Strawberry Lemonade & a Freebie

“When life gives you lemons, think of the possibilities!”  -unknown Things don’t always go right in our lives. Sometimes it rains when we schedule picnics, or someone has their eyes closed in a once-in-a-lifetime photograph. Or infinitely worse things can happen....

Easy Saturation Method

This week I have been painting a bathroom at our house, so color has been on my mind. (A blue ceiling. Really.)  Many times, as I painted, I wished adjusting saturation,  in “real life” was as easy as doing so in Photoshop. With this in mind, it seems...

A blue ceiling. Really.

We moved from Southern California to our house here in Coarsegold, in July 2014. Wow. It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years! While we loved the floor plan of the house, we knew there would be a lot of changes we would make once we took...

Notezilla

Instead of sharing a photo tip  this week, I would love to share with you a new-to-me program that has really helped keep me organized!  The name of this software program is Notezilla.  I have no affiliation with them… I just think it’s a really helpful...

Being a Grandparent

When I was a young mother with children at home, I always heard how much fun it was to be a grandparent. You’ve heard it, I’m sure.  “As a grandparent you get to play with the little ones, then turn them back over to their parents and go...

Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

Do you ever use the Content Aware Fill tool in Photoshop? I tend to forget about this option, but it can be a really helpful tool! Let’s take a look at it today. The Content Aware Fill tool is available in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. You will find it...

Paper Projects

For those of you who enjoy hands-on paper projects, just look at this adorable rosette, created by Renee!  Check out her blog post where you can find out how she created this beautiful piece as well as others! I love how she combined some of them to take a gorgeous...

Saturation VS Vibrance

Color enhancement of photos can be achieved in many different ways. One of my favorite ways is by using the Vibrance / Saturation tool in Photoshop. Photoshop Elements users can experiment with several options found under the Enhance Menu:  Shadows and Highlights, and...

Simple Pleasures

Very simple pleasures can make me quite happy.  A good book. A walk in nature. A super yummy dessert now and then. On hot days, however, it takes a little more to make me happy. I don’t like hot. My acceptable temperature variation is about 5 degrees:  from 70...

Good Friends and a Freebie!

Whether our friends are near or far-away, they can bring a smile to our face whenever we think of them.  They are “happy spots” in our lives.  “Good Friends” is a kit dedicated to our friends and what they mean to us!  It was designed in lovely, soft pastels, with...

Editing a Photo that has a Dark Foreground

I had the pleasure of taking care of my 2 youngest grandchildren for 3 days over the holiday weekend.  Owen is 2-years-old and Ella is 11- months-old.  Their mom asked me if I would dress them in the patriotic clothing she purchased for them and take their picture on...

How to Photograph Children

Our 2 year old grandson and 11 month old granddaughter spent last weekend with us.  Their Mom asked me if I would dress them in the cute red, white, and blue clothing she bought them, and take some photos of them.  “Sure,” I replied, “No...