Saturday, December 27, 2008

And Santa gave me.....for Christmas....

a Canon EOS Rebel XS ! Thanks darling for this new toy!

We couldn't resist the boxing day specials at Future Shop (got the camera bag, spare battery and grip). I will have lots of time to read the instructions driving back from New Brunswick and be more familiar with it! Combined with Mellisa, Marlene and Laurie's expertise I will be able to take amazing pics! My point and shoot will need to go for repair and will be a good back-up!

Leaving back tomorrow for Montréal (one day early) and will continue my shopping there.... because of the space in my parents van (driving 6 to go back home!!!)



Barb said...

Congrats on your new camera! I'm sure you'll truly enjoy it. I LOVE my Rebel XTi... two years and 15,00 photos later, I'm still in total love with it. :)

And yes, I would suggest spending an hour or two with one of your SLR-owning friends, just so you can figure out a few key things, like how to force the flash or how to get a no-flash pic, instead of just shooting in automatic all the time. It doesn't take too long to learn a few tricks, and it'll make the world of difference in tricky lighting situations. ChrisS showed me the ropes when I first got mine. :)

Mellisa said...

Yay!! Welcome to the club. I saw it in sale at Future Shop. You got a FAB deal. I highly recommend Henry's XT/XTi/XS/XSi course ... they are fabulous. And, of course, a few outings with Marlene and you will be good to go.

Does that mean we are skipping the scrapping on the 3rd and photo taking that day???

So happy for you, my friend. You are going to LOVE it.

Mellisa said...

PS - call me. I have an access code so you dont have to pay long distance but I dont know where you are in NB to give you the right one. If you click here --> and enter the area code and first 3 digits of my phone number, it will take you to where you can get the right access code. Dial the access code, wait for the beepy-thing, then my number. It will say "Thank you. Distributel" and send your call through. If you are calling from Montreal, dial (514) 877-5000 then my number.

Travel super safe.

Closet Artist said...

Oh someone had a GREAT christmas!!! I'm still just an owner of a point and shoot since I find that hard enough to work sometimes!! LOL
Safe travels to you and your family.

Lynette said...

Ohhh you are going to LOVE it! I got one last year and this year my hubby bought me the 55-250mm lens! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stephanie...Santa brought me a similar camera...the Rebel XSi. I signed up for the mirror album class so I will be seeing you soon. Congrats on the camera, it's always exciting when us scrappers get bigger, better, faster cameras.
See ya soon...Karen

one and one + two said...

Yay! Lucky girl! I also have a Rebel {gift last year from my husband} and I love it. I am still learning how to use it -there are always tons of photos to take, but no time to sit and read the manual! If you want to take a course like Mellisa suggested, let me know, and I'll take it with you! Now I'm hoping to get a new lens...!

Got your card in the mail & love it, it is so cute!

Rachel said...

OH YOU LUCKY DUCKIE!!!! I can't wait to see all the yummies you'll take with that baby!

Miss you babycakes!

brn2scrp said...

Oooh, what a lovely present! Lucky you!

Safe travels! Wishing you a new year filled with health and happiness!

Marlene said...

Congrats on the new camera stephanie! You are going to love it. We definitely need to do a photo outing.

Janet said...

Yeah, you are a Canon girl!!

Louise Dubord said...

Happy New Year my dear! Lots of love, happiness, health, and maybe a new kitty? Thanks for the lovely card... but sorry, don't wait for mine,it's on my list but I haven't made it yet to the Christmas cards, maybe they will be Happy New Year cards! Can someone remind me next year that since I am the SLOOOOOWEST scrapper, I should start my Christmas projects in June! See you soon sweetie!

Catherine said...

Lucky're going to love your new camera. For me I have the Canon 10D first and now I only use the point and's so easy to stick in my purse. Maybe one of my resolutions should be to use my 10D more often!

THANK you so much for the lovely card and ATC's...I got them today. I too hope that we get a chance to meet up in the Spring next year!

Hope you have a happy and safe NEW YEAR!! XOX!! Catherine

Kataroo said...

Lucky Ducky INDEED :)