Wednesday, December 29, 2010

After the Holiday Rush & new Team-Up Theme


Pictured is a nice moment of quiet in between Christmas and New Year's. Hope you are experiencing a lot of these moments, too.

Melody and I are ready to jump back into the Team-Up scene next week with the theme NEW. Seems perfect for welcoming a brand new year, doesn't it?

So join us with NEW, or pick your own theme.

Hope to see you next Thursday, January 6th, here and in our flickr pool.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

santa's on his way...

Have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Houses

holiday houses

You'd want to think long and hard before eating any of the candies off this house. Trust me.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

And the Winner is...

{ december }

Carissa and Jenn!

Thank you so much to everyone who played -- so much fun to look at the loveliness of DECEMBER through your diptychs. We're taking the week off here at Team-Up, so we'll look forward to more wonderful photos when we return.

Now, I know you're wondering about the prizes. If you don't already know about Photojojo, they have great gifts like this wooden camera gift set that we'll be sending to both our winners. So Carissa and Jenn, email me at or flickrmail me with your addresses so that Melody and I can mail your prizes.

Wishing those of you who celebrate the holiday a wonderful Christmas -- may your days be merry and bright!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Contest Entries

The contest entries for the theme DECEMBER:






{ december }

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december diptych

Check back for the winner!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Forty Six (DECEMBER): Contest Time!

december dip

There's nothing like a contest to get you motivated, right? Melody and I aren't eligible for the contest...since we organized it...and we're the judges. But that didn't stop us from getting in the DECEMBER spirit with a diptych. Melody's twinkle lights on top, my poinsettia on bottom.

We are extending the contest entries through today (Thursday the 16th), so be sure to post your DECEMBER diptych in the flickr pool today and tag it "Team-Up Contest" so we know it's an entry. I will be posting all the entries here at the blog tomorrow, so be sure to check out the competition. Melody and I will then pick a winner, so stay tuned!

P.S. We're taking a brief Team-Up vacation next week in the run up to Christmas, so check back here for our new theme after the holiday.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tree Climbing

tree 2010

If you don't know us IRL, that's my 6'4" husband with my 5' tall 10 year old on his shoulders. On a chair.

I'm thinking Santa might want to deliver a ladder this year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

FYI: Reliable Sources

Conversation between James and Harrison last night:

Harrison: Dad, will you tell Mom to unblock Wikipedia on our computer?

James: Well, you need to be careful with Wikipedia. Not all the information is reliable, you know.

Harrison: I know, Dad. Anyone can upload information to Wikipedia, so you have to make sure that what you're reading is true.

James: How did you know that?

Harrison: I looked up "Wikipedia" on Wikipedia.

(Harrison will be freelancing as an independent researcher over the holidays, if anyone's in need of his services....)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Forty Five (WORDS)

words diptych

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, this is a busy time of year. What better way to appreciate the season than by listening and looking for quiet words that really underscore the meaning of the holiday? From a child's heartfelt note to a joyous chorus of "The Messiah," wonderful words of the season are all around, if we simply take the time to look.

What WORDS do you have for us this week?

Remember to check out the details of our fabulous contest we've got going on this coming week! The theme is DECEMBER, and we're using that for our regular theme as well.

Melody and I have a couple of fun prizes lined up for the winning diptych partners, so get into the DECEMBER spirit and play along!

P.S. Edited to add: I forgot! I've got another person interested in a partner...any lurkers out there wanting to jump in?? Now's the time:)!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Tree

xmas tree 2010

Trust me. It looks even bigger in the house.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Team-Up Contest

Right in the middle of your busy holiday season, Melody and I have decided to run a contest!

Here are the nitty-gritty details:

Theme: DECEMBER diptychs

When: Post your entries between December 9th and December 15th.

Where: Post your diptychs to the usual flickr pool, but tag them with the "Contest Team-Up" label so that it's easy to identify them.

How: On Thursday, December 16th, we will post links to all the contest photos so you can see them all. Because this is such a quick contest, Melody and I will be the judges (we'll be fair and impartial, I promise).

Why: Because it's fun. Because everyone needs a creative boost in December. Because we've got a fun little prize for both partners of the winning diptych.

So grab your partner and snap away -- can't wait to see your DECEMBER dips in the pool.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Team-Up Thursday: Week Forty Four (METAL)

We're back! It was a bit strange to skip a week, but we figured everyone (in the U.S.) would be busy with family, friends, and turkey.


METAL was our theme for the week, and we came up with an interesting diptych. I love the feeling Melody's mariachi trumpets evoke: a fun night of celebration!

Mine is more mundane: shot of my son's METAL MEDAL. Do you like that? "Metal medal?" I can hear your groans from here :).

Next week, we're working on WORDS as our theme, so join us! Check out the flickr pool and keep taking great shots.

P.S. I've got a new player who would love a partner. Any lurkers out there waiting for the perfect opportunity to jump in? Now's your chance. Email me at and let me know.

P.P.S. CONTEST COMING SOON! Melody and I have a little contest coming your way...very soon...check back in the next few days for details!