would rock!

Michelle said...

I Facebooked about the giveaway :D

Anonymous said...

I've been stoked for this Adele cd, too!

Beautiful pictures from those two challenges!!

Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

Oooh thanks for the honorable mention. It was so fun to play along, I'll definitely be a regular player....I love your blog....I'm addicted heeee!! The top 5 are gorgeous! What a hard vote!!! Thanks again Faith.
Claire xo

Amy said...

those pictures are all amazing! I hope I win!!! Have a great weekend!

Carla Hutchins said...

Love these pictures and I would LOVE to win a free photography class!

Jeannie T. said...

Congrats on 500 followers. You totally deserve it! I would love to take another one of your classes! Enjoyed my first one so much!! Also, I am honored to be in honorable mention;) Thanks so much.

Sarah said...

awesome photos everyone!
I am honored to even be up there as a finalist :)
I love LOOOOOOVE to win a photography class...that would be so awesome :)

Rebecca said...

Congrats on 500!

Heidi Buchwald said...

500 followers-yeeee hawww! Can't wait to take your class.

Casey said...

yay! I would love to win a photography contest!! I just got my camera, so I am trying to learn to take it out of the basic "easy" mode, But I have no idea what I am doing but sometimes it turns out good :)
Congrats on 500! thats awesome,

Casey said...

yay! I shared on facebook! :) woohoo,Lots of my friends are really into photography! :) and I know they.. (and me) will learn allot from you!

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Faith....Love the photos you selected as top 5. I do not envy you in choosing-there sure are a lot of great photos in the linky. Congrats on reaching 500!! That's awesome but, frankly I'm not surprised. Have a great day.

Charlene said...

It’s so hard to choose, they are all so awesome!

Jaimie said...

500 congrats for 500 followers! Yay! i voted for my favs! (though they were all so darn CUTE!)

Mira said...

ongrats on getting 500 followers!! wish you 500 more very soon!
Giveaways? I love them! :)
Anyway, the last photo is my pick as well! Super cute!

Brenda said...

I love the elastics heart by Robin.

Robin said...

I just saw this today! Thanks for choosing my photo for top 5 :) I would love a lesson.. I totally have and love that Adele CD and contests on 500 followers!!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Wow-these are great photos-congrats to the winners!!!

Lynda said...

What gorgeous photos! So amazing!

I would so totally love to win a free photography class. I cannot stop gushing about your classes to others. :)