Powershot. Some of them have been used in layouts and on cards.
I love window boxes. That is one thing I love about Charleston....they know how to do window boxes....they actually have people who do window boxes as their job for different businesses!
A sense of design is important in card making, scrap booking and in photography. Analyze in your artwork how the eye travels. In the photo above, my eye begins with the little house and chair back, coming down the colorful wisteria and then is grounded by the white fencing in the foreground. That path forms almost a "Z" shape. It is a comfortable path for a comforting scene. If I want to evoke drama or action in a photo, I try to have more diagonal lines or add an element that is uncomfortable. The subject matter also adds to the overall feeling. A front porch in the spring time is a comforting subject.
Color is another thing that grabs your eye. In the photo of the hen, you go to the hen's face (which follows the thirds rule) as it has red on it. Then you hop to the chick on her back, the one whose head is sticking out under her trail and then if you look long enough, you will see the one hidden under her breast. It forms a letter "O", forming a complete circle.
Do I do all this analysis as I am taking the photo? Probably not, but I have done enough that it comes natural to me. That is where experience comes in. You see a shot...you know it looks good...and you take it. You can figure out later why it works. Joyce says that I can take good photos no matter what camera I am using.....it has more to do with composition than the price tag on the camera. (Not to say that I don't love a camera with a hefty price tag!)